Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Cloche Party!

While frantically working on a dual Tablescape Thursday and Cloche Party post last night, and suffering from blog block I might also add, my internet connection disappeared. Poof! It was gone. A little pop up message was saying something was unplugged, so I checked every cable I could find, while crawling around on my hands and knees, and Zip! Nothing! So I retired to a bubble bath to regroup. One last check later and still no internet. I was irritated now and called Comcast. Shortly after I began pushing numbers, the power went out and the house was dark. Hmmm, what to do now? I wonder if Comcast caused the outage? I sat in the dark for a bit, then gave up and went to bed. The power finally came back on about 7 hours later and it was morning. Well morning came and went, and I'm well into the afternoon. I've scrapped the idea of a dual post, and began editing the post I started yesterday for Marty's Cloche Party.

So, without further adieu, Welcome to Marty's Cloche Party!


Several of the lovely blogs I read have cloche collections, which I've drooled over on numerous occasions. After seeing all the marvelous vignettes that I could create if only I had a cloche, I was on a mission to find one. Unfortunately I wasn't able to locate one until Christmas was over, but what a perfect cloche I found. I was in Pier 1 looking at Christmas ornaments when I suddenly spied the cloche. I had to move tables and chairs and it was look out for anyone who got in my way! That baby was coming with me! Once I got it home, all my grand ideas fled. Oh my, what do I do with it now? I tried a little of this, nope, and a little of that, nope... Then I found a sweet little cake pedestal at Marshall's. It fit very well and the elevation made it seem more important. It lives on the piano and I usually rotate figurines in it. I'm sure all the creative ideas shared at the party will inspire new wonderful vignettes!

(Click on photos to enlarge.)

My first Pier 1 cloche has a sweet humming bird figurine in it. (I have the hardest time with glare when I try to photograph a cloche. I think it's time for a new camera.)


The little mini cloche covers fresh plums and sits on a sweet little blue and white stripe plate that I found at a thrift store a few years ago.


My latest treasure! I've looked at the wire cage/cloches at Michael's for several months and finally bought one. It's just so sweet with the little bird on top. I bought 3 daisies to use with a candle in it. It's just too cute. (I hope you think so too!)


A last look.

Please click HERE to visit Marty for the list of the other cloche party participants.

Enjoy!

Diane

45 comments:

marty39 said...

You really do have some wonderful cloches. I love the different sizes. Now the little birdcage cloche is so different. Someone else has some wire ones. Isn't this fun. I love the different things that you display in yours, the figurines and the fruit. What great ideas. I am really getting inspired. Thanks so much for participating. I just published my post and if it ever shows up, please go by and link up with Mr. Linky. Hugs, Marty

Melissa Miller said...

Diane sorry about your internet problem. We've been having computer issues all week long so I can relate.

Your cloches all look wonderful!
tTe hummingbirds look gorgeous inside and the wire design is adorable and so vintage looking.

Happy cloche party!
~Melissa :)

xinex said...

I really like the wire cloche. I will have to hunt for one. Of course, I love your glass ones too, very pretty display! Sorry you have internet problems....Christine

Tootsie said...

I don't even have one!!! I think I best get shopping!!! this is a beautiful post!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Diane, YOur table looks so pretty. All of your choches are so unique and so lovely, and that tablecloth under them makes this such a romantic setting. laurie

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful table and beautiful cloches, Diane!!

ellen b said...

Oh I love what you did with the same wire cloche I have...
Love your photograph of the cloche's outside!!

Foley said...

Looks like you are on your way in having a nice collection of cloches!! I've seen some lately in garden catalogs of a solid cloche..to me that rather muddied the idea of a cloche in the first place!!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Your table is so pretty- the wire cloche with the bird finial is so cute and full of whimsy!

ceekay said...

Oh, these wire cloches are killing me! I just love them. Beautiful display. Happy cloche party!

Linda said...

Very charming, Diane, but I am just loving the wire clothes I keep seeing - what is it about them that is so appealing?! Linda

Jill said...

I would have been up all night. I can't sleep without the sound of my fan going! Oh and the heat............. not good in Florida!

The table looks marvelous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How are you?????

Glenda/MidSouth said...

So Pretty! I really like the wire cloche - I need to look for one.
Glenda

Kammy said...

Wow I really love your cloches !
Don't worry about the camera...glass is hard to photograph....
Hugs ~ Kammy
p.s. I love your white birdhouse

Picket said...

Ohhhhh they are so pretty...I love those wire cloches and that pretty one with the cake plate pedistal is gorgeous! Have a great weekend!

prof en retraite said...

Hi Diane! You have some beautiful cloches! I've looked everywhere for a pretty one like the one you found at Pier 1, so maybe I'll try there! The wire one is really cute, too! And...yes, you may have my pickle!! lol...hugs...Debbie

Sue said...

I want a wire cage, too!! You've set a very pretty table. I love the pedestal on your first pictured cloche. Pier One, huh? hmmmm..... Sue

Barb~Bella Vista said...

So fresh and pretty, Diane. I love all your ideas...stunning!

Barb

Joycee said...

So pretty! I too have Internet Goblins at my house causing problems. I finally had to buy a new computer and this morning I'm getting the same messages "Internet Explorer cannot display web page" on my fav blogs...grrr! Fingers crossed you will get yours solved.
joy c. at grannymountain

Mrs. B. Silly said...

Happy Cloche Party Day! I'm afraid I'm a cloche-free blogger, not by choice, I just haven't seen one to purchase. I also do not own the ubiquitous Target birds. Woe is me!
Your cloche and table look absolutely lovely. I'm green with envy...too bad my thumb is not! Your garden looks gorgeous.
Hugs, B.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

I love your cloches! I feel like jumping in the car and going to look for one now!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

GM Diane...now girl I am loving that bird cage cloche that is just to cute...it would have sreamed my name for sure...love all you did with yours...sorry about the internet issues I hate when that happenfeels like I am cut off from the world ha ha!! May you have a great weekend my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Chari said...

Hi Diane...

Beautiful, my friend!!! What a lovely tablescape and vignette! I love your pretty cloches...Ohhh, and I love wire cloches!!! Love yours with the pretty bird on top...it's so sweet! I just love the look of those fresh plums under glass...Oooh La La!!! In fact, the photo of the bowl of plums is gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing this beautiful scene with us!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Mary said...

Hi Diane, Had to come over to see your bird cage! That looks so cute with the candle and daisies... you're giving me ideas...

Love your cloches, too! That is something that I'll have to look for. The closest thing I have is one of those butter lids or whatever they're called...

Such a pretty setting, Diane -- beautiful!

Kim said...

I love, love, love your cloches. I really like the wire one from Michael's. My Michael's never had them. I feel cheated. But it is probably a good thing as I would want to buy one. Sorry to hear about your internet & power problems. I'm lucky, I have a son who is a computer whiz, when something goes wrong I yell, Brandon. He comes & fixes.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

I LOVE your pretty table setting and cloches! Heaven!

Hugs!
Maryjane

RobinfromCA said...

What a pretty table and your cloches are beautiful! I've never seen the one you found at Michael's - good eye! Never fret, I just got my cloche post up a few minutes ago (5pm no less) so you beat me by a mile!!

Robin

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

I've seen several wire cloches today and I really like their rustic charm. I must keep my eyes open for one. Lovely table setting too!

dana said...

Hi Diane! Your cloches look wonderful!! I LOVE the wire cloche/cage!!! Hope you've had a terrific week! Dana

Sandra said...

I love your cloches! The wire one caught my eye! The flowers in the background are stunning too!
Blessings,
Sandra

Phyllis said...

I love cloches too but only have a few.

Yours look great the way they're together on the table :)

someplace in thyme said...

I know this is not the pink saturday post, but somehow I found my way to the cloche party. I had the time of my life, thankyou and glad to see the powers back on, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Diane,
Your cloches are lovely. Have a wonderful weekend.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Diane I can sure relate to computer problems. I was on the phone last Sunday for 5 1/2 hours about mine. I have it up and running, but I don't feel that it's right yet. Funny how spoilt we get when we want to just hit a button and nothing happens.
I love your bell shaped cloche.. and the wired one with the bird on top is darling. I totally forgot I have 2 small wired ones.. ummmmm I think that might be another post. lol
Hope you're having a super w/k.
hugs ~lynne~

Smilingsal said...

I enjoyed seeing your creativity with cloches. I especially like the combination cloche with pedestal.

Betzie said...

Such a pretty table!!! Wish I could sit at it and enjoy your cloches and garden!

Tomarie said...

Oh what a beautiful collection!!! L~

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

Wow, your cloches are so pretty!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Very pretty! I enjoyed seeing your displays.

Katherine

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Diane...you crack me up with your cloche story...about finding it and getting it home and then not knowing what to do with it....that sounds just like me! I have about 3 cloches and don't have a clue what to put under them! :-) I hope Michaels still has some of the wire birdie ones...I'd love one of those! I'm checking tomorrow...wish me luck! Susan
P.S. What will I put under it? LOL

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

HI
I was blog hopping and came across your blog and thought Id say HI :)

Candy

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Love your little outdoor party. So cute.

Cindy said...

Hi,
New to blog reading and writing. I have enjoyed reading your blog.

once in a blue moon... said...

fun fun fun!

Melissa said...

It never ceases to amaze me what people can find to put under a cloche.

Such creativity!

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