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Friday, December 4, 2009

Cloche Party-Christmas

Here is my part 2 for the Holiday cloche party hosted by Marty at A Stroll Thru Life. If you missed part 1 which was my Thanksgiving cloches, click here. Otherwise, let's move on to my Christmas cloches.
This angel means a lot to me as it was given to me by a dear friend many years ago. She has since passed away. So that makes this angel even more special.

I got this Hummel angel while on vacation in Germany back in 2003. It brings back great memories when I look at it. Except for the memory where I got $200 stolen from me in Germany, from my hotel room. That I don't want to remember.
I got this tag from Tales from An OC Cottage as part of a giveaway that Its So Very Cheri had a couple of months ago. Keeping calm this time of year can sometimes be hard. Especially if you saw how my house looks trying to get my cloches ready tonight.

Isn't this Hummel angel just darling?
A small cloche in my kitchen.

Some faux snow and Christmas tree in a crystal glass.

This is one of my newest cloches. The base I just found at Big lots on clearance for $1.50. It fit the cloche perfect. I can't remember where I got the snowman, but I just got it a few weeks back. The glitter snowflakes also came in my winnings from Tales from an OC Cottage. The jingle bell garland came from Michael's last year.
Most of my cloches for Christmas are on my china hutch.

Made this one from a thrift store cheese dome. The cardboard house is actually an ornament that I got from Mervyn's about 3-4 years ago.
I just made this cloche out of a glass dome I got at the thrift store for $1.00. I glued on a glass knob I've had for years.
The two child size tea cups are Spode. I filled the top cup with some faux snow to try & get my Santa to stand up straight, but he seems to be leaning. I added one of my vintage crystal necklaces around the base.
Another thrift store cheese dome covers a thrift store Santa mug.
I added some bottle bush trees I picked up at Big Lots in October. And I added a tin star ornament from Target (just got it a week or two ago).
This is a new cloche as well. I got a set of three from ABC Distributing a couple of months ago. They have some weekly stuff that isn't in their regular catalogs that they sell online. So you can't get them right now. But I got 3 different sizes in the set for $24.00. This is the smallest one. The middle size has the snowman with the glitter snowflakes. I didn't get my largest one done in time to post.
This is actually an ornament I bought from Marshall's years ago. I love the cherries on the tea cup.
This cloche is a actually a light cover. I picked it up at a thrift store for $1.00. I also got the little Christmas girl at the thrift store as well. She was $3.00.
She is so sweet.
This cloche has a cardboard church. It is also an ornament & I got it at Mervyn's the same time I got the cardboard house ornament. The metal keys came from Kirkland's a few years back. Remember how I thought I had lost them when I put up my chalkboard? Well, I found them.

I got these 3 apothecary jars at Big Lots about 2 years ago. I filled all three with jingle bells. All the bells came from the Dollar Tree.
I added another vintage crystal necklace to the largest jar as well as a glitter "joy" sign from Walmart.

On top of my hutch I have another cloche. This one sits on a crystal cake plate. The Santa came from the Dollar Tree last year. The wooden sleigh I've had for about 30 years. The bottle brush trees came from Big Lots this year. And if I haven't over loaded you yet, here is one last apothecary jar. I got this jar at Kirkland's a few years back. I've filled it with more jingle bells.
And added a glitter "Joy" sign. I picked this up a few years back from a small florist/gift shop in Temecula.

And that concludes my cloche extravaganza. I told you I was obsessed with them. I must be as it is now 1:30 in the morning & I am still writing about cloches. And I can't even blame Marty. But then, maybe I can. Yes, it's Marty's fault that I have this obsession. I hope she continues to have these little cloche parties. I really enjoy seeing what everyone does with their cloches & glass jars.

Oh, and before you go, don't forget to comment so you will be entered in my first giveaway. You can read all about it here.


  1. I knew I would be treated with lots of eye candy at your place !
    I have lots of great ideas now !
    Lovely, lovely, lovely.......

  2. Oh, I am so jealous of all your beautiful cloches! You have so many interesting variations and such fun stuff displayed.

  3. You have alot of cloches! Your hutch looks amazing! I love the stacked cups with the santa - you have so many lovley displays it's hard to choose a favorite!


  4. Your cloches are wonderful! You have a lot of different ones which makes it very interesting! I love the stacked cups! Good job! Have a wonderful weekend.


  5. So fun to look at all of your creative cloches! I just love the little coffee cups with the Santa! Also the jingle bells and the tree in the cup. Your buffet is spectacular with little Christmas scenes under glass!
    Thanks for a great post!

  6. Well all I can say is "amazing"! You've got such a beautiful display of cloches! Love your pretty give-a-way too -- how generous!

    See ya!

  7. Wow, you are a cloche fanatic! Or should I say, fantastic! I particularly like the snowman w/ stars.

  8. You do have a lot of cloches. They are so pretty though and I love the big joy hanging on the apothecary jar!

  9. i love the keys, jingle bells, snowmen and angels. i also see that you have christmas tree plates - gorgeous :D

  10. Kim, this post is just filled with so much beauty and so many wonderful cloches and apothocary jars! I love every one of them, and I also enjoyed all of your vignettes. Your hutch looks so pretty and festive. I posted a picture of a cloche with the same School house (I thought it was a church too!). Love the way you stacked the Christmas coffee cups as a base in the cloche. Wonderful post. Thanks for all of the inspiration. laurie

  11. Oh Kim, looking festive and Christmas cute at your place but then I expected no less! Darling and you gave me more idea. I like the gold and silver bells and your hutch looks so pretty all decorated for Christmas. Great job!
    Hugs, Linda

  12. Thanks for coming by my blog and your nice comments! I love all your cloches!! And you have some cloches! All your ideas are adorable! I love those vintage sugared buildings! God Bless! Lauralu :)

  13. Kim, Oh my gosh! These are all so adorable!!! I really, really mean it!! The way you have them all displayed together on your buffet really make a wonderful statement!!

    What a great job you did putting all of these together! Very inspiring, I'll be back to look these again I'm sure!!!

    Love your giveaway goodies too! Very cute!!


  14. Oh my where in the world do I begin. Each one that I saw I thought was the prettiest ever, and then there was more. I love your angels and the tiny cloche on your scale is such a fabulous idea. All of your santas, angels and the ornaments are displayed so beautifully. Your hutch is breathtaking with all of the cloches and village. This is some serious drool time. Thanks so much for joining the party and sharing. I am truly in awe and will steal some of your wonderful ideas. Thanks. Hugs, Marty

  15. Kim, it's all absolutely stunning, I love every one of your cute little cloches!! You've done a wonderful job with all of them & your house just shines. I just love this time of year! Thank you for stopping by to see me too.

  16. Your cloches are all wonderful and I especially like your snowman cloche and the Santa cloche.
    Thanks for the peek into your beautiful world of cloches!

  17. Loving this cloche decorating. You are all so wonderful and creating vignettes in that little glass world. I may have to break down and buy one - or more!

  18. Oh wow Oh wow !!
    This was a super cloche tour! I love each and every one so too hard to pic a fave, but you really made them up beautifully! Please enter me in the give-away, how fun! Cindy

  19. Oh, my goodness! How beautiful! I just love your gorgeous cloches and you sure do know how to decorate them. I've been drooling for 15 minutes! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  20. Mrs. Starshine… AKA Kim,
    I enjoyed the many different ways you put these items together, it’s very clever! I got several good ideas from this. I especially liked the plates underneath the cloches, and the keys hanging by the ribbon. You did a beautiful job, thanks for sharing.

  21. Oh, I enjoyed seeing all your cloche designs! You have a lot of special things displayed in them! I can't even choose a favorite. I also like the jars filled with the jingle bells!

    I used some of my Nativity collection in several different cloches.

    Merry Christmas!


  22. They all look great, but I am really drawn to the Santa mug and the little tree. That one is calling my name!

    Thank you for sharing! I also just picked up a cheese dome at a thrift store for $2. Did it have a wooden base? If so, what did you do with it? I haven't decided what to do, but I'm not throwing it away.

  23. Hi Kim, you have some absolutely gorgeous cloches and they are all so different. I'm partial to the spode teacups and love how you used your kitchen scale in your vignette. Everything is just beautiful!

  24. Love the Angel Cloche and the Jingle Bell one is adorable!

  25. What a treat to check out all your darling cloches with so many adorable Christmas pieces under is so you! I love coming to your site, it makes me smile. I noticed your beautiful transferware Christmas tree plates...I am lusting again! Thanks for sharing.