Thursday, September 16, 2010

** My First Cloche -- Fall Decor **

Hey Everyone, I'm joining Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for her Fall Cloche. This is my very first attempt at decorating, using a cloche. I had never heard of them until I saw summer ones at Marty's beautiful blog!
Definition of a Cloche: Glass bell jar, first used by the French to protect an early garden plant. Who Knew?!

I bought this cloche at Hobby Lobby and the wooden stand at Michael's Crafts.
I think the bird is a pheasant!
The other decorations are from my storage box, plus a couple of new items.









I realize already that I should've staged this much better....pretty doilies, different table, etc. I'm almost embarrassed to post it, but I was so excited about doing this......I promise to do better next time!

* P.S. I forgot to mention that I also bought the beautiful bird at Hobby Lobby. It was one of the 50% items of the week....of course!
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* I guess I didn't explain it correctly that Marty at A Stroll Thru Life, posted some gorgeous examples of cloches on her blog, to give everyone ideas on how to do this! After reading everyone's sweet comments this morning, I wanted to make it clear that I would've never thought of this myself!! Please go to Marty's and click on some of the other participants' cloches! Every one of them is unique and beautiful.
"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns." - George Eliot

29 comments:

  1. Great job, Becky! Very "festivas." Susan

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  2. I think it's beautiful! I love autumn and decorating for autumn. I've never heard of these, either. Now I want to make one. :)

    (Oh, and if you had staged it differently it might have detracted from the cloche.)

    Thanks for sharing. What a neat idea!

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  3. You did just fine....I really like the bird, very colorful.....Cleo

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  4. Oh, I like this. I think maybe I could even make one. (And I think I'm going to try.)

    Michael's craft store, here I come!

    =)

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  5. you are so ready for autumn now: you have your bird, and your mini pumpkings and a new french cage for all of the above - you are so crafty!! me? not so much... I can't even make a bow with lace without suffering...thanks for the pictures ;)

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  6. I've never heard of a cloche before! Looks like you did an amazing job for a first attempt.

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  7. Autumn is my favorite season. The colors in your cloche make me yearn for sweater weather...Nice job with the interior decorating!

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  8. Your cloche looks great, definitely says autumn!

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  9. very pretty indeed~! love the bird in your cloche..

    Sonny

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  10. That is very nice! Very autumnal. After seeing the bird in yours I'm wondering what one would look like filled with colorful feathers?1

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  11. That's so beautiful Becky, don't even worry about the setting, this would make any setting look amazing :)

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  12. Hey everyone! Thank you so much for leaving such kind comments! I really do appreciate it!

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  13. Nice job Becky. For me, it's one more thing to dust :-)

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  14. Hi Becky,
    Lovely!
    Every time I visit your blog I learn something new.
    Donna V.

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  15. Becky great job on your first cloche! My first was awful but I tried. I haven't posted a fall one, guess I should even I am late (not an unusual thing for me lately). Really like the pheasant!

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  16. Oh your cloche is wonderful. I love the base too and your pretty pheasant and all of the fall items are just stunning. I am so thrilled you joined the party. Very pretty and creative. Hugs, Marty

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  17. Oh, Becky! What a beautiful Falled up cloche. I love your pheasant and all of the autumn fillers! Just beautiful.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  18. Becky, your cloche is beautiful! More importantly, I'm so excited to have found a new kindred spirit and blog -- we have a lot of common interests and I will definitely be visiting you often! That's another thing that is so nice about parties like this. Annie

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  19. The clotch is lovely. It inspires me to decorate for Autumn, but it's a little hard for me, 'cause autumn in New Mexico is more like summer in other places.

    Anyway, love the quote.

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  20. Great photos, Becky. I too had never heard of a cloche, until reading this marvellous post. It's a wonderful idea. And I love the quote too; autumn is my favourite season.

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  21. Well this is a stand alone beauty! So glad you had fun with it!

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  22. Looks like you captured fall in a bottle! Beautiful, and so is the quote. Happy fall!

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  23. What a lovely creation! Very clever way to decorate for the season. :-)

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  24. Again, I want to say Thank You so much to everyone! You're all such neat people, to take the time to stop by in the first place, and then leave such great comments!! Y'all totally make my day, every day! :)

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  25. What a beautiful job you did on your cloche. I think the bird inside with all the natural things from nature is just perfect, Char

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  26. Hi Char! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment! I just looked at your blog. It is beautiful!!

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  27. Hi Becky,

    It's difficult to believe this is your first "avec cloche" decorating project! It's spectacular -- great colors, interesting shapes, nicely composed. Obviously your talents aren't limited to writing! Congratulations!

    Have a great week!
    Bill

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  28. Awwww, Bill, you're such a sweetie! Thanks so much!! I hope you have a wonderful week.

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