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Monday, July 23, 2012

Summer Cloche Party. . .

I have loved cloches for a long time and have been collecting them for years.

Imagine my excitement when I discovered that Marty from A Stroll thru Life hosts a cloche link party a couple of times a year.

Saturday I decided it was time to mix things up on my table and create something new.

Of course that meant using at least a cloche or two.

I went with a ‘Summer Sunflower’ theme.  As I was anticipating what to use on the table I remembered that I had bought this teal burlap runner a while ago and had not had a chance to use it.  Perfect, I love yellow and blue together!  I bought this sunflower cloche at T.J. Maxx a couple years ago.  I really like it, but it’s harder to use a cloche with an image on it.  Just a simple sunflower candle will do.

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I put the image on the candle at the back of the cloche.  That way you see a cute sunflower on both sides of the table.

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I have wild sunflowers popping up everywhere in my front yard.  I dug this smaller one up and potted it in one of my urns. It is the prettiest lemon yellow color.  A couple of sunflower plates to go along with the theme.  Remember, give me a theme and I’m one happy gal!  See my cute new chandy?  It puts me in turquoise heaven!

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My second cloche is a large bell shaped one.  For this I kept it simple and just picked a couple of heads of the larger sunflowers.  I’m thinking I should make a cute tag to hang on it.

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Did you notice my amber milk bottle with the yellow flower?  I found that at D.I. 3 years ago.  I filled it with, yes; more sunflowers.

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I hope that my sunny sunflowers brighten your day!

Hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing with:

Mellow Yellow Monday

Bunny Jeans Bunny Hop Party

30 comments:

Susie said...

Jann, I like your combination of aqua blue and sunflowers. I have just got get myself a nice cloch..I have some small ones I have made from votive candle holders. :):) Smiles, Susie

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh how wonderful- I so love sunflowers - they brighten an entire room up with their happy sunny selves!

Wonderful cloche and table, Jann!

Have a wonderful week.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Jann,
I like cloches too. Yours look bright and pretty in their displays. Have a beautiful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Kris said...

Sunflowers are one of my very favorite flowers. I have a lot of them here in my kitchen.
I also love to use cloches for decorating. I have a tower of china tea cups stacked underneath one in the living room, and bird nests under a few....I change them up all the time according to the seasons.
: ) XO Kris

Kim, USA said...

This is beautiful. I only have one sunflower but plenty of black eyes susan. You inspire me to make a pretty centerpiece. ^_^



Kim,USA

~~Carol~~ said...

Everything looks better in a cloche! I'm so glad that someone is able to plant sunflowers and enjoy them. I used to plant lots of them, but the squirrels would always end up carrying them away for their own personal little buffet, so I stopped. I really miss those bright, sunny flower faces!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Hi there, first time at your lovely blog! You have some awesome things in your yard! Love all your finds! :) Happy Monday! xx Holly

Chenille Cottage said...

Good Monday Morning, Jann!
I agree...everything looks twice as pretty under a softly shaped cloche. Your sunny yellow sunflowers are so cheery and bright! I love the softening touch of ribbon you added to your turquoise burlap...Such a nice touch!
I have just a few cloches...I need more with my three little busy body housecats!!
Have a wonderful week, my friend,
Carolynn >^^<

Barbara F. said...

So cute, love what you did with the runner. xo

Linda said...

Well, until today, I didn't even know what a cloche was! Lovely uses of them...sometimes I think I must have been living under a rock!

chris mckinley said...

Thanks for sharing your collection of cloches!! I love the sunflowers!!

chris

Grammy Goodwill said...

I love sunflowers. Thanks for such a pretty post.

NanaDiana said...

How sweet your cloche is. I love your bring sunflowers-they really are a day brightener- xo Diana

Olive Cooper said...

Your cloche and flower filled table evoke summer to me.

Olive Cooper said...

Your cloche and flower filled table evoke summer to me.

Peg said...

Sunflowers make me feel happy! Love the blue with them. Your cute new chandy makes me giggle. Everything is so warm and cheery. So fun!

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Thank you for the beautiful sunflower post. Your cloche looks so pretty.
~Clara

On Crooked Creek said...

Jann,
Your Sunflower Cloche is gorgeous!!! I adore the large bell one with the Sunflower heads inside! That small light hued Sunflower is called "Lemon Ice". They are very difficult to raise here on the Prairie. This year we were so~o~o excited to finally have two bloom; however our arid and drought conditions have taken a toll on the Sunflower Patch On Crooked Creek! Thanks for visiting from Marty's Cloche Party! Have a blessed week!
Fondly,
Pat

Liz said...

I love how you did your centerpiece! Very cute!!

~Liz

Micupoftea~ said...

What a nice centerpiece, Jann! The blue and yellow are fabulous together. I love the cheeriness sunflowers give off, don't you? I saw some gorgeous cloches in Old Town Orange last week but they were so pricey! Yikes! Have a great week.
:)
shawn

pembrokeshire lass said...

I just love the sunflowers....they brighten up even a bright place! I did a tapestry of lots of different sunflowers and they really brighten up my lounge! I like them under the cloche and in the brown bottle! Joan

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

So fun, I so love the sunflowers, they are such happy flowers and so beautiful under your cloche. Thanks so much for joining the party. Such a lovely vignette. Hugs, Marty

Sharing Shadymont said...

Your sunflowers are gorgeous! I love the candle under the cloche too. So pretty. Thanks a bunch for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment! Hope your week is really good!

Janice said...

Yes, you definitely brightened my day...sunflowers do that.

eJoops said...

So beautiful. Visiting from Mellow Yellow Monday.

Come and see my YELLOW post, thanks.

The Boston Lady said...

I love all those sunflowers! They just make me smile. I also like the way you ruffled the runner for a casual, different look. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Ann

shopannies said...

love your post very summer like

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Jann!

Your sunflower themed cloches are so pretty and now I know what I could have done with that cute sunflower cloche I saw at Marshalls... put a cute sunflower candle in it! I passed on it because I am not a clever as you :/

Thanks for sharing at my party this week :)

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party!

Creations By Cindy said...

I love the sunflowers! You always display things so beautifully. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Diann said...

How sweet! Sunflowers are instantly big smiles to me. They just say "Happy"!