I found this hideous weensie pheasant under glass at Salvation Army ($1) Saturday. I was looking for a sweet little tea cup and saucer for a gift basket, but didn’t find that of course.
Instead, this ugly little bird with fake grass but it was in a glass cloche with a wood base. Isn’t it just wonderful?!
The glass wouldn’t let go of the base, so I soaked the whole mess in a cup of warm soapy water…it just popped right off then. I cleaned the glue off the base and sanded it really well.
I used a turquoise enamel I had leftover from another project…perfect color, distressed it real good after that and I was good to go!
It’s only about 4” tall and makes a great way to display a special seashell or crystal. Oh, and can I interest anyone in a lovely pheasant?
That’s all I have for now…Hope you are having a good week!
I am linking to these great parties…
Lol! Love what you do Ellen. Maybe the pheasant would look better with a spray of white??
Poor pheasant, I think he is kinda cute. I need to go look at my salvation army for crafting stuff, I always forget about there.
I kinda liked the little guy too....LOL...Love the turquoise color on the base.
I have found some real finds at our local goodwill as well. Almost like going to a garage sale. :)
Oh that is so sweet! You will get a ton of use out of that cloche!
very cool find love what you did with it
What a cute little thing! So petty! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Gluesticks. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-15.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
very cute, Ellen! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!
Cute! I love the color you used for the base.
I hope you saved the pheasant-I thought he was cute,too!
I'm with Deb - spray that pheasant white - he will fit in somewhere. I love tiny treasures and this cloche would make a perfect display place for them!
What a great rescue and Upcycle! Love the cloche.. it has endless possibilities!
Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party~
Amie @ Pinkapotamus
Ha! This is sooo cute! I agree, give the little fella a shot if spray paint, before you send him packing!
I am so glad the ladies agree- don't shoot the pheasant just yet, I feel so sorry for the ugly wee thing! Yeah, spray it white and proclaim it to be art, that'll totally work (well, at least so I keep telling myself when I break out the spray paint!)
I love the small cloche! I'll have to be on the lookout for one!
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