Thursday

Cloche Party

Marty is once again hosting one of our favorite meme's, her Cloche Party! We all enjoy participating and browsing other blogs. Go here for lots more fun and inspiration. Thanks for hosting, Marty!

Since St. Patrick's Day is our next "holiday" I'm starting with this theme.

I bought these Irish figurines recently at Michael's, they were $4.99 each, but I used the 40% off coupon two different weeks and got them for $3 each.
I also used them in the new terrarium I bought at Home Goods.
It was black, but I painted it with liquid gold leaf
I think they are so cute inside
Inside the etched cloche below I have the Kim Anderson kissing figurines

sitting on the clear glass cake plate with prisms.
"Kiss me I'm Irish!"



I used the same etched cloche for Valentine's Day:

I think this little figurine (from Home Goods) is so pretty
Another Valentine's Day cloche:
The little Precious Moments figurine is adorable in this cloche:

Angels:
These angels can be used year around
A glass rose heart ornament in the cupcake cloche:
Birds (no pheasant) under glass for Valentine's Day:
A baby picture of my oldest daughter,
and her bronzed baby shoe under glass:
The shoe:

This metal cloche is a recent find at Hobby Lobby:
I haven't found the perfect item to fit
inside yet, so for now a little birdie is safe inside!



Another metal cloche I found at Hobby Lobby:
I plan to paint it another color, either gold or white

Faux lemons are inside for now

I always think of "The Saints" in New Orleans now when I see the Fleur de lis. "Who dat!"


A few more St. Patrick's Day decorations:

The St. Patrick's Day cloches as a centerpiece on the dining room table:
Sorry, the pictures didn't turn out so well.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I hope you enjoyed some of my cloche displays. We don't have the Easter decoration box out of the attic, so I don't have anything for Easter, those will come later, in a week or two!

Here's a review of some of the cloches, which is your favorite?





Have a happy day!
God Bless.

Katherine

38 comments:

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Thanks for sharing your cloches. I haven't even thought about St Patty's day, let alone Easter. My favorite cloche is the kissing Kim Anderson figurines. But it may be a toss up with the terrarium with the St Patty's day figurines. I can't really decide between the two.

Lara Harris said...

Love the metal cloche!:)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Katherine, you always do the best vignettes in the world, and your cloches are all decorated so beautifully. Each one I thought was my favorite, but they are all so beautiful I just couldn't pick a favorite. I love the terrarium and the wire one, they are so different, and you always find the neatest things to showcase them. Thank you so much for joining the party. These are all such wonderful eye candy. Hugs, Marty

alice said...

Katherine,
Darling! I love the mesh one with fruit. Very cool. I know you will have the luck of the Irish!
smiles, alice

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

You have wonderful cloches. I love the terraium thingy..You have so many pretty holiday figurines...I always love to visit them!!

xinex said...

Oh Katherine, I love your dancing Irish pair. So pretty. All your cloches are beautiful!..Christine

Shelia said...

Hi Katherine! Oh, look at all of your wonderful cloches. Happy sweet little Irishness going on! Love all of your pretty little figurines.
Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sarah said...

My favorite is the terrarium that you painted. Wonderful piece!

Cozy Little House said...

They're all so pretty! But I'm stuck on that terrarium myself!
Brenda

Atelier de Charo said...

Love the decoration of Saint Patrick, your cloches are very beautiful.

Prior said...

HOW darling for the holidays! Lezlee

kim said...

Great cloche arrangements. Happy St. Patrick's Day.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Oh now there is too much cuteness here! These are all so adorable!

Marydon Ford said...

Tip o'me hat, my friend! I am doing the Irish Jig! Your presentation is
a wee bit green, beautiful ... love it all!

Have a lovely weekend ~
Hugs, Marydon

Donna said...

Love your cloches! I hadn't thought about St. Patrick's Day! I collect Precious Moments and I put some of mine under cloches at Christmas! Beautiful!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Oh my you are already decorated for St Pattys!! I just got my Valentine tree down yesterday and it is still not packed away!!

Love the greenhouse cloche!

blessings
mary

Rettabug said...

What a GREAT collection of cloches you have, Katherine! Each one is just beautiful but my favorites would have to be the newly painted terrarium & the one that you put the hat on top of! That was really cute looking. All your little statues are precious!

fondly,
Rett

Maryrose said...

Hi Katherine,
Darling cloches...with the last name of Kelley I feel the Irish :) Yours are toooo cute.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I have cloche envy! You have so many beautiful ones and I love the St. Patties Day theme~ I love the first one with the St. Patties theme but I just think they are all gorgeous! Cindy

Megan said...

My favorites are the metal ones--especially the one with the lemons. You'll have to let us see it after you paint--I vote for a gold finish. I don't think I have ever decorated for St. Patrick's day--but you have some wonderful things. I am geting ready to start for Easter. Have a wonderful weekend and hopefully we'll get some warmer weather.

Marianne@Songbird said...

Love all that green! Happy Saint Patricks day.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Katherine, wow, what lovely cloches! You have so many creative and lovely vignettes. Love the St. Patrick's!!!!!!

Also love your header....gorgeous!

Barb ♥

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

Wow you have quite a collection! I do not have even one. And I"m not sure why! And the look beautiful! Thanks for stopping by and please come again:-)

bunny, The Paris House Designs said...

Hi Catherine you are making my heart Sing with Springtime thoughts! I love all your cloche vignettes, my favorite however is the one at the top that is in the glass conservatory! It is magical
xoxo

PEA said...

I just love all of your St Patrick's Day decor. That's something I don't have anything of! I've never thought about all the possibilities for decorating with cloches until I started reading your blog:-) Beautiful!! xoxo

A Hint of Home said...

What a great collection of cloches, KK.
They are so cute and you are so ready for the next holiday. You have a lot for St. Patty's.
I love thos little figurines kissing.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Katherine...

Ohhh...I love all of your St. Patty's decorations! Girl, you are way ahead of me...I just got my Valentine's table put away! Hehe! I love your new little St. Pat's figurines...they're just darling! Love how you did the cloche with all the pretty green spangles! Love your terrarium too...I like it gold! Hmmm...don't know where I like your little St Pat's figurines best..they look so pretty in both places! Ohhh...and I just love, love, LOVE that wire cloche with the fleur de lis finial on top! I'd love to have one like that! I don't know when I might get to Hobby Lobby next...it's about 125 mls. away.

Well my friend, thank you so much for sharing all of your pretties with us...it was such a treat!!! Also want to thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my glimmering/shimmering cloches and for the sweet note!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

You have a great collection of cloches. I like them all.

bunny, The Paris House Designs said...

Hi Katherine, I just realized that I spelled your name with a 'C' so I wanted to stop over and correct it!! My God Mother is Catherine Ann so I am in the habit of spelling it that way...
Have a great day!
xoxo
Bunny

Stella said...

My favorite has to be the terrarium with the boy and girl. They just look like they belong there. I am love with your cake plate with the crystals. Did you make it? If so how did you attach the crystals? Thaks for sharing.

Carrie said...

Kathy, you have a fabulous collection of cloches...each different from the other...and as usual your vignettes are full of charm!

Life Laugh Latte said...

Ok...never heard of this until two blogs ago. Amazing creations. You should submit your ideas to Pottery Barn. Amazing! Thanks for coming by to see our silly vlog. Love making new friends. Holly:)

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

My goodness at all the cloches!! I'm going to have to buy many more to catch up with your! :) They all look great. I love the St. Patrick's Day decor. I don't have very much, but I do have an Irish nutcracker for Christmas. Maybe I need to pull him out to use. I love the wire cloche from Hobby Lobby. My mother just got one similar to it. I tried to "sneak" it out of her house, but she caught me! Maybe I'll have to get myself one like it. Thanks for sharing such great inspiration.

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Katherine ~I wanted to stop by to reconnect. I've had a few absences from blogging and have lost touch with some of my friends that I miss sooo.
Since winter landed on our doorstep...it provided us the motivation for some indoor fun.
These charming festive cloches really put me in the mood for fun.

It's wonderful how inspiring blog friends as yourself can be, that's why I love returning the gesture, by sharing cooking or DIY ideas too.
I hope you can stop by so we can reacquaint ourselves. .

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Patricia said...

Beautiful!!!
I love the irish goodies so much!!!
Many Blessings
Patricia

Tardevil said...

Love this tablescape & all of your cloches!

Kathleen said...

How did I miss this cloche post??? I love your Irish display! I have the same girl and boy, but I got mine at Christmas Tree Shops.
Your HG figure is SO pretty!
I hope you will join in my 2nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Party..you have lots of green!

La Tea Dah said...

Your cloches are all very pretty --- and you have used them so creatively. Really pretty!

LaTeaDah