Monday, July 18, 2011

Summer Cloche

Miss Marty over at A Stroll Thru Life is hosting a Summer Cloche party, so I thought I would join in. For me, joining in means a challenge.



Can I tell you something? In all honesty, as much as I love cloches, I do have a hard time thinking of creative things to put under them. (That's the reason I say it's a challenge.) More often than not, my cloches are tucked away, waiting for inspiration to strike. Sad, I know.

The Summer Cloche party challenged me to think & here's what I came up with.

This wire cloche is one of my favorites. I paired it with a white pedestal dish & added a small pewter pitcher under it. I purchased that pitcher a few years back at an antique store & am amazed at how often I use it. I filled the pitcher with tiny yellow flowers.



Because Marty who is so talented with cloches (and vignettes too!) always has a few in her kitchen, I thought...hmmmm...why not? I brought my glass Wisteria cloche to the kitchen & placed it on a red dinner plate. I added my red mushroom tea light candle, some moss balls & of course, a garden gnome, to complete the display.



I really like having the cloche in my kitchen. It's something different for me & something I don't think I would have thought of without Marty.

Now, if I could only think of something for the other 4 cloches that sit idly by, barren.

At least I'm making progress...right?

Thanks for joining me today. I can't wait to see what great ideas you have for your cloches. Remember, I have 4 more cloches waiting for your inspiration!

26 comments:

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I think you did a great job!! Can you believe I don't have any cloches!!

Carol

Pattie said...

Hey Gina.. This wire one is very cute.

Pattie

Shelia said...

Hi Gina! No one would ever know you wonder how to deck out a cloche! Yours look wonderful!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sarah said...

The wire cloche is my favorite too. I'd like to find one for HFTS. Very nice!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Very pretty! I bet you find lots of inspiration for your other cloches after this cloche party!

Katherine

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Gina,
Love your cloches; I think you did splendidly! The little elf inspired one is perfect for the kitchen! I always enjoy seeing a wire cloche. Thanks for your visit.

Blessings,
Sandi

tammylovesdishes said...

Your cloches look great! I love wire cloches and yours is so pretty. I love what you did with the kitchen cloche; very whimsical.

NanaDiana said...

Gina- Shhhh...don't tell anyone you are having a hard time and they will never know- I think these look pretty cute myself! Can't wait to see what you come up with? Do you have a big one and a small one? How about a cloche under a cloche?;>) xoDiana

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love, love that wire cloch! I want it, I don't think I'll ever find one here, in my neck of the woods...but who knows! I specially love your kitchen, cloche display! You did great! Love, FABBY

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Love the wire cloche Gina, looks like you didn't have a hard time with those two...love them!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

oh my goodness, GINA!!!!! I love both of them, but that wire one is spectacular!!! Awesome!!!!! I noticed it @ Marty's, but I have been holding the dog, and I did not leave a comment there nor have I posted my cloche and linked-up yet. Maybe I will tomorrow. :D

xoxoxxo,
Ricki Jill

Barb~Bella Vista Cottage said...

Gina, you did a great job. Your cloches are wonderful.

Barb

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love both of your cloches. The wire one with the lovely little bouquet of flowers is so pretty and the knome is just the cutest. Such great ideas. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Oliva said...

I am with about cloches being a challenge. See...I would have never thought of using a wire cloche in a vignette...and I like yours! Thank you for stopping by!

Laura Ingalls Gunn 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.

Janet said...

I really love your wire cloche! Wish I could find one!
Blessings,
Janet

Donna, The Decorated House said...

So pretty! I almost picked up a wire one the other day, and tried to control the urge. Now it might be tougher. Thanks for stopping by!

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

Hi Gina,

I love your decorated wire cloche. The garden gnome cloche put a big smile on my face.It's that cute!!!

Dee

Shug said...

HI Gina...I'm shug and I am loving this lovely party. I have never been a "cloche" person...didn't even know what one was until this past year. ha!
Do so love your wire cloche,,

Blessings
shug

Ana said...

Oh Gina,
You can display just about anything under a cloche. It's like a little display to showcase your lovely treasures. I think you did a great job with yours. Love, love, love the wire one and how sweet is the one with the little gnome. Just too cute.

Much love,
♥Ana

Mariaelena said...

LOVE the wire cloche....I WANT one!!!!
Mariaelena....come on over and visit....

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I'm in love with your wire cloch!...it's beautiful! I wANT ONE!! I love all your displays, great treasures inside, so much fun! I'm a little late, but I'm still not finished visiting. Lots of hugs, FABBY

Chubby N Chieque said...

Super beauty!

Love your dishes...

DOn't forget to join Marty's and my giveaways.

Happy TTT.
/chie

Chubby N Chieque said...

Super beauty!

Love your dishes...

DOn't forget to join Marty's and my giveaways.

Happy TTT.
/chie

Kathleen said...

I feel the same way about cloches! I have them, but I don't think they are post worthy!
I think yours look great, just love the wire one!
Thanks do much for following, I appreciate it!

~Kori~ said...

Like everyone else, I love the wire one!! Now, please don't think I'm weird or stuck in the 80s (although I think 80s music is the best ;) ), but I would use it with potpourri! I have never used it in my house (rebelling against mom, don'tcha know), but recently saw some that had the most amazing smell and had a more modern look to it than it had way back when. I wanted it, but wanted a more unique way of displaying it other than a bowl. If I had your wire cloche I would have totally bought it.

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