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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Welcome to Fall and my Cloches ….

 

 

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Welcoming you to my front door is a dragonfly cloche and my fall flowers.

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

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Here you can see a bit more detail of the dragonflies and the leaf ball.

 

 

 

buckeyes

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!

 

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pear

This ceramic leaf is the perfect place to set a small, ripe pear.

 

 

 

 

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Don’t sunflowers just say, FALL? I found this small cupcake cloche when we were in Iowa this summer. 

 

 

 

 

cloche on metal leaf

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.

 

 

 

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Sometimes, simplicity is best. Three dried gourds, some berry sprigs, and some fabric leaves make up this setting.

 

 

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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!!

 

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The tray the cloche sits on holds four candy corn kernel candlesSay 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.

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56 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what fabulous vignettes and all of your cloches are so pretty. Starting at the front door, everything is just wonderful. I love the different themes and what creative ideas. This is such fun and your post is so full of inspiration. Thank you so much for joining the party. I really appreciate it. Hugs, Marty

Michelle said...

The candy corn cloches are wonderful. I especially like the one with the tiny clay flower pots. Have you ever tried candy corn mixed with salted peanuts? It's a delicious snack!

prof en retraite said...

Hi Sue! You certainly have some lovely Fall cloche ideas! That dragonfly cloche is gorgeous! I love your leaf ball! Have you shown us how to do that and I missd it? You cracked me up with your candy testing! It's dangerous for me to use candy in a post! I am lucky to have any left to photograph!!! Happy weekend...Debbie
PS Congrats(?) on winning Janie's ugly roosters!!! lol

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Sue this is all just wonderful I love the candy corn one and Girl I still have candy corn in the frezzer from last year...yes you heard me right I had bages left so froze them ha ha!! I loved seeing your entry again with that beautiful wall paper...and girl I got my beadboard wall paper from home depot last week so I'll be bust doing my laundry room with it...can't wait to see it all up and done...May you have a great weekend my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

{ L } said...

I want a front porch that looks JUST like YOURS! It is lovely.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

They are all so pretty! What a pretty front porch. I know what you mean about the candy in the pantry for a year - I would hate to think what I would find in mine if I dug very deep.:)

Gwen said...

I am so not ready for Fall, but you are working some magic on me.

Brenda said...

I can't say that four times! I could never say that pickle saying fast either. You have some pretty decorating vignettes going on at your house, Sue! I'm impressed. You're quite the crafter. I want a red front door!!!
Brenda

Blue Creek Home said...

Your cloches are all wonderful! I love the pear on the little leaf and the fun licorice and candy corn cloche! Buckeyes are cute too.
Rhonda

susan said...

Oh my..I was so proud that I found ONE cloche :) I think my favorite is the wire one with the dragonfly--what a great one for your doorway~ BTW--saw candy corn at Dollar Tree this week :)

Sharing with Sherri said...

Hi again Sue!

I just love all your Fall colors in your cloches I guess "Fall" will pretty much be the theme for the cloche party! You've done a really great job, and I especially love the one on your front porch, and the display with your gorgeous wallpaper in the background (it's just perfect for Fall)!

Oh I really should put something put together for the party, but the only thing I have resembling a cloche is my covered cake stand. I'm not sure if that qualifies as a cloche but I might use it, cause I don't want to miss out on the fun!

Hugs,
Sherri:)

Jo said...

Love the candy corn cloche! Of course GO BUCKS!!!
O.H....I.O.......................Jo

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Sue, what great ideas you have shared! Love the wire cloche on the front porch and the cloche you put over a leaf - so so cute!!

Susie Q said...

You are one amazing woman. After we were out yard sale hopping all day, you came home and created magic. Your home is GORGEOUS and your Fall flair is so, so pretty. I wish I had my act together and had gotten ready for this but I am gonna enjoy visiting everyone! I adore Fall and your home just oozed Autumn! Take it from me ladies...Sue is amazing. Her home is beautiful through and through.
Love,
Sue

Shelia said...

Oh, Sue, everything is so beautiful! Your front door is beautiful - love the color. Love how you've decorated your entry. All your cloches are so lovely.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Twice as Nice said...

Love all your cloches and how you decorated them. Where did you get the one with the dragon flies? LOVE IT!!

kate said...

thanks for the look into your home, already for autumn , so pretty
thanks so much
kate

Lori E said...

Boy you have a lot. I love drying artichokes and pomegranates. I have never dried an apple though. Mine seem to turn to mush.

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

What wonderful nesting you've done! I love the front porch...and the little pear! :)

Wendy said...

I love all your fall touches! Especially the cnady one.

Thanks for stopping by & commenting on my recent finds :)

Saucy said...

candy corn kernel candles!
candy corn kernel candles!
candy corn kernel candles!
candy corn kernel candles!

Thank you for hosting a lovely party! I am out of town (and on auto post) today but will visit everyone when I return! xoxo

Kathy said...

Sue - such beautiful cloche displays! Of course, my favorite is the BUCKEYES!! Go Bucks!!

Love the Halloween piece too! Very sweet!

See you soon! Kathy

Kathy said...

Wow, You have MANY cloches!!!! Your place is all decked out for fall, thanks for sharing and Have a great weekend, xoxo~Kathy~ @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Kathleen said...

I love them all, but the little flower pots called to me...so cute..
I love your doorway decor, very inviting!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your arrangements are so pretty. I love what you have done for the cloche party! The wire cloche is my favorite!

Twice as Nice said...

I have been looking for a wire cloche for a long time. I love yours. I'm also looking for some gourds and yours are great. Last year you could find a lot of plastic white pumpkins and this year NONE are to be found. I want some small ones to put on candle holders. I'm hoping they will be getting more fall things in.
The candy corn is adorable and what a great idea. Fran has a lot of cloches and some times has a hard time thinking of what to put in them. You have some great ideas. Have a great week.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Sue!
Honey you did outstanding. I love the little cupcake cloche. I so have to have one of those. Where did you get this? I noticed Gloria has one also. I just adore them. They would be so beautiful for the holidays. The cloche you teired I really love. That is breathtaking. So beautiful. I love the front porch and the way you set it up. It just welcomes a person so, and the wire cloche is beautiful. Love it. I also really like the idea of using the little flower pots for candy holders. Just precious honey. Please stop by and let me share with you. Country hugs, Sherry

Joan@anthinggoeshere said...

Wonderful fall cloches. Very inspiring.

Tootsie said...

they are all lovely...but I am stuck on your front doorway! I love it!

Chari said...

Hi Sue...

Girl, you have got some serious Fall goin' on at your place!!! I just love it...love it all!!! And what a fabulous way to welcome guests to your home...I just adore your dragonfly wire cloche...wherever did you find it? Love, love, LOVE IT!!! You've decorated all of your cloches so beautifully and Ohhhh...all the pretty fall vignettes! My friend, you are so creative and talented!!! You know...I just adore the one little cloche on the white ceramic leaf...with the single pear under it...it's just so sweet and so pretty!!!

Thanks so much for coming by today...I loved your note!!!

Warmest wishes and Happy Fall!
Chari

Lisa Shatzer said...

ooooh, I love your big metal cloche!!

Bellamere Cottage said...

Hi Sweet Sue!

Oh my gosh.....how darn lovely! I was so mad at myself for missing the last cloche party, and look....I missed another one. I just cannot seem to get everything all in a nice line around here....Could things start to calm down pretty soon? I need a break!

Loved your front porch. So welcoming. Mine still has my summer pots and I'm dying to change things out for the season. I'm soooo ready for fall. It's such a sweet season, isn't it? I love the smells of fall....YUM!

Thanks for your get-well wishes....good gravy...I do not need this...

Big hugs...
Spencer

Julie said...

All of your cloches are so pretty, and I love the front door... I just love a red door...
xoxo
Julie

~~Carol~~ said...

Beautiful cloches all around, Sue! And your front porch is so pretty and welcoming! I think my favorite cloche is the Buckeyes one. Cloches can be fun too!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Sue, they are all wonderful but the one outside your door is to die for. So pretty!!

Barb :-)

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Thanks for sharing your beauiful cloche scenes! I love them all. Hope you'll visit me, too!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Candy corn kernel candles....easier to type than to say for sure! So, so beautiful. I'm especially fond of the simple ceramic leaf and pear.

Jenglamgirl said...

Wow love your porch, and all that you have created. I have yet seen a candy filled cloche so that one with the pots and candy is JUST TO CUTE, WAIT TO "SWEET" ;) thanks for sharing!

Lou Cinda said...

I love them all!! So pretty! I especially love the dragonfly cloche and the way you created the leaf ball!! loooooove it!

Lou Cinda

Bill said...

Hi Sue,
Just wanted to say I think this is an AMAZING post! They're all wonderful! You really outdid yourself ... and we're very glad you did!

I always appreciate your visits and thoughtful comments. You're always so very kind.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Bill

Susie Q said...

Look at you Miss 40 comments!! I don't remember when the lasttime I got so many! I may be an outsider now a days but I know one of the IN crowd!! *grin* And why? 'Cause YOu have a talent for decor. YOU have a beautiful home and a flair for making things just so...pretty, pretty, pretty!

ellen b said...

Hello Sue! I really like the different displays you created with your cloches! Fun stuff too with the candy corn and the Buckeyes :0)
Your front porch is so inviting, too.
Lovely Fall happening at your place...

xinex said...

Sue, your cloches are all so wonderful and everything in them so nicely displayed. I especially like your wired one in the entry. Your entry is so warm and so inviting! Congrats on winning Blondie's roosters. I can't wait to see how you use them...Christine

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Sue,
I love, love, love your cloches!!!! The dragon fly one on your front porch is divine. And I had to laugh at your candy corn one. Not that it was laughable, but the I could just picture you taste tasting the candies. You are a far better woman than me. I would have eaten it all I'm afraid. Oh, and I did see candy corn at the Dollar Tree store. I always wonder if their candy is from last year. Thanks for visiting my post & leaving me such a nice comment.
Kim

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Sue, LOL...I have a bag of old candy corn from last year too stuffed in the bowl cabinet ....opened! yuk! Love the simplicity of your cloches and how you covered the ball with the leaves. And I never saw such a pretty back entry way! Come for a visit. xo Lynn

Melissa Miller said...

Go Bucks! What a fabulous idea for a cloche Sue.
I think I told you my hubby is an OSU grad?

Your dragonfly one outdoors is just precious and beautiful too! All great looks for Fall!

Alex was just visiting his family in Dayton this past June. I didn't make it up this with him this time but I will next year for sure.

Thanks for coming by and your kindness. It's always nice to hear from you my friend.
~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Oliva said...

ooohhhh! Love the vignettes inside the cloches...especially the Halloween one!

Alicia said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you for visiting and leaving such a sweet comment. Wow...that's all I can say about the loveliness that grabbed my eyes the minute the page loaded. Thanks for sharing...it almost feels like Autumn (even thought it's 94 degrees outside at 8:30pm)...lol.

Jane said...

Hi Sue
What beautiful fall decorations! I truly loved the whimsical candy corn display. (And no, I cannot say candy corn kernel candles...even once!)Definitely...things we love! Your front entrance is beautiful! Thanks to your post, I am ready to get started on my fall decorating...even though it's still 90+ degrees outside.

I truly appreciate your visit to my blog today. Thank you for your kind comments. I hope you will stop by again, soon.

Blessings,
Jane (Artfully Graced)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Sue, you had such wonderful and creative cloche ideas! How smart to stick the leaves to a styrofoam ball. I love that metal cloche. That sunflower is perfect in that tall cloche, and your candy corn tierd cloche is fabulous! Thank you for all of this great inspiration. laurie

Kammy said...

Hey Sue !
I love your fall entry ! So pretty and so welcome - great job ! Love that cloche - perfect
for the outdoors and that little red table is perfect...now, I got to get me some sunflowers for my front door :o)
I also came by to say Thanks for visiting me !! You have the sweetest words....You are right my mind says - I am fine but then my body kicks me in the behind...LOL !

Betty said...

Hi Sue ... I've been away from blogging for a little while ..just too busy .. but when I do check in it's always your house I go to first .. I love every thing you've created ..you are soo inspiring .. Love your front door and thanks for giving me 'permission' to put my fall things out ..it's my favorite time of the year ..and also Halloween ...I'm looking out the window at all the crows in my bird bath ..love them cuz they say 'fall' to me... I had a great 'visit' at your house.
Hugz ...Betty

Connie from Big Bear Lake California said...

Sue, you have inspired me thanks so much. Stop by when you can. Connie

Denise Marie said...

So cute. love it all. Happy Fall.

Gretchen said...

wow. Not sure how I missed the rest of your blog. I only saw the 1 post with you meeting Kathy.
Love your cloche post. You've shared so many wonderful and creative ways to showcase things for Fall with your cloche collection.
Your home is a real showcase. That would be the day I would open and photograph my kitchen cupboards. lol

xinex said...

Yep, Sue! That dragonfly cloche of yours will fit right with my dragon fly place card holders....Christine