Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sunflower Botanical Cloche

I have several cloches that I keep on the Buffet in the Dining Room, and even though they usually have the same basic elements of nests, birds, and woodsy things, I like to give them a mini update with florals and seasonal elements.

                      

...and since it's mid-summer they needed to have a little change up with some Sunflowers. I can never get a good shot of the cloches where they sit, because the windows put out a lot of glare (as you can see). So I move them over to the DR table for a better angle.





If you look closely you can see I started out with a different image of a Sunflower, shown here on the buffet. But it was too big, and it showed in the pic above. So I decided to use the one from my 2017 Cavallini "Botanicals" calender that I have in my studio. It's on a heavier paper stock and it's smaller, so it fits inside the glass dome easier.



Let's see, it was for November, so since I massacred that page I'll have to ad lib and tape up the calender part to the previous page. Gee, the things we do for decor.




I love Cavallini Calenders and try to have at least one each year. The monthly pages make great prints, and are usually just the perfect size for display. Here's another little cloche with some Black-Eyed Susans tucked in the mix. (a moss covered basket, vintage clay pot, and birdie). As you can see the tablerunner has been changed up to my red Country French fabric, and a new TableTop vignette is in the works.






A little Staffordshire creamer gets elevated in this little cloche.
(it appears I have a fixation with moss)






On personal stuff...

After some persistence, and dragging my husband with me to my doctor's (PCP) office this week, the Rheumatologist's office called me and gave me a cancellation for next week. Thank you Lord. I've been a complete mess with neck and head pain, and I didn't know how I was going to make it waiting another month. We're looking at Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Cervical Spine. This is just the next step in testing, because my symptoms are pointing to some kind of AutoImmune Disease. I can't take any meds that might help the inflammation in my neck, but might mess up a diagnosis. I'm not much good for anything except whining and sitting around. I've tried to stay busy when I can, so I played with a new header for the blog this last few days. I've tried a few different things till I got to this one. Sometimes it's hard to get it to feel like "me". 

My mother-in-law has been ready for assisted living for a long time, but it had been put off until she just had to have nursing supervision. My brother-in-law and sister-in-law have come up from Texas to help my husband, and I've been useless. I can't even go to "supervise" because I have to lie down so often. I'd much rather be helping with the move than dealing with all this stupid head and neck junk. We're so grateful that family is here to do the hard work and make it easier on my m-i-l. 

OK, have a great rest-of-the-weekend, I'll check in next week. Thank you all for the comments, I'm sorry I'm not good at getting back to you all right now. I read them all and so appreciate your prayers and concern. 

xoxo,
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12 comments:

  1. Beautiful cloches, Debra! Wow, you have such an artistic eye and designer's touch. I may copycat at least one of your cloche ideas. I NEVER change the content of my cloches and you have inspired me. Wishing you the best with your upcoming medical appt. and MIL's move. You have a lot going on and I hope you feel more yourself very soon. Take care :)

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  2. I love that you're working on late summer blooms and vignettes because I know what that means next for you....FALL! Love the sunflowers and red runner. I know exactly what you mean by knowing when the size of somethig isn't right kike your first print...we do that at the mall especially, after looking at photos I snap once we've finished styling.
    RA of the cervical ....yikes, and not being able to take anything in the meantime. I can't wait for you to get resolution. Keep pushing for answers, even if you have to travel to a research hospital (where's the closest one to you, I wonder?). Working on a header would make my neck hurt (I like yours)! Glad you have family to help with your MIL. Thoughts & prayers....

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  3. Hope all goes well with your M-I-L's move. It isn't easy making the decision, but for my husband's parents it has been a good decision for them. Good luck with your doctor's appointments and hope you get a diagnosis you can get help with.

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  4. Looks great !i just love cloches !!

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  5. The sunflowers are perfect for your cloche. I never would have thought...and ha's, just me! :(
    Jane xx

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  6. Debra im lifting you up in prayer🙏🏻 Enjoy your blog and look forward to your inspiration! You are truly gifted!

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  7. Praying for you Debra, that the Lord will give the doctors wisdom and insight into your health and also that you will have some answers very soon. Love your blog and all your pretty things :-) Be encouraged today, God is faithful.

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  8. I love what you do with a cloche Debra! The sunflower image is so sweet. It seems as though lately it's harder to find glass cloches until I saw a few the other day at HomeGoods. I still have a few and now you've inspired me to get them out, dust them off and create something beautiful.
    Debra, I'm so sorry you are going through such a terrible time with your health and I'm praying the doctors will be able to diagnose and treat you.
    In the meantime, just be your own beautiful self and keep the faith.

    hugs,
    Sissie

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  9. I am so sorry about all the pain you are in. It is awful, I'm sure. I am glad your in-laws came to help with your MIL's move too!!! Take care!

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  10. You have such taste and style - and your cloche vingnette is perfect mid-summer awesomeness!

    I am so sorry about your pain - I too have an A.I./rhum arth problem- and it's affected quality of life so much - it is mainly in my upper knuckles and is spreading fast. I am sending up prayers for your relief. If you can avoid the following: shellfish, eggplant, red wine, too many glutons. Don't eat sourdough breads, keep caffeine intake low, and take ant-acids. This may help your comfort and inflammations. It does mine.

    PS Sorry I have been MIA - I have missed blogdom so much! I did a post today about my only granddaughter's first birthday on Saturday. : - ) I can't believe she's a year already!!

    Hugs. ♥

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  11. I love the cloche and the new header. I'm sorry you weren't up for helping them with your mother in law. That has to be so frustrating. I hope you can get some answers.

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  12. The entire VintageStyleLiving.com staff loves your blog! Love these cloches and thanks for sharing! Love how you combine the varying sizes.

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