Thursday, July 15, 2010

Cloche Time ! Come on get



clocher (:)) just click on the photos to enlarge). I'm sharing two garden cloche, one has a birds nest I created with two tiny eggs inside, each with a teeny tiny heart crystal and a china bird on top of the cloche. Another has a concrete cherub surrounded by pink hydrangea with hydrangea flowers on top. These sit on a sofa table in my entry. The garden cloches are actually candle holders turned upside down, set on a clay saucer that is then set on a clay pot turned upside down. Then my favorite by far is one I have on my kitchen counter. When I went to Savannah for the Petticoats and Parasols Art Event several of us exchanged paper dolls and inside this cloche is one made by the talented, clever (and very sweet) Shelley from Honey Lamb and I. She used cupcake liners for the skirt and made a tray of cupcakes...so I surrounded her with some faux cupcakes. I LOVE this paper doll and wanted to display her in my kitchen, but I needed a very tall cloche. I used a glass display cover like you would use to cover an anniversary clock. You can find them at Hobby Lobby.

Please stop by Marty's A Stroll Thru Life to find links to the other cloche party givers.

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35 comments:

Nancy said...

OOOH!!! The one with the bird on top and the one with the angle inside...oh me oh my...how pretty! Nancy

Rettabug said...

Francie, HOW PRETTY! I love each one, as different as they are from each other.
You've got a real talent for staging. This is my 1st visit to your blog but it won't be my last.

fondly,
Rett

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Fabulous! I love seeing how everyone has a different vision for their cloches! Love the paperdoll one but then I'm partial to dolls and whimsy *)

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

xxoo

Olive Cooper said...

Pretty! You gals with the sweets are making want cake! ♦olive

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I like your cloche designs! I think the one with the little bird is my favorite!

Katherine

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

I love the way you have all of your cloches dressed...sooooo pretty!

Enjoy!
Cathy

xinex said...

The paper doll is so sweet. Love the bird cloches. Beautiful garden ones....Christine

Shelia said...

Hi Francie! Oh, how sweet! Love how you've decked out your cloches!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your cloches are so pretty! I especially love the second one with that nice size bird figurine!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Brillant idea to use the clock over for a cloche. They are not the easiest to find....great displays!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I really like all three - thanks for sharing them with us.

Honey Lamb and I said...

Ohhh Francie I can't believe you used her in your art!!! That makes me feel so good. How sweet and it looks so cute:) They all look super adorable and you did such a great job! ~Shelley O.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

The one with the birds on top and the one with the bird and those tiny little flowers peeking out...just so sweet!

Stacey said...

Very pretty Francie. :)

Grannys Attic said...

All three are just beautiful. What a great way to display them. Blessings, Vicky

Debbie said...

Love these. That one with the paper doll and faux cupcakes is adorable! I need to head over to the cloche party and see all of the great ideas.

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

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Janelle (Chanticlear!) you are entered in the Lavender give away and thank you for your comment and for following !

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Francie, love your sweet cloches!

Thanks for joining the Rooster Party and also for displaying the button....I will add your name to the drawning.

Barb ♥

Sue said...

I really like the cloche with the bird on top! So cute... I've used the pot and saucer before as a base. Yours looks really good because it is "weathered." Thanks for the visit this morning.
:-) Sue

Ana said...

Hi Francie,
What great ideas for cloches. They all turned out lovely. My favorite, though, has to be the one with the little birdie on top. I just love little birdies :-) Thanks so much for sharing your ideas. Have a wonderful weekend.

Smiles,
♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how pretty and your displays are stunning and so creative. Great inspiration and eye candy. I am so thrilled you joined the cloche party. This is just lovely. Thanks. Hugs, Marty

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Love your garden cloches, Francie.
The paper doll is so clever and perfect under a cloche. I have that little Jardin box and have never done anything with it. It looks so cute, I am inspired.

imaginationlane said...

Ooh..such sweet and clever presentations! I see we had the same idea about putting ladies under glass...lol.

I'm so glad you stopped by my place, and I've very much enjoyed my visit with you...

Lynette

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love the way you took candle holders and turned them into cloches. Very creative. Thanks so much for your kind comments.

the cape on the corner said...

what great ideas, so creative!

thanks so much for stopping by the cape on the corner!

someplace in thyme said...

Oh Francie, I love what you have done with your cloches. Until Marty came into my life, I really never gave a thought to a cloche. Now they are so much fun and I am constantly on the look out for new ones. Pretty soon they will be all over my home. Bring it on!! You are right about finding them at Hobby Lobby, you have an amazing way of displaying and it shows. I was thinking of showing your beautiful teacup candle in one of mine, but decided to save it for another day. Thanks so much for your lovely blog, Char

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Francie,

I have loved looking at everyone in this cloche party! What a great idea.

Thanks for stopping, the one thing I have not yet done is faux cakes, I might pick your brain when I get around to doing it

Thanks Carol

Kim said...

The cupcake paper skirt is darling! I like your garden ones, and the jardin container nearby.

Rachel said...

What a great idea... a paper doll exchange! I do something similar via mail with fellow scrappers I have meet online! I love how you show cased her in a cloche!!!

Alaina said...

How adorable, my favorite is the cerub one.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Francie, All of the cloches are lovely but my favorite is the paper doll one....just adorable! Thanks for your visit and sweet comment.
Hugs, Sherry

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh, the cloche pictures are just beautiful!
Thank you for sharing!
Leticia

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I think my favorite is your favorite too. Love the paper doll! Hey Francie, how are you? I am just getting back into the swing of things after being on holiday. It's hard! Come on back over and "meet my family"....xoxo Lynn

Diann @ The thrifty Groove said...

All of them look so pretty!

Fun With This and That said...

Very nice things I'm now one of your followers.Thank you for stopping by Laura Q