Monday, July 18, 2011

A Cloche Call

When Marty said she was having a Summer Cloche Party, I wanted to join in the fun, but didn't have a cloche.
I'd been looking for one for some time, but the few I found were huge... and expensive.

Determined to find a cloche, I headed out again to a local decor outlet.
Well, it must have been my day because not only did I find a cloche, but two little birds as well.


Browsing through the shop I saw this pair of little green birds, all by themselves, just waiting for me.
Of course, I had to have them. They are so cute... and green is my favorite color.


I was lucky...and surprised, because the cloche just fit on the pedestal base I had gotten from HL a couple of months ago.


I wanted to photograph in the living room, but even though you can see the detail on this bird,  the color of the walls seemed too dark so I decided to use the entry hall instead.


I added a hydrangea blossom and a piece of fern from the garden...

...and here, a silver tray.


It was a "cloche call" :)  but I found one just in time, and I'm happy to be joining Marty's Summer Cloche party.

See y'all there.  
Marty@ A Stroll Thru Life 
Thanks Marty for being a super host.

Thank all of you for stopping by. I always enjoy your visits and comments.
Hugs,
Babs
SUMMER CLOCHE PARTY 7/19                                                                                                       

38 comments:

A Brit in Tennessee said...

They are all so lovely !
Makes for a beautiful display, I love those birds, they look antique.
Perfect...
~Jo

Deserae said...

Gorgeous vignette...love the little birdies! I have never seen a cloche like that one before,it is really pretty :o) Have a great week!!!!
~Des

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Babs, I love your cloche sitting on the capitol. Is A & B home outlet still open? I started to check the other day and drove right by.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love your new cloche, how great that it fit on the pedestal! Very pretty vignettes:@)

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Beautiful ... love the color of the birds. Thanks for sharing.

Olive Cooper said...

Beautiful cloche. They are so wonderful.

On Crooked Creek said...

Babs,
It was destiny! So glad you were able to join in the party! Adore your green birds...especially when perched on Nell Hill's Feather Your Nest book! I'll be watching to see other creative ideas for your cloche, as well!
Fondly,
Pat

Mimi said...

Your cloche is so lovely. And those birds are fabulous! I'm so loving all the cloche creations and can't wait to find one. Your's is a great inspiration. Thank you for sharing!

Pat said...

Beautiful cloche display Babs. I love those green birds.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful! I love the cloche and the little birds. Lovely display.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

your birds are amazing. beautiful cloche display..

Shelia said...

So glad you found your cloche and little birdies. What a beautiful vignette you've put together! Lovely!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Hi Babs, what a pretty cloche and you have it displayed beautifully!! So glad I came across your blog! Just became your newest follower, would love if you stopped by sometime. Martina

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your etched cloche is stunning and the pedestal you have it on is fabulous. So pretty. I love the display with the birds. Very, very pretty. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Babs, you scored big my friend. Your cloche is gorgeous, I wouldn't have passed up the birds either. I would love to go shopping with you.. hugs ~lynne~

Sarah said...

Babs, you certainly found a beautiful cloche. Your vignette is gorgeous. You are indeed talented when it comes to pulling interesting items together. I'd love to visit your home. ~ Sarah

On Crooked Creek said...

Babs,
We finished the entertainment unit on Saturday! It has several new elements and others are arranged totally different than before. I'll be posting on MM in the near future! A bit "under the weather" at the moment!Thanks for asking and for the inspiration to make needed changes...it's been nine years. A fresher look was certainly in order!
Fondly,
Pat

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Babs,
I adore your cloche! I don't have an etched glass cloche and I would really like to find one someday as they are my absolute favourite! Love your little birdies too and I too love the colour green. You did a splendid job. Thank you for sharing and for your visit. Wishing you a delightful week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Marianne said...

Your cloche is just beautiful. I've haven't come across an etched one and would love to have one. Just became your newest follower...would love for you to stop by!
Marianne :)

Martha said...

Not a bird in a cage but a bird in a cloche -- the birds are so cute!!! I, too, think birds belong in a cloche!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Haha!
Love your little joke there, Babs.
:)
You found a great one, can't believe it didn't come with the base, and..... those birdies are just too sweet.
Lovin' it all!

Beverly@southernhomesweethome said...

Such an elegant cloche. The birds are perfect. You will be able to do so many things with it when the holidays roll in. Love the base you put with it. I never buy one b/c I never see them w/ a base and have no idea what to put w/ them. I need to take you along with me.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

What a lovely display of cloches and birds. Very elegant displays. Love them! Love, FABBY

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Babs...

Oooh...what a beautiful cloche! I love the pretty etchings in the glass...GORGEOUS! It looks perfect on the pretty base that you found at HL too! Oh, and I love birds! Your pair of green birds are sooo sweet! Oh yes, I would have swept up those little sweeties in a heartbeat! So happy for you...that you found a cloche and the birds, my friend! You created such beautiful vignettes with them! I so enjoyed your photos!

Warmest summery wishes,
Chari

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your cloche vignette is absolutely lovely!

I hope that you will stop by and enter my giveaway.

Also, I have begun a new meme entitled Wayfaring Wednesdays. Link up your trips and favorite excursions.

Emreen said...

Love the cute little birdies...Beautiful arrangement...

Emreen said...

Love the cute little birdies...Beautiful arrangement...

Poppy said...

I'm so glad you found this stunning cloche and joined Marty's party ... cause the vignette you created is amazingly beautiful... I love how the wall color look so gorgeous against the beautiful cloche and the pretty green birdies... beautiful vignette! I loved it! The etched dome of the cloche and that pretty base are my favorite. Thanks for sharing with us! Have a lovely evening!~Poppy

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Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I've never seen an etched cloche...really lovely and of course I love birds of any color. :o) Well done and what luck about the base. That kind of thing hardly ever happens to me! Try to stay cool...

Anita said...

What an adorable cloche and the birds are too cute! Beautiful vignette! I did not know about the B&B. I lived in Washington DC for 5 years and went out to the surrounding areas quite a bit, but managed to miss so many things!

Sue said...

Love your new etched cloche, Babs. It looks so nice sitting on the column base with that pretty bird inside of it. You did a wonderful job with the vignette- the orchid, the silver tray, the greenery... Now you'll have to be on the lookout for even more cloches. They are addictive to decorate! :-)
Sue

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Babs, your cloche is gorgeous! I love the base...so pretty! and your little birds add the perfect touch! Baby Kitty is so excited that the wild bunch is coming to his birthday party! They will fit right in. Our little Isabella will take good care of them and introduce them around since she is a wild child herself!...hugs...Debbie

Chubby N Chieque said...

I adore the simplicity of them all.

Lovely, indeed!

DOn't forget to join Marty's and my giveaways. You can win cuties and 2 surprise gifts.

Happy TTT.
/chie

Pamela said...

And it's such a beautiful one, too. And your birds...love how you placed them. I bought that Feather Your Nest book for my mother. Just perfect with your tablescape.

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

I love the birds and your cloches is one of the prettiest I've seen.

Dee

xinex said...

Your cloche and vignette is very pretty. I love your cloche base...Christine

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Lovely, great job on your "cloche call!" My cloches are just plain and don't have that wonderful etching on them.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

You sure found a pretty cloche, and I love those birds. How perfectly the cloche fits on the base you already had. Lovely vignette. laurie