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December 16, 2009

~French Cloche~

Good morning guys,



I know we all have our favorite blogs we love to follow just like we have our favorites magazines we love to get and drool over...Well I found one that is the best of both worlds for me...she not only has a blog but you can't pick up your favorite decorating magazine without seeing Lidy in it....You see Lidy is all about French and anything "Frenchy" looking....Lidy also sells some of the most Beautiful French Linens,Silver, Paintings, Antiques, Oh the list goes on and on.....But Lidy is not just about selling...her blog is Wonderful with creative ideas to use around your home...that's why I love going to see what she been up to...Now in November she did a post click here to see and she was featured in Cottages and Bungalows their Christmas issue... Now Lidy lives in Southern California and they did this Christmas shoot durning the summer and she said it was 106 temp and they wanted her to light the fireplace for some of the shots...I had to laugh when she told them they better get the shot the first time...Said she was fast melting as it was ha ha!!





Any way this is Lidy Beautiful home...Oh girls I just love all the reds with the whites and look at all the fine silver pieces she has drool....








But my heart be still....Just look at this Cloche !! This just SCREAMED my name when I seen it...I ran to her web site and guess what they were all sold out....But hold everything Lidy said they had more coming in and would hold one just for me...Happy Dance time....





Is this not the most beautiful French cloche ??? oh and those tarts...


WARNING: if my daughter Dawna is reading this post today PLEASE stop now...As I don't want to hear about Mom what are we going to do with all this stuff when you die...Remember its not my problem then...


Any way I got my cloche's Yesterday from Lidy and the little tarts to go with it...Oh "Merry Christmas" to me!!! I have not done a thing with it yet...but I have BIG plans for this...I just know it will look great in my kitchen....Oh I guess I should give you the name of the blog...Its French Garden House...go by and see Lidy and all the wonderful things she does with her beautiful home that way you don't have to wait for the magazine's to come out....Lidy Thank you again girl...I just ♥ it to death!!!


I hope all of you have a GREAT weekend...My Grandson Jacob is coming in from Fort Hood, Texas tomorrow and I can't wait to get my hands on Jeremiah who is now 6 months old...My oldest daughter Barbra also has a Birthday tomorrow she will be 50...tell me that doesn't make me feel olden...

My family has been truly Blessed this past year...Kyra's first Birthday is also tomorrow and I thank God and the doctors at Dallas Children's Hospital each and every day for our little miracle baby....Told Josh to PLEASE do a video for me of Kyra eating her first Birthday cake...Well better go get back to my baking...And stuffing my girls Christmas socks...Oh Yes they still get Christmas socks at their age...I'm be doing those even in the nursing home they put me in ha ha!!







24 comments:

Helen said...

Dear Gloria,

Cottages are my favorite! And my oldest turns 50 next year ... where in the world does time go?

Enjoy your holiday season and all of the family members coming your way. Happy Birthday little Kyra!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love your cloche!!! And I love Lidy...she is a dear! I have shopped at her website quite a bit and have loved everything I ever bought. Now...how did I miss the cloche?? ;-)

Happy to hear that all the babies will be home for Christmas, Gloria! That is one big present unto itself!!

Happy holidays, sweet friend!! :-)

xoxo
Jane

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, precious! So glad to read this report, and I want to see the video if Josh makes it. I love that Christmas book, too. It is delightful.

Sending you warm Christmas hugs, Gloria, and wishing you all the joys of this wonderful season...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Eileen said...

Oh, Gloria, you make me laugh all the time!
"What are we going to do with all this stuff when you die"! Well, I just about died laughing!

Enjoy your visits with your family, and I hope your daughter has a wonderful "50th" Birthday! Life is REALLY just beginning for her!

Enjoy your new cloche too!
Merry Christmas!
All the best to you,
Eileen

bj said...

O GREAT BALLS OF FIRE...this looks like a place I am going to fall in love with, for sure!!
I am loving that cloche better than any I've ever seen and I GOTTA HAVE ONE, TOO...
And, honey bun, my kids are 40 and 45 and they and their spouses and all the grownup grands still have a stocking full on Christmas Eve...
love you, girl...
bj

bj said...

I just left a message but....where did it go...?
ANYway, I love that cloche and i need one just like it.
Going over to meet your french friend....:)
love, bj

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OH Gloria,
You have the best sense of humor, I want you for my Mom and I promise, I won't nag you about any of your stuff! Hehe! Love your new cloche, it is one of the bestest ever! I will check out her blog, because that house looks amazing! Hugs, Cindy

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Can't wait to see what you do with your Frenchy cloche! Have fun stuffing sox!

Picket said...

hey girl....I love that cloche and will definitely pay her a visit!!!

happy birthday to all your sweet family that are having birthdays...daddy's is today and we have had a great day!!!! He turned 76...Praise the Lord!!!!

Yes the little chicken basket was in the bottom of the box...I guess I was too rough ripping that tissue paper off my glorious treasure! lol But little Sofie thought is was a special treat for her...lol she loved it!!!!! lol I have the beauty hanging on my guest bedroom door knob..ohhhhh glory!!!!! I love that thing and you say you used Len's engine paint...oh my word..that stuff is awesome!!!!! lol
Have fun baking and stuffing those stockings girl....have a great weekend...love ya sis! ~Picket~

Lynette said...

Thanks for stopping by earlier today Gloria - we are loving our new home! I think I either say it out loud or think it to myself at LEAST once a day since we've been here!

I'm off to check out your friend's blog now!

Happy Holidays to you and your sweet family and Happy Birthday Wishes all around!

Melissa Miller said...

It's a gorgeous cloche! I had not heard of the French Garden House blog. I'll have to take a look. Thanks you for telling us!

Have a fantastic time with everyone visiting! How fun!

Many blessings to you all this Christmas. Love ya, ~Melissa :)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I will have to check out that blog...and yes, I love the cloche! It sounds as if you are going to be very busy with all that love around you! I'm enjoying a bit of that myself with my parents and my daughter! Enjoy...

Sue

Sharing with Sherri said...

I saw this magazine today while waiting in the grocery store line...and loved it!!

I'll also be heading right over to Lidy's blog for a peek thanks for the link!

The cloche is gorgeous! Can't blame ya for wanting that beauty!!

Hugs,
Sherri:)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Gloria, I love, love, love that cloche!! I'm so glad she got more in so you could get one. I'll have to check out her website. Thanks for sharing the link. Merry Christmas my dear friend. Love ya, laurie

Chari said...

Mornin' Sis...

Thought I would come by before the day gets crazy-busy! Ohhh...I'm so excited for you, Darlin'...with Joshua coming for Christmas! I just know that you're going to spoil that little grandson rotten! Hehe! Wow...you have alot going on, between birthdays and Christmas! Hehe! You're just going to be in a whirlwind of activities and festivities this weekend and next week!!! I'm so happy for you, Sweetie!!! Enjoy!!!

Girl, I just did the happy dance for you...seeing that fabulous frenchy cloche and those pretty little tarts!!! Ohhh...I love it!!! This is going to be sooo pretty in your kitchen...can't wait to see where you put it, etc! I follow French Garden House blog too...I love Lidy's blog!!! Sooo many pretties! Well Darlin', thank you for sharing your fabulously french cloche and tarts with us today! You have lots of fun this weekend!!! We are going to have to go into town...do a little grocery shopping! Russ is taking me out on a date tonight! Hehe! I'll be talking with you soon, Sweetie! Just know that I'm thinking about you...

Love you, Sis!
Chari

Madeline's Album said...

Gloria your new cloche is really a beaut and the tarts look so good. Happy Birthday to your daughter, Barbara and your granddaughter, Keyra. When Josh gets there please tell him I am proud of his service to his country and thank him very much. Wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas. Madeline

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Good morning Gloria.....Oh YUMMM....You're right, that cloche is totally delish....And, her site is TDF!!!....I pop over from time to time to drool........

Have a wonderful Christmas with your family sweetie!


Hugs,
Spencer

Sue said...

Lidy has gorgeous stuff in her little shop, and you picked something I've eyed before... I love it!! Tell your daughter that whatever she doesn't want to keep, I'll come get it! LOL I hope your visit with your grandson is a rewarding one for all of you. This is a time of love and joy and family. Enjoy it all this season. Merry Christmas to you up on that beautiful mountain, my friend! Lots of love, Sue

Melissa Miller said...

Have a great time with the family!

Happy Bithday to the sweet baby and to your daughter! 50? My goodness you were a young one.
Time flies by for sure!

Have a Merry Christmas!
~Melissa NC Daughter :)

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Sweet Gloria,

Gosh, I'm blushing! I am so glad you loved the cloche, and the little tarts, too. {Just make sure nobody tries to eat them} I bet you are so excited to have your family come for Christmas, I know I can't wait to squeeze my little grandbaby tomorrow, when she flies in. Merry Christmas, friend. xoxo from my side of the mountain!

Jan said...

Hi Gloria, It is my first time visiting your blog, I look forward to getting to know you. I can see you have a fantastic sense of humor!
I so love the cloche and little tarts,thanks for sharing with us.

Christmas blessings to you and your family.

Jan

Tardevil said...

I have a feeling you will NEVER need a nursing home! You would be the life of the place...in fact, you might get kicked out! LOL! But if you were there, you could still shop on line and fill those socks! ;O) Love that cloche. Glad your grandson is coming home & hope your daughter and great grand has a great b-day! Happy Sunday on your side of the mtn!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I've never heard of that magazine. The cloche looks so French, and to think that you even got those cute faux tarts is so cute. I'm rejoycing about the little ones home for Christmas. Isn't that the best present?

I'm snowed in this weekend and baking.

mishebe said...

Love that house too. Oh and the cloche.lol You r such a funny gal. Thanks for the laughs. mishelle