Tuesday, August 12, 2008

POP QUIZ

Isn't this a wonderful display? It's nicely balanced, and the repetition of the colors black, cream and apple green is pleasing to the eye.
EVERYTHING in this display (except the fresh flowers) came from the thrift store.
Very few things look like they did when they were purchased.
Of course, you've already guessed that a can of spray paint was involved in the transformation. The candle holders used to be a pastel blue and green.

Now take note of the crown. Crowns seem to be quite the trend in decorating right now.
QUESTION #1- What was this crown in it's former life?

Look as this sweet little cloche. A cloche is a great little item to have in a display. You can take something rather ordinary and make it extraordinary by placing it under a cloche.
QUESTION #2- What was this cloche in it's former life?

You have plenty of time to complete this quiz. We will discuss the answers on tomorrow's post. Good Luck!

MORE HIGH FIVES
I have some more great five minute projects for you to check out. Please visit Nichole and Bella and let them know you came by.

**Remember that we'll be playing Show and Tell all week long. So tell me about your post so we can show it off.**

25 comments:

rachel said...

Oh Joy... I love your high fives. Makes me feel like I am related to an internet celebrity. Keep inspiring!

Nichole and Scott said...

Joy, Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog and dining room. I will be checking into the lights you suggested. Way cool and cost effective when living in a rental. If it were my home I'd of had one up by now but it's not. I miss my home in Vegas so much. It has tons of space, open floorplan and custom colors unlike the stark white walls here. I'm doing what I can and will be looking for a lamp like you mentioned. Sounds cool!

Heather said...

I was wondering if the cloche is one of those candle converters - the ones you put in candle stick holders to transform it into a votive/pillar holder? The crown stumps me - at first it looked like a napkin holder that my Nanny had, but I'm not sure! This is a fun game - I wish I got to go thrifting more often, but while the children are getting better, shopping with them is not a joy!

a day in the life of bella said...

I think the crown is an upside down planter and the cloche was a cheese holder?

Thanks for linking me up today...I still have so many projects to complete and post (after given to the recipients though since they might be one of my 12 loyal blog readers, lol).

Your display is very pretty, as always!!!

Bella :)

Valarie said...

The cloche was maybe a votive turned upsidedown and a cheese thing. The crown..I'm not sure, let me think some more on that one.

Darlene said...

You always have your things displayed so beautifully and very pleasing to the eye.

Oh gosh, I used to freeze when I had to take a pop quiz but here it goes......I think the cloche might have been a candle holder (turned over) and I think the crown used to be turned over as a garden pot holder and you have added the fleur de lis to make it look like a crown (and yes, they seem to be extremely popular this year).

Jen r. said...

I love that contrast of dark and light like that! I think your display looks great! Jen R

chelle's winks said...

Stopped by from Susie's...girl...I LOVE YOUR BLOG...I will be trying some of your neat crafts....Love the letter and your specially designed mint tray....I love great finds and your blog is that!

I Do Faces said...

I haven't looked at your blog in forever but I need to more often, your so creative!! I really like the little damask side table you made!!
And I'm guessing the clonche is some sort of light fixture?? It looks like the part form a ceiling fan?? So does the crown but idk for sure about the crown? Well have a wonderful day!
-Tasia
idofaces@blogspot.com

Spymommy said...

I'm pretty sure the cloche was made frm the old glass from a tacky chandalier. Was the crown once a plant holder of some kind?

You continue to amaze me with your ability to see the potential in what others deem as useless and turn it into a serious treasure!

What area of the country do you live in to find such great finds at thrift stores? I haven't seen loot like that since I was in Denver.

Heather said...

I would guess that the cloche was a bell and you removed the handle and replaced it with the black ball?! I'm really stretching on the crown, formerly a light fixture of some sort?

Empty Nest Full Life said...

You've gone and done it again. Could you please come to my house for about a week so we could get some of these projects done , and no telling what you could do with the stuff I am accumulating for the yard sale. I think the crown might have been a candle holder that held a pillar candle in glass and the glass was missing, and you added the middle piece, I also go for a chandelier globe or one of those home interior candle sconces with a wooden bead painted and glued onto the top. Whatever it was fantastic change.

Susie Harris said...

Now you got us all thinking... Im sure going to be here first thing in the morning.. I wanna know about the cloche... smiles

Julie said...

Joy, I love all of your great finds. and I think I will make a guess on your cute finds I think the crown is a pillar candle holder turned upside down and the cloche is maybe a light globe from a celing fan. I can't wait until tommorrow to find out? :)julie

Heather said...

I know, I already posted a comment, but I just finished reading all the posts on your blog that I could find and I have to tell you how inspired I feel! You have done amazing things with thrift-store finds and repurposed items. It makes me want to get CREATIVE right now! Thank you for the inspiration.

Antoinette said...

I wanna play. I'm sure my answers are going to be way off, but well...that's me!!

I think the cloche was an old wine glass minus the stem and the crown used to be on a bed frame post.

LOL! It was worth a shot. :)

Antoinette

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

My vote is the chandelier glass was made into a cloche.....you covered the round whole with a decorative knob....the crown....sorry I am stumped! But I will totally use that cloche idea one day for sure!

Nichole said...

Hmm...the cloche looks like part of a hanging candle holder that I have - just taken apart and turned upside down. No ideas on the crown though, that's a tough one!

nikkicrumpet said...

Not sure what they were...but I know what they are now....BEAUTIFUL!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Joy,
Your blog is like a book I can't put down....I have to turn the page to see what happens next!

I have a post today about some garage sale makeovers...your blog ( and a few others) have inspired me to look for treasures and see what I can do to change them up!
I have no idea what the cloche was in it's first life. Looking forward to the answer!

msfears said...

The crown was definitely a torture device in the dark ages....and the cloche looks like one of those old home interior sconce globes. Love your blog!

Connie said...

Ok Joy, you ALWAYS have the BEST ideas around. I love, LOVE, LOVE your blog.
~Connie

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Hi! Just found you from "Here and Home" and I love your ideas! Thrift store treasures are my favorite, except then I always want to go shopping...oops! I will definitely be back!
-Carrie

Sarah said...

I'm not good with pop quizzes!!! I'm going to say a planter for the crown and a candle holder for the cloche. Either way, you did a great job with making them over!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

I know this is a few days late, but those candlestick holders are yummy!

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