Another great find!

3:02:00 PM

Another day just perusing the isles in TJMaxx, and what to my wandering eyes should appear...

...wasn't sure just what it was, but it reminded me of a cloche only it had a gold leafed interior and no top... and... it was only $5 bucks! 
I couldn't really go too wrong, unless of course I broke it on the way home... (the darn thing is fragile and about 2 feet tall so that was a distinct possibility.)

...but I made it! 
...and when I got home I found the perfect base for it.... (the lazy Susan I had found at Good Will a few weeks ago...)

The first thing I had to do was to get the gold leaf off the inside of the glass so you could actually see through it. When I washed (and scraped) it out, there was a lacy patina left on the glass... but I liked it!

the biggest problem was that there was no top to this cloche... I tried a top I had... ah... no! 
Didn't work!
Back to Good Will...

(can you believe I found this?) that's what I'm talking about!
I used some Gorilla Glue and voila!

Now I really like it! 
(just wait till you see what else I found at Good Will)

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  1. Oh my word. How fabulous is this. I love it. The top you found is just perfect and what a huge wonderful cloche. It really is stunning. Good for you. Hugs, Marty

  2. I love this! TJ Maxx is a dangerous place!

  3. What a great find!! I like the patina it left!

  4. Serendipity! That thing-a-majig on the top was made for it. Lovely

  5. brilliant and gorgeous all at the same time!

  6. Great job! I love the patina left over after your washed away the gold. It looks super. And what a nice focal point it will make due to its size ... great find! I'm visiting from Be Different ... Act Normal. Hope you'll visit me too!
    ~ Lynn

  7. Wow! That is really lovely! Isn't it amazing what you can find when you look!!!
    Hugs, Cindy

  8. That's awesome! :D And that top is PERFECT! What a score! :D

  9. Such lucky finds! I love the look you achieved when you washed away some of the metallic leaf. So nice, thanks for sharing :)

  10. Holy cow, what great and lucky finds! Stopping by from All Thingz Related.
    Scissors & Spatulas

  11. Awesome!! Looks just like something you'd see in a Pottery Barn Catalog! I think the leftover gold-leaf pattern makes it look perfectly aged and that "top" you found is awesome! Thanks for linking up to Favorite Things Friday!

  12. Great job! I love the patina left over after your washed away the gold. It looks super. And what a nice focal point it will make due to its size ...

  13. Oh my goodness! I found a little topper thingy like that at our Goodwill also...I put mine on a cloche(that I think is really a hurricane glass for a candle), because there was an opening on top also. I found the cloche at another local thrift store. Isn't it nice when you can marry two things so beautifully. Mine is not as large as yours, but close. Yours turned out beautifully! I like the lacy effect removing the gold leaf created...good job! Best, Vicki

  14. Great finds! Love the biggest one the most.

    Happy w/end & CP...

    Greetings from chilly Stockholm,

  15. i love the cloche and the way you added the top is beyond perfect! you really couldn't have planned that any better! how serendipitous!!


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