December 18, 2010

Altered Cloche Tree... From A Winters Garden


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Mise-en-scène (French pronunciation: [mizɑ̃sɛn] "placing on stage") is an expression used to describe the design which essentially means in visually artful ways.
I took a left over tomato cage from a well seasoned garden then turned it upside down and wired the ends together in a whimsical fashion. By adding to the trees form with treasures I have hesitated to throw out it became an artful French and Swedish style cloche like Christmas tree. A peaceful tree plastered and painted with white and pale gray, anything can become inspiration and I left no boundaries between wire and junk allowing this piece to become an objet d'art. By wiring aviary wire to the form and painting it with a mixture of plaster paint I started to add a little of this and that. I was inspired with pieces that no longer had a good purpose for its use, all adding to its vintage artful French flea market cloche style.


This cloche like tree brought to life with broken necklaces painted and plaster with aged added just the right kind of garland to it. Paper birds and wire letter ornaments add to the theme of an European tree as you would imagine it to be, a perfectly peaceful resting place for nature. The crowning glory is the sweet miniture hand made wire crown that my daughter Hannah made for it adding peace, joy and love to our Joyeux Noel.

ARTFUL HOLIDAY from simple beginnings.

Inspiring a, who could imagine a "Tomato Cage" and "Junk Jewels" becoming an artful tree with the glow of soft candel lights casting a silhouette shadow so sweetly.

54 comments:

Angela said...

It's a work of art! Really lovely!!

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, it's brilliant AND gorgeous!!!!
XO

Jesse N.M. said...

Hi there,

I like your blog, and would love it if you visited my art site, and if you follow me, I will follow you....

Jesse

The English Romantic said...

What a treasure.
I love that something so beutiful came from si little!

kerrie said...

This is creative genius! I love everything about it. Being the happy gardeners that we are(my hubby and I) this is so appealing to our senses. I do have plenty of those old tomato cages laying around...but never thought to use them for such beauty. This is going to end up in a magazine...I do hope you get the credit for it! ox`kerrie

Rachel said...

~*~*Beautiful!!~~*~*~ Hugs, Rachel

*French Farmhouse 425*

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hello Dore,
this is absolutely beautiful and so creative!!
It's so you!!Thanks for sharing.
Wishing you a bright and festive Holiday Season.
Hugs,
Marie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ma chère Doré, again, you have taken something simple, ordinary and quotidien and have made it a MUST-HAVE and CHIC!!! You must being lovin' what you do...creating constantly in WHITE AND GRAYS! Oh, I cannot wait to use your advice on painting; my rooms still have a way to go, but I am estimating that around my anniversary on March 6, we should be in those two rooms and hopefully will be painting by then! THings are slow at the moment because of the cold.

COme by when you have a chance and ENJOY THIS LAST WEEK BEFORE THE BIG CELEBRATION!!! Anita

cityfarmer said...

this is genius...you're a brave soul to show all of us copy cats!!!


love ya to pieces girl!!!!

Zuzu said...

I love this, Dore! You are so clever and creative - and turning what others might consider trash into a work of art is so very inspiring!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hello Dore....this is simply beautiful!
...but then, everything you do is!
Have a wonderful Christmas!
:)

time worn interiors said...

Wow Dore! What a wonderful creation! I see it has paper birds like the stick tree! Love it! Merry Christmas!
Theresa
aka:tot

Ozma of Odds said...

...sigh ~
you have spun your magic once again!!
xo, Rosemary

Pam said...

What a lovely tree you have made from discards. Truly trash to treasure. Love it.

joanny said...

The whole vignette is stunning, creative artful whimsy , fantasy and enchantment all in plain view. wonderful, and I love your signature birds, on the postcard, nested in the box, hanging from your whimsical wired cloche tree.

Simply divine,
joanny

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

It's truly lovely. A very Merry Christmas to you!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Holy Cow Dore! You are a woman of much talent. I love this gardeny white iron tree you made. You've got me thinking!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Bravo My Dear! Love all your Altered Art! Love the crown Ms. Hannah you Rock~Cheers Kim

michelle said...

Love, love, Love it!!! It is just so pretty!!

Have a Merry Christmas Dore!!

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

simply~bliss!
Beth

Fish Tail Cottage said...

Oooooh. very wimsy! I love it! you are amazing in your creations! xoox

Deepali Kalia Interior Design Blog Filling Spaces said...

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fialka012 said...

úžasné...

Gwynnie B said...

Your talent never ceases to amaze me, Ms. Divine Dore'. A tomato cage?! That looks like THAT?!?! I want to be a tomato cage so you'll dress me up in jewels and wire!

Anji Johnston said...

And inspiring it truly is. A work of art my friend, made with love. May you and yours have a very joyous and peaceful holiday, filled with love and tenderness. Your always inspired friend - Anji X

Donna said...

What an amazing idea! I have a bunch of tomato cages that we no longer use, and I kept thinking there must be something I could create out of them. This is brilliant! Now this is what I call upcycling at its best!!

Romeo said...

Ah Dore! Yet another brilliantly elegant creative idea for a Christmas tree! I like it especially because it is too small for me to fit into. Why is that so important, you may ask?! Well, you know that creme you left for me? Um....I drank it all and forgot to leave some for Santa Paws :( Bad kitty I know. And you could have been upset with me and stuffed me in the tree. But you were nice and didn't. I'm sorry, I couldn't help myself. I want to be sure that Santa Paws stops to visit you and Hannah, so I'm going to run home and get you some more creme, okay? Promise I'll be back before the big day....

Purrs from a grateful, creme-contented-cat,

Romeo

Christel Hutson said...

Beautiful work Dore..I feel so french when I leave you..smiles! your blog is packed full of my dream room, items, accessories ect..I love everything you create. You have the magic touch. Have a wonderful Holiday, I look forward to seeing what you will create in the upcoming year! Peace and Blessings, Christel

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Dore, thanks for giving me your comments. I will be looking at your daughters bedroom!!
xxoo

freckled laundry said...

That is beautiful, Dore! A sweet touch from your daughter makes it extra special.

Hugs,
Jami

paperbird said...

Dore thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for the very kind comment you left my way.
There is so much beauty here- I am very inspired by your art and the creativity you share.

Sweet Christmas blessings to you.

Ann said...

Oh its so lovely and charming:)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh ma belle Doré,

Ta présence chez moi et dans mon petit théâtre a été un grand plaisir!! MILLE BISES MA CHÈRE ET JE TE REMERCIE ENCORE POUR LE PETIT BIBELOT...c'est si charmant sur mon sapin BLANC!!!

BISES, Anita

A Cottage Muse said...

I just love it...am leaving so inspired, as usual!

Burlap Luxe said...

Anita cher vous êtes si bienvenue, Qu'est-ce qu'une amitié sans un petit bijou de temps en temps.
Avec amour, l'inspiration et la passion de créer de la beauté.

xx
Dore

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Your tree is a beautiful work of art, Dore.
I hope you have a very merry Christmas and Happy new Year my friend!
Cheers,
Jo :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Et à toi aussi ma chère amie...JOYEUX NOËL!!! Anita

Air Kiss said...

..Amazing!! ♥ this idea! What a work of art & it looks so good next to your birdies. Have a wonderful Christmas week dear Dore~
XO Lara

French Basketeer.com said...

Dore, you are a merveille! Hope you are surviving this week with the rain, or perhaps you are lucky to have a little snow...wishing you a Joyeux Noel...

Faded Charm said...

I love this idea. I tried making a cloche out of old chicken wire, but didn't have much luck with it....maybe this is a simpler idea for me.

Best wishes,

Kathleen

The Tin Rabbit said...

Beautiful,beautiful...Have a Blessed Christmas Dore! Ann

Ashley said...

I am so grateful for your comment on my blog....I am now your newest follower and I must say your blog has got to be one of my favorites, I just adore it! Xoxoxo

sepiadreams said...

Fabulous !!!!! Love Tiina.....

High Street Cottage said...

Hi Dore, I have been a fan of yours for a while now. My Dad is a retired Sign Man, and he was one of the best, still is really, the talent doesn't fade. I just love your sign style, growing up in the business, I think what you do is amazing dear. Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog, be sure to join so you can be one of my random winners, I choose a winner at the very least once a month, and more often if I see something I want to give away. Hugs tami

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VERBENA.... NESTED TREASURES said...

Dear Dore...stopped by to wish you & your beautiful family a Very Merry Christmas & New Year filled with only the best of everything... you so deserve.. You are a gift & adore you!!!! xoxo Laura

Romeo said...

Meowllo!

Just stopping by to return a fresh container of creme to make up for all that I drank last time I stopped by for a visit. This time I am going to have some self control! Yep, sure am!

I thought I would wear my Santa Paws suit for mew! Do you like it?!?? It's so festive here at your house I didn't think you would mind too much.....

Hey, is that CATNIP I smell?!? Oh oh.....there goes any self control....YUM!!! Thanks so much for leaving that under the tree just for me! You're the best!!!

Wishing you a Merry Kissamouse and a wonderful New Year filled with all things kind and beautiful!

Purrs!

Romeo

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

You truly have the most wonderful ideas and calm air about you, Doré.

Thank you for the inspiration, it's been wonderful getting to know you this year. You know I share your love of nature.

Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family, Doré!
xo~Tracie

Deb said...

Beautiful Dore...you really have some amazing talent! Merry Christmas to you and your family! ~Deb~

saltbox treasures said...

Hi. Visiting from Debra's blog. This tree is perfect and beautiful! Merry Christmas!
~ Julie

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

I love how you transformed junk into a beautiful piece of art! This is a magical Christmas tree!

Joyeaux Noel!

Drawn to The Sea said...

Your imagination is so beautiful, Dore'... I love the way you see what things can be. Wishing you the sweetest holiday with those you love.

Julia~

Razmataz said...

It is lovely Dore. How do you think of these amazing ideas?

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