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Monday, July 18, 2011

Mid~Summer Cloche Party!

Oh, I've been waiting for just the right time to show all of you in Blog Land this sweet "little" treasure I found recently @ Memories of Home. This has to be the smallest, sweetest,cloche set ever. . . and for way under $10 dollars. . .it made my heart swoon!



The base is wrought iron filigree with four little ball feet. The little glass dome sits securely onto the base. Don't you just adore the scalloped edging???


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On Crooked Creek wants to thank our dear hostess, Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life for hosting a Summer Cloche Party! What a "perfect" opportunity to debut my newest cloche! You'll want to be sure to visit to see what the ladies of Blog Land have created for your viewing pleasure and inspiration!


Wanting something unique to showcase in this small cloche
. . .measuring at 4 1/2 " wide X 5 1/2 " tall. . .was no easy task.
So. . . shopping the house, I settled on this shell.



Look closely. . .it's  a sea shell that has been cut to resemble a flower blossom! You can see how the floral shell nicely fits the base of the cloche. My dear Chicago pen pal gifted me with this several years ago. I'd say she has a gift for finding the unique. Oh, how I do treasure her friendship and this gift!!!







I normally group items of three when setting a centerpiece for my expanded round dining table. Keeping the unity of hues in my centerpiece, I pared the tiny cloche with a cream colored urn filled with faux white florals.



The largest of the three items is my ivory lidded urn. The ivory makes a delicate back drop for the cloche and reduces the glare for photographing and viewing!




What a wonderful time I've had viewing all of the different cloches in Blog Land during this Summer Cloche Party! Again, many thanks, to our dear hostess, Marty for hosting.

On Crooked Creek will be posting the tablescape in its entirety soon. Be sure to stop by for a visit soon!

Until next time. . .

29 comments:

Designs By Pinky said...

What a sweet, sweet cloche!!! It is adorable and I love what you oput into it! That was a great gift from your pen pal! I am going to have to see if I can come up with something for the cloche party:):) XO, Pinky

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your new cloche is really cute! I love the base:@)

Anonymous said...

thats beautiful and I also love the base,,

Olive Cooper said...

That is a special cloche and I did not realize that was a shell. Very pretty. ♥Olive

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

The seashell flower is beautiful. It looks wonderful under the cloche.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

wow, that flower shell is so unique . LOVE IT

Shelia said...

What a cute little tiny cloche! The base is very pretty too. Your shell is most unusual and looks wonderful under the dome.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Babs said...

Pat.Oh I love your little cloche and the little shell flower. It's so unusual and pretty. Your vignette of the urns is lovely and I like your idea for putting the large one behind to reduce the glare. I had an awful time photographing my cloche. I'll remember your tip next time. Thanks for your sweet comments and you have a sharp eye to notice the Nell Hill's book. lol
Have a great evening,
Babs

Babs said...

Pat, I forgot to ask... how's your entertainment center summer look coming along?
Babs

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Such a sweet cloche. I love the edging. The seashell inside is so unique and different. You're my kind of gal, find something different and make a beautiful vigentte... hugs ~lynne~

Sarah said...

Lovely vignette, Pat. The petite cloche is a sweet one. Glad it found you. ~ Sarah

Anonymous said...

This is such an adorable little cloche; just love it. You will have lots of fun changing up the display in this sweetie.

Rettabug said...

What an extra special little clothe, Pat! You will be tucking that treasure in lots of little corners & how nice to have such a thoughtful friend to send you that shell. Its beautiful!

fondly,
Rett

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh, I do love the scalloping....that is really pretty and different!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

The cloche is perfect to protect that shell blossom! Very pretty!

Katherine

Karen said...

Hi Pat! What a beautiful cloche. I don't have any with a base yet... It's wonderful. I love the pretty shell... It fits perfect inside the cloche and looks gorgeous. What a nice pen pal! Have a nice week!

Karen

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love the flower shell and the way you displayed it in the cloche! Gorgeous!! Love, FABBY

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Pat...

Ohhh...your shell flower is truly unique and soooo very beautiful, my friend! I think that your sweet little cloche was "just made" for displaying the shell flower...it's perfect! I agree with you, that really is the sweetest little cloche and I love the filligree base too! So happy that you found it, my friend! Your table top vignette is gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing it with us for Marty's cloche party!

Warmest summery wishes,
Chari

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Pat, I totally adore your new cloche. The base is beautiful and it is such a cute little cloche top. The shell is stunning. Beautiful vignette. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hi Pat, what an unusual shell. I loved it. It is beautiful. And yes I love your sweet little cloche. It is beautiful. I always have my eye out looking for more just so I can use them for these parties. It's fun isn't it? Have a blessed day.
debbie

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.

Designs By Pinky said...

Pat, just wanted to thank you SO much for your sweet, encouraging comments on my blog. You are always so nice and complimentary! I so appreciate it! You are a dear. XO, Pinky

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Hello Pat~
Oh, the petite size, and your display, are so darling. You will find so many things to show off in it. It was so nice to meet you, thanks for stopping by.

promosyon said...

Your arrangement is very beautiful, most of the seashell flower work. It looks wonderful under the cloche.

Chubby N Chieque said...

The most cutiest and prettiest cloché I ever seen this week.

DOn't forget to join Marty's and my giveaways.

Happy TTT.
/chie

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

WOW! I love the seashell flower.

Dee

podso said...

I've enjoyed catching up on your lovely blog. I'm inspired by your re-do of your galley wall. Since I painted our hallway I am about to do that, but hesitant as I know it is is not as easy as it looks to arrange pictures. I love your sweet little cloche--the base is so unusual but adds a lot to it! Have a good weekend!

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

Finally got back to comment though I have drooled over your little cloche and delightful shell flower a number of times.

I hope you are staying cool on Crooked Creek.

Blessings Kelsie

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a very cute cloche. It looks very sweet displayed with the vases.

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