Christmas Cloche Party

Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous Friday!
Today is the day that everyone in Blogland has been waiting for...
Whew...I barely made it in time...just sliding in under the wire! Hehe! I have been so busy trying to get all my Christmas decorating finished...cleaning up the decorating "aftermath"...photos taken, etc., that the Christmas Cloche Party kind of snuck up on me. So I only have one cloche to share for the party today...but I didn't want to miss out. I hope that you enjoy!!!
My 2010 Christmas Fireplace Mantel
Christmas in the Woodlands...2010 Christmas Mantel
Last year I did an elegant, creamy white and gold colored mantel theme...so this year I wanted to do something different. I decided on a more informal mantel design...one with a natural, woodsy feel. I love how the deep, rich burgandy looks with the pine greenery...and of course there is a little gold sparkle thrown into the mix...for a bit of Christmas magic!
Woodlands Santa
I started collecting Santas a few years ago. This Woodlands Santa is my favorite! I love his burgandy cordoroy, fur lined robe and cap. In one hand, Santa has his woodlands staff...with a little red cardinal resting in the pine. A burgandy velvet bag of pine and sugared fruit is tossed over his shoulder...with another bag of pine, fruit, and berries sitting at his feet.
A Woodlands Christmas Cloche...
To the left of Santa...you will see my old, french looking...wire cloche. I love the gray distressed finish...and it stands a stately 30 inches tall. I filled it (very carefully...hehe!) with different shades of gold ornaments. I really like how the shiny ornaments look through the wire!
Well my friends...I hope to share more of my Woodlands Christmas mantel with you for Metamorphosis Monday...so please come back by!
A special thank you to our dear, sweet hostess Marty over at A Stroll Thru Life...for hosting this fun filled cloche party for all of us to enjoy! You'll have to go and check out all of Marty's gorgeous Christmas cloches...as well as the other party participants pretties! I'm tellin' ya...this is a great resource for Christmas design ideas...you won't want to miss it!
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!
Warmest Christmas Wishes!


podso said...

very, very pretty, Chari. Really , really like the shape of that cloche! have a great weekend.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Morning Sis...Girl and once again you have been busy doing all these beautiful things that only you can do...I really love the Santa girl...I also have a few of them and some our just faces that I put on my tree each year that Wally got me sighs...
I love the mantle and can hardly wait to see what else you did with it...Oh I know send me some pics OK ha ha!! been busy this week trying to get Landen to take a bottle ha ha!! seems he likes his mama better than a dang old bottle ha ha!! got him to take 3 yesterday went to mall and got pics of him with Santa...any hoo love ya Sis...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria
Did your Jen get there yet or is that next month...

Anonymous said...

So lovely, Chari. I do like that cloche!
Hey, maybe you can post on last year's mantel for Sunday's Favorites. Sounds like it was beautiful!
Have a wonderful weekend.

Olive said...

Chari, just stunning. The wire cloche is too pretty. ♥O

Debbiedoos said...

Chari I love your Christmas Mantel. I love the woodlands Santa's too. I really need to jump on the collection of Santa wagon, or sleigh...Have a wonderful Holiday in your beautiful home! With your lovely family.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

So pretty, Chari! Love the Santa! My hubby would never allow me to have Santa in the house because he always felt it distracted from the real Reason for the Season. But I am wearing him down little by little by calling them Father Christmas. A couple of weeks ago I found one at the grocery store which I liked and Hubby actually did too. I didn't get him but there's always next year! He,he!! Have a wonderful weekend.

Christmas blessings,

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Gorgeous Chari.. love all the gold, ya know every girl needs a bit of bling..hugs ~lynne~

Unknown said...

Hi Chari!
Oh I had to tell you how much I just LOVE your mantel and its gorgeous goodies! So rich and elegant!
Have a blessed day!

Chubby Chieque said...

Hi Chari,
Am here again... I was drooling how you put together all your elegant and fab ornaments.



Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Chari, it is just stunning. I love your pretty wire cloche all dressed up and your garland, Santa and the Reindeer are just gorgeous. You always do the most wonderful vignettes. Beautiful. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Chari!
Oh, your mantel looks very pretty in the woodland theme. That wire cloche is just wonderful. Everything looks so pretty.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Very beautiful! I especially love the Christmas balls...I have them in bowls around my house! I love the colors you use in decorating your home! ♥

On Crooked Creek said...

Beautifully done, dear! Your Santa and the cloche full of gold ball ornaments make an eye appealing statement. I, truly, adore how your gold open wire ribbon brings all the elements together! I'm in agreement with you that blog ladies have the best decorating ideas!

Lynn said...

Looks great Chari! Lovin' the cloche and the ribbon just makes everything pop:@)

Anonymous said...

Cheri I can tell you are having a blast with that gorgeous Mantel of yours!! The Woodland theme is just perfect and of course you haven't missed the tiniest detail!!

The Santa is so pretty too!

bee blessed

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Chari, your mantel is gorgeous. I love the wire cloches filled with ornaments. Very pretty.

The Tablescaper said...

Gorgeous mantel, so lush. Just beautiful.

- The Tablescaper

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Your mantel is gorgeous!!! I love the woodsy feel but still has some glamor. The wire cloche looks fabulous with the gold ornaments. Can't wait to see more of your mantel next week.

Historical sites with charmine said...

Beautiful Chari!!! Fit to be in a magazine.Happy holidays and a blessed Christmas.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful! Love the look - You did a great job.
Enjoy your weekend.

Deanna said...

So pretty and elegant! I love your decor and the woodland theme is perfect.

Thanks for sharing!
Deanna :D

bj said...

Everything is always so beautiful at your home. :)

I'll be back later to link for Sunday.

Brenda Pruitt said...

So beautiful! Elegant and beautiful!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

So gorgeous! Just takes my breath away!! The wire cloche, shiny ornaments inside, the deer, and Santa with the brights and darks are all so very impressive!

Great job, sweet lady!


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