Monday, October 31, 2011

The Empty Cloche

I was so excited when  I found this cloche last week.




It's fairly large, and since my closets are crammed full, I put it under the plant stand till I could think of something to do with it.



The top of the handle has a neat little sprig design molded in it.  Of course it's green, my favorite color.

Actually, I quite liked it sitting under the plant stand, but I thought..."I can't join Marty's Fall Cloche Party with an empty cloche"...
and being green, it wasn't exactly screaming "Fall". 

I stared at the cloche for three days trying to think of what to put under it.
Everything I tried was either too wide or too tall...or turned some weird color under the green glass. 
I dragged it upstairs and downstairs. I think it was in every room in the house, except the bathrooms.

Finally, I took it back to the kitchen, and there was this poor little squirrel gathering acorns for Winter. With his paws full and a pitiful look on his face, he scampered under the cloche...

...and there he stayed.


Happy Fall, Y'all!

That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

Now, I'm off to see all the great ideas at

27 comments:

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

What a wonderful cloche. The green is terrific. I can just see you dragging it from room to room in your house. :o) I think blogging has made us all a little nuts! Speaking of nuts...love them under the cloche. As always you came up with the perfect thing. Happy Halloween!

Olive Cooper said...

It is perfectly splendid. The green is very different, not the regular cloche.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Babs, I like that story!!! And I like your cloche! The little squirrel is adorable!! Thanks for sharing!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh you just cracked me up with your story about dragging your cloche all over the house and trying to find something to put under it. I totally chuckled. Your little squirrel looks fabulous and I think he's just perfect under there. So cute. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Love that cute little squirrel under the cloche Babs!
You are so funny.
Great post.
xx
A

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

That is a fabulous cloche, Babs! I am sooo cloche impaired that it would forever remain empty at my house! Love the squirrel! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Fabulous fall cloches!Lovely settings and gorgeous colours. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Nancy's Notes said...

Great cloche, I love that little squirrel, it's adorable!

I'm still chuckling!
Nancy

Toni said...

Love the cloche, wonderful find. I have a trio of squirrels with their acorns on my buffet. Squirrels must love cloches as much as us! Too funny "touring" the house with the cloche.

Debbie said...

Yay for the decorative little squirrel who came to the rescue. I think you chose the perfect solution.

And I love the cloche, period. Empty or full.

Pat said...

Ha,ha, ha! You are so funny Babs! That is one nice cloche, it doesn't need anything. I like how you put it under the plant with a pretty plate. How about a little maiden hair fern in it? Once you get that squirrel out of it that is....

Kelly said...

That's such a pretty and unique cloche. I really like that squirrel with the acorns under it as a decoration for Fall. Cute idea!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a pretty cloche Babs I love the color! Mr.squirrel and all his acorns look great under it! Martina

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

What a great cloche, love the green. Love the squirrel.

Richard Cottrell said...

Looks like you are having a cloche of a day. I love the one you found. Darling. Richard from My Old Historic House.

the cape on the corner said...

usually i can't stand squirrels, but this one looks fab with his acorns, and under the cloche. perfect for fall!

SavannahGranny said...

This is perfect. The cloche is fantastic and you certainly made it look beautiful. Love the little squirrel, wish we had some acorns around my house. Turned out great. Like I told you before, you are really good at this. Hugs, Ginger

Chubby N Chieque said...

Hi Lady Babs,

You really found the most beautiful cloché and take note! In green? I never seen a coloured cloché b4, spec in Sweden.

TY a mill for letting me in in your gorgeous home.

Greetings from Stockholm,
/chie

Geneva said...

Your posts always make me smile! I love your little squirrel in his cloche... so sweet!

On Crooked Creek said...

Babs,
Perfect place for your new cloche!
Isn't he just the cutest thing??? When I first saw the view of the handle...I was thinking tassel tied with ribbon...just thinking, mind you!!!
Fondly,
Pat
P.S.Have you tried a miniature Christmas Tree under it, yet??? Just thinking!

Barb and Dell said...

You found the perfect place for your cloche and the perfect little squirrel to go under it. Looks great!
Barb

Rosanne said...

He does look at home there! Gorgeous cloche too!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a lovely cloche ~ unusual color and such a pretty handle, too! I think you found the "perfect fit" for it in that sweet lil squirrel with acorns. I gathered a bunch of acorns for a craft project while visiting my mother today!

Hope you enjoy your visit to my Christmas blog and thanks so much for stopping by Angelic Accents today!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Natasha in Oz said...

Your cloche is wonderful and it looks perfect with that sweet little squirrel! You chose beautifully!

Best wishes for a fabulous week,
Natasha.

Alycia Nichols said...

Perfect! I love the knob on this cloche...very cool!!!

Curtains In My Tree said...

Babs thanks for your comment on the old 1858 home I toured and got to spend the weekend in.

I just love cloches and have 2 but can't seem to get them out whem Marty has her cloche party

Janice

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

That is such a unique and beautiful cloche, and the squirrel looks right at home under it. I do think that cloche can stand alone, since it's so pretty. laurie