Monday, July 18, 2011

Summertime Cloches


It’s time, once again, to show off our cloches at the Summer Cloche Party being held over at Marty’s.  Some of you may recall seeing this tray vignette on the great room cocktail table a few weeks ago. I used a glass tray and topped it with both a cupcake cloche and a dome. I turned the dome upside down, jammed a whole slew of corks into it, then turned it right side up. The cupcake cloche was simply filled with seashells.


corks and shells





This was the original tray vignette, with that lush variegated plant. Alas, I forgot to water it over the weekend and it baked in the hot summer sun! So, out came the set of binoculars to take its place.



I bought a bag full of corks at a recent yard sale, knowing that they’d come in handy for something!



cupcake cloche close-up







brass binoculars

The binoculars were a purchase from the Horton’s Flea Market Sale in Tipton, IN last week. I found them in Nicki’s booth and she generously discounted them, just for me! Thanks so much, Nicki! 


tray collage




clock cloche

The cabinet in the foyer was refreshed with this cloche featuring good ol’ Father Time objects.  The clock was a find at a church rummage sale for a mere dollar purchase. The other items inside the cloche include two pieces of jewelry and a magnet.



clock face bracelet

I found this wire bracelet in one of my favorite shops a few years ago. It’s fashioned with buttons and an old clock face.



clock face magnet

This clock face magnet has a porcelain-look face that gives it a nice, vintage feel.



watch pendant

My friend, Kathy, made this pendant out of one of the many old clock and watch parts that she found while out junking. She is such a great re-purposer and talented artist. 


clock collage





silver cloche 1

This cloche is on the sofa table in the great room. I thought I needed a little touch of bling, so I brought out some shiny and some tarnished pieces of silver.


butter pats

I stacked six butter pats and topped them with an errant Christmas ornament that I found in a drawer. Apparently, it got missed when I put away the holiday decorations!


hydrangeas in creamer

I had some dried hydrangeas left over from last year’s crop. That sounds funny- I know vegetables can be classified as a crop, but can flowers be  a crop, as well?  Anyway, I cut the stem down and set the bloom into a very tarnished creamer.


shakers 2

This set of salt and pepper shakers was moved from its home in the dining room and added to the display.


diamond necklace

As added bling, I wrapped my circle pendant around the cloche lid.  The circle is made up of diamond chips and when the light from the nearby lamp hits it, it really sparkles.


silver collage



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Karen said...

Hi Sue! You have so many wonderful ideas. I LOVE the cloche with the clock theme. That will go in my idea file. The corks are great... I've never been able to save that many, it's great that you found them at a yard sale. The binoculars are wonderful! Love the way the silver tray cloche looks. Who said Christmas Ornaments are just for Christmas? I use certain ones all year round. Have a nice week!


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty Sue, love the cloche of corks! I'm always a big fan of using Christmas ornaments out of season:@)

Olive Cooper said...

Sue, love the wine corks under glass. As little wine as we drink it will take me years to duplicate this look. The bling cloche is gorgeous too! hugs♥O

Jo said...

Very nice! I haven't done much on home decor lately I guess at this rate I'll be doing Fall cloches

Barbara F. said...

I love the items you have displayed in your cloche collection, especially the corks. I agree with Jo, I'll be ready to decorate with fall items. xo

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

All your cloche displays are so pretty! I am LOVIN that last one with all your silver pieces, GORGEOUS!! Martina

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow! Very pretty! I really like all the different ideas you have used, and your friend did a great job on the pendant. I have also used Christmas ornaments through out the year. You have some great ideas.

salmagundi said...

I love all of the clocks, but I think my favorite has to be the silver and hydrangas - so timeless. Oh my, did you catch that ridiculous pun? Sally

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

what a great ideas for the corks that so many of us collect!



La said...

Hi Sue!

I hope you had a lot of fun on Saturday. I was disappointed that I was unable to make it.

Your cloches look great. I especially like the dried hydrangea.

Have a great week! La

Sarah said...

What a fun idea to created these themed vignettes within the cloches. I like the vintage items!

Shelia said...

Hi Sue! Oh, what lovely displays! You've given us a lot of ideas to play with.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Bonnie said...

Lovely cloches. I don't know how I would pick a favorite. What special time pieces.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I thought about the corks...looks so nice....and I love the opera glasses.

farmlady said...

I love the cloches with the shells and the old silver.
All are lovely.
Do you know that I go to your site and leave it on "minimize" just so I can listen to your "playlist" while I'm doing other things? I love to listen to the music on your blog.

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Sue, you are so creative. Great idea to use the corks in the cloche and I love the cloche with all of the silver. The salt and pepper shakers are very ornate and lovely.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Clocks and Cloches - beautifully displays... very pretty indeed.

Stacey said...

Pretty pretty pretty! The clocks are so nice all together. :)

Babs said...

Sue, I just love all your cloches and little vignettes in each. I can't decide which I like best, but the one with the silver and hydranges really speaks to me.
You have so many great treasures to showcase.
Lovely post.

Martha said...

Very pretty cloches. Like your arrangements -- so clever and creative!

Rettabug said...

DARN!! I have a TON of corks just sitting in a silver bowl & also LOTS of seashells from FL. Why didn't I think of using them??? You know I'm going to have to copy you, again, doncha? I hope you don't mind.

I couldn't get my music scrolls to lay criss-cross like yours. You're so good at this, Sue and I get so much inspiration from you & the way you decorate your house.


Rettabug said...

Forgot to say how much I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your diamond circle pendant hanging on that enormous cloche & I want those silver S&P shakers even more! BEAUTIFUL!!
The only thing I have to copy from that arrangement is the dried hydrangea. LOL

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Sue, your cloches are just gorgeous. I love the display on the coffee table and the corks and shells are lovely. The silver with the pretty flowers is another lovely display. I also adore all of your clocks. Such fabulous inspiration. I love them all. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your cloche vignette is absolutely lovely!

I hope that you will stop by and enter my giveaway.

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Pam @ Frippery said...

Very pretty Sue. I am ready for some changes around here too, but every surface is covered with junk, er I mean vintage pieces, I am trying to revamp.
I love the time themed cloche.

Pat said...

Fabulous cloche vignettes Sue!

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Your vignettes are the time themed cloche as the pieces all look so great together.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Beautiful vignettes Sue. Love the idea of the clock face on the button. Great themes.

Kathy said...

Sue, You've created some beautiful little "worlds" inside your cloches - love it all! You have too much fun, and your photos are wonderful! I love cloches too - thanks for sharing yours.

Hugs, Kathy

P.S. Hope to see you soon (Springfield will be here before we know it!)


Beautiful, Sue. I love all those vintage clocks and all the beauties inside each one of them...I've so enjoyed your displays. Have a happy Cloche Party at Marty's...I am! Love, FABBY

Carol said...

Lovely vignette's! Such pretty cloche's. I love the look of those binocular's, nice find!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

These are such pretty layered displays! I love the clock themes!

At The Picket Fence said...

Absolutely lovely Sue! I always get so many new ideas from you on table arrangements and vignettes and you have such a gift for putting things together! :-)

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Lovin it!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

It's all so pretty Sue and you have given lots of ideas to us bloggers. Love the binoculars. I have binoculars hanging in an upstairs bedroom window and one pair downstairs in a front window. Hoping to spot some wildlife and get a close up view of them. I am really out of the loop on all the blog parties. I miss Marty's party and others. Hope you are having a wonderful week. xo

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Hi Sue,

Thanks for sharing your cloche decorating talents over at Club G.W. with Charm Barcelet Diva! I love clocks, shells and hydrangeas so your cloches are right up my alley! What great ideas. And yes, I believe that hydrangeas can have "crops" too!


Chubby N Chieque said...

Hello Sue,

Your ideas is to die for. Love your vignettes with salt and pepper shakers.

DOn't forget to join Marty's and my giveaways.

Happy TTT.

Made In The South said...

What great ideas...glad to see I am not the only one that has forgotten a plant or two out in the summer sun!

Kathleen said...

You've outdone yourself, all so unique! You know I am clocheaphobic. I never think it looks right when I do them. So I just put cake under them and all is good!
Hope you aren't frying! Even here by the water it is warm and humid, but I know so much worse elsewhere, so I am not complaining!

xinex said...

Everything's beautifully displayed in your cloches, Sue. I love the binoculars!..Christine

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sue, nice cloche arrangements. I see you like sheet music. I hope you have entered my giveaway for vintage French sheet music. Thanks for joining the party.

very merry vintage style said...

My favorite is the silver-filled cloche and then the corks! Great ideas... Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!

Sherry said...

I love the clock faces and all of the silver. Your vignettes are really lovely. Thanks for linking it up at HSH!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I always enjoy seeing what you have created...and you certainly didn't disappoint me this time. I love the watch/clock theme...and the cute little cupcake cloche is beautiful. It is all just wonderful!

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Sue,
You have a great collection of cloches.
I love how you have displayed them and what you have in them.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Each one is gorgeous. I'm loving the watches and faces, and the lovely silver with the beautiful dried hydrangeas. thanks so much for linking up with VIF, xo Debra

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I'm coveting those binoculars! Yummy!
All your displays look so pretty, Sue. I like the bling, too. :)

Theresa said...

Sue I always just love visiting your blog. You decorate beautifully. I like the clock face that your friend made (what a neat idea).

I also wanted to tell you that I'm shutting down "A Well Dressed Home" and have started one called "Tuscan Cabin". If you'll click on my picture you'll see it on my profile. I would love to have you to continue to follow me there.

Hope your having a great weekend so far.


Honey at 2805 said...

Your collections are wonderful and your photography stunning!

Hope you will please drop by and enter my $50 Gift Card Giveaway!! If there are 500 entries, the amount will increase the Gift Card to $100.

Marydon said...

Oh, my golly, Sue! How much elegance & beauty you share in one post. I love everything I don't know where to begin. The blues are wonderful, I love the clocks, how neat the cork cloches. Wowzers.

Have a beautiful weekend ~

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hi Sue! You have truly inspired me to sruce up my coffee table by using my cloches, shells and other similar items you are showing. It all looks very, very classy ~~~ just like you!

hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. said...

your cloches look beautiful... great ideas!