Monday, October 31, 2011

Fall in a Cloche

I will be linking this post to Marty's Tabletop Tuesday, a Cloche Party.    Thanks, Marty, for hosting this lovely party!

The cloche is covering the pumpkin covered in silk  hydrangea flowers, resting in the berries.  This was a wonderful suggestion made by my friend, Fabby of  Fabby's Living.  Thanks, dear friend!

The pumpkin is resting in a handmade wooden bowl purchased in North Carolina while on vacation a few years ago.  I like the touch of wood in the mix.

This centerpiece will grace our Thanksgiving table this year when our family gathers here to celebrate this day of thankfulness.

From this angle you can see most of the centerpiece.  In order to "tie" in the gorgeous fall colors into a room painted in cranberry, I used a cranberry velvet table runner as a base.

The votive candles will add an element of sparkle to the table.

Additions can always be added or taken away, but I am one who tends to "add" rather than take away.  "Too much is never enough"

.......and with that thought in mind, I added yet another cloche.

The beaded tassel was purchased at an estate sale years ago.

My grandsons would never forgive me "if" I were to leave out the pilgrims so yet another item is added.  The buffet will display the pilgrims.

On Pinterest I saw these handmade Pilgrim napkins and decided "the boys" would like them at their table.  I am anxious to hear their comments......which could be either be good or "eye-rolling" looks to each other of dismay......giggle.

There you see the four grandsons I am so proud to have.....Matthew, Hudson, Davis, and Peyton.  It has always been almost "magical" when they call me Granna.  No one on earth can say my grandmother name like then can!!!

Marty, thank you for introducing me to the world of "cloches"......until I discovered your blog, I only owned one cloche and that one covered our wedding cake topper for the last 48 years.  That is another story for another cloche party....giggle.  Now I own several and love using them.  The glass cloche adds interest and importance to the item being displayed and truly showcases it.

Thanks for stopping by to visit, and please, leave a comment so I will know you passed my way.  It is always so dear to have friends visit me here!


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what a fabulous vignette and I love your cloche. So pretty with the flowers and the pumpkins and all of your pieces are so lovely. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

What pretty fall cloches!Lovely display and gorgeous colours. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

The Vintage Chateau said...

I love the beaded pumpkin!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Hi Phyllis! Thank you so much for stopping by and so happy that you liked my cloche, I thought it was just to cute to pass up!
I hope you find the etching stuff for your Christmas gifts, what a great idea! Seems to me I saw the etching stuff at JoAnn's at one time! Love those napkin rings they are adorable, my grands would love them too!

the cape on the corner said...

oh my gosh, those pilgrims are hysterical. what a great personalized and funny conversation starter!

Chubby N Chieque said...

I love the blackwired pumpkin (candleholder) you have. So, unique.

Great looking grandsons, huh? Wow... Might meet my 19 yrs old pretty daughter, huh? §:-) Kidding...

Have a great day, dear Phillis and take care.

Greetings from Stockholm,

Geneva said...

I can tell you had a lot of fun putting your vignette together. There were so many really pretty elements and I'll be trying a few of them myself. Thank you for sharing!

Honey at 2805 said...

This post is a real feast for the eyes it's so pretty!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Such pretty and colorful Fall cloches and vignettes, Phyllis!!

Such a great idea on the lil pilgrim napkin rings, too. I just may have to try that!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Megan @ Restoring the Roost said...

Phyllis- I love your cloches! I've always adored them and they work with almost any arrangement. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment :)