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Thursday, September 10, 2009

9/11/09...CLOCHE PARTY and a SWEET SURPRISE...

This is the only cloche that I own....well, I DO have 2 more but they are the same...well, they are different sizes but none of the three are pretty.
HOWEVER...I did want to play with all of ya'll at the CLOCHE PARTY,
She has some beautiful ones...including a WIRE Cloche that I have to add to my MOST WANTED LIST...
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A SWEET SURPRISE....all the way from CANADA

My postman, once again, rang my doorbell and this box from CANADA was resting in my porch swing.

It was a surprise from JUDI at CRANBERRY BLOSSOM



OOO, three of the most beautiful bunches of dried flowers I've ever seen...
lavender...and yarrow....and I'm not sure what the other is...?
but I AM sure that they all are BEAUTIFUL...

I couldn't wait to get out my favorite jute twine and get all three hung...

Aren't they just lovely !!
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Thank you so much, Judi...I JUST LOVE THEM !!


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SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 was such a black day for all of us.
I will be thankful until my dying day for PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH and his strong support and caring way he handled the tragic event. To have such a deeply caring and strong Christian leading us, will always be a blessing that I will never take for granted, nor ever forget....
PLEASE PRAY WITH ME that this sort of terrible thing NEVER happens again to our
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA....LAND OF THE FREE.

47 comments:

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Hey! Nothin' wrong with that. I think it's cute as all get out.
That's all you need to join in..and I love that tableware by the way...with your new tablecloth...OMG! Lovely!

Bill said...

Hi BJ,
Your "sweet surprise" was lovely indeed! Your header, with its timely reminder of tragedy, loss, and patriotism, is beautiful ... and so moving and meaningful.

Thank you so much for your visit and your thoughtful remarks on my caged bird post. You always know exactly what to say to make everyone feel special and cared for. Thank you for your kindness.

Warmest regards,
Bill

Blondie's Journal said...

You did good, BJ! And made me want to snack!! Have you ever dipped pretzels in whipped cream cheese? Don't! You will be addicted!! Try it...

You asked about the winners of the Ugly Rooster thing and I replied under my own comments. My mind is going in 1000 places right now, but you can go there or go to the blog before the cloche post and I have the winners.

And I love your tribute to the events of 9/11 and your support for our President at the time.

xoxo
Jane

Kathleen said...

That's as cute as can be..
And the flowers look so sweet hanging...Love your sunny flatware too!

God bless America..and I will NEVER forget 9/11...

Stacey said...

Your flowers are beautiful and you have the perfect place to hang them!

Kathleen Grace said...

I love your pretty yellow flatware in the cloche:>) I think the dried flowers are statice nad they are so pretty, they really retained their color well even dried! They look great hanging on your pegs! I agree, Pres. Bush handled 9/11 wonderfully. I hope we never have to go through something like that again.

Shelia said...

HI Dear BJness! I love your cloches! You always make everything you do - beautiful! Oh, how sweet is our Judi! The flowers are beautiful and perfect hanging on your little hanger!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

We think that cloche is pretty darn cute! What a fun surprise in the mail, and they look great hanging on your shelf. (It is statice:)
Karla & Karrie

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your arrangements are so pretty. I love what you have done for the cloche party! Your sentiments of the tradgedy were so very heartfelt.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl how can anyone forget 9-11 I think we were all shocked to say the less about that day...But we did come together as one nation and flew our colors with pride and thats what I remember...Oh girl I love hat flatware by the way and how special to get those flowers from Judi...See people love you girl...your one of the kindest in blogland...May you have a great weekend my dear friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Tootsie said...

hey...I think the other is status...not sure...
had some growing in the alley bed last year...but someone stole it before I had a chance to cut any!!! lol
your cloche is very cute with the cutlery inside...I liked it...at least it is a real cloche...mine are pretend! lol

Sarah said...

Yes, BJ they are lovely! Love your halloween cloches with the flatware. Too cute! ~ Sarah

xinex said...

I think you did really good on the cloches, BJ. Very clever and creative! Love the colors of the flatware, very fallish. The dried flowers are gorgeous!..Christine

Anonymous said...

Well, your dumb friend didn't even know what a cloche was until I saw your picture! Now I do! Never owned one though.

Your dried flowers are very pretty and I'll bet the lavender smells divine as well! Will probably make your whole house smell good!

Love you much!
Martha

Chari said...

Hello Dearheart...

Oooh...Ilove your pretties, my friend! I must say...that is the prettiest mosaic...love those pretty yellow handled flatware with all that pretty red around it...just gorgeous!!!

What a lovely surprise! I really love dried flowers...they have such a sweet ambiance to them...don't you think? Such pretty lavenders too! I love how you hung them...soooo pretty!!!

Well my friend, thank you so much for the lovely memorial to the families...and our blessed country! I too, am very thankful for President Bush...his strong and caring heart during that horrendous tragedy! I'm praying with you, my friend...may the Lord watch over us and keep us true to Him!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Barbara said...

BJ. I appreicate your tribute to 9/11, I hope we all remember that terrible day in our history and continue to fight for our freedom.

Love your cloche with the tableware, very creative and congrats on your gift.

Barbara

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love your cloche and how you have it displayed, BJ!

What a wonderful surprise. The dried flowers are gorgeous!

Marcela said...

Hi BJ
What a wonderful surprise. Love the flowers!

Have a blessed weekend .
Love,
Marcela

jeanne said...

Hi BJ, Your header is outstanding. A wonderful tribute to 9/11. Your text about it was perfect.

Love your yarrow and lavender from Judi. I saw some yellow flowers and took a photo of them and I didn't know what they were. Now I know it was yarrow. It dried so nice. I want some yarrow and lavender too. Yours look lovely hanging from the shelf. I could hang some on my hall tree huh?

Your cloche ideas are great. Love those cloches. The only cloche i have IS a wire one. I'm on the lookout. I always called those things a DOME. Where did the word cloche come from? It sounds French.

Our new baby poodle was born yesterday. We will get her in Nov. She is red. Oh happy dance!!!! Now we are talking about names. Excited??? Yes we are.

Happy day to you BJ.

Hugs xoxo, Jeanne

SmilingSally said...

I didn't do much better with the cloche party, but I'm there.

Judi is a sweetie to send you these pretties.

I remember.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your cloche is lovely! Those dried flowers are beautiful, how sweet of Judi!
Hugs,
Penny

The Raggedy Girl said...

What wonderful boxes full of great goodies and I love the hanging shelf with the dried flowers. And chocolate gravy... yum!

The Raggedy Girl

Anita said...

NOt cute...I love the shape of the cloche you showed and the way you have it displayed with the flatware. I would say VERY cute.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh BJ Sweetie, You did a beautiful job. I so love the yellow with the black polka dotted ribbon. What a beautiful punch of color. I never would have thought to put my silverware under the cloche. I am so loving that idea. Just darling. What a treat to have all those beautiful flowers sent to you, and they look so lovely hanging. It gave me an idea of what to do with my three hooks hanging near my front door. Please stop by and see my cloches. I would so love to share. Country hugs, Sherry

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a fabulous idea to put the pretty flatware inside your cloche. I just love that idea. It is so pretty. Your dried flowers are stunning, what a precious gift and I love the way you have hung them on the hooks. I also agree that President Bush was such a blessing during one of the worst days in our history. Thank you so much for your thought, prayers and for joining the party. I really appreciate it. Hugs, Marty

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi BJ....I love your flatware in the cloche. I love all your sweet pictures....makes me smile with delight!

Hugs, Barb

Trish said...

Remembering today...George W. Bush was the man God ordained for such a time...
Love your cloche...you do a fine job decorating.
What a nice surprise you got on the mail...I love dried flowers1
Blessings!

Judi said...

Hi BJ
I cannot believe how quickly your package arrived. And I’m so happy you like it. When I was looking for a box to put them in I found the cardboard box that hasd once housed wine..*s*. So I thought that would be just fine because your son grows grapes. Well….when I got to the post office they said I would have to cover up all the wine indications on the box. So she proceeded to use that tape to do so. I didn’t realize it was a hazardous material.
Anyway…they look so good on your pegboard. Enjoy. Judi *hugs*

We will always remember 9/11. Lovely post...

{ L } said...

I like your polka dot ribbon around it. :) And what a lucky girl you are!!! Fun surprise.

Tanna said...

Love your rememberance of 9/11. We must never forget.

ellen b said...

What fun. I like how you used your cloche. And the surprise is very sweet!

Denise Marie said...

cute post. what fun to get blog pkgs. I have 2 coming for 2 diff contests I've won! I love your tribute, nicely done.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did good with the cloche. Pretty flowers.

salmagundi said...

Love your flatware in the jars - so handy!! Thanks for your tribute to 9/11. We must not forget! Sally

Brenda said...

That is my favorite flatware of yours, BJ! And herbs are really big on my list of gardening plants. You're so lucky to get those! Lavender helps you sleep, so hang it close to your bedroom.
Brenda

Blue Creek Home said...

I love the bright silverware in your cloche. Great idea.
And how wonderful to get such a sweet gift in the mail. The dried flowers are beautiful.
Rhonda

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi BJ, I love your cloche. I had not thought of using mine that way.
What a lovely surprise, they are a perfect fit. Surprises are always nice to recieve.
What a beautiful reminder of the loss and the trajedy that occurred this day. hugs ~lynne~

Kathy said...

Hi BJ...You've been recieving some pretty cute gifts the past couple days, congrats girl!!! Yes today was quite a somber day remembering all the horror from 8 years ago... I have cried more then once today listening to coverage and witnessing all the grief that will probably always be there. I'm with you...GOD BLESS AMERICA...xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings..

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Hi BJ, Love the shape of your cloche, and I think your unknown dried pretty is German Statice.
I agree about how Bush handled 9/11.

Jackie said...

What a lovely surprise BJ. I love lavender, the scent and the colour are just the best thing ever.

God bless.

arkie said...

Such beautiful dried flowers! How thoughtful! Good post!

Oliva said...

Love your cloche display, and how lucky to be surprised with flowers!

Barb said...

Congratulations!!

Blessings and thanks for comng by.

Barbara Jean

PS found my other pics and they are posted now too.

Miss Janice said...

Love those dried flowers and I still love President George Bush...bless his heart!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi BJ, Love your butterscotch utensils. And lucky you to receive something so pretty in the mail. xo Lynn

Justine said...

What a beautiful gift to receive!!! They look spectacular hanging!

Justien :o 0

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love that you are displaying silverware in yours. The dried flowers are fabulous as well.