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Thursday, September 16, 2010

CLOCHES HERE...CLOCHES THERE...

REPOSTED TO CORRECT A LINK...
UNLIKE most ladies in Blogland,
I have to work REALLY hard when we have a
CLOCHE PARTY...
....because....I DON'T HAVE A CLOCHE !

We are blessed to still have CRAYONS and COLOR BOOKS around..
so the crayons seemed a GOOD THING to go into my large IRISH CREME cup..

and, I love keeping my little votive candles in this big glass jar...
...can this count, Marty?
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ALTHO it's IN glass and not UNDER it, I had to
include my little SWEET POTATO that, when it grows up,
it just MIGHT be a big, luscious, green VINE...:))
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CLOCHES EVERYWHERE...
'Cause it's time for
MARTY'S annual CLOCHE PARTY...
Come over and join her for lots of beautiful eye candy
in Blogland today..
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I was cloche-less LAST year and .....I still am. *sigh
So...
I am showing THIS from last year.....
and THIS from last year.
I knew this wasn't a cloche...but I thought these little CLEMENTINES looked precious ...
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Well, I was reading a blog today and she said,
"I don't have a cloche so I took the dome off my anniversary clock and used it."
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HELLO.....I have an anniversary clock...with a dome...
woo hoo !!
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I turned my crystal cake stand over and...
I TRIED to put this amazing BERRY BLOSSOM under glass but..
the dome was too TALL and the BLOSSOM was too low....it just looked really dorky...
...it just didn't work.
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AND, THEN....
I remembered THESE.....
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Don't they look precious UNDER GLASS ?
They just BARELY fit....but they did fit..
I'm pretty sure you will be seeing a table scape using
THIS as the centerpiece...I am lovin' it....
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Remember THE SISTERS IN THE BLOGGERETTE SORORITY ?
That's my RUSH project ....back in the back...the sisters photo I glued onto that cute platter...

I had a lot of fun playing around with my blacks and whites and the clock dome..

Those little tiny JUICE glasses...
GOODWILL hunting....all four little glasses full of CUTENESS for a dollar..
a little apple and a lemon on each one with the AMAZING and much loved
BLACK AND WHITE CHECKS....
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I just got out the Vanilla Bean ice cream, dusted lightly with CINNAMON.... and
the little BERRY BLOSSOM
and..... "I ATE THE WHOLE THING."
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I am also linking with:
SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY

TICKLED PINK FRIDAY
GARAGE SALE'N FRIDAY

61 comments:

Kathleen Grace said...

I just love how yiur black and white cups look stacked under the anniversary dome! You are one clever girl BJ:>)

Kathleen Grace said...

I reall y need to start checking my spelling before I hit "publish". yeesh

Julie Harward said...

It tickles me how you can make something wonderful out of just about anything you have! It all is just great..love the previous years things too! :D

Shelia said...

Howdy, Mz BJness! Oh, honey, what a pretty post! Your cake covers all look wonderful and the glass hurricanes all work for cloches. I use a dome from an anniversary clock too. It's one of my smallest! I love your cute little cups all stacked up under it! You've made the most beautiful vignettes!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Amelia said...

I am in your boat - no cloche at my house either...but I did purchase a dome at a yard sale...the anniversary clock was missing...so perhaps I adopt your idea too!

Loved all the pictures.

Amelia

PS Missed the music, though!

Shug said...

I learned something new today...I have never heard of a cloche before. Does that mean that I am too young? Ceartainly not...it means that I don't have a cloche.

Beautiful blog!
shug

nannykim said...

I don't have one either and I am not even improvising anything either....ah well. Love the crayans in the mug---crayans just speak to me and I am so ejoying having grandchildren to color with again!

Love the black and white cups thingy---that is beautiful!!

Carolyn said...

You may not have a cloche (don't feel bad, neither do I)...but you sure have been able to use your resources and come up with awesome substitutes!! :D

Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

shannon i olson said...

You did great improvising!! Everything looks just wonderful.

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

Those black and white cups looks wonderful under your dome/cloche! You are so wonderfully creative Miss BJ!
Hugs,
Penny

sissie said...

Good grief girl, for someone who doesn't have any cloches, you sure came up with a great cloche party!

I'm lovin all your pretties under glass. The black and white theme is so pretty. That bread under glass sure looks yummy.

hugs
Sissie

Sarah said...

Clock dome ~ great idea ~ but I don't have one of those either. I once had a lovely MacKenzie-Childs cloche with a wooden cheese board. The dome broke, but I still have the board. Why didn't I think of this earlier. I need to take it with me to find a new dome. Then I'd have something to share. ;-)
Love the black and white stacked under the dome.
My new MacK catalog arrived in today's mail. I'm in love with many of the new pieces in the Odd Fellows pattern. Wonder if Santa will put some of these in my stocking?

Sherry said...

BJ,
I am cloche-less too! But I love your tea cups under your clock dome. That looks fabulous!
Sherry

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Everything looks great BJ! I'm lovin' your little cups under the cloche and I can't wait to see your tablescape!

LV said...

You always have so many pretty goodies to share with us. No doubt you must be a super cook and have wonderful treats for your family. I have not changed how my comments are published. As far as I know, that is the way it has always been. I just know how to do the basic stuff.

bj said...

PAT AT BACK PORCH MUSINGS...if you happen by, please know that I am SHOCKED at this turn of events..and I've tried to leave you a message but, being OLDEN, it is hard to teach an OLD dog new tricks and that typepad thing has me bumfuzzled ! I have no idea how to get a comment to you so...
HELLO, and hope things get worked out so you are back with us on your regular blog. :))
Love, bj

Pat said...

I am here BJ...I don't know why you can't get that comment thing to work. Are you able to comment at Beverly's (how sweet the sound) or Jeanne's (Backyard Neighbor)? I don't know how to fix it. I may have to holler for help from them!

And now...I like your post very much especially that sweet potato...it has been years since I saw a sweet potato growing in a glass.

Pat said...

I am here BJ...I don't know why you can't get that comment thing to work. Are you able to comment at Beverly's (how sweet the sound) or Jeanne's (Backyard Neighbor)? I don't know how to fix it. I may have to holler for help from them!

And now...I like your post very much especially that sweet potato...it has been years since I saw a sweet potato growing in a glass.

xinex said...

So beautiful and so original, BJ! DO you know anythign about sweet potato vines? I have them all over the terraced garden and I wonder if I will kill the plant if I dug out the sweet potatoes. Otherwise, how do you get them out?...Christine

Kathie Truitt said...

BJ - I am almost died laughing when I saw your quote at the top about still being able to wear the same earrings you did in high school.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Uh, helllloooooooo, you ate the whole thing??? Do have a really high metabolism or what??? TennisGirl loves you, anyway!(even tho I am in menoapause and have the slowest metabolism in the history of woman!) Yes, dear, your cloches are outstanding, just like you!
xoxo
Me

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

The teacups are just charming! What a great idea and cute as a button!
Cindy

Melody said...

Hi Bj! Love the black and white. that Cloche is very clever!
And, I thank you for your okay ma'm
to send that clarification to those who want to be in the know...they would feel terrible calling someone a politically incorrect name.
I read that to my Jim last night night and he showed it to the guys at work today...imagine a bunch of
mechanics around his comp screen lookin at a Sweet Nothings blog....hehehehehe

Debbie said...

LOVE like crazy the stacked black and white cups with the gingham ribbon!!

CHERI said...

I don't have a cloche either and I REALLY want one! Never even heard of one until I recently started blogging!!!! I checked on ebay but the shipping is SO high...guess cause of the glass. Haven't seen one in a store anywhere though. You at least have the creativity to "ad lib"!!!

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

You are so clever. I just love the stacked cups and saucers. Your clochesque decor is FABULOUS and I love it that you have fun with your decor! Hugs, Marla

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

oh my goodness. what a smartie you are. Everything looks divine..
Black and white is my very favorite decor so I love what you've done..

hugs
Sonny

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Everything looks so cute!! You did a great job seeing as you are cloche-less!

Sailing Simply said...

Oh those stacked cups look fabulous! I am so in awe of how you were able to get them in there without knocking anything over! I bet you are good at Jenga too! LOL! I love this! I can't wait to see a tablesetting done with this too!

BittersweetPunkin said...

I saw a few reasonably priced ones somewhere...now I need to think where it was that I saw them...

I am cloche deficient as well....

Hugs,
Robin

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh you are just too much, I love it. You do have cloches, all of your containers count as a cloche to me. Love the clock dome and your black and white. I also like the tall vase and the cake domes. You have out done yourself. Very creative and such fun. Thanks so much for linking to the party. Hugs, Marty

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

BJ, for someone with no cloches, you have created a great post for the party. I am loving those black and white mugs under the dome. Since they look so good, I'm wondering if your clock will ever get the dome back! laurie

Debbie said...

BJ I will link you up tomorrow...just remind me just in case I forget. Love your cloches....you make due, and do it well:) I love the cups!

someplace in thyme said...

I think for someone that doesn't think she has any cloches, you have done a perfect job of it. I really love the black and white cups and saucers. So shabby and so cute, Char

Vintagesouthernlife said...

I don't have one either. I just bought the top of a cheese dome at Goodwill several weeks ago. I'm going to play with it...not nearly as creative as you. I love your black and white tea cups, so cute!
Annette

BECKY said...

BJ, I love all your beautiful items, particularly the stacked black and white cups! So unique and adorable!

Dining Delight said...

Glad to see I'm not the only one posting pics from days gone by of my "non-cloche" containers! What a great black/white display you made for the dome of your clock!!! I have one of those too - why didn't I think to use it! Oh well, there is always next time Marty has a cloche party!

DD

Bonnie said...

BJ, you are such a charmer. I love your creative touches on everything. And hey, I have been meaning to tell you I still fit into my high school earrings too and now they are antiques! Too bad absolutely nothing else from then fits me! Bummer!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi sweet lady...

Girlfriend, you can party with the best of them! Hey, that looks like a cloche to me...the one with all those beautiful black and white cups underneath? Ohhh...I love that, BJ! I always enjoy seeing your pretties! Now...as soon as I seen that large glass vase full of those pretty tangerines...my mouth began to water! Mmmm...they do look yummy...and I love all that vibrant orange color! Thanks for sharing your pretties with us today! I loved it!!!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I think I like the black and white best...but they're all super. Well done. Oh and the sweet potato?!!! Cool. I haven't seen that done in eons.

My Show n Tell this week...LINK

Have a super Friday!

pam said...

Great post...you obviously had fun with trying to create a faux cloche...well done with the coffee cup one. I love all that black and white. I had fun peeking into your world...hope your weekend is grand!

Debbie said...

Garage salen is up BJ it is my most recent post:) I just posted this morning....let me know if you can link up.

Maggie B said...

The black and white china is lovely and you have certainly made up for not having a cloche with all the other stylish creations.
I have a small clock under a glass dome too, I'll have to remember that for the next cloche party.
Have a beautiful weekend.
Maggie.

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

OK BJ wrap up all of those darling black and white dishes and send them to me...I NEED them way more than you;)!

I love all of your items under...in...on top of...glass:)! My favorite are all of those yummy clementines...you know I am a huge lover of orange! So darling!

Happy fall sweet lady!
Cathy

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
I was amazed at all of your "NON CLOCHE'S". . .but even more so at your creativity!Thanks for sharing these wonderful ideas!My favorite was the burst of color from the clementines! ! !
Fondly,
Pat

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Your cups under glass are the cutest thing ever. I knew they were yours from that timy little picture on Marty's page. I love that look. I think you have cloches...you just aren't used to calling them that. Love the clementines...so pretty!

Debbie said...

Thanks BJ so glad you linked up. I have Sheila's button on my blog already for the party....I would not miss it for the World! Have a great weekend. Debbie

Decgal's Humble Abode said...

I absolutely love the little old lady at the end of your blog site. Oh, I wasn't meaning you but the cartoon instead. The black and white decor is so beautiful under glass. Thank you for the peek into your blog decor. From one granny to another.

A Garden of Threads said...

You have come up with some fabulous ideas to put under glass. All lovely. Enjoy your weekend.

Olive Cooper said...

I could never tell you do not have a cloche! BTW one of mine came from Goodwill. The other from an estate sale. The B&W cups under glass are darling are are deserving of being in your header! hugs♥olive

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Love the black and white. Very classy.

Sue said...

BJ- I am in love with your black and white cup/saucer display! I can't wait to see your tablescape. I like all your clever containers- who doesn't have crayons? I would never think of that! Hope you're getting a touch of fall down there. It was a beautiful day here. :-)
Hugs, Sue

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love those cups under glass! Everything looks wonderful -- especially that yummy dessert!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

I loved these...growing sweet potato vines is so much fun and how I wish I had a need for crayons now!!! What a wonderful black and white idea you came up with!!!
Great job!!!

Kathy said...

Very nice job, love your blog

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I just adore the black and white and especially the bow!

Rondell

Susan said...

I love all your black and white cups and saucers stacked under the dome. How unique is that?

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

BJ -- you silly nut! Everything you do is always so tastefully done and always has a bit of wit and charm to it.

thanks so much for joining with us.

Hugs
Claudia
(pppsssst -- you forgot the link back to us)

The Tablescaper said...

I still remember those black and white cups and saucers. They are awesome!

- The Tablescaper

Kathleen said...

You did a great job! I love how those cups look, and you got such a great shot! I struggle so with mine!

theyoungjunker said...

That is too cute! great idea! Check out my blog if you get a chance brittany-theyoungjunker.blogspot.com