Friday, March 11, 2011

My Very First Cloche Party

You never get too old to learn something new!!!
A year ago, I didn't even know what a
CLOCHE
was and I certainly didn't have one,
didn't even know how to pronounce it.
And, then -
my DIL introduced me to
BLOGS
and you know the rest of the story.

Be sure to check out her blog,
"Decorating the Ville"
and see what she's doing in
her new house to make it a beautiful home.

So, I was very excited when
I saw that Marty at
"A Stroll Thru Life"
was having a
CLOCHE PARTY!!!
Well, don't you know, I grabbed my
camera and started snapping pics
right and left. 
Here is my collection (so far).
This little "cloche" is actually a
cheese keeper, I think.
But, to me, it's a
CLOCHE
and a bargain I found for $7.
Yipee!!!
This little cloche holds
a tiny bird house from "forever" and
tiny speckled eggs
and sits beside a bunny print
from 18 years ago. 


And, I shared this pretty
CLOCHE
with you at Christmas.
It was a special surprise for me
when I opened it on
Christmas morn -
a gift from my daughter.
(who by-the-way gets a "kick" out
of  her Mama's blogging and obsession with cloches.)
She should start her own blog - she's
a fantastic decorator and has a beautiful home.


Sittin' pretty on my dining room table
with "sugared pears".


and, this little cutie
is a Hobby Lobby find -
just the perfect size for
a large, yummy cupcake!!!


This little guy is happy running through the cloches.
Wonder how many real rabbits have
actually found themselves surrounded by
beautiful old cloches being used to
carefully shield the tiny plants
from the night chills and frosts
in the gardens of yesterdays.



I think this qualifies for the party too.
A Southern Living Home
Mother's Day gift from my
daughter a few years ago.
Love this piece, too.


Today, it holds marble eggs.

and my new Cloche
I shared with you in a previous post.


and last


This is the Old Forrester Brandy Sniffer
I found for $4.

Today it holds last year's nest from
my Blue Bird box.


So Sweet


Love my bluebirds.

I'm linking to
SPRING CLOCHE PARTY

 

8 comments:

  1. They are all beautiful! I joined in on this fabulous party as well and have really enjoyed viewing everyone's cloche creations. Such inspiration!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  2. Beautiful displays. I especially love the pears on the pedestal. ~~Sherry~~

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  3. Haha! You're like me ~ when I discovered cloches through blogging, I had none; now I have 6 or 7 and I always look out for more when I'm thrifting! You've got a great collection and I love the apothecary jar you were gifted as well as the tall pedestal cloche.

    Visiting from Marty's cloche party.

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  4. Hi Martha,

    Nice to meet you! I love your pretty cloche displays. The sugared fruit looks so pretty in there! I have a brandy sniffer too, and I love what you have done with it. Hummm, I might have to go and get mine now! Thanks for sharing your pretty displays with us. Now I am going to check out the rest of your blog. Have a great weekend.

    Debbie

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  5. Hi Martha

    First timer both and I found your clochés are to die for. Each of them have their own character and loving them all....

    Happy day...

    Greetings from Sweden...

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  6. Lovely! I especially love the tall one on the dining table.

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  7. Oh my word, you have a fabulous collection of cloches, and they are all displayed so beautifully. Love the hurricanes also. Beautiful vignettes. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

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