Monday, March 12, 2012

Spring Cloche

It's time for Marty's Egg-xellent Spring Cloche Party, and I'm 
egg-cited to join in. 
I thought this little cloche was cute when I bought it, but it's so skinny...





...it's a challenge getting things tucked inside...




...but I managed to squeeze a few Grape Hyacinths (muscari) into a real egg shell, and hot-glued the shell to the plate. 




A bit of reindeer moss is tucked around the edges, to hide the glue.  




Y'all are probably tired of seeing the foyer, but on cloudy, overcast days,  it's one of the few places in the house I can get a half-way decent photo...and that's with the door open. 

Are you all ready for a Spring Party?
Let's go to A Stroll Thru Life for Marty's Egg-xellent Spring Cloche Party on March 13th.

45 comments:

Jo's This and That said...

Very sweet! I have those little chicks too! Got them years ago just I love them.Thanks for sharing your lovely post. JoAnn

Sarah said...

Babs, it's darling. Still haven't found a cloche for my scales. Love the grape hyacinth. I saw them at the store this week and wanted to bring some home. I need to read and see how they might do planted in the garden. Love the little blooms. ~ sarah

mississippi artist said...

So pretty with the grape hyacinths. Cute idea to put them in an eggshell.

mississippi artist said...

So pretty with the grape hyacinths. Cute idea to put them in an eggshell.

Pat said...

That vignette is so cute! You have a lot of nice pieces to play with, and you always have such interesting arrangements.

I just finished Mary Kay Andrews book,Summer Rental, which takes place on Nag's Head. Fun read.

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

I absolutely love the hyacinths in the real egg shell. Very original, indeed! And, what a pop of color!

Marigene said...

Pretty spring vignette...I just noticed my hyacinth have started blossoming...love the sweet smell of them!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Yes, it is hard to get things tucked in those cloche's! love your little chick.

Leslie's Garden said...

I love the purple of the muscari with the yellow chick. I never tire of seeing your creative displays! This is one of my favorites, I wish I still had some muscari in bloom. Mine are waning.

Blondie's Journal said...

This is just darling, Babs! Different size cloches can be difficult. I love seeing your table in the foyer, you always have it decorated so nicely!

XO,
Jane

Pat said...

Gorgeous cloche vignette, Babs. I love how it is arranged on the tray.

Alycia Nichols said...

I'm not tired of seeing the foyer because you always come up with pretty, interesting ways to decorate it!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The egg shell planter is just the cutest idea. Love the flowers and so pretty under your cloche. Beautiful vignette. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love your pretty springy vignette! Our grape hyacinths haven't bloomed yet-enjoy:@)

Kelly said...

That was so clever to use hot glue to secure your egg shell like that. I love the idea of using an egg shell to plant a flower in for Easter. So cute!

Designs By Pinky said...

Have you ever heard of museum putty??? It is WONDERFUL, it will make things stick like glue but then you can remove it! I use it all the time. Your whole vignette looks beautiful. Love the muscari in the real egg shell! Love it all. XO, Pinky

Liz@A Dish Here, A Glass There said...

Too darn cute! I need to find some of those really small ones! It is hard to get things up underneath isn't it! The grape hyacinths are adorable growing in the egg shell! How cute! Love the little chick and egg! I never noticed your white marble (or alabaster) lamp before! It's beautiful! Liz

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love the pop of purple, that is one pretty vignette!

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

You certainly managed to find a way around the skinny size, and it couldn't be cuter. I love the eggshell planter. LOVE it. I understand what you mean about lighting in a particular space in your home. I have those areas too. :) Thanks for joining our Egg-xellent Party kickoff, hope to see you at some of the others. Blessings, Barb

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Babs love that cloche and the pretty display you have under it! Very cleaver hot gluing the egg shell to the plate!

Shelia said...

Babs, just a beautiful display! The grape hyacinth is such a pretty little bloom. Cute little chickie too.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The French Hutch said...

Hi Babs, What a beautiful header! The chick and eggs are so sweet, the grape hyacinth is one of my favorites. Such sweet vignettes for spring.
Happy St. Patrick's Day to you.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Love the different size of your cloche. It's darling with the hyacinth in the egg.

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Babs,
Your cloche is very spring and sweet. Love it.
Pat

Donna Heber said...

Your springtime cloche is so adorable! I love the little chick egg holder. I look forward to my Hyacinths blooming this year.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Love your cloche, the tray and the chick figurine.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Beautiful vignette and cloche..I am getting so many wonderful cloche ideas from this party!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Babs,

Your vignette is beautiful. I love the hyacinths inside the cloche.

Hope your week is wonderful.

Sue said...

Glad you were able to smush your grape hyacinth into the cloche, Babs, because it looks darling. I always have to play around with those domes, because they're either too tall or not wide enough on the bottom! LOL
Very sweet vignette in your tray. :-)

Gina said...

That is so very pretty! The grape hyacinths are beautiful and I love how you used the egg as a vase.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh my gosh, that is adorable, Babs! I love that little cloche! I think you did a great a job filling it.

Debbie said...

I really love it, and I think it's perfect on the tray. I pinned this!

Denise said...

Babs,So nice to "meet" you.I am now your 276th follower.I enjoyed My visit with you.Thanks for coming to My party and leaving a sweet comment-Denise

Karen said...

Babs, thanks so much for your visit and your comments. Yes.. my Dad was always told he looked like Gene Kelly as well as the Irish tenor who was on Lawrence Welk. lol
Love your St. Patrick's Day decor.. especially the cloches as that is my "weakness"!
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Mary said...

Babs~ Love your tall, narrow cloche! The muscari in the egg shell is perfect under glass!

Richard Cottrell said...

Darling sweet little chick egg cup. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Just precious, Babs. Totally cute.

Barb ♥

Olive Cooper said...

I adore the grape hyacinths under glass. You can stuff a lot in a cloche.

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a sweet vignette! I love your cute little chickies. Your cloche looks fab with the hyacinth!
Don't forget to link to the party!
Hugs,
Patti

Judy Bigg said...

Great vignette, and love the hyacinth in the real egg shell, that a pretty nifty idea that I'll have to remember. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog and leaving a message.

LDH said...

I just love your little cloche with the tiny grape hyacinths in the egg cup. It is lovely! So sweet it makes me wish I had one just like it :)

Fun stopping by to visit with you!
Kindly, Lorraine

Sue said...

Hi Babs....love the tiny cloche....but I really love that little chicken egg holder...so cute!

Johanna said...

Hi Babs,
thank you for your visit and your sweet comment. Your found just the right decoration for this special cloche and I love how you decorated the Muscaris. It looks so natural and charming. You have a special talent for decoration. I like the view on your foyer. I know how difficult it is to get good photos indoor.
Best greetings, Johanna

vignette design said...

Hi Babs,
Love your little cloche vignette with the eggs and little chick egg holder. I have a bunch of those that I love to bring out at Easter. Looking forward to sharing Tartan Day with you! ~Delores

On Crooked Creek said...

Babs,
With the Mother Board dying...I didn't make it to the party...I'm just now getting to see your lovely entry! The purple really pops against the green! I adore your entry and never tire of seeing what's new!
Fondly,
Pat