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Friday, September 4, 2009

Cloche Party Just One Week Away-Sneak Peek



I am so excited, just one week from today is our next "Cloche Party". Next Friday the 11th of Sept. is the big day. Now I know many of you have already been creating fabulous eye candy for us all to drool over. Just a few reminders that you don't have to have a cloche. You can use an apothecary jar, birdcage, large vase or whatever you want that you can decorate inside. That's the whole idea and what makes it such fun is that everyone has so many different kinds of containers and such creativity that it just boggles your mind.

I wanted to do a little fall decorating in my birdie/bell cloche, but I didn't want the yellow and orange colors, so I cut some leaves off the purple plum tree in the backyard, used a cream colored pumpkin and some gourds and fall leaves from the Dollar Tree and spray painted them with some gold paint I already had.


The gold paint made the plastic gourd all bumpy. I thought that was neat.


I put one of the small pumpkins that I spray painted in with this arrangement and left the plastic cream pumpkin like it was.


The ceramic pumpkins sitting on the buffet also came from the Dollar Tree. I like the look of the arrangement. I stuck a couple of feathers in the arrangement also.


You don't have to spend a lot of money to make something that's really fun and decorative. This same arrangement would have worked great for an apothecary jar or vase. Use your imagination and have some fun. I just can't wait to see what all you guys come up with.

26 comments:

  1. Can't wait for the party! I've been gathering this and that since the last one to inspire me. I remember once Robert tried to give me a big feather when he was here one day. And I kind of jumped back and didn't take it. Now I'm wishing I had! Robert, where's that feather I now so desperately want to arrange in a cloche?
    Brenda

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  2. I'll be in The Netherlands on Sept. 11 but hope to have my post ready to go. We leave in two days and I haven't taken my photos yet! Yikes!

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  3. I am very excited about it already, Marty. I have so many ideas swirling around in my head and will take most of my pics on Monday.

    This will be fun!!!!

    Barb :-)

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  4. i love yours Marty so pretty!and the one with the bird on top adorable....i cant think of anything these days Marty, but i'll try for the party...have a great long weekend my friend and thanks for always coming to visit me! you are one sweet lady...xoxo.

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  5. How Pretty! I got my Fall things out today and have drawn a blank. Orange and yellow does not go well with my things either, so need to paint or do something. Yours looks great!
    Have a happy & safe weekend.

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  6. Hi Marty,
    You just have the knack! These look awesome! I found a cheesekeeper and a cute plate and I'm working on one! Have a great Labor Day week-end, Hugs, Cindy

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  7. Hi Marty,

    I am so excited about the party and have taken most of my pictures already. I wasn't in the last party, but saw some of the cloches and just fell in love with the whole idea of creating under glass. It has been a great experience and I am so anxious to see what all of you special gals think!! ;-)

    I really like the ideas you put together for your cloche and table vignette. Were the small pumpkins and gourds real?? I am wondering why they got bumpy like that after you painted them... I love the gold leaves. I will have to look at the fall decorations at Dollar Tree. So far I have been picking up little things at my drugstores.

    Wishing you and your family a wonderful & safe holiday weekend, Marty!!

    xoxo
    Janie

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  8. yea sure...tease the clochingly challenged with how easy you make it look!!!
    tsk....mumble...
    maybe I will try to combine FF with my cloche entry...so I can do both...hmmmmm this is going to take some fancy thinkin....I wonder if my greenhouse counts as a cloche...it is clear and I do decorate the inside.....lol
    I have an idea...yep...I just got it!
    thanks for the visit...and the tease/example of some cloches!

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  9. Hi Marty,
    This is absolutely beautiful! I love the warm earth colors you've used and all the rich textures. I'm looking forward to seeing what your party participants create ... I know it's going to be grand!

    Bill

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  10. MArty Glad I could provide you with a little eye candy! ALso so glad you stopped by for a little visit. HEard Arizona got a bit of rain lately, hope you did too! HAve a nice holiday weekend, Sue

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  11. Marty, Love what you did" in or under of where ever" with the cloches. I need to get busy and start moving roosters, so I can do cloches. These special parties keep me from getting lazy. Hope things are good at your house.
    Have a great day.

    Barbara

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  12. Marty - These look lovely. I am working on a few ideas for my three new ones I bought several weeks ago. Thanks so much for all the creative ideas you share with all of us. Have a great weekend.

    Charla

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  13. love the idea of the cloche party. I finally just got one a couple weeks ago.. after looking around for quite awhile.. You would think as popular as they are that they would be easier to find!
    I missed the sign up for your party,, but I'm marking my calander and planning on posting something on the 11th anyways.. and if its ok, I will post your badge as well!
    have a sweet day!
    vivian

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  14. What a fun arrangement. I love the feathers. Your glass bird cloche has captured my heart.
    I will be photographing my pictures this weekend.

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  15. I love your collection of cloches...

    I just put up a new post. If you get a chance, stop by and say hi!
    Have a great weekend,
    Aimee

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  16. How pretty!
    I'm getting excited for the party!

    Have a good Labor Day. ~Melissa :)

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  17. Beautiful way to celebrate fall.

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  18. HI MARTY,
    I HAD A LITTLE COMPUTER TIME AND I JUST WANTED TO DROP BY AND SAY HI....SO GLAD I DID. I LOVE YOUR BIRD/BELL CLOCHE....EVERYTHING IS SO BEAUTIFUL.
    I DON'T GET OUT SO IT IS WONDERFUL TO SEE ALL THE BEAUTY.
    ANGEL HUGS
    debbie

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  19. Lovely ideas, and you are right, decorating does not have to be expensive!

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  20. Hi Marty, so good to hear from you again. I still don't have a cloche but I see now that I don't have to have one so.... my creative juices are starting to flow! Hopefully I'll get to join in the fun! Have a great Labor Day! Hugs! Luanne

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  21. This is exciting!! I can't wait to find new ideas. What a fantastic idea for a party link up. :)

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  22. PS. I am so enjoying your blog! You have a NEW follower. :)

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  23. Oh Marty, these are beautiful girl. I've had "major" computer problems this past week.. I'm talking major girl.. thankfully, the laptop is up once again. all previous pictures of the cloche's are gone, retaken and uploaded,yes... I'm getting ready for the party... can't wait.. Hope you're having a super Labor Day Weekend..hugs ~lynne~

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  24. Hi Marty,

    Love what you did here with the cloche. Very beautiful. And the plates and corbels add such a great interest to your wall... Love it!

    Have a good week
    Kitty

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  25. Marty, this looks amazing. You are the best cloche decorator! I can't wait to see what you will do for the party. laurie

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