Thursday, December 3, 2009

Cloche Party, Celebrating Christmas Under Glass

I have a decor principle.
If you have a flat surface...decorate it!
I have found that it is a concept that just brings me great Joy!
So for Christmas I wanted to share some of my Joy,
in the Dining Room with Christmas under Glass.

Go by Marty's wonderful blog, A Stroll Thru Life... say Hello, and then visit all the other great ideas for cloches! I'm posting a little early so you may need to check back later to see everyone else.

I found these gorgeous glittered putz creations last year. They are vintage, made in Japan, and are in excellent condition. Originally they had bulbs in them. The little paper windows are all intact.They are more elaborate and detailed than any others I have seen. One is a castle and one is a church. (I have one other in the hall) The camera cannot do them justice. The glitter is like little diamonds on them that glistens in the sun! I've had fun trying to decide where they will stay. You will see more of them this Christmas season.

And of course!
 "Sweet face" has to be included in the display.
He's such an attention hound!

These are my vintage Lenox glass Christmas trees. One I bought for my husband's grandparents for Christmas the first year we were married, and the other two I found in flea markets. I know they're not under glass, but part of the vignette.

This huge cloche resides on top of my kitchen china cupboard.
The arrangement changes with the season.

I just love tartan plaid
 and you will be seeing splashes
of it around the house.

This is another vignette on my Dining Room table.

If you know me, you know I collect lambs and sheep.
This little fella is iron, and very heavy.

And one of my nativity sets on an old Eastlake side table.
Inexpensive, but still so meaningful!

This year Christmas decorating has been so much more
enjoyable, knowing I get to share it with all of you!



  1. Debra what a great nativity scene. I love all the cloches, I will be posting later this evening I can't wait. I love this cloche party.

    I sure did love the villages and the little lamb you had in the cloches. The colors and the decorating was fabulous. I love em all.

    .•:*¨¨*:•.Blessings*¨2 U 4¨**¨¨*the holidays .•:*¨¨*:•.


  2. Debra, what beautiful cloches! There are such pretty vignettes under the glass. I have some Putz houses, but none quite as glittery as yours. I love the sheep and lambs - I am partial to them, too.

  3. Very pretty! I love the urn with flowers & tartan ribbon under the cloche. Everything looks great!

  4. I'm so jealous. I always look for cloches at thrift stores and have yet to find any. What you've done with all of yours is so beautiful.

  5. Oh they are all just WONDERFUL!!!!! I love what all you've done. Your castle and church with the little sheep and the crystal Christmas trees are such a beautiful vignette. I also love the small urn, the nativity and well, I just love it all. Thanks you so much for participating. You have really outdone yourself. I can't wait for everyone to see how beautiful everything is. I will have Mr. Linky up by 6 PM. Be sure to link up then. Hugs, Marty

  6. Oh my goodness - THANK YOU for sharing it with us!!! My Mother is like you with the tartan plaid - I just keep trying to hi-jack her tablecloths, curtains...whatever she has out... to make a skirt, purse or SOMETHING. LOL Aren't you glad I'm a safe distance away?

    Debra - your nativity scene is just GORGEOUS and I ADORE all of the lambs you have thru-out! And what a find on the little church!

    It's all beautiful!!! I'm on a quest to cloche my world, you have definitely inspired!!!

    ;-D robelyn

  7. Soooo pretty! I love the ones with the lambs!

    Love the nativity too!

    You have some gorgeous cloches!

    Lou Cinda :)

  8. Everything is beautiful! I have enjoyed looking at it all. The nativity looks just right under glass. And the Putz houses are to die for. I bought a couple of little cardboard houses from Michaels that I have painted and just glittered tonight hoping to get it in my jar for the cloche party.

  9. Everything is just beautiful. I am sort of the same way, if it holds still decorate it. Guess that explains why my husband rarely sits...*wink*.
    I have one of the Lenox glass trees that I treasure very much.


  10. They are all so special and I love the old Putz houses but your lambs are just the sweetest! Happy Holidays.

  11. love the cloches you created! All so beautiful! and thanks for the heads up on the cloche party- think about doing Workspace Wednesday some day- would love list you name on my blog for participating... thanks

  12. Debra, I knew your vignettes would be beautiful! You really have a way with displays.

    You know I covet your lambs and sheep. I started a couple of years ago to try and collect them. I have three or four. They are hard to find. Hoping to find some during the holidays.

    Merry Christmas. :)

  13. Everything is so pretty! You did a great job. I am going back to take another look. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Hi Debra, I just love using cloches. Really like how you've used yours. I'll post pics of Judy's shortly, we just got come and it was fabulous!

  15. I love those vintage Putz houses and those crystal Christmas trees! Your displays are just beautiful!


  16. I knew "ewed" have some pretty lambs for me to see and you didn't disappoint! I want one of those huge you think Cat Daddy would fit under it?
    I am so excited I learned something new. My mother had those little houses under our tree every year and I always search them out. I only keep the churches, but I digress. What I learned was...they are called putz houses. I didn't know that! I thought a putz was a clumsy person. It always makes me happy to know I still can learn. I'm easy to please.
    It all looks beautiful!

  17. Everything is gorgeous! I love all the sheep. They are so sweet.

  18. I agree with you on Tartan...need to get more! Love your cloches..

  19. Love them all! The Putz houses are adorable, and as I used to have sheep, I adore anything that has to do with them. And tartan plaid, can't get enough of it! Thanks for sharing your cloches with us. I am trying to get mine decked out for Christmas, I keep changing them, I am driving myself nuts!!!

  20. Little houses are so pretty. Love the sweet lamb.

  21. So pretty, have a good weekend. Ciao Rita mammabellarte

  22. Oh my, they are all so unique and special. I really love the crystal trees too.


  23. Debra-
    Your cloches are oh so pretty. Each one holds a special treasure-
    just like you are a special treasure to all of us .

    You have offered us friendship, enthusiasm about all of our posts-
    you are a real blessing friend.

    Plus- you do a great cloche party.


  24. I love all of your cloches and vignettes. The urn is my favorite, but its hard to really choose a favorite. Rosie

  25. Everything looks so good Debra! Well done! It really highlights the small pieces we love when we use cloches thanks for sharing!

  26. Great job. Just love those little houses under glass.

  27. I love the one with the little nativity the is so very sweet.....blessings

  28. Debra, I love that nativity scene best. What a great cloche. Thanks for sharing.

  29. What fun you've been having. Love the little lamb. I'll have my post up shortly. Hope you can stop by tomorrow. ~ Sarah

  30. Your displays are so beautiful and I really appreciate your attention to detail. Thank you for sharing the stories about each of the special cloche displays. I have picked up some great tips for next time.
    Best wishes, Natasha.

  31. Beautiful displays! I love tartan plaid too...and the wall color in the dining room looks great!

  32. Oh Debra what a fun display you did with your cloche's and girl I can so remember those little paper houses from when I was a kid...Lond time before Dept.56 ha ha!! Loved seeing your crystal tress loved it all...just beautiful my friend...Many Blessings to you....Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  33. Debra,
    Your cloches are sooooo fav is...the nativity one. I have those same Lenox glass trees...always looove using them in my decor! I thought I would let you know that I have added you to my sidebar...lovin your blog!


  34. Hi Debra! Oh, how grand and glorious! Your cloches are so beautiful!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  35. I've just recently discovered cloches on all these great blogs. I love 'em! I even found one I had stuck out in my storage building the other day. I was so excited!! Now I just have to find the perfect thing to do with it.

  36. Your cloche vignettes are fabulous!!! I love them all.


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