Thursday, June 2, 2011

BNOTP Inspired !

Well don't you just love it when you see something and darn, you know you will  never  find one. 

This was in the  back  of my thoughts as I was walking through  HomeGoods  the other day and saw this.  
Busted,  I was there again.
Guess what I saw ?


A  picnic cloche !

I should probably call in  a  dome.  Cloche is such a big word for something under 5 dollars.
I bought 4 of them. 
A little  plane
 So here is Miss Susans...
From her blog Between Naps On the Porch
Isn't so cute... adorable..  cookies  too !!

Shere is what I did.. 
Looked at Susan's again, got hungey and ate an  oreo !
Got  on  Ebay and found these. 

A ren't they cute!

The bee....

And  the  dragonfly of coarse ...

Then I had to  wait  because they were coming from China !

China !  What was I going to do while I waited.

I did go to the hardware store and get my wire, that  took  an hour.

So  finally all the parts were in  and  I got started.
The bugs needed to be bent a tiny bit to fit the curve and I broke the first one's wing!
So I had to slow down and be cautious.

See, the first one is on !   

A  bunch more to do !!!!!


First one done.
It really was  fun  to make and it came out okay.
Now I need to make three more of these.

If you look careful enough you maybe can see a wire or two.

But they are hidden well enough.
What do you think?

Here is a view from the top.

We eat out in the back yard often.  I think these will work out fine for around the pool.

I'll get them done and  surprise  you with a tablescape sometime !!

Have a happy day, I hope you enjoyed your visit here. I  love comments. 



  1. cute are these?!!! absolutely ADORABLE and perfect for love love

  2. I LOVE this idea! I simply LOVE it!

  3. I absolutely LOVE this! What a great idea. Seeing this took me back to when we used to have big family picnics with checkered tablecloths, big pitchers of lemonade, and a table full of these screened food toppers keeping the flies away.

  4. Purely brilliant!! Look what you created. I love it. I wish you would link this to my wow us Wednesdays party that is still going or next weeks.

  5. Love this should make some for presents..HINT HINT :)

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  7. What a creative idea! These are really super cute.

  8. Very cool and so creative!! Loved this post!

  9. Ok, I'm jealous! Your's has more bugs on it than mine. Waaaa. ;) You are ingenious! Love it!

  10. Genius!!! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing this sweet idea!

  11. I don't know if you'll see this, but I had to tell you how much I love these. My husband hates bugs around his food (the real ones, not the nifty crafted ones) He would be so jazzed by this.

  12. This is absolutely brilliant.. I love this and will be looking for something to make my own!! thanks so very much.. many blessings, marlis

  13. Oh darn, I want some of these too!!!!!!!!!!!!! I bet I never find them though:(:( But I will be on the HUNT for some:) XO, Pinky

  14. Ack!! I don't have a Home Goods! I just love these. Cutest idea ever. Now what am I going to do? I could plan a vacation where there is a Home Goods!!!

  15. Love these!!! What a great idea, makes me want to eat outside on the Loggia tonight! FYI: Found matching table weights at "The Alley" two weeks ago, this would be perfect for a BBQ :)

  16. I love these! They are really beautiful! Check out the ones I found at CVS the other day...
    Now that I think of it they could be embellished too!
    Susan @

  17. You are brilliant! I've been searching for some domes for our 4th of July party. I'm headed to HomeGoods today. Fingers crossed. I'll even take them plain. ;-)
    ~ Sarah

  18. This is so darling! I wish we ate outside more often so that I could justify making some of them, too. I love the way they turned-out! Thanks for sharing!