Monday, July 18, 2011

~ House of Cloches ~

Buying and decorating Cloche's can become very addictive. My collection started a few years ago with a gift from my BF. Little did I know it was going to become an obsession. I have many through out the house, come along I'll share a few of them.

You might recall seeing this little beauty on one of the shelves of the bookcase in my office. You can view that post here.
The little glass bear belonged to my Betty. I recently discovered it in the bottom of sewing box of hers. Not wanting to loose it I added it to the bird under the cloche dome. I think they make a great pair. lol

Moving upstairs to the living area, I have a beautiful side table I purchased a few years back. The vignette changes more often than the seasons do. 

This beautiful cloche dome was purchased while I was still working in another shop. The Lacy edged bottom adds some softness to the hard scape metal base.

My Catie knows the love for flying Mr. P has. She gave him this cloche dome a few years back for Christmas. I've said for years Mr. P's first love is flying. The days of flying  are way behind us now,  some days memories fade into the background, others are fresh and as brilliant as they were when we flew all the time.

The creativity that went into making this amazes me. A true piece of art.

Let's head into the kitchen. I'm sure you recognize the back of the white hutch. Again, this vignette changes like a house full of children running in and out of a swinging door.

I don't recall where the blue mouse came from, I've had it for years. Not large in stature the small cloche dome is a perfect fit.

Please excuse the glare, it didn't seem to matter what time of the day I took pictures, if the blinds were open or closed, I got a glare.

Heading out to the sun porch you'll find this sweet end table I purchased from Big Lots about 4 or 5 years ago. It's one of those pieces you love immediately..

This cloche dome was purchased at Hobby Lobby many years ago on their 80% shelf. I believe I gave $4.00 for it. The birds nest is one Mr. P found and brought in to me. After air drying it for several days, I sprayed it with clear varnish to seal in anything strange that might be left over. :-))

Guess I skipped right out to the sun porch before sharing the vignette in the laundry room. Again, excuse the pictures. This room has no natural lightening, it is so difficult to get a decent picture.

This little cutie is one of my latest acquisitions. Recently new to the shop they've been a great product line for me. I don't often take things from the shop for myself, but when you're in love with something, a person just has to do what she has to do right? :-))

A bird in a cage so to speak. The wire meshed screen certainly isn't going to let this little bird escape.

In the sun porch once again, you'll find just inside the door an antique ice box.

Another wire mesh cloche dome, inside is a gift from Marjolein Bastin an artist for Hallmark.

Inside the lantern , the plate is a recent purchase from Nell Hill's in Atchison, the bird on a pedestal is from TJ Maxx a few years ago.

My favorite bug in the world is a ladybug, I know a little on the sick side right? I know I'm strange that way.  :-))  How can a person love a bug? I'm not sure I have the answer I just do. They are just so cute.

The antique plant table was purchase almost 34 years ago at a garage sale. I gave $15.00 for it in the condition it is now. I would say that was a bargain right?

Every gal needs a glass slipper. Mine happens to be blue. :-))

The concrete bust is a recent purchase from Nell Hill's in Atchison. Her name is Adriana.

That concludes the tour of The House of Cloche's. lol I hope you enjoyed viewing them as much as I did preparing this post. Thank all of you for coming by today. I love when you stop by and reading your sweet comments.

Marty, thank you for hosting the Cloche Party!


Anonymous said...

Wow, Lynne! So many cloches and they're all beautiful! Love all of your pretty displays. You really have a gift for decorating! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

You definately have some great cloches. I love the wire ones especially!!

PAT said...

Your cloches are beautiful, Lynne.

I understand, completely, the addiction.

Mel said...

So many pretty cloches. It's too difficult to pick a favourite, they are all so lovely.

Visiting from Marty's party.

Olive said...

I am with my friend Ceekay, I love the wire ones. You have a lovely obsession. Please don't stop. ♥olive

Slice of Pie said...

You sure have a great collection of cloches! Thanks for sharing all your beautiful pieces.

On Crooked Creek said...

All your cloches are just divine!!! I adore seeing your pieces from Nell Hill's!

xinex said...

You have so many gorgeous and unusual cloches, Lynne. I love all of them and really love what you put in them too...Christine

Sonny G said...

what a beautiful collection of cloches, Lynn.. you have a lovely home filled with special touches..I enjoyed my visit very much.

Jocelyn said...

Wow I love your collection of cloches. All so beautifully displayed.

Jocelyn @

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Beautiful cloches Lynne! I love the variety and love the beauties you have displayed inside each one. Great job!

Enjoy your day!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh my Lynne, you do have some gorgeous cloches and each display is more gorgeous than the next. So beautiful. I love them all. Thanks so much for all the fabulous inspiration and for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Wow! What fun touring your house of cloches! You have some great displays there! Thanks for sharing with us!


Bonnie said...

I think I am smitten with the obsession too! Lynn, you have quite the collection. Love your creativity.

Sarah said...

Lynne, you certainly do have a nice collection. Thanks for the tour.

KM Studios said...

HI Lynne,
I love to see what you decided to put under those glass jars.
I have one and can never find anything to put under it - isn't that silly..lolol
Anyway its all lovely - think my fav is those wire ones!!

Babs said...

Lynne, OMGosh... so many beautiful cloches! They are all so different and your vignettes are perfect with them. You have given me so many new ideas. All I need now are a few more cloches..:) Let's go shopping.
Great post.

Karyn said...

Hi Lynne! Your Cloches are gorgeous. I love, love, love the one with the glass shoe and blue and white plate with the candle!



Wow, such great cloches, Lynn! I love the tall ones and the wire ones are very special. I love the fun things you put inside them! I enjoyed them all. Love, FABBY

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Lynne...

Oooh...sooo many beautiful cloches! Girlfriend, I can't even choose a favorite...I love each and every one! I do have to say though, I have become very fond of the wire cloches and you have some really pretty ones! I also really find the base....the crock with the blue design...gorgeous!!! That base is so unique! Loved getting to see all of your lovely vignettes! The vignette that you did on your hutch is awesome!!! Love, love, LOVE all the pretty blue and white pieces! Well dear friend, you certainly DO have a house of cloches!!! Thank you so much for sharing them with us...such a treat!!! Hope that my note is finding you and Bill both doing well, dear friend!!!

Love ya,

PS...Ooops, nearly forgot! Wanted to tell you that I love your new bust! She's a beauty for sure! I would love to go to Nell Hill's someday!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Lynne,
All of your vignettes are gorgeous. I especially love your cloche with the glass slipper. It is just gorgeous. I have to agree with Chari about your bust. I just love all things Nell Hill.


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You have got such beautiful cloches, Lynne! Not only do I like what you've put under them, but the bases are just as lovely! I think I may need a wire cloche.

Toni said...

Lynne - They are all beautiful and full of suprises - love them!


Rettabug said...

Oh Lynn...what gorgeous vignettes you've set up! You are soooo talented in this area. Every one of your cloches are beautiful but its the way you fill & group them that takes them to another level.

I don't think you need to get rid of the nest you've have under glass for years but I'd certainly be very careful if you remove it to change something. I'd take the entire thing outside & wear a mask & gloves as you discard it, just to be safe. I'm a little neurotic about germs & inhaled junk, though.
My DH had a patient call him because he was coughing after using some pool chemicals. DH sent him to the ER just to be safe. Turned out the guy had seriously inflamed his lungs by inhaling the fumes & ended up on a ventilator for weeks until they healed! Scary!!!!!
Be safe not sorry.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

So many pretty cloches, Lynne! I love the one with the blue and white unusual! The staff is hoping that Miss Scooter will don her kitty ears and join us at the party! Happy week!...hugs..Debbie

Decor To Adore said...

Your cloche vignettes are absolutely lovely!

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

Also, I have begun a new meme entitled Wayfaring Wednesdays. Link up your trips and favorite excursions.

Dolores said...

You weren't kidding when you said you had a collection of cloche', you have such a great variety of beautiful ones.
Your vignettes are so pretty....!!!!

I'm thinking I NEED to go to Hobby Lobby and find me a cloche. I don't have any!
Hugs.... hope you're having a good week!

Chubby Chieque said...

So many beautiful cloch├ęs.

Love all of them.

Don't forget to join Marty's giveaways.

Greetings from Stockholm,

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Wow Lynne, you have a whole Cloche them all and what a great job decorating them with wonderful things. Loving that Spaniel picture on the 3rd or 4th picture.

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Very pretty decorated cloches.


bee bon said...

Another lovely post Lynne, well done, very inspiring
Bee x

lvroftiques said...

I loved the tour de cloches! So many wonderful ones! But no surprise that you have so many Lynne *winks* I find them highly addictive too! And I really love your new Adriana bust! Vanna