Thursday

Cloche Party

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Time for Marty's Summer Cloche Party, we all enjoy these so much! Thanks, Marty for hosting! Click here for lots of inspiration!

Since I was getting ready for vacation, I didn't have time to do as many cloche designs as I would have liked. I did take a few pictures before we left.

I'm starting with a small cloche on a stand, some call these a cupcake or dessert cloche. I like to display miniatures in them. These tiny little shell angels are collectibles, but at the moment I cannot remember the name of them! If any of you know, please tell me!
(Note: Thanks to Adrienne for telling me they are by Margaret Furlong, made in Oregon.)

Here's a close-up of them without the cloche:
They are adorable shell angels, one holding a shell tea pot, and the other holding a shell tea cup and saucer! These shell angels come in many subjects, but of course I wanted the tea themed angels!

I found the little tiny shells in the bottom of the dish at Dollar Tree!
It's hard to get a good shot with or without the flash when working with glass!
There's always a reflection from something!

I have a new terrarium that I found at Hobby Lobby a while back. Even though I have two
terrariums already I had to have this one because it is small, and it was only $12!
What do you put in these other than a candle, or a bird? I chose to use this cute little figurine:
I found her at Dollar Tree about two years ago!
She is holding a puppy!
I'm displaying this terrarium with these beautiful paper roses
This vignette is sitting on the dresser in the master bedroom.

She is feeding the puppy his bowl of food!


Next is a medium sized cloche on a pretty square cake plate:
Inside is a cute little scuba diver!

A better look without the cloche!
How cute is that!
My husbands hobby is scuba diving. When I saw this little pottery guy at a craft show I had to buy him for my husband, even tho he cost about $35! Hand crafted, you know!
Look at all the details:
The tanks on his back!
He's holding a shell

I added the shells in the bottom of the dish
My husband has always liked this little guy!

Below is another gift I bought my husband at another craft show:
What is it, you ask? It's a tiny sea turtle hatching out of the egg!
He has big black eyes. Here in FL we can go to the beach to see the mother sea turtle lay her eggs, then when they hatch we can watch them run to the water. It is a very big fine if they are harmed.

I also added the tiny sea shells in the bottom of the dish.
Isn't he cute!

Can't have a cloche without displaying a bird in it!
I found this pretty yellow bird recently at Kirkland's for only $3.99
His wing feathers are mosaic

For those of you who did not see the spring cloche party I'm showing my favorite "cloche" this large terrarium filled with faux dried yellow roses and little white birds. I still have it displayed as it is still a favorite!

Another favorite cloche I shared in the Spring Cloche Party is the one I still have on the hall tree
in our foyer. I also still use this as my blog banner. I've had so many compliments on it!

I hope you have enjoyed seeing some of my cloche summer designs. Which is your favorite?
The Shell Tea Time Angels?
The terrarium with little girl and puppy?
The Scuba Diver?
The hatching baby sea turtle?
Or the yellow bird?

I wish I'd had more time to do more using some of our sea collectibles! Maybe I'll do them at another time!

Have fun at the Summer Cloche Party! Thanks for hosting, Marty!

God Bless.

Katherine

29 comments:

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

They are all adorable but the scuba diver made me laugh !!!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty, love your little scuba diver!

Rettabug said...

How lovely, Katherine!!

We were both thinking of seashells but I totally forgot about my birdcages. Yours look lovely!

Well done!!!

Olive Cooper said...

All pretty...scuba driver is my fave! ♥olive♥

Adrienne said...

I love your cloche arrangements. And your 'shell angels' made me smile - you have a bit of Oregon in your home, my friend! They are by Margaret Furlong, made in Oregon. Now I just wish you could come and visit!
~Adrienne~

Cottage Rose said...

Oh I am so loving that little scuba guy he is adorable,,,,,, and all your other cloches are just so pretty,,,love them all,,,, the shell angles beautiful.....

Have a great week.

Hugs;
Alaura

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Oh so very pretty! I love all of the shells and the little scuba diver is adorable!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Shelia said...

Hi Katherine! Oh, I love all of your sweet cloches! But I'm a little partial to the one with the little shell angels! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Connie said...

Well, how clever you are, sugar! I don't think I've ever seen a diver in a cloche before. Very unique. ALL are adorable of course!
xoxo,
Connie

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

It's a tie between the angels and the scuba diver. Such cute things that fit under your cloches.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

The scuba diver is so much fun.

I love the shell angels.

Wonderful cloche collection, Katherine.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

At first I didn't pay much attention to cloches...and then I began visiting blogs that had them when Marty began her parties.
Yours is so very interesting. All those sweet little things in them. So cute...and the angels. How sweet!
Mona

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Katherine, they are all so lovely and so many creative ways you are showing. I adore the sea shells. Just beautiful!!

Hugs, Barb ♥

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Katherine, these are all incredible. I am just in awe. Your shell angels and the scuba diver are so unusual and so beautiful. What fabulous treasures. I love all of the vignettes you have created. Such talent to put together such pretty displays. Thanks so much for joining the party. This is all wonderful. Hugs, Marty

imaginationlane said...

I so enjoyed looking at all your nautical treasures, especially the shell angels! And the terrarium with the roses is just spectacular!

Thanks so much for having me in to visit...

Lynette

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

I am so enjoying seeing the different displays inside everyone's cloches!

Thank you for sharing and for stopping by!!

xxoo

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love the scuba diver one the best.

Marilyn said...

I have a small collection of Margaret Furlong ornaments. I love them. She discontinued her business for a few years while she went through a divorce and now has begun again. Love each and everyone of your cloche's.

someplace in thyme said...

Mr. scuba man is just so cute. Love him. I esp love the shells and the sea angels. Very pretty cloches and you have a lovely blog. Char

Marydon said...

Katherine ~ I love each one .. those wee people are precious ... I love them ALL! Beautiful displays.

Our GIVEAWAY ends Sunday, pop by.
Have a lovely weekend.
TTFN~ Marydon

Barbara Jean said...

Love your cloches and terrariums!!
Your little diving guy is too funny!!

thanks for visiting my place.

blessings

barbara jean

Lori said...

You have some gorgeous displays. I love the idea of using the cake plates to lift them up a bit. Hmmm, I may have to look around the house for another area for one more.

awal.ny said...

Nice cloches. Shells for summertime. Have a great weekend.

dogsmom said...

What a wonderful assortment. You know I adore the girl and puppy, but the scuba diver is a close second!

brandi @ tales of a domestic goddess said...

my favorite is the spring cloche!!

thanks for visiting my page!

Kathleen said...

Wow, you did so many! I love the diver!
Have a great vacation!
K

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Katherine, All of your cloches are wonderful! Since Hubby and I are divers I especially like the scuba diver cloche. Thanks for dropping by and the sweet note you left.
Hugs, Sherry

Kim said...

These are so beautiful. My favorites are the bird ones, followed by the seashell angels.

Nancy said...

Katherine, I love the angel shells! Those are so unique and very creative! All your cloches are beautiful! Nancy