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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Cloche Party

cloche party Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life is hosting a Cloche Party today. We have the opportunity to show how we decorate with our cloches and/or apothecary jars. Click on the picture or her blog name to see the creativity of other bloggers.


        




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I usually keep this small cloche in this table  vignette  in my back hallway.  The hallway doesn’t get much natural light, so I often keep the small lamp lit to help the Baby’s Tears in the cloche stay alive.  Other times, I take it outside during the day. You’ll see  it out on the patio in  more pictures below.
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 In this picture, you can see  a small,  heart-shaped  rock  propped  up against a terra cotta pot.

cloche 7 The pot is filled with sheet moss and topped with a small shell.

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This are more shots of the cloche taken outside early this morning. You can see that  the Baby’s Tears are growing inside an egg shell.
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My second cloche is really a mini-greenhouse on  top of my potting bench in the laundry room. I set a single potted plant inside of it and accented it with two metal keys.
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  I don’t have to water the plant very often because the enclosure maintains an even humidity and moisture level.

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The largest of my cloche collection sits on the bureau top in one of the guest bedrooms.  The room is decorated in a garden theme, so it was appropriate that I put the cloche  together using natural materials  ~ including moss, a bird’s nest and eggs, and a little concrete bird.

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Mama bird watching over her eggs.  
cloche2019  Speckled eggs sit in this grass-filled nest.

cloche2001My  smallest bell jar covers a single shell in the beachy/shabby  chic  guestroom.
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I had most of these cloches well before it became so popular to decorate with them.  Since I don’t have a very green thumb,  I usually use them to cover  other items besides plants.  And that’s not always a bad thing……   
Don’t you agree?

65 comments:

ellen b said...

Love all your photos. Your large cloche with the great birdies. The little cloche and the other glass domes you have. Unfortunately my thumb is nowhere near green so you won't find plants under my cloche when I finally buy one :0)

marty39 said...

Oh what great ideas. I love the cloches and how you've decorated them. They are all so cute. I really like the one planted with the babies tears and your planted it in an egg shell. Now see that is the kind of inspiration I was hoping for. The tiny one that covers just a single shell is precious. What great creativity and such good inspiration. Thanks so much for participating. Love it. Hugs, Marty

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Great cloches and I love love love your potting bench!!!!

Shelia said...

Hi Sue! Oh, I'm loving looking at your cloches! You've made them look wonderful. Now I'm also drooling over that yellow with red wallpaper. Is that in your laundry room! I love it!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Lisa Shatzer said...

Oh, I just love all of your beautiful displays!!

Lisa Shatzer said...

I love all of your beautiful displays!! My favorite is the large one with the bird and nest and moss, sigh...so pretty!

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Love it! I love the small jar over the tiny shell. My fave thing is the small plants inside the egg shell. I heart that. I was admiring your wallpaper in your laundry room. How beautiful! Do you have more pics of your laundry room? I need some inspiration. LOL

Thx for sharing! Barb

Linda said...

You have some really lovely cloches, as well as beautiful photography! Linda

Glenda/MidSouth said...

They are all so pretty! I am really enjoying this Party.
Glenda

Tammy of Yarborough House said...

Love them all - what a great house you have a a wonderful way of decorating it.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Gorgeous cloches, Sue!!

A Touch of Country said...

great ideas....I need to get some baby tears and copy this idea. Great job!

Brenda said...

Goodness, in an egg shell! Who would have thought of that? Well, you did! And it's perfect. In fact, all of this is sheer perfection. I'm jealous as I can be over all your cloches you've been hiding!
Brenda

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Sue- I love your little vignettes with your cloche's! You have such a "decorating thumb!"
~Patti

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I like how you filled your large cloche. That little one covering the little shell is precious.

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Oooooo, I love those big keys! That mini greenhouse is so neat! Great cloche party post.
~Michelle

Kammy said...

Beautiful !
Love it all !
Hugs ! Kammy
p.s. I love love the greenhouse

xinex said...

I love all your cloches, Sue, especially the very tall one. But that plant growing inside the eggshell is truly amazing!...Christine

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

These are just beautiful. Thank you for sharing exactly how you assembled them. That helps so much. The one with the babytears in my favorite.

Charla

Roeshel said...

How pretty! You've created some gorgeous displays! Love them! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

ceekay said...

Love your displays...that little greenhouse is so cute! Happy cloche party!

Martha said...

Love the cloche you made into a terraium. And I love the maidenhair fern in your "greenhouse" -- the other cloches are neat as well -- you're a good cloche decorator!

Melissa Miller said...

How beautiful they all are Sue!
~Wonderful cloche inspiration. ;)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh sue I just love them all...but the one with the egg how cute is that...love the green house and the way you did it with the keys...just great...thanks for sharing...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Lori E said...

We all seem to vote for the egg shell. How cute is that. No wonder I don't have cloches girl, you already have them all.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Lots of great ideas! ~ Susan

Picket said...

Beautiful cloches girl....I loved the baby's tears planted in the egg shell...that is so unique...thanks for the inspiration!

Chari said...

Hi Sue...

Just read your sweet note...thanks so much for coming by and for leaving me such a sweet comment! What??? It took me hours trying to stack all of those buttons where they would stay up for me to quick and put the cloche over them!!! Hehe!!! You mean there's an easier way??? wink!!! Too cute!!!

Well my friend, I loved seeing all of your beautiful cloches! My favorite is the little baby tears with the pot, shell, and moss! I love that!!! Girl, I just love your home...it's so beautiful and you use all the colors that I love! I was admiring all of your pretty wallpaper...gorgeous!!! Ohhh, and your potting table...Girl, it's awesome!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Karen said...

I love comments too! Thanks so much for yours on my blog. I have loved visiting yours and just think you've done a great job with your cloches. I LOVE the eggshell! That is awesome.
I am continuing to look for more cloches for my collection, and now know that they must come pretty small.
I'm now on the hunt!
Thank you for your inspiration! Karen

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Sue my email addy is on my profile...email me girl and give me your address and I'll be happy to send you some moss...I have already gave some to Picket and Sue another blogger friend...also I added you to my list to follow....Thanks Gl♥ria

Kim said...

I love all of yours!!! I love that you actually grow little plants in some of yours. I may have to try that. I love the one with the little heart rock the best.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hey Sue, I'll see you next weekend and I would like to stay in the beach guess bedroom please. :) I love the baby tears in the eggshell. WoW! Happy Weekend!

Frippery said...

Charming and fresh. I love them all! I am a first time visitor but will be busy reading your blog from now on. Visiting Ireland is a dream of mine. A dear friend is visiting with her son this summer and I so wish I was going too. So I will travel through your blog for now. Pam

skoots1mom said...

gr8 collection...thx 4 sharing!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Sue, your cloche are wonderful. I just love all the little plants and eveything. Just lovely!!

Barb

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Marty, I just love them all! So pretty. And your fmaily homestead pic at the top of you blog-gorgeous!
Thanks for dropping by Bloggertiaville today. Come back soon! I (heart) bloggy my friends.

Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.http://lbratina.blogspot.com

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Love your cloche ideals !

Cecelia---Sis---Mom said...

Love your cloche ideas, the keys in the greenhouse are too neat. Love the idea of the single shell in the smaller cloche. Beautiful.

Cece

DeAnna said...

I love the baby tears - now on my shopping list - Thanks!

Florida Sue said...

Sue Ethel it's so sweet that you take your baby tears outside like a little pet. I love everything that you have done. Your potting bench looks great. Love the wallpaper.

Lucy Sue.

Jenglamgirl said...

thanks for dropping by and giving me a laugh and a comment ;) love all you have done! I don't have a favorite because I like it all! P.S. great table like hutch with the chicken wire, how adorable!

The Stylish House said...

Sue,
These are very nice. I especially like how you tipped the nest slightly, it adds an interesting touch!
Cathy

Small House said...

Not only did I enjoy your cloches, YOUR WALLPAPER is GORGEOUS!!!!! I think I'm a new wallpaper fan!

Thanks for sharing your pretty house!
Sandra

Rhondi said...

Hi Sue
I like the way you grow plants under glass. The arrangement with the baby's tears and little heart is precious. Thanks for visiting.
Hugs, Rhondi

dana said...

What fun cloches you shared!! I loved them all--expecially the little one with the shell!! Dana

Susie Q said...

As you will see...I didn't get myself ready for Cloche Day but I am loving visiting and seeing all the beautiful things!
Okay...I am SO loving your wallpaper!! I already loved the one design but this one in the laundry room! Oh whoa. I am drooling all over the kepboard missy. Makin' a terrible mess. Envy is a terrible thing isn't it?

That potting bench is so, soo wonderful and what you have done with your cloches is, well, it is just so pretty, interesting and special. You have the gift there Suey. You have the gift.

Hope to see ya next week...

Love,
Sue

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

You've creations are stunning. The baby tears in the egg shell is so sweet. Love the mini green house too. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration! ☺ diane

LdyDy said...

Loved all your cloche designs! The one in your laundry room is my favorite! I like those large metal keys! Perfect presentation. The little simple one in the guest room with the wee little shell...too cute! Huggy Hugs!

Allidink said...

Thanks for visiting me earlier your cloches are very cute! :) You have given me so many ideas!

All the best,
Allison

Cindy said...

You have some lovely cloche's and they look so pretty, love the garden one! Cindy

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Sue, what a beautiful post FILLED with stunning cloches! Love your home to!

Hugs!
Maryjane

Sandra said...

What a beautiful way to display! I love all your cloches!
Blessings,
Sandra

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

Ahhhhh, I love the baby tears, little pot, egg shell idea. Soooooo sweeeet! I'm saving that one for my "inspiration file"! Thank you! :)

Crystal said...

Oh, I just love all of your cloches and how you decorated with them. I don't own a cloche, yet:) I will be on the look out for one now.
First visit to your blog, it is just wonderful.
Crystal

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Sue! I love all your wonderful cloches! The baby tears growing inside the egg shell is precious! I was just looking at the pic at the top of your blog of the homestead...beautiful countryside! Reminds me of Waking Ned Divine, one of my all time favorite movies!

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Fantastic cloches! BTW, I love all of your wallpaper. Thanks for dropping by my blog today.

Embellished Bayou said...

I love the Baby's Tears and fern in your cloches! Unfortunately, the little air plants in the one I made for my mom are not making it....guess they weren't getting enought "air"! I will have to tell her to replace them with a plant like yours. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Helen said...

Loved all your ideas for cloche's, I've always seen a clouch, used a clouch but never knew that's what they were called, we alwasy called them glass dome s LOL LOL, enjoyed my visit today
Helen

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh, I want one of those greenhouses! It is so pretty. All of your cloche ideas are so inspiring. I also really like that potting bench, and I can't believe you even have a cloche in your laundry room! Thanks for all of the inspiration. laurie

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Sue
I love all your cloche arrangements but the potting bench and greenhouse cloche really captured my heart! That was so pretty!

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

I love the idea of having something growing in an eggshell! Very creative!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I enjoyed seeing all your displays! Very pretty!

Katherine

The Tablescaper said...

Beautiful. I'm not sure which one I like best. Just lovely.

Bellamere Cottage said...

Hi Sue....

What a great cloche tour! I have had maidenhair ferns in the past....notice I said HAVE HAD!!!.....this might be my only hope of keeping one alive. Love your potting bench and the little glass conservatory on top. How cute!

Have a wonderful week....

Hugs,
Spencer

Kathy said...

Sue - I love your cloches! My favorite is the one with the baby's tears growing in it. Great pics - love your style!

Kathy