Thursday, March 10, 2011

Deck Cloche Tablescape Extravaganza

I woke up full of energy today. I think I am too excited cause my oldest granddaughter decided to spend her spring break here and we are picking her up from the airport on Monday.
Yesterday, I did not create a tablescape, instead I posted an old casual one. So today, I am making up for it. I decided to do a tablescape on every table that we have on the pool deck with cloches for centerpieces. So now, I am ready for 4 future tablescape posts, lol.

Here's the first one. I am not showing the whole tablescape since I am saving it for Thursday posts.

Go to to see all the participants for Marty's Spring Cloche Party.
I am also linking with Laurie for A Few of My Favorite Things at

I created a mermaid tablescape for AJ, who loves mermaids.

She loves Ariel too.

This table is at the corner of the deck by the veggie garden. Do you see the red camellias in the background? The blooms are big and there are still a lot of buds! There are also pink ones behind it.

I just bought the plates from TJ Maxx but I am not showing you the details yet, lol. I think they look great by the pool.
Here is my second table, a tea setting using Spode's Emma's Garland tea set, on the covered back porch table by the fountain. I will post more of it for Pink Saturday since it is pink and green.
Bunny salt and pepper shakers in one cloche and a mini teapot in another.

The third one is on the wooden table, also in the covered back porch.
I used 2 wire cloches here. One with a planter and another, with a little girl and bird in it.

Here you can see both tables.

Here's another one, on the square picnic table. One cloche has ducks in it and the other, a bunny.
I also dressed my terrarium with plants and birds and candles on terracota pots.

Here, you can see the other table with a mermaid theme on the other side of the pool.

I also hang a birdcage with a bird and candles, on the umbrella.

I was going to do one more tablescape in the gazebo but I think I will leave that for another day, lol. I just want to relax for a while plus upload all these pics for the cloche party.

But, let me show more cloches in the kitchen. You have seen this on my tea setting last Tuesday. They are faux cupcakes, the only ones that I need.

And here's another cloche with a bird on top. I placed a clear glass bunny and a small pot with tulips in it.

This wicker one is empty but I just want to show it to you. I bought it last month for $6.99 at TJ Maxx when I went to Florida but it would not fit my luggage, so I left it with my daughter and told her to bring it. And she did, when she visited last week.

I think you saw enough, LOL. I have a lot more cloches, both big and small but I do not want this post to get any longer. Thank you, Marty, for having this fun party. And I thanks to all of you for coming by!


Betty said...

What can I say but WOW !!! You won my heart with the first one though. I am going to have to go and find me a mermaid. I hope you have a great time with your Granddaugher, they do grow up so fast.

Debbiedoos said...

Gosh Christine, I would love to come in place of your grandaughter, you think she would mind? LOL. You have the magic touch! Looks beautiful!

Honey at 2805 said...

Christine, this looks so magical and inviting. As usual, everything is perfect!

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Love the poolside setting.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow - You out did yourself. :-D The one with the mermaid and aqua color is perfect with your pool. Enjoy your time with your Granddaughter.
Enjoy your evening.

Salmagundi said...

WOW! You are full of Spring clocheness - and all beautiful. Sally

Olive said...

Christine, you are very busy with all those tables and gorgeous cloches. We are all about mermaids here too so I adore the first one. hugs♥O

Picket said...

Oh my word girl...I have never seen so many cloches in one place! Very pretty girl...I picked out several I'd love to You have some gorgeous unusual ones and I'm sure your granddaughter will love the mermaid one..Have a great visit...Picket

Anonymous said...

You have absolutely outdone yourself with creative cloches and what wonderful pieces you have. Enjoy your granddaughter. She will think she has come to dreamland.

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Beautiful cloches. My favorite is the mermaid. Such vibrant fun colors. ~~Sherry~~

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Hi Christine what beautiful displays! Love your wire cloches. Your pool looks so inviting ours still has ice sitting on the cover. Martina

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Anita Diaz said...

Well I would want to come there for spring break too, lol!! They are all just gorgeous! And you are so lucky to have those beautiful camellias. It is too cold here! Thanks for stopping by! said...

Love the mermaid cloche, I bet AJ will too. I have to get busy and finish my cloches for Martys Party.

Lori said...

Wow you do have a lot. Love the birds on top and the polka dot ones. Have fun with the granddaughter.

Sue said...

I think your cloches are all amazing, Christine! You have such a wide variety of them. I wish I had planned ahead and done all of mine up. Maybe next party cuz I just plain was lazy this time...
The one with the mermaid is absolutely wonderful. AJ has one sweet Grandmother... I love the one with the bird on top! Can you share where you found it? Oh- we are looking at white this morning! LOL I'd rather be seeing your pool!!
~ Sue

Lana Kim White Austin said...

I love it all--AJ will LOVE the mermaid cloche, etc.!!!!

I can feel your excitement jump through blogland/my computer screen!

I know you will have a fantastic visit!!!!


Kathy said...

Gracious me! I love cloches and you have some gorgeous ones! Every arrangement is wonderful and looks so cheerful! Can't pick a favorite - I'd have to say the mermaid is quite creative!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You've got so many great cloches, Christine! There are so many ideas I love here. That terrarium/mini green house is fantastic ~ love that!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Christine...

Ohhh my DO have alot of energy! Hehe! Send some my way...huh? Hehe! Girlfriend, I just loved all of your beautiful cloche centerpieces! I love the pretty vignette that you did with your terrarimn...sooo many pretties to see there! Ohh...and those little ducks are just adorable...under the cloche! Love your new wicker cloche too...that one is really different! Can't wait to see how you use it!

Well dear lady, so happy to hear that AJ is coming to spend spring break with you! That's awesome! She will just adore that beautiful mermaid table that you did up for her! Hmmm...I love your new dishes...and you're right...they look fabulous poolside! Thanks for sharing ALL of your beautiful cloches and pretty tables with us today...such a treat, my friend!

Happy spring wishes,

Traci said...

So pretty!!! I LOVE those blue dishes!

Susan Freeman said...

Everything is so beautiful!!

Susan and Bentley

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Girl you have more dishes than "Carter got Pills" what a fun tables you made and how special to have AJ with you I know your in grandma heaven this weekend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a fabulous centerpiece and tablescape! Just beautiful! You have a great collection of cloches!


Blondie's Journal said...

You must be so happy to be seeing are SO full of energy!! 4 tablescapes in one day! I love the glimpses of them and can't wait for you to post. I love all of your clotches, especially the wire ones and your new one is awesome! Very pretty, Christine!


Unknown said...

How cute! And how fun to have your granddaughter visit you. A delightful time of sweet family memories. :)

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Christine, I love those polka dot cloches. I'm thinking I might need to put some dots on one of my cloches! That glass cloche with the bird on top is one of my favorites in all of Blogville. Your new wicker cloche is so great looking. Love the birdcage with candles. I may have to copy that one. Thanks for the inspiration, and thanks so much for linking to F.T.S. Have a great weekend! laurie

lvroftiques said...

Christine I love all your darling cloches! I really love that terrarium mansion! And the wicker cloche too! I've been searching for one of those. Vanna

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Christine, you amaze me. Every one of your cloches are so beautifully displayed and decorated. You are so creative. I love everyone of them. You wire ones are so pretty too. Loved them all. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Diann said...

Well Christine, aren't you the big tease! LOL I adore all your wonderful cloches. they are just so pretty and cheerful! Now I can't wait to see he details of these tables you did outside!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Everything is very beautiful...but oh the cloche with the mermaid is the prettiest one I have EVER seen! I'm going to be on the lookout for a mermaid now to display with some of my shells! WOW! I'm going back to find more pics ! ♥♥♥

Chubby Chieque said...

Hi Te Xine,

I always open my jaws and drools everytime I visit you. All your hidden treasures is one of a kind and I do love ém all...

I jst wishes to grab & run few of them §;-) so creative too.

Happy Sunday, po...



Oh Christine, your cloches are amazing!, everyone of them! My grandgirls would love the mermaids too... and me, I love them all, specially the tall cloche with the birdie on top, now, that one's gorgeous! Your so talented and creative! Love to visit you.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

They are all so pretty. I do love the mermaid themed table. Have a wonderful time with your granddaughter.

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