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Thursday, March 10, 2011


Yea!  It’s time for the Spring Cloche Party at Marty’s!  “Favorite Things Saturday” is here early, so that I can link to Marty’s Spring Cloche Party.
                  April showers bring May flowers.
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And a lot of my other Springtime favorites, like….
Birds chirping,
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Bunnies hopping,
(Pretty little glittery houses purchased from Celestina Marie Designs Larearose Etsy)
Trees blooming,tree blooming
Butterflies flying,
(yes, that’s a baby grand – my grand babies’ toy piano)
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Frogs croaking,
frogs croaking
Dogs barking,
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Children playing,
Everyone gardening,
Family grilling,
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Beach playing,
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Antique shopping,
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Pond picnicking,
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behind sofa
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Ice cream man’s bell ringing, and ice cream cones melting.
I’ve shown this upside down brandy snifter at another cloche party, and although it’s not something I am able to do, I just KNOW I would love Paris in the Springtime (or any other time)! PARIS-horz
I highly recommend going to see these other links:
The Favorite Things Saturday links shown below;
The Spring Cloche Party links at A Stroll Thru Life; and
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper.
Thank you for coming to visit me.  laurie


Betty said...

So many beautiful cloches. It is hard to choose which one is the prettiest, but I have to say I like the castle the best.

Kathleen said...

You have this cloche thing down pat! What a wonderful selection! I adore the houses in the purple edged cloche plate? So pretty!
I am early this week!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Such a cute post. I love the jade tree and the boy on the bike one. You are so very talented when it comes to cloche displays. ~~Sherry~~

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow! Girl you always manage to out do yourself! Your storage area must be a treasure trove !!!!! Thanks for hosting again this week, and I will be back later to visit around. Right now I am having a "discussion" with at&t !^%$? !!! :(

Sarah said...

Pond Picnic and Paris in the Springtime would have to be my favorites. I wonder why???
Great job, Laurie. I'm still without a cloche here to join in the fun. ;-)
~ Sarah

Annie Joy said...

Visual delights -- I want to go back through much more slowly -- wonderful ideas and what fun! I especially like the bunny village and the frog. Annie

xinex said...

Wow! You sure have a lot of cloches, Laurie and they are all so beautiful. I enjoyed seeing them all....Christine

fiberdoodles said...

I just love your cloches! They are all so adoarble and festive!!

Anonymous said...

Birds chirping, bunnies hopping- Spring is in the air for sure with those 2!!!

You are so creative Laurie- and so full of energy- and fun- Me- I'm tired so going to bed and enjoy my pretty new bed skirt!

Karyn said...

Wow! So many wonderful ideas. I love the birdcage with the butterflies and the picnic. The bird nests are great!


Debbie said...

I love your ideas. I am still in remedial cloche 101 around here and thought that I would have had something whipped up by now.

While they basically all made me smile, my VERY favorite was the icecream cones in the floral frog. Inspired, I say!!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Cute cute sure have some sweet cloches. I love the bunnies with the little houses!!

Diann said...

Oh Laurie, you have so many fun and cute cloche vignettes! I love that you have fun with them and they are all so different!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Laurie your cloches are an inspiration! I need to go change one of mine to springtime and share it! hugs, Linda

Susan Freeman said...

I love, love, love your adorable cloches! How talented you are. Thanks for another fun party!!

Susan and Bentley

Mellodee said...

Your creativity and imagination continues to amaze and entertain with every post!! Delightful!

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for Grandparents and Caregivers said...

Oh how cute. You have such adorable favorite things up today. My favorite is the cute little froggies. My grandchildren all know how much their granny nanny LOVES frogs (I once had a huge green one on my shower curtain). And they all know the main reason I love FROGs is because of the cute acronym -
F - fully
R - rely
O - on
G - GOD!


It's such a fun way to teach them that vital truth.

Thanks for a fun visit full of sweet family froggy memories for me.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

WOW, those are beautiful cloche vignettes! Everyone of them! I'm going to have to go back and linger on each picture AFTER I get a cup of tea! LOVE ALL OF THEM! My favorite is the wire with the little birdie on top! I MUST have one or two or three of those!
Thank you for sharing AND hosting all this fun,
Hugs to you,

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

I especially like the wire cloches with the little birdies on top, and using the brandy glass is a great idea! I thought I didn't have any cloches, but I could do one like that! I'm happy to be joining your party this week! Linda

Blondie's Journal said...

All of your cloches are darling, Laurie. So full of springtime fun! I really do love the wire cloche with the bird top {my favorite}, but they are all so cute! You have that magic touch! :-)


Jacqueline said...

You are amazing! You have so many gorgeous things. What beautiful cloches. EAch one is unique and wonderful.

bj said...

They are every one, delightful, Laurie.
Thanks for hosting.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love all the wonderful things you've captured under glass!

Sue said...

Laurie, You really created some "all-world" cloches! Everything you placed under them looks fantastic- they all have such fun themes! :-) Sue


WOW! many wonderful cloches! I love the tall ones, I would love to have one of those, I just can't find them in my area...but who knows, one of this days. Everything inside them I love, specially the dogs, I'm a dog lover and I collect them, (not real ones) Please come and visit, you woun't be dissapointed!
Have a nice weekend.

lvroftiques said...

Show off!!! *winks* Why am I NOT surprised that you are the QUEEN of cloches!LOL! Unreal collection of wonderful cloches girlfriend! Each one better then the last.....I'm gonna go cry in my beer *sniffle sniffle* Vanna

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Laurie,
You have the most creative and charming and whimsical cloches ever!
It's hard to pick a fave because I have so many! I love the ice cream duo and the froggy scene and the bunny village!
Kudos to you! There all wonderful!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Wonderful displays as always, Laurie! My favorite is the Paris brandy cute! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Sonny G said...

It all looks so pretty but then I always know it will when I visit here.
I'm enjoying visiting all your posters. thanks for helping to make my weekend a good one..


Musings from Kim K. said...

So many delightful goodies captured under glass. I'm in heaven.

Decor To Adore said...

I can't wait to visit everyone! Thank you for hosting my dear friend.

RIZ said...

everything is beautiful...thanks for the wonderful ideas you shared...

i'll keep coming back:)

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

I'm so inspired by your array of cloches! I don't have one ... yet! I must get on that so I can join the fun. Thanks for sharing. Your ideas are so very clever. Thanks for hosting. I've linked up and can't wait to visit the other blogs for more inspiration.

The Charm of Home said...

Your cloches are very nice. I love the wire one with the bird on top. You always do a very nice job with all of the seasonal displays!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there Laurie~ What a beautiful collection of cloches!! WOW!! I love the wire ones... the tall glass ones, the... well love them all! I made it over for your party this week!! :) all linked up~ thanks for hosting! :)

Rosanne said...

Such a cute collection of cloches!

Lynn said...

Really fun Laurie! Lovin' the colorful daffs best-Happy Sunday:@)

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Laurie, you always create the most wonderful vignettes and displays. I love all of your cloches, and I especially drool over the wire bird one every time I see it. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Marlis said...

Great vignettes, the wire cloches really captured my heart. I love them, so rustic and then the beautiful things inside! You make this look so easy.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Wow, you have a beautiful collection. My favorite is the three houses with the little bunnies.


Gorgeous vignettes! OMG! You have lil'friends too, I love them, they're so cute. Your wire cloches are unique and so special, with the bird in it. You are the "Lady of the Cloches"...amazing post, love it! Thank you so much for visiting and for the most lovely comments! I'll be visiting more often!


The Tablescaper said...

Man, that's a lot of cloches. Each more adorable than the next. Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Connie said...

Laurie, if you haven't tried Ebay don't be afraid to. I've bought many things and almost all I've been happy with. I find the sellers to be accurate in description. They have to be to stay in business. The best way is to put in your advanced automatic bid - the most you're willing to pay- and let Ebay do the bidding for you. That takes away the stress of last second bidding. Establish an account through PayPal so that your card number is not going out to the seller. If you try it I think you'll enjoy it.
Love all your favorites today!


Thank you sooo very much for your generous and lovely comments...I will keep visiting you, for sure!

I'm still enjoying myself with your gorgeous cloches! I'm crazi about the ones like bird cages with a bird on top and lots of nests...such a rich imagination you have, I need to do more imaginative things like this.