Thursday, September 10, 2009

CLOCHE PARTY

It's Cloche Party Time! Please go check out Marty at A Stroll Thru Life
and check out all of the other partyers showing off their cloches!

I'm still in extreme cloche-envy mode, as I have yet to find an exquisite cloche at a reasonable (really cheap) price. So, in order to participate, I have dug out my cake dome which sits on a wooden pedestal. My father made the pedestal in his high school wood-shop class 80 years ago.

I have a small collection of miniature doll house furniture from the 1960s and from my childhood. A cloche is perfect to cover these little gems. I have a hard enough time keeping my regular house dusted without cleaning a pretend house.
What do you suppose the queen of this kitchen is cooking this Fall day? Looks to me like it must be a Pumpkin Crunch Pie.

Now, go check out Marty's blog to see what else is cooking under a cloche today.

34 comments:

prof en retraite said...

Hi Sally! That is just about the CUTEST thing I have ever seen!! What a perfect thing to put under your cloche!! I love it!...hugs...Debbie

Glenda/MidSouth said...

How adorable! I should have put some of my miniatures under glass. I may just do that. :-)

Jane said...

What an absolutely darling display!! I love the fact that you are able to use the cake stand that your father made and doll furniture from your childhood....that's the best part!!! Thanks for sharing.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Sally this is just darling my friend...How cute is this...Now I have a new idea to steal I mean use ha ha!! May you have a great day girl...just love it...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh, this is the cutest thing I have ever seen. I absolutely love it. What a thrill to have the cake plate. I have one that my mom made and it is such a prized possession. Your doll house pieces are stunning. I love your vignette. So creative. Thank you so much for joining the party. This is truly a delight and just stunning. Hugs, Marty

Michelle said...

LOVE IT! Such a cute idea to put a miniature scene under glass. And what better then a kitchen.

Darling..just too cute!

{ L } said...

That is soooo special about you pedestal and your dad. You can't buy anything better. :)

ceekay said...

Cute, cute, cute...I would never change it!

xinex said...

Ooooh! That mini kitchen set with mini pumpkins is so pretty and so cute, Sally, and your dad made the prettiest wood pedestal! It's perfect to serve as a wooden floor for your kitchen...Christine

Chari said...

Hello Dearheart...

Ohhh Girlfriend, this is just the prettiest and most darling cloche ever!!! Aren't you clever...putting one of your miniature doll house kitchens under glass!!! Wow...I was really looking at it...it's so detailed...awesome, my friend!!! Ooooh...and I was really "eyeing" that fabulous wooden cake plate pedestal as well! It's absolutely gorgeous and what a sweet treasure to have! Your dad must have been a very talented man...to turn this out as a first woodworking project!!! I love it!!! Love your beautiful cloche!!!

Love ya,
Chari

Tracy said...

Wow, that is amazing, those little miniatures are adorable and really realistic! It is hard to find nice cloches, I got lucky a couple times but I rarely ever see them, and the ones you find online are pretty expensive. I got a really nice one at a local nursery for $20!

Brenda said...

That is absolutely adorable! Cute, cute, cute!
Brenda

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Oh what fun you must have had putting your little kitchen together. It is so charming!!! I have a few miniatures that I used to display in my printer's tray. I just may have to have a little fun myself with this idea!

Coloradolady said...

This is adorable..makes me ready for fall...and baking...

Shelia said...

Hi Sally! Oh, only you would think to put something this darling under glass! What a great idea! I love your little treasures! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

How cute!! Love the "area rug"!!

Julie said...

I love all things little, and I think this is to cute...
xoxo
Julie

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your arrangements are so pretty. I love what you have done for the cloche party! Small furniture~toooo cute!

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

I love miniatures. What a cute idea, that I would never have thought of! I'm one of those big kids who can gaze at the miniature dioramas in museums for hours! Hope you'll visit with me, too.

Saucy said...

The miniatures under the cloche are charming and unique! I love that idea!

I'm so glad to have found you via Marty's Cloche Party... see you again soon!

Sue said...

This is a first! I really love how you have exhibited your miniatures under the glass top on your treasured cake tray. Just adorable. Now about that recipe for Pumpkin Crunch Pie ~ hint hint...
:-) Sue

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Oh my gosh, Sally! I absolutely love it!!

SmilingSally said...

Envy no more! You've come up with the most delightful cloche ever.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Oh, this is soooo sweet. I truly love it!

Barb :-)

mah said...

Sweet!!!! Love it!

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh! This is so precious! How nice to have something your father made so long ago. I love the comment on cleaning house. It is the truth!! When my daughters were young they had those plastic kitchen pieces (their size) and I always ended up cleaning their sink!

Great cloche and post! :-)

xoxo
Janie

Sue said...

Hi Sally....what an adorable idea...very clever you are putting doll house furniture under glass...
Have a great weekend!! Sue.

Kammy said...

Hi Sally !!!
I love your minature under glass - quite the detail and the mini gal can decorate, LOL !
Thanks so much for your kind words on my blog after my surgery ! You are super sweet ! I am just visitin my favorite bloggers today :o)
Kammy
http://www.smallhomeinthecountry.blogspot.com/

Oliva said...

Aaahhh...!!! So sweet!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

That is just an adorable and creative idea! I love it!

Manuela

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Sally, I love this! What a cute little kitchen under glass! And how wonderful that you have that stand your father made. It's beautiful. Love all of the Fall details that the tiny homemaker has in her kitchen. This was so creative. laurie

Denise Marie said...

love it. I'll have to show Muffy underglass next time. She's got a kitchen and all.

Susie Q said...

That is absolutely wonderful! I love it! I can;t wait to show it to Gracie!
Love,
Sue

Rhondi said...

That is SO CUTE!!