Vintage Brass Cloche

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap  —  March 22, 2013 — 4 Comments

Nick’s parents came up to visit last weekend and my mother in law, Alden, brought me this lovely piece that belonged to her mother. It’s been sitting in storage since Grandma Joan passed away years ago, but Alden saw something (on my blog, I think?) that made her think I might like it. And she was right! I love it!

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I cleaned it up and put it on top of the blue dresser in our dining room. (speaking of cleaning, looks like I need to polish those silver pieces on the wall! That one on top is so tarnished it looks black!)

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It’s filled with seashells that Grandma Joan collected and I left them in there for now, but what I’d really love is to use it as a little mini greenhouse for something capable of surviving my black thumb. I just think a pop of green would look so pretty in there. How perfect is that tarnished brass? And the little feet! I don’t even know if “cloche” is the right word for it, but it seemed to fit. I supposed “beautiful brass and glass box” would be more descriptive, haha.

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I hope you all are having a lovely Friday! It’s a little dreary here but everything is so green outside that I can’t help but feel energized. Spring is my absolute favorite time of the year. Could have something to do with my April birthday, I suppose! Have a great weekend!

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap


4 responses to Vintage Brass Cloche

  1. Susan Camp Tryforos March 22, 2013 at 10:55 am

    I think it might be considered a small vitrine. It is indeed a beautiful piece and it looks perfect on top of your blue dresser. I love things that have a family history to them. Nice gift, Alden!

  2. It is a beautiful piece. I love it! The silver on the wall is why I don’t do silver. Too much polishing during my childhood. Although I do love the nice patina of well polished silver as long as someone else did the polishing.

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