Monday, January 24, 2011

A fanciful redo on a thrifted project

Earlier this fall I made this steampunk-inspired cloche using a one dollar garage sale candlestick and a one dollar light fixture globe. And a key I already had, and a stick from my yard, and a spray painted jar lid.

It looked great with my fall decor and I really liked it! But when it got moved to make way for Christmas decor something happened and I couldn't get that stick to stay put and my key made it fall over and the whole thing just didn't work anymore.

In looking around for different things to use I found this dried rose from my garden and I got an instant Disney's Beauty and the Beast vibe.

It stuck into the hole in the jar lid just perfectly and there was still enough room at the top that it didn't look too crowded.

And I had some dried rose petals to sprinkle around the bottom.

I think I like it even better this way! Fanciful? Yes. But I don't mind. :)

And it still fits in perfectly with my natural history museum/flower garden/library decor.

Linking to Twice Owned Tuesday at House of Grace.

Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage


Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I like it! I would have never thought of a single rose and it works perfectly.

Megan said...

That's really beautiful!!


cat said...

This reminds me of Beauty & the Beast! Wasn't there a rose in a jar that had something to with the time limit on Beast finding love? (yes I have never seen the movie...)

Marie Antionette said...

Its just beautiful,I love it!!!
XXOO Marie Antionette

Uncovered Ruby said...

I love the dried rose in your cloche, I think I like it better than the key and stick! Lisa ;-)

Indie.Tea said...

It does look like the rose in Disney's Beauty and Beast...very fairy-tale-like and romantic...

theUngourmet said...

It reminds me of Beauty and the Beast as well. I love it! ;)

shari said...

mmmm. yes. fanciful. and i love it!!!