Welcome to the 32nd "Sunday Favorites"

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Hello my friends!

Welcome to the 32nd run of "Sunday Favorites"!!!

** I hope that you're having a wonderful weekend and that you all had a marvelous Thanksgiving! We had our Thanksgiving on Friday after the kids got here. We had a wonderful time feasting on Thanksgiving turkey and all the fixin's and spending it with loved ones!!! Of course, I count my blessings each and every day but it is sweet recounting all those special blessings during this season of Thanksgiving!!!
Well my friends, this coming Wednesday...December 4th...is the long awaited Cloche Party hosted by Marty over at A Stroll Thru Life. It's time to dust off all those pretty cloches and apothecary jars and decorate! Please swing by Marty's for more details!
In light of the coming Cloche Party, I thought I would share my post from the Cloche Party last June! Hope you enjoy, my friends!!!
Well my friends...have a super Sunday! Thank you so much for coming by today!


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Sunday Favorites

My favorite post: June 18, 2009

It's A Cloche Party!!!

Hello my friends...the day has finally arrived for the Cloche Party!!! I've been soooo excited!!!

This fabulous Cloche Party is being hosted by a very dear friend of mine...
Marty from A Stroll Thru Life! If you haven't ever met Marty, you really must go over to her place and do so...she's just the sweetest gal and she has the most delightful blog! I can guarantee you that you'll make a dear friend and be totally inspired by her beautiful home and many great ideas and never ending talents!!!

While you're over at Marty's, you'll find a list of all the participants or should I say, "party-goers"! Hehe!!! I just know that there will be so many beautifully decorated cloches and apothecary jars on display!!! I'm always ready for some new and innovative ideas when it comes to decorating!!!

Pre-party Excitement...

This week, due to all of my excitement about the Cloche Party, I did a little pre-party posting!
Monday I posted my "Cherub in a Jar"...apothecary jar, that is!
Tuesday..."Bird's Nest Under Glass" cloche!
Wednesday..."Bunny in a Jar"...another apothecary jar design!
You can just scroll down to those posts to see them...I sure hope that you'll take a peek at them!
Without further ado...here is my contribution or little "party favor" for the Cloche Party!

"Cloches & Buttons and Creamy White Ironstone"
These are a Few of My Favorite Things...."

My Miniature Cloche

This is a miniature cloche that I found at an antique shop several months ago. It was on sale for just $2...that incuded the little glass pedestal plate that it's sitting on as well! This little cloche only measures 6 in. tall (10 in. tall including the pedestal plate).

I searched and searched for something pretty to put in my miniature cloche...and finally decided to add a bunch of pretty gold, black, and white buttons! I tied a feathery white ribbon to the handle and added an vintage looking key!

"A Few of My Favorite Things" Vignette

In celebration of the Cloche Party...I wanted to make a vignette using my newly decorated cloche. I took one of my silver handled trays and added a few of my favorite things...a creamy white ironstone soup tureen...a silver beaded rope with tassels...a silver frenchy looking ornament...a couple of silver candleholders with white candles...and my newly decorated cloche filled with pretty gold buttons!*

A New Vignette for the Living Room

In my olive colored living room, I have a beautiful picturesque window...it's very large and situated right next to the front door of our home...so it recieves much attention. I have an antique mohogany sofa table placed in front of this window. I think this will be the perfect place for "A Few of My Favorite Things" vignette!

I placed the silver tray with my newly decorated cloche in the center of the sofa table. I added a large crystal vase full of white hydrangeas to the left side of the tray...and a couple of old books with my favorite french girl bust...to the right side!

Voila!!!...now I have a brand new vignette for my living room table!



My french girl bust...isn't she sweet?

A few "artsy" photos of the buttons in a cloche!

I found a new toy...the frosted window frame around my cloche photo is an effect that can be found at Flickr! I love the look of this!!!

Ooooh...so many pretty kinds of buttons!

Another photo framing technique from Flickr!

I have just learned how to make mosaics with my photos...I've been having soooo much fun doing this!

Well my friends...thank you for letting me share a "Few of My Favorite Things" with you today! I hope that you enjoyed my new vignette and my miniature cloche full of pretty buttons!!!

I am off to Texas tomorrow for a two week vacation! I am going to see my three daughters and all ten of my grandchildren!!! I will miss you while I'm gone and will have alot of catching up to do when I get home! Until then...Lord bless and I'll see you soon!!!

*Just a note...I will still be hosting Sunday Favorites while I'm gone...I already have prepared the Sunday Favorites posts and they will publish on schedule!

Love ya'll,


Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures. I love the buttons and the entire vignette you have arranged.

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Hi Chari! I'm gonna see if I've got something to show again! I love your mosaics and your vignette's and your buttons and your cloches! You've got talent good friend! Love Ya! Lauralu :)

Cass @ That Old House said...

You really do put together just the prettiest vignettes! Lovely.

Theresa said...

Love the buttons! They are so pretty as is everything you touch! Have a blessed Sunday dear Chari!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Good Morning Dear Chari,
I am so loving seeing this post again! I needed some inspiration for cloche as I am not done with mine. You have the most amazing looking cloches and the buttons were a perfect idea! I can't believe how gorgeous your pics are, they just jump off the page! I am glad to hear your Thanksgiving went well, I went shopping on Friday and vowed to my hubby, never again! The people are crazy out there! Hugs and have a great Sunday too, Cindy

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Chari!

Hum, I don't have a cloche! I might just have to improvise and start making my brain try to come up with something. LOL

Oh and congrats on winning Leanns giveaway! woohoo!!

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Diann :)

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

I loved those cloche parties. I never got to participate, but I really enjoyed seeing all the creative ideas! Yours was wonderful!

Christi @ A Southern Life

Maggie said...

Hi Chari,
Loved looking at all your beautiful vignettes, cloches & mosaic.
Have a great week.

Anonymous said...

Hiya Chari. You know I'm too new to have any old favorites, but I sure enjoyed looking at yours. You are so talented. I really watch you closely because you are so skillful at arranging your vignettes. You make it look so natural. Rosie

Gypsy Heart said...

Hi Chari,
Oh where, oh where in Texas are you? We might be near each other! :-) Everything looks beautiful, as usual. Love the buttons!

The Old Parsonage said...

Hi Chari

Sounds like you had a wonderful time with your kiddos! I love this past post - new to me!!

Guess what my sweet friend? You won our giveaway!!!! Yep, you won it:)

E-mail me your address and I'll send the Christmas love you way! There's a link on my blog to send the e-mail.


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Mari, this is just stunningly beautiful! Loved seeing this SO much.


Sheila :-)

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Chari! What beautiful vignettes you've created, the minature cloche and French girl are so pretty. Have a wonderful trip and enjoy your family!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Ahhhhhhhh......Chari....I hope you have a fabulous time with your family.....oh, and those precious little grandkids. What fun. :-)

I love your little cloche and your vignette. It's just perfect....well, as USUAL....

Can you tell me where I could find that little frame at flickr? I spent hours one night looking for that kind of thing, but never even considered Flickr...... :-) Wow, all the great things I've learned in Blogville!


Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Oh I love all those little buttons!!! Your photos are so pro looking,going to cost me a quarter to speak to you soon ...hahaha,hope you are well my dear friend,Chrissy

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Good Morning Chari,
Thanks for the sweet note,I always love hearing from you! I am going to look on E-Bay and see if I can find that seller of the fireplace screen. It must be in my records somewhere. I will let you know. I need to get my tree up, but first we have to go cut it! How's your day going? I am off to do errands and visit a client but just wanted to say hi. Hugs, Cindy