Thursday, April 28, 2011

Happy Day!
Yesterday I spend the day with a sweet friend of mine.  We ate lunch, talked and laughed.  Got Starbucks coffee, ate SB lemon cake, talked and laughed.  And of course, we went shopping!
I was so excited to find this sunflower cloche.

You may remember my post, Spring Cloche, where I shared a bird cloche my cousin had given me for Christmas.  Most cloche's are clear glass, so what I liked so much about both of these is the painted detailing.  Nice touch don't ya' think! 
So, what to put inside?  Let's start with some popcorn plant tied with raffia.

A silver tray, for a bit of sparkle...

Some birds, of course...

Birds need some nesting, so shredded paper and green moss should do the trick!  Oh, and a glass dish to hold it all.

Here are a few close up shots showing the cloche details.
Just love the sunflower and bee...

Sweet little stamp, adds a french flair...

Now this is special, it says Friendship.  Both my friend and I bought one.  I'll be thinking of her often because this will be on my kitchen table!

Where there are bees there are butterflies.

Now, putting it all together...

Found this cloche at TJ Maxx.
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  1. What a lovely idea and such beautiful photos.

  2. Its such a happy cloche!
    Sunflowers speak of happiness to me,
    and its just filled with that!
    Bumblebees and butterflies and bright and cheery!
    Spring has come!!!

    Deborah xoxo

  3. Cindy, it is so cute! And I love all of the details that you added! What a fun project!

    Have a great day.

  4. The sunflower just makes this magic!! Thanks so much for linking up with VIF! xo Debra

  5. That is uber sweet! Very unique to! What a special friendship you have, I have a friend like that too:)

  6. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that springy looking cloche ;-)

  7. Cindy, what a cute cloche and I love how you decorated with it.

  8. Such happy photos, Cindy! Those little birds are just adorable - and that cloche is very unique! :)

    xoxo laurie

  9. Friends like that are so special aren't they? The cloche is adorable and your additions make it even more special.

    I found your blog via Debbiedoo's and so glad I did! I'm a new follower and look forward to getting to know you. Your blog is beautiful!

    Stop by when you can and say hi. I do have a giveaway going on right now. :-)


  10. Lovely decor! I love the cloche! Adorable. :)


  11. This is darling...your photos are so clear and pretty. Well done! I have a trip planned to TJMaxx sometime this weekend. Hope I'm as lucky as you...~Ann

  12. Look at the bee! I love this and the way you've decorated with it. But wait - look at the bee! :)

  13. This just screams spring!! I love the butterflies so much!


  14. I saw a cloche like that at HomeGoods a few weeks ago and loved it. However, I wasn't really sure how to display it because I didn't know if you could see what was inside. I like what you did with it though.

    I have a similiar shaped plain one I'm not using now and if I wasn't so scared, I'd paint something on it to make it look like yours.

  15. Lovely posting! Have a great weekend. Patty

  16. Cindy this is a gorgeous display!!
    I have never seen a cloche with a sunflower in it! I would love to find one!

  17. I've never seen one quite like that Cindy! It is just lovely and you have filled it perfectly. :-)
    Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday this week!

  18. Cindy,
    What a special spring-ey centerpiece...all of the details are just lovely!

  19. Cindy,

    Your cloche vignette is perfect. I love the embellished cloche, it's perfect for summer. Popcorn plant? New to me. This is the first one I've seen. And the birds are gorgeous. Did you paint those? What a fun reminder of a special day with a friend. Enjoy!


  20. The joy of the sunflower on glass expanded exponentially with your display.

  21. Cindy what a cute cloche. I love the sunflower and bee. Thanks for linking up!

  22. Cindy - truly gorgeous sunflower cloche - love the details and the decorations you added - lovely,

  23. I found that same cloche at T.J's a couple of weeks ago. I fell in love with it immediately.
    I knew that whatever I put inside of it wouldn't show up a great deal. the cloche itself was so darn cute that I didn't care.


  24. Hi Cindy,
    Love what you did with your cloche, It is very pretty. and the cloche itself is very pretty!
    Like the touch of the silver tray underneath.
    It all looks super.
    blessings, Nellie
    Also liked your blue tables, what a great transformtion! they look great to me.

  25. This week my friend Eloise (pronounced E-Lois) gave me a transparent glass high wire insulator. I put it on my sofa table, and thought "Hmmmmm, wonder if I could turn THAT into a cloche."

    So far I haven't found the right "tiny" to put under it - - - but am keeping my eyes open.

  26. Hi Cindy, I'm your neighbor from Masterpiece Monday and I love your spring cloche... it looks so bright and cheerful, it will brighten up every corner! TJMAXX is my favorite place to shop as well. Drop in and say hello!~Poppy

  27. Sounds like you had a wonderful day and finding such a beautiful cloche too! Thank you for sharing it on Masterpiece Monday. Have a great week! Mary :O)

  28. HI Cindy! Your new cloche is so cute and I love what you've popped under it. Love the snap with the little bird peeping under the sunflower! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  29. Oh its so sweet. I love it. I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. Hugs!

  30. Visiting from BTNOP. I love it! The sunflower is lovely and I love how you have it displayed! Very creative idea:)

  31. It looks wonderful! I saw one like it today at HomeGoods but didn't buy it. I might have to stop back by. I love how you have yours arranged.

  32. How gorgeous! The cloche is so pretty and the vignette that it is center of attention is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your loveliness. Karie

  33. What a perfect summer cloche!

    Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  34. Hi Cindy...

    My friend, I love, love, LOVE your new sunflower cloche! You're find a cloche that has been embellished with such a pretty unique! I love the little nested bird that you added under the's perfect! Such a pretty vignette, my friend! Thank you so much for sharing it with us for the Sunday Favorites repost party this week! What a treat!

    Warmest spring wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  35. I remember your bird cloche, and this one is every bit as lovely! I especially like the detail on the bee. The cloche could be left empty and look pretty, but everything that you added inside just makes it look stunning!
    Happy REDnesday,

  36. Just pretty...happy Rednesday. See you.

  37. Your new cloche is so sweet! And the vignette you created is lovely!

  38. The sunflower cloche is quite beautiful! Never seen one painted before.

  39. A lovely post filled with so many beautiful photographs. Thanks for sharing and for the time you put into this special Rednesday.


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