Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Marty's cloche party

On Friday, September 11 Marty at a Stroll Thru Life is having her cloche party . I am posting this early while I have the time! I didn't think I had anything that would classify the cloche category......But last week I was desperate to have live flowers that my cat would not eat (alas he eats every live plant that enters the home including corn husks, leaves from our sneakers, etc--you get the idea). He proceeds to barff , puke, whatever you want to call it. So I came up with this solution (after 15 years, mind you):

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I get to see the real thing and enjoy my garden flowers--can only do miniture bouquets!! Some day I will think of a way of doing larger ones (any ideas, ya'll). I do take them out of the container when we sit down to eat.....but meanwhile I get to enjoy them here!!

36 comments:

  1. Oh I just love both bouquets, and what a clever idea. I think this is wonderful. I love the pretty little bird too and the darling little vase is so pretty. I am so thrilled that you joined the fun. Be sure to log into Mr. Linky tomorrow afternoon so everyone can find you. This is wonderful and so creative. Hugs, Marty

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  2. Love your wicker set in the last post--very jealous indeed! I need a set for my tiny front porch! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  3. Clever solution. That darned cat.

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  4. What a great idea! I miss having cats but I sure enjoy being able to have fresh flowers on the table again.

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  5. Great idea. My cat is long gone. Fortunately that was never one of his habits. So glad you found a clever way to solve your problem:)

    - The Tablescaper

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  6. Great ideas for you cloche.
    Thanks for visiting me and I think you would still love P.E.I. if you came now. It has more new homes and a bit more traffic but still the patchwork quilt look and a quieter gentler life style.
    Carolyn

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  7. The Book Lady used book store is in Monroe NC

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  8. Love the small flowered vase. Such a gorgeous, graceful shape.

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  9. Very pretty! I thought of you today, I was in Cracker Barrel and they have a new line of sock monkey things! Have you seen them? They have candy dishes, jack-in-the box (monkey) salt and pepper shakers, tea set, lots of things! Really cute!

    Katherine

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  10. You gotta do what works! I love your "cloche".

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  11. Katherine--Man I need to see that monkey stuff!

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  12. Your arrangements are so pretty. I love what you have done for the cloche party! I love the fresh flowers.

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  13. You did good for coming up with the idea...Christine

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  14. What a clever idea girl...love it...May you have a great weekend....hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  15. Very creative. The glass plate on top probably helped your cloche act as a terrarium as well, which would be great for the life of your bouquets.

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  16. How clever you are!! I love your idea... and it looks pretty, too!! I had a cat like that once. I miss her terribly. Thanks for the memories!! ;)

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  17. Oh you clever little thing you. How sweet are they? Love the idea and the flowers under the glass are just beautiful. No more messes for you to clean up either. You can both be happy. Kitty can look but not touch. Please stop by and let me share my cloches with you. Country hugs, Sherry

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  18. I still get such a thrill out of seeing your creativity. I love the vignettes inside your lovely jar and so ingenius. Thank you so much for joining the party, I really appreciate it. Such fun. Hugs, Marty

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  19. Hi....just so sweet and very creative.

    Barb :-)

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  20. Fresh flowers are always so pleasing and pretty. Great job!

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  21. I can't believe your kitty would eat your blooms, great solution. ;o

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  22. Oh, I had to pop back over. I remember those shadow boxes. You rekindled a memory within me. I had forgotten about those. Now listen, next time you are at the thrift store or a yard sale, look for a cheese dome, and make yourself a little scene inside of it. There are so many minatures that you can buy nowadays. Then you have a cloche. Made to order. That is what I love most about them. I can repain this one at Christmas and give it a whole new look for the holidays. I am going to pickup several others as I would like to have several that I put together for Christmas with balls and assorted items in them. Keep me posted. I signed up to follow your blog, as I would like to keep up with your new crafts. I would be honored if you followed mine as well. Country hugs sweetie, Sherry

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  23. Oh, what an excellent and pretty idea! My Bonnie cat does the same thing, and then proceeds to vomit it up everywhere. The other day on my CAMERA!
    Brenda

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  24. That is the problem with cats~they can jump!! Seems like you outsmarted him. Pretty vase!

    xoxo
    jane

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  25. Love my kitties, but I'm always afraid to display my crystal! Great idea!

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  26. Very creative:-) Thanks for stopping by and leaving the sweet comment,
    ~Myrna

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  27. What a great idea. I hope he doesn't get wise and try to get into it.
    Dawn

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  28. Beautiful! I love your blue bottles...
    Jane (Artfully Graced)

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  29. Great idea...oh you know those pet family members...you gotta love em!

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  30. Great solution to a funny problem. Mini bouquets are better than no bouquets. You'd think your cat would have learned the first time it barfed that eating flowers wasn't a good thing.

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  31. How creative. Our cats don't eat our flowers but they pull them out of vases to drink the water! (They do have their own full water bowl, LOL)

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Howdy :-)