A Cloche Party!

Welcome to A Cloche Party hosted by Marty at A Stroll Through Life. If you’ve wondered what in the world a Cloche is or what people do with them today is your day! Click on over to A Stroll Through Life and see a day in the life of a Cloche or other enclosures…

This is my wired bird cage cloche that I picked up at Michaels along with the feathered birdie and nesting material. I don’t have a more traditional glass cloche…

I’m only a bird in a gilded cage
It’s the place that I call home
The window’s large with the nicest view
The bars are pink and all the locks are blue…

My 99 cent ginger jar with pink glass flowers in it. The stems of pink and white are from K-Mart- Martha Stewart Christmas decorating stems that I bought at the after Christmas clearance. I’m thinking I should add something in the bottom to cover up the stems… But never mind, I’ll just put my shells in it instead. I could have put sand in the bottom first but I didn’t have any sand so it’s just the shells. I picked up all these shells myself at Emma Wood State Beach in Ventura, California.



Cheese and fruit in a cheese dome. I could have put a cute birdie knick knack or something like that in it but all my little cute stuff is in Washington and I’m in California right now.

I gave the dome a little height by putting it on a Glass cake plate.

What’s nice about this piece is that the glass dome fits over the glass bottom  not into it unlike this dome below.


I had to put the dome upside down and fill it with the limes and lemons and then put the bottom on upside down so the fruit didn’t get in the way of closing…

Now say “Bye Bye, Birdie” to all our nice guests who have visited us today!

Photobucket is holding all my photos that I stored on their site from 2007-2015 hostage replacing them with ugly grey and black boxes and asking for a large ransom to retrieve them. It is a slow process to go through all my posts deleting the ugly boxes.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

61 thoughts on “A Cloche Party!

  1. I love them all. Your little birdcage cloche with the darling little bird is just so cute. I think I need one. Your apothecary jar is decorated so beautifully with the flowers and then the shells. You found some gorgeous shells, I had to buy some. I havn’t been to the beach and the desert sure doesn’t have any. lol I think the cheese dome on the cake pedestal is so pretty. It looks beautiful with all the cheese and fruit and you’re right, it would also look pretty with a figurine or birdnest or a dozen other things. I got the biggest kick out of the lemon and lime cloche when you said you had to put them in the lid and then put the bottom on. I was trying to put red and green apples in mine and they kept falling all over the table. lol. I love all of your creations and ideas. Thanks so much for participating. This is such fun and I am being so inspired. Hugs Marty

  2. What cute ginger jars and cloches, Ellen! You run the gamut from the informal and cute bird cage to the formal ginger jar and florals. That was a good idea to put your cheese dome atop the cake plate- more height and presence! I can’t wait to see all of the goodies everyone posts. We all have such different tastes. What are you doing in CA besides picking shells on the beach ? 🙂 You mentioned Washington…. vacation home, perhaps? Sue

  3. Ellen! How marvelous! I love all you’ve done with your cloches and jars! Love the shells and the cheese and fruit! Glorious! This is so much fun!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 🙂

  4. What good photographic skills you used with that one next to the bright yellow sunflower! I love your displays and your finds. I so wish I could pick up seashells straight out of the sand instead of at Michaels! This is so pretty. Now I have to find one of those cheese thingamajiggies!

  5. Loved all your ideas. Everyone is coming up with such inspiring ideas. I will now have to hunt for cloches! I can’t believe I don’t have one or a nice fancy glass jar to use in all this “stuff” I have!!

  6. The wire cloche with the bird is so adoreable. I like that the sea shells are ones you picked up off the beach yourself. Fruit, why not? It looks so yummy.

  7. They are all beautiful! I have that same bird cage from Michaels. I forgot to take a picture of it for the party. I have fabric flowers in mine right now. Your little bird looks darling in it!

  8. You have the cutest collection ! I just remembered some cloches that I forgot to use ! Maybe Marty will do another in the future….LOL !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

  9. I love them all! That bird cage is just wonderful. I also like the fruit. Something like that makes any breakfast, lunch, or dinner table more inviting.

    Thanks for sharing.


  10. Great ideas Ellen! Not only do we both have that adorable wire cloche, we both have the same bird on a nest! (My bird is green though…) Great minds think alike!

    Love the shells in the ginger jar. ☺ Diane

  11. Ellen…I just ♥ that bird cage one…how cute is that my friend…love them all…great job…thanks for sharing…hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  12. Hmm… you cloches don’t only look beautiful, but yummy too. Loved the fruit and cheese ones!
    All your ideas are super. I really enjoyed your birdcage one! Isn’t this a fun party?


  13. Hi Ellen…

    Just read the sweet note that you left for me…thank you for coming by and for your sweet comments!!!

    Girl, I love that wire cloche with the sweet little bird and nest!!! That first photo is just gorgeous with the cloche and pretty embroidered pillow…beautiful!!! Love all of your pretty cloches and ideas but I must tell you that my favorite was the cloche with those beautiful bright lemons and limes…ooohhh, such fabulous color!!! And then to pair it with that pitcher full of sunflowers…ohhh, I love it!!! Those are beautiful photos too…awesome!!!

    Warmest wishes,

  14. they are all really beautiful and creative! My fave is the wire cloche and I love the lemons and limes, well I love them all. Great Job~ Cindy

  15. I have picked up several vintage cheese domes lately. Don’t know what I am going to to do with them yet but I think I may just use them as intended….to cover cheese at a party….like you did. You also gave me another idea. I have an old wire birdcage that I think I may turn into a cloche. Your displays are wonderful and thank you for the inspirations. Happy Weekend. ` Lynn

  16. I just can’t resist the shells – I think they’re my favorite. I guess I’m more of a “beachy” gal than I thought!

    I also have a large apothecary jar (actually beverage server) with faux lemons and limes – great minds think alike 🙂


  17. I love the lemons and limes for the simplicity and the colors the best. Looks like you had fun playing with all of these. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Hi Ellen, I just adore all of them! The little birdcage cloche is my favorite….how cute is that?! Your pictures are wonderful….so fresh!


  19. I loved all your cloches. Your little birdie…cute! The limes and lemons with the sunflower! Striking! But of course the fruit and cheese…my yummy favorite! Beautiful presentation! Huggy Hugs!

  20. I love all your displays! You are the second person I’ve seen display that wonderful bird cloche from Michael’s and I can’t figure out how I missed that! I can see all of us out here in blogland rushing to our nearest Michael’s and cleaning them out! Love your cake stand!

    Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

  21. Wow, everything looks spotless and shiny, and you are so very creative with the fresh stuff you put in/under your different “vessels”! Good job!

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