Thursday, December 3, 2009

Cloche Party


Hello everyone! Thanks for dropping by, I am really in the holiday spirit and I have been decorating up a storm! After a lot of decorating it seems like I have a lot of cleaning to do too.....what's that about? Here in the Kitchen I have gotten the Candy Land Tree done and have started the detail stuff now. You might remember this cloche that I used for my Halloween display

Now I have it with a silver tree candle

I like doing the trees and then decorating...Marty's Cloche Party is the perfect time to show you some {I mean} all three of my cloches!

I love my cloche base that I made last summer and I have gotten a lot of use out of it.
I use it now to display one of my favorite vintage Santa guys

I love this guy and I don't know if it's just me or not, but I can't find decent looking Christmas figures out seems like they are trying to see how cheap they can make stuff-and it's really showing. I have had this guy for many years.

My dear MIL bought this vintage looking tree for me-love it! I have more going on in the kitchen {probably too much} but let's go ahead and move in to the living room.

I have kept the color in here to a minimum, but I like that right now with so much color in the kitchen, the living area is plain and simple.

Plain and simple doesn't mean I skimp on the details.
It can't be any easier than this: Snow, snowflake, and a few ornaments!

I love my milk glass collection and I use several pieces for everything, especially this little vase, which I have multiples of

I love green and brown together and throwing in silver for the holidays, well friends, it makes me: happy! Putting ornaments in apothecary jars is simple and beautiful! I used a collection of glass and glitterey ornaments. This would be a great way to display odd ornaments

Dressing up candles, you've seen these before, with holiday ribbon, and they are feeling festive too!

I recently got this silver tray at my favorite thrift store and I really love it! It cleaned up purdy! Chalk that one up to Thrifty Love!

Well I can't seem to do anything with out having pinecones! So here they are! Nestled all together in a not so big cloche and a milk glass base-to me, this is perfection

Thank you Marty for hosting this great party! Be sure to visit all the clocheness at A Stroll Thru Life!

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my bits and snipets of the house. If you would like to, join me at facebook; click the button at the top left corner. I think it would be easier to ask questions and talk via facebook than emails, plus you can see what I'm up to more often!

One more thing, don't forget that I have free shipping until Christmas at my Etsy Shop. I have made countless gingerbread men and you can have your very own! Just click on my Shop on my side bar and it will take you straight to my Shop!

Oops! One more thing, thank you to all who commented on the Dwell Studio Modern Thanksgiving Contest on my behalf!


  1. Michelle,
    Everything looks so beautiful! Your photography really captures the festive spirit in your house and your attention to detail is amazing. Love it all!

  2. I'm sure you know that I love it all. I want all those brown touches for my house. You really have a great eye for putting things together. I have to get some of that pretend snow for next year!


  3. Your photos are so professional! I love all your decorations. I especially enjoyed the Christmas Tree your MIL gave pretty.

  4. Hi Michelle,
    I agree with Alicia...your photos look so them. You did an awesome job with all your displays. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful evening.


  5. You are getting me into the spirit! Everything looks so pretty, and I love that darling Santa! laurie

  6. What sweet treasures....& displayed so beautifully.

    I received the gingerbread men~ YAY! They are so adorable.

    Thank you so much!!

  7. Everything you decorate is fabulous and these cloches are no exception!!! Lovin' your old Santa guy and I'm going to have to try your cloche base, it looks fabulous and easy.
    Christmas blessings to you and your family.

  8. Everything is so pretty Michelle!...Christine

  9. Lovely photos and great cloches !

  10. Oh wow, from the silver tree, the santa, the pinecones and all the ornaments and other beautiful decorations I am just drooling. You have done so many beautiful things. I really love it all. Thanks so much for joining the party, this is such fun. Hugs, Marty

  11. Oh, Michelle! Your cloche displays are marvelous! I love your precious little skinny legged Santie and everything is so cute! Your photos are amazing!
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  12. Oh Michelle Sweetie...
    Everything looks positively beautiful. I absolutely love your Santa in the cloche. He is so adorable dragging his two little ornaments with him. I love his skinny little legs.

    I love the snowflake(brown)that you photographed hanging with the light behind it. Such an awesome job. Your milk glass bowl is beautiful with the greenery and the snow sparkled amongst it with the ornaments. So beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful cloche ideas with me today.

    I have signed up to follow your blog. I can't wait to see what you share next.

    Please stop by and let me share my cloche ideas with you. I would also be so honored if you signed up to follow my blog as well.

    Country hugs...Sherry

  13. Hi Michelle, thank you for visiting my blog. I love all of your beautiful displays.what a lovely blog and your photos are so vibrant!

  14. Michelle,
    I'm not sure where to start???? Each one is so beautiful and unique! Love the base that you made, I might need to steal that idea :-)... The sparkle of the sliver and the snowflakes, simply wonderful! dee dee

  15. Your displays are so pretty. Such attention to detail. I love the Santa. And the tree. Thanks for sharing.

  16. great photos and I love your browns and milk glass

  17. Your pics are so beautiful, they really capture the "magic" of Christmas! I love the silver Christmas tree candle under the cloche - so simple, yet looks elegant! I'm going back to look some more....


  18. Michelle, everything you have put together is absolutely beautiful and your photography is just awesome! I love it all. I have used that same brown ribbon with the silver edge and I just love it. I'm so glad to find you!

  19. All your displays are just beautiful and your photographs are just wonderful!


  20. everything looks lovely. I love the Santa


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