Thursday, December 9, 2010

Holiday Cloches


Although I pared down the decorating this holiday season, I made sure that I would still include several cloches.



This miniature Santa under glass in actually a lamp finial. I simply placed him in a pile of “snow” that I made up again this year.  It’s so sparkly and real-looking, don’t you think?  I used the same product that I used last year for my snow. HERE is the link for it.






I glued a jingle bell tied up with a ribbon to the top of the jar. 




acorn cloche

This Christmas season, the great room’s decor is made up of items found in nature and decorations in sparkly white and silver. The cloche on the baker’s rack is extremely simple and understated-   there is long-needle pine straw haphazardly strewn onto a glass platter and an over-sized glittery acorn rests on its side.





acorn closeup






On a lighter and more whimsical note, Frosty’s cousin, Fred, found a home inside this elevated cloche in the study.






It looks as if Fred has suffered from windburn damage as a result of being exposed to the sun and cold.  Maybe he should have worn sunscreen!





snowman ornament

I used a resin tree ornament to accent the lid of the cloche. This little snowman head has a traditional coal mouth and eyes, as well as a carrot for his nose.  And he seems to be wearing a bit of blush! 





reised mosaic 


                                     I’m having a bit of fun creating mosaics these days. 




                                           Linked to the following parties:

                                                                                         Cloche Party

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                                                                                              common g

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                                                                                                feathered nest party

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Sharing with Sherri said...

Your cloches are all so cute Sue! especially love your first santa one with the cool looking snow! Didn't you say how you made it last year? Well of course I forgot! I'm trying epsom salts for snow, but doesn't quite look s real as yours though!!
Love your silver pieces of course too! A silver display is also on my to do list!

Have a wonderful holiday season!
Warm hugs, Sherri:)

Polly said...

I just love cloches! And yes, that fake snow looks sooooo real!!!

Turley Times said...

I have a couple cloches I could have Christmased up but I didn't - now I wish I had! Yours look great!


Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Wow, just beautiful! Cloches are really hot in decorating right now. Nate Birkus was talking about them on his show last week. Love all the silver, and the photographs are beautiful, what type of camera do you use?


Jo said...

Love the cloches, I like the snow even tho I'm rather sick of the white stuff already!!

Olive Cooper said...

Gorgeous Sue...the acorn is my favorite!

Deserae said...

Beautiful the one with the little Santa and snow :o)

Sherry said...

Very nice! I love to see What everyone comes up with to put under glass.

Blondie's Journal said...

Your cloches are wonderful, Sue. I am a snowman nut myself, probably because we get so much of it! lol! Love that realistic snow BTW. Didn't you give us the recipe one year?


Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

So CUTE!! I love them all! That snow is awesome! LOVE it! Does it just last and last?

I need some of that stuff!

Lou Cinda :)

Debbie said...

You are so very clever SUE!!~ I love the first one with the Santa..very cute. There are so many parties out here I can't keep up. I am such a party gal and wish I could go to all of them, seeing it is an open invite LOL!~ I am trying to get my Christmas tree post up soon. Thanks for sharing your creative cloches, they really are neat!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Do I have to pick a favorite, cause I like them all ? :) Really like the glittered acorn. Your are very creative.
Enjoy your evening.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your santa with the snow on silver is stunning, and the snowman is just way toooooooo cute. All of your displays are just wonderful. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Gail said...

I just love all your cloches but I think my favorite is the acorn! Thanks for sharing. You've inspired me for next year.

Enjoy your evening,

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sue, I had some of that snow last year and cannot find it here this year. I love your cloches. Each one is great. I am late doing a post since I have been gone all day.

Debby said...

Your cloches. That is something I haven't tried yet. Thanks for sharing.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

So cute Sue, love the little Santa! I had to check last years post and see the Snow Real, did you try the baby diaper? Inquiring minds want to know:@)

Shelia said...

Hi Sue! Oh, I love your cloche displays! That snow does look real! I've not seen this before. I have to get some! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

La said...

Did you get the jingle bell from the Polar Express?

Your cloches are beautiful! La

Sharing Shadymont said...

Very Pretty!!

Brenda Kula said...

I love everything you do! Your pretties under glass are gorgeous!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Your cloches turned out so pretty! Love the santa with the snow! I need to check out how to make that snow! Looks so realistic! How's your toe doing?~ :) Patti

Mary Ellen said...

Great cloches! Thanks so much for saying that you are paring down this year in the decor department- me too- I usually have a good size tree in every room plus the extras but just not time or energy...then there is the thought of having to get it all packed away!

Liz said...

I just love that you found a Santa finial. Darling! :)

Merry Christmas!


Susan said...

Sue your Christmas cloches are so cute!!
It seems alot of people has scaled back on their decor this year. I certainly did only because we are living in a rented condo until our house is built.
I wonder why everyone decided to pare down.

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Love those cloches Sue!!! The acorn is Sa-weet!

A Hint of Home said...

You have such a pretty collection of cloches. Love the santa in the snow. All are so cute.

classic casual home said...

Very creative using things you have and mixing it up.
Mary Ann

Becca said...

I love these (the Santa with that awesome snow being my fave)! *Becca*

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Love all your cloches!! Reminds me of a Christmas water globe!!

Lynn Richards said...

I tried some cloches this year as well, but yours are just the BEST!!!

Diann said...

Hi Sue!

I think we were on the same wave with our silver and white this year. It is just such a beautiful combination. Everything looks just wonderful at your place!

Lori E said...

As much as I love the Santa I think Fred steals the show. You can see your personality in everything you do Ethel.

Vanessa said...

Hi Sue! I just love all of your cloches and that glittery giant acorn is beautiful! It all looks so wintery and lovely and you could probably keep them up into the new year too. Thanks so much for linking up to the party and being such a great bloggy friend! :-)

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Ah! love the white acorn best, although I love everything but, you know, there is always the best.

Happy Party time...

Debra@Common Ground said...

These are wonderful, I think the acorn is my fave, love the snow, it adds soooo much! Thanks for linking up with VIF!

Miss Sandy said...

I love the simplicity and elegance of the one large object, the acorn, under glass. Have a wonderful weekend!

Pam said...

That snow is amazing. Looks like it is wet. Great cloches.

The Tablescaper said...

wow, here I am trying to dig up the inspiration for one cloche this season and you've got several going on. Very festive.

I hope you'll also join seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Sue~once again I'm amazed at how you cloche gals find the most precious treasures to behold.
I was curious ahout that snow ever since you mentioned it last year.
I've heard of the diaper technique too, but I'm like you, I go for the sure thing, cause with my luck I'd be stuck with a wet soggy mess otherwise.
I'm finally getting around to decking the halls of my home.
we'll be cutting our Christmas tree from the backyard this weekend when my college boy is home. That's sure way to get us in a festive mood.
Do you like playing Christmas music while decorating? For me the music brings a wonderful scent of the season to the air, as does the aromas of baking.

It's good to be back, I hope you get a chance to stop by for a visit.

Sweet wishes,

Sue said...

Hi Sue....I get to enjoy everybody else's Crhistmas decorations this year...First time we are going to Jersey so early that I didn't even bother to put out all my usual Nutcrackers on my houe looks very boring.....Happy Holidays!!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi sweet lady...

Ohhh my goodness, it's been way too long since I've been over for a visit, my friend! I hope that my note is finding you and your sweet family all doing well!

Sue, I can't tell you how much I adore that little cloche that you made out of the jar and adding the jingle bell for the handle is soooo awesome!!! I love this idea! I have already copied your photo to my inspiration files...I would love to make some of these! Wouldn't it look pretty to get jars of graduated sizes and do this for a vignette? Love it!!! I also love your cloche with the large white acorn...that is sooo pretty! Girl, you have some pretty Christmas going on over here at your place...this has been such a treat!!! Thank you for sharing them with us!

Warmest Christmas wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Miss Char said...

They're all beautiful but I think the acorn is my favorite. I just love the twigs on the bottom, simplicity at its best. Thanks so much for sharing.

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

hi Sue! i haven't been by in a few... i just had fun poking around ;) i love the sweet santa in the cloche and the little jingle bell on top, so cute! Your home looks beautiful.

Sarah said...

Fun to see all that you have done. I may try to make some of that snow. Thanks! ~ Sarah

Mary said...

Fun cloches~ what a great way to display your Santa lamp finial!

The Tablescaper said...

Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

French Hen Farm said...

I love to decorate with cloches too.!
Yours are beautiful. I especially love the giant acorn!
Love the fake snow, Im going to have to find some of that!
Enjoy the weekend!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Just lovely!

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Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there Sue,
Oh they are so charming! I love 'Fred' and that gorgeous huge acorn! Beautiful~ thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

Pattie T. said...

I LOVE the cloches. I'm adding them to my decor this year.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Sue, all your cloches are attractive but Fred has stolen my heart with his adorable face and arms ready for a hug! Linda

KBeau said...

Okay, I love the Santa cloche. going to have to check out that snow. It looks so real.

My houses are all made by Lemax. I've bought some at Michael's and some on eBay.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Sue, how do you come up with these things? A lamp finial - that is too cute, and the snowman head on top of the cloche - your just get more clever every day. Love that giant blingy acorn. Wonderful cloches. laurie

Rettabug said...

Sue, your decorations are just darling...full of fun & frolic! Thanks for the link to the snow instructions. I may try it.

Love all your cloches! I don't have very many...must remedy that after the holidays.

Its a shame about your brunch being canceled. Why don't you do it during the week between Christmas & New Years?
Or better yet, make it a BLUE BRUNCH & hold it in mid Jan. We always had a BLUE party during that month. I already have plans for mine. ;-)

Are you getting tons of snow? We sure are!! Schools are closed & lots of accidents, too. I'm staying inside & baking cookies!