Thursday, March 10, 2011

One Cloche, Twelve Looks

I've had fun this week getting ready to join Marty's Cloche Party at A Stroll Through Life. I only own one little cloche ($3.99 at Marshalls's) so I thought I'd challenge myself to see how many ways I could fill it. It turned out to be more of a challenge than I thought as I couldn't use my flash to photograph through the glass and the sun hasn't been out here in Maine all week. In fact, I've spent so much time gathering objects, working on lighting, and editing photos that I'm hoping I'll get this posted in time to link to the party! So, here we cloche, twelve looks...

#1 Easter Fun

#2  A Garden Party

#3  Tea Time

#4 Carrot Patch

#5 Bunny in the Roses

#6  Silly Chicks

#7 Letters from Japan

#9  Black & White Nest

#10 Rusty Trowel & Radishes

#11 Dolly's Vintage Laundry

#12 Beach Memories

#11 Faded Stitches

#12 Somewhere In Time

Speaking of time, I'd better get this posted ...don't want to miss the Party! Hope you'll join me at A Stroll Through Life to see what all the creative people there have done with their cloches. I am also linking up to these blog parties this week...I hope you will visit them:

Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Time Travel Thursday at Brambleberry Cottage
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Friday Pretties at I Love Pretty Little Things
Show & Share Day at Just A Girl
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home


Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Oh so cute. I love the one with the little chairs. ~~Sherry~~

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Very well done!

Karie's Chic Creations said...

All of your cloche displays are beautiufl. Amazing what you can do with one cloche. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing. Karie

Anonymous said...

Such cute ideas! I was sorting through my things for my booth and found 3 more cloche/cheese domes like yours in my boxes! Need to get them out and make some cute cloches=

Grannys Attic said...

I really enjoyed all the different ways you came up with to use the cloche. That was a lot of fun. Thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful day, Vicky

Carrie said...

Wow! You outdid yourself. Lots of neat ideas.

Lakeesha said...

Cheryl- I Love this entry. The garden party is super cute. The silly chicks made me smile and the faded stiches has my middle name "Daisy" on it. Awesome! Keep up the good work.

Your blog girlfriend,

Anonymous said...

How clever you are. I think my favorite is the black and white with the nest. Anyone of them would be a wonderful centerpiece, though.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What gorgeous vignettes. Beautiful juxtapostion at it's very best!

Have a wonderful weekend.


Thanks for so many ideas!!!

Willow said...

They all look pretty, but my favorite one is the seashells. I just love the sea.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Well, you've got lots of ideas, Cheryl! I usually find one I like and call it done! Although I tend to get a bit restless with it when the seasons change. I'll have to keep some of your ideas in mind!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a fun idea! I love them! The little chairs and the time one are my fav's! hugs, Linda

xinex said...

I love everything but my favorites are the little chairs and pocket watch...Christine

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Cheryl,

Nice to meet you. First I would like to express my condolences on the loss of your dear sister. Then, congrats on your great weight loss! I used to be a size 10 too. Love your cloches, and how you did them all different.


Gail said...

Good idea to challenge yourself to 12 different looks. Good job


First let me give you my most sincere condolences on your lovely sister's passing to our Lords home.
I love all your cloches, so much fun and such pretty things inside them! I enjoyed seeing everything. Come over and visit me, I would be thrilled to have you!

Ann said...

If that letter was written today, it will be a compketeky different content.

How are you and your family. Next month, will be 6 month anniversary of Nancy. I wish you all well.

The Chickens' Auntie said...

I just found your blog through a link from another blog (that was a link from another blog). Isn't it wonderful how we're all connected! Anyway, what a great blog and a great tribute to your dear sister. I'm following now and will be back again & again.

Sherry said...

This was wonderful! You did a great job finding things to put in there. I loved the last one and the tea time was very nice too. Fun to play with the different looks. Thanks for looking up!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

What sweet little cloches!! Love the one with the books and the old watch- so charming and the petite little chairs... darling! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow, how gorgeous. What fabulous displays and such wonderful inspiration and eye candy. Love them all. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Debra@Common Ground said...

Fun, fun, fun, you did great. What a challenge and you really pulled it off. Love seeing all the ideas you came up with. Love those silly chicks! Thanks for linking up with VIF!

Anonymous said...

I don't know how I missed this post last week. How creative!!! It would be very difficult for me to pick a favorite!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Mimi said...

Just discovered you through My Romantic Home. And I am so sorry for the loss of your sister - I have a sister Nancy too. She has been my rock in so many ways so I can only try to imagine your loss. Your beautiful sister would love your work and your posts. Keep it up! I just bet the little chicks in the cloche would make her smile.

Brambleberry Cottage said...

How creative, Cheryl! Goes to show how versatile cloches can be - in the right hands. ;) I especially liked the ones that were spring themed.

Thanks for linking to the party. Can't wait to see what you've got for next time.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage