Monday, February 09, 2009

My Cloche Collection

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Here's the new cloche I bought last week. I bought it at the same flower shop I bought the cherubs I showed you on Friday. This was also 75% off. It was originally $94.00 for the stand and the cloche...kind of pricey but with 75% off it was more in my budget! I would tell you how much I spent on it but that would involve me doing math and I avoid that if I can! Haha!

I guess I now have a collection since I have 3 of them! The other two are from Marshalls.
I always find it challenging to find just the right things to go under them. This time I stuck with a theme of nests and birds which I think ties them all together nicely.
Can you tell I like decorating with nests, birdcages, and eggs?

59 comments:

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Great price!!!!!! And 3 is the perfect number!

M ^..^

Joanne Kennedy said...

Very cute! I can't seem to find them anywhere near me. I did get one at a thrift store but it's tall and skinny and I can't think of what to put under it. I had a snowman for Christmas which looked good but now I have no ideas.

I like the bird and nests. I love to decorate with birds, cages and so on. They are cute and remind us that spring is coming.

Hugs,
Joanne

Sweet Caroline said...

I have been following your blog and have to say, "Thank you for sharing this picture!" I actually noticed the bedspread/coverlet on your couch and it solved a huge decorating problem for me. I love your style--Thank you...

Alison Gibbs said...

What a fabulous bargain Cindy.It is sometimes difficult to know what to put under them. The bird theme is a great idea
Alison

Melissa Lester said...

Oh, pretty, pretty. I love stopping by to see your latest finds.

Sherri S said...

I can't seem to find one anywhere either! They MUST be the 'newest' HOT thing. Yours are BEAUTIFUL!

Lorri said...

I love the theme! It goes so well with your blue colors. I always think of blue birds, blue eggs. Have a great day.
Lorri

Vintage Girl at Heart said...

Very lovely, I have been on the hunt for cloches for a few years and am always a day late!!! Yours are wonderfully displayed!!
Good luck with the article and the HGTV endeavor!!

Bodil said...

Hello,

Beatiful, I love them.....
Great price too...it can't get better then that.

Take care!

Bodil.

Ginger said...

Hi Cindy:
That is a great price that you paid for it (if I did my math right, about $23). I have a hard time finding them too, but I managed to find a large one right before Christmas. I have some large seashells in it now, but I think the bird nest is a great idea to try.

Lisa said...

I JUST LOVE YOUR HOME. YOU SHOULD HAVE YOUR OWN TELEVISION SHOW. SERIOUSLY. WHAT BEAUTIFUL CLOCHE COLLECTION.

HUGS FROM MAINE

http://sophie4me.blogspot.com/

Shay said...

so stinkin cute!

Berlin Deluxxe said...

Grain and feed stores as well as nurseries offer a great, reasonably priced selection of cloches, but 75% off? Wow, that's a great deal :)
Whether in the kitchen, garden or as decor, they always look beautiful.

Shirley said...

I love these. I plan on purchasing some and starting a little collection myself. They are so versatile...you can decorate for every season and holiday with them and have ever-changing looks.

The Willow Rose said...

Love them, I have bought one so far. They are so much fun to decorate with. You got a great deal on it.

Serendipit-Us said...

Cindy~ Your cloche collection is absolutely lovely! I, too, enjoy decorating with birds & nests...especially as spring approaches!

~Kimberly~

KarenHarveyCox said...

Your home is lovely. What a wonderful find and such a bargain. I love your theme.
Karen

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Ooh, I love this. So pretty!! :-)

Stacey said...

They are beautiful. Isn't it fun how anything you put under that glass dome looks so much prettier. I just love them!

ann said...

Yes,and it's wonderful as always.Congrats on the great price...Ann

Diane said...

They're beautiful! I like the different shapes of them. I bought one cloche at Pier 1 last month and a little baby one at Home Goods a couple of weeks ago. They're hard to find! I still haven't decided on something to put under the little one yet. It was on clearance for $4! Such a deal, huh? ☺

marty39 said...

Oh my, I am just drooling. I love them all. The birds and the nests are so wonderful in them. They look so much like spring is just around the corner. Just perfect. Hugs, Marty

Carol said...

I "LOVE" your lamp in the background of your pictures. Did you make your shade? It is darling!
Carol

Bambi said...

Love your cloches! I have just started collecting them. I got two for Christmas and was thrilled! Like Joanne I have the tall,skinny ones. Under one I put a silver/white string of "pearls" that were actually garland for a Christmas tree and I really like it. Looks kind of wintery! Under the tallest one I put a fall garland that has lights strung thru it and put it on a timer so the tiny lights come on in the evenings. I especially like that one! Since both garlands are fairly long they help to fill up the height of the taller cloches. I'm hoping to find some the size that you have. Sometimes you can find them on eBay. Can't wait to see all of the ideas you have for yours.

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Yes! It's a collection now! Love the look!

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

I love cloches but I always have a hard time picking out what to put under them also. You make it look so effortless!

Ashlin said...

I got turned on to your site and now I'm addicted. I wonder if there is a 12-step program for your blog! Tee hee.....

Laura Trevey said...

Love your "special finds"!!
Adorable...
Laura

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Carol, I did make the lampshade! I blogged about it here: http://romantichome.blogspot.com/2008/01/inexpensive-lamp-makeover.html

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Oops that link didn't work. It was my Jan 17, 2008 post.

sepiadreams said...

Lovely living room and the color combinations you have are to die for. Great ideas with the cloches. I have a few myself and was always selling them-maybe I should keep a few and do what you did. Its like a mini shadowbox greenhouse. Love them!!!...Tiina...

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

I love the bird theme too and I guess I must have a collection cause I have at least three of the cloche's (sp)? Yours look so pretty on your table! Beautiful (;
Hugs~Kelly

Kathy said...

I love your style. I only have one cloche which I use at Christmas and Easter, I also like the bird nest theme, but I really like the fleur de lis idea and how you clustered several on the table. Very nice!

Mimi Sue said...

Birds and nests are so springish. Love them. And love your cloches. You got a great deal. Mimi

Sarah Schneider said...

They look great! I need to get over to Marshall's to look for some this spring! How much were they from there? Just curious. Thanks for sharing! In the spring eggs, shells, even flowers, little figures, cupid with little red flowers and pink hearts you have made would look great for V-day! :)

Jen r. said...

It looks great! I never find any around here!

Three Shabby Chicks said...

HI Cindy, I found your blog from Carols list from a to z. I am so glad. It's beautiful. I love the glass cloches. I can't wait to read more on your site. we'd love for you to check out our blog. we were letter V on Carol's list. Blessings, Robin w/ three shabby chicks.

Lynda said...

I just love the cloches! I found one at Ross on a stand and left it in the basket! When I realized what I had done, I went back to the store, and people probably thought I was nuts looking through their baskets! lol!! Sure enough, there was a woman pushing a basket with MY cloche in it. I asked her if she was buying it...she said she didin't even know it was in there, so I scooped it up! What a hoot!

I really like the way you have your birds under them.

Liz said...

Lovely on the coffee table! I struggle with what to put in them too. It always seems like less is better. Good job!

~Liz

Linda said...

Good find for a good price, that is always fun! I like my cloches too, I have some of the etched ones like in your photo too.
I enjoy your blog, as always!
Linda Q

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Cindy, these look stunning on your coffee table. I especially love the etched one!! I have a thing for cloches, too! Think DH wishes I DIDN'T!! Looking forward to the centerpiece party on Thursday!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

TattingChic said...

Oh, bestill my heart! THey are gorgeous and you have them arranged so beautifully with the goodies inside! I have been entranced with cloches since I was a little girl. I guess it's time I got some! LOL!

Essemia said...

Beautiful cloches you have.
Hope your day is good.
Love Elzie

Gail McCormack said...

Stunning Cindy!
I always love visiting you....inspiration and serenity tied into one when I come over here!

Thankyou!!

Annabelle said...

Now I've seen enough people with these that I seriously have to get me one or alter something into one, probably will be doing the latter because I haven't seen any around and no doubt if I do come across them will be pricy.I can then place my glided nest within. Yours are very lovely and a great price at that.

Hugs Annabelle

Lee Laurie said...

Hi Cindy,
These are perfect for you and your romantic home! I don't have one yet but I have been looking...

We did get some white bird houses in at the store yesterday that reminded me of you. I will have to wait until they go on sale before I get one. I love your home. I know that I've said that before. It seems so peaceful and romantic.
Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Bo said...

Good score on your new cloche Cindy! What could be sweeter than little birdies under glass...
nothing! ;-) Bo

ksarra said...

Hi Cindy, my first thought when I saw the subject of your post was, "Oh, no, she's going to make me want to go shopping!!!" Ha. Seriously, you know I'm a HUGE fan of your style, I really wish you'd write a book, or better yet, get your own show! I'm having trouble finding realistic looking eggs, can you tell me where you found yours?

ksarra said...

Now that I've scrolled through the comments, I see that others share my wish of your having your own show. Wouldn't it be great if there was something on that we were REALLY interested in? Where did all the great decorating shows go? My all time favorite was Kitty Bartholomew's, You're Home.

Anne Marie said...

That looks like a Magazine shot!
well done!
cloches are priceless...I have a very small one- and I love moving it around with moss inside, and this very tiny porcelain figurine of a girl with a handkerchief in her hair...
anyhow- great find!

ann said...

Cindy,i didn't know I had missed a post of yours.If you have anytime.I would love to find your coffee filer roses.I'm still looking...ann

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I always say that any thing under glass looks more important! Cloches sure make an arrangement special. Yours is lovely!

September said...

These are really cool! I saw some somewhere and almost splurged but didn't because I'm not sure I have a place for them....

Julie said...

It looks really beautiful Cindy. I like that it is elevated. The angels are beautiful and I think you should leave them up until after V. Day!

xinex said...

I saw your blog through Ann's blog and I am glad I did. I love your home and your collections...Christine

Paula @ the Little Young House said...

Oh, beautiful! Looks like a magazine picture! LOVE your blog!

Lauren said...

I love your site and enjoy keeping up with each new touch you add to your home. What is the yellow paint color you put on your living area walls?

Thanks,
Lauren

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Lauren, the paint color is Behr paint in Havana Cream (from Home Depot).

sissie said...

I love cloches! I have a collection of my own. Mostly found at Home Goods at a good price. Sometimes I don't put anything under them, I just love the way they play off the light in a room and add pizzazz and sparkle!
The are also very Romantic and Elegant.
I think I'll post a phot of my collection because you have inspired me. Love it!