Thursday, December 3, 2009

It's A Holiday Cloche Party!


Hi everyone! Today is Marty's (A Stroll Thru LifeHoliday Cloche Party! Actually you can use any glass thing that you can decorate in or under. Be sure to hop on over to her blog to see all the other particpants! I can't wait to see what everyone does since I never know what to do with my cloches!


Here's a little glitter house I put in an apothecary jar with two of my dyed bottle brush trees.


This is the back - I tried something new. I sprayed the jar with Spray Glass Frost to give it an ice crystal look. It doesn't photograph as good as it looks in person (I got it at Hobby Lobby).


This is my favorite display!



I made this little rhinestone bottlebrush tree from an old bracelet that I had and never used.



This glittered bird is just a white bird from a Dollar Tree Christmas pick that I glittered and sat on a nest of shiny beads.


I love my glittered cake stand!


A peace sign on my jar of monogrammed silverware.




Isn't this a cool piece! It's a frosted pinecone with a bottlebrush tree inside!









A brown transferware bowl with some trees I dyed.







That's all I could come up with! We're getting our Christmas tree tomorrow and I want to be finished with all my Christmas Decorating by next weekend so I can just enjoy it before I take it all down in January! (cause by then I'm tired of it all).

Thanks for dropping by!

79 comments:

Millie said...

The cloches are wonderful...all of them!...what a great idea to frost the glass!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow, I am so impressed. All of your displays are fabulous. I love the ornaments in the cloches and the dyed trees are just wonderful with the angel hair, but I have to say that the glittered pinecone with the tree inside is simply stunning. You have created such beautiful displays. Thank you so much for joining the party and all of your beautiful displays. Hugs, Marty

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Just simply beautiful, Manuela!! I love them all!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow! For someone who does not know what to do with them - you are doing a beautiful job. So many pretty ideas.

Tammy of Yarborough House said...

Wow you are amazing at doing displays. I love your bottle trees that you did. Your whole house just gets me everytime.
Now get that tree up then kick up those feet and sit back and relax.
thanks for sharing,
tammy

Sue said...

Oh yes, you CAN decorate cloches!!! They are all gorgeous, Manuela. I love the one w/the pinecone and the tree inside of it. Everything is so glittery and bright- I love, love it all! hugs, Sue

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Wow, Manuela! I am so impressed with your beautiful cloches! I love them all...so creative and unusual! I agree with you on my favorite, though...the frosted pinecone with the bottle brush tree inside...gorgeous! Fabulous job, Ma'am!...Debbie

ceekay said...

Your bottle brush trees in the cloches are so cute....I love that look. Great job!

salmagundi said...

Such wonderful inspiration! I can hardly wait to finish up my bleached bottle-brush trees - maybe tomorrow. Yours look great. Sally

Wendy said...

Just Beautiful!! I love the tree in the tea cup and the large cloche with all the Christmas Balls! I should just say... I loved all of your decorations! Can't wait to see your tree!
Wendy

Stacey said...

Just perfect! I love the couple of pictures that have some polka dots. :)

Karen said...

Oh Manuella. Your favorite is my favorite too. Love the silver and the bling!
Everything looks wonderful!
Thanks for sharing!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

These are all just so beautiful, Manuela! I think you did a great job doing holiday displays with them. I love all the different trees you have, too!

Rhondi said...

All your cloches look very beautiful. My goodness you have a lot of them too! You have such a gift for arranging things.

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

Thanks for sharing some eye candy! I LOVE all the lime green. We use it on our Christmas décor as well; I can’t get enough of it.
http://domesticprincessintraining.blogspot.com

julie - eab designs said...

Beautiful Manuela! My favorites are the brown transferware bowl with the trees and the frosted pine cone with the bottle brush tree.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Wow!! girl this is all just beautiful...I love all the silver and the glitter and your bottle brush trees are awesome...Thank for sharing so much eye candy my friend....hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love all your cloches! The glittery one's filled with ornaments are my fave and I am so lovin that bottle brush with the frosted glass! Awesome Job! Cindy

Lisa said...

You always manage to surprise me! Just beautiful! I'm in love with the little tea cup tree! Precious!

Ally0005 said...

I knew you would have some awesome cloches to show. So pretty!!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

WOW!!! and I mean WOW!! Your cloches
are gorgeous!! The rhinestone bottle brush, they are all works of art!!

I was so frantic trying to get my post up in time that I totally forgot about a real tall one that I had and had to go back and insert a picture!

May I ask where you buy your bottle brush trees? I thought I had bought some but when I went to dye them they stayed green!

blessings
mary

Heather said...

How beautiful!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

You are really good at this. This makes me want to delete mine! I love the one you said is your favorite, I also love the mixed ornaments. Actually, I love all of your things. I enjoyed my visit!

Sue

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Oh, I love what you've done. So clever. I love all things that glitter and sparkle. Marvelous! Rosie

Julie Harward said...

I LOVE THE BIG ONE FULL OF CHRISTMAS BULBS...OH SO PRETTY! I THINK I NEED THESE! Come say hi :D

Meg said...

Love all your decorations! ! Everything is gorgeous and so out of the ordinary. I just returned home from Wally World and I couldn't resist Martha's glitter pack so I know what I will be doing with my grand-daughters this weekend! Thanks for the inspiration Merry Christmas to You and Yours! Meg

Miss Janice said...

These cloches are just beautiful...I simply don't know which one I love the most:) I have to say that the red polka stand with the cloche is awesome!

The Tablescaper said...

Lots of wonderful cloches!!! Even one with a tree that you dyed.

- The Tablescpaer

glorv1 said...

Very nice cloches and contents. I have to try that. I'm going to look around and see what I have. Thank for sharing Manuela. Have a great friday.

Nadine said...

They all look beautiful - my favorite is the green & red ornaments, so festive!

Blessings!
~Nadine

Lara Harris said...

I love the one filled with ornaments!So chic! :)

dee dee said...

How beautiful! Just love the frosted glass look! ... Dee Dee

Rhonda in OK said...

Really pretty Manuela!

I think I need a cloche too.

Kathleen said...

You did a beautiful job! Your favorite is mine too, but I really love them all!
You are so clever!
Have a wonderful Christmas season!

Ana said...

Hi Manuela,
Your pictures come out beautiful...They look like ones you can find in decorating magazines. Great job. And your displays are beautifully put together. Love them. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
♥Ana

Lou Cinda said...

Oh Manuela! These are gorgeous!! Oh my goodness! Stunning! I don't know which ones I love best, but I do love the one you frosted!
And the glittered bird!

So beautiful!! Awesome....

Lou Cinda

Shelia said...

Hi Manuela! Oh, Dear One, all of your cloches are gorgeous! Your displays are always so pretty! You win! Your cloches are the best! :)
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Love, love, love all of your holiday cloche ideas! I missed this party.....darn!
Hugs,
Penny

Lisa said...

oh I love your style!!!

Julie said...

Hi, I love it all...Everything is perfection... Merry Christmas
xoxo
Julie

Natasha said...

Oh wow! Your displays are really beautiful. I love everything but I agree with you regarding your favourite display. I also love the way you put a little banner of the top of one of your apothecary jars. I think I might just have to copy that idea! Thank you so much for sharing these fantastic pictures/displays. Thanks also for visiting and leaving such a lovely comment.

Best wishes, Natasha.

SmilingSally said...

I like having a mirror behind your cloche to help show it off.

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

What wonderful displays! It looks like you know what to do with a cloche to me! Terrific job!

matty said...

So pretty! I like the idea of using anything glass. I can do that! Goodwill had apothocary jars for $1. Imagine! Okay. I am getting inspired! Look out weekend!

Melissa Miller said...

How pretty! I just adore the shiny ornaments. ~Lovely Manuela!

jenjen said...

Everything you do is wonderful. Your decorations are scrumptious. I have a couple cloches that I was wondering what to do with. Thanks for the inspiration!

XOXO
jen

Shilo said...

Oh Manuela, the bottle brush tree inside the pine cone is so spectacular and unexpected and I love how you adorned the other sweet tree with jewels. You have such a way. Thanks for sharing.
I hope to get a start on my decorating this weekend.
Many blessings!
Shilo

Mimi Sue said...

Love all your cloches. Mimi

Storybook Woods said...

Just beautiful, I can see why that is your favorite. Clarice

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Sweetie...
Everything looks positively beautiful. I love pinecone with the tree inside. How precious is that to have for each holiday. It looks just like frost on a window.

I also love the one displaying the teacup. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful cloche ideas with me today.

I have signed up to follow your blog. I can't wait to see what you share next.

Please stop by and let me share my cloche ideas with you. I would also be so honored if you signed up to follow my blog as well.

Country hugs...Sherry

The Good Life in Virginia said...

good morning manuela...
you always do such lovely decorations. i like that you put the little trees in the tea cups...very sweet and very cute.
have a most wonderful weekend.

Betsy said...

I love your favorite the best, too! Gorgeous! I joined in on the fun...with my one cloche, but fun any way!

Rue said...

Hi Manuela :)

I always enjoy seeing what you do with your home at Christmas time. I love how creative you are with your cloches! Would you believe I don't even have one? Don't tell anyone or I might get kicked out of Blogland ;)

I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful sweet friend!

xoxo,
rue

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Wowie...there are some fantastic ideas in those cloches. There is some glitz and some glam and some just plain gorgeousness going on here.
Susan

Darlene said...

WOW girl...I LOVE everything you have under glass. It is all just so sparkly and blingy and BEAUTIFUL! Great displays!!!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.♥

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

You came up with some real beauties, Manuela! I'm so busy trying to get everything done that I think I'm mostly just managing to chase my tail. I love your bottle brush trees. Now when I see one, I shall always think of you. You manage to make a home look ever so cozy and inviting. I always enjoy visiting here with my cup of coffee. Gorgeous and inventive displays!
Brenda

Kim said...

I think that you know just what to do with your cloches! Wonderful! I love the ornaments in the cloche..did you put them in the upside down cloche & then flip them over on the plate?

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

Manuela.....amazingly beautiful....where do you purchase your bottle brush trees that you dye? Didn't you post that you use Rit dye on them? I have to try that !

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Manuella, your cloche displays are beautiful. That pinecone with the tree inside is amazing, and I love the trees inside the transferware bowl. You always inspire me. laurie

Lenore said...

Oh, how beautiful your vignettes are!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the tree in the beautiful cloche and the way you presented it!
Christmas blessings

Heather said...

very creative and so pretty!

Sandra said...

Hi Manuela! Well girl, you did a wonderful job in decorating those cloches! I especially love the pinecone with the tree inside. Thank you for sharing with us.
Blessings,
Sandra

Christina said...

Such pretty, pretty things. Love them all, but the last one is just so charming. Love the little trees nestled in the sweet cup.

Joy said...

Beautiful displays. Where did you get the pretty sparkling peace decoration??

Sarah said...

Manuela, I'm impressed with all the cloches that you've made. They are all lovely. Love the little trees you've dyed and great idea to add the rhinestones to one. ~ Sarah

Picket said...

They are beautiful and love all the neat ideas! That frosted glass spray is so pretty! Merry Christmas to you and yours! ~Picket~

St. Michael's Wife and the Texas Two-Step said...

Had to catch my breath! How gorgeous! EVERYTHING! Wow! I'm definitely going to have to keep checking back here so that I don't miss any of this gorgeousness! Again, WOW!

Grins!
Pamm

mizdarlin said...

Because I'm single and recently moved to a beautiful place where I know no one, I rely on sites like this to provide me with my Christmas experience..i will have a tree, just for me, but the rest of it I don't do...so thank you for all the beautiful seasonal inspiration...I enjoy every minute of it!

Sherry said...

Manuela,
All of your cloches are wonderful but I especially like the bottle brush inside the pinecone. Isn't this Cloche Party fun?

Brenda said...

I really like the brown transfer ware bowl with the tree the most. Very pretty. How did you get the trees to bleach out. I tried a couple and the green just lightened up, which ended up working for me, but not what I expected.

Lynn said...

Hi, I am new to blogging and stopped in at Marty's to see all the creative cloches as I hope to join in after the holidays. That frosted pinecone with the bottle brush tree is so unique! Do you do that yourself? I think that was my favorite.
Lynn

{ L } said...

Gorgeous decor! You have lots of talent at pulling things together. I really love how the ornament one has SO MANY ornaments in there. It makes a fun statement and looks beautiful!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

They are all so pretty! I love the displays you came up with. I'm still getting stuff out, and figuring out where to put it. Thanks for all the great ideas.
Blessings,
Marcia

Lallee said...

Manuela, it all looks so festive. I love cloches and you have made each of yours a beautiful scene. I love the festive red and green balls, and the crackled glass with trees look like a snow scene! All just lovely!
Hugs,
Lallee

Kathleen Grace said...

Whatever do you mean, "you don't know what to do with your cloches!" They are fabulous! The colors the items you have inside, I love it all. I think I have used the spray frost on windows when i was a kid. I haven't seen it in years!

Sharon said...

How beautiful and festive! Thanks for sharing :) Hmmm, I've got some ideas now :)

Have a beautiful day Manuela!

Sharon

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Manuella, your cloches are fantastic! I was as impressed with their beauty as Marty was! Such wonderful ideas! :) I have to go back for a second look...:)

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

I love how you used jewelry pieces to create your lovely bottle brush tree. Your displays are very wintery and festive! Hugs!

Rosa said...

Ooooh! I'm looking for ideas for my cloches. LOVE yours! Great idea with the tea cup.