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Easter always reminds me of Spring . . .
Spring reminds me of flowers and plants. . .
Plants remind me of Cloches and Bell Jars!
You can find cloches just about anywhere. I found one in Marshall’s–its huge but the silver-tone base was scratched up. The manager did take a few dollars off, so I took it home and spray painted it in the oil-rubbed bronze Rustoleum spray paint that I used on my kitchen cabinet knob redo to cover the scratches! I purchased one without a base and found a cute little tabletop bird bath at a yard sale to put it on. I found a set of rusted, chippy painted wire cloches on Antique Farmhouse for a steal and, finally, I found a cute little pedestal clear glass bowl and a tiny cloche at a thrift store. Then it was time to play!
The Birdbath Cloche
This is the cloche that I bought from Sav-on-Crafts (love this store). I found this cute little birdbath base and painted it, filled the base up with some reindeer moss, plopped a small urn in there and topped it with a bird nest!
I made some fabric flowers and wanted to use them in something and I thought they looked pretty here.
Aren’t they pretty!
A Nest in a Sugar Bowl
When I was taking apart the cloche, I put the birds nest down on top of the sugar bowl and it looked so cute, I left it there!
Wire Cloches and Paper Eggs
These are the wire cloches I found at Antique Farmhouse!
The egg cups and paper flower eggs are from the $1 rack at Target–yes, $1.00! and there are those roses again.
It wouldn’t be Easter without a Bunny!
My Marshall’s Find
The one on the right is holding a polymer clay covered birdhouse that I made by rolling and cutting tiles and handmaking flowers and then baking.
On the left is another Target dollar purchase (you can see it better at the top of this post)–a basket made of dried flowers–check out my plastic boxwood too!
Here is a Larger Photo of the Birdhouse
(more on the awesome french script background in another post
I hope this gave you some inspiration and ideas for your Spring and Easter table!
Happy Easter & Happy Spring