Thursday, July 05, 2007

What's under your cloche?

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I love bell jars or cloches, but I always struggle with finding the right thing to put under them. I see them on other blogs and in magazines and they always look so beautiful. Every time I try different things with mine they just don't look right. These two I like the best so far. The top one has some cups and saucers and the bottom one has some old buttons, a garden ornament I bought at Longs Drug Store and a small picture of my mom when she was 18 years old.

I don't usually keep this one on my coffe table...I just moved it there to get a better picture of it. It's sort of clashing with the crystal candlesticks in the background...oops!

20 comments:

ACottageIndustry said...

Funny you ask. I just moved my largest one outside to my livingroom area of my pation. I have it pictured on my landing page of my soon to be up website: www.acottageindustry.com
I have a birds nest and books in it. Another one has a cross and...another bird's nest. Hmmm, I see a pattern here.
I LOVE your cups in yous!
Tracey

Mrs. G said...

right now, just a few forlorn beaded strawberries...I moved my spring time arrangement out & sorta dropped the ball after that...well...if I procastinate long enough, I'll be off the hook for summer & can do a fall thingie...

:)

a pink-bee said...

I was just thinking of posting my cloches, I love them. And your so right about how they are decorated in the magazines. I don't have anything in mine. hmmm will have to change that.

Lynda said...

I just bought a small cloche because I love the look of them but haven't a CLUE what to put under it! I guesse I'll eventually find something .... ♥

Rosemary said...

Love the way your cloches look.
I am partial to them as you can see from my blog. I am always changing what they have under them. I go with the seasons or what new thing I want to highlight.
Have a great day Cindy!
Rosemary

Anonymous said...

I too change what I put in mine I seem to rotate from birds nest, shells now for summer and small angels for Christmas.
Kathy

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

I usually change mine out (aka *tweak* :) until they look right..... and they are hard to photograph, at least for me!
The large one I have has a rose picture, a bird's nest, and some flowers.
:)

Andi said...

Oh, I've always wanted a cloche but don't have one. Yours look beautiful! I adore what you have displayed under them.

Kim said...

I love both of those!! I have a smallish cloche & just have a teacup in it...I need to do something else with it. Your ideas have inspired me!

WhineNRoses said...

I have one on my coffee table. I put pink roses in mine!!
Then again I have roses almost everywhere!! :)
Jenn~

lucinda said...

Right now I have a miniature green metal chair under mine. Funny you should ask about cloche's I received an email from Mary Engelbreit home magazine and guess what's on the August cover...yes a cloche.

Gayla said...

Well, I can't wait to see all these great ideas. I posted a new blog about my cloche today on my site. I have always loved these cloches, even before they were easy to find. My friend sells them in her shop and she gave me a set of large and small for my birthday. Thanks so much, Cindy, for putting my blog in your favorites! I love all your ideas. Those teacups are beautiful under there.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

I think they always look good...I have most of them out because where on earth do you store them otherwise??

Right now I have a silver birds nest and birds in one, a large white French Beaded Floral Bouquet in the other. Some are just "empty" atop the cake pedestals on my tea table in the living room.
Lidy

cammyk said...

I love your displays. I have two cloches and both are filled with vintage books and bird nests that we have found in the garden. Maybe I will post pics of them next week. Have a great weekend Cindy.

Jen @ The Cottage Nest said...

I especially love the one with the cup and saucers! Of course I adore those cups so that doesn't hurt!

Susie Q said...

I love yours...especially the one with cups and saucers in it. That looks so sweet.

It is hard to it hard to find just the right things isn't it?

I struggle with that too.

LOVE your inspiration post today too.

I always come here for decor inspiration. You have such an eye and so much talent!

Hugs,
Sue

Angela @ Cottage Magpie + Home said...

I love the cloches! I don't have one yet and I wish I did. I'm sure I won't know what to put under it, but it'll be fun trying to figure it out. ~A :-)

Sadie Olive said...

I have the same problem! Nothing ever looks right under my cloches. I have a few and they are all empty for now. :)

Lallee said...

My cloche is still sitting at Marshalls.....or at someone else's home now. The last time I shopped there I chose a tall thin apothecary over the cloche. My apothecary has been hard to fill to my liking~still sitting empty. I should have bought the cloche instead! Love yours.

Deborah said...

Perfect! You have inspired me to try something like this. I think I've seen these cloches at Michaels.
Thanks for sharing the photos!
Deborah