Thursday, July 15, 2010

Le Parti de Cloche ~

~Merci to my friend Marty for hosting "Le Parti de Cloche"!
To see many more Cloche ideas, click on Marty's Cloche button above and visit the other lovers of glass covered riches~
Many of these speak for themselves...but for those who don't...
As a teacup collector & lover, this ordinarily sits in the middle of my new 80" round Dining Round table. The cup is a new one from a guest that attended a Tea that I hostessed in May. Underneath the cup is a pair of vintage pr small girls gloves. My friends Julie & Claudie from Canada presented them to me when they visited in March for my granddaughter, Cate.
Some days I just need more color and I "Pink" it up a bit with one of my vintage hats underneath it.
This little cloche is only about 8" tall and the items you see underneath it are literally 1/4" tall for the teacups, 1'2" tall for the sugar/creamer, and the little girl seated & bear are only about 3" tall. My little granddaughter Cate runs to this every time and it's so precious...until she knocks the cloche top off... :)
Here's a distant shot...
I find that the items I put under my cloche are the things I adore the most...and photography is one of them! Here you'll see my dad's vintage camera he brought back from World War II. Surrounding it are the black & white photos of my three grandchildren. Memories to last a lifetime...
In one of my Guest Suites, the newly named "Pink" room in honor of my "Pink" friend Claudie! You'll see underneath the cloche a little bubblin over clown doll she made me. In front of the cloche is a bunch of glass Pink grapes I recently picked up. A closer shot of the Bubblin over clown doll is below...with the lid off so you can see the details on her
In my grape room with the Dresden Plate quilt my mother hand stitched for me is my collectors Doll "Kathleen". I bought her to remind me of another dear friend back in PA many moons ago ~ every time I see her I remember the many years of friendship that Kathleen and I've shared...over 25+ years...
This little French Stuffed Poodle is close to 50 years old. It was a gift to me as a small child from my Meme. She's missing a nose, but I still love her! :) The French Poodle that is! haha! And of course, I'll always love my Meme~
Another view with the cloche lid removed...
Claude, the converted bear creation made out of the recycled Asiatic Mink Fur that belonged to my Meme , is showcased under a cloche cylinder type of glass and I topped him with a straw hat to keep the dust off his lil head...He loves it there... When he wears necklaces, I call him Claudette... :) Today he's Claudette! I adore open picture frames randomly sitting on my Master Bedroom mantel...and often sit them just here and there...
Who said a cloche has to be round....??? Look in this little glass container...it's my Meme's vintage jewelry that I often wear at my tea parties...
Another picture of Claudette! :)
I call this a Cloche "Fakeout"... Can you tell what I did? If you can, let me know in your comment.
This one was a bit tricky, but it can work with a little ingenuity! A Cloche in a Door Hanger! Yes! And inside is a PINK feathered little birdie from a friend named Claudie! I have her all over my home! ;)
I made the door hanger arrangement prior to Claudie coming for her March visit and hung it on the door of the newly dawned "Pink" room! One more lil view...
And last, but not least, a touch of Francoise...with a vintage key and Parisian stamped hanger that Debbie from "Confessions of a Plate Addict" put on a hostess gift she brought me last year. I've kept it and typically hang it on my guest room door. For ambiance, I added my copy of a French Newspaper that I brought home from a trip back in 2001.
So, there you have it, all my Cloche ideas!
Merci,
~CC Catherine

22 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your mini tea set is just too cute, I can see why your granddaughter loves it-enjoy!

xinex said...

You are so innovative and creative, CC. Is that a cloche in front of a frame with a picture and a pictureless frame in front of it? You have so many cute collections...Christine

Shelia said...

Hi Catherine! OH, you have the sweetest cloches! I just love seeing what you've poked under them!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

Connie said...

Well, how delightful they are, sweetpea. All pink especially. Clever, chick!
xoxo,
Connie

Deb said...

you have a great collection...

claudie said...

"Never refuse any advance of friendship, for if nine out of ten bring you nothing, one alone may repay you."
That is you CC, yes it is.
Oh and I LOVE your wallpaper and that sweet chair.
You know that I know the picture of your mama's beautiful Iris is behind that cloche.
All your sweet touches are adorable, just like you.
I didn't realize that you changed "Claude's" name?? Your too funny. He actually looks very chic with those pearls. You'd never know he was a guy lol
Oh and the pool is going up tomorrow... did I tell you? No I don't think I did. We should be swimming by Sat. It's going to be good for Randy. I also just picked up a new pillow top water bed. Randy needed it for his back. Ya' think we were made of $$ or something... not!!!!
Met Brittany and Riley at the mall tonight. Of course they scored with having mom around : )
We are having such a beautiful summer CC, it's just a lovely summer.
I was driving home tonight with all the windows open, signing to Frank Sinatra tunes. They were all about summer nights. LOVE HIM.
and you
to the moon and back again girlfriend.
Have a great weekend and happy Partay Cloche day.
xoxoxoxoxoxox

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

You have some wonderful cloche ideas! I like all of them! Nice job!

Katherine

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Such imagination! I am amazed at all the idea's I have seen today..and yours are just wonderful!
I enjoyed my visit so much! Yes. Amazing!

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

All are adorable...your home looks like it is very lovely.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh so pretty. I love all of your cloches and displays. You are so creative. Love that precious mini tea set, and the way you have created such lovely vignettes with all your cloches. Thanks so much for joining the party. A real treat. Hugs, Marty

Lynette Killam said...

Your cloches are beautiful, and such lovely treasures to fill them with! I adore all things vintage, and by a strange coincidence, also have a bear that goes from being Billy to donning a dress and asking to be called Rosie Belle!

It was fun visiting with you...

Lynette

someplace in thyme said...

Oh boy, is it ever pretty in here. I love what you have filled your cloches with, so much to see and experience, so many stories told, Char

LDH said...

So many beautiful cloche vignettes! My favorite... the one with your dad's vintage camera surrounded by the photos of your grandchildren! Very dear :)

Henley on the Horn said...

C'est tres francais!

Grannys Attic said...

You are just so talented. I love how you displayed all your cloches. Thanks for sharing and have a blessed day. Vicky

Julie said...

You inspired me with your glass menagerie when we were visiting. I came home with 2 small ones from a thrifting excursion along the way. Then I had this big vase that is more like an ice bucket and I just turned it upside down on a cake platter and also put a teacup inside. It's special because my mom gave it to me and it has butterfly's on it. She said I was evolving into a butterfly and I thought that was a nice thought. Truly my wings are NOT as colorful as the ones on the teacup but I love the glass domes. It's like something special lies inside.
Great post.

Love Jewells

Rachel said...

Love the camera under glass! I have a big vintage camera collection and love the idea of show casing it in your Dad's memory!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi CC,
It was so nice to hear from you! And girl, I love all of your cloches! You have such a great sense of style and it shows! That little doll one just amazes me and so does the bear, so unique~
I hope I get to see some pics of your new grandbaby too.
Hope your having a wonderful summer,
Hugs,
Cindy

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

I loved seeing all of your beautiful cloches, CC! And how fun to see something a little familiar in one of them! lol Have a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello CC~You've creative such a beautiful section of vignettes.
I loved all the personal touches in each one. Of course I was drawn to the Parisian persuasion.

I hope you're enjoying your summer with your precious wee ones.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Rettabug said...

What wonderful cloches you've gathered, Catherine! I totally in love with the one that has the tea set beneath it. Just delightful & very creative presentations!!

Karen June Miller said...

I did a piece on my blog called, "Cloche to You," and I still have yet to pick one up. I am getting rid of a large glass pedestal jar only because I have decided that I prefer Cloches or narrower pedestal jars. The problem is, cloches are strangely missing here in SoCal stores. Hmmm...

Thanks for sharing!
KJ
SoCal