Thursday, April 1, 2010

The long awaited Spring cloche party is here! Hooray for Marty for hosting yet another fun meme. You can see lots of beautiful creations by visiting her and her participants at http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com/. You will be amazed at how much talent there is in Blogland.
I will start with my mini cloche containing the reason we celebrate the Easter season. I placed my turquoise crucifix in it, a reproduction of one of Jackie Kennedy's cross collection. We rejoice the ressurection of Jesus 3 days later.
And of course Easter is not the same without bunnies. Here is a turquoise bunny placed inside a wire cloche. Don't you just love the nest and eggs on the handle?

It is getting warm outside and I have been gardening a lot so here is a copper pitcher set for a refreshment. I bought it from Roatan Island on our last cruise last week. I found that little birdie stand from TJ Maxx in Cape Coral when I stayed with my daughter when she had the baby. It was $3 and I thought it would be perfect for this cloche.

I figured out a way to display my Chinese terracota soldiers and a horse. My sister gave them to me as a gift after she visited China. She said is was part of the treasures dug out from the empire of the Last Emperor and to this day, they are still digging and finding more. I just love having part of a historical past. I really love the set. Thanks, sis!
Here is a birdcage I decided to use as a centerpiece, adorned with candles, a duck Polish pottery, some flowers and a bunny.


Here are some more gifts I treasure. I got the ceramic pieces with roses and the shell from Candy. I placed a little angel with them. I bought a little hanger so I can hang the heart which is very pretty. Thanks, Candy, love 'em! You can visit her lovely blog at http://rockcandy56.blogspot.com/. You will be glad you did!
My son bought me this Lladro Nao bunny while on his honeymoon cruise. Imagine thinking of his mom while on his honeymoon! What a sweet son! I did not want his feet to be cold so I placed him on a mini Persian carpet that I brought back from Turkey some years ago.

You might have seen this before on a Teatime tuesday post, just a bird planter with purple flowers. Her baby is just watching.
This set I know you have seen. They used to sit on our deck dining table. Do you see the bird I added on the right one? I love those plants inside. They look so real and just the right size. The plants outside the cloches are real.
This is a little cloche sitting on one of the end tables in our guest room for grandkids. It has blue and yellow colors so I thought it will look good with the blue and yellow room.
I guess that is it for today. I have more but gathering and decorating them is a task. I have been recovering from a persistant cold and gum abscess. My resistance have gone down from getting too tired from all the travels, planning, packing and unpacking, organizing and now gardening. Thank God the antibiotics are working cause that abscess sure is painful.
Thanks for all your visits and comments and thank you Marty, for another fun cloche party!

30 comments:

Queenie said...

Hey Christine!
Your cloches are all decorated so pretty...I love that you put a little rug under the bunny to keep him warm. lol You are too cute girl! Your son is so sweet to get the bunny for you. I know you cherish it. :)

Your table setting in the post below is so beautiful! Looks like you will have it all set and ready for Easter dinner. I love that china and table cloth.

Glad you had a nice time on your cruise, it looked so fun and relaxing.

I hope you get to feeling better soon. You take care, talk to you again soon.
Happy Easter to you and your sweet family...
Big hugs,
Queenie

Debbie said...

Christine you have so many beautiful cloche displays! I love the bunnies inside them and the one with the netting is really neat too!~

Kathleen said...

Oh you are good! Love all your cloches and that wire one is too cute..
A joyous Easter to you!

Diann said...

Hi Christine!

First off, slow down girl! Youneed to just have a litle chilling out time and get better!

Okay, got that off my chest! LOL

Your cloches are just wonderful! I can't beleive I didn't pull out my little mini cloche as well! I totally forgot about it until I saw your with the crucifix in it! Which is gorgeous.

And those Chinese terracotta soldiers is an amazing gift.

They are all so pretty!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Christine, you do have the best displays for all of your cloches. They are all just gorgeous. I absolutely love them all. The turquoise cross is stunning and so beautiful in your cloche. All of the ones with your pretty birds, soldiers, nests and plants are lovely. I really enjoy the way you work them into your vignettes. The wire one with the birdnest on top is so pretty and so different. Love it. Thanks so much for joining the party. I hope you have a Blessed Easter. Hugs, Marty

Glenda/MidSouth said...

WoW! You have so many pretty cloches - Thanks for sharing them with us. I need to go back and take another look.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh Miss Christine! You have so many cloches and you've decorated and displayed them all so beautifully! Love the ones with the crosses. Beautiful.

Debra@Common Ground said...

So beautiful, love the crucifix and religious statues. Have a wonderful Easter.
Debra

Rettabug said...

OUTSTANDING collection, Christine!! You certainly have them displayed beautifully. You've given me several ideas for the next party...I never even thought about my bird cage!
Well done!
Have a Blessed Easter,
fondly,
Rett

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Christine,
You have really outdone yourself girl! Everyone is a beauty! The first one is my fave. It's just so fitting for the season. I sure hope you feel better, take easy for awhile girlfriend.
Happy Easter,
Cindy

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Christine
Your cloche collection is so pretty and I love how you have them decorated!

Happy Easter!

Pat

kim said...

All your cloches and containers are so pretty. I especially like the ones outside on the stands.

The Barnett Family said...

All of your cloches are so creative and unique with all your special treasures. I REALLY want your cloches that have the live plants protected......really, really bad!!! Thanks for sharing!
Happy Easter!

The Barnett Family said...

All of your cloches are so creative and unique with all your special treasures. I REALLY want your cloches that have the live plants protected......really, really bad!!! Thanks for sharing!
Happy Easter!

The Barnett Family said...

All of your cloches are so creative and unique with all your special treasures. I REALLY want your cloches that have the live plants protected......really, really bad!!! Thanks for sharing!
Happy Easter!

Shelia said...

Hi Christine. You always put together loveliness!
Be a sweetie and Happy Easter,
Shelia ;)

Just Breathe said...

Wow, each display is wonderful.
When do you find time? You have so many beautiful things.

Vernz said...

They are all lovely, each one I guess is a product of love ....

Have a great day!

Grannys Attic said...

What a wonderful display in all of your cloches! You are so creative.
Happy Easter, Vicky

Dolores said...

Wow Christine, you have a beautiful and large collection of cloches. I'd have a hard time finding my favorite, but I think it would be the Chinese terracota soldiers and horse....exquisite.
Happy Easter!

Julie said...

Hi Christine, STUNNING collection, I love the ones that are up next to the brick...Where did you get them...Beautiful just beautiful...ALL OF THEM...
Hoppy Easter
xoxo
Julie

Melissa Miller said...

Christine how beautiful! Your cloches with the crosses are the prettiest I have ever seen. Great displays.

Happy Easter sweet friend! ~Melissa :)

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SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a wonderful collection of cloches you have! I love the wire one with the nest and egg on top!

Our pool won't open for another six weeks ~ lucky you!

Together We Save said...

Beautiful displays!!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Christine, all of your vignettes are so special. I love your pool and outdoor arrangements.. Your home is a dream place..

Happy Easter
Sonny

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

You have so many unique pretties protected inside the lovely cloches! The crosses are very special. I enjoyed seeing everything and reading about them.

Katherine

Duchess of Tea said...

Darling popped in to wish you and your family a joyous and blessed Easter.

Love & Hugs
Duchess

lvroftiques said...

Christine I can't tell you how much I enjoyed seeing all your cloche beauties! I am a cloche-a-holic! I can't get nuff of em! Those terracotta warriors stopped me in my tracks! How cool are they!! Ummm while your stealing my peacock.....Don't be surprised if I'm making off with your warriors *winks* Fair is fair ya know. Vanna

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, they are all so pretty, but I love that wire one with the pretty bird inside and the nest on top. Those antient warriors are such a special treausre and deserve to be treated to a special cloche. What a nice gift from your sister. And really - your son brought you that pretty treasure from his honeymoon trip! What a good son you raised! I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend. In my comment on your recent post, i forgot to thank you for linking to Favorite Things. laurie

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