Saturday, February 21, 2009

Pink Saturday - Under My Cloche

People! Beverly at How Sweet the Sound hosts Pink Saturday. Pause at her Place to see Plenty of other Pretty Pink items that Precious Pink Participating People are Putting out for Presentation.

I think that I've got it right this time. Blogland is filled with so many Decorating Ladies who put me to shame. It seems to me that you guys can take a chewed piece of gum, wrap it in twine, spray paint it black, stick a couple of feathers in it, place it on a pedestal, surround it with a cloche, and use the finished piece as a fantastic centerpiece at your weekly dinner party where your many guest ooh and aah!

On the other hand, I can work for hours and end up with something that a normal-thinking person might reasonably assume was made by a kindergarten child and left outside overnight in the rain! I've lived for decades, and I never knew what a cloche was! A while back, I bought an item that I thought was a cloche. I called it that and proudly showed pictures, proclaiming myself to finally be an Official Blogger. I was very kindly straightened out. It was not a cloche. It was an apothecary jar. (sigh) I was still not official.

Oh. (*blush*)

Folks, I've made another purchase, and this time I think it's a cloche. Take a look and let me know. I do so want to be an Official Blogger.

I found it at Marshall's. (Thank you, Shelia from Note Songs.) Then, I went to the renowned Dollar Tree Store and found this lovely little teacher, dressed in her Pink sweater and holding an apple. I collect apples, so this is perfect for me! I've placed her on my mother's black plate. This plate is ancient and has no markings. I have no idea where it came from, but Mama always had it. Tell me please, am I an Official Happy Blogging Lady at last?

Check out my LOVE book giveaway. Happy Pink Saturday!


59 comments:

~♥~ Monica S said...

hehe! I would'nt know.. but that looks like a clocher to me.. by the sound of the name anyway...take the er-ending away and it makes cloch or clock... ding-ding!!
The little teacker with book and apple is so cute!

Have a great weekend!

Monica

Elizabeth said...

I am no decorating maven myself, but I'm pretty sure that's a cloche. Very cute figurine.

squawmama said...

Good Morning Sally.... I do believe you have a cloche... congratulations... I'd better run out and get one too if that is the official blogger symbol... LOL LOL Its really cute with your little teacher under it... Have a great Saturday.

(((HUGS)))
Donna

alicesg said...

Hehehe, I always wanted to learn so many things in sewing, kniting, crochet, crafting, etc but I am no good in all these...lol. Then I wanted to draw but I cant draw...hahaha. The doll is so cute. Happy Pink Saturday.

Dawn said...

I wouldn't recognize a cloche if it was sitting right in front of me! I think you did well though! I like the little teacher inside. I collect apples too :)

take care,
Dawn

Beverly said...

Oh my gosh, Sally. I am sitting here at my desk speaking on the phone with Jeanne. I had to read your post to her because you have cracked me up. I would be on the floor rolling in laughter, but then it would hurt to get up.

You definitely without question have now got yourself a cloche. And, it looks beautiful.

The funny think about a cloche is that I have had one for almost thirty-eight years. We got one a few years after we were married, and we have our wedding cake topper under it. Does that qualify me as being "hip" before my time?

Now, we just need to fix up Dawn. ;-)

Mrs. B. Silly said...

Congrats, I think she's got it!
I now feel left out as I am a cloche-free blogger wannabe. : ( must rectify this oversight a.s.a.p.

~CC Catherine said...

Congrats Sally on your first cloche! I am searching for my first one too! Too Funny how impressed we are with others posts, they really influence us! Every shop I go in, cloche her, cloche there...but I'm looking for JUST the right one, like you did! ;) Happy PINK POLKA DOTTED Saturday Sally! ~CC Catherine from "Catherine de th`e Cups"

Marie said...

i think what you have is a cloche, and have put together a very sweet display.as for me, i have trouble pronouncing the word, hehee
thank you
marie

vintagewindow said...

Sally you have me cracking up here. This is one funny post.
Now, I'm saddened because I'm uncloched (is that a word? well it is now). I want to be in the Cloche club. I want to be an official blogger. I want to go shopping today for a cloche.

BTW, your cloche is sweet.

Happy PS

Kris

ann said...

Yes,maam,i'd say thats a cloche,great story.Love the little teacher...Ann

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Ha ha! Sally you had me laughing with this one! I remember when you declared you had a cloche! You had me, because I was convinced it was the right item.

I like this new purchase, I hope it's really a cloche, but cloche or not you are a bona-fide blogger!

Peggy-Just A Plain Gal said...

Well, it looks like what everybody has been calling a cloche, and it really is cute!

However, I always thought a cloche was some kind of hat! Do I have my words mixed up?

Darlene said...

YES, YES, yes you are an official blogger with a cloche now!!!!! WOOHOO!!!! I know you have been on the hunt and I am so GLAD you finally found one.

Dixie said...

yep... you got it right... lovely cloche with you teacher under glass... so cute...

have a beautiful pink saturday miss sally... blessings. Dixie

Chris said...

I wish I could help you, but I'm clueless. When you get a moment stop by, I have an award for you.

Hugs,
Chris

♥ Kathy said...

It's very pretty whatever you call it :D

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sally, you are so funny! I would still love you even if you left a kindergarten paper out in the rain, put it in an apothecary jar and calloed it art under cloche! LOL! But I do like your cloche and your little pinky displayed there. :-)

Happy PS!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Shelia said...

Hooray! WooHooness for our Most Smiling One! I'm so glad you've finally aquired a cloche! Your creation looks wonderful! Now, you're going to have fun playing with it!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ; )

marty39 said...

This is just so funny. My centerpieces always look like a 2 yr. old did them and just used messy sticky hands and lots of stirring. Your new "cloche" is perfect. You are official. Hugs, Marty

Barbara H. said...

Well, I don't have a cloche, either, or know the difference between a cloche and an apothecary jar, so I guess I am not official, either.

That's a cute teacher figurine.

jeanne said...

Hi Sally, ok, I am laughing out loud at your post. I didn't even have to read it because Beverly called and read it to me. She called because we are friends forever and I was moaning and yes, whining, about my pain and she read me your post to cheer me up. Honestly, you already are a very official blogger in my book girl. Now I will agree that is a cloche, I THINK. kidding. I always thought it was a 'dome.' Where did the word 'cloche' come from???

Love your cloche, teacher and apple, not to leave out the lovely
plate.

Thanks for the great uplift in my spirit today.

Hugs...Jeanne

imjacobsmom said...

Welcome to the club, Sally! That is a cute little cloche, just the perfect size to display that sweet little figurine! Well done! Happy Pink Saturday! ~ Robyn

Happy To Be said...

GM Sally...YAHOO!!! I think you did it girl..and I laughed my you know what off over the gum and feathers...thats is so me..I can look at some of these great ladies blogs and think I can do that..well NOT..I have a friend that also has a blog and she can just take things and set them and they look wonderful...I can do the same thing and it looks like another Earthquake has hit Calif again..Happy Pink Saturday to you dear friend..got to go my daughter is coming for weekend..need to spray some Pine-Sol by the door who she thinks I have been cleaning..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

I wouldn't know, but it sounds good to me. Very funny post...thanks for the chuckle. Happy Pink Saturday!

claudie said...

Sally I never knew what a cloche was either. Well I know in French it means "BELL" like the ones they ring in church. I had no idea where to find on. Actually I just found a little baby one I will show you on Monday. This one will make you chuckle for sure.
Welcome to the blogger "Cloche" club...
Love it
Claudie
xoxo

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Sally,
I do think lots of the bloggers are calling it a cloche! Sounds better than dome doens't it.

Jeanne's comment had me laughing!

Either way-it's cute...and I don't have one. Need to try to find one!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

You have made me laugh out loud! Too funny! I don't have a cloche yet, so I guess I'm not official. They are pricy little things, and I am looking for a bargain one, of course. Yours is so cute with the little teacher under it. Thanks for the laughs! laurie

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Happy Pink Day, Sally.
They're all domes to me! *smile*
Have a good day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I laughed so hard at what you wrote! I relate!

I have a confession...I don't own a cloche yet! I saw one this summer at K-Mart during their closing sale, and it was only $12 and had a beautiful base, but it was one of those tight-money weeks so I couldn't get it and when I went back it was gone. Oh well.

Your's looks great though!

Kady

Neas Nuttiness said...

Cloche, smoche - who cares what you call it, as long as YOU like it! I have two friendes (sisters) who can take an old mayonaise jar, some dead leaves, and a can of shoe polish and make something that would be on the cover of Home and Garden magazine! With friends like them...my stuff looks evern worse;(

artis1111 said...

Well I don't have one! I want one! Gotta have one!! Gonna get one!!! hehe It is so cute to display in. Kathy

Raggedy Girl said...

You have always been "official" on my blog roll. I don't even know the difference between a cloche or a bell jar or a big glass bowl turned upside down. But it sure does look sweet and the black plate is intriguing.

Happy Saturday to you...
from Roberta Anne

g said...

Oh, Sal, your blog is wonderful. I thought your earlier apothecary jar was fabulous - it has a beautiful shape.

So now you have a cloche AND an apothecary jar!

Enjoy your Pink Saturday. Hope the weather is good down there!

Charli and me said...

I have no idea but it's very pretty. I love you blog and that's all that counts. Your official as far as I'm concerned :>)

wanrey said...

Just stopped by to say hello as
I am new to Pink Saturday

wanrey

Diane said...

Oh she is too precious! I've become addicted to cloche's! Happy Pink Saturday! ♥ Diane

Lisa said...

Your little teacher is cute. Now that are in with the cool kids,I might be the only blogger who is cloche-less.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful cloche, Sally... I know you are happy!!!! Happy Pink Saturday!!!

We have new computers--and have spent most of today getting them all set up. It will probably take another day or two. BUT-they are WONDERFUL--and faster than lightning.

Have a great Sunday.
Hugs,
Betsy

tammy said...

That's so funny. I want a cloche! I have never been to Marshall's...guess I better go!

Susan said...

Happy Pink Saturday Sally
I don't have a cloche (yet)

Susan

She'sSewPretty said...

shhhh...don't let my secret out! I am ashamed to say that I don't have a cloche. I did have one...years ago but I sold it at a yard sale. I'm a bad, bad blogger.
I'm blushing pink on this pink Saturday!

Angela said...

I had never even heard of such a thing????? But then again I live in West Virginia! hehehe I'll get into trouble for that remark!
Oh well!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Angela

Angela said...

I had never even heard of such a thing????? But then again I live in West Virginia! hehehe I'll get into trouble for that remark!
Oh well!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Angela

char72 said...

Blogging can be educational. I didn't know what a cloche was either. I didn't even know what LOL meant. I'm learning.
The little teacher "under glass" is darling.
As for being an official blogging lady, I think you've accomplished in a short time what others have not done in a few years of blogging. Congratulations Happy blogging Lady.
Charlotte

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

i think that is a cloche.. is it not? anyway.. that lil teacher is pretty sweet in pink sweater.. happy pink saturday and have a great weekend sally! take care

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Cute little figurine! I also wanted a "cloche." When my daughter went to buy it for me (for Christmas) she was told (at Pier 1) that it is called a "Bell Jar!" LOL!

Katherine

Kathy said...

Yep...for years I called it a dome...but I have one....well, more than one....actually too many to count and still want more!!!
I'm hopeless!

xinex said...

Very cute, and I am pretty sure it is a cloche, Sal!..Christine

nikkicrumpet said...

lol THAT was such a funny intro to a picture. and YES it's a beautiful cloche!!! Welcome to the wonderful world of clochedome :)

KatCollects said...

Your post made me smile. Happy Pink Saturday.
Kathy

Vintage To Chic said...

hope you have a wonderful week
Hugs,
Judy

rosechicfriends said...

I would say YES that it is a Cloche..cause I got mine at Marshalls too! It IS lovely!

Happy Pink...Lorena

Llyn M said...

Congrats on your CLOCHE find!!! Happy belated PS!

bj said...

It sure looks like one to me...and it is so pretty. I am not an official blogger 'cause I don't have one. Your's looks so cute over the little figure....
hugs, bj

Sherri S said...

Oh that is TOO funny about the jar back then and the yes it is a cloche. I can't seem to find one of the buggers at all! So I found a little something something at the Goodwill today and picked up another little something at the big W box store and will be 'crafting' myself a cloche this week. As soon as I can find that darn glue! Wish I had a Marshall's in town!!!

CC said...

I've always thought of you as a most impressive blogger...and a really sweet one. I too, wouldn't know a cloche if it sat down beside me, but your arrangement is really, really pretty. Happy belated Pink Saturday and have a lovely week.

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

I’m still stopping in on my Pink Saturday list. Oh my, I don't know about a cloche. I'm thinking like a real hat. Must go wiki this. Anyway, pretty arrangement.

Patty said...

I have such issues with the word cloche. When I first got online back in the 1800's, I knew a guy and let's just say he pretended to be several other people online and one was a woman whose screen name was Cloche. Yes, he had issues. Anyway, I've always thought it was a French word for hat but Googling it tells me it's a bell or glass covering so looks like you have got yourself a cloche. :)