Thursday, September 10, 2009

Cloche Party...It's a Boy!

When Marty at A Stroll Thru Life had her first cloche party, we had just had "The Wedding" the weekend before. My cloche, if I had owned one, would have had one limp daisy under it to represent me--happy, but exhausted. But no more! The bride is back from the honeymoon, the mother of the bride is rested, and I own a cloche! Now on to the next project...a baby shower at my house in ten days!



My daughter and I are hosting a shower for the mother of a soon-to-be-born baby boy. This is the cloche that will greet guests in my foyer. This, of course, is a "test cloche". I think I will try to use yellow rose buds rather than fully open roses for the shower.



Yellow and blue invitations are in the mail! Since we have the luxury of knowing the baby is a boy, we have chosen a yellow and blue theme--one of my favorite color combinations. I used this wired ribbon here on the cloche and on a baby-themed door wreath I'll show you later.




I wanted the cloche to include timeless treasured baby objects...a silver porringer, a monogrammed teething ring.


A smaller silver baby cup holds baby's breath and a small silver spoon. Although the rest of these treasures belonged to my children, the baby spoon is a recent find. It was in the chest of seldom-used silver plate flatware that had belonged to my mother. It is an old and very popular pattern called "First Love"...how fitting. Maybe she once fed me with this spoon.



I like the way the Celtic cross shows through the cloche. This would be a great way to display a baby's keepsakes in the nursery....placed away from tiny probing hands :)


I am so happy that I got to come to the party. I can't wait to see what Marty and the rest of you have "under glass"! Hurry over to Marty's party.Your invitation is below!

38 comments:

  1. How exciting Susan and that you know that the baby is going to be a darling boy.
    I love the cloche with the yellow and blue combination.
    Also the yellow roses and gypsophila and the children's treasures, all very beautiful.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  2. Very cute!!! Clever idea! How exciting!

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  3. Darling cloche for the baby shower. Love the little rubber ducky!

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  4. oh how great! You did a lovely job!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  5. Oh precious. This is super fun, especially with the little duck. Good, thank you for the clarification about the party! :)

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  6. Oh I just love this. So sweet and so precious. What a wonderful way to pull out all your childrens baby things and use them. They are all wonderful. Your shower will be a huge success and your guests will be amazed. Just gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining the party, I really appreciate it. Thanks also for the wonderful inspiration of something to do for the next baby shower. This was truly precious. Hugs, Marty

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  7. What a CUTE idea for a shower...I will keep this in mind when I give a baby shower in March for my nephew's wife.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  8. Hi Susan!

    Love your shower cloche! Sooo thoughtful and kind. Also adore your music!

    Thank-you for your kind visit...so great to have you for a friend!

    love, kelee

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  9. This is just precious! What a great idea for a baby shower!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  10. That is just perfect! What a special shower decoration you have! Linda

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  11. Hi Susan,
    What a sweet idea. Your cloche is lovely. I'm sure the new mother-to-be will truly appreciate the thought that went into your beautiufl display. Have fun at the baby shower and have a wonderful day.

    Blessings and a smile,
    ♥Ana

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  12. Hi Susan,
    Glad you're feeling rested and refreshed! You did a great job with this! I love your "First Love" ... I always enjoy seeing that distinctive, classic flatware pattern. Hope the baby shower goes well.

    Thanks for the visit and the thoughtful comment!
    You asked about the fabric ... it's just a piece of upholstry fabric I picked up at a moving sale. I think I paid $1 ... maybe 50 cents. I bet it would look great on your chair ... not sure if it's a current pattern or not.

    Have a great weekend!

    Bill

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  13. It's me again :-D I forgot to answer your questions about my thermometer cloche. I'm not too sure how old it is, but it definitely works! I love it. Thanks for stopping by and for your comment. Have a great day!

    Blessings and a smile,
    ♥Ana

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  14. Your arrangements are so pretty. I love what you have done for the cloche party! The duck is so fun.

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  15. this almost...ALMOST makes me want another baby it is so cute...almost but Not QUITE!!! lol
    great job!

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  16. Love the display. The little duckie is precious inside. Wait till you have baby pics to go in there with it. When you get an ultrasound copy from your daughter, put it in there until you get the first baby pics. Would be so darling. Would make a wonderful centerpiece for a baby shower. Please stop by and see my cloche display. Country hugs, Sherry

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  17. What a great display, so unique for a shower! The duckie theme is adorable!

    Glad to meet you at Marty's party!

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  18. Love your shower cloche!What a great idea for a baby shower! Love it just love it...
    xoxo
    Julie

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  19. Hey Susan !
    I came to visit you ! Thanks so much more coming to "visit" me during my surgery ! You are terrific ! I feel super today - and just realized that I missed Marty's party...guess I should just visit everyone this time, LOL !
    I love your cloche and congrats on that soon to be born bundle of joy ! My kids are all too young to give me grandkids - but, I can imagine the joy those little ones bring !!!
    Hugs ~ Kammy

    www.smallhomeinthecountry.blogspot.com

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  20. Susan, they are simply charming.....so pretty!!

    Barb :-)

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  21. I love it! A new phrase: the test cloche. Sounds very scientific. Congrats!
    Brenda

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  22. What a pretty decoration for the shower. I love yellow roses.

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  23. Beautiful decorations. Enjoy the baby shower!

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  24. Good morning, Susan.
    What a CLEVER and BEAUTIFUL way to greet your shower guests! I smiled when I saw the yellow rubber duckie. (There are many memories connected with those little things.)

    Have a marvelous shower!
    JAne (Artfully Graced)

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  25. That baby shower will be something special if you're going to this much trouble to decorate just inside the door.

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  26. Now this is the cutest thing I have seen all day. Have fun at the shower. Don't you just love yellow rubber duckies? I include one with every one of my little pillowcase dresses that ship out. Have a fabulous weekend. ~ Lynn

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  27. What a clever idea! You crafty girl.:) Hope you post about the shower...I love showers!

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  28. Hi Susan...

    So happy to hear that you are rested up from the wedding, my friend! Now...onto a baby shower! Hehe! What a beautiful way to greet your guests...that cloche is really beautiful and I love the blue and yellow colors too! How unique...to use a few of your treasured baby items...so sweet! I love how you can see the celtic cross in the background too...many blessings to the baby boy and is about to grace our world with his entrance!!!

    Thank you so much for stopping by my place and taking a peek at my autumn cloches. I really enjoyed your sweet note and thank you so much for the kind compliments about my "artsy" photos! You made me day, my friend!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari

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  29. Susan, the cloche looks so cute!! The guests are going to love it as much as the Mommy~ to~ be!! I love all the little baby things, how clever!!

    I hope your party is a great success!!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  30. Susan, that is just the sweetest cloche. Love that blue and yellow ribbon. I can't wait to see it on your wreath. All of those silver baby items are so wonderful, especially since they are treasures from when your daughter was a baby. How neat to find an unexpected treasure in your mother's silver chest, and I'm glad you found it before you had the shower, because it is the perfect finishing touch for the cloche. The mother-to-be and the other guests are going to be so amazed with your decor. laurie

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  31. Just adorable Susan!
    This is such a great idea for shower decor! I love everything you put in, just so pretty! Cindy

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  32. Beautiful sentiment ... very nice. Hope you'll stop by to visit me.

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  33. What a neat way too display family heirlooms!

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