The cloches have been made. As much as I love them I feel kinda bad as I discovered Evan has been having fun moving the little owls around and now they are permenantly affixed.
(no the glass does not look wavy in person but it always photographs that way)
I thought about aging one of the owls but couldn't bring myself to do it. You see, the shiny owl belonged to my Grandma who collected owls because it was their brand. Grandma worked hard to keep all her pretties shiny and bright. The darkened owl belonged to Chris' grandma. It's patina comes from having survived a house fire.. So you can see both owls are equally special to me. And in the event you can't tell... they are are the same exact owl, made by the same manufacturer and everything. Pretty cool, huh!?! The next question, what do I display in them? I'm thinking my gardening girl from Denmark in one. Or maybe a pretty tea cup in both?
And last but not least these beauties! Stained glass window paint.. to make your own window clings. We used them years ago for a "stained glass" window in our first house a 1904 1 1/2 story charmer. And get this they were to be had at Joann Fabrics on clearance for.... 25 cents a bottle! Plus I had a coupon for 25% off the whole order. I am not sure if they were supposed to allow me to use the coupon but no one said anything. Since we can't come up with a viable option for curtains in the dining/kitchen I'm doing a stained glass motif to match a stained glass panel we already own.
And no... I am not going to make a promises on when things will be accomplished because we are quickly approaching the end of the school year and the activities are coming in fast and furious!