Thursday, December 3, 2009

My First Cloche...Holiday Cloche Party!


When I started blogging the end of August, I didn't know what a cloche was. Well, I thought it was a type of hat, and it is. It is also a wonderful decorating concept. I have seen such darling cloche arrangements in the past few months. I know that I will see many wonderful ideas during Marty's Cloche Party today. Please visit Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life where you will find the links to all the participants.

I didn't own a cloche so I went on a search over the past month. I thought I had found something that would work, it was a jar with a lid. Then I found a covered cake stand at a local thrift store and it just had to come home with me. I tried several things inside of it, but I wasn't happy with any of them. This is harder than it looks! So, I opted to get out my two small boxes of ornaments that had belonged to my grandmothers and make my cloche in their memory.



I decided to use some holiday fabric on the table because it really pulled out the colors in the old ornaments. The ice frosted wreath fit perfectly around the base of my cake stand.







30 comments:

Jenglamgirl said...

Beauiful Sue~ love the colors and the display, looks great!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

The frosted wreath is such a lovely touch and I love all the beautiful colors of the ornaments! Good job!

Manuela

Millie said...

Nice colorful cloche...it was my first cloche party too!

dee dee said...

Sue,
Yours is so special! I love the old ornaments, these just make me smile! the colorful cloth underneath really does bring out the bright colors! How wonderful...
Dee Dee

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Welcome to the party Sue....well you did a wonderful job my friend...love all those old oranments just beautiful Sue...Hope all is well on your side of the mountain my friend....Hugs and smiles to you...Gl♥ria

Relyn said...

Oh, wonderful, wonderful displays. Hey, do come back. Blogger glitch is fixed and my post is up.

Sue said...

Sue, You did a lovely job of creating a decorative cloche. I love the colorful,vintage ornaments, and it's so sweet that you have a remembrance from each of the grandmothers. Thank you for your sweet words on my post. I've seen your name several times in comments. Now we finally meet! Take care. ~ Sue

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love the wonderful vintage ornaments in the cake cloche. They looks beautiful with the wreath and the tablecloth. Such wonderful keepsakes and I am sure such wonderful memories to go with each ornament. Thank you so much for joining the party. Such a treat to see your beautiful arrangement. Hugs, Marty

xinex said...

Your cloche looks so much fun. Love the different colrs, it's like a fiesta, Sue....Christine

koralee said...

Lovely...I have quiet a few around my home I will fill up with wonderful lovely treasures.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

That's so funny..., I didn't know what a cloche was either until I stumbled about a blog cloche party!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Yep, I just learned what a cloche was recently, too. Your old ornaments are so, so pretty. Rosie

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Hey Mom :)

I didn't know that a cloche was a hat until recently!
I love the vintage ornaments under your cloche, great job!

Thanks for commenting over at Dwell Studio!
Michelle

g said...

Pretty!! and what an incredible cloth!

SmilingSally said...

Marty is revolutionizing the home decor. I like your vintage ornaments.

Holly said...

I love cloches but don't have any! I am going to the BIG flea market this weekend...maybe I will score!

Love your blog...soem funplaces to check out too! I'll be your newest follower!

Holly @ 504 Main

Holly said...

I just signed up to follow...but I was already a follower...I am so dense when it comes to the dashboard, reader, etc. (yes, I sound like an idiot, and I know it..sorry!) So I will be paying more attention now! Great Blog!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Sue
Well I think you will be cloching it with the best now!! I have 2 cloches which I am yet to fill..... soon.....

Love your vintage decorations

Take care my friend.. xx Julie

FrugalMom said...

I love how you used your ornaments.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Sue, are you sure we we not separated at birth?
I love this cloche. I have so many of the same ornament from my mother and grandmother. You did a beautiful job displaying them. Shiny and bountiful with all the colors of the tablecloth under it. So bright and beautiful.
I know that when I come to visit, you alway have something special for me!
Yvonne

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh yea,
Sue that is so vintage and so charming! Fabulous idea, I am getting so inspired! Hugs, Cindy

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Sweetie...
Everything looks positively beautiful. I love your antique glass ornaments, from your Grandmother's heart under the glass. How precious is that to have for each holiday. Lovely memories of the family. I so love that.

I love the mixture of colors and textures spread amongst the glass dome. So colorful. I really love it. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful cloche ideas with me today.

I have signed up to follow your blog. I can't wait to see what you share next.

Please stop by and let me share my cloche ideas with you. I would also be so honored if you signed up to follow my blog as well.

Country hugs...Sherry

Shelia said...

Oh, what a wonderful job you did with your sweet little cloche. I love all the olden balls and their colors are so much prettier than the ones made today!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

so pretty and very colorful. I like it ...a lot!

Natasha said...

I just love all of those vintage ornaments. You have displayed them so prettily with that wreath surrounding the stand. I don't have a cloche-they are very hard to find Down-Under let me tell you! I am on a mission though and one day I am going to find one!
Best wishes and happy weekend, Natasha.

Lara Harris said...

Very nice! :)

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Sue, your ornament display is just perfect. Oh, how I love those old teeny tiny ornaments. It looks wonderful. AND I just read your latest post on the pitty pats (?) Oh MY Gosh, they look so good I can almost smell them. Thanks for the recipe!
Debra

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

OH, that is so beautiful!! Love how the bulbs go with the cloth and the ice frosted wreath--WOW that was a wonderful idea!!! (Now you must think of something low, low, low in fat to cook sometime for a food friday thingy!!)

You Are My Fave said...

You're lucky to have some vintage ornaments. They look great.