Friday, July 16, 2010

A Cloche Call

I admit it.  Until I started blogging, less than six months ago, I didn't know what a cloche was.  I didn't know how popular they were, or how versatile.  I think I first came across one on Marty's blog called A Stroll Thru Life and that is where I'm linking today and joining in on her fun Cloche party.  I've since seen cloche's all over the blogosphere, been inspired by the creative ways to use and display them, and finally picked up a couple of my own to share today.  I think I'm officially hooked. 

I found these two cloche's at Hobby Lobby.
One is filled with a stack of vintage brown transferware cups

And this one holds an early 19th century transferware plate which slightly mimics the shape of the base.  Atop the plate I put a real bird nest which was in the wreath on my front door and a real bird egg found in the yard earlier this spring.

On the kitchen counter, a neatly stacked batch of cookies from the Etsy shop, Sweet Cheeks Bakery rests upon a late 19th Century Spode compote, topped with a cloche.

I have another of the Spode Byron platters as shown below for sale HERE.  

And this little mini-cloche is one I put together using an individual trifle bowl.  I just tied some hand stamped ribbon around it, flipped it over and put it on an orphaned saucer.  I made topped with a flower and one with a bird nest.
You can see the entire tablescape HERE.

Linking to
A Stroll Thru Life
My Romantic Home
It's a Hodgepodge Life


  1. Oh I LOVE the pic of the stacked cookies, so pretty!

  2. I love the creative and pretty ways you've used your cloches! Just lovely!

    Deborah in NC

  3. really lovely!! Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs, Lisa

  4. the sweets...olive♥

  5. Nancy, I have a birdnest in my cloche too! What a pretty brown transferware plate yours is sitting on. I wish I had a Hobby Lobby near me. When I was in Kansas City MO recently I went there and had to buy an extra suitcase to cart home my HL treasures. I love your decorating!!

  6. Your cloch choices are perfect for your cups and the nest. I'm one of those who still hasn't added a cloche to my decor. Love seeing what everyone else does with these. ~ Sarah

  7. Your cloches are beautiful and everything displayed in them!!

  8. Your pictures are just beautiful! I have collected several cloche and need to share more with them. Did you get my contact info that I sent you for the bid cookie give-away? Please let me know! Thanks and have a great weekend.


  9. I love the stacked transferware in your cloche. Clever use of the trifle dish, turning it upside down, layering it on the plates, and adding the flower. Very pretty!

  10. Cloches are so versatile!
    I particularly like the one with cookies inside, if I could get my hands on those cookies...just as well I can't!

  11. This party is so much fun! Love your post.

    I like your real birds nest and the egg just makes it. I know where three abandoned nests are in my yard and now I want to display them. One of them does have a little brown spotted egg.

    All your cloches are very pretty.

  12. Oh my goodness Nancy, everything is just so pretty. I love how you brought it all together, fits like a glove, Char

  13. Nancy, you always put together the prettiest vignettes.

  14. You've done a brilliant job, Nancy! I love the cookies under glass..

    Such a beautiful blog you have, altogether. I'm so glad I stopped by to visit...


  15. Very pretty cloches! I especially love your cloche stands. The cloche w/the food looks so yummy too and inviting! I really love that whole vignette! It's beautiful!


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