2/18/2010

The Glimmering...Shimmering...Shades of Winter

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It's Here...the Winter Cloche Party!
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Hello my friends! Well...the long awaited event is here...the Winter Cloche Party!!! I'm so excited!!!
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This fabulous party is hosted by our very own Marty over at A Stroll Thru Life. Thank you, Marty for hosting this awesome cloche party for us!!!
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You won't want to miss out on what Marty has prepared for us today...please go by and see! While you're over there...you will find a list of all the other cloche party participants!
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Well my friends, as I began to think about what I wanted to do for the Winter Cloche Party...I started thinking about all the different "frocks" that my cloches and apothecary jars have donned this winter season! Ohhh...I do love to dress a pretty cloche or apothecary jar!!!
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Here in Colorado along with the winter season...comes the snow! Have you ever seen it snowing when the sun is shining? It's absolutely gorgeous...there is nothing else in the world like it! As the snowflakes catch the sunlight...they "glimmer" and "shimmer" just like diamonds!!! It's sooo magical!
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So for your viewing enjoyment...I present to you a few cloches and apothecary jars...dressed in their finest frocks of the winter season!
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The Glimmering...Shimmering...Shades of Winter

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December's "Glimmering Golds"...
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Gold...Gold...and more Glimmering Golds
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Glimmering gold Christmas ornaments in all shapes and sizes!
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Gold jingle bells all wrapped up in gold satin ribbon.
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Glimmering golds accented by the light of a blue, wintery morning!
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It was the avant-garde of "Shimmering Silvers"...strutting their stuff...in the dining room!
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Shimmering silver accented by December's Christmas reds...
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A cloche with a shimmering silver ornament and shimmering silver beaded tassels...sit atop a shimmering silver pedestal dish. Ahhh...everything is SHIMMERING!!!
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December's Christmas red gives way to January's winter white!
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Is there anything quite like winter white and shimmering silver?
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A "Tea for Two was held in January...
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...adorned in it's finest winter whites...and shimmering silvers!
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A very large apothecary beverage jar sits center stage on this "Tea for Two" table. It is filled with shimmering silver mercury glass! Several of the mercury glass orbs have white shimmering rhinestones...can you see them shimmer as the light catches them?
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The entire tea was dressed in winter white and shimmering silver!
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January gives way to February's "Day of Love"!
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This pretty cloche is adorned with a shimmering silver mercury glass heart that has been tied with an organza ribbon fashioned in winter white!
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February's "Day of Love" is celebrated with a romantic table for two!
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Once again, the large apothecary beverage jar takes center stage! What can I say...it's difficult to upstage such a "presence"! Hehe!
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Winter white is everywhere...and silver...shimmering silver!!! Silver shimmers ever so brightly against all the winter white! Honey and I both thought we were blinded by our love for one another...hmmm, or was it all the shimmering silver? Nah...it was the love...true love!!!
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Well my friends...there you have it! The glimmering...shimmering...shades of winter!!! I hope that you enjoyed the show! Hehe!
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Thank you so much for coming by! Please leave me a comment and let me know that you were here...I'd love to visit with you!!!
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Warmest winter wishes!

54 comments:

The Muse said...

Chari...how glistening...like winter sun hitting icicles in the midst of season's frost! LOVELY

Tardevil said...

You take the best pictures! Love all the gold & again the statue holding the jewelry! Everything looks perfect!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

OH MY, Chari!!

Hugs, for that dreamy, wintery, shimmering, glimmering post!

Mona

Shelia said...

Chari!!!! Oh, how beautiful! I don't know if I've ever seen such gorgeous cloche displays! Shiny sparkly glittering beauty! You've outdone yourself, Dear One!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

podso said...

Very creative display! And lost of glitter. I love it in the sunlight! Thanks, friend. You've given us some eye candy today.

Allie and Pattie said...

Chari, every single one is STUNNING! Beautiful!!
xoxo Pattie

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

They are all just so beautiful! I have never really gotten the cloche thing down, but yours are sure a lesson in gorgeousness. Maybe I'll get brave and try one now! :) And thanks for your really sweet comment!
Cheers, Andrea

Jane said...

Hi Chari,
Everything looked beautiful. Your vignettes are perfect and your pictures are gorgeous!!!
Jane

Theresa said...

I love all of your shimmering beauties. My favorites are the ones with the snow outside the window:) So beautiful, the jingle bells and the sparling balls... wow! Enjoy all of the sparkles my friend, I did!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Chari, you know that I love all of your cloches and your jars, but with the gold balls, bells and fabulous ribbons on the LR table, this is just stunning. Everything is just fabulous. The dining room is stunning. I really, really love that huge apothecary jar and then all of the silver is unreal. I think this is definitely one of the prettiest table you have done. I love the cloche on the silver stand, just so pretty. Thanks so much for joining the party. You always have the best eye candy in all the world to look at. Hugs, Marty

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Chari, talk about lush!!!! Girl, you are the queen of the lush pictures. Ooooo, they are wonderful. I love the golds....so warm and inviting. Just lovely!!!!

Barb ♥

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hey Dearie,
I don't know if I have ever seen more beautiful cloches!!! I wonder if there is a job for cloche designer, cause they would pick you! The golds, the silvers and the wintery whites!! That with all your beautiful silver and your wonderful photography. Well dearie, I can't say enough about how fabulous this post is. I almost feel like deleting mine, it's pretty bleak. I head to AZ. next week, can't wait! Need to see my son and dil and Marty and... It should be fun! Hugs to you, Cindy

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I loved the show as always!!! I always love everything you do. I love all the silver & white the best.

Kim

Gail said...

Oh my goodness.....absolutely beautiful! Can you come and do my cloches? I loved them all.

Carol at Serendipity said...

Chari,

Absolutely beautiful!! All of them...I will do more next party! What a fun way to display treasures.

Carol

Lara Harris said...

Beautiful table!SO creative!

Blue Creek Home said...

These are all so pretty and wintery!

I love the one with the reflective clear balls. Beautiful!

Rhonda

alice said...

Chari,
How beautiful! The pictures are wonderfully shiny!
smiles, alice

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is all so luscious!! Love it ALL! Love them jingle bells, gotta get me some of those bells! ;-)

You are our snow queen, our silver and white queen! Great job!

Katherine

xinex said...

Your cloches are so rich looking, Chari. I love all the shimmer and glitter. So pretty!..Christine

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Beauty...every photo is beautiful! These is something I've never tried to do. I need to find one for some of my shells! I love them! ♥

Cozy Little House said...

What a beautiful job you've done! I always love that window and what you choose to have in front of it. Such a lovely spot in your house. Your cloches are just filled with splendor!
Brenda

Prior said...

Love all the silver you've incorporated with the cloches. Lezlee

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Hi Chari. Everything is so sparkly and beautiful. You sure have the touch for creating magical pretties. Its so captivating! Rosie

kim said...

Love all the silver and gold. Your table was stunning.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

All your pictures are so lovely. Your tea for two just looks so welcoming and special. Sweetness!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Chari- Your decorating is always so beautiful and elegant. I really do think you must come down and help me with my dining room! (not the wallpaper removal- I promise- the fun decorating part is what I had in mind!!)

Greely, CO is March 1-6th- I sure wish there were a way to get up and see you though I don't think Bill would appreciate me leaving him with the 2 little ones!! But so close....

I do hope I will be done with the paper stripping before we leave- we will see- it is very slow going but I promised Bill I wouldn't kill myself over it!! Do you remember the days we could redo a room in such little time-- my what age does!

blessings
mary

Mrs. P. said...

Chari....your pictures are stunning! What a beautiful display!

Blessings!
Gail

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Chari, what wonderful displays! *I knew they would be*
Great job, as always!
Michelle

Karen said...

Chari - it all looks so wonderful. I love the snow in the background - it just adds the finishing touch to it all. I think the Valentine set was my favorite.
Thanks for sharing!
Karen
Some days are diamonds

Flory said...

everything's so fabulous Chari! have a happy weekend!

Donna said...

Everything is gorgeous and so glamorous! Beautiful!

Carey said...

Your cloches are so beautiful. Love the color scheme. They sparkle.

Carey from Chicory Nits

Maggie B said...

Chari,
How I love your vignettes, everything is so gorgeous. I think this is the best yet!
~Maggie~

Barbara said...

Chari, I knew when I say your name, I was in for a real treat and you didn't let me down. Just absolutley beautiful.

Barbara

Picket said...

Oh I knew better than to come here first thing this morning,,I knew you were gonna just knock my socks off with your glorious cloches!!! lol Oh girl...how do you make them soooooo breath taking,and yes I alwaya forget to do the ribbon!!! lol Girl these are just amazing but then again so are you! Loved this girl..it's just beautiful! I hope you have a great weekend sweetie! ~Picket~

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Good Morning Chari,
Yes, I get to visit with Marty and Karen is coming and several other gals. I am so excited! My mom is going with me and hubby is staying home this time. Someone has to earn a living. hehe. My son says it's been about 75 every day, so I am ready! Oh, the view you asked about is the one over my sink in the kitchen. It is a nice one, but now I wish it would turn to green stuff, instead of white. Have a great day my friend, I loved this post it is the most beautiful thing!! Hugs, Cindy

Marianne@Songbird said...

What a fun and sparkly post. Gotta love a good dose of blingbling.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Chari,
Your cloches are stunning and everything is so beautiful! Love your ladies displayed along with all the sparkle! Happy Friday!

Blessings,
Sandi

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Good morning Chari! I agree with everyone! Every picture is a beautiful work of art. I love the sparkle and the beautiful theme. I love your displays....wow...I could just look at these pictures forever! big smile. YOu have outdone yourself!
Blessings,
Debbie

Glenda/MidSouth said...

So pretty! You did a great job. Really like the ones with gold.

LemonyRenee' said...

Wow, what a stunning job you did. Really beautiful.

silk purse said...

Spendidly and utterly lovely! Believe it or not, today's comment will be "short and sweet"!.., Hehe!..,

Now dearest Cheri,the only thing left unsaid, (or as in this case requested, with a "pretty please", is: when will we perhaps get a glimpse into other the lovely rooms in your home?.., We adore the dining room and living room!!.., What other lovelies may await? .., ( I have so enjoyed the rose bedroom blog)!..,

Hope you are most well my dear friend!..,

Cheers, blessings and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Chari,
Lovely wintery whites, your designer details are incredible. Seriously, I see all the pretty table settings in the Paris boutiques and yours would looks right at home. I'm also hoping you would share your photography secrets - my upclose shots seem to look well, they don't look like yours:(

To answer you question about the relaxed lady on my post the other day, we found her reclining in the Versailles gardens last Spring.

Bonne week-end!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Chari...this post was dazzling! I'm going back to drool some more! That tablescape took my breath away! Absolutely stunning!
I'm joining in Sunday Fav. this week if I can just remember to come sign up...my brain doesn't work sometimes!
Hugs!
susan

Debbie said...

That is what I call bedazzling!~ So pretty!~

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Chari, these are absolutely gorgeous! Since I saw your first post with all of the mercury glass, I have been looking for mercury glass, but I fear you've bought all of it already. I can't find any! You came by and thanked me for coming to see this post, but I had not yet been able to get over here. So glad I did come to see all of this shimmering beauty. laurie

vintage frenchhen said...

Oh Chari dear! What a beautiful post. Your pictures are just amazing!! How do you capture all the beauty? The cloche's you have shown are very inspiring. Have a wonderful weekend, Marcia

Cindy said...

Chari, So sorry that I am late to visit your party. Your cloches and apothocary jars are gorgeous. You do an amazing job with your vignettes! They are so beautiful. I know about the snow falling and the sun shining...I live in Manitoba, it does that here too. I love snow and sun, one of the many reason I love living here. I would so love a visit from you! Hugs, Cindy S.

Jennnifer said...

Hi Chari, Love all your arrangements! Let's have tea!

Braley Mama said...

Chari, I love the jingle bells:) So beautiful....every post you do is beautiful. May God bless you and your family this week!!!!

salmagundi said...

I still love the silver & white table the best. It really matches our weather today - cold, snowy with a very little sunshine poking through earlier. Talked to Mike today and understand your part of the state is scheduled to get some snow, too. He is hoping for a snow day from school on Monday. Have you had a chance to get out some this past week? Hope your body isn't talking back to you still - winter will be over soon! Take care, Sally

Kathleen said...

Oh you are good! They are fabulous..I remember that tablescape too..stunning!

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