Welcoming you to my front door is a dragonfly cloche and my fall flowers.
The metal cloche is decorated with two different styles of dragonflies, and it has a base of oak leaves that I found while yard sale-ing today. I created a ball of leaves by taking a large styrofoam ball and layering it with fabric leaves. Then I “planted” it in a clay pot in the middle of the cloche base. It kind of looks like a head of lettuce or cabbage! I surrounded it with dried pomegranates, miniature gourds, artichokes, and oranges. You may recognize the large gourds in front of the table as the ones I found in a yard sale a few weeks ago.
Here you can see a bit more detail of the dragonflies and the leaf ball.
There’s a big game this weekend between Ohio State and USC. And being from Ohio, I felt we should pay some small tribute to the Buckeyes in this party! The cloche is filled with buckeye necklaces with the team colors of OSU ~ scarlet and gray. The necklaces, worn by fans throughout the state, are strung with beads and buckeye nuts. Ohio is known as the Buckeye State, so Ohio State’s teams are known as the Buckeyes. This is your trivia for the day!
This ceramic leaf is the perfect place to set a small, ripe pear.
Don’t sunflowers just say, FALL? I found this small cupcake cloche when we were in Iowa this summer.
My back entry hall needed a bit of fall decor, so I filled this cloche with a variety of dried apples, nuts, and artichokes. This topper rests on a large metal leaf.
Sometimes, simplicity is best. Three dried gourds, some berry sprigs, and some fabric leaves make up this setting.
And now for whimsy! I wanted a fun cloche to get me into the Halloween spirit. Do you know how hard it is to try and find candy corn before October? I cannot tell you how many stores I visited. Fortunately, I had some left over from last year. I really don’t know how I found it buried in the pantry. Even more puzzling is why I even kept it. It was stale as could be, but perfect for this fun candy corn inspired cloche!!
The tray the cloche sits on holds four candy corn kernel candles. Say that fast, four times!!! The black candies are “DOTS” and are surprisingly NOT licorice flavored. I had to perform a taste test, of course, and found out that they are fruit flavored. The yellow/orange DOTS don’t taste like traditional candy corn, but rather like fruit and vanilla. Not sure what kind of fruit, I only know that they are good. I made many efforts not to continue taste-testing my display before I photographed it!
Take a stroll down to Marty’s. She’s hosting another Cloche Party. I’m anxious to visit her and everyone else who is participating in this season’s party.