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Monday, July 18, 2011

Come Visit the Summer Cloche Party!

A book can be a friend when everyone else is too busy for you...I love to read and because we are on the tail end of summer here in Mississippi, my grandchildren are busy trying to catch up on their assigned summer reading.

In order to gently remind them to "keep on keeping on"...I designed my entry in Marty's Cloche party around that theme...READ.

I hope you will join us and see all the cloche entries.
(Cloches are really glass domes that help plant seedlings get off to a good start in the garden, but you know decorators...they see the world in a different manner from your average Joe or Jane.) The glass cloches were yanked out of the garden and

have made their way to the spotlight INSIDE the home.

I tried all sorts of setups and finally settled on the one below.

I think it gets the message across in a simple way.

I don't have any "real" cloches, I use old clock domes, cheese keepers, etc.

just about anything that gives the effect.

My next purchase at Paul Michael's in Monroe, LA will be a glass cloche (if they have any left...they are really popular right now!)

My original thought was to use two clock domes...

but that became rather busy.

Simplifying the whole thing and eliminating the other dome, made it more to the point.

I love my little MIJ reader. I've had her for years.

And I treasure my old McGuffeys Readers.

I made the little uncovered books and added three chicken scratch pens.

We will have to wait and see if the little reader encourages MY little readers to press forward!!
It's hot as flugey here in the deep south...we had a little rain and now it's hot AND steamy!

Hope your week is off to a great start,


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

That's so cute! Hope it's working with the kids:@)

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your read cloche is adorable. I love the idea of the scrabble tiles. I hope I remember that!

Sarah said...

Wonderful little reminders for summer reading.

Lee said...

Really like your cloche! The reader is a quiet reminder for your grands to read...
Thanks for sharing!

Bonnie said...

How clever to encourage reading for your grandkids. So many subtle things to teach them. Especially the value of the McGuffey reader. Scrabble is a family favorite. Very creative cloche.

Anonymous said...

What a cute idea to feature in your cloche! I love what you have done with the Reader and the Scrabble tiles. The sweet little girl reading is a perfect addition to the vignette. This is great!

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

Your cloche is clever and pretty. I really like the idea.

Karen said...

Hi Angela! Your Cloche is wonderful. And Clock Domes make wonderful cloches. I also use upside down sconces and vases. The Vintage School Book is fabulous and I love the scrabble letters. What a great theme. It sure inspires me to want to read. Have a nice week!


Beverly@southernhomesweethome said...

Over from Marti's that is adorable!

Gail said...

Vintage scene is great.
I just finished reading A Hiding Place by ten Boom (read it when it came out when I was a pre-teen- life changing and like it as well/better now at age 53)

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

Super great decorated cloches/dome.


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

The domes work wonderfully as cloches, Angela! I've done one that way myself. I love this one - it's so nice and big to hold a book. I had thought about doing something {even with little books} but none of my cloches or big enough and the books aren't small enough. Love the idea though, I'll have to think up how to make it work. Love the scrabble tiles and the little girl figurine, too!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your domes and they are perfect cloches. The Mc Guffey reader is such a treasure and the scrabble tiles are perfect. Love the little on on a stack of tiny books too. Such a great idea and so beautiful. Thanks so much for the inspiration. I love it. Thanks also for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your cloche vignette is absolutely lovely!

I hope that you will stop by and enter my giveaway.

Also, I have begun a new meme entitled Wayfaring Wednesdays. Link up your trips and favorite excursions.

Carrie said...

Adorable! Great way to conjure up a theme from your family life.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Hi Angela!
So nice to find your beautiful blog! Thanks for your sweet comments today.
I prefer clock domes... they are thinner and more elegant and not as busy as some cloches!

Love you reader under there too.
A cherished object.
Your newest follower~

Chubby N Chieque said...

A wonderful vignettes. Perfect cloch├ęs setting.

DOn't forget to join Marty's and my giveaways.

Happy TTT.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

This is a delight! So out of the ordinary. I think your little uncovered books are perfect. Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm a new follower and looking forward to exploring your blog.

Angela said...

As a reading teacher, I love this idea.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

We have some McGuffey readers. I love how you did this display. Very creative.

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