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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Step by Step to Decorating with Cloches

Sometimes you have to try a lot of different things to get the look that you want.  I have a bunch of cloches and some wonderful Marble and Fabrege eggs that I want to use in a display for Easter on the dining room buffet.


First up I got out my Mr and Mrs Bunny and then arranged my eggs under a variety of cloches and on several different pedestals.  This just didn't do what I wanted, so - - - - - - -



 I removed the bunny's and added back the silver pitcher with feathers that I had.  That didn't do it either.


Next I added another cloche with one of my lovely southern belles.  Since I have two on corbels on each side of the picture in the dining room, I thought maybe this would work and tie things together.


Isn't she lovely and such a pretty cloche.


 I really like this southern belle too.  However, this cloche arrangement just isn't what I want either.


 Ok, so I removed the table runner, used a gold charger and a Fabrege egg plate on the stand and placed the eggs in different arrangements under the cloches.


 I also added a ginger jar with a feather arrangement for some additional texture and interest.


 Three brown marble eggs under this cloche.


 This cloche is so special to me.  The cloche and dish were made by my friend Mary Ellen at
Mary's Meanderings and given to me as a gift when I first met her 2 yrs. ago.  It always takes center stage in any of my displays.


One of my Fabrege eggs.


Another Fabrege egg.


It still looked like something was missing and then I remembered my Bunny picture.


Now I like it.  The picture was the finishing touch.


Love this frame and the bunnies are just way toooooooooo cute.






Sometimes you just have to play with a lot of different things before you find something that you like and works for you.  

Don't forget this wonderful Egg-xellent Spring Party.  I will be leading things off with a "Cloche Party" on 3/13.  So get those cloches all dressed up and let's party.

Also, don't forget to enter my Shabby Apple $50 Gift Certificate giveaway.  Click on pic on my sidebar.

I am linking to the following parties:

Alison at The Polohouse for Visions of Vignettes
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
Jen at Tatertots and Jello for the Weekend Wrap-up Party 
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special


48 comments:

  1. Your cloches look so pretty, Marty! But then, they always do!

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  2. Your eggs are just too wonderful.
    What lovely keepsakes.

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  3. What a pretty design. You created a great look with some patience.

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  4. What wonderful pictures. I love the cloches and eggs but you have absolutely gorgeous eggs, I just have ostrich eggs * smile *. Should we change ...... I am just kidding.

    Hugs
    Elna

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  5. Oh, Marty, the cloches are gorgeous!
    I love what you came up with and the eggs are so beautiful! The little bunny picture is just so pretty!
    What a stunning display!

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  6. OMGOSH, Marty! That is so nice of you to go through the process of making something look perfect. Had you just shown the last picture first a lot of people would never understand that you didn't just put everything all together on the first try. It is perfect and you are right- the bunny picture is the perfect finishing touch. xo Diana

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  7. I love your eggs but the cloches I adore. You know me Marty I love cloches!!!! I getting quite a collection.

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  8. I feel so much better to see that you, who I consider "Queen of Cloches", sometimes struggles with them! LOL I know that I always struggle.
    That being said, you definitely got it Marty. This display is gorgeous!

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  9. Of course you already know I love your egg collection, Marty. Beautiful vignettes and great cloch ideas...Christine

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  10. Love your cloches, Marty, and the eggs are lovely! Wonderful arrangement and thanks for sharing all your steps getting there.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  11. So cute! I love all those beautiful eggs. Maybe you'll inspire me to get started with my Easter decorations. It'll be her before we know it!

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  12. Marty, your vignette is so lovely! The Faberge eggs are so pretty and the bunny picture was the perfect touch.

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  13. You got it just right, Marty! The arrangement looks great. Wow - those Faberge eggs are something to behold! Take care.

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  14. Yes, the bunny picture was the final touch to a beautiful display

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  15. Marty your displays always look so beautiful! I've seen so many out here with that bird cloche, I love it and really need to find one!

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  16. Marty,
    This vignette is exquisite! I think the WoW factor came when you let the beauty of the wood show by removing the runner! That bunny print is stunning! You are such a dear to inspire us with reminding us not to give up!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  17. Marti, once you added the bunny picture it all came together. I love it. Smiles to you,Susie(She Junks)

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  18. Wow, what pretty eggs. I love your bunny picture and your cloches are beautiful. Very nice!

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  19. Marty, you always have such beautiful vignettes. Your eggs are gorgeous!

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  20. Looks great Marty! Great photo in front of a window too!

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  21. That really looks good. However, I liked all of your vignettes! I have to do that too. I rarely get it right the first time. Ha!

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  22. It all came together so nicely! I love the bunny picture!

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  23. I just love how it all came together. All of your cloches are just beautiful. I love the ones with the birds on top. Just stunning.

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  24. Your cloches are amazing. I am now in the mood for Easter. Thanks so much!

    Paula

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  25. Tweaking is what it is all about. I can never get my dining table right. Sometime please talk about photographing them, that is the real challenge for me. hugs, olive

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  26. So pretty. I really love the gold ones.

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  27. Beautiful vignettes....your eggs are so pretty :o)
    ~Des

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  28. That was so fun to watch you put together. I loved all the difference you made with your tweaking. I'm learning every day to be a better tweaker!

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  29. Sometimes you just have to "work" with a vignette -- but then when it's perfect you know it -- and you hit a home run!

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  30. Beautiful cloches Marty! Everything inside them is so pretty, specially the eggs. Can't wait for your party and thanks for the inspiration! Hugs,
    FABBY

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  31. Your cloches are just perfect Marty, love the eggs on stands under the cloches. I must get my cloche ready for the party. Thanks for inspiring me and as always I learn from you.

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  32. HI Marty,
    You are so right the bunny picture was the perfect top off.....for an already lovely tabletop. Very nice and elegant as well.

    also loved your swan on the coffee table, she is beautiful!!

    Blessings, Nellie

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  33. Perfect for Easter and spring!

    Stopping by from The Polohouse Favorites on the First.

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  34. they ARE magical aren't they!?!

    love them and happy to find you over at the polo house today. come visit anytime.

    michele

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  35. Marty sus decoraciones son preciosas, le cuento que yo hasta ahorita estoy incursionando en esto, pero a mí también me cuesta a veces decidir dónde y cómo se ven y armonizan mejor las cosas. Saludos desde Costa Rica.

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  36. Marty this is a beautiful vignette. I like how you played with it and showed the different stages as you chose items from your home to add to it. I am following you now. Have a great evening. Pamela

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  37. Your cloches look lovely.

    - The Tablescaper

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  38. Marty, of course your vignette would include cloches. I'm still looking for a cloche that will work for me. Now I'm thinking I want one for my scale. I saw someone use a cloche on one side of her scale. it was terrific.

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  39. I would say you are the queen of cloches Marty. LOVE those eggs, they are beautiful!

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  40. You are the Queen of Cloches! That's a lovely display and LOVE the bunny print. There's a large one that I've seen on some blogs and I've been looking since forever for one.

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  41. Yes, sometimes you just have to work with something for a while until you get it like you want. I think you ended up with the best vignette. I like using cloches, too, and I love that bunny picture.

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  42. Frames and eggs different designs and colors are look so innovative.It look so different and creative things for the decorations.

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  43. You cloche vignette is so pretty Marty!
    The eggs are a wonderful collection! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

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  44. Hi Marty ... Love your cloches and your arrangements. Can't have too many glass cloches. I love the little bunny picture and will be on the look-out for one.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z.
    Timeless Treasures

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  45. Hi Marty ... Love your cloches and your arrangements. Can't have too many glass cloches. I love the little bunny picture and will be on the look-out for one.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z.
    Timeless Treasures

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  46. Hi Marty! I love how you led us through the process of redecorating an area. It is the same thing I do. It's all trial and error until it feels just right. Everything is so pretty! Thank you so much for joining us at TTF this week! Have a fantastic day!

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  47. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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