Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Globes De Mariee Project (Wedding Dome)

     Several years ago I bought this French Bisque Bride and Groom Doll, Wedding Cake topper, at an antique shop in New York. I just loved the two little dolls all done up in there best French cloths with white wigs and the whole nine yards. I have had them in a cabinet all these years. I also bought a piece of a Victorian Wedding Dome, know in France as a Globes De Mariee. It is a brass oval with florals, leaves and birds attached to it. I would say some one broke the dome, so they just sold the insides. I have had this hanging on my front door for months in the palce of a floral wreath. Also in my collection of wonderful toys was a minature portrait of a Victorian Lady, a old Velvet Hat Flower and a wonderful Tombore Lace curtain panel.
   Recently I sold ,Ms. Gloria at Happy To Be Gloria ,  ,  a Wedding Dome. She has a post on her Blog right now about that adventure. You see, it was lost in the US Postal system for almost 30 days. It did finally get to her and was not broke, which I can hardly believe. Well- she just loves it. Before that, Ms. Vanna from Delusions of Grandeur,  did a very beautiful blog post all about her Globes De Mariee and told a wonderful story about the history of these Wedding Domes. So all this attention to Wedding Domes got me thinking and  I got busy today and made my version of one. I used a dome that I have had for awhile. It is a very old Wedding Dome from France,but it was rather plain and simple inside. So I took all my treasures and put them together to re-create a wonderful,( I think it is), Wedding Dome.

My old French very plain Wedding Dome.

My collection of goodies.

Can you see where I am going here?

 Antique Tambore Lace  curtain panel

Hand Painted Victorian Minature of a Lady

My little French  Bride and Groom Wedding Cake Topper

A Velvet Hat Flower.

A piece of a Victorian Wedding Dome.

My Re- Created Wedding Dome.

I really like the way it turned out. I ususally do not like to make over Antiques, but I think this was a good thing.
   I have posted photos of the dome as it was along with all the parts and pieces before they were added together. And then finally a photo of the finished project. I  have a rather large collection of Victorian Domes. Some are  Wedding Domes other have Birds, Wax Flowers and various other things inside. When I figure out how to take better pictures of them, I will do a post about them. I hope you enjoy my new -old Globes De Mariee.
    I am so sorry everone but I am not selling this dome right now. Please don't hold it against me. I know, I know, But I just can't help it!!!!!