Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Under Glass

Here are a few Christmas displays set in cloches around the house..

Sigh. I have to try really hard not to compare myself with other blogs out there who seem so much better than mine. How DO they accomplish those professional looking pictures~all well lit and no glare on the glass??...well, I hope you'll accept my humble offerings of photos of Christmas Under Glass! ;-)

This is in the corner of my kitchen. I bought the cloche sans a handle for a dollar at the thrift. Took it home and glued a lid that I bought for fifty-cents at a garage sale. Yes, I buy lids~never knowing at the time what I'll do with them, but they end up coming in handy for one project or another. As in this cloche!! :-)

Here is a little better view of what's inside. Just added a couple of ornies and glitzy leaves to my everyday stuff and called it Christmas!

This one is in our front room. It seemed to take me FOREVER to get it right. I tried out several vases before finding this one that fits. Then needed just the right vintage ornament to accent it. PLUS every dish I set the cloche on didn't fit--it made the cloche all wobbly. Finally found this silver platter and all is well!

Another little closeup..

This little display is on our secretary that's in our foyer...

This started out as a small plastic wine glass that we kept in our picnic supplies. It fell and broke at the stem. I was about to throw it away when I looked at it again...and turned it upside down~ah-ha! A tiny little cloche!  Just big enough to house one small vintage ornament and oh, so cute!!
I am linking up with the fabulous Marty at A Stroll Thru Life, who is hosting a Cloche Party.            Ta-Ta for now!

There's more, much more, to Christmas Than candlelight and cheer; It's the spirit of sweet friendship That brightens all year. It's thoughtfulness and kindness, It's hope reborn again, For peace, for understanding, And for goodwill to men!


  1. Myrna, they are beautiful. You have such beautiful treasures.

  2. Everything looks lovely Myrna! Your cloches are beautiful. I'm with you on the photography thing. Mine are just pictures too-what you see is what you get.
    Happy Holidays to you and your family.

  3. Myrna, your cloches are so pretty, and how clever of you to use the orphan lid on the cloche, and that great upside down wine glass. I love that sweet Santa in your secretary. Everything looks so festive. It is really, really hard to photograph cloches. You did great. laurie

  4. Cute cloches! I had to chuckle at your wine glass one, I just saw two that were similar at the antique store last weekend-so folks are re-purposing things-enjoy:@)

  5. You are so smart with the wine glass. I think it is hard to arrange objects inside of them and to photograph them! Yours are very pretty. ♥O

  6. All are so pretty. I love the cloche on the silver plate and the wine glass. What a neat idea!!

  7. not to worry about those fancy shmancy blogs ...
    yours is lovely, dear
    AND there is something to be said for being loyal .... which is your middle name!

  8. I think your displays and photos are lovely..

  9. Your cloches are stunning...well, really all your decorations are too! I took time to scroll through some of your past pretty!!

  10. Beautiful, just like your cloche idea's.
    Nicely displayed.


  11. Oh I love your cloches, they're so pretty and the toppers are just stunning. You have each one decorated beautifully. Thank you so much for linking to the party. Hugs, Marty

  12. So very pretty you are so creative. I agree with you on the photo shots I'm not very good at it either. Thanks for sharing. Vicky

  13. Merry Christmas Mryna! I love all of your darling, vintage Christmas goodies! Every thing is so pretty and inspiring! :)


  14. Hi Myrna! Oh, your photos are lovely! It's so hard to photograph glass, isn't it? I just can't seem to get it. You have some pretty cloche displays. I love those pretty S&P - how clever.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  15. Your cloches are lovely. I love the variety. I also point, shoot and hope for the best.

  16. Sweet Myrn, don't you EVER worry about your photos! I'm always in awe at your beautiful displays and are so many others! I wish I could visit your house in person dear friend!!! I love displays under glass, it truly gives them so much importance ~ hugs and love, Dawn

  17. Love your cloches, so pretty, and your pictures were terrific!

  18. I love all your decorative vignettes under glass!

  19. Love your ideas, from the wine glass to your fifty cents find.

    Very clever indeed...

    Happy Partytime...

  20. Beautiful cloche designs! Great job! I love the one you glued the lid on top!


  21. Hello, your decor is wonderful,
    friendships from France, marylin

  22. You have some very pretty cloches, Myrna!! Love how you decorate with them!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents