Thursday, February 18, 2010

Cloche Friday

My friend Jackie in the UK encouraged me to participate in Cloche Friday hosted by Marty at A Stroll thru Life. The theme is wintery but alas I am in Florida and really don’t have a winter theme (although it has been cold).

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When I first started blogging, I did so to remember and honor. My grandmother was a treasure. She loved her home and her family. She was a widow for many years but never stopped going or learning until she became ill. I have many of her belongings and decided to “cloche” some of them.

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The bisque figurine was hers and I found it stored in a garage! The jewelry was hers as well – sort of mishmash but again treasured. The little girl in the jeweled frame is me holding an apple from her garden.

Stroll over to Marti’s and see the other cloche creations.


21 comments:

Jackie said...

Hi Carol

It is lovely to protect your personal treasures of your grandmother under the cloche. That jewellery must have a few stories to tell. The photograph of her in the frame must be so special to you, thank you for sharing. Jackie.

Carol at Serendipity said...

Jackie,

That adorable little girl in the picture frame is me in her garden! Thank you so much for coming by!
Carol

sissie said...

What a lovely way to highlight your Grandmother's treasures. Very pretty.

hugs
Sissie

Lara Harris said...

Very sweet :)

alice said...

Oh! She is so precious. I just love it!
smiles, alice

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh now this is just so precious. I love that you have such wonderful heirlooms from your grandmother. Her figurine and jewelry are just gorgeous. What an exceptional idea to put them under a cloche. The little pic of you is fabulous. Thank you so much for joining the party. This is great fun. Hugs, Marty

Cozy Little House said...

Oh, an heirloom under glass! Love it!
Brenda

Prior said...

LOVE your pic holding an apple from her garden, such touching and fitting way to remember your grandmother... I've done a memory cloche too, but didn't post it this time! Lezlee

Shelia said...

Hi Carol! I'm so glad you joined the cloche party. What a sweet way to showcase your grandmother's things. I love that little figurine.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Donna said...

Just adorable! What treasures.

Maggie B said...

Your cloche vignette is just gorgeous, so lovely to have your Grandmothers treasures displayed in this way.
~Maggie~

Kate at Serendipity said...

Oh, Carol, this is really sweet. Isn't it wonderful how small things can bring back the ones we love? I imagine that you look at these things and remember them in your grandmother's house. Now they're in yours!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

That is so sweet! All your heirlooms look lovely together and you were just a cutie patootie, now weren't you!

Marianne@Songbird said...

What a lovely memory vignette!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Carol, this is so pretty....so delicate and sweet.

Barb

Kathleen said...

You did a great job, C! I am cloche impaired..is there a cure??
I didn't do a winter one..so sick of it!

daylily777 said...

I love your treasures under glass!
Blessings,
~Myrna

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Carol...

Ohhh my...what an endearing post, my friend! I too just adored and cherished my grandma so I know how much of a treasure it is to have a few of her things! Displaying them under a pretty cloche is perfect!!! I love the little girl figurine...just precious! Love that beautiful frame on your photo too, Carol...so pretty! Thank you so much for sharing your treasures with us!!!

I also wanted to thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my glimmering/shimmering cloches and for leaving such a sweet note!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Janean said...

just got my first cloche and need to know what to put under...er...in it. i like your idea of honoring someone!

Southerncook said...

Carol, I loved what you did with your garden cloche. I have old jewelry from my mother, grandmother, and great grandmothher. You have certainly given me some ideas. Your post was so very inspirational. And thank you for visiting my blog. I haven't been blogging much lately because I have been having computer problems that are now resolved. I will visit your lovely blog more often.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, I really like this! Very pretty and magical!

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