WELCOME to HAPPY TO BE...This is a blog about my love of Antiques, My family, humor, as humor keeps us laughing and my every Day life...I hope you enjoy your visit...Please leave me a comment to let me know you Came by so I can visit with you Thank You !!...Hugs and Smiles, Gl♥ria

September 9, 2009

~PAR-TY TIME~

Well guys today the day we have all been waiting for in the wonderful world of Blogging....It's Marty's " A Stroll Thur life " Fall cloche's party...don't you just love a fun party...Thanks Marty for giving us another fun day...



But first before the party begins I would like to remember all of those that lost their lives on 9-11 and what a tragic thing that happen to our nation...I have my colors flying today in Remembrance hope you do also.... God Bless our nation...




Now this cloche's my Daughter Gina just brought me...She found it in a cupboard at the new apartment she just rented the former tenants just left...Lucky me!!





My Fattest cloche's on my coffee table



one on my kitchen table...just love the gourd I found at Ross last month....


Oh and the sweet cupcake cloche's that Chari at "Happy to Design" send me for my BD...



One in my office with my first Ostrich's egg from our farm under it....that's an Emu egg on the other side of it also from our farm...


Now this is not a cloche's but a dome cover that goes on top of my Antique Microscope in my office...

Cake dome in kitchen with some fall plates under it...




Apothecary jar in kitchen with some little pumpkins in it....

Littlest cloche's in my kitchen with some candy corn candles in it...this sits on my Antique stove...





Now on to the fun part....

I would like to show all of you how to make a lighted heated Potpourri Holder...These are so cute to sit out even at Christmas time and Guys the smells are wonderful from them...These make great gifts at Christmas time for family and friends...and so easy and inexpensive..
Supplies needed:

canning jar or large jar
Small doily...these I get from Dollar tree
Christmas tree lights a string of 25 works the best
rubber band
raffia or ribbon
Potpourri- also from Dollar tree
Clove or Cinnamon oil

Pour some Potpourri in the bottom of the jar...My lovely assistant Candace is making this one for me...We added some mini pumpkins to the bottom here...Start putting in your lights now and add more Potpourri....

Adding more mini pumpkins....

Now this is how it should look after you get all the lights in it...of course be sure and leave the plug out so you can plug it in ha ha!!

Then take your doily and rubber band and put it on the top of the jar....This you can also use fabric for instead of a doily...

Then take your raffia or ribbon and tie it around covering up the rubber band...At Christmas I like to use ribbon on these and maybe hang a little oranament down from the ribbon and of course Christmas Potpourri and little pine cones.. Christmas bells etc...just let your imagination go wild...

Here we added some Cinnamon sticks to the raffia...Plug it in guys and you also have a nite lite that smells wonderful...I have made little ones for my bathroom just to sit out durning the holidays...Like I said they make wonderful gifts...Hope I didn't bore you with yet another one of my creations...Total cost is about $3.00 each to make...
Now Please go by and see all the others doing the Par-ty today..I'm heading that way myself...May all of you have a Great weekend and I'll see you all on Monday for Met Monday...

Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

ps: some body slap me silly next time I try and do 2 meme's in less that 24 hours...Now to all that left comments on TT I will get back to you this weekend...I'm sorry what can I say??? I'm running as fast as I can...☺

64 comments:

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

This is brilliant! Love this idea! I see someone has a Blogoversary in 38 days! Whoo, hooo! :-)
Susan

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gloria your cloches are all just gorgeous. You always have such creative things. I love all the pumpkins, gourds and the birds. Your telescope is just fabulous. You have such wonderful antiques. I love the idea about the potpourri jar. Now that is so clever. Thanks for sharing and thank you so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Michelle said...

Love the potpourri lighted jar...especially with the straw hat. Too cute and great idea too!

Joan@anthinggoeshere said...

You're right. We do have alot in common! I have an antique microscope under a cloche, too. Love all your autumn displays. They will give people alot of inspiration! Thanks for stopping by and inviting me over. I enjoyed my visit!

{ L } said...

Wow, this post is full of goodies. Thank you for the ideas! That little blueish bird is ADORABLE! My favorite though is how you put one pumpkin in it's own display. That makes such a fun statement!

Linda said...

Gloria, you have a great collection there! Tha candy corn candles are just the cutest thing ever, and I do love the apothecary jar with the gourds - lovely! Linda @Nina's Nest

ceekay said...

That is such a clever idea....your telescope under the glass is fabulous!

xinex said...

Oh Gloria, the lamp is so pretty. Thanks for the tutorial. I am a lab. tech and I am drooling over that antique microscope...lol! Your display in cloches are gorgeous, I love each and everyone of them. I got the little one from ebay...Christine

Chari said...

Hi Sis...

OMG...Girl, if that just isn't the coolest and prettiest thing I've ever seen...your lit potpourri in the canning jar! I love this idea and I'm going to try it!!! Girl, where do you come up with this stuff...genius, I tell ya!!! Thank you so much for sharing this idea and your instructions were great!!!

Now...onto the cloches! Hehe! Sis, you have quite the collection there...and you've decorated each one so beautifully!!! I have never seen your antique microscope...it's awesome and so interesting! Ohhh...and I love the cloche with the pretty gourd that you got from Ross in it! Love that gourd...so pretty! I've never shopped at Ross...guess I'll have to start! Hehe! Girl, you know our little chunky birds we got from Lynne? Well I have the same little brown birds with the embossed autumn acorns on the sides of them...that is just too funny! Hmmm...maybe there is something funny going on with our little bird families! Hehe! Well Darlin'...I certainly enjoyed all of your beautiful autumn dressed cloches...such a treat! Thank you for sharing them with us...

Love ya, Sis!
Chari

Glenda/MidSouth said...

So many pretty ideas - thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

Wow. What a great idea for the lighted jar! Love all the cloches and REALLY like the one covering the microscope!!! That's too cool.

And thank you for the reminder of 9-11. I will fly my flag in the morning. But I would like to "borrow" your idea of playing Alan Jackson's song. I think a lot of us will be listening to it tomorrow.

Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend!!! From one fellow "shaker " to another! :) HA!

Karen @ Some Days Are Diamonds

Justine said...

Ooh Gloria, you've got so many gorgeous cloches in your house now. I LOVE the one with the gourd from Ross the best!
And that potpouri night-light thing is AWESOME! Where'd you get that idea?

Justine :o )

9405018--Pat said...

Love the idea of the potpouri jar....Gloria your cloches are just wonderful...thanks for sharing...Pat H

Brenda said...

Well how delightful! Eye candy and a tutorial! It doesn't get much better than that.
Brenda

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

My dear Gloria,
Oh wow, I love the potpourri jar! I am going to make one of those as soon as possible! You are one smart cookie! I love all your cloches, I can't pick a favorite because every one is so good! Your in my cloche post today, Hugs, Cindy

Shelia said...

Hi Gloria! Your cloches are all so beautiful! You have so many and each one is so different and you've decorated them so beautifully! Now I love your bell jar with all the wonderfulness in it! I'll have to make me one! I can do this! You're the bestest, sweet friend.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Gloria, I love this idea! It looks so enchanting lit up! Thanks for sharing.

SILVIA said...

hi gloria, so nice of you to come by today and leave me a nice comment,thank you i really appreciated..
wow,wow, i'm loving of you cloches, i see u r so ready for the fall!and can i say about the jar and the lights, BRILLIANT!!!i might just have to steal that one!!lol.
have a great day my dear friend and i'll be sure to come back soon...

Blue Creek Home said...

Oh my!!! You have soooo many gorgeous cloches!! I don't even know which one I like the best, because they are all so pretty.

And thanks for the great potpourri jar directions. That will make great Christmas happies.
Rhonda

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Oh my, Gloria, I just can't pick a favorite! All of your cloche's and contents are so pretty!

Love your pink and white tablescape below, too! It is so sweet and inviting! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Wow! What a collection! You've done a wonderful job with all of them and I love the antique microscope! Great potpourri project too!

susan said...

I am making one of these--Great idea!!! I love all your cloches!

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

I love the lights. I am going to try that this weekend. All of your cloches are just wonderful. Thanks for visitng me and leaving such a sweet comment. I agree, daughters are the best!

Charla

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your arrangements are so pretty. I love what you have done for the cloche party! The tutorial was fantastic.

Julie said...

Happy Blogoversary, Boy am I happy that you did not ask us to pick our favorite.... LOL ... I love them all...
xoxo
Julie

Sarah said...

Each one is gorgeous. Very creative. Love the antiques and so enjoyed your party. ~ Sarah

Buttercup said...

From New York City, many many thanks for remembering.

Your blog is lovely. So glad to visit here.

Neabear said...

Great idea! So sparkly when the lights are on!! Love all your ideas for the cloches you have too. I did not get my act together for this cloche party. I finally got one of my own not too long ago from Darlene's Days at her giveaway. I have been working too much to find time to play with my stuff. Thanks for coming by my place today!

janet said...

oh so many pretty cloches!!! love the one with the blue/green bird inside. Your festive jars are fantastic, i remember seeing these out at xmas time, thank you for sharing the how to.
hugs
janet

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I enjoyed seeing all your fabulous cloches, love 'em all, especially the one with the antique telescope!

Thanks for the instructions for the fall craft, how cute is that!

Katherine

Grandma Nina said...

Beautiful decorating with the cloches. Very much like the potpourri lighted jar. I'm going to do this. This would be perfect for the guest bathroom. Thanks for the idea and instructions.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Gloria, throw that hat down and run faster. Oh sweetie, I so love this post. OMG, I have to have one of those little cupcake cloches. I believe they are my hearts desire. I can so think of things to put under those, and I have never seen one before. Oh my. Love the one that the previous tenants left behind. You lucky ducky. Love the tassel on it. Just to right touch. Please stop by and see what I made. Oh and I am going to make one of those potpourii jars also. Loved it sweetie. Just loved it. Thanks for sharing. Country hugs, Sherry

Chari said...

Hey Sis...

Just read your note...thanks so much for your sweet compliments! You were asking about my wire apothecary. I got it from Penneys...and right now they're on sale! You can find it under the "garden" section! I paid more for mine and it was on sale when I got it. Anyway...just wanted to let you know!

Love ya Sis,
Chari

Saucy said...

Your antique microscope is the finest thing I have seen at the party - a real treasure. I think I might be a bit green with envy...

Nice to meet you at the party!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Gloria, they are all just great. What a creative gal you are.....I love them all!!!!!!

Hugs, Barb :-)

Madeline's Album said...

Thank you for sharing all your lovely cloches with us. I love the idea of the potpourri jar, will have to try some for the holidays.

Sandra said...

Hi Gloria! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. What a great idea on your potpourri jar. I may have to make one. :D I love your blog, lady! I hope you don't mind me following along and hope you come visit me some time.
Blessings,
Sandra

Lisa said...

All your cloches are lovely! Thank you so much for showing us how to make the lit potpourri jars. They are such a great idea and would make a wonderful gift.

Sue said...

Oooohhh, we have the same candy corn kernel candles!! Love all of your cloche decorations, Gloria. The one with the bird and his friends around him is adorable, the ceramic gourd is gorgeous, and I love, love, love your microscope- it's so classic in your office1. I always enjoy your visits to me, my friend. Thank you for always stopping by. xoxo Sue

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

Thanks for visiting me! I love all the cloche settings ... especially love those three little pumpkins sitting together!

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

As always you have a Fabulous collection of beautiful Cloches......and the cute little fall night light is adorable...
Hugs,
Mo :-)

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Gloria,

Love your potpouri lamp! Very clever.

Debbie

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

fun fun fun here! I have always loved the lights in a jar. At Christmas one year I was desperate to decorate my kitchen and threw some Christmas lights and fresh holly in this huge glass jar I have on the counter top. Don't you know that is the one thing everyone commented on that Christmas Day! Happy Weekend. xo Lynn

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Gloria, these are gorgeous girl. Just gorgeous.. thanks for sharing the jarlamp idea, it looks fun and happy.. I needed happy today... love ya girl..hugs ~lynne~

Jill said...

Hi Gloria! How are you????
I have to try and make that last one! I love it and it looks so pretty lit up. I think I will make one for Christmas too!

Melissa Miller said...

Well look at you and all of your prettiness and cloches here.


~WOW! I just adore the glowing jar and the precious fat bird. Girl you are good at this! ;)

Bill said...

Hi Gloria,
You could be a One-Woman Cloche Party all by yourself!!! They're ALL great, and I loved the step-by-step instructions for the lighted potpourri jar! I was getting excited as you got closer to showing the picture of it lit ... and, when you did, it exceeded my expectations!

Way to go, Gloria!!!!! ;)

Bye for now,
Bill

mah said...

You really have some beauties! I love the light jar. I will have to try that. Love it.

Ana~A Petite Cottage said...

Oh my goodness Gloria,
We do have the same birdies! That is too funny. Great post! And thank you so much for the lightned, heated, Potpourri Holder idea. I might just have to make one myself. Have a wonderful weekend.

Smiles,
♥Ana

nannykim at Spindle Cottage said...

YIkeseee, you have a lot of them there colochesyeaee whatever they may be called!! They are so nice (oh I have a light filled popuri one--my daughter gave me the idea a few Christmases ago). ANYWAYs you have some darling ones, some cute ones, and just some plain ole nice ones!! INspirational....I will have to do a real one sometime!! Thanks for the stop by my blog, kiddo.

Sharing with Sherri said...

Gloria,

You've really come up with some beautiful and creative cloche ideas here! Oh, I really love the one with the cute little fat bird and I am definately borrowing your idea for the potourri and nite light in a jar idea!! Love it!

Thanks for sharing!!
Still missing you! I hope you visit soon!
Hugs,
Sherri:)

ellen b said...

Hello Gloria, Wow you really have a lot of great cloches, domes and ideas!! I love the lighted jar...very cool :0)
Wonderful tribute for 9/11, too.

Tracy said...

Hi Gloria! What a great collection, so many unique things like the egg and the microscope! I just love the centerpiece with the twig wreath and the gourd with the cut-out leaf pattern - so pretty! Your potpourri jar idea is cool - will have to try that out. Have a great weekend!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Gloria, what a fabulous post! Your cloches are all so pretty, and then to get a tutorial on that fabulous potpourri holder just leaves me sitting with my mouth open at your creativity! I can't believe Gina found that great cloche that someone left behind. I've decided my cloches are too skinny, and some of yours look much wider at the bottom than mine are. Love seeing your fat little birdie from Lynne's in the cloche (can't remember your birdie's name). How great that your microscope has that protective glass on it instead of having to keep it hidden away to keep dust off of it. I'm tellin' ya, this was just a great post. laurie

Blondie's Journal said...

Gloria,

Beautiful cloches. Like that little blue bird in the 2nd one anf the huge candy corn candles!! You have some beauties all through your house and it looks like you are finished with your Fall decorating!!

Brilliant idea for a nightlight. And only $3.00. I want to make one just to see the look on hubby's face!! Thank you!

xoxo
Janie

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What great cloches -- and I've loved seeing the way you create! Very clever jar you've made -- thanks for sharing!

Oliva said...

You're so creative! Just lovely!

Sandy said...

Gloria,
All of your cloches were just beautiful with all the Autumn decorations. I can't pick a favorite. And it goes without saying I love all your antiques. The potpourri jars are just tooo cute.
Sandy

Roseny Crisp said...

·´´♥`“:.ﻶჱﻶﻉ.:“´♥``·..·
Nossas idéias quase identicas.
Seu cloche está deslumbrante
sensacional!!!
Seu blog é fascinante!
Abraços
·´´♥`“:.ﻶჱﻶﻉ.:“´♥``·..·
Our ideas almost identical.
Your cloche is stunning
sensational!
Your blog is fascinating!
Hugs
·´´♥`“:.ﻶჱﻶﻉ.:“´♥``·..·

Kathleen said...

Great cloches..the telephone is fantastic!
Love the lighted jar..I have one with a hole drilled for the wire..have you ever done that??

Kathleen said...

duh, I mean microscope...:)

Picket said...

Morning girl...love the cloches!!!! My favorite is that beauty on your coffee table with that gourd from Ross! Love the lighted jar idea....I have some canning jars in the shed! lol Speaking of shed we will be trying to empty that out some getting ready for the move...I am so excited...Bailey told Jen that 'If Maw Maw moves we have to move too!' lol That is thr only hard thing for me...I have lived close to Bailey and Sofie all their lives but I know Jen will come visit every week and moving on the other side of town puts me in the Burly Boys neighborhood...just hope they don't think I'm the new 24 hour drive thru! lol lol

Keep me in yours prayers sis...this will be a major change for all of us, but I believe it will be a good one...love ya girl..hope you have a beautiful Sunday!

Denise Marie said...

TFS the ball jar idea. My biggest one just came out of the dishwasher all empty and lonely. I may decorate with potpouri and lights if I don't fill with pretzels 1st. I love the microscope best.

Lara Harris said...

Love your mmicroscope, I LOVE vintage or antique items :)