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Friday, March 31, 2017

The Biggest Dome Ever


I had a fun day at the auction today!
Lots of new things for my etsy shop!
And of course, it wouldn't be right if I didn't find something
for myself, right?  I had my eye on this huge display dome.
Thankfully, I outlasted the other bidders and got to 
bring it home.  It's all washed up and sitting here for now,
covering my ironstone punch bowl and carpet balls.
I might dig through my drawer of antique finials and see
if I have one that would give it the finishing touch.


36 comments:

  1. How many naughty cats could you get under that?

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    1. Two large ones or 5 kittens. haha. But I better not ever catch a cat under there!

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  2. Oh, that looks amazing, Betsy! Yes, a finial would be the crowning touch. But looks great, as is, too. What great fun you could have at Christmas with it. All kinds of ornaments tucked under. Or a single nativity scene. Fun!

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    1. Oooh....great ideas! Endless possibilities!

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  3. That's a big dome. I'd be afraid of our cats knocking it off and breaking it.

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    1. Uh oh! haha. Our cats don't seem to bother any of my pretty things. Maybe they just get all of that rough housing out of their systems while they are outside. Now, I hope I haven't jinxed the thing! haha.

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  4. I don't think I have ever seen one that big..Think your creativity will be working overtime...

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    1. I haven't either! I have a big one in the kitchen but this one wins by far!

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    1. Size doesn't always matter...but in this case I like it! :)

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  6. Love it! Isn't it a wonderful feeling when you outlast the other bidders on something that you REALLY want? ;)

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    1. Oh yes...the drama! haha....especially when the amount is much lower than you were expecting to pay! Very fun!

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  7. That's a lovely dome, I wonder what it has been used for preciously ?
    Quite the find, and I'm glad you hung in there, and won the bid !
    ~Jo

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    1. I'm guessing it covered a taxidermy at some point, although it hasn't been used for anything for a long time. The outside had a quarter inch of dirt on it and the inside was full of cobwebs. Ick.

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  8. What a huge and lovely dome. I only have one small one that I put the last of the banana bread under. Will have to check the Thrift Stores for domes.

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    1. I do the same thing with a little one in my kitchen....so handy!

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    1. Isn't it? Just something you don't see every day.

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  10. You find the best things at your auctions!

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    1. Just going to see what's there is half the fun......always an adventure!

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  11. Hi Betsy - oh yes, a finial would give it a crisp final touch ... and then no touching of the clean glass. I've always enjoyed finials since finding out they were used on washing lines in some of the 18th century housing trust estates!! and were crafted items ... cheers and looking forward to seeing the result - Hilary

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    1. Really? I did not know the history...very cool! I have a thing for finials...lol....the crowning touch!

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  12. Yes, that is a huge dome. And very nice too! You asked where did March go? ... indeed ... Steve said to me this morning in the car 'Mom you were not born in the 80th just yet right? ... and I said 'yes I was' ... and he went 'omg Mom youalready lived in the 80th with the weird clothes and the weird hairstyles?' .... 'cool' .... lol ... that did put 'where did March go?' into perspective... haha ... :-) happy weekend Betsy!

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    1. Oh, the 80's.....Dirty Dancing hair and shoulder pads. Lol......yep.....been there, done that.

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  13. Betsy, it's wonderful and looks so chic!
    Love

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    1. Added a little class to my living room. :)

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  14. Wow! That IS a big dome! I know you will find the perfect finial to put it even more over the top!! Great find! blessings ~ tanna

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    1. Yep....it needs the crowning touch. Will have to look for one...

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  15. Lovely with the carpet balls in the huge bowl. Have you ever played a game with your carpet balls?

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  16. Very pretty! And, it looks right at home.

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  17. That sure is a big one indeed
    No cats will be getting at what's under there at your feed

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  18. Some dome . . . would be interesting to see how they make those . . :)

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  19. Very nice....
    Enjoy your weekend...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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