Friday, June 19, 2009

A Cloche Party @ A Stroll Thru Life


Marty over at A Stroll Thru Life proposed we all get together for a Cloche Party and today is THE day we’ve all gathered to show off our cloches and apothecary jars...and what we put in them. 

Let me just say, I love cloches and apothecary jars…sort of.  I love all the creative ideas other people have for filling these simple, but beautiful, glass covers and jars.  But honestly, I can find very few things around my house to fit into mine.  Everything is either too big or too small.  Errrrrr!

So here’s what I have to show.

My family room has a garden vibe going on so I took some moss, a couple itty bitty clay pots, a few faux flowers, some ivy, a couple garden signs and a ceramic bird to fill this cloche.

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Did anybody notice how HARD cloches are to photograph without tons of glare and reflection?  It drives me almost as crazy as what to put in the darn things!

Here’s a close-up of Mr. Birdie’s other side…


Here’s one of those cheese plate domes covering three faux cupcakes.  This sits on the little refurbished buffet table in my dining room.

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Here I have one of my favorite teacups sitting on a pink cake pedestal and covered with a cheese dome.

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In my living room, I have an apothecary jar filled with the obvious…candy.   

Twizzlers red cherry licorice bites.

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 Now, if you will excuse me please…I need to go check out what everybody else is displaying in their cloches and apothecary jars so I can get some fresh, new ideas.

P.S. Thanks for hosting the party, Marty!



ceekay said...

I love your bird cloche with the little cute! Happy cloche party!

Picket said...

I love that cloche filled with all the little things...the bird and shovel and pots ...soooo pretty...I gotta get me some of those faux cakes and cupcakes everybody is using...then again...maybe not..the Burly Boys would try to eat them and that wouldn't be pretty! lol Thanks for the sweet ideas girl...have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

That is the most charming vignette ever! You filled that cloche with so many sweet gardening things- I love it!

Patricia said...

I love Mr Birdie!
Great cloches!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Great ideas! ☺ Diane

Kammy said...

Hello !
You have some very pretty cloches and displays girlfriend !
Love it all !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Connie said...

Dear Shari,
Each of your vignette are TDF. I love everything you did - charming and sweet.

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Glenda/MidSouth said...

They all look great! I agree about them being hard to photograph - I have found that most clear glass is. I need to put faux food under one of my cheese domes.


Wonderful post! I would love to find those "Non-caloric" cupcakes.


marty39 said...

Oh I just love the cloche with the pretty little bird and the ivy and flowers and the tiny shovel is perfect. So beautifully done. Also the little cupcakes under the cloche are so pretty and what great eye candy. You have some super ideas and I love them. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Shari, Good morning to you. Your cloche displays are perfect. I love them. And you gave me a great idea. I am looking for a potting shed bench or table to go outside my studio and when I find it I am going to put a cloche on it with little tiny clay flower pots under it...nothing more. Happy Weekend. xo Lynn

Sue said...

Your garden inspired cloche is the best! too cute. Sue

Lisa Shatzer said...

The faux cupcakes are so cute!

Jenglamgirl said...

THANKS FOR sharing! I just love the bird, pots, shovel and sign cloche! Its just can't get any cuter then that! great job!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

I love the cloche with the bird and shovel too!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl these are all just awesome...I love coming by here and seeing all the beautiful things you do...Have a great weekend my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Patty's Stitches said...

I love the cloche with the garden theme! They are all lovely.

Debbie from NJ said...

Hi Shari,

Oh I love the idea of a cloche party. I wish I could participate.
I love your birdie cloche. So very creative. Now, I must go and visit the others with my note pad. Have a great weekend!


Shelia said...

Oh, Shari! I think your cloches are marvelous! I love the little nature theme you have going on! This is so much fun!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Beautiful display of cloches!!! Love them ALL!


ellen b. said...

Hi Shari,
I really like your cloche displays. Very nice. love the cupcakes and the tea cup idea. The birdie arrangement is very nice :0)

Kim said...

What are you talking about? You do a fabulous job with your cloches. I love, love, love the first one. Love the faux cupcakes as well.

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Yes, if you have a normal camera they really are terribly hard to photograph (at least for me). But yours turned out really good! They're really pretty!


Chari said...

Hi Shari...

Ohhh...I just adore your little garden themed cloche! I think it turned out beautifully!!! It's just like a whole little world going on under that pretty glass! Love all of your cloches and such pretty vignettes too!!!

Warmest wishes,
PS...I giggled when I seen your's so close to mine! Do you pronounce it "sherry"? That's how I pronounce mine!

Brenda said...

I second that emotion! Getting new ideas... But you did a wonderful job! I just love that garden-themed one!

Chari said...

Hi Shari...

Just read your note...ohhhh yes, I do remember you from RMS! So very nice to see and chat with you again, my friend! Welcome to blogging!!! I'm going to add your blog to my list of blog follows! I look forward to chatting with you! You have a beautiful home, my friend!!!

Warmest wishes,

Barb said...

Just found you through pink saturday.

love you blog!

barbara jean

Bellamere Cottage said...

Good morning Shari!

Oh my goodness, girl! I've been doing a bit of catching up with you. I LOVE all your white painting. Goodness! I have seen (and done myself) so many pieces over the years, but I never stop being surprised at what a difference a coat of paint can make! What a fabulous find your china cupboard is DELISH!!!....loved your Pink Saturday post too. You are AWESOME...


Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

No worries, your cloches are adorable! :)