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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Kitchen Cloches

I have been playing with my kitchen cloches again.  (Can't seem to quit.)  I am also trying to think up a lot of new vignettes for the March Spring and Easter Cloche Party.  Just click on the button on my sidebar and you will find the details for a whole week of parties by some fabulous ladies with wonderful blogs.





So I don't have any spring cloches today, but I did redo the three that I have in the kitchen.



My kitchen is not only the center of the home, mine is literally in the center of my house.  It is completely open to the familyroom and breakfast area and there is a large doorway opening it to the dining and living areas, so you can pretty much see the entire living spaces of the house from the kitchen.  I spend a lot of time there and so I tire of all the decor really fast, and I just plain like to play and change things up.

The island is in constant use.  I always have a vignette of some kind on this one corner.  This is my largest cloche, and I have never used it in the kitchen.  I already had this vignette, but I found that the cloche would fit  perfectly over the frenchy farmer and his cow friend.  My daughter gave me this cloche last year for Christmas.  It measures 17" tall x 14" across the bottom.  Huge and fabulous.


This is the rooster that always makes me giggle.  Doesn't he look like he is so proud throwing his head back and crowing his loudest.


The light was bouncing off the glass so bad, I couldn't get a good shot.  Just my fabulous frenchy farmer, a beautiful white cow and a little egg bucket with a tiny plant.  I layed a couple of wheat snippets beside the farmer for fun.


As we look at the back counters, the left side holds a grouping of pig items. I am not a pig collector, but they say if you have 3 of anything it is a collection, well this is all of my pigs and there are 3, so maybe it is a collection.


The cloche holds a little DT pig, some corn, moss and a bottle of different kinds of kernels and seeds.


The right side of the stove has a couple of other vignettes that are always fun to play with.


This vignette is really a working one.  I use all of this stuff every day.  Oils, salt and pepper grinders, can opener and cutting board.  Of course I love having them all contained on the Butter Slab.  The little rooster picture just adds a little charm to the area.


This corner changes constantly.  I am surprised that it has been here for over a week.  Wow, good for me.  Love this neat basket and love the silver and transferware together.


The left side of the counter is the longest section of counter and one I use a lot.  I still like to play with fun vignettes.  I did the needlepoint "Give Us This Day" sampler over 35 yrs. ago.  The corner has a demi-john, bottle carrier with fun things and the scale with a frenchy pitcher holding some flatware.


I really like this cakestand, the finish matches my rooster one so well and it is so fun to have something pretty when I have some fresh baked goodies to put under it.  Right now it has faux fruit and cheese.


That's it, a tour of the kitchen this week.  It may all change again by next week.


Thanks so much for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits.  

There is so much concern about the GFC going away and like you I really don't want to lose my followers, I love your visits and I want to be able to follow you also.  I have several ways on my sidebar for you to follow, so if you havn't clicked to follow me yet, I hope you will.  Just pick your favorite on the side bar and let me know so I can follow you also.  

I am linking to the following parties:
Jill at French Cupboard for Voila!French Inspiration on Thursdays 
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Alison at Stuff and Nonsense for Friday's Unfolded
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday
Heather and Vanessa at At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday 
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday

41 comments:

  1. Those are perfect vignettes for your cloches, Marty! I love the farmer, the cow and the little plant, especially!

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  2. Marty I love your farm themed cloches and can't wait for the spring party.

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  3. Well, they are adorable Marty. You have such cute displays indeed.

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  4. Marty~
    I always love your vignettes, you have such a wonderful knack for it. Your cloche collection is beautiful! Thanks for sharing! xo ~Liz

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  5. Marty, I just love the way that you play with your cloches and vignettes! You always have such wonderful displays!

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  6. Marty, where did you get that beautiful cake stand...I love it! You probably have shown before, but sometimes, well...you know, I forget!!

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  7. Looks like I better be getting some ideas going!
    I love your little farmer.

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  8. The farmer and wheat are sublime together. You are the queen of cloches and wheat for me sweetie. I did not know what a cloche was before you and now I have ten and did not pay more than ten dollars for any of them and .33 cents for three large ones! xoxo, olive

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  9. I always love how your creativity shines through with your cloche designs! You inspire me to rearrange mine. :) Can't wait until the party! I'm going to put a holiday party category up on our party link page, I'll make sure to put yours up right away to share with our readers!

    Heather

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  10. Marty, I just love your cloche designs!!! You always do such a fabulous job!
    Very, very pretty!

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  11. Marty all of yours are just beautiful. Since meeting you, I have a few now and I am looking forward to the party. Thanks for the inspiration and have a wonderful day, Gail

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  12. You have so many pretty country french style vignettes in your kitchen. That cake dish is and the other one with the pig under it are my fav's. Love that butter mold too. I have the cheese mold, but would like to get the butter one someday.

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  13. Marty, you are inspirational to me changing your kitchen vignettes. You have a way with describing items that makes me think and makes me want to keep reading.

    You are a great encourager to all your readers and how you visit everyone that links up every Tuesday is incredible. I appreciate your encouragement.

    I am looking forward to the spring cloche party.

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  14. I love the pig "collection". So cute.

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  15. Your kitchen is lovely - the roosters are so cute, love your farmer and I especially have my eye on your cake plate - love it. Your cupboard handles are so unique - actually I think I would love to have your whole kitchen - can i move in :-) ??

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  16. Marty you are the queen of cloches!! I love them all but my fav is the one with the little pig!

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  17. I love your cloche with the little farmer guy in it! So cute. Don't you hate it when you have a cloche all planned out and then it doesn't fit!!!! That happens to me a lot. XO Cindy

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  18. You always come up with the best ideas for cloches! That's why you're the "cloche queen of BlogLand!"
    Brenda

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  19. Lovely cloche vignettes....love the one with the little farmer and red tin pail :o)
    ~Des

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  20. Would you believe I had never heard of a cloche until I started reading your blog? I asked my hubby for one for Christmas and he came through...in 2010. And would you believe I have yet to put anything in it???? I can't seem to find the right spot for it or the right thing(s) to place inside. I need to work on that this week!

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  21. So creative and pretty. I need to go back and take another look. I have not redone my cloches in a long time - maybe this Spring.
    I tried working on my blog today (again) and had to stop I got so frustrated.

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  22. You create the cloche vignettes so well...I so love your great collection above your cabinetry!!..So many interesting and beautiful things!

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  23. Your vignettes are always so charming, I love your kitchen!
    Karee

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  24. I love how your cloches seem to tell their own little story. You are so creative!

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  25. I love the cloche vignette on the island! And I really enjoyed the tour of all of the vignettes in your kitchen...very charming. Unfortunately, I can completely relate to the part about how it might all be different next week. ;)
    I was a GFC follower, but since I'm a wordpress blogger, I'm now following on linky followers.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

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  26. Good Morning Marty,
    Oh gosh I love that cloche with the piggy and the cow!
    Everything look so fresh and new, you amaze me with your talents!
    I am really looking forward to seeing you and all the gang soon!
    It's been a long winter here.
    Hugs friend,
    Cindy
    Oh and I will add your party link to my blog...love that idea!

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  27. Marty you are truly the queen of cloche! Just love all you do, keep doing it ! Have a happy Vday. J o Ann

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  28. I did a post about cloches a while ago, and meant to be on the lookout for some, but then totally forgot! I'm glad you reminded me...I love yours!
    Stacy

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  29. Hi Marty, Your cloches are always so pretty and creative. The farmer and cow are wonderful. I am looking forward to your cloche party in March.
    Thanks for joining the Open House party this week. Hugs, Sherry

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  30. Marty, I love your cloche vignettes! I need to get ready for the party! I'm going to put it on my sidebar, so I don't forget!
    Have a great day,
    Debbie

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  31. Marty, you win!! You are the best cloche decorator ever! They are always awesome and beyond great!!

    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  32. These are so cute! They make me smile just to look at. Great job!

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  33. Hi Marty, This is the first time at your blog and I am your newest follower! I just love how you decorated your kitchen. I just had new maple cupboards put in and will have fun doing some of the things to make it look so inviting. Thank you for sharing.
    Nancy

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  34. Hi Marty,I'm loving all the spring touches in your lovely kitchen! Whenever I see cloches in the store, I always think about you and how beautifully you decorate them:) Love the special touches you gave under each cloche... the vignette with the frenchy farmer and the proud rooster looking down upon the farmer is my favorite and the frechy wire basket filled with all the goodies looks sooo lovely on your counter! Thanks for inspiring us today! Have a wonderful weekend!Hugs~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  35. Well, I love each of the little vignettes! It's so funny, my favorite is the "working one". There is just something wonderfully pleasing to me to see our everyday items that we used displayed like art! Thank you for joining TTF and have a fabulous weekend!

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  36. Just love your kitchen. Great vignettes with the cloches. ;)

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  37. Your vignettes and cloche arrangements are always so charming! Love the farmer cloche! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

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  38. I love your different material and items you used in your cloches! They look great. I love the little piggy!

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  39. Your farm them is wonderful. Sending Hugs and happy weekend wishes. xo

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  40. Oh, fantastic!! A spring set of parties! I am full of ideas for spring! Can't wait! Your cloches look great! I love them anytime of the year too. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  41. Hey I am having cloche envy-where can I purchase some-I adore them so and have looked @flea markets, yard sales, thrift stores, antique stores-any ideas please redtrucktravels@hotmail.com

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