Thursday, June 18, 2009

Cloche Party! :)

Hello, Dear Ones! I'm so excited because today we're having a party hosted by our most marvelous Marty at A Stroll Thru Life! She has asked us all to bring our cloches and I've brought all my tiny hands could hold. So after gazing at my cloches, be sure to pop on over to Marty's and join the party!

Dear Ones, I'm just going to warn you...I have lots of pictures to show you! I got so carried away I just couldn't help myself. You see, you can poke just about any thing under one of these glass bells and you've created something special!

This is one of my favorite vignettes using my larger cloche. Birds! Don't we love them~

Many of my cloches wind up as the centerpiece for a tablescape. If you visit me often you may recognize some of them!
This is a little homemade cloche ~ supplies ~ Wally World!

Now these cloches are excellent for decorating around the house during the holidays. I'll show you some of my holiday cloche decorations.

Little Bunny Foo foo... :)

Now this is not an official cloche, but along with the little stand is a tiny little glass dome. Can you see what's under it? A little springness! ;o

This is a jar, but again, I hope it counts. I have filled this glass jar with vintage lace, buttons, needle packs, pin cushion with thread (made by a dear friend) and even the little oil can from my Granny's old treadle Singer sewing machine!
See inside?

I know, I know, I'm fudging here...but I wanted to show you just how pretty and the great shape of my Granny's old machine! I learned to sew on this puppy! Barbie doll clothes! Yes, I did!

Woof woff!! ;) I think I see dust! Oh, my goodness...please close your tiny eyes! Look away now!

This was the tiny peak I showed you yesterday. I sat this little vignette up in the kitchen last Saturday and I have a little story to tell you!

You know how I love to tell you little stories, right? On Sunday morning while hurriedly eating some toast for breakfast and about to go upstairs and get ready for church, Mr. Precious called me into the kitchen. He said, "Oh, how cute this is! You've set this up for the Cloche party!?" He's really into my blogging with me. I answered, yes! He told me to look at this vignette. I looked and thought, yes, I like this! No, he said, look really close!

Do you see this? He said, "Chicken food!" That silly Mr. Precious had sprinkled some of his Honey Nut Cheerios around for chicken feed, well, um chicken food! I almost fell down laughing! That boy does have a sense of humor!

Here's a bit of Mr. Precious' breakfast minus the milk! Now look real closely at the second picture ~ he actually poked a Cheerio in this Rooster's mouth! Isn't this funny! :) Oh, the joys of marriage!

If you visit me much, you know I love the yard birds and this is one of my favorite cloche set ups for today! In the breakfast room on a sweet little starched and ironed round cover ( I ironed just for you, Dear Ones ) ~ Roosters and Hens!

I know, not a real cloche, but it's so cute ~ a little glass stand with a dome and under it ~ very olden vintage rooster salt and peppers from my childhood. You know how I love my s & p.

Then a sweet little hen with two tiny chicks hiding under the little flowers. I poked a couple of these tiny little clay pots under the cloche, too! I poked in some flowers so the babies could play hide and seek! :)

Here another cloche filled with flowers and a handsome yard bird given to me by my friend Jan!

Oh, I hope I haven't bored you! These cloches are so much fun. You can take just one cloche and go to town with it over and over again! What fun!

Now pop over to Marty's to join the party and see more ways with cloches!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Glass Onion

I told you about strawberry fields,
You know the place where nothing is real
Well here's another place you can go
Where everything flows.
Looking through the bent backed tulips
To see how the other half lives
Looking through a glass onion.

I told you about the walrus and me-man
You know that we're as close as can be-man.
Well here's another clue for you all,
The walrus was Paul.
Standing on the cast iron shore-yeah,
Lady Madonna trying to make ends meet-yeah.
Looking through a glass onion.
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah.
Looking through a glass onion.

I told you about the fool on the hill,
I tell you man he living there still.
Well here's another place you can be,
Listen to me.

Fixing a hole in the ocean
Trying to make a dove-tail joint-yeah
Looking through a glass onion
~sung by The Beatles