Wire Cloche Topiaries Can Create That Farmhouse Feel in Your Home

September 15, 2012

I'm a farmhouse kind of girl.  Do I have one?  Nope.  Do I want one? Yep.  Will I get one?  Probably not.  Odds are slim that it'll ever happen, but I can still decorate my home with things that create a farmhouse feel. Enter the wire cloche.


I'm so enamored with them that I've started my own Pinterest board dedicated to them. So it stands to reason that I'd own a few of my own, right?  Right.
For me, it all started with two of these.

Chicken wire cloches on a pedestal.  L.O.V.E. them.  I got them at JoAnn's for around $8.00 each with my coupon.  But I just wasn't sure what to display in them.  Whatever it was had to be tall, and not cost a lot of money.  So they sat.  And they sat.  And after sitting some more they finally called out to me with the answer.

Topiaries.  I picked this one up at Goodwill for $1.99.  I knew from just looking at it that it would be perfect.  So cute, and the porcelain pot is white, my current favorite color.  Yet it still left me with another cloche to fill.

Recently on another trip to Goodwill I spied this.

What's that you say?  It's a Christmas topiary?  Look again, people.

All it took was a firm resolve on my part to yank off the Christmas decorations and then saw (yes, saw) some of the really thick wooden dowel off to make it all short enough to fit within the cloche.  That was by far the hardest part.  But once I sawed it down to size, I stuck it in some floral foam and placed the whole thing in a vintage green milk glass egg cup I had in my china cabinet.  Not bad for $2.99.

Then I experimented with a few vignettes.

Here they're displayed with the tool box I revamped twice (once with a paint job here and once with a French graphic transfer here)  and filled with silk artichokes I got on clearance at Target.

  Um, this was a big N-O.

Um, N-O again.

Then I finally found it.

Looks like they found their home.  At least for now.

Hope you have a great week!


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Wesens-Art said...

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Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

So industrious and clever of you!! And what a bargain, to boot! I love your new vignette.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Well of course you know that anything to do with cloches and I am there. I love that you filled them with topiaries. How fun is that. I love the glass one filled with pumpkins too. Very pretty. Hugs, Marty

Anonymous said...

What a great deal!I love your vignette! They look great!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I also like the birdcage with them - of course I am partial to birdcages.:)
Used to have the country look - gave away (daughter) and sold lots in yard sale when I decided I wanted a different look. Some of the things I sold, sorta wish I had kept.
Enjoy your day.

Naptime Review said...

Love the clock and the vintage vibe you have on your blog.
Stopping by from Thee Networking Blog Hop! Love for you to stop by and return the follow when you can ;) Also hosting Mom's Monday Mingle later tonight. Love for you to link up.


Nikki said...

I'm stopping in from Network blog hop. My aunt would love these!

Cassie said...

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The Polka Dot Closet said...

Would you believe I have never seen wire cloches...I must live under a rock!! I love them too and will certainly keep my eyes open, your look great!


Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Fantastic! I really need to pay more attention and look past some of the old greenery I've been seeing at yard sales. Yours looks so much better all stripped of its decorations. Love your new vignette.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love them, Kathleen! I had gotten wire cloches from Decor Steals or Antique Farmhouse ~ it was a set of two. The taller one I wound up putting a topiary under, too. I love the way it looks. You found a couple of nice ones at the thrift store.

Anita at Cedar Hill said...

I love chicken wire and cloches, so I think yours are twice nice. Loving the clock too.

At Home in English Valley said...

Hi Kathy, I had the honor of actually visiting your beautiful house, and It's as cozy and comfortable as any farmhouse. Plus, all your lovely touches make it a home. You are a constant inspiration and thrifting diva!!! Love, Penny

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