Thursday, September 10, 2009

BLOGVILLE HAS BECOME CLOCHVILLE!

Yea! Another party! Marty at A Stroll Through Life is having another cloche party, and since you know I'm a Blogville party animal, you know I couldn't miss this party! So...I stuck some stuff under glass, called it a cloche, and posted it on my blog.

This first cloche is just my little memorial to 9-11.






Do you remember the rusty looking metal stand I bought at the estate sale a couple of weeks ago? I told you then that there was something that went with it, but I was saving that to show you another day. Well, this is the day! This painted cloche came with that stand. When I bought it, the glass was really cloudy (so cloudy that I didn't know there was a little candle inside until I lifted the cloche from the stand!) I wiped the inside with a little vinegar on a paper towel, and it was good as new!




This little plate in the next cloche belongs to my friend, Charlie Ann. I told her that I just had to borrow it for a picture on my blog. Sure wish I had borrowed it before the Rooster party. Don't tell Charlie Ann, but there may be a hen fight when she tries to get this plate back, 'cause I think it is so cute!





I guess my roosters have been around me too long. I haven't been able to get them to quit partying since the Rooster party, so I've had to capture them under a cloche so I can get them back in the pen!






Remember, Marty said we could use glass covers other than a cloche? My next "cloche" is obviously a cake stand. This cake stand was a birthday gift to me from my friend, Charlie Ann, who knows that I cannot resist a chocolate cake or even a cake with chocolate on it.



I did save you a little piece of cake. Sorry there's no chocolate icing on it!

Thank you for coming by to see my contributions to the cloche party, and thank you Marty, for hosting another great party. Now go over to A Stroll Thru Life and get linked up to all of the other cloche party participants. laurie


47 comments:

susan said...

Laurie--I knew you would have something good "trapped under glass" :) Thanks for the reminder of this day. I got tickled reading the plate with the hen and rooster conversation :) Love it!

SmilingSally said...

LOL I love that cake stand!

Shelia said...

Oh, Dear Laurie! You never disappoint me with your wonderfulness! I love all of your displays.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kammy said...

Hiya Laurie !!!
I love your displays and I can't pick a favorite ! Roosters still partying - too funny....that devil plate is too cute also !
Thanks for visiting me after my surgery - I can hardly wait to be at full speed to join you !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Laurie, this post is wonderful! I love that cake stand! So cute.

Lisa Shatzer said...

The metal stand is gorgeous! I love your tribute to 9/11.

Tootsie said...

my goodness lady you are getting so good at those mosaics! Your cloches are just so pretty...going back for another look! have a great weekend!

SILVIA said...

wow,the mosaics are just beautiful!and the september 11 theme just lovely...i just want to know how you do the borders on the pics?that i just figure out!..thanks laurie and have a great day...

xx,,silvia.

Myrna said...

Oh! What great cloche displays! And your commentaries were a hoot!:-D
That painted cloche is gorgeous~what a find!!
Have a great day!
Blessings,
Myrna

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Laurie, I so love your cloches honey. That one from the estate sale is just devine. I love it best of all. How beautiful. Ofcourse I have a weekness for roosters and those cloche are precious too. The cake plate with the feet and tail legs is out of this world. Love it. The cake was good to, and I don't like frosting so loved it too. Thanks for sharing. Please stop by and see what I have to share. Country hugs, Sherry

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Laurie, that painted cloche is just gorgoeus. What a wonderful find. I love the base too. I may have to get into the fight over the cute rooster plate, you know I love my roosters. That is so cute. The cake dome and the shoe platter is just about the cutest thing I've ever seen. Yes, even though you were a hoggie pigger and only left me a tiny bite, I do appreciate the thought. lol Thank you so much for joining the party, you always do such a wonderful job. Hugs, Marty

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Nice tribute! Love them all, especially the painted cloche. The cake stand is so funny.

ceekay said...

That Devil made me do it plate is perfect. I need several of those!!

{ L } said...

I like your ribbon choices you tied around your cloches. And I appreciate the 9/11 one.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Girl give me that cake...I don't care about the icing just love cake...Now I knew you would have some great cloche's and you didn't disapoint me..Love that cake stand...I have a Christmas I also love kinda like that...May you have a great weekend my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Chari said...

Hi Girlfriend...

I just had to come by and see what you've done for the cloche party! Ahhh...such a treat!!! First of all, I'm so happy to see the beautiful remembrance memorial to 911...thank you, my friend!!!

Girl, I just adore your newest cloche with all that gorgeous painting on it...it's absolutely beautiful!!! What a treasure find!!! And...you've decorated it so beautifully! I enjoyed seeing all of your pretty cloches! Ohhh..and you gotta love all those roosters! Laurie, your friend's rooster plate just crackes me up...it's darling! hehe! I really enjoyed all of your pretty mosaics, Darlin'! I do believe that you're the best lil' ol' mosaic maker in blogland!!! Love it!!!

Have a wonderful weekend, Sweetie! Thanks for stopping by...enjoyed your sweet note!

Love ya,
Chari

Stacey said...

Hi Laurie! I just love that your roosters are still partying on. :) Your little devil plate is adorable.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Talk about a hen fight! I would love to steal that cake plate from you! I have been painting the new chicken house outside today and running inside to post on the Cloche parties every hour or so. And as always yours was so much fun Laurie. Have a great weekend. xo Lynn

Sharing with Sherri said...

Wonderful cloche's Laurie!!
Especially love the handpainted one, and that cake stand is hilarious!! I can always count on you to make me smile!

Hugs,
Sherri:)

ellen b said...

Hi Laurie! It's always so much fun to come here for a party. I like all your cloches. That rooster plate is too funny! The tribute to 9/11 is great. Happy weekend to you.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Laurie,
I so love your cloches!! That first one was a real find. You have such a talent for putting things together in such a charming way. That rooster plate is too darn cute! HAGD, Cindy

salmagundi said...

Still rooster partying, unh?? Love the cake stand - what a crack-up! I've been known to eat all of the chocolate frosting, too. Sally

Brenda said...

You always have me laughing! Love that cakestand with the feet! Are you going to sell tickets to that hen fight? I might have to see that one.
Brenda

Melissa Miller said...

~Beauifully done Fall cloches Laurie! Love the pretty ribbons.

~WOW! Your new Fall header and blog all look gorgeous. Well done my friend.

~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

xinex said...

Beautiful displays in beautiful cloches! I love your birthday present, Laurie, the legs are really cute....Christine

Blondie's Journal said...

Laurie,

The cake stand and dome is fabulous. The glass is so pretty! What a find! Love how you decorated the cloche...

Keep the plate. I won't say a word.

xoxo
Jane

Connie said...

Love your second picture. That floral pattern is so pretty.
You are getting to be the mosaic pro of blogger. Good job dear pal.

Cote de Texas said...

that cake stand with the feet is just too cute!
and I am still NOT ready for fall despite what your header says!!!!
Joni

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

You are a hoot! I always enjoy reading your posts & looking at your photos. Love all the cloches. The painted glass one is gorgeous. But I think I love the roosters the best.

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Love the cake plate! How funny! Since most of it is gone, just drop one off at my house and I'll be happy to take pictures and post them. LOL Your cloches are so cute. The chicks can stay nice and warm in there with the cooler mornings.

Have a great weekend.

Charla

Sue said...

Laurie, You simply have to take some control and make those roosters tow the line! What is wrong with you? I love the little diddy (poem, whatever) on the plate about the rooster and the hen. Saw it for the first time right about the time of the rooster party and didn't know if I should post it or not! I wish I had. tee hee

Your cake plate with the feet is just too cute. ...the devil made me do it... Heck that is my excuse for everything! Apparently, I don't know how to exercise self-control, either.

I absolutely love with your painted cloche. You did a really great job for this party, Laurie. You're such fun!
Hugs, Sue

Nancy said...

Laurie, I love that rusty stand with the cloche...I have one just like it...except my cloche has topiraries painted on it. I have it packed away in a box and had really forgot about it, until I saw yours...HMM...I will have to find it and show it off.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Nancy

Oliva said...

I love your display of roosters...I LOVE ROOSTERS!!! The devil cakestand made me laugh!!! I relate to that statement!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your cloche display is just fantastic! You have captured fall beautifully.

Sarah said...

Laurie, sorry I'm late to the party. So glad I didn't miss it though. This is the best! If that little plate found it's way to my house it might get lost and never find's it owner again. The roosters in the pen are too funny, not to mention "The devil made me eat it" cake plate. You are such a clever, creative person. I'm so happy to be a follower of your blog. You make me smile and laugh! Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

Jane said...

Hi Laurie,
It is so nice to meet you.
Your roosters "under glass" are so cute! I don't blame them...partying is so much more fun than just sitting on the shelf.The cake plate made me laugh... Your friend certainly has a sense of humor...as do you.

You'll have to stop by to visit my "donut".
Jane (Artfully Graced)

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Laurie, you have a wonderful collection of cloches and displayed them so well for us!!

Lynette said...

Love the cake stand one the best!! That just says "Laurie" all over it! And, I love your hen and rooster next - you keep me posted on who the winner is between you and Charlie Ann - I bet you could take her - you've got to many tricks up your sleeve!

I love, love, love that blue pitcher with the goldish colored leaves in your fall display a couple of posts down - it is so pretty to me - but then - pitchers are my thing - I've been packing now for the past couple of days and did NOT realize how many I had!

Trying to catch up with everyone and say "Hi!"

Have a good week -

Nance said...

oh you devil! lol where on earth did your friend Charlie Ann bought that cake stand! It's a riot!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

The cake stand with fit is tooo caute!! LOL

I always enjoy reading your posts and I always love your pictures! All your cloche displays are beautiful!

Manuela

P.S. Love the fall header!

Bellamere Cottage said...

Hi Laurie!

Oh, how lovely. I've been so inspired by all the lovely cloches at the party! Aren't they just fabulous? Yours are 2 die 4.....

Have a wonderful day sweetie!

Hugs,
Spencer

prof en retraite said...

Hi Laurie! Your cake plate with th efeet is sooo cute! I'll be that was a good cake!! lol The roosters under glass are too funny! I hope you had a good weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVELY tribute to 9/11!
Good use of cake plate!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Laurie...what adorable cloches...love the first one with all the beautiful painting and design! The devil one is so funny! :-) Love your sense of humor...always have so much fun when I visit your blog!
Susan

puddin07 said...

Laurie, I loved all of your cloches, and I think the "Litle Red Hen and the Rooster" was my favorite. I also loved the first cloche, and the roosters. You are so funny! Love Ya! Connie

Denise Marie said...

what a lovely post!

Lady Katherine said...

I love the legs on that plate! Your painted cloche is beautiful! Yes beautiful! Now, I am in agreement! The neighbors little sign is wonderful! Let me know if I can join in on the hen fight! lol It sure would be a keeper!