Vintage Brownies Under Glass

I see so many cloches in decorating, but I’ve never had a real cloche myself. I must say that I’ve been having a little cloche envy.

I still don’t own a real cloche, but I do have the glass cake dome that I bought at a garage sale a few weeks ago and a footed silver platter that I bought at a thrift store last year. And together they are cloche-like. Cloche-esque. Cloche-ish.

The problem with using a cake dome as a cloche is that it is hard to photograph what’s inside it. The thick glass by the handle was distorting the view all the heck, so I pulled the top off to show you the Kodak Brownie Starlet camera (manufactured 1956), some Kodak film canisters and a Scrabble game sign.

Oh, where you thinking I had this kind of brownies under glass?

I guess that would make more sense, but a moment on the lips and a lifetime on the hips and all that jazz. My hips sure don’t need any extra padding.

I added my Kodak Baby Brownie camera, Special Edition (manufactured 1939 – 1954)

and my Kodak Brownie Flash Six-20 (manufactured from 1946 – 1955) to the vignette.

I think these kind of Brownies are the yummiest kind of all.

OK, that sounds all nice for the post and all, but let’s be real – that box of brownies will be calling my name all day.

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  1. says

    You are so cute and I mean witty cute lovey. Love that brownie camera. I just photographed real red velvet cake under my cake stand and it was the LAST slice. Cause my hips would benefit from the lap band surgery. xoxo, olive

  2. says

    I remember turning the world upside down forty or fifty years ago to find a glass dome to cover some treasure. Sigh.

    Since I’m seventy now, I can tell you that your lovely little collections make me smile and remember when I used them.

  3. says

    Love your brownies. I thought for a minute there you might be gonna mention a few “brown noses”…but we won’t go there, will we?

    Love your OTHER brownies, too! xo Diana

  4. says

    I have a brownie like your last one. I love it. I have no idea if it works anymore…does yours? I don’t even know if you can buy the film for them anymore. :)

    Very sweet indeed! :)


  5. says

    Looks great, Pam! I’m still collecting old cameras, as well. the husband bought one at the. French Hen Farm this year, but it is ginormous and no way it would fit under a cloche! LOL. We have rain today! Woo hoo. what about you?

  6. says

    I have a couple Brownies for sale at our shop, and one I really want to keep- now I just might have to! It looks so cute under the cloche!

    Visiting from Knick Of Time and am a new follower!

    ~Ashleigh @

  7. says

    I love vintage cameras and have many in the past. You know me and photos- but I really like your little brownies. Love your new display. Things just look more important under glass, don’t they?

  8. says

    Love your collection of vintage cameras! Thanks for sharing them at Knick of Time Tuesday – I’ll be featuring you this week and there will be an “I Was Featured” button waiting there for you!

    Angie @ Knick of Time

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