Saturday, February 2, 2013

What Is A "Cloche"

Every time we have a "Cloche Party" I get all kinds of emails from some of you saying you really don't know how to find a cloche or how to decorate with one.  Well, we use the word "cloche" for our parties very loosely.  We include apothecary jars, hurricanes, birdcages, cake and cheese domes and just about anything we can dream up to decorate inside and under and call it a "cloche".  So look around, I am sure you have something that qualifies.  Now it can be glass, metal, iron, wicker, chicken wire and Lord knows what, but it will work.

Now for those that say they can't figure out how to use one, here are a few really, really simple ones that I have used in vignettes in the past.  Maybe this will help give you some ideas.

You can't get any easier than a hurrican filled with corks next to a wine basket display.  So use your hurricanes and figure out something to put inside and create a vignette using it.

 My favorite  rooster cloche and my pigs.  Super easy too.  I know you can do this.

 This is my second favorite cloche, it is huge and I can put half the house under it.    Again, super easy with just a little farmer figurine, a cow and a bucket of green foliage.

 My cake dome holding some fruit and cheese.

 A small silver dish holding a faux cupcake under the cloche.

 My rooster cloche holding a glass pitcher filled with antique silverware.

 How about a cheese dome filled with apples.

 Ok, a big hurrican with coffee beans, a gold pumpkin and pearl sprig.

This was actually an outdoor lantern and came with a glass insert to shield the candle from the wind, however, with the glass removed, it became a cloche.  I have filled this with all kinds of things.

So think outside the box and figure out what you have to use as a "Cloche" and join the party.  Can't wait to see your imagination at work.

Don't forget, mark your calendars for Feb.11th.  Our Cloche Party will replace Table Top Tuesday for that week.

I am joining the following parties:

 Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
  Classy Clutter for Spotlight Saturday
  Be Different Act Normal for Show and Tell Saturday
Tammy @ One More Time for Share It One More Time
Danielle @ Silver Pennies for Silver Pennies Sunday
Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life for Sunny Simple Sundays
Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up Tues.
Deborah @ Green Willow Pond for What We Accomplished Wednesday

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  1. woooohoooooooo..

    I've been waiting for this cause as of Christmas I was no longer "Clochless in NC" lol..

    I better get some pics while the suns out today so I'll be ready..

    ps- added it to my sidebar.. I hope lots of folks come and play:)

  2. I am loving that rooster, chicken and darling tray. You always have such lovely vignettes. I have not done a cloche either. I am always afraid of that much glass in my house. It is crazy around here. But I love the one with the wine corks.

  3. You have got the prettiest cloches, Marty! I saw three cheese domes at Goodwill last time I was there. I didn't buy any, but thrift stores are a great place to find something inexpensively.

  4. Dear Marty, I'm so inspired by you, the great lady of cloches, the one that taught me about decorating with the, as before you, I just thought they were good enough covering a cake, some other food, While I love all yours, I think I'll copy you the one with the little plant and figurine in the large cloche. I also adore the cute piggies one! Thank you and can't wait!! Enjoy your weekend.

  5. You have the prettiest cloches Marty and always have them displayed beautifully!!

  6. Very beautiful, inspiring and informative post, Marty. Many thanks for sharing with us.

  7. Thank you SO much for this 'Cloches for Dummies' post, I really didn't have a clue as to what they were or how to use them. Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. Oh boy, this will be a fun party with great inspiration from all of your beautiful displays of cloches. Hope I can get may creative thoughts flowing and join in on the fun.

  9. Oh they are all so lovely ! I would like to have things like this displayed but with the cat and dog well wouldn't last long lol ! Oh well I display other types of pretties here lol ! Thanks for sharing you wonderful work with us lovely to see ! Have a good day !

  10. Love them Mary and I bought a new cloche about a week ago, still in the bag waiting for Marty's party!

  11. You have a great collection Marty! And your parties are always filled with so much inspiration! Looking forward the one on the 11th.

    Have a great day.

  12. Hi Marty! I love your style of decorating with the cloches. I finally found a store that sells them, so come pay day I'll be buying one or two. Thanks for sharing your ideas on decorating with them. I think it's fantastic!

  13. Marty,
    I adore all of your cloches, dear friend!!!
    Looking forward to another one of your fabulous Cloche Parties!!!
    Great inspirations always abound @ A Stroll Thru Life!!!

  14. I can't wait for the party. You are the one that introduced me to Cloche-ing (if that is a word). I have a new one I can't wait to use. I can't even come close to the beautiful vignettes you put together with your cloches. Love seeing them. Hugs, Karie

  15. I love them all, but the farmer and the cow is favorite!!!

  16. I think that your site was the first place I ever saw or heard of a cloche. I had to google it!! You make everything look so darn easy and have shown many things I would have never thought of using. Maybe I'll look around and see what I can come up with for the party. Thanks Marty!

  17. Marty, it's always fun to see what you add to your cloches. I look forward to the next party.

  18. All of those lovely cloches! I want one too!

  19. I love cloches, although I've yet to own one. I'll live vicariously through all of your beauties.


  20. Very creative ideas for 'cloche' fillers Marty. I'll have to get busy and create some for the party.

  21. You create the most awesome cloche vignette. My caldendar is marked!

  22. Beautiful cloches! I really need to get myself one or several. Love how you've filled them up! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays!

  23. You are so creative Marty. I love every one of your cloche vignettes. I have an old lamp part I turned into a cloche. I'm going to get it out and start playing around with it. I'd love it if you linked this to my new linky party, "What We've Accomplished Wednesdays."

    Have a great weekend!

  24. So inspirational, Marty. The different cloches are beautiful. Thanks for the info too :) ~Pernilla

  25. I love cloches, much to my husband's chagrin! He hates them. He says I put everything under glass, lol. My famous line to him is, "I'm going to put your head under glass!" ;-)