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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Met. & Thrifty Monday - Fall Is Coming



Yea!!! It's time for another Metamorphosis and Thrifty Monday hosted by the gracious Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch and Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality. They both always have so many wonderful and creative things to show us and a whole list of everyone that is sharing in this fun event, so be sure to check them out.

I am shamelessly promoting the coming "Fall Cloche Party" today. It is coming up real soon on the 11th of Sept. Be sure to get out all your cloches and apothecary jars and show us your fall decorations and your creativity.

I always want to be part of the action and in the middle of everything. You know how some people are. lol Anyway, I moved my computer to the breakfast room. There is a buffet under the window and it has drop down leaves on the ends which makes it really big when I raise them up and just perfect for me to put the computer there so I can be part of the familyroom/breakfastroom/kitchen combination. I love it. I can watch TV, cook and still blog all at the same time.


For a while I've had an old ironstone pitcher that belonged to my grandmother filled with flowers, an antique ringer phone (can you see the ringer on the side), antique shoe lasts, an ink well and a brass apple as the decorations.


I thought this would be a great spot to bring in a little fall decorating. I am really thinking cool. It is still in the triple digits here. 113 degrees today. I really am ready for fall and some cool weather, and some rain.


I found all of these items at the Dollar Tree. Just some fun pumpkins, gourds, corn, feathers and fall leaves. It makes me think cool anyway even if it isn't. lol




Please be sure to grab the button pictured her and post it on your blog to spread the word and get out your cloches and fill them up with all kinds of wonderful fall things. I can't wait to see them all. Don't forget Sept 11th. That's really soon. Also, several people have asked, and you don't have to sign up, just do your post and then I will have Mr. Linky up on the evening of the 10th and you can all log into Mr. Linky so everyone can find you. Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate it.

66 comments:

  1. I have surely been thinking about those cloches! I managed to pick up a little something I will be showing at your party yesterday!
    Brenda

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  2. I love your fall decorations! I'm going to do fall things next weekend.

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  3. Oh Marty...You are so clever!I love that you got it all from the $$ store! I am discovering that I am cloche impaired! I hope I will be ready with something pretty for your party! Happy week!...Debbie

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  4. Marty, you're getting us in the fall mood, girl, with the pumpkins, gourds, cloche. Very nicely done! Linda

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  5. I am glad you are promoting it, because I keep puting off redoing my cloche. I need someone to keep reminding me. :-)
    I am trying to figure out how to move my computer to another location, without a major issue with the cable line.

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  6. I am soooo looking forward to the Cloche party. Thank you for giving a little sneak peek :0)

    Sherrie

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  7. Hi Marty,
    I'm so glad I stumbled across your blog. I was sad that I missed your other cloche blog party so I'm going to join you for this one. I'm a fellow AZ dweller too!(I'm in Mesa)
    take care,
    :) Missy

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  8. Howdy Marty
    Oh wow this was awesome !
    Thank you for the reminder.
    I love your cloche display .
    I am trying to savor every last ray of sunshine being a summer person but once I get out the Autumn leaves I will be all over the fall look and turn everything upside down to adjust to the new season.I guess I really am a four seasons person .
    Blessings of joy to you .
    Great Monday double post !
    Happy Trails
    Hugs

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  9. Hi Marty! I am trying to get my cloche act together for cloche party...the second! We'll see what I can come up with!

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  10. I did some fall decorating on the back porch today. I love it and I love your cloche, Marty!!

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  11. Hi Marty,
    I'm working on ideals for the cloche party. As usual your arrangment is beautiful.
    Sandy

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  12. Marty: I love your fall cloche! So pretty! I am so ready for fall, but it stays HOT here until well into October and sometimes November!!

    I'm getting ready for your party though!

    Lou Cinda

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  13. Looking forward to your cloche party! Thanks goodness Fall is on the way. Sounds like you are scorching!!! Stay cool. :D Jewel

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  14. Your decoration looks so nice. I am thinking fall may just pass me by....hopefully I will get a few things out after Labor Day...

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  15. Your fall filled cloche makes me yearn even more for fall to get here.
    Enjoy your new blog spot!
    Rhonda

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  16. Oh Marty, How pretty...I have been looking for a cloche.. where can you find one?
    xoxo
    Julie

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  17. Marty-Now you can really mult task! I am headed to Dollar Tree tomorrow! I will add your button to my sidebar!

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  18. Marty, I planning now to come to your party! What about that phone and those shoe lasts!!! I love them all! What treasures!

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  19. I don't have a cloche, but I do have a hurricane lamp I could turn upside down and do something with. Hmmm, maybe I will do that and join your little Cloche party.

    In the meantime, please stop by and say hello. Great minds think alike as I too started with my autumn decorating with some thrifty finds. Kinda crazy as it's 105 out there...lol.

    Take Care and stay cool.

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  20. will you please remind me???? I want to play...really bad this time!
    Now your new arrangements are just so pretty! I love seeing your creative labors!!!
    Thanks for the visit today!!! your name makes me smile when I see it...and I can't wait to read what you say!

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  21. I love your flowers in the white milk pitcher. I will be on vacation next week and must miss your party. I showed almost all of my cloches at your first party. I hope it is a big success.

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  22. It's really hot here too...and humid, but darn, I still hate to see summer go. I just love the laid back feel of summertime and the longer days.

    The old phone is amazing! I don't think I have ever seen one like that. It's a real treasure.

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  23. So glad you're having another cloche party ! Now what to put under mine for fall? Hmmmmm. I've got to give this some thought !

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  24. Like your transition... very nice


    TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

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  25. hey...I am now shamelessly promoting your cloche party too!!! I just snooped all over your whole blog...again....and realized I have several things that I could be using as a cloche!!! count me in...your button is on my blog...and I have started snapping photos already!

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  26. Marty, Strange, I was just wanting to put the sign for your cloche party at the top of my blog, but I could not remember the date.

    Happy Monday.
    Barbara

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  27. Hi Marti,
    I am so loving the fall cloche and getting everything at the dollar store is wonderful! I can't believe how hot it still is there. I am hoping for warm but not that warm when we visit in October. This weekend we only had highs in the mid-sixties. Talk about feeling like fall, maybe we could trade some I'll take some of your warm and you take some of my cool! LOL, I am like Debbie and feeling a little cloche impaired right now. Hugs, Cindy

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  28. Marty the cloche is beautiful - you really have a knack for this! Love the fall colors. Hope you get some cooler weather soon. We've finally gotten our "cold front" not supposed to be above 97 all week! And Saturday morning it was actually 72 degrees (for about an hour lol) Hugs, Kat

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  29. Happy Monday to you my Dear friend..Love that phone but then you do I would...Yes I have been fooling around with my Cloche's and even came up with a new one to make to do a show -n- tell with ha ha!! May you have a GREAT day Marty...oh girl it was 91 yesterday and I was dying and your telling me 113...WOW!! Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  30. Hi Marty!

    Everything looks wonderful as always! Leaves were falling yesterday and the air was a little brisk, just a wonderful day. So now I am really in the mood to decorate my cloches ;) I will schedule my post as I will be out of town so hopefully all will go well ~ I would hate to miss it ;)

    Take care my friend,
    Sharon

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  31. Great and Thrifty. Love the cloche.
    I hope you will come by for a visit.
    Cheri
    Its So Very Cheri

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  32. Great dollar tree finds! I think I will have to pay them a visit.

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  33. Happy Monday Marty,
    What a beautiful Fall arrangement in your cloche. I'm so ready for the cooler months too. Can't wait for your Cloche Party...sounds like tons of fun!

    Blessings,
    ♥Ana

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  34. Pretty, Marty! You are really getting ready for fall. I can't get into it this early, so I probably won't put out my little white pumpkins until October, but I'll be sure and come by to see your party post.

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  35. Morning!!! Well you know my favorite is the cloche,right? All your photos are sooo pretty! Hope this finds you well,talk soon! btw,glad you liked Johns things!!

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  36. I, too, am cloche impaired! I love the phone. You have made a great start for fall. We are only supposed to make a high of 75, today. Sounds like fall to me!
    Paula

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  37. I, too, am cloche impaired! I love the phone. You have made a great start for fall. We are only supposed to make a high of 75, today. Sounds like fall to me!
    Paula

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  38. I, too, am cloche impaired! I love the phone. You have made a great start for fall. We are only supposed to make a high of 75, today. Sounds like fall to me!
    Paula

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  39. This is beautiful! You have inspired me for some fall decorating!

    Jane

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  40. Very pretty cloche Marty! Love the Fall time of year for home decor'.
    It's all so warm and lovely.

    I can't wait for your wonderful cloche party my friend! The last one was such a huge success and this one will be even more so!

    ~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

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  41. That phone is so neat! I also have one of those shoe forms in as child size. I'm looking forward to the cloche party.


    Debbie

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  42. I'm looking forward to fall right along side you, Marty! 99 for us expected today!

    Your website is so pretty...just like you.

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  43. Marty, your computer area is great...I know you will enjoy it.

    I am really looking forward to the cloche party.....I have some new ideas!!

    Hugs, Barb :-)

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  44. Hi Marty....well your optimistic about fall being right around the corner....I can't imagine heat in the triple digits....Never been to the east coast? You need to make a trip in October to the northeast....no place prettier in the fall....Williamsburg is great and would be terrific in cooler weather, we hit 90 degree temps the day we were there and it was just too hot....that's why you didn't see many people in the pictures....

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  45. Hi Marty,
    You always do a beautiful job with your cloches and vignettes! I admire you for "thinking cool! 113 degrees??? Oh my! It was in the 50's here last night ... wish I could bottle some rain and cooler weather and send it your way!

    Bill
    P.S. I like your blog background! Very tasteful ... ;)

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  46. Wow...I can't even imagine what 113degrees feels like! Love your fall look...great idea moving your computer out to where all the action is. :-)
    Susan

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  47. I love your fall cloche you added to your buffet. I am SO ready for fall myself. I got some of the little glass pumpkins at Dollar Tree too that I'm looking forward to setting out.

    Have a wonderful week!

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  48. Oh dear. When I go to the dollar tree I just stand and look and think "what on earth can I do with that!" And look at what YOU created! Just beautiful and very FALL! I love it!
    My computer is pretty much in the thick of things too. What I like the most is that I can cook and blog:) What a cute desk you have!

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  49. I love your decor in the cloche!! I need to hit up the dollar store.

    Cece

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  50. The Dollar store huh? I will have to head over there very cute stuff! I just love cloches though!!! Traci

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  51. Marty,
    Are the cloches all supposed to be fall decor??

    thanks

    barbara jean

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  52. The vignette is so timeless. The pieces are so different, shiny china, wood with such a beautiful patina on it, the metal inkwells. Just a great combination.

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  53. We're having fall weathere -- quite unusual for August!

    Your fall decorations look super and I'm sure make you feel cooler!

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  54. 5 stars Marty! I can't wait for your party either, do not let me miss it. thanks for coming by.

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  55. Marty, you are definitely the Cloche Queen. That cloche looks so pretty. My computer is the kitchen also. I've tried to consider moving it some place less in the middle of things, and I'm afraid I'd be too lonvely, so it stays where it is. But I don't have a pretty fall cloche to inspire me. laurie

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  56. Wow! Everything looks so great, Marty! Your blog looks fabulous too, how did I miss that? I am laughing at your need to bring in the fall fast! 113 degrees, really? I think I would totally melt!

    I have GOT to get me a cloche! I am still the only one in blogland without one.

    ~Misti

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  57. dont' get too excited...I have no cloche creativity!!! lol

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  58. You are great advertising for the cloche party,very inspiring Marty.I love it,very fall like.There you are happy to see fall arrive and I sure don't blame you.Then there is me,thinking,summer stay...not that I mind fall but it's the season following fall that I worry about. brrr.... hugs always,cyndi

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  59. Great location for your computer, Marty! You can really multitsak now. Love your Fall cloche!...Christine

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  60. What a cute (and thrifty) fall vignette. I can't wait for the party!

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  61. I love cloches myself and your turned out great.

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  62. Boo Hoo I don't have a cloche and wonder how that happened and I love your Autumn one, it is just lovely. Guess I better go shopping.

    The Raggedy Girl

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  63. Hello Dearheart...

    Just wanted to drop by to say hello and see what you've been up to! Ohhh Girl, I just love your Autumn cloche and pretty vignette!!! It's gorgeous!!! I'm soooo looking forward to getting my Autumn decor out and going but I have been wanting to do an all white tablescape for a few weeks and I'm just now getting to it...so I'll get started with Fall next week! I'm so ready too...I love Autumn...it's my favorite season! I'm so sorry that you're having such hot and dry weather! Autumn is already making its way into Colorado...it's actually to chilly to open the door and windows early in the morning...have to wait for it to warm up a bit to do that! Sooo...I'm sending some of this cool breeze down your way, my friend!!! Hehe!

    I'm really looking forward to your upcoming Cloche Party...hope I can get some new things going by then...I'm so slow, Girl! Hehe! I'm going to put your button on my sidebar now!!! Your last cloche party was such a success...I just know that this next one will be even better!!!

    Love you, Darlin'!
    Chari

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  64. Just dropping by to say hello. Love your pitcher, your phone, and your cloche; especially your cloche! Have a wonderful week.
    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  65. Love your sweet autumn decorations and thanks for reminding me about the cloche party. I will get a button now! This is one of my favorite blog parties because I LOVE CLOCHES!

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