Friday, June 19, 2009

New Blogger and a Cloche Party

Hello everyone! Thanks for stopping by! I have been reading so many wonderful blogs for some time now, and I have met some really wonderful people. I was sitting on the fence for quite awhile trying to decide if I should make one of my own. Well, today I was visiting, and Marty is hosting a cloche party! I thought wow, I would love to participate in this. So, with the help of a dear friend (whom I have met in blogland), I scrambled and put this post together. First up is actually an apothacary jar I have filled with pieces of vintage lace. they were given to me by my dear mother in law, and I thought this would be a nice place to display them.

Here we have a real birds nest, that I was so happy to find in my back yard. It must have fallen out of a tree. It was nice and clean, and just so perfect. Like a work of art. I sprayed it with polyurethane to preserve it. The little eggs are wooden, and I painted them a robins egg blue. I speckled them with a little bit of brown paint on an old toothbrush. The little bird next to it, I found in a thrift shop. He is bone china, and I think I paid 1.00 for him.

Next is another cheap find from the thrift shop. It is very small, and I think it is meant to go in some type of holder that uses a votive candle. I decided to put some pretty buttons in it, and put a little plate with roses under it. I wish you could see the detail on this pretty little plate I found at an outdoor flea market for about $3.00.

This is a big cloche I purchased at Home Goods. This was about $7.00, and my teacups fit perfectly underneath it, and keeps them clean.

I look forward to many more fun parties to join. Hope you liked my ideas, and thanks so much for coming for a visit.



Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

Yay! Yay! Yay! You are here in Blogland as an official blogger...finally! I'm so happy!!!
And your pictures enlarge when clicked on too! GOOD JOB! :)

And btw, your cloches are pretty...but I've told you that before. ;)

philben5 said...

Great ideas! I love the cups and the buttons and the...well you get the point! Welcome to blogland.

Charlotte said...

All these are such clever ideas. I have some buttons in a jar in the guest room I forgot about. I could have used it for this party. I have a lot of vintage lace. Thanks for the idea of what to do with it.

fiberdoodles said...


Welcome to the wonderful world of being a Blogging Editor!!! It is so much fun but I must warn you it is highly addictive ;)

I just love your cloches! A very lovely first post!

I will visit again - take care,

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

LOve your cloches and what you put into them! I love teacups in my to!


marty39 said...

Debbie, what fabulous cloches. I love the lace in your apothecary jar, I just think it looks so petty twirled around inside the glass. Your buttons on the pretty little place with the tiny cloche is so petty. I have a tiny one, I may have to borrow that idea sometime. LOVE the teacups under the larger one. That is just a perfect. Welcome to blogland and thank you so much for joining the party. This is such fun. Hugs, Marty

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty ideas! Welcome to blogland. One fair warning - it is addictive.

ceekay said...

Welcome to blogging! Your cloches are fact, I was one of the teacups on my blog is always a fav amoung the blog world! Enjoy blogging!

Candy said...

Welcome to the party. I guess I am a little late in visiting and now I am going away for several days...IDAHO.

Stop by my place, I have left a little post to take me thru the week, until I return.

Happy Father's Day weekend,

tales from an oc cottage said...

Welcome! Welcome!

m ^..^

Picket said...

Well it's about time girl!!!! lol lol Welcome to blogland sweetie....I can't tell you how thrilled I am that you have a blog and a pretty one to boot!

Love your cloches girl..the old vintage lace is so precious and I love how the teacups look under a cloche and of course the birds nest is just so me!!! lol

What a great post to start your blog with will love it here in blogland! Take care sweetie and have a great night!

Candy-Faith..... from Simply Pretty said...

Love your blog!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

WELCOME To the wonderful world of blogging my are going to love it here...Now i love all your Cloche's that you did...sorry I missed you the other day...I am putting you on my follow list...Great blog girl...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Coloradolady said...

I was looking through the cloche party the other day, and I remember your blog because I liked the cute little buttons. I am here via Picket today...I am going to save your blog to my blog roll....Welcome to blog land.. you will love it here!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Debbie, I followed the link over from Dot's blog, and I wanted to welcome you to Bloglandia! :-)

Love seeing your cloches, and I look forward to blogging with you.



Sheila :-)

Beverly said...

Welcome to blogging, Debbie. Dot sent me over to say hello, and I am so glad she did. I know you are going to enjoy blogging; there are so many wonderful people.

I love your cloches. Your stacked teacups looks so pretty.

Please come by for a visit sometime. My post today is a match for your blog name. ;-)

Sue said...

WELCOME to the world of blogging. I found you through Dot's blog. She posted about those wonderful glasses you sent her to match her wheat dishes. Isn't she the sweetest? I'm happy that you are here. I love all your the buttons and lace. I'll be visiting you again.

delainegabriel said...

Hi Debbie, Dot at Pickets Place sent me over!! Welcome, and happy blogging!! Delaine

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

I love the lace and teacups!

bj said...

WOO HOO...darlin' Debbie..I am so so glad to see you here, girl. You are going to do so good on it and you will have such a great time. I know I sure do.
A hugh welcome and this very first post if just PERFECT. Your blog is so pretty..and I love all your cloches....
love, bj

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Welcome to Blogland! I just dropped by for a visit from Shari's blog.

What a wonderful first post! I loved all your cloche ideas & your thrifty finds.

☺♥☺ Diane

BellaRosa said...

Hi Debbie, Thank you for visiting my new blog and leaving me such a sweet welcoming message and Congratulations to you on your own new blog! It is soo pretty and you are 1 huge step ahead of me, already part of a party!(loves it !) I will be back often to see what new pretties you have, I hope you visit again, I will have to post pics of pudge in her new outfits :) Take care...Rose

Kammy said...

Hello and Welcom !
I found you through Shari's blog...I really loved seeing pics of both of neat to meet in real life !
I love your first post and I warn you now, it is highly addictive !
HUgs ~ Kammy
p.s. Come visit me and you will see what I mean - I started just 2 months ago....

Anonymous said...

Thought I would say hi! I started blogging this year as well. Stop by for a visit some time. What a great party to start with... love your cloches, esspecially the bird nest one.

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Hi! I just found you through Shari and read your neat story of getting together. I think that is the neatest thing. I have met people in person too that I met through the internet. Wonderful friendships have evolved.

Love your cloches and welcome to blogging. I hope you'll stop by my blog and introduce yourself!


Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

Hi Debbie, I surfed over from Shari's blog to say hello and welcome you to the wonderful world of blogging! Reading is fun, but having your own is even better.

Looks like you enjoyed your trip to Florida and visited a few of my favorite places!

Picket said...

Hey girl....just coming by to say I hope you have a great day today...take care!

Shabby Kim said...

Welcome to Blogland Debbie!!

I can already tell just from the name of your blog and seeing your first post that we already have something in common and that I will enjoy visiting your blog and getting to learn more about you and the things you enjoy.

Stop by and visit me when you have time. I love having new visitors... :-)


Linda said...

Welcome to blogging!!!! I'll be back.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Debbie, I'm so happy to hear you started a blog! I love your cloches! I really like the one over the's the perfect shape for that!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I just read your profile...I would have been married 30 years this August didn't even last 10. We were married on 8/25/1979. I don't know about you, but I sure don't feel old enough to have been married 30 years! lol

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