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Monday, October 31, 2011

getting ready for the cloche party!

I am so excited to be going to the cloche party!  It's my first time!  I know, the party will be a ton of fun.  Here are my "attempts" at a seasonal cloche.  Don't be too hard on me...I'm a newbie!! 
Let's get this party started!!!

I wanted this cloche to be very special, seeing it is my first.  So, I started out with my Great great grandfather's journal...notice the date?  1870!   I opened the journal up so you could see inside.

                                                    Next added a sterling silver pen.

                                 Then I added a burl wood hand carved cross and a few leaves.

And there you have it...my very first cloche!  Isn't she just stunning?
Now, that was so much fun..I just have to make another.












The next cloche is an iron type cloche.  I love the openness a rustic qualities of this cloche.  My DH, went to the store on Saturday and bought me my new pilgrims.  They are now aptly names, "John and Marsha P. Pilgrim".   The hand painted bright orange poppy tray was a garage sale find for $1.00!  Don't you just love it!! 
Thank you for stopping in the morning!! Happy Cloche Party!

14 comments:

Olive Cooper said...

Both are lovely. I am partial to open and wire cloches for some reason. Now you will be addicted to cloches like the rest of us. BTW I have ten of them now but all came from estate sales, yard sales, or the Goodwill. hugs♥Olive

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a great presentation, for your first try! They both look great!! I am your newest follower, coming over from the cloche party; and I hope you will follow me, too! Blessings to you!

Toni said...

Your first? Hard to believe. Love the history of the journal. And the cross, perfection. I am your newest follower.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

you did GOOD, wouldnt have known it was your first time...
I'll be following you now.
Sonny

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love the journal, pen and the cross. What a beautiful vignette and such treasures. Your iron cloche is lovely also, and how sweet your DH bought you the pilgrims. I think you are a real natural, for a first timer, you created amazing cloches. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Pat said...

I love that journal! You could do a post on it alone, and show some of the pages, and tell a little history. Great photos.

Shelia said...

Love your cloches and how you've set them up!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great job on your first cloche! I love that you've used pieces that mean something to you.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

What pretty cloches! Both are lovely. Gorgeous colours here. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Tanya@takesix said...

My goodness, what a treasure to have your GG grandfathers journal. I love your wire cloche! Great for time!!!

Veronica said...

Hi newbie and welcome to blogland! Hope you have as much fun here as the rest of us do! Well, for your first cloche that is pretty special! Well done and enjoy.

Veronica
Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds

Barb and Dell said...

What a great idea, using your great great grandfathers journal with your cloche. I love the iron one too with the pumpkins, next to the pilgrims.
Welcome to blogland. I am your newest follower.
Barb

Chubby N Chieque said...

Outstanding, in the thought of great great grandpa. Love to touch the old/vintage journal.

Great beginner. Job well done.

Greetings from Stockholm,
/chie

Geneva said...

This was my first cloche party too... ":o) I especially loved that you used your Great Great Grandfather's journal! What a treasure to display! You did a great job! Keep up the good work!