Showing posts with label CLOCHE PARTY. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CLOCHE PARTY. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


and Laurie is having a costume party!  Join me for wine and cheese.



This plate will hold a cheese ball.  Since it is a “for display only” plate, I have topped it with a glass plate.
PLATE FOR CHEESE BALL Ooops! I not only don’t have the cheese ball on the plate, there is no spreader for you to use.  If you have the nerve, you will have to go steal one of the witch’s shoes to use for a spreader. (Maybe you just want to pass up the cheese ball – she looks like she might be dangerous if she gets angry!)

A few extra cloches for the cloche party:
Witch’s shoe spreaders were a gift from my friend, Charlie Ann.  Cone hat cat was a gift from my friend Susie.  Halloween tea towel was a gift from my sister-in-love, Brenda. I’ve had everything else too long to remember where I got it (or else my brain is too old to remember where I got things).
I’m linking this post to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the PorchNew_size_125_tall[2][1] and to the Cloche Party at A Stroll Thru Life.  Two wonderful hostesses for two wonderful parties.  Go check them out! Sept._(2)[1]  I also don’t want anyone to miss any of the beautiful posts at Back Porch Musings.  Pat’s blog on Blogger has disappeared!  She has set up a new blog, and the new address for Back Porch Musings is
Thank you for coming to visit me.  Y’all please come back Friday evening, and link up for A Few of My Favorite Things Saturday.  laurie

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


fav_thngs_cmbnd_thumb[1][1] 07/16/10, EDITED TO ADD:  If you are here for Favorite Things Saturday, and you are thinking I don’t have it up yet, because you have already seen this post, you are right and you are wrong.  Yes, you’ve seen this post, but it IS my “Favorite Things Saturday” post too!  Sorry, you have to see it twice.  At least, if you’ve already commented on this post, you can get by without commenting this time!
Our granddaughter had her tenth birthday yesterday. She had a birthday cake at her party with her friends, so we had a family ice cream party (inspired by Marty’s Cloche Party and Suzy’s Ice Cream Social.) In our family, birthday celebrations go on for days!

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I put this vintage toy under a cloche to portray the ice cream man.

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Stemware turned upside down becomes a “cloche”, and an ice cream cone becomes a candle holder. (Don’t worry, the candle is battery operated).

cndl in cone
And an ice cream cone becomes a flower holder.

flwrs in cone


cones in apoth

Yes, those cones are in a floral frog. I did wrap the tips of the cones in aluminum foil before I put them in there. (Nobody who ate them is sick – yet!)

cones in cloche
Little butter cloches cover the condiments.

condmnt cloches

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Edible napkin holders:

When I got ready to freeze ice cream balls, I couldn’t find my good ice cream scooper that makes pretty ice cream balls, and I had to use a different one. (I make the ice cream balls the day before and freeze them. In this heat, I could only make a few before I put them in the freezer; then make a few more and put those in the freezer.) Of course, after I got them all in the freezer, I found the good one! I don’t understand why things always turn up when I’m not looking for them, and I no longer need them!

ice crm balls

I’m linking to Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday; A Stroll Thru Life for the Summer Cloche Party; and Kitchen Bouquet for the Ice Cream Social. Three fabulous hostesses for three fabulous events! TBLSCP T-CLCH-IC
07/16/10, EDITED TO ADD: I know this LOOKS like a “cop out” (maybe that’s because it is!). When I started thinking of a Favorite Things post, all I could think of is ice cream (which is one of my favorite treats – especially during the Summer), so this has now become my “Favorite Things” post, and I am also linking it to Summer Sundays at The Tablescaper. I’m getting a lot of mileage out of this post!
GetAttachment[1] As you can see, the ice cream balls are melting quickly, so make yourself a banana split (I did remember to put the bananas on the table before I served – just not before I took pictures), a coke float, or an ice cream sundae quickly. Thank you for coming to visit. laurie

Thursday, June 18, 2009


It's Cloche Party Day! Yea! Thank you Marty for inviting all of Blogville to this fun party! That sweet blogger, Marty, at A Stroll Thru Life has the links to see a lot of decorated cloches today, and I can't wait to go check them out! You'll want to be sure to go see all of them too.

Since the first time I visited Ceekay's blog, Thinkin of Home , I have been so inspired by the cloche on her header. She has those tea cups very neatly and beautifully stacked in the cloche. When I saw that, I thought it was lovely, and I wanted to copy it. So that is what I've done. I have shamelessly copied the fabulous inspiration from Ceekay's blog! Ceekay, I hope you remember that imitation is the highest form of flattery! Thank you Ceekay. Of course, mine looks more like the Mad Hatter's Tea Party, because I didn't stack them as neatly as Ceekay's.

Are you thinking this blog has become the mosaic blog? You may be right. I've decided that anything I do looks better in snippets rather than being able to see the whole picture! Please note that I didn't use a single mosaic in yesterday's Father's Day tablescape posting. Of course, that's because there was so much pattern in the posting that it already looked like a mosaic!

I cannot believe I'm going to do this, but I'm going to show you why I ended up having to copy Ceekay's idea. I started out with a Cloche Village. Every time I looked at it, I thought "Everybody is living in a bubble - maybe they are trying to keep from getting the Swine Flu!" When my husband walked by and started laughing (I'm talkin' laughin' out loud!), I decided that I couldn't put it on my blog, but here I am doing it anyway. I guess that is an indication that I can laugh at myself, and I don't mind if you laugh along with me (or maybe even laugh at me)! Some bloggers will do anything for a laugh! So, without further ado, I welcome you to the very protected community of "Clocheville"!

You understand now, don't you Ceekay? It was a total disaster! I just kept thinking about your pretty tea cups, and I had to copy that idea. But wait until you see all of the other fabulous cloches Ceekay posted for the party! Now, go over to A Stroll Thru Life, and get the links from Marty. You won't want to miss a single one of the creative cloche ideas. Thank you for visiting me. Ya'll come back now, ya hear! laurie