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Friday, December 10, 2010

I'm late to the Cloche Party. Oh my!!!

I'm late,to Marty's cloche party! But I have a good excuse, I just barely got back from vacation. My originally plan was to take my photos before I left for vacation so I could post while I was away. But did I take my photos before leaving? Heck no.

You had to wait until I got home so I could take the photos so I could join the party.

So here I am, better late than never.

This cloche sits on top of my china hutch. I added 3 bottle brush trees and 2 small birdy ornies that came from Target last year. I topped it off with a "joy" ornament from the 99 cent only store. I placed a glittered Believe below. I think it came from Michael's last year or the year before.

This is my newest cloche. I just got it on my trip to Arizona. It came from an antique store in Phoenix. It's not an antique, but I don't care. It's a mercury glass tree under a dome. So it works for me.

I passed this up the first trip to this antique store by talking myself out of it. But by the end of my vacation, I just had to have it. Luckily it was still there when I went back.

Under this small cloche I placed a vintage looking snowman ornie on a bed of snow. Behind the snowman I have a vintage small feather tree that I got last year at an antique store. I then placed a jingle bell garland around the base. I love how the jingle bells are tarnished this year.

I've had these kissing angles for years. I placed them in this cloche on a bed of snow with another of my vintage feather trees behind.

Under this cheese dome cloche I placed some pine cone ornies that I got last year at Walmart on clearance along with some snow covered real pine cones and some glittered stars that came from Big Lots last year. I placed it all on a bed of snow and strung a garland of jingle bells from Dollar Tree (new this year).

These 3 cloches sit on the right side of the base to my china hutch.

On the left side I have these 3 apothecary jars.

In this one I placed some gold & silver small pine cone ornaments on a bed of snow. These were clearance items last year.

This jar holds some jingle bells that came from Dollar Tree last year. They did have them again this year.

This jar is filled with snow/glittered covered pine cones. I just got them this year, but I've already forgotten from where. I'm thinking TJ Maxx as I had a gift card to use there. The silver dove hanging from the lid is a thrift store ornie from last year.

I've already shown you the cabinet that sits at the end of my kitchen cabinets. But I want to show you a few things again. Like this apothecary jar filled with jingle bells. Most of the bells came from Dollar Tree over the past few years. I hung a "Joy" ornament from the lid. I picked this up a few years back from a local florist shop.

This cloche has some glittered pine cone ornaments. The smaller ones came from Walmart last year on clearance. The larger one I just got a few weeks back at my local thrift store for 50 cents. I like to hang snowflake ornies from some of my cloches. I seem to collect snowflake ornaments.

And now we will move on to the tray that sits on top of my white trunk in my family room. I was going to place snow on the tray, but didn't have time before taking these photos. I was losing daylight fast.

This cloche is decorated the same as last year. I really like this snowman. I got him last year, but can't remember where. I added a couple of glittered pencil starfish. I like how they look like stars and I love how the German glass glitter on them has tarnished over the past year. Added some "faux" snow. Even the jingle bell garland is tarnished.

These next two cloches I call my "cloche within a cloche". I got this snowman globe ornie at TJ Maxx a few weeks back with my gift card. I placed it on a candlestick on a bed of snow. Then I added a small forest of white bottle brush trees.

Isn't the snowman just too cute?

I picked up this small glass dome last year at an antique mall. Not sure if it is vintage. But I love that it looks vintage if it is not. I placed it on a candle holder on a bed of snow as well.

I wish my photos had turned out better. But I was working with fading light and having lights on in the house gave some of the photos some glare. Oh well. At least you are getting to see what I have done this year.

I did pick up another glass dome & base at a Salvation army while on vacation for $1.70. But I didn't have time to decorate it. Plus I want to paint the base. You will just have to wait to see what I do with it. I have no clue right now.

Oh well, I hope that you enjoyed my cloches & apothecary jars.

I'm hoping to finish up my Christmas decorating this weekend. I don't even have my tree up yet and Christmas is in 2 weeks. Yikes! Time is just flying by.

Be sure to stop by A Stroll Thru Life blog and tell Marty "Hi". And be sure to visit all the other party goers and their cloches. I just love seeing how everyone decorates with theirs.

And hopefully I will share photos of some of the fabulous stores I found while in Phoenix. And show you some of the stuff I bought.


  1. Kim, I am envious of all your bottle trees...I must be looking in all the wrong places as I never find any around here! Your vignettes are all so festive.
    I love that little vintage looking snowman, he is so unique. I am partial to the pine cones, I used some in my tablescape this week.

  2. Oh wow, they are all just wonderful. Each one I just kept thinking they were my favorite, then the next would come along. I love the bases you have for them, they give them such a beautiful presence. You really have decorated them all beautifully. Thanks so much for joining the party. Beautiful vignettes and fabulous eye candy. Hugs, Marty

  3. I think you get the prize for the most cloches!! Every last one of them is beautifully decorated. I always love seeing your displays and vignettes.

  4. I declare you the cloche queen! I think my favorite is... hmmmm... the little "jingle" guy. And i love your thrift store, dollar store talk... it makes me swoon...


  5. Kim I just love your decorating. The snowmen , the bottlebrush trees, the snowflake ornament. everything looks so well put together and you make it seem so easy. I'm heading to the dollar tree tomorrow to get those jingle bells in the aqua color -How in the world could I miss them ?

  6. I'm with the others, you are the cloche queen. WOW you have so many beautiful displays. I too loved the bottle brush trees. Thank you os much for sharing.

  7. It's all so, so pretty!!! I love each little cloche vignette! Lots of inspiration here for what to do with my cloche!

  8. You may be late, but you sure made up for it in quantity, Kim. They all look so special. I'm partial to the sparkly ones, since I went with a silver/white theme in one of my rooms this year. :-) Sue

  9. Glad you didn't miss the party! Yes, better late than never!

    I can always count on you to have something new and different, love all your designs! The bell garlands, and other bells are adorable!

    Great job!


  10. Hi Kim!
    all of your cloches and jars look so festive and pretty!The bell garland is so cute And the bottletree cloche looks wonderful~!

  11. Hi Kim, I loved your post. I sure am glad you got home in time. Each cloche is a work of art. I am new at all of this but I get to learn from good folks like you. I really love the cloche in a cloche. Did I see two of the double cloches? The snow was the perfect touch. I am so glad you visited and I was able to find your blog. I am your newest followed. Merry Christmas, Ginger

  12. All looks so pretty, Kim. Hope you had a wonderful vacation. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos. ~ sarah

  13. Just stumbled onto your site - love your cloche collection(along with all of your decor ideas)! I just "discovered" cloches and I'm on the hunt for my first one.