Monday, July 18, 2011

What's in your cloche?

Do you have a cloche?

I have a small collection,
and I pulled them out recently since
sweet Marty over at
is hosting a cloche party again
and I wanted to take part.

Which brings me to a question....
what do you put under your cloche?

Last weekend, I was looking for treasures
at our  county flea market,
when I found these mushroom corals
that had been added to some driftwood
to make a little mushroom forest.
(It's all one connected piece.)

I added some reindeer moss
to the base and this is what I came up with.

on Wednesday, my friend
invited me to meet her at a house sale.
I found this little handmade glazed clay mushroom
to add to the mix.

Never owned a mushroom before
and now I have several?

Found this chicken wire cloche in the spring
and have been using it on the patio
to keep my pups
away from our picnic trays.

Here it is with my tin box of impatiens.

What do you think Marty,
does chicken wire count
as a cloche too?



Shelia said...

Hi Alison! Oh, yes, chicken wire cloches work! I have a smaller one! Your mushroom cloches are so pretty and you captured your photos just at the right time with the sun shining down! :)Very lovely.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Girl, these are fantastic! What a fun collection, who would have thought what a presence they would make. Something to look for on my next outing... if you get a chance swing over to see a few of my cloche's. hugs ~lynne~

Babs said...

Oh my gosh Alison! I do love those mushrooms. How wonderful that you found them. You know the best places to shop.
Your chicken wire cloche is pretty with the impatiens under it, too. I like the wooden base and the alabaster ? base under your 'shrooms.too :)
Great photos.

Beverly@southernhomesweethome said...

Allison they are stunning. I love you mushrooms in the cloche. Like the chicken wire, so unique!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh so pretty. I adore your mushrooms, what beautiful pieces they are. I also think the cloches are fantastic and I really like the bases you have them sitting on. Your chicken wire coche is fabulous. I love the shape and I have a chicken wire one also. They are such fun and they definitely count.

You mentioned that the 5th entry in each column is cut off. It looks perfect to me on my computer, I so hope it doesn't look cut off to everyon else. I would hate to have anyone excluded so others can't visit them.

Thanks so much for joining the party, I really enjoyed your displays. Hugs, Marty

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I can't believe the big wire cloches. I obviously need to get out more! I love your big one...perfect on the patio.

Natasha @ Keeping the Christmas Spirit Alive, 365 said...

Wow, your cloche collection is gorgeous and that wire one is fantastic for outdoors. I bet Marty loves it!

Happy Wednesday!

Best wishes,

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Chicken wire certainly counts for me! I'll have to add it to my wish list of cloches!

So glad to hear from you, thanks for stopping by!


Nancy said...

Okay, I'm a little envious of your Mushrooms! That is one of the prettiest displays I've seen under a cloche. Additionally, it's so unique! I see some transferware in one of your pics too...lovely. That marbled mushroom is really neat to.


Nancy said...

Okay, I'm a little envious of your Mushrooms! That is one of the prettiest displays I've seen under a cloche. Additionally, it's so unique! I see some transferware in one of your pics too...lovely. That marbled mushroom is really neat to.


Mel said...

I love that you have used something so outside of the typical items.

My fairies would be happy to cavort among your mushrooms :)

Gail said...

Your coral mushroom cloche- I've never seen anything like your cute woodland scene.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Uh-oh, Alison ~ that's how it starts! I think you've got a new collection on your hands. : ) I love them and how very clever the first one is. It looks great under a cloche. I knew I'd see some good ideas at this party!

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

OMG so cute! Who would have thought mushrooms could be so pretty.

I love your wire cloche.

Dee :-)

Janette - The2Seasons said...

Whoops! I forgot about the cloche party. Love your wire cloche.

Angela McInnis said...

Alison, all your cloches are lovely...I esp like the coral mushrooms! Thanks for sharing.

Becca said...

Love the wire cloche! And, love how you "housed" mushrooms under your glass cloches ... I would never have thought to do that! xo

mississippi artist said...

So beautiful, I love those mushrooms!!

Deserae said...

Love your cloches....very pretty! The chicken wire one is divine...what a lucky find!!!!!

Andrea said...

I love your collection of mushrooms. Toadstools always make me think of Fairies and magical places =)

At Home in English Valley said...

If you ask me, everything looks better under a cloche, glass or wire. Alison, you have a gift for taking things and elevating them to art. Under my largest cloche, a statue of St. Francis, reminding me of his Prayer...where there is hatred let me sow love...
Love, Penny

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your cloche vignettes are 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.

classic • casual • home said...

Very unusual and cool. Love the organic textures. Great job.


Here I am for a visit at my fav house, The Polo one!! I love those mashrooms, how unusual they are, wow, and just love the cloches displays you've done. The wire ones are terrific...they all are and you've taken some fabulous photographs. Wonderful! Love, FABBY

Poppy said...

Loved your mushroom corals... I don't think I ever saw corals so unique... they look amazingly beautiful and I love how you displayed them with moss surrounding them. And the impatiens are looking so lovely under the chicken wire. I love how you find amazing things to display your prized collection and create beautiful vignettes. Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comment. Enjoyed reading it. Have a wonderful week!~Poppy

Designs By Pinky said...

OMGoodness, Alison, those mushroom corals would be a PERFECT addition to my shell collection. I posted Part 2 today if you want to come over! I LOVE the chicken wire cloche too! It is terrific! What a fun party! Have a great day!!! XO, Pinky

laxsupermom said...

Love your mushrooms! They look like a faerie must be hiding somewhere. Thanks for sharing.

Shug said...

Hi Allison

thanks for your visit at my place. So glad I dropped by for a visit to see what you where up to with the cloche party... You did an awesome job with those muchrooms, and I love the big wooden base


Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love the mushrooms on the driftwood...they would have come home with me too and they are perfect under glass! Pretty things at your house:)

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

The mushroom coral is so artistic. What a find! Looks terrific under glass! I like your wire cloches too!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

OK...the chicken wire cloche is my favorite. It's just wonderful! Hope you are having a great week and staying somewhat cool!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Alison! The wire cloche is fabulous and I adore the coral mushrooms. Very unique.

All That Glitters said...

Love your wire cloche! I still do not have a cloche of any kind! What's wrong with me?

hello lovely child said...

so unique! i love how adding glass sort of makes whatever is inside transcend in beauty. you're also so talented with texture!

no cloches at the moment but a few apothecary jars with curiosities.



Liz said...

Lovely, absolutely lovely! Your photos are gorgeous. I love the chicken wire cloche, yes...that counts! Wonderful collection. XO ~Liz

lisa said...

do not great minds think somewhat alike??? we both had cloches on the brain...geniuses!! ha ha.
i think i have "mushroom-envy"!!
hope you are doing well--you need to come out to kane, girl.
best, lisa.

The enchanted home said...

Wow these are all fabulous looking, right out of a magazine. Those mushrooms are incredible, like natures own work of art. And loving the chicken wire cloche, really fabulous each and every one!!

Karen said...

Alison, I LOVE what you've created wtih these cloches, chicken wire too!!... I don't think to use mushrooms in decorating, and yet I love the look! good job...

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Love your cloches...the mushrooms are great. Chicken wire is definetly a contender.