Friday, July 16, 2010

Whew...I Made It! Summer Cloche Party


     It never happens. I have two posts in one day. I'm really not trying to make up for lost time and I do want you to read my fun Foodie Friday post...I promise it will make you hungry. When I got back to blogging a couple of days ago and saw that Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life was hosting her Summer Cloche Party today, I didn't think I had a chance of getting anything ready so I could play along. However, I couldn't stand feeling left out so I quickly put together a couple of little cloches (would someone please tell me if that is a word) this morning.


     I brought home this sweet little silver compote from my mother's collection. I added a small glass dome and I had a cloche. My love for all things Florida came out in this one with the addtion of beach glass and a favorite shell.




     My second cloche is really special to me. A dear friend from high school, who I haven't seen since my 10th reunion, has once again come into my life via Facebook. During the past few months she has really been a loving, supportive friend. When I arrived at the funeral home for my mother's visitation, you can only imagine how surprised I was to find a sweet little teacup filled with roses. The card said that I could use the teacup for my tablescapes, or drink a cup of tea and think of my mom. I was so touched. What I actually did was allow the roses to dry along with the baby's breath.


     I couldn't fit the saucer under the dome, but I love how this protects the dried roses and reminds me of my sweet friend.



     Please take a moment to visit Marty and see the just how creative people can be when it comes to putting something under glass!


24 comments:

Gypsy Heart said...

How beautiful! I just adore the tea cup and dried flowers. That was such a thoughtful, loving touch. I know it means so much to you!

Thanks for sharing my friend.

xoxo
Pat

Blondie's Journal said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty!! Your friend was SO thoughtful, the tea cup is just beautiful. I love the pretty cloche from your mother's collection, too. A wonderful way to remember her.

xoxo
Jane

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I really like them both, and the vignette you created around the first one.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sue, I love the colors of the first one you put together and how special is that second one. What a special friend to think of you like that. That teacup with the dried roses is beautiful and I know it will remind you of the special kindness shown by your friend in your time of need.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how pretty. The shell and the pretty flowers in the gorgeous teacup are so lovely and creative. What a precious treasure. I know you will have such a special memory every time you look at it. Thanks so much for joining the party. Very special and touching. Hugs, Marty

simplysandi said...

They are both so lovely.

Bonnie said...

They are both unique and sentimental. Both remind you of your sweet mother. Your blue shell is so pretty.

dee dee said...

I just love them both Sue!
The bright blue is so happy and what a wonderful gift from your dear friend. I always enjoy a cloche that holds an extra special treasure!
Dee Dee

Shellbelle said...

Friends, they are what hold us together through anything.

I love the teacup cloche, but honey, you know I went BONKERS for the first one. Great color, great shell, great overall vignette! Those are my favorite shells to buy, when they've taken off the outer part of the shell and you get to see the "jewel" beneath. I also love when they do this and it turns into an engraving of sorts.

Lovely!

Debbie said...

You have a lovely friend... although so as she!:-)
I love the cloches, and the treasures that you used to display in them... You are a very creative lady!

DEBBIE MOSS

Olive Cooper said...

Lovelies under glass...olive♥

someplace in thyme said...

Oh the beach glass is so pretty, there just are no words. That color is magical.
Needless to say, the teacup speaks so much about the love of a friend. You will always remember with the heart, your mom and of course, your special friendship with a friend lost, and now found, Char

Life in Rehab said...

Ohhhhh, I love the shell! Nice cloche in a clutch!

xinex said...

Thank you so much for your kind words and prayers for my friend, Sue. Your cloches are so pretty. I love the color of the shell and the teacup with dried flowers look so romantic and adorable....Christine

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What a great idea Sue! I love the tea-cup under the cloche and your beachy one is adorable too! Great ideas there girlfriend,
Cindy

Completely Coastal + Daily Vitamin Sea said...

The shell is amazing and so deserves a prominent spot under the cloche!!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Me again! :D thanks for stopping by. You asked about the shine on the table. It is that high gloss finish ( protective coating ?) - can't remember what it is called. It has taken a beating over the years and has many dings and blemishes.

Angie said...

Both very beautiful, Sue!

imaginationlane said...

Both lovely projects, Sue! I adore the teacup with the roses. I'm sure your mom is beaming down on you with pride...

Lynette

Low Tide High Style said...

Sue both of your cloches are beautiful and how sweet of your friend to think of you and send you such a lovely arrangement!

Kat :)

Sue said...

Well, Sue, you definitely didn't get left out of this party! I think you've done a beautiful job of putting both of your cloches together. The teacup and flowers will be a nice reminder of a "new" old friendship, as well as a tribute to your mother. And incorporating things that you love with your mom's compote is especially meaningful, too. That blue beach glass is a gorgeous color. Thanks for your sweet comment tonight.
hugs, Sue

koralee said...

Sooo pretty...I love the blue starfish..hugs for a happy creative new week my friend.

Sandra said...

Hi Sue. How are you, my friend? I love love your cloche with the precious cup and roses. So pretty. Thank you for sharing with us.
Blessings,
Sandra

Sailing Simply said...

Two very special cloches! I love that you have one that has such beautiful sentimental value and the other one, what can I say! It is quite an eyecatcher! I wish I could see it in person! It's gorgeous!