Friday, September 17, 2010

Fall 2010 Cloche Party

One of the great things about decorating, is that you can use items in differant ways.  This hurricane is one of the most versatile pieces I have...I have a set of two and use them for their original and intended purpose most of the time.  But......


What makes these particular pieces versatile is the fact that they can be inverted and used as cloches for display on the bottom and then a traditional candle on top...or, as I have done here, for a differant purpose entirely.  Here, I have added a Halloween candle in the bottom.


A little spanish moss in the area where I would normally seat a candle.  Add a ribbon.


Top it off with a pumpkin or cute bowl.



Or....how about these guys.  They make for a very spooky duo that can be used to add a little drama and creepiness to your decor.





Traditional fall decor with some cloches to add height and a little extra interest.

Mr. Scarecrow is guarding the pumpkin patch today. 



I created this display and currently have it on the end of my desk in the office.  I will be looking for a more permanent home for the season, but wanted to share for now.








One of the reasons that I love cloches is the ability to use them to top so many things.  You are not limited to plates or pedestal plates.  I used my Jack-O-Lantern bowl, set on a black pedestal and filled with with dish towels.  Using rimmed bowls to top with cloches is another option...just make sure that  your cloche has a good solid fit and is not too large or small or you can be assured of an accident just waiting to happen.


I normally hate mice, but have to admit to loving these little guys.  Want to join them for dinner?

 An apothecary jar, set upside down on a plate placed on a metal display stand creates just the right stand for a pumpkin.  Add some rafia and a scarecrow and you have a great centerpiece for a tablesetting. 



I've had a great time joining Marty's Fall Cloche Party.  I am hoping to visit everyone this weekend and you can expect comments as I enjoy all your pretties.  Please visit Marty at A Stroll Thru Life to see all the wonderful cloches and displays presented.  Please be sure and comment so that folks will know you were there and I know they will appreciate your visit.

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22 comments:

Shelia said...

Hi Anita! Oh, what wonderful displays you've put together! Your cloches are so cute! Now I do believe you have the most Halloween cute stuff I've ever seen!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Marla said...

You are very clever in the use of your hurricans and cloches I love the little mice, so cute.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh they are all so clever and fabulous. I love that you've used your hurricanes in so many different ways. They are so pretty and so creative. Great inspiration. Your cloch is so pretty too. The tea towels look fabulous. I never would have thought of that. Very inspiring and super eye candy. Thanks so much for linking to the party. Hugs, Marty

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

Wow, you really have some fun cloche decor! I love the pumpkins under glass and I really love the ribbons for that extra somin somin.

Dining Delight said...

These are fantastic ideas and displays!!! I REALLY love the Halloween vignette you've created on your desk, the colours look so striking and "The Frost is on the Pumpkin" is terrific! Your photography is amazing too!

DD

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I think I may put my fall out tomorrow...Yours looks great

Rosanne said...

You've created some terrific arrangements! I do like the skull topped hurriccanes!

Tardevil said...

Love the candles & ribbon. Cool cloche ideas.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Love your post Anita..
So many beautiful and creative cloche ideas...
everything looks fabulous.~!
Sonny

Manuela@TPOH said...

Those skulls are scary! Great inventive displays!

Manuela

HollyC said...

Beautiful! Everyting that you've done is so creative and fun! I think the ribbons are precious. I love to decorate for Halloween. Thanks for sharing your ideas!
~Holly

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

You have some of the cutest ideas here! I love the polka dot pumpkin, the towels in a cloche...very clever. I do sort of feel as if your Spanish moss might go up in flames...but it sure looks great!

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

No worries on the Spanish moss...these are battery operated candles.

Melanie said...

I love everything. I don't decorate for the different holidays but I sure do like all of your decor.

theyoungjunker said...

I love all of your cloches!
Check out my blog if you get a chance!

Julie Harward said...

This is all so cute! Lots of good ideas here..and the frost is certainly on the pumpkins here! ;D

Theresa said...

Oh Anita, they are all gorgeous! Great job with the cloche and all the different ways to use them!

Enjoy your day! HUGS!

Courtney Mroch, Director of Paranormal Tourism, Haunt Jaunts said...

Hi there! First of all...I'm totally digging your blog and I LOVE the photos!

Second, I wanted to pop by and apologize for taking a while to do it, but to assure you it's now done: I have you added to the Halloween Party Guest List! (I've been gone on vacation so I fell a little behind on my duties...)

But I sure am glad to get to know you! Looking forward to partying with you!

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Anita,

I love all your displays! They are delightful and very creative!

~ Tracy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'm so sorry I missed this post the first time around, Anita! I love your displays! It looks like you just had a ball putting this all together. I'm not a fan of mice either, but I like your little guys. I love your cloche displayed on the harlequin plate with the ribbon, too. I just found a nice size cloche {no base} at Home Goods, so I'm looking for ideas. You've got lots!

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