Thursday, February 18, 2010

WINTER UNDER GLASS

CLOCHE PARTY

YEA! Marty at A Stroll Thru Life is having a winter cloche party, and everyone is invited!

FORREST MOS

When Marty had her first cloche party, I only had one cloche, and it wasn’t REALLY a cloche! Now I have several cloches, including my newest – a wire cloche. I think the bunny in this winter forest turned blue from the cold! Do you see that beautiful leaf, created by Lisa Leonard? I won that at Between Naps on the Porch!

TRAIN FULL BTR

The tiny wooden train under this cloche was crafted by a friend for me when we were young. I found the train line plate at a flea market.

TRAIN CLOSE

I’m thinking that when Marty started this cloche frenzy in Blogville, she should have opened an Etsy store and sold cloches! She would have made a fortune!

LITTLE WOMEN MOS

I guess winter came to the Orchard House when Louisa Mae Alcott lived there. Look at that pretty picture of the Orchard House. Have you been to see what Karen Harvey Cox is creating at her other blog, For the Love of Old Books? I had to order this Orchard House print from her to go with my mother’s copy of “Little Women” (1920 copyright). The Little Women figurines are part of the “Little Women” house in my Christmas village.

DOG MOS

The dogs put on their little vests to go out to play in the snow.skating bunny mos

Did you know that bunnies love to go ice skating in the "off season". It won't be long before she has to hang up her ice skates and hide Easter eggs. EIFFEL TOWER MOS

Okay, I know that a brandy snifter is not a cloche, but Marty did say we could post other glass for the party, so here is the Eiffel Tower under glass. That cute little canvas art came from The Crafty Home Etsy.

cloche crop

These are my cloches I posted yesterday. I was afraid that if you didn’t see my post yesterday, I might lose my very coveted title - "the crazy collector of everything", since I had to use a brandy snifter for a cloche. But I am definitely not cloche poor, thanks to Marty's influence!

Be sure you go over to A Stroll Thru Life. Sweet Marty is the queen of cloches and always creates such beautiful vignettes with her cloches, and she will have links to other wonderful cloche creations. Thank you Marty for hosting this fun party! Thank you for coming to visit my blog. laurie

45 comments:

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Laurie your cloches are just wonderful! I do love the wire cloche you found and great idea to use a stemware as a cloche! I won that same beautiful Lisa Leonard ornament and just love mine too!

blessings
mary

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I like the brandy snifter! Fabulous cloche arrangements.

Carrie said...

Wow, you have such interesting cloches,especially the wire one...and you've made such interesting vignettes in each one!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OH, Wow, Laurie,
You are definately not cloche poor! The little dogs under glass is my fave, they are so charming! Actually, I love them all, you have such wonderful ideas! I need to go look at that table I missed too! Hugs, Cindy

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OOOH, that table is gorgeous! I love how the tulle looks and the winter wonderland you created is stunning! I love, love that atrium, now I think I need one too! Blogging makes me want to shop! Hugs, Cindy

carolinajewel said...

I love all your chloches, but the Little Women is my favorite! Those figures are absolutely perfect!!!! I can't believe they aren't supposed to be the March girls and Marmie(sp?).

Megan said...

I just love the wire one. With the little blue bunny. Obviously you are not "cloche poor"--I guess that's why you have "the big closet'!!! (;-O)

The Muse said...

nestled safe from time...
lovely is the beauty...
how i wish they were mine :)

so glad you agree not cloche poor my dear friend...that would be just awful!

i adore the brandy glass turned upside down!!! :)

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Good morning Laurie! What a great collection! I know what you mean...before Marty...before Cloches....I had no idea...now I look for them whenever I go to a thrift or consignment store! It's like we are addicted and we don't even have them yet...and want more! Ha...big smile. I love what you have under the glass my favorite is the "Little women" collection and picture. Very precious and sweet. My college age daughter would love that one. You outdid yourself my dear! Great job!!!!
Blessings,
Debbie

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Love all your displays - the train, the bunny, Orchard House, and your table looks magnificent. Being under glass sure sets things off now doesn't it?

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Laurie, I am so drooling over that wire cloche. That is just fabulous. Your little trees and that poor little blue bird, he sure needs to get inside and stay warm. lol Your miniatures are all so beautiful under your cloches, you do have the best collection in the world. Now as for the brandy sniffer, that just cracked me up and I absolutely love it. I have to remember to do that. You know how much I loved your tablescape. It is truly to die for. Thank you so much for being such a fabulous friend and for joining the party. This is so much fun. Hugs, Marty

Marianne@Songbird said...

Ha, another Paris cloche! Love it. Love your cut doggies even more.

Laurie Anne said...

Great Cloches Laurie! You have inspired me to take out my cheese dome and use it as a cloche...
Thanks! Have a great weekend! xx

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I want try to pick a favorite - like them all!
Have a great weekend.

Beansieleigh said...

LOVE the scotty dogs, and the black gingham ribbons! As for second time around??.. I STILL am one of the VERY FEW who does not possess a cloche! I have a glass cake cover that could PASS for one, I suppose!.. Fun post today! ~tina

alice said...

Wonderful!!!!!
smiles, alice

Kathleen said...

Quick, do CPR, you can revive that Blue Bunny..
By the way, I love Blue Bunny ice cream...do you have that there??
Your cloches are wonderful..and that train, so cute..what a great memory..
I am really going to work on my cloche skills..for St Patrick's Day..Leprechaun under Glass...if I can catch one..you know the wee folk are hard to grab!
Have a great weekend, Laurie..
I am hoping some snow will melt before the next arrives!

Foley said...

Wht a beautiful post..

I love the wire cloche - very unique...better hold on to that one tight..may disappear!!

shirley said...

Oh it's all so beautiful. To think I live an hour away from Louisa May Alcotte and have yet to visit!
This is going to be the year!
Everythign you show is just beautiful to the eye.

Kathysue said...

Laurie, I love the cloche with the train, The plate in the background with the little building,well it is precious. You need a store I think you could do such wonderful displays and vignettes, Kathysue

daylily777 said...

They are all wonderful ! I love the little train !
Blessings,
~Myrna

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello sweet friend...

Ohhhh...so many pretties, Laurie! I really enjoyed my tour of all your lovely cloches and you have decorated each one of them just beautifully!!! I love, love, LOVE that darling wire cloche with the sweet bird finial...and the little blue bunny! Girl, that little wooden train is just precious...what a treasure! Love how you did that pretty cloche too! And...I love the brandy cloche with the magnificent Eiffel...pretty black and white plaid ribbon to top it off! They're all beautiful, sweet lady!!! Thank you so much for sharing all of them with us today!!!

Also...thank you so much for coming by and taking a peek at my glimmering/shimmering cloches...and for the sweet note!!!

Love you, dear friend...
Chari

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Ok crazy collector of everything...I love your cloches...I want more...like I NEED one out of the chicken wire..I mean, you agree with me right...I can't be collector of everything...but I can be collector of everything in training!!

Shelia said...

Hi Laurie! Oh, look at the wonderfulness! I love everything!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Great collection...that ribbon on the second picture is just the right touch to make the vignette pop. Beautiful.

The Muse said...

the gentle spirit you bring when you comment on my poetry at adivashammer.com is so appreciated... that mere thank yous seem entirely under-rated. but i do thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Beautiful and interesting cloches, and now i know to do with the brandy snifters we never use!
LOVE the Little Women print and vignette; my favorite book, and I have my mother's copy too. So precious.

One of these days I need to get a cloche!
Cass

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

The wire cloche is really nice. I think the little scotty dogs are sweet. It looks like a Burberry.

Prior said...

OOh, the little wooden train set and the Scotty dog, so cute, perfectly lovely! Lezlee

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

G´day Laurie!

Wow! love you cloches. I collect cloches too but hubby is whinning coz nothing space in our poorman's house.

Have a wonderful week-end.
xoxo

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Mornin' Dearheart...

Girlfriend, I just read your note and laughed...ooops, I guess I was thanking you "ahead of time for coming by! Hehe! Well, it sounded better than the real reason (old age..having a senior moment here!) Sheeeshhh!!! Hey Darlin', I love your new blog header...love all those pretty quilt blocks! They make for a beautiful header!!!

Have a wonderful weekend, Laurie!!! Hmmm...it is Saturday, isn't it? wink!

Love ya,
Chari

Janean said...

gorgeous!!!

would you be willing to share where did you got that FAB wire cloche, if you can remember? it's so pretty.

i like your eye for detail!

salmagundi said...

You're so clever with quite a variety of cloches! Love the wire one. Enjoy your weekend. Sally

Terri Morse said...

Hi Laurie! Your collection of cloches is lovely! I like the scottie dogs and the Eiffel tower ones would be perfect in my studio! Have a great week! Terri

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

Laurie...I just adore all your winter scenes...you are sooo creative! Those little scotty dogs in their sweaters are absolutely adorable! :-)

Rettabug said...

Giiiirrrrlllll, your brain must have been in overdrive when you created all these darling little scenes!!
I ♥ each one more than the last & am dumbfounded by what your imagination comes up with. The brandy snifter was brilliant!
No cloches in this house...YET! Maybe by the next party time.

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Laurie,

Oh my goodness - you are amazing and so creative with your cloche creations. The wire cloche is adorable with the little bunny.
Have a wonderful week.
Blessings,
Erin

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your cloches are great! My favorite actually is the brandy snifter!
Hugs,
Penny

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

LOL! Well now, the brandy snifter is is so darling and different! I enjoyed all your creative scenes under glass. I especially love the wire cloche!

Manuela

Lady Katherine said...

Love the wire cloche! I love Little Women. I need a run to Hobby Lobby! I been there twice this week, I loved the mirrors on your table.

Lady Katherine said...

I am so hunting a eiffle tower! I have not found one yet, but still hoping! I another set of dishes, My husband says I have too many. I told him it makes me happy just get me a linen closet built! I want my big sun room back, I enclosed it for a studio. Now, hoping to get one built this summer on the back of my house. I using your picture on my Featured again for I just love it!

xinex said...

Neat idea about the brandy snifter, I love all your cloche collection, Laurie but my favorite is the wire one.....Christine

Rhondi said...

Everything is BEAUTIFUL!!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Laurie,
wow, you give cloches a new meaning. I just love all of your wonderful vignettes. Your miniatures under glass, each treasure is beautiful. I especially love the Eiffel Tower. Thank you for showing off the Orchard House print. Talk about imagination Laurie, your ability to create beautiful corners of your home is remarkable.
Karen

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