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









23 comments:

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

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  2. Ooooh I love what you did with your dogwood flowers! Looks very nice! I did something similar with paper dogwood flowers: http://framefanatic.blogspot.com/2010/03/copycat-friday-paper-dogwood-flowers.html
    Although yours looks much more realistic. :0)

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  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.

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  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.

    http://sixcherriesontop.blogspot.com

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  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!

    Holly
    504 Main

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  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!

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

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  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!

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  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.
    Jane

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

    Blessings!
    Gail

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

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  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!

    Katherine

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  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

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

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  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...

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

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  17. Lovely display...love the flowers...wonderful!

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

    ~Susan

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

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  20. That's really pretty!

    Love that owl, too cute!

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

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  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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Michelle