18 June, 2009

A Cloche Party






Marty at A Stroll Thru Life is Having a Cloche Party. Click the link to go see what other bloggers are displaying in their cloches.








I purchased this dome and stand at a thrift shop. I believe it once held an anniversary clock. I found the crystal knob at a yard sale for 10 cents. A dab of Gorilla Glue and I have a cloche. I display it on my end table in my living room. I found the little perched ceramic bird at a thrift store.


This was purchased at Ross on the clearance shelf. It was missing the post. When I was given the sales receipt, I saw that it was identified as a cupcake holder. I set it on a post I had to give it the elevation.


Inside is a candle in the ceramic container with lid. I think it is cupcakeish.


This is a cheese dome I got at a thrift shop. I place it on a glass plate I already have. I am displaying a fake bird nest.

Do apothecary jars count? A little salt for a base and a sea shell.



I have only had these for a few months, so I have not had the opportunity to change it out seasonally.

Here are some photos I found on the internet that have inspired me.



Courtesy of Country Living Magazine.






Courtesy Department 56


37 comments:

Sue said...

I think you were MOST inventive gluing a glass knob onto the dome! Putting that ornamental candle holder under the lid is cute- and yes, it does look like a cupcake! The most special is the single shell in the sand. :-) Sue

ellen b said...

Very nice! I'm on the lookout for a more bell shaped cloche. This party is fun...so many great ideas...

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

All of these are beautiful!!

marty39 said...

Now that is really creative to glue the know onto the top of the dome. Really clever. I love all of your displays. The little cupcake holder with the little ornamental candle is so cute and the one single shell is stunning. Love it. Birdnests are always such fun to look at. Your pics from the internet are great too, but I really like yours. Thanks so much for participating. Love it. Hugs, Marty

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

I love that tall cloche stand!

~CC Catherine said...

Karen, Long time no chat! I love your cloches! You did a very nice job finding unique ones...and each one has a story behind it. Those are my favorites...with stories! :) ~CC Catherine PS: The Gorilla Glue share was really something new for me, I didn't know that was possible. I would have never known it didn't come like that! GREAT SHARE! :)

Allidink said...

Great cloche photos! I have that cupcake dome from Ross it was so funny because I went to Ross specifically looking for a dome and then voila lol.

All the best,
Allison

Martha said...

I've seen those anniversary clock holders at sales -- didn't think outside the box that it was really a cloche -- great idea. All of your cloches are great.

xinex said...

Your cloches are all so cute! I like the idea of the crystal handle, so ingenious and it is so pretty. I also like the pictures your picked up from other places. And my favorite is the cupcake holder, so unique....Christine

Linda said...

Be-autiful clothes and pictures - soooo many ideas! Linda

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

I love your creativity. Now I am in search of glass knobs! Thanks for all the ideas.

Charla

Glenda/MidSouth said...

So many pretty ideas. I also have a couple of cheese domes and a cake dome I did not even use. Thanks for sharing.
Glenda

Shelia said...

Hi Karen! OH, I adore your cloche on the tall stand! It's so precious! Love everything you've done!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Melissa Miller said...

Very beautiful cloches Karen!
I really like the simple shell and the sand. ~Lovely. :)

Karen said...

Hello! You are clever!!!! I never would've thought to glue on the knob. Hmmmm . . . I have an old anniversary clock that doesn't work any more . . .
I've loved visiting your blog. All your pictures were just wonderful!
And I am now officially on the lookout now for a cupcake dome! Too cute!
Great job! Karen

Kim said...

I like that you made a cloche out of an old anniversary clock cover. I was thinking about doing the same thing. And I love the inspiration photos you shared.

Kammy said...

Wow love your pedastal cloche ! Really good eye for changing things..isn't it fun ?
Hugs ~ Kammy

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I just love the one seashell under glass. Great ideas you have given us on how to think out of the box. Have a super great weekend. ~ Lynn

Domestic Designer said...

You are a very creative lady! I love all of your displays. I am inspired!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how very creative -- and I loved how you glued the knob and fixed the cupcake stand yourself! Very nice inspiration too (yours AND the pictures you found? fun!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Karen, they are all so pretty....each and every one. Love your ideas!!

Barb

Chari said...

Hi Karen...

My friend, I loved your innovative ideas! Love that pretty crystal knob that you added to the glass dome...gorgeous! And I just love your tall, stately cloche...love that you lifted it up on a pole!!! You've decorated each just beautifully! I love that you can just put something simple under glass and it makes it so elegant!!! Girl, I just adore that pretty little watering can candleholder...it's darling and I thought it looked so pretty under the cloche! Thanks for sharing other great ideas...I can't wait to decorate mine for Christmas!!!

Thank you so much for coming by and leaving me such a sweet, sweet note and I sure do appreciate you joining in to follow my blog...such an honor!!! I am also adding your blog to my list...looking forward to getting to know you, my friend!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Karen..you are so creative! Love your inspiration pictures too!

Brenda said...

I love your ideas! A lot of inspiration here. It's clear to me I'm going to have to have more than one cloche!
Brenda

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Karen you are a girl after my heart...I just love Gorilla glue and the way it holds everything...I never use super glue any more since I found me some Gorilla ha ha!! all your cloche's are wonderful my friend...I am loving this party today so many great ideas to see what peeps are doing with cloche's and the how to make them is great...May you have a great weekend my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

lilsista said...

Great....now I'm going to become a cloche addict after seeing all the great things you can do with them! :)

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Beautiful cloches and lots of inspiration!

Hugs!
Maryjane

Charlotte said...

Thanks for all the inspiration. I have to get some more cloches.
Charlotte

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

You are so creative!

dana said...

I noticed the notched knob right off the bat on the first dome and was really impressed when I read you had added that--very clever!! The cheese ball clothe is darling with the little nest and shiny eggs. All of your cloches were lovely....just as wonderful as your "inspiration" photos. Dana

Kelee Katillac said...

Love your ideas! Cloches are Divine!!!!!!!!!!!!


love, kelee

Candy-Faith..... from Simply Pretty said...

pretty :)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I enjoyed seeing all your displays. Love the crystal knob glued on!

Katherine

Kay said...

Very smart to glue the ball on the dome.... I like the groupings of themed cloches. I didn't join the party, but I am being inspired to change mine out a bit as I view everyones photos.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love this, Karen! Loved seeing all of the interesting things in each cloche, and I agree with Sue, you were inventive gluing the knob on the dome! I love your inspiration photos in addition to what you've done. Neat!

xo,

Sheila :-)

Frippery said...

Love that you added the post to your cupcake holder. Thanks for the inspiration photos. I love new ideas!

Linda said...

I love all of the ideas you've shown. Lovely!! Your creativity is inspiring.