9/10/2009

It's a Cloche Party!!!

Hello my friends! Today is the day...the day for the Cloche Party! This is the second cloche party this year...the first was held in May! I was so excited to be able to join in with the cloche party today...to show a few of my Autumn decorating projects!

This fun filled event is hosted by our very own Marty from over at A Stroll Thru Life! Thank you so much, Marty...this is sooo much fun!!!

You won't want to miss all the pretties that Marty has for us today...so please go over and pay her a little visit and while you're there you can check out all of the other cloche party participants!!!
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An Autumn Apothecary
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I have been trying to get a little Autumn decorating done at my place. Ohhh my, I've had a mess! Hehe! This week I dug out all of my autumn decorations...you should see my dining room! Hmmm...second thought, you really shouldn't! Hehe!
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One of my first projects was to decorate my wire apothecary jar. Whew...I barely got it done in time for the cloche party!
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Without further ado...
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An Autumn Apothecary

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This is in my kitchen...a little Autumn finery for the cook! That's me! Hehe!
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I just love my old chippy white enamel topped table....it's situated in the corner of my kitchen! I have an old copper boiler pot with some greenery on the table...a lamp...and ohhh, just look at the pretty little rooster tassel hanging on my lamp! This was a gift from Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch...from her one year blog anniversary giveaway! Thank you, Susan...I love, love, LOVE my little rooster!!!
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I thought this would be the perfect place for a little Autumn bling! I used a black wooden serving tray...and added my wire apothecary jar (21 in. tall)...a few of my new autumn dinner napkins and a couple of amber colored stemware...ohhh, and do you see the big wooden acorns?
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Hmmm...I was really "scratching my head" on this one....how to give this wire apothecary jar an autumn look. I decided to try a few of my ceramic pumpkins! I added a little moss to the bottom of the apothecary jar and started adding the ceramic pumpkins...then I used a little berry garland and autumn leaves for a filler! I topped it off with a pretty ribbon!
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I found the large wooden acorns at Hobby Lobby last year. I have four...each one is a different shape and color!
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A couple of close-up photos...I like to call them my "artsy" photos! Hehe!
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I just love Autumn...and I love all the deep, rich colors of Autumn!!! I think the colors of the ceramic pumpkins look so pretty against the antique bronze of the wire apothecary jar!
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Ahhh...just look at the pretty reds, oranges, golds, and olive greens...so warm and rich!!!
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Autumn Under Glass

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My glass cloche on a pedestal.
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This was a "no brainer" after decorating the wire apothecary jar...I just followed suit using another ceremic pumpkin...a little moss for the pumpkin to sit on...and a pretty ribbon!!!
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I added the glass cloche to the serving tray...right next to big brother the apothecary jar! Hehe!
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Another "artsy" photo...
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A start to the 2009 Autumn season decor at Happy To Design!
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I've had so much fun joining in with Marty's Cloche Party today...don't forget to visit Marty and all of the other party participants! I know that we're in for a real treat!!!
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Thank you so much for coming by today...please leave me a comment and let me know that you were here...I'd love to visit with you!!!
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Love ya'll,
Chari
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PS...This week I joined Barb over at Treasure's from the Heart for her "Three Projects in Three Weeks" challenge! If you would like more info about that post you can click HERE.
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Yeahhhh for me....I completed one of the three projects! Decorating the wire apothecary jar for autumn!!! One down and two more to go!!!

60 comments:

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just BEAUTIFUL Chari...I do it would be tho ha ha!! Love that wire cloche's where did you find it and you know I love your cooper boiler pot...Looks just wonderful all you did...and girl you should see my DR table right now...don't you don't want to, I bet it looks just like yours right now ha ha!! Love ya sis...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Chari, you are the best. I just love your wire cloche, and your little glass one as well. Both of them are stunning. The ceramic pumpkins look so pretty and then you topped it off with berries and pretty ribbons. Thanks so much for joining the party. I love them. This is such fun. Hugs, Marty

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

OH MY! How I love those Fall colors! Just make my heart sing! I missed being able to go on our trip to Maine but coming here and seeing your beautiful colors is wonderful!
~Smiles and love~
Mona

Michelle said...

Love the giant acorns! I have 1 large acorn but not as pretty as yours!

Stacey said...

Chari, everything is so pretty! That is no surprise to me though. :) Great job!

{ L } said...

Very classy and gorgeous!

xinex said...

Your artsy photos are just beautiful, Chari! Your fall cloches are just perfect for autumn.I love the warm colors. The acorns are so pretty..Christine

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very pretty! I really like the wire cloche. Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

What a pretty vignette. How welcoming and inviting it is. Thanks for sharing!
Karen @ Some Days Are Diamonds

Tracy said...

Everything looks beautiful! I have that same cloche on a pedestal and couldn't figure out what to put in it. Guess I need to get busy!

Brenda said...

You've got fall going on, girl! I love your pretties. And all the autumnal colors. So inspiring me to decorate!
Brenda

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Hi Chari. What a wonderful display you've put together! I like that enamel top table too! Happy decorating!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Chari, love your fall colors in your pretty vignette and speaking of fall colors, love that copper pot!!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Chari,
I am so in love with that wire cloche! You have outfitted it perfectly, the ceramic pumpkins, the copper boiler, the lamp with your ever so cute rooster! This is so lovely, you really nailed it girl!! The pics too, they have such a soft glow! I need to order one of those vignettes books you gave away! Just awesome! Hugs, Cindy

prof en retraite said...

Of course, your cloches are beautitul, Chari! You have such wonderful taste! I LOVE that wire apothecary!! Gorgeous! Great job! Happy weekend...hugs...Debbie

Sarah said...

Chari,
I knew your post would be wonderful! And I see those acorns again that always grab my attention. Still looking for some for my table. Thanks for a lovely visit. ~ Sarah

Shelia said...

Hi Chari! Oh, all your cloches are just beautiful! The wire cloche is so amazing and you certainly know how to decorate them.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

bj said...

O, I do believe you must be the Queen of Decorating Cloches !! These are all just fabulous...you sure are good at it, girl..

susan said...

That tassel looks great! I love your fall decorations. I know you joke about your "artsy" shots, but they really are "artsy" and beautiful :)!

Sue said...

Chari, what a sweet vignette with your wire apothecary..It's ginoumous! The pumpkins and leaves filled it so well.
And I just adore your acorns!!! Wowie, they are so cooool.... Everything looks so homey and comfortable. I want to come for a bite to eat. Oh, and like that copper boiler pot a lot, too ...
hugs, Sue

janet said...

absolutely beautiful Chari, fall colors are so gorgeous. I never knew there were so many types of cloches. thanks for sharing your beautiful displays
hugs
janet

Julie said...

Chari, everything is so pretty!love those Fall colors,love the pumpkins,just love it all great job...
xoxo
Julie

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your arrangements are so pretty. I love what you have done for the cloche party! The acorns are great.

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Very pretty! Love the colors and the cloche. Hope you'll visit with me, too!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Just beautiful Chari. Just beautiful. I love the big wooden acorns. They are definitely my style. The cloche they adorn is absolutely Fall and so stunning. Oh my gosh. Love it. I really like the little dome inside of the dish with the little orange pumpkin as well. It is beautiful. Girl you have outdone yourself. I just love everything. Thanks for sharing. Please stop by and see my cloches as well. I would so love to have you visit. Country hugs, Sherry

Joan@anthinggoeshere said...

I love the colors of your cloche contents. There is nothing prettier than orange in the fall.

Saucy said...

I love your fall vignettes. I'm at the party, too. I think events like this are so much fun, we get to meet like-minded decorators like each other!

Enjoy the party, your creations are beautiful.

Bill said...

Hi Chari,
This is so very impressive! You did a wonderful job putting it all together, displaying it, and capturing the beauty perfectly in your photographs! You have a great eye for color and composition! A+++

Bye for now,
Bill

Barbara said...

Chari, Wow, the wire apothecary is outstanding and your photos of the one with the pumpkin are great.

Brautiful post.
Barbara

Carolyn said...

Hi Chari,
Great job decorating for the cloche party. I love your artsy photos.
I posted the recipe for sticky date pudding for you. Hope you enjoy it-it's rich but so good.

Carolyn

Its So Very Cheri said...

Love it all-you must post this next week for the Celebrate the Holidays party. both of my parties are brand new and I look forward to them just growing and growing.
Everyone loved all of the posts so much.
I always enjoy your visits and sweet comments. If you want to know more than you ever wanted about me you can click on the G-Force family button on my blog under the header. I look forward to getting to know you better.

Cheri
Its So Very Cheri

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Just beautiful, Chari. Girl, you have the touch. All your displays are so LUSH. They really are so very charming, sweet pea.

Hugs, Barb :-)

Blue Creek Home said...

I am lovin' all the fall decorations at your house. The metal container is great and I love the copper tub!!

Answers: The pewter rub on came from Big Lots in the craft section. And the peacock feathers around the base of the cloche is just feathers attached to 1 yd. ribbon - got those for .99 at Tuesday Morning. Lotta look for cheap!!
Rhonda

Sandra said...

Wow, I love it all! I love the wire cloches. I need some big acorns. Thanks for sharing with us.
Blessings,
Sandra

Tootsie said...

oh Chari!!! you did a beautiful job! I just wanted to thank you for all the very sweet comments you always leave for me. You are one of the kindest people I know online and when I see your name in my comments...I get a smile and can't wait to see what you wrote to me!
have a great weekend!

Joyce said...

You certainly have been busy decorating. I love your bird plates.
I have taken most of my Fall/Halloween boxes out of my storage area and hope to go to town in my house next week after I give it a good cleaning. I sure hate the cleaning part but who does?
Joyce

Kammy said...

Hi Girlfriend !
I love your cloches and the idea of 3 projects in 3 weeks sounds great....I know you can do it ! I love your warm fall colors and makes me want to curl up with a cup of coffee and good magazine...

I wanted to stop by today to thank you for visiting me before/after my surgery - your kinds words ment the world !!! I can hardly wait to get 100% and join with you PARTY ANIMALS !!!! LOL !!
Hugs ~ Kammy

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi, I am visiting from Marty's. Nice to meet you! Very pretty cloches!

Debbie

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Beautiful Chari.. I love the copper boiler.. what a unique way to display it. I use mine in the shop for all sorts of goodies.lol I enjoyed your cloches.
hugs ~lynne~

Melissa Miller said...

How beautiful is that wire cloche Chari! ~WOW! I just love em' all and all of the pretty colors and ribbons you have used.

~Wonderful job! ~Melissa ;)

Sharing with Sherri said...

Chari,

HOW GORGEOUS!! I absolutely LOVE that wire apothecary jar, and how you decorated it!! You really have the decorators touch girlfriend!!

Those giant sized acorns are adorable too and such a perfect touch for your Fall display. I couldn't help but think what the squirrels in my backyard would think about them!!

Your lamp is gorgeous too, and that adorable rooster tassel was just the perfect crowning touch for it!!
I want to thank you also for stopping and leaving such sweet messages.
I always look forward to your visits! You have such a wonderful way with words that I wish I had!!

Have a wonderful day!!
Sherri:)

Chandy said...

I love it! Your Fall theme is so cool... I feel so behind right now, but no worries, I'll get there. I love all of your pumpkins and Fall decor, just lovely.

ellen b said...

Hi Chari! I really like the whole display and how it all works together so well. Those big acorns are really cool! Lovely Autumn happening here :0)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Chari, I love that wire topiary cloche! Is it new? I don't remember it. You have it decorated so pretty. The berries sticking out of it just make it look like they kind of grew inside the cloche. I DO remember those wonderful acorns. I've looked at H.L. for those since I saw yours last year. I adore those acorns. The glass cloche looks so pretty too, and the pretty Fall colored ribbon ties the two of them together. (I know just what you mean about making a mess when you get out the Fall decor-did you notice my cloche photos were all close up? That was so you couldn't see the mess that was all around them!) laurie

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Autumn is definitely at your house in your gorgeous cloches. What fun I had looking at all the eye candy. Have a wonderful weekend Chari~ ~ Lynn

Blondie's Journal said...

Chari,

I want the enamel top table. Oh, it has MY name on it!! lol!!

Your wire apathacary is gorgeous as are all of your nice Autumn decorations. You must be busy. Give me a good old kick!! ;-)

xoxo
Jane

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

I love that little one. ANd my many squirrels might think they would like your huge acorns!!! Love the fall colors on your table!

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Chari - It all is just beautiful! Hasn't this party been so much fun. Everyone is really giving their best with all the cloches. Your wire one is wonderful. I would love to have one to use at Christmas. Maybe it will be a gift to me!

Have a great weekend and thanks for sharing.

Charla

Oliva said...

Great fall decor! Love the ribbon/bow touch!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Fabulous job! The copper boiler pot is the perfect backdrop! I scrolled down and took a peek at your next two projects coming up, can't wait to see them!

Katherine

Barb said...

Chari,
Love the simplicity of the one pumpkin in the cloche.
As you saw, I'm getting a little carried away on things. Maybe I've been tooooo set free. =0)

Thanks always for coming by.
It blesses me.

Now to check out your 'project. =0-)
blessings
barbara jean

Linda said...

Chari, that wire cloche is just about my favorite. What is it about wire that makes it so pretty, so Frenchy!!And yes, when you open my apothecary jar, you can hear the music. I'm just sitting here trying to be clever about naming a song that you would hear....something to do with shredded, or torn.....hmmmmm, I'll think of it eventually! Linda @Nina's Nest

Myrna said...

Oh Chari! Thank you so much for visiting and leaving such wonderful and encouraging comments!You are so sweet!
YOUR home is beautiful! And your cloche displays are stunning! You really know how to make a home warm and inviting!
Lovely to meet you and looking forward to 'visiting' again soon!
Blessings!
Myrna

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Chari, I love, love, love your whole Autumn table! It is so pretty. And a great job on the wire cloche, you so rocked it! :)

Barb said...

Hey girl
Thanks for coming by and leaving me that sweet note, and info on photobucket.
I've never tried it. Do you hook up to it on computer, buy a disc??

OK, now, Orange pumpkins.
Yes, I made them too.
I found this material last year, and you know, in my own berserk way, made tons of pumpkins, out of everything!!
Anyway. loved this material. Can you tell it has sequins on it, and it's shiny?

Now i have found brown in the same fabric. Not sure if I'll get any more pumpkins done this year. You know how i always like doing something new.
I'm getting ready to paint some cute Autumn signs now.

hugs and blessings,

Barbara jean

Cori said...

Chari...so happy to come upon your Sunday Favorites feature. Had a little trouble at first and ended up with a typo when I entered my name It's Cori from StarviewSonnet...and it showed up as "Cpro"...oh well...at least I got it to work : )I enjoy your blog and will be a regular visitor/follower...thanks so much!

common ground said...

Hi Chari, thanks so much for stopping by. The cloche party has been so much fun. Your pumpkin in the cloche is just gorgeous! Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year!
Debra

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVELY Fall display!!!

Denise Marie said...

great post.

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