Spring renewal

I love breathing new life into thrift store finds. Let’s take this from daggy to delicate.

I found this 1970s cloche with real taxidermy butterflies & yellow flowers. This looks straight out of grandmas house. Instead of passing it over I wanted to bring it up to date & into my house.

Taking this nostalgic relic into modern decor was a fun project over my morning coffee.

  • I found vintage magnolia flowers at the same thrift store which was serendipitous to say the least!
  • Delicacy is key when dealing with real or taxidermy butterflies as we all know. I cut the petals around the butterfly and they gently peeled off of the old hot glue. Whew!!!
  • The wood at the bottom already had drilled holes so after I removed the old cheap flowers I replaced with my magnolias. I had to put the glass dome on a few times to make sure the flowers were at an appropriate height and width.
  • Then I chose the location for my butterflies making sure they would clear the glass dome & hot glued them in place.
  • Finally I painted the base a vintage shabby chic white.

I’m very happy with the end result! I think I’ll keep my eye out for more!!

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