Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Some vintage glass floats...with a little bit of this...and a little bit of that

I have glass cloches throughout my house.  And my favorite one is a tall, glass dome with a distressed turquoise base that I purchased - where else - on Etsy.   I change up the look each season - this was my Fall Cloche that I really loved...



And now it's time to create the sea inspired christmas cloche....









Selected my favorite coral, seashells, potpourri pieces....




Love the look and texture of the shell piece at the top of the photo.
Then I took the remainder of my vintage ornaments and little pine cones....



Gathered my small minty green and aqua vintage glass floats that I just purchased on Etsy....



And added in some moss balls, bulbs, little pieces of coral, white rock, sea glass, moss pieces and little seas shells, glittered starfish and seacookies....(basically all my leftovers)















I'm so pleased with how this came out.  
Hope your having fun with your 
holiday decorating. 


20 comments:

fatim said...

I love it...it's really nice

Cat & Cricket said...

Oh.. I love it!! I told you I can't come here anymore!! I keep buying materials.. but never get to them bc I keep finding more cool stuff!! Maybe in 5 years I will have something accomplished!! I love love love the small glass floats!!
Well done!
Cricket

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That really is spectacular! Love the glass floats in the mix...lovely colors! I still have promised myself some glass floats but it never comes to the top of the wish list! heehee! Happy holidays...and enjoy decorating! ♥

Drawn to The Sea said...

An old cheese dome in my pantry's going to get that aqua treatment & turn into a cloche. Maybe I'll use it for the beautiful shells you sent :-)

Keep your toes warm, friend :-)
Julia~

sealaura said...

how pretty I have a bunch of hurricanes that I fill up, but I did not know about these cloches. You did such a great job, this is gorgeous. It would also make a great gift for a sea lover.

Shellbelle said...

Oh my goodness, between your cloche and your clam shell, I don't know which one I love the most. How fabulously beachy. I just love to see what other beach gals are whipping up for the holidays to show their love of the sea and honey, you got it goin' on!

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea said...

That is so lovely - what a unique idea and the vintage ornaments worked perfectly! Happy Holidays.

Flotsam Friends said...

That is truly divine! Magical. Pruxxx

becky at abbeystyle said...

Wow, thanks for the cloche idea for sea stuff...gotta try it but, first, I need to find a cloche!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful. Love this cloche and your Sea color Christmas!

Mermaid's Purse said...

This is so coastal...I could look at this a long time. Nice job.

Fair Winds and Calm Seas,
Deborah Leon
www.mermaidspurseseaglass.com

NanaDiana said...

It looks GREAT! I love it and as you study it you see different things each time! Great job. I found a box of those same colored Shiny Brites at SVDePaul and got them for 99cents. LOVE them....they are downstairs in a small glass container. Love them. Hugs-Diana

Kaybe said...

The shiny brites are so pretty. I collect them too.

Completely Coastal said...

All tucked under -really cool!

Kathy said...

Wow, I really love how that came out. It's beautiful and loved seeing how you put it together. Love it!

Shorely Chic said...

beautiful job, Debbie! It's a work of art!!

seaphemera said...

Really gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it, especially the pics!

Donna said...

I adore cloches, and I really love how your arrangement came out! Your floats look like giant Christmas ornaments, and look perfect along with all of your beachy treasures and the pretty little blue ornaments. Just beautiful!

manxgirl said...

Just hopped over from "Cozy Little House." I'm so very glad I did! Love this cloche; it's absolutely beautiful!
Blessings,
Kim

beachcomber said...

beautiful!!!
cheryl x