How To Style A Vintage Summer Cloche

June 6, 2016

Cloches are one of my favorite decorating go-tos. You can fill them with just about anything and they always end up looking good. I've used them for Christmas, Spring, baked goods (yes, baked goods), jewelry and even topiaries. And now I can add vintage books and coral to the list.
I got my inspiration from - where else? - Pinterest.

Cloche decor coral vintage books

This cloche, styled with vintage books and coral, was on display at the Willow Home and Garden blog. As soon as I saw it I thought of some coral I picked up this past winter at Salvation Army for $1.69.

Cloche decor coral vintage books

 Here it is, sitting atop some of my favorite vintage thrift-store books.

Cloche decor coral vintage books

This one was found on My Country Roads blog. I love that they added a rosary into the mix. I should have done that, too! Lord knows I have plenty of vintage rosaries, so perhaps I will.  
Cloche decor coral vintage books

While my books aren't as old as the ones on Pinterest, I do think they make a nice vignette with my thrift store coral. It's a perfect display if you like understated seasonal vignettes. 
 Cloche decor coral vintage books

And the silver cake pedestal was another thrift store find.

fall decor pumpkins hydrangeas

I first introduced it last fall as a Vintage Cake Tray with Hydrangeas and Pumpkins. I'd say it's served me well in the display department.

Cloche decor coral vintage books

Believe me now? Styling a vintage summer cloche is as easy as one (cloche), two (books), three (coral). 

And if you don't have, or can't find, any (affordable) coral, you can always make your own on the cheap. Yup, I said MAKE your own.

spray painted aquarium coral DIY Pottery Barn

Here is my DIY Pottery Barn Faux Coral tutorial. 

Read all about it and find out just how stinkin' easy it really is!

But really, any shells will do, so why not try your hand at it?

I hope you enjoyed reading about my
 vintage summer cloche! 

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Unknown said...

Beautiful! I love using cloches and right now all of mine have birds and nests in them. I only have one large one, so I have to use small items in the others. Beautiful inspirational photos!!

Sharon @ Blue Willow House said...

I love cloches too. I have a board on Pinterest for cloches. Pinning several of yours.

gary said...

Kathleen, I love all your cloche arrangements, especially how you have them displayed on the silver pedestal, and I like the book display. You didn't say where you got the cloche though. I hardly ever see them at yard sales or thrift stores, so I was just wondering.
I also pinned.

gary said...

Above comment by Florence...not Gary. I just noticed that.

Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel Vintage said...

Love your summer cloche display Kathleen. What a great way to display some fabulous vintage books. Gorgeous!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love it! The old books are a perfect combination with the coral!

Sarah said...

Beautiful summer cloche. I have one small one with eggs. Thanks for hosting and for the weekly inspiration.

Stacey said...

I love the way you gathered inspiration and made it your own. Cloches will always be a favorite decorating element for me. :)

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