Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Captured by Cloches

Hello Blogging Friends,

Never had I heard of a cloche until I met some of you and now I'm fascinated by them.  I look for them everywhere I go and have collected a few since my daughter gave me my first one for Christmas last year.  They do make anything you put underneath the bell-shaped glass a little more dramatic.

I want to link with the Cloche Party Marty is having, so I've been snapping pictures this morning.  You've seen some of these before on previous posts of mine, but some of the displays have changed.

This cloche is on my breakfast table and changes with the seasons.

I removed the cloche to show you the
pretty pear made out of natural materials.

My very first cloche - a Christmas gift - has glitzy pears I found at Pier 1 years ago.

I've brought some of my
plants from the porch
to save them from the chilly fall nights.

These cloches sit on top of an old wash stand in my breakfast nook.

We like old things - and our breakfast table is an old family heirloom. 
I know many of you paint your furniture and I adore the pretty pieces you
do with chalk paint; however, we have lived through the era of "antiquing" and
prefer our wooden pieces in their original state.  My husband has stripped many
antique pieces of the paint someone thought they wanted.

He would cringe if I thought about painting these old oak pieces.  

I'm going to find an old piece and
try out the chalk paint on something
that isn't near and dear to our hearts.

Another gift from my daughter - not exactly a cloche,
 but Marty says it's ok for it to join the party too.
This piece changes seasonally, too and never sits in the same room for very long.

Hey, some of you make catty-corner pictures -
I thought I would try that technique too.
I don't like mine as much - maybe I am too catty-womphus. 
(Are these words found in Webster's?)
My ten-cent "cloche"
and two dollar silver pedestal.
Gotta love a bargain -
especially a pretty one.

Filled with fall pumpkins and orange dried natural balls of some sort. 

This little cloche just says
with the colorful dots and
perky little pedestal.

This is actually a cheese dome
but today, it's a cloche
nestled among my fav recipe books.

I'm linking to Marty's Cloche Party.

 Thanks for stopping by.

I hope you enjoy the party
as much as I do.

Have a blessed day.