Welcome Spring 2011...A Cloche Party!


Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
The 2011 Spring Cloche Party
It's here...IT"S HERE!!! The party that we have all been waiting for in Blogland! The 2011 Spring Cloche Party! I just love Marty's Cloche parties! She is such a creative and talented lady...and she always has the prettiest cloches! Ohhh boy...I can hardly wait to see what she has come up with for this new spring season! Not to mention...the hundreds of beautifully decorated cloches that will be shared from all of you talented bloggers! I am sooo excited to see what ya'll have done! This is where I get my decorating ideas...so bring on the party!!!
Welcome Spring 2011 at Happy To Design...
Today the sun is shining so bright and it's beginning to warm up here in Colorful Colorado! I couldn't be happier...I have had the worst case of spring fever this year! Hehe! Soooo...away with winter and welcome spring!!!
White Ironstone and Apple Blossoms...

Spring has so sweetly arrived in my french country dining room.
An All White Color Theme...with a Spring Splash of Spring Green
As you can see, the walls that surround my dining room buffet are RED. I love, love, LOVE my red walls but the darker color presents a challenge when trying to lighten and brighten things up for the spring season! I decided to go white...all white for my dining room buffet's new spring frocks! Ooops...I nearly forgot...all white...with a few splashes of "spring green"! So out comes the white ironstone...the green apples...and a spring show of apple blossoms!


An Array of White Ironstone Pitchers in Different Shapes and Sizes...
I have been collecting white ironstone pitchers for some time now. You can see the newest addition to my collection on the far left. I found this pretty ironstone pitcher at the anitque flea market a few weeks ago. Ironstone pitchers make for a beautiful spring vignette...soft, creamy white...simplicity at it's best!

Apple Blossoms...
A tall white ironstone pitcher filled with long stems of blooming apple blossoms sits front and center in this buffet's spring vignette. Ahhh...beautiful long stems of apple blossoms...they just sing the praises of spring!

Two Spring Cloches
On the left side of the buffet...
A pretty olive green transferware cream pitcher (and matching saucer) filled with teaspoons is displayed under a tall cloche. A glass pedestal plate elevates the cloche for a more dramatic effect.

On the right side of the buffet...
A large cloche sitting upon a white charger plate with a few green apples bring that pretty "splash" of spring green to the vignette.




On each side of the pitcher of apple blossoms, a trio of candleholders with white tapers were added to this springtime vignette.

A sweet pair of little spring songbirds...


I just wanted to share this photo. I love how the reflection in the buffet's mirror picks up the view of the opposite wall in the dining room. You might catch a glimpse of a few more ironstone pitchers that are displayed on a shelf over the dining room window. And...you can see the chandelier too!

Well my friends...there you have it...a new springtime vignette! I hope that you enjoyed it!

2011 Spring Cloche Party...hosted by Marty over at A Stroll Thru Life.

Thank you, Marty...for hosting this lovely cloche party for us!
Thank you sooo much for coming by today! Please leave me a note and let me know that you were here...I would love to visit with you!
Sweet Spring Wishes!


podso said...

Thanks for the link; I was unknowingly posting about a cloche at my house so joined in. Yours is lovely. What is it about those green apples? They add such a wonderful pop of color!

You have a good weekend, my friend,


On Crooked Creek said...

My dear friend, you never cease to amaze me with your decorating talents! You have sent my spirits soaring today! I adore the green apples under your cloche. . .and that pair of little white birds, too cute! I'm so glad we got to visit at Marty's Party! Stop by soon, dear!

Sue said...

Oh Chari- Your photos are gorgeous and this vignette in the dining room is so lovely- you know I enamored with white ironstone and pottery! The apple theme is so pretty and classic- the touch of lime green and those blossoms just say spring. All the white items are framed so well against the red on the walls. Love the reflection of the window wall in the mirror, too. hugs, Sue

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

Oh Chari - I adore your sense of style. Love the way you used your cloches... especially the one with the apples. Adorable.


xinex said...

What a gorgeous display of cloches and a wonderful vignette, Chari! The apples have such a pretty and crisp color....Christine

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cloche vignette, Chari. I love the granny smith apples especially!:-)

Betty said...

Your display and cloches is just beautiful.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Gorgeous as always Chari! Love the green and white. You did good girl!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

So Pretty! I really like the white and apple green with the dark red walls. You did good!

Gypsy Heart said...

Beautiful, gorgeous and lovely!:-)
I hope you're doing well...I've been missing in action lately but always think of you.


Salmagundi said...

Nothing prettier than green apples under a cloche. Beautiful, as always. Sally

Olive said...

Chari, the ironstone just pops against the red walls. Your cloches are beautiful. ♥O

Becca Bertotti said...

Beautiful cloches! I love the green apples and the stemware! Great inspirational ideas! *Becca*

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love seeing your Spring decor! I get so many ideas of what to put together to get a pretty arrangement! Happy Spring to you, my friend! ♥

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Sis..How springNESS this all looks..you know I'm a sucker for ironstone girl and you have some great pieces there..I love the pop of the green applesand the blossoms where did you find them..Hobby Lobby I bet ha ha!! Another great Chari signature display my dear friend..Love ya, Hugs and smiles Gloria

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love this vignette and your wonderful cloches. I particularly love that tall skinny one. It is different. Those branches are gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Chari- another beautiful post! I love those apple blossoms! I thought about going and cutting some pear branches and see if I could force them to bloom- they are still pretty dead looking right now and I thought they had to have some plump to them.

Always enjoy coming by!

bee blessed

Brenda Pruitt said...

It's all so pretty and spring-like! Love your ironstone and your blossoms and your birds and all your pretties!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Hi Chari, love the white agains the red walls and I also adore the song birds they are so cute!


Theresa said...

Good Morning dear Chari! I love your new Spring look:) I love the pitchers, the green apples BUT those sweet little birds are my favorites! Thanks for sharing this gorgeous vignette with me, you inspire me!


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'd say you are definitely ready for Spring, Chari! I love how the green of the apples picks up the green leaves in your flowering stems. What a great cloche that tall thin one is ~ I love the shape!

Lana said...

Hello sweet lady! I pray that you are having a fantastic day!!!!
Is the weather warming up for you there yet? Are your joints holding in there???
I hope so!
Your cloches are wonderful!
I need to get one so I can join Marty's fabulous party!
I love the different sizes--the contrast is fantastic!!!!!
Well, i pray that you have a fantastic day!!!


Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Beautiful white vignette with the apple blossoms and touches of green! Wonderful design!


Marilyn said...

As always, thanks for stopping by for a quick visit. Perhaps a summer trip out your way would be nice--oh, wait. I have a wedding! My daughter is getting married in July, so I'll be a bit busy til the 23rd. Then school will start earlier than ever! Next week, more CSAPs!

Love the look for spring. Winter has been around way too long! ♥♫

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Hi Chari,

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving those sweet sweet comments, I really appreciate it! I just became a follower of your fabulous blog and I look forward to checking out more of your posts. I definitely think we like a lot of the same things!! Your vignette on your buffet is beautiful and definitely says Spring! Have a great weekend my new friend, Martina

Jessa said...

Beautiful whites! The pitchers lovely, and the splash green so beautiful. The little birds steal the show for me though, so delicate looking, love the pattern on them. You are such an artist!


Oh Chari, what a beautiful post. Your cloches are so pretty, gosh I love the tall bell shapped one, I never saw one like it, if I do I most definetelly will own it! So there!
You never stop amazing me with your talent and great imagination, I'm crazy about this post. The little white birds, the green apples, and those blossoms...oh well, just fantastic! Don't forget to come over and see mine.

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Beautiful. Love the mix of ironstone, silver and the pop with the green apples.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I remember when everyone rushed to Target and bought those little birds..so cute for not a lot. I won mine on a giveaway.

Yep. You are one talented woman... :)
Everything you touch turns to beauty~! Isn't it fun...
Your beautiful vignettes are always just fantastic!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Chari,
What a truly gorgeous buffet you have! I love the white pitchers, the apple blossoms and the splash of green!
You pull everything together so perfectly!
I have been a bit under the weather and missing my blogging.
We still have piles of snow but it is supposed to warm up next week and maybe some of it will go bye bye!
Hugs dear friend,

Daphne said...

I like your Spring makeover, Chari! The pops of apple green are just perfect with the classic cool of the ironstone pitchers.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Me again. :) Thanks for stopping by and nice comments. I have 2 windows with the window seats, but have never used them as window seats. Have thought about it,but never followed thru. You asked about the small bird cages. The tallest one I bought at Garden Ridge several years ago, and the little black one came from Michaels $1 bins last Summer,and had good intentions of adding a little bling, just never got around to getting it done.
Enjoy your weekend.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Chari, you always do the most beautiful vignettes. I love the apples and all the white pitchers are so pretty. The cream pitcher with the flatware is perfect. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Melissa Miller said...

Chari this is all so pretty and perfect for spring. Love those fresh green colored apples. Lovely display!

I hope all is going well with you all and the weather is getting warmer.

Enjoy the weekend!
Warmly, ~Melissa :)

Chubby Chieque said...

Hi Chari,

OMG! I am so much drooling with your motives today. White and green are the best colours I have in my home.

Your so creative and everytime I come and visit (not leaving comments) I go home with a broken heart coz I found so many gorgeous treasure here, that I would love to bring back home §:-)

Enjoy the Spring-y day---

Greetings from Stockholm, Sweden.

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