Thursday, July 15, 2010

Summer Cloche Party

I'm joining Marty for her Cloche Party. Click on her name to visit her blog, see her cloche displays and a whole lot of other inspirational blogs.

In the next few pictures you will see some of my favorite cloches and apothocary and candy jars.
Can you guess why this is my favorite cloche picture? Yep....chocolate with out the calories
The book in the background was given to me by my friends, Gail and Ruth. (If you click on the picture it will enlarge and you can see my initials on the book) Funny, huh?

You've probably seen pictures of my kitchen and there are always lemons around.
This sits on the center of my island when it isn't decorated for a holiday.
Also you can see a cloche with a lemon cake candle, and an old cheese dome with faux crackers.

Here's a better view of the cake candle.

Lemons in a large candy jar

Another jar with sliced lemons.

This ginger jar has cornmeal. Mr. SS loves his cornbread and I keep the cornmeal handy.

These are antique jars that I keep more of our favorite things handy in.  That would be beans, rice and pasta.
You probably saw this cloche and these candy jars in my reacent 4th of July post.

This is my largest cloche that sits on the table next to Mr. SS's recliner.  The large bible is his Mom's family bible and one he loves to share with the grandkids.

This little cloche with the birds and fleur de lis sits on a little table next to the fireplace in my dining area.

I have several more cloches and lots more jars, but didn't want to repeat too many I have posted about before.  I just told a friend, that when I look at these pictures, I see that I am a little crazy when it comes to buying glass of any kind....cloches, jars, pedestal plates, dishes, colbalt, milk glass...oh my!!
Don't forget to stop by for lots of "cloche love".

While I am thinking about it, because I wanted to do this on my last post and forgot, please go to Barb's blog by clicking on her name.  She is having a great giveaway, but I also want you to meet her. She is the sweetest lady and I have really enjoyed getting to know her through her blog and email.
I won a giveaway on her blog a while back and have been following her since.
Stop by and tell her I said Hi.

You will also want to go here for another great giveaway. Marie-Madeline Studio is having a giveaway for a bundle of  Flower Sugar 2 fabrics by Lecien. I love these fabrics and know you will too.

And speaking of giveaways.....drum roll please.....My next post will be my 100th. I can't believe it.
I will be celebrating with a giveaway, so check back and find out about it.


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Everything looks so pretty-love the lemons!

Farmchick said...

I love all of your displays, especially the lemons. I love lemons!

Nancy said...

OH ME OH MY! I love them all...but that chocolate display, {even tho it's not real chocolate} is my favorite!!! Lordy they look real! Nancy

Lenore said...

Enjoyed your post and especially love the large apothocary jar with all the lemons!

Olive Cooper said...

I love your lemons. Lemons make everything better. Yes? We must all be crazy who love these cloches! ♥olive

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Your vignettes are all the cloches. I also like to decorate with lemons and seem to have them in about every room.
Hugs, Sherry

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Each and everyone is just beautiful! I love using lemons the color!


Shelia said...

Hi Beverly! Oh, what lovely cloche displays! You've made my tiny mouth start to water looking at that little food - fake or real! :)
Lovely vignette by the Bible too.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Lemons! You can never ever go wrong when you use lemons. In cooking, to decorate with, to drink, just about anything. But seeing them all grouped together in your apothacary jar! Beautiful..and the cake...and the candy...(sigh)

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

A beautiful post, Beverly!

Stacey said...

Hi Beverly. :) You have lots of great apothecaries and cloches. I love those lemons. They are so fresh and pretty especially with your blue and white.

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

I love blue, white and yellow! I think you are the Queen of Cloches ... everything looks so inviting.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my goodness, how pretty. All of your cloches are displayed so beautifully. I LOVE all of the chocolate, what a fun display. The lemons are one of my favorites too, I always think they make such a pretty display. Everyone of your vignettes are gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining the party. Great eye candy and such fabulous inspiration. Hugs, Marty

Nestled In Rosenberg said...

What lovely displays you have using cloches! Loving the lemons!

Life in Rehab said...

Lovely vignettes, and congratulations on the 100th post!

Sue said...

All of your vignettes were soooo pretty. I love those antique jars and I LOVE the blue accenting the yellow lemons in the jars. Very nice, Beverly...
:-) Sue

Anonymous said...

Oh, my...what a lot of cloches you have, and all filled so beautifully! I have only two so far, but after this event, I believe I might be starting another new collection..

It was lovely visiting with you..I will come back soon!


someplace in thyme said...

I have always loved anything with lemons, but the chocolate is over the top perfect. My mouth is watering, Char

Grannys Attic said...

Love them all. It's just amazing what lemons can do for a glass container. I am like you I just love finding anything glass at yard sales, thrift shops,antique shops etc...
I continued to read your blog and I know what you mean about SOFTBALL both of my granddaughters play travel and school ball and we stay on the road about every weekend. My 14 year old has been pitching for 6 years and her papa works with her everday. He has it so bad we have a softball field in our yard. LOL Got a love them grandkids. Blessings and thanks for sharing, Vicky

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great vignettes created with your pretty cloches.

Linda said...

What beautiful displays you have shared. I would love doing things like that but my house is so tiny. I do use oversized canning jars for all the items I need handy in the kitchen. I love reading all your posts...thanks for sharing!

Rachel said...

My favorite is the non-caloric chocolate too!!!
Thanks for sharing!

Nancy said...

Well, I just had to come back and look at all your beautiful cloches! That chocolate takes the ;) Nancy