Thursday, June 18, 2009

~A Parisian Cloche with ~Catherine de th`e Cup

Ahhh...My lovely friend Marty at "A Stroll Thru Life" decided to have a Cloche Party...and I decided to join in! Please be sure to drop by Marty's place to visit all the other bloggers sharing their favorite Cloche designs!

Bonjour, I'm ~Madame ~Allie, and I will be your hostess today at ~CC's Parisian Cloche Party!
It's all about ~CC's favorite French collection...note the French bill used as a book marker within the cloche? Her Papa brought that back from World War II. ~CC decided to use this Cloche to hold some of her favorite French books. Surrounding the cloche are some more French theme items that she's collected over the years. Notice the teency candle to the left of the cloche? This candle was a gift from her sister Becky...the lid to it sits in the French Tea Cup that ~CC picked up when she visited Dijon, France.
A French Book Close Up Look~
A Front View
A Final View
Changing it up a bit...I turned the French Tea Cup upside down on the saucer and used it as a candle holder...the French box behind the cloche is a lovely design by Kris, from Tresbelle's creations. I situated all the other French items around the Cloche.
A Parisian Lighted Cloche...you can't leave the cloche on long or it steams inside. :) But, isn't it cute just for a sneak peek?
Well...it's Madame ~Allie saying ~AuRevoir...

47 comments:

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Very pretty and an adorable pup!!

ellen b said...

Oh love this idea with the books under the cloche. Very nice!!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Catherine, How beautiful your displays using your pretty tall cloche. I love the books inside and upside down cup with tea light. I have this same cloche and you have inspired me to redesign with it. Sweet Madame Allie has been a fabulous host. What a fun party.
Thank you for sharing your talents with everyone for all things French.
It is always so inspiring to visit you sweet friend.
Your talents encourage me!
Blessings always,
Celestina Marie

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Madame Allie is too cute! I love the idea of books in the cloche! WIll have to try that!

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Oh Hi Catherine!!!
I'm so glad you stopped by to visit me today. I've missed ya...:)
I love your beautiful and interesting cloche vignette and Allie is absolutely adorable!!!
Thank you for your nice comment and yes that is a coral among seashells and starfish in the one mosaic. I posted the larger picture of it last Tuesday.
Have a wonderful weekend dear friend...:)
Tam

Linda said...

Well, you have got to know that I love this whole French connection - so nostalgic and charming! Linda

marty39 said...

CC this is so much fun. Love the cloche with the books and the adoreable small one with the tea light. So pretty. I am getting so many wonderful ideas. Thanks so much for joining the party. I'm having a ball. Hugs, Marty

The French Bear said...

Ahhh, she's so sweet, such a pretty addition to your cloche party!!! Love all the "french" items!!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

sinnlighet said...

Your blogg.....me like!!!

Agneta from Sweden

Miss Janice said...

Your cloche is perfectly darling! However, I can't stop looking at your precious Yorkie! How sweet is that little puppy?:)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Girl I'll give you my first born for that sweet little Yorkie...Oh about the cloche I love what you did with it...now I would never think to put books in them thanks for the idea...great post my friend...you do have my addy to ship that Yorkie COD to me don't you ha ha!! those are my favorite dogs had 5 all at the same time called them my girls..last one died in 05 and never got another one...Maybe some day I will...Thanks...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

tales from an oc cottage said...

LOVE-ly!!!!

m ^..^

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

The cloche is lovely and the puppy is a real charmer. Thanks for sharing.

Charla

Shelia said...

Oo La La little precious fuzzy face! Your mommy's cloches are divine! Love the books!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Karen said...

OH my gosh she looks so sweet! Oh. . . sorry, we are supposed to be looking at the cloche - OH YEAH!
What a great idea to put something like books in one! I'm going to officially steal your idea (sorry). It's just too cute.
BIG HUGS!

Chandy said...

Your Madame is so darling in her pink bow and your use of cloche is inspiring. I don't have any so I'm thoroughly enjoying seeing everyone's...

Melissa Miller said...

How pretty Catherine! :)

I have seen everything in a cloche tonight. What beautiful ideas you have shown us.

Your doggie is beyond the cutest!

Claudie said...

Madame Allie doesn't look happy (say that sentence with a french accent it's pretty funny).
You really need to come and visit. You would go crazy in Montreal CC. Love your French theme.
I couldn't sleep. Thinking of P.J. going into surgery this morning : (
I sit down, and I have all these dots where "someone" had fun catching up on my blog...you silly billy you.
I'm thinking of that book idea. You think, and market...but we both are sellers. lol
Love you bunches
Love Claudie
xoxo

BECKY said...

Love the French cloche look!! The books really are a neat idea!! And Allie...precious!!

You have such a nice touch when it comes to decorating, gal!!

Have a lovely Friday!
Blessings,
Becky

Cindy said...

Hi CC,
This is so pretty and a treasure with your Dad's bill used as that book marker. That little dog is such a scene stealer too! Thank-you for the tea invitation! That is so wonderful and I will let you know if we get to my friends home! thanks again CC, hugs, Cindy

Chari said...

Hi Catherine...

Ahhh...what lovely cloche vignettes you have designed! I loved them all...so many great ideas! I love the look of the old french books under the cloche! That's a great idea...and has such a nostalgic ambiance to it! Madame Allie is certainly precious...and she did a fab job of showing us your pretties!!! Thanks Allie...and thank you, Catherine!!!

Just wanted to let you know that I sure enjoyed your beatuiful note that you left for me on my button cloche vignette...you're just the sweetest!!! Thanks Darlin'!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Kim said...

Books!!! I would have never thought of it. But I like it. And your puppy is just too adorable!

Kammy said...

Very pretty but, I love the most is Madame Allie - so cute !
Hugss ~ Kammy

Barbara said...

Catherine, Great Cloche, but I will take the little dog.....thanks for sharing today.

Barbara

Sue said...

Your vignette w/the books under the cloche is exquisite! You've used all the right touches to make it pop yet stay elegant. :-) SUe

Dixie said...

I think Madame Allie was a wee-bit bored at the cloche party... I hope you took her out for a wee-walk afterward...

it's amazing all the ways you can display in a cloche... I have one, but didn't participate because I was too lazy... perhaps I should have???

have a beautiful weekend...

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Love all of them but the one with the books got me!!!! Gorgeous. Cute little pup!!!

Barb

The Stylish House said...

Sweet Catherine,
Your cloche display is just my type of style and I love everything about it! Your pup is too adorable what an absolute doll! Cathy

Joyce said...

Your adorable Pup stole the show:) Your displays are wonderful and I love the book under the cloche. Good job. Are you signing up for the Atlanta Blog cooking class? I hope to see you there because it sounds like so much fun and I would like to see you again.
Joyce

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Oh my goodness what a sweet puppy. She was such a gracious hostess, too.

The book under the cloche is brilliant. Your whole Frenchy-vignette is just darling. I love the part about where the franc came from. How sweet.

Thank you for stopping by my bloggy and leaving such a sweet comment. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. ~Barb

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

love the cloche with th books...all of them are pretty!

The DIY Show Off said...

Thanks for the tour, Allie! ;)
So cute! I love the books inside!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Pretty cloches and DARLING dog!

Hugs!
Maryjane

Dixie said...

CC... thanks for your comment on my iced tea post... as I was taking the photos and typing the post.. I kept thinking... "I can't believe I doing an entire post about a glass of sweet tea.. I guess you can make just about anything interesting if you really want to...

have a wonderful weekend!
hugs. Dixie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

CC, Love the idea of the books in the cloche. You've inspired me. I have several really old books that I think are small enough to put under my cloche. You are so clever. I love all of your French treasures! laurie

Lady Katherine said...

Love the books inside, Love the French narrative!

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

The book looks so cute under a cloche!

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

Catherine...you are always so creative...love all the cute ideas...the book was my favorite, I think. :-) Susan

Candy-Faith..... from Simply Pretty said...

your puppy is so cute :)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I enjoyed seeing your displays! Madame Allie is precious!

Katherine

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

It's nice to visit again. Summer always keeps everyone busy. We went to Jubilee Day on Thursday and then camping over the weekend. I'm going to Root's market on Tuesday.

I like how you are using your treasured little books inside the cloche. The light is very unusual.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Catherine, great job on the cloches! Loved seeing how you arranged things. :-)

XO,

Sheila

Sit A Spell said...

Love the book under there. Your little yorkie is adorable.

bless...shell

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

I love cloches & yours is stunning with the sweet vignette inside. That pup is just too sweet for words, too!!

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Firt of all Madame Allie is a cutie with her little bow!! Very nice little French collection. Some of the simple things are sometimes our most favorite! Very lovely cloche! If you get a chance stop by my blog. I didn't have a cloche...but I somehow managed to participate! I am happy to say that since then I have found a cute one to share at a later date! It was a fun party by Marty!! Huggy Hugs!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Just stopping by to let you know I'm thinking of you, and I'm still praying for you and your family. laurie

Nichole said...

Pretty pooch!