Monday, July 18, 2011

Another Cloche Party, Egg and Ocean Inspired

It's Cloche Party time again! Thanks to Marty for throwing these parties every season and we are all invited to join the fun. To visit Marty's site and see more creative cloches, click on the cloche banner on my side bar.


I have 2 domes with similar sizes and and I have a decorative brass scale. I tried fitting the domes on each weighing tray and they fit perfectly so I thought I would use them and decorate inside them. And here's the outcome! I just took 2 small busts and took the 2 eggs I bought from Russia and Scotland and here goes! Hope you like my little creation.



It's on our family room coffee table.




Next I took a cheese dome and just placed different types of shells in it. Placed that on the shortest nesting table in the family room. I also added a turquoise glass bucket filled with shells in there.










A few collection of raw gems and natural stones in a glass box and an amber egg in a small cloche.










I have a small wooden "Stations of the Cross" that I bought from Rome in the early 90's. It reminds me of my father because it was the last time I traveled with him before he passed away and he bought something similar too. I placed it in a cloche with a small Sacred Heart of Jesus.
I created a religious grouping adding the 2 religious eggs I bought from Russia, inside the TV armoire in the master bedroom.



I am having a BBQ/swimming birthday party for my mom and friend this Saturday and the theme will be ocean side so I created this wire cloche with a light house and mermaid and added rocks and shells.









Hope you enjoyed my cloche creations. I have been busy so I wasn't able to create much. My granddaughter AJ spent the last 3 weeks with us and just flew back home yesterday. I still have a lot of cleaning up to do. I had forgotten how messy it gets with a 12 year old in the house, lol.


And here's my little traveler as I said goodbye to her at the New Orleans airport. I miss her already. It was our 8th trip to and from New Orleans in 1 month, lol.




Thank you, Marty, for another fun cloche party and thanks to y'all for stopping by.



32 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Christine, your cloches are all wonderful. I love your scales and putting the displays inside and covering with the cloches is such a great idea. I have a similar scale, and now I have to see if any of my cloches will fit. Your eggs and the gem rocks are such a beautiful vignette and your treasures from your trip with your dad and so precious. AJ has grown up so much, she is such a beauty. I know she loves spending time with you. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Shelia said...

Hi Christine! Your cloches are just so pretty! I love all your beautiful things under them too! AJ is growing up into a very pretty young lady!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Pat said...

Beautiful cloche arrangements Christine. I love how you used the scales!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Hi Christine all your cloches look wonderful! Your granddaughter is beautiful!! Martina

Richard Cottrell said...

Ms. C. You always do a good job and seem to have fun. Richard at My Old Historic House

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty! I like the 2 balancing on the scales.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

All of the cloches look great Christine! I love the shape of the one covering the amber egg:@)

Olive Cooper said...

Christine, using the scales is just brilliant. All your cloches are beautiful. I especially like the wire one. I am on the lookout for a wire one! ♥O

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Your post is beautiful! I especially like the scales. Thanks for sharing.

Mel said...

Brilliant to put your cloches on the scales. You have so many beautiful items displayed.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

So many beautiful cloche displays Christine.. wow.

lvroftiques said...

Christine all your cloches are lovely, but the scale with the cloches on both ends is my favorite!! I'm going to be looking for a scale just so I can do that too! I LOVE it!! Vanna

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

You have so many neat cloche designs! Great way to display all your collections!

Katherine

Sarah said...

Christine, you have been busy. Glad you had a nice visit with AJ. I know you miss her.

Bonnie said...

Wow! You have a lot of unique collections and display them cleverly under glass.

Rettabug said...

Such an unusual & beautiful collection, Christine but all of them can't compare to the beauty of your granddaughter, AJ!! She is growing up waaaay too fast. What a doll!

Hugs,
Rett

Martha said...

You have some great cloches!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Wonderful cloches, my friend! Brilliant the ones in your scale, you should just leave it like that! I'm in love with the ones with the eggs, I think I love both, cloches and eggs! You have some fab cloches, Christine. Love, FABBY

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Christine...

What a GRAND idea, my friend...to use cloches on the scale! Oohhh...and I love that brass scale! The little frenchy busts are so pretty...love the vignettes that you created! I loved looking at all of your pretties! Thank you for sharing them with us!

Sounds like you have been a busy little bee, Girlfriend! I know that you always enjoy your time with AJ! Hope that my note is finding you well!

Warmest summery wishes,
Chari

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Chrisine, What a wonderful idea to use the scales with cloche domes. I dreamt the other night I found a set of scales just like that for the kitchen.. key word "dreamt". lol.. you have a lovely collection full of beautiful things. hugs ~lynne~

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Cloches are so great for seasonal decorating - as your beachy themed one shows, Christine. I also love them for collections like your gems and stones. So many different ideas and very creative!

Barb~Bella Vista Cottage said...

Christine, they are all wonderful.....such lovely designs and so much detail. I love the bee on the lampshade....that is so pretty!

Just gorgeous, as always.

Hugs, Barb

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your cloche vignettes are absolutely lovely!

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Poppy said...

You have the most amazing collection of eggs and cloches... so beautiful! loved the first picture with the two huge cloches with the loveliest eggs and that amber egg is so beautiful!Inspiring idea placing them on the brass scale. And I love that wire cloche with the mermaid and lighthouse inside... perfect for a pool party. Happy Birthday to your mom!Enjoy your party! Hugs~Poppy

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mississippi artist said...

I love the religious one. And how clever to use the scales like that.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

You have some beautiful eggs...and I see we thought alike with the lighthouse!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I did enjoy your cloche pictures. I also love that lamp with the bee shade. I know you are missing AJ. ((HUGS))

Chubby N Chieque said...

What a lovely collections. Aww... as ever talaga. I always drool your treasures Ate.

I hope I could fly over the Atlantic to join the Mum's BD bash! Waaahhh...inviting myself.

Ingat po and hugs to ever loving Ma & enjoy the summer days.

x0x0
/chie

Sue said...

Christine, I love your natural stones and gems in the glass box and under the cloche! So naturally beautiful. Love your placement of the cloches on the scale, too. Such a nice touch! Your trip to Mexico looked like so much fun. Crack me up with the photo of John's crazy shirt and his mis-matched shorts! Obviously, he doesn't care if he gets spotted by the "what not to wear" crew! LOL

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

I loved seeing all your cloches. Your granddaughter is beautiful.

Dee

Babs said...

Hi, You have so many lovely cloche arrangements but I like the one with the Stations of the Cross because of it's special meaning in your life.
Babs

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Christine,
Wonderful cloches! I really like your wire cloche and I love the bee lamp! Thanks for stopping by.

Blessings,
Sandi

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