Sunday, September 13, 2009

Second Annual Cloche Party

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The long awaited day has finally arrived. The Second Annual Cloche Party hosted by Marty from A Stroll Thru Life. I'm so excited to be participating once again. Be sure to click here to find a full list of those participating. I know we're going to be inspired by all the beautiful cloche decor awaiting us there.

Okay, lets get started. You'll find this cheese cloche dome in the kitchen filled with real eggs. I purchased these for the shop to go with all the woodsy decor that is so popular right now.

Do you see a small cloche hiding behind this darling cardinal?
Sometimes the beauty of a dome is elegant enough to stand on it's own.
This was a gift from my daughter to Mr. P awhile back. Knowing his love for flying this was the perfect gift.
Close up of emblem.
The plane inside is made of glass as well. The details are incredible.
A bit closer for you. This is my latest treasure. It means the world to me. You see this was a birthday gift from my Gloria from Happy to Be. If you haven't been to her blog you are definitely missing out. Once you meet her you'll have a friend for life. Be sure to click here to take you to her wonderful blog.
Isn't she beautiful? She's a bell. You know what they say every time you hear a bell ring an angel gets her wings. Gloria, I cannot thank you enough darling. I love, love , love her.

Now, she officially has her own cloche dome. :-)
I'm sure you remember this bird from previous posts.

Yes, Fall has arrived in the sun porch. A top the ice box sits this beautiful cloche dome. In the spring you found a bunny. Now, it's happily adorned with a gorgeous pumpkin, purchased from Hobby Lobby last year. Flanked by a Fall plate I sold last year in the shop and some wonderful smelling potpourri.. A close up for you.
Even closer yet. :-))
A top the antique plant table sits this wonderful wired cloche dome. Inside another pumpkin.
Close up of the curly wire knob.
On top of the antique kitchen cupboard sits probably one of my favorite cloche domes. I love the curve of the legs and the glass bottom.
A close up for you.
From above..
Back inside once again, lets head to the dining room table. You've seen this cloche dome many times since I've started blogging. Snuggled around him is a beautiful tablecloth and a hint of more pumpkins.
Close up.

On the candlestick table you'll find another cloche filled with a pumpkin candle lite nestled with a few fall leaves. I opted not to use it for a candle lite this year and instead thought he might appreciate joining the cloche party. :-)) A little closer for you.
And last but not least ( lol) you'll find my latest acquisition to my cloche "collection" .
For the present it's found a home on the kitchen counter, nestled underneath a few fall leaves and the beautiful birdhouse lantern I won from Jessica at a Cozy Kettle. For the present he remains empty, I'm sure that won't last for too long. lol

I'm delighted you stopped by to see our Cloche's decorated for fall. I've certainly enjoyed having you. Now, don't forget to link back over to Marty's for a full list of participants. I know we're going to see some beauties. Marty, thanks so much for hosting and inviting me to the party. I've had a ball getting ready for it.. now, I'm off to see the others hope to see you there..
hugs ~lynne~


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Ooooh Lynne I don't know which one I love the most...they are all just beautiful...the the legs on that one stand how pretty is that...Glad you like your silly little bell...any time you need me now just ring and I'll be there for you my dear friend...Your home is looking beautiful do have the magic touch which I always tell you...Oh I wished I could do the things the way you do...May you have a Great day my friend...Love ya sis...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Patsy said...

I sure did enjoy this post, thanks.

xinex said...

I love all your cloche collection, Lynne and everything you have displayed in them. I really like the bird bell that Gloria sent you, it's very pretty....Christine

Susan (Between Naps On The said... have a beautiful cloche collection! I adore your Birthday bird...Gloria is a sweetie pie and so are you! :-) Susan

onlymehere said...

Bless Gloria's heart this bird bell is beautiful! What a wonderful friend you have. You do have such a great eye for how to use these cloches (hope it's spelled right) and I love the versatility you have with them. I may have to find me one or two, lol! Beautiful.

KM Studios said...

That was an awesome tour Lynne!
I LOVE all the birds that you have!
You certainly look as if you are ready for Fall too!
Bring on the pumkins, the leaves, the cinnamon smells - and I guess I can add cloches now too ;)
Thanks Lynne -its always a treat.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Lynne, I just love all of your cloches! The items you grouped with the domes are just all beautiful! But my favorite is the fancy pumpkin, I believe it was the first pumpkin cloche! Oh my, I really {heart} that one!!! ...beautiful! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

janet said...

wow lynne, you have so many lovely cloches and dressed so pretty for fall. I don't own one and when i do see them, which is rare they are always so expensive. I will wait for a good deal to come along. thanks for sharing your beauties.

Anonymous said...

Hi Dear Lynne! Oh, look at all your gorgeous cloches! You have so many! And look what you've put under them! Every one is so special! How sweet of our Gloria to send you that precious little bird. Oh, I always say it, but I could really come shopping in your home.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Karen said...

WOW! Everything is gorgeous! I don't know where to start! I love the birds - the Cardinal is to die for. But then, I love the wire cloche . . . I almost forgot the Kitty Hawk! How Awesome is that?
OK, love your blog! I'm following along now! TOO FUN!
Have a good weekend! Thanks for sharing!
Karen- Some Days Are Diamonds

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW! Lynne you have some amazing and really beautifully done cloches. All of your birdies are just too cute!

I think of you all often my friend.
~Blessings to you and yours this weekend, ~Melissa :)

Bill said...

Hi Lynne,
You're definitely one of the STARS of this event! Your beautiful displays are making me think I should start collecting cloches. I love everything you've done with yours!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Bearly Sane said...

Hi Lynne,
The pumkin candle cloche sold me...and I also like the way you used the lighting in the has such a warm glow.
P.s. thanks for stopping by!

SmilingSally said...

Oh my, you have so many pretties!

Dolores said...

Hi Lynne,
You have a wonderful collection of cloche's...... I have one...... I'm thinking that I need to make a run to Hobby Lobby and buy another cloche.

You've also gotten me into the decorate for fall mood..... gonna do it this weekend.


Oliva Ohlson said...

WOW! So many and so adorable!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

They are all very pretty - would be hard to chose a favorite. I really like the globe with the plane.

Four Paws and Co said...

Gloria's just the best! I love 'em all Lynne! You have a wonderful collection - all beautifully decorated. ♥ Diane

Barbara Jean said...

Hi Lynne.
Love all your cloche ideas.
I kind of went from simple beauty with some of my art, to 'fill 'er up to the brim'. =0))

Now to find a happy medium.

Love that you have just one thing in some of them, and even nothing in 1.
You are right, they are just beautiful on their own.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Barbara jean

Jessica said...

Just beautiful Lynne...everything always looks so warm & inviting here.

When you get a moment would you come by and give me your thoughts on my master bedroom { you will have to scroll down....I think I posted it Tuesday. :)

Hope you have a great weekend. :)

Hugs~ J

Lady Katherine said...

First I love them all! The wire one is really great. The iron curvy one I adore! I love the bird Gloria gave you, I love the story of the bells ringing I never heard it! I going to rings some bells!
Now best of all You gave me a Wonderful Gift Today! All of sudden your music came on, and Hubby and I Danced! Yes Danced Very slow, but Danced for the first time in Years! Thank You for such a lovely Gift! Hugs!!!!!

Lynette said...

Lynne - your cloches (sp?) are simply beautiful - and like you - my fav is the black iron one with the curvy feet - that one is so lovely! They are all really very pretty and I love all the little pumpkins and fall decor you have in them though!

As for me, nothing is settled - I have a couple of legal issues to settle first and then we can make our offer. We (mom and I) had to find TWO houses in the same neighborhood that were new construction so we'd have a little more bargaining power - and last weekend we did!! I want so much to post pics and talk about all my plans to make it my own - but I'm afraid to jinx it - but I really want this house - I know its a big mistake to get attached to soon - but I have!!
I'm only packing because I know it really won't be long and I have soooo much stuff!

Thanks for visiting -

Oh - PS - do you have a link or website to your store? I'd love to do a little cyber-visiting!

Anonymous said...

My sweet Lynne,

What lovely cloches and decorating ideas you have! I love your new little cloche--I can't wait to see what you will do next...! I have a couple of cloches in the cupboards that haven't been out for years. You have inspired me! Maybe, something with a autuminal touch to add a spot of cheer...thank you for all your creative inspiration!

Just to let you know, my dear one, that you and your darling are in my thoughts and prayers throughout the day, every day. I hope you will find strength and encouragement in knowing that. My Mr. P has not faired well with the warm, humid weather this week--his symptoms worsen, but he tries to remain cheerful in spite of it all.

Thinking of you my dear friend,

Debbykay @ Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

Anonymous said...


Oh, I forgot to mention that your fall banner is fantastic. I adore your squirrel and acorn bookends! Then are so whimsical--they really made me smile--I actually laughed out loud! I just don't do that often enough. What fun to include those in your banner. I will have to come back just to look at your banner whenever I need a day brightener!

Hope your weekend is filled with strength and peace~

Anonymous said...


Oh, I forgot to mention that your fall banner is fantastic. I adore your squirrel and acorn bookends! Then are so whimsical--they really made me smile--I actually laughed out loud! I just don't do that often enough. What fun to include those in your banner. I will have to come back just to look at your banner whenever I need a day brightener!

Hope your weekend is filled with strength and peace~

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

I love them all - the birds, the pumpkins. YUM. I am adding this post to a pumpkin round-up at to inspire other ladies with your beautiful ideas!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Lynne, as always, you have some of the prettiest treasures under your cloches! I love the pretty bell that Gloria gave you, and I loved seeing your fat little bird like the one I (and several others) have! I hope you are having a great weekend. laurie

Nance said...

I enjoyed looking at your beautiful cloche collection, Lynne.

I'll keep you and Mr. P in my prayers.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello Dearheart...

My friend, how did I miss your awesome cloche post? I thought for sure that I had visited every one of the cloche party participants! Shame on me!!! So sorry, Darlin'...please forgive my lateness!!! But better late than never...right?

Girl, I don't even know where to start! I just adore every one of your beautiful cloches!!! You have quite a collection going there, Darlin'! Hehe! I really, really enjoyed seeing some of your autumn really are the "Queen of Vignettes", my friend! Your home is so beautiful and so conducive to the pretty colors of autumn!!! I really enjoyed seeing Bill's glass "Kitty Hawk" plane...that is just spectacular!!! I think that putting it under a glass cloche for display is perfect!!!

Lynne...I'm sorry that I missed your birthday too! My friend, I will just have to chalk my neglect up to senior moments! Sometimes I don't know if I'm comin' or goin'! Anyway...sending you my very best birthday wishes...all my love and prayers, Girlfriend!!! I hope that you had a wonderful birthday!!! I just love your gift from dear, sweet Gloria!!! That little bird bell is just precious! I read what she wrote you a pretty bell so that anytime you need her...just ring! That's truly the sweetest thing ever!!! Happy Birthday, Sweetie!!!

Love ya, Girlfriend!

Denise Marie said...

fabulous post! I love all your birdies.

Four Paws and Co said...

I LOVE you vignettes! That fat little red bird is just too cute for words! ♥ Diane

Fifi Flowers said...

I love those Quail eggs... they are soooo CUTE!