Thursday, July 15, 2010

Things Under Domes


The long awaited cloche party of Marty is here. I had such a good time finding stuff around the house to put inside these mostly glass domes. I didn't realize I had too much so I did not really use them all but I hope you enjoy the ones that I decorated. Go see some fun and creative cloches at http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com/

After searching, I thought I found some beauties to capture so I am also linking with Claudia for Finding Beauty at http://www.dipityroad.com/


The very first thing I created is this pastry dome. I have had some mini teapots just hiding in my drawer so I displayed them. The dome is now sitting on top of my newly switched cabinet in the breakfast nook. For an added touch, I added the little porcelain roses that I won a while back from Candy of http://rockcandy56.blogspot.com/ Thanks, Candy, I love it!


I have had this terrarium and I just left it as is.



I opened a kitchen cabinet to get a dessert plate and then I saw this butter dish. A light bulb turned on in my head. I took it out and placed it on my plate. The Pillsbury Sweet Moments molten lava brownie fits right in. There's my simple breakfast! Mmmm, yummy!



Most of you have seen this but I'll show it again..... my flatware display dome.


In the family room, I saw a surgeon figurine. I knew I had a rubber microscope that I picked up from one of the medical conventions somewhere so I took that, got a few bandaids, some pills and put them all together for my medical dome.

I have 2 smaller cloches and I am having a hard time finding anything to fit in them. But when I was dusting the wall shelves in the bar, I saw some little bottles of liquor. Aaah, another idea! So here they are put together with some wooden Russian shot glasses.



It looks so nice outside so let's step out for a while. I really did not do anything to this garden terrarium, I just took a picture. But I have a plant in it just soaking in water. I used to have a potted plant in there but I got tired of opening it to water the plant, so I just placed a plant that thrives in water alone. You probably do not see it but there is also a little green bird in there.




I had an aqua bunny inside this wire cloche but for a change in look, I took the wooden ducks from one of the patio tables and placed it in with some red faux flowers. The bigger duck wouldn't fit so it is just sitting outside probably trying to figure out a way to set his brother free, lol.



Now, let's go back inside the house and into the home office. I took this Lladro Polynesian girl and a little jug with flowers. I think they look good together, don't they? I had the hardest time taking these pictures. They were either too dark without the flash or flashing right on her face. These are the best I could come up with. John bought this beauty from Grand Cayman.


Amd I have this tiny cloche. The dome is less than 4 inches tall. I could fit one of John's egg collections in it. It's a hand painted egg that I bought for him from Estonia.



There it is in the midst of other eggs



This one's in the bedroom. I am using it as a night light. It is a natural amethyst gem stone.




I created a Parisian one for the kids' French bedroom. And what could be more French than the Eiffel Tower?



Again, I left these as they are. They are on the guest bathroom counter. I love the shell handles of the apothecary jars.





Last but not least. I just want to show you my 2 bird cages on the front porch. I placed some ivy, hydrangeas and candles in them.



Well, I hope you enjoyed my little displays. They are pretty simple I think. I had to create them in a hurry cause I have to pack for another trip and I have to finish this post in advance.



Thank you very much, Marty and Claudia for hosting. And I thank you all for visiting and commenting. You all have a nice weekend!

51 comments:

Sarah said...

Christine, you've been busy! Hope you have another great trip! Where are you off to? ~ Sarah

Sailing Simply said...

Wow! You are the cloche queen! I love all your cute and wonderful cloches. The garden ones are my favorite. However, the cloche w/the silverware is really exquisite!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Great pics and love the fun shapes of the cloches!

PAT said...

These are wonderful Christine! I love the medical one! Very unique and fabulous!

Julio said...

That was a lot of fun Christine! I love the cloche party. You are very creative. I especially love the stone and the Eiffel towers. Thank you for sharing.

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Very clever and creative, I really enjoyed your cloches.

Olive Cooper said...

They are all lovely but as a RN my favorite is the medical one! ♦olive

Rettabug said...

Oh My Goodness, Christine! You certainly DO have a few & very pretty ones, at that. I adore the one for your silverware, as you know, but the others are just as lovely.
Very nicely arranged, too!!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I love all your cloches but my favorite has to be the silverware holder!
xo, Sherry

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Oh My Dear, you are so, so, so talented. So creative. So able to "see" things, and bring them "to life."

Thank you for sharing!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow! You have been busy. Hard to pick a favorite - right now I am going towards the medical one for 1st place for "Theme". Actually, I like them all! :-D

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

WOW! All of these are just wonderful! You have quite the collection! The terrariums are gorgeous...I guess I will have to start shopping for one of these now:)!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Blondie's Journal said...

All of your cloches are terrific, Christine. I love all of them, especially the silverware one and the 1st one with the pretty tea things. The medical cloche would be perfect in John's office!! Your really did a great job, it looks like this comes easy to you!!

Hope all is well with you. You are in Dallas now? Hope the weather is cooler than it is here. We are having a heat wave and I am not liking it!

xoxo
Janie

Shelia said...

Hi Christine! Oh, my goodness. There you go doing wonderful things again! I love all of your cloches and what you've put under them! I love those shell ones - very pretty!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love your collection of cloches, Christine! You've got so many great set-ups, I don't know which is my favorite. I do love the silverware one and the tall thin pedestal ones. I've been seeing a lot of them and I may have to keep my eyes open for them next trip thrifting!

Traci said...

You have so many unique things! It's always so fun to see.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Christine, wow you have a lot of cloches. My favorite is the surgeon one. Very creative.

~CC Catherine said...

Bonjour Christine! :) Of course, my favorite is the one with the Eiffel Tower under it! :) Hugs...~CC

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

You have so many beautiful cloche vignettes! Great job putting them together!

I think I'm partial to the surgeon one, (also love the shape!) the Polynesian girl, and of course the tea pots!

Katherine

Bill said...

What fun, Christine! It's obvious that you've been preparing for Marty's cloche party for a long time! All those hours of shopping, decorating, shopping some more! You must be exhausted! ;)

I had missed seeing your flatware display cloche until now. It's wonderful! I love finding new ways to use pretty flatware!

Hope you and yours have a great weekend!

Warmest regards,
Bill

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh, Christine! The world becomes a magical place when I visit you! Just so much splendor...simply lovely!!
Hugs,
Mona

Natasha said...

You have some gorgeous cloches Christine and the display with the shells is my favourite. I love the way you have decorated your stunning home with them.

Happy travels and take care,
Natasha.

Angel said...

Oh Christine ! You have sooo many Lovely Cloches, but I must say I Love ,Love , Love The one with the silverware !!:)
Have a Wonderful weekend ~ Angel

Sandra said...

Wow oh wow! I love everything you shared with us! Oh my goodness, the terrariums are stunning! Everything is beautiful!
Sandra

Sandra said...

Just wanted to say that I just signed up to follow along your blog. Love it! I hope you come visit me sometime and feel enticed enough to follow along. :)
Blessings,
Sandra

Lavender Cottage said...

I can't believe how many different types of domes you found Christine.
You've opened my eyes for the next cloche party.
Love every one of them.
Judith

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, every time I see your silverware cloche, I fall in love with it all over again. It is just stunning! Those wooden jiggers are so cute, and what a fun theme for those smaller cloches. The "doctor" cloche is just so clever. I'm going to try to do a lawyer one for Danny's office. Thank you for the inspiration. laurie

Stacey said...

Christine this party was meant for you! Your cloches are all so pretty and unique. I really like what you've done.

Grannys Attic said...

WOW = Beautiful! What a very pretty display in all your rooms and outdoors. The silverware holder is just amazing. Thanks so much for sharing. Blessings, Vicky

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Christine, your cloches are so varied, so creative and sooooo lovely. Wow, I could look for an hour! Just beautiful!

Thank you so much for displaying the Rooster Button. I do so appreciate it.

Hugs, Barb ♥

the cape on the corner said...

so many creative uses! love that french inspired one!

Kathy said...

You have amazingly lovely cloches, domes and garden cloches! So beautifully displayed,
Kathy

Sue said...

Christine, you went all out, girl!! Love them all, that's for sure...
The mostbclever ones are the doctor theme and the booze theme. LOL They tickled my funny bone!
You always have such pretty things to show us.
hugs, Sue

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Christine, this is so much fun. You do have such pretty cloches and I love the way you decorate them. I hadn't seen the statue of the Dr. and thought it was so fitting for John. What fabulous ideas and all of your vignettes are wonderful. Thanks so much for all the inspiration and eye candy. You always do the best creations. Thanks also for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

imaginationlane said...

I am bedazzled! As someone new to cloches, I had no idea such a variety of things could be done with them. I spent a long time perusing each one. They're all spectacular..but my quirky nature definitely likes the surgeon best. That is just priceless!

Thanks for a wonderful tour...

Lynette

someplace in thyme said...

There are so many sweet and wonderful ideas to do with your cloches. They are all so lovely, but I have to say I really am in love the with flatware cloche. That girlfriend is pure eye candy, Char

Life in Rehab said...

Holy cow, you did a lot! How am I supposed to choose just one!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Love your cloches. You always have the best stuff to showcase. And you did not disappoint. Thanks!

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Ana said...

Hi Christine,
Love your collection of cloches. They're all very lovely and displayed wonderfully. Thank you so much for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs and Smiles,
♥Ana

Together We Save said...

You have so many beautiful things... the chocolate is my favorite of course!

eileeninmd said...

Wow, what a pretty collection of Cloches. You had some wonderful ideas too, my favorite is the seashells and the brownie, YUMMY.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Wow! You have been busy creating beautiful cloche vignettes! They are all so fun to look at :o)

Blessings & Aloha!
I hope you picked up a Bloggger Buddy award alnog with the Sunshine award (aka blog hug)...but If you don't just know that I do thank you for stopping by & commenting...

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Wow! You have been busy creating beautiful cloche vignettes! They are all so fun to look at :o)

Blessings & Aloha!
I hope you picked up a Bloggger Buddy award alnog with the Sunshine award (aka blog hug)...but If you don't just know that I do thank you for stopping by & commenting...

Kim said...

These are so lovely and you have so many interesting things to put in them. Thanks for sharing your collections.

Just Breathe said...

You have so many, they look wonderful. Love the Dr. one!

Nestled In Rosenberg said...

Love ALL of your creative displays!

Rachel said...

Love them all but the green house and wire one are my favorites!

Kathleen said...

They are wonderful, so creative.
LOL the doc one with the bandages etc! You are so funny!
You should just keep a suitcase packed, you are always on the go.:)

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

You are such a cutie-patootie! What clever vingnettes you have here~!

Thanks always for joining us with your inspiration.

Im excited to hear about your newest adventure. Take lots of shots.

Claudia

Embellished Bayou said...

All lovely arrangements! It's hard to pick a favorite, but I think I like the terrariums the best. Thanks for sharing!

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