Friday, April 2, 2010

Spring Cloche Party!


Cloche Partyclick on the button to visit Marty’s party

This Stroll Thru Life cloche party came upon me rather fast- where has the time gone lately?  These past few months have flown right past me!  And since I missed Marty’s last party, I made a hurried effort to participate this time. I put together a few cloches today, using some Easter decor and some birds and their nests. I think they say, “Spring,” and after such a long winter for many of us, I think we are all so  very ready for this season and some nicer weather.



duck cloche[5]

This cloche on my dining room serving buffet holds what appears to be a cute little rubber duckie bobbing through some waves of blue water.  But wait….   he is not a rubber duckie, at all!


This little guy is actually milk chocolate! How fun is this?


easter entry6

On a cabinet in the front entry, this small dome encases a treasure box topped with a little church and its steeple.


Small pastel Easter eggs adorn the miniature bleached bottle tree.

duckie ornament[6]

This sweet duckie is a homemade ornament that I found in an antique/thrift store in December.



I ordered this terrarium when I was at the furniture market in High Point several years ago.  It is a favorite of mine and this season it is filled with a momma bird and small nest filled with speckled eggs. The field grass smells so sweet and earthy whenever the hinged lid is opened.



This vignette on the fireplace hearth features birds and nests, once again.  The old postcard and the framed print were found in an antique shop last fall.




The kitchen table is set for breakfast and its centerpiece is a moss covered basket filled with wooden eggs. Faux dogwood blossoms encircle the bottom of the dome.








The potting bench in my laundry room is a perfect spot for this terrarium. I’m growing wheat grass in an eggshell perched on top of an inverted pot and its saucer. 






Reindeer moss from Gloria’s (Happy to Be) mountain accents a garden dragonfly ornamental and some heart shaped rocks.


Make sure that you visit Marty’s party, where I’m sure you’ll glean some great ideas and inspiration for use in your own cloche decorating!

Hugs and Happy Easter,


Julie said...

Oh I just can not pick one...I think they are all beautiful....But if I had to pick I love the first one with the little yellow duckie...

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

All your displays are amazing. I especially love the birdcages... I so enjoyed viewing your blog.

Have a "Sonny" Day

Mrs. P. said...

Stunning...I especially love that little duckie ornament.


janet said...

Beautiful...I'm searching for a cloche to display a fabulous needlefelted blue Elephant..wish me luck!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Wow, Sue! You did a lot. I love the terranium and the birdies nest on top of the old suitcase. Really good job, Cindy

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Sue, It all looks so beautiful! I bought some of those chocolate duckies too. Too too cute! It looks like we are going to have spectacular weather for Sunrise Service, the church egg hunt and then Bobby G. and I are off to the Easter Parade. With family all gone it's the first time we have ever been able to attend it. There is a doggie bonnet contest. Will be a riot. Happy Easter Sue. xo

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how beautiful. I love all of your cloche and terreriam displays. So pretty. You have such an eye for vignettes. Thanks so much for joining the party. Just gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I love them all!! I won't try to pick a favorite -makes me wish I had decorated more. Be sure and post your egg topiary when you get it made.

kim said...

Love all your cloche vignettes. Very pretty. I love the chicken wire on the back of the shelf. Is that a hutch?

Frippery said...

Very pretty Sue. Happy Easter.

Rettabug said...

Sue, what a DELIGHTFUL collection of cloches & all so beautifully appointed. You're a master as this form of decorating!

Please tell me where you found wheat grass seeds in OH? I would LOVE to start some for a Spring luncheon coming up.

Have a Blessed Easter,

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

What a fabulous range and assortment of pretty cloches! Love the chiken wire as well.

Do also pop by for a visit..,

Cheers from Wanda Lee

Have a blessed and happy Easter!

Betty said...

Hi Sue
I love your assorted cloches in different rooms. A cloche is so fun to decorate with. I have really enjoyed my first cloche party. I love your blog and thank you for stopping by to leave me a comment.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Charming cloches, enegerzier bunny gal! You said a few,I wonder how many if you said several! ha!

Killer terraiums! I'm so jealous. I have to hate you now ;)

My latest perdicament is coming via email heehee.

Love the rubber duckie chocolate thingy.

GF of T ;)

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Sweet Sue!

What wonderful cloche's you have here.....YUM.....I love them all....especially the terrarium you got at High Point. I need one!

Have a wonderful Easter..


Sue said...

Hi that vignette with the birds on the old suitcase....Have a wonderful Easter Sunday!! know the other one.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I never cease to be amazed at the beautiful displays we see. Yours are wonderful. It will please our Gloria to see that you have added her reindeer moss to your display ..and so beautifully done. You have a real talent for putting things together...just lovely!! Every one of them is just lovely!!
Love and hugs to you Sue.
Happy Easter!

NanaNay said...

Beautiful pictures. Lovely blog.

Shelia said...

Hi Sue! I don't know how I missed your clocheness but I did. Oh, I love all of them. That little ducky is adorable and edible! Yummy! You've set up your cloches so beautifully and those lantern thingys, I love them. You have a beautiful home and I am always straining my tiny eyes in each photo to see more.
bE a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

farmlady said...

That duck is CHOCOLATE?? It sure looks like it would float in a bath tub. Amazing!!
My favorite is the "sweet ducky" ornament that you found at Christmas. It's so cute.
I really must try one of these sometime.

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Well you did much better than me! For some reason I thought it was on the 15th - Surprise!! LOL.

Anyway, your cloche displays are so pretty! I love that Easter Treasure box!


Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Sue!

I hope you and your family had a very happy Easter! Your holiday breakfast table was so pretty.

I love all your cloches --the yellow chocolate duck is so cute and I love the grass growing from the eggshell half in the last photo.

♥ Pat

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This is "throwing together" cloches? They are each so special. I don't even know which I like the best. I've been away from Blogland for a while...I'm trying to get caught up. I'm really glad I didn't miss this post...I love your things!

Kathleen said...

Just checking in to see how things are going..praying!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Sue! I love all of your cloches...especially the rubber ducky! And your terrarium is simply gorgeous! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hui Sue...I hope this isn't a comment disappeared! Love the rubber ducky! And your terrarium is gorgeous! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Balisha said...

I loved looking at all your cloches. You have so seems one in every room.

Patty said...

What an adorable little ducky nest!

Designs on 47th Street said...

Oh! Such sweet creativity you came up with. Love all your pictures. Shoot, I missed this party too and I'm showing spring cloche's today!


Dawn said...

Hi Sue, time is flying past me too. I don't know how I missed these posts. Each arrangement is so special on it's own. I have to say my favorite is the yellow duck floating on the blue tissue paper! The others are sweet and beautiful but that one was unexpected. Too cute!Pretty good for throwing them together!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Sue I've missed my visits, but little by little I'm catching up.
Although last month was difficult with our loses a new month has brought new hope.
I poured myself a cup of tea and read a spell. I'm hoping your hubby is doing well from his last setback and surgery.

Your lovely cloches get me excited for more spring to come into full bloom
I look forward to applying it's inspirational palette of colors into a few DIY decorations and gifts, with a little baking/cooking in between.
Don't you love the aroma that fills the air during this season?
It's definitely invigorating.

Sweet wishes,

Kathleen said...

Hi Sue,
Popping in to see how you are doing?
I thought of you yesterday at the store. I bought some of those candy ducks half price to use for a tablescape. Then the gkids can eat them!
Hope there is progress there!

Betty's corner of the world said...

Dear Sue ... Everything you touch is beautiful.
I hope you and your husband are both feeling better and enjoying spring.
Hugz ...Betty

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Hiya Ms Sue :)
It has been too long since I have stopped by and said hi-- your cloches are too gorg! Every one.

If you ever have time -- would love for you to join in with us on Fridays--- you always have such BEAUTIFUL posts.

Hope all is well...

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Sue, I missed this post, and I'm so glad to see it now. What wonderful cloche creations! I loved all of them. Some great ideas in this post. I'm so glad to hear that your husband is doing better. laurie

KBeau said...

I can't believe that cute "rubber" duckie is really chocolate. I probably would have floated him in the bathtub. Happy spring.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

What an awesome collection you have!!! So glad you are back. Hope all is well now~

Betty's corner of the world said...

Hi Sue .. Thanks for your visit and your comment .. I've said it before ..but I'll say it again .."everything you touch is beautiful" .. I really love the look of your 'brown and white' Easter displays ..very rich looking.
I also have a question ..Is that 'real chicken wire' on your walls or is to part of the wallpaper? ..I just love that look and wish I had somewhere in my house to use it.
Hugz ..Betty

Stacey said...

Hi Sue! Just checking on you to make sure that everything is ok. We miss you.