Tuesday, February 16, 2010

IT'S CLOCHE PARTY TIME!


It is cloche party time again with our able hostess, Marty, at
A Stroll Thru Life.
You will be inspired by all of the wonderful ideas of the participants. Be sure to go by Marty's for a list.

For my cloches this time, I have assembled some jewelry, etc. from my family.

Four of the pocket watches belonged to my paternal grandmother and grandfather, and a great, great uncle. The gold watch with the bird engraving belonged to my great grandmother. The little crocheted change purse in the lower right corner belonged to my maternal grandmother.

The medium-sized cloche is sitting on my mother's baby cap, and encloses my grandmother's wedding ring, my grandfather's cuff links, another grandfather's stick pins, and a pin belonging to my grandmother. The picture is of one of my great grandmothers taken when she was 16.

30 comments:

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Sally, how wonderful that you are the "keeper" of these special treasures. That watch with the bird on it is so sweet. Such a good idea to display these beauties in cloches. (I also really like that mat you have everything on). laurie

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just beautiful Sally, love all the special jewerly you have...and your sweet picture of your grandma....Hope you have a GREAT day my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Marydon Ford said...

What gorgeous heirlooms & so beautifully displayed in your cloches. How fortunate that you have these watches.

Have a great eve.
Hugs, Marydon

Shelia said...

Hi Sally! Oh, how pretty and nostalgic! You do have so many wonderful mementos from your family members. Everything looks so pretty under your cloches. I really like the one with the hook that displays the pocket watch!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how pretty. I just love all of your beautiful watches, and such treasured heirlooms. Under your cloches, they look just fabulous. Thanks so much for this wonderful post. I will have Mr. Linky up tomorrow night by 6 pm. Be sure to link up. Thanks again. Hugs, Marty

PAT said...

Sally these are wonderful! I love the watches and the domes and cloches!

Sue said...

Hi sally....I always enjoy seeing your family treasures...it's so special that you have all these wonderful keepsakes....Hope tonight finds you feeling better...I'm doing better...turns out the ankle was just a bad sprain....thank goodness as I couldn't imagine having to be driven around by the Boss for 6 weeks!!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I just love, love, love everything about this vignette. Especially that everything has a special meaning to you. Fabulous!!!

Carol at Serendipity said...

Just beautiful displays. Thank you so much for sharing and giving me some ideas!

Carol

Gail said...

I loved how you used jewelry in your cloches. Beautifully done!

Lara Harris said...

Ooh!Love these!:)

Linda said...

I really enjoyed seeing your family treasures and they look wonderful under a cloche!

alice said...

Hey Sally, I love family heirlooms the best! Under cloches makes them doubly special.
smiles, alice

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello Dearheart...

Ohhh...this is the sweetest display of cloches, my friend! To have all of these precious family treasures...well, it's just wonderful! I love your grandmother's beautiful watch with the bird engraving! I was just wondering where you found that little cloche with the hook? Was it specifically made for displaying the watch? I've never seen one like that before! Ohhh...and that little crocheted pocket purse is gorgeous! It's all beautiful! I really enjoyed looking through some of your sweet family treasures, my friend! Thank you for sharing them with us!!!

How are you getting along, Sally? I hope that your shoulder is healing up nicely! Are you having to see a physical therapist? Wow...I just realized that I must sound like a little question box...hehe! Well Darlin'...you take care and I would love to hear from you when you get a chance! Let me know how you're doing!

Love and prayers,
Chari

xinex said...

What special treasures you have, Sally! You displayed them so well...Christine

Cozy Little House said...

Love the watch theme! Wish I had some family treasures like this.
Brenda

Prior said...

LOVE your cloche... the sentimentality makes them extra special. LEzlee

bj said...

These are so pretty, Sally. You are blessed to have this many heirlooms...I had a bunch, too...I made ROOTS frames for both my kids..blogged about them long ago..time to bring them back.
xo bj

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

What wonderful heirlooms! Such a pretty display and way to share them.

Donna said...

How lucky you are to have such treasures! Love them all.

Carey said...

I love the idea of putting these beautiful heirlooms under the cloches. They are so pretty and excellent way to showcase and protect such precious items.

Carey from Chicory Nits

Picket said...

Morning girl...I am sitting here with tears rolling down my face...I cannot tell you how much your beautiful post has moved me..love seeing all your family's treasures...you can just feel such love and history..those pocket watches...ohhh how many times have they been touched by your loved ones and how blessed are you to be the 'keeper' of such treasures....I can't tell you how much you have blessed me this morning with your beautiful post....have a great weekend sweetie ~Picket~

Marianne@Songbird said...

those clocks look beautiful under the glass. What a pretty vignette!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What treasures to have. Thanks for sharing them with us.

LemonyRenee' said...

How utterly wonderful, charming, and moving. Well done.

Joan said...

You've given me a super idea on something to do with gold picket watches! Thank you.

SmilingSally said...

What a super idea!

daylily777 said...

Very beautiful!
Blessings,
~Myrna

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

Beautiful cloches. Beautiful memories!

Janean said...

just got my first cloche and am visiting to get inspiration. i like that your treasures have a story!