Thursday, April 1, 2010

A Springtime Dogwood Cloche

Inspiration comes in many forms. Today, I was inspired by Dogwood blossoms! I made several of these little dogwoods, in a few different sizes. The weather has just been so pleasant, what better way to celebrate spring than the beauty of a handmade dogwood!I wanted to create an easy and fresh vignette on our buffet, using the dogwoods I made and incorporating yellow, in the way of lemons. Keeping the same accessories and black that I usually have.

I added a springtime garden bunny, he looks right at home amongst the dogwoods
The wise old owl, a goodwill find, that I spray painted white, joins in on the fun. I just love him under glass!

You might remember when I recently painted this basket, I wired our initial onto it, layering without commitment...the best kind!

I used a small branch from the yard and glued some of the dogwoods on, with a little nest, of course, under glass.

I am going to be showing you how to create your own dogwoods next week, be sure to stop back by!

Also, I gave my mantle a springtime makeover! Stay tuned!!! See the little sneaky peek in the reflection? Ain't I a stinker !?!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you're inspired!!!

Be sure to visit Marty


  1. That is SO cute! I love that they won't ever wilt but look totally realistic. Great job!

  2. Ooooh I love what you did with your dogwood flowers! Looks very nice! I did something similar with paper dogwood flowers:
    Although yours looks much more realistic. :0)

  3. Following you from New Friend Friday! I love the dogwood blossoms and the cloches. Where did you find them? I have looked everywhere for cloches and have not been able to find any.

  4. I am a new friend from FF. I love the dogwood blossoms! I also adore that little owl! I look forward to poking around and reading more. Hope you have a great weekend.

  5. I am stopping by from TGC NFF. That vignette is beautiful. Your dogwood blossoms are fantastic and I do adore that little owl..too cute!

    504 Main

  6. Beautiful photos as always! You should add it to UNDER THE CLOCHE on flickr too to give inspiration! Everyone will go bananas for your photos!

  7. Stopping by from New Friend Friday. I love the dogwoods! It's our state tree here in TN. Happy Easter!

  8. I may have to steal the initial wired onto the basket idea ~ I love that and you're right, no committment! Love your dogwood blossoms. I have a few Kousa Dogwoods and I love them. I purposely picked them out for planting in our yard. I almost forgot I have a bag of faux lemons somewhere in my craft closet ~ they'll be coming out soon to go back in their apothecary through Summer. Can't wait to see your reveal!

  9. Hi Michelle,
    As always, everything is stunning. You have great taste and I always enjoy seeing the beautiful vignettes you create. Looking forward to seeing more of the mantel.
    Have a wonderful Easter weekend.

  10. Oh, I just love your little dogwood blossoms :)


  11. I am definately inspired! Stopping by from New Friend Friday! Very cute blog - I'm looking forward to following you.

  12. The dogwood is so pretty under the cloche! I look forward to learning how to make them!

    Beautiful photography! Love the reflection in the mirror on the last one!


  13. Love, love, love your vignette. Gorgeous. The flowers are wonderful and so real looking. The eggs and the owl are both fabulous cloche displays and I love lemon in the apothecary jar. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

  14. Hi Michelle! Oh, everything is so lovely!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  15. I adore your paper dogwoods! I want to make some of those little pretties! I hopped over from New Friend Friday and am so happy that I did. I am a new follower and invite you back to my place to do the same. Have a delightful weekend! until later...

  16. Dogwood is our state flower so I am really loving your display. Can't wait to see how to make them. Happy Easter

  17. Lovely the flowers...wonderful!

  18. Beautiful dogwood petals! I am definitely stopped back for your tutorial ;) They look so pretty under glass with the Easter eggs.


  19. I absolutely adore your dogwood blossoms! I'm visiting from New Friend Friday and am a new follower :)

  20. That's really pretty!

    Love that owl, too cute!

  21. I love those dogwoods. They are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing at the Spring has Spring Party at Fun to Craft.

  22. Oh! I love the "E"!! My maiden name began w/ and "E" and I miss it. :( But you better believe I'm copying ya w/ a square basket and a "T". :)


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