It's Party time!!! And a cloche party at that. You know how I love my cloches.
It is so hard trying to think up different ways to decorate them. I went pretty simple this time. But then, don't I always? I'm continuing with my green theme.
So here are my spring and St Patrick's Day cloches.....
We will start off with the table that sits behind my sofa. I have placed two of my cloches here.
I placed a leaf decor ball I made on top of a candle stick. And then placed a candle ring at the base.
Under this cloche I placed a thrift store urn with a green decor ball on top.
To the left of my couch sits an antique trunk, a freebie from my sister in law. You know, one of those, "Oh, are you going to get rid of that? I'll take it". On top of the trunk I have this antique tray I picked up at the thrift store. The tray makes placing things on the trunk much easier. On the tray I have three, yes you heard me right, three cloches.
Another thrift store urn (a small one) with a small decor ball I picked up from Dollar Tree a few years back. The two birds came from Target last year. They were Christmas ornaments. I placed them on a bed of split peas.
This is my newest cloche. It's not really a cloche as it doesn't have a handle or knob on top. I think it is actually part of a light fixture. In fact, I was going to make a light out of it. But for now, I'm using it as a cloche. I have this glass dome covering another flower ball I made that is resting on top of another candlestick. The green birdies came from Micheal's last year. The black base is some sort of kitchen tin I picked up at the thrift store a couple of weeks ago. I liked the texture & that it was painted black. I think it is a tart tin, but I turned it upside down to use as a base.
I made this cloche out of a glass dome I found at a thrift store. I glued a glass knob to the top. I've made a couple of these. I placed a vintage bottle inside with a shamrock pick I've had.
I tied this charm to the bottle with twine. The charm was an eBay find from a few years back. Love the shamrocks.
Last year I grabbed a few rocks from outside & wrote "Kiss me I'm Irish" on them with a black Sharpie pen. They are my blarney stones. Placed everything on a bed of split peas.
For some reason, I have a hankering for soup. How about you?
Now we will move on to my hutch. I've already shared these when I did my hutch post earlier in the week. But let's look at them again.
This is Liam. I just caught him last week, from eBay. He is such a charmer.
On the base of my hutch I have a couple of glass cheese dome cloches and some apothecary jars.
Under this cheese dome I placed this crown from Michael's. I love how the heart shapes on the crown make shamrocks.
The inside of the crown is filled with fake gold coins with a leprechaun hat on top.
Did you think I'd keep real ones in there? Gold coins that is. I wish. But then I wouldn't be that dumb. Gold is expensive now.
How I wish my coins were real. If they were, do you think I would be here? Heck no! I'd be in Ireland trying to find a real leprechaun and a real pot of gold. And why Ireland & not Paris? Don't you worry, I'd be going to Paris as well. But I've already been there once. So I'd go to Ireland first, as I haven't been there. But I would definitely stay a week or so in Paris before coming home.
I added a touch of green to my apothecary jars.
Here is the right side.
This is another cloche I made by gluing a glass knob to the top of a thrift store glass dome. I placed some moss balls I had on hand. They came from Michael's, last year. And added a skeleton key I had laying around.
Under this cheese dome I added some moss rocks that came from Dollar Tree, last year. I hung this Irish blessing plaque from the knob.
And finally we have the little cabinet that sits at the end of my kitchen cabinets.
I did nothing different to the large apothecary jar. Still holds my letter balls. Which by the way, I still love.
But I did manage to capture a couple of more leprechauns. I've had these two for a couple of years now. They came from eBay as well. Their names are Siobhan ("shiv + awn", the Irish version of Joan) and Seamus ("shay + muss", the Irish version of James).
So there you have this years spring & St Patrick's Day cloches. I had great plans on adding some cute tags. But you know me, I decided I'd rather watch American Idol then to make tags. The lazy me always seems to win out.
Now be sure to stop by A Stroll Thru Life to visit all the other party goers.