Thursday, December 3, 2009

Joseph Missed the Cloche Party

With the closing on our new home just ten days away, I feel hard pressed to participate in Marty's Cloche Party. My cloche, along with most of my stuff, is packed away in a warehouse. However, I like to play! What's a gal to do?

I went to the $$ store and for less than five bucks bought a miniature nativity scene, along with some other do dads, shown in this post. Fortunately, I already had my apothecary jar with me in the rental, and Marty said that could count.

I bought the little mirror to use as a platform to place on top of an upside-down glass so that my little guys could be elevated. I took a picture outside of the apothecary jar because I know that the glare of glass is hard to shoot through.

You'll notice there's a stable, the Angel of the Lord, the three wise men, Mary, a shepherd, and even a lamb. I guess that Joseph is out gathering some wood to make a rattle. (It was made in China. You get what you pay for.)



I also bought a cute white star, which is hanging from the top and has bells attached. I stuffed some tissue paper inside to hide the glass. Finally, I attached a glittering silver and white bow.



What'd ya know? I've learned a little something from all you creative Blogland ladies!


Marty from A Stroll Through Life is the hostess of today's party. If you'd like to join in, just click on her link.

47 comments:

susan said...

Oh Sally--I had a good belly laugh! Joseph--the first absentee father--oh no! I like your explanation about the rattle much better! I do see Joseph made it to your header--it is beautiful!

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, is Susan funny (absentee father...) You did good, Sally. To think the Dollar Store would have a nativity set that looks this good (and it does). I applaud you on your ingenuity!! And I am loving all the nativity scenes in the cloche party.

Have a great weekend and good luck with the closing. I am SO happy for you both! :-)

xoxo
Jane

xinex said...

That is so funny, Sally, about Joseph. I guess he is giving out cigars.....Christine

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Sally, you are so fun! Joseph gathering wood to make a rattle, and the title of your post got me right away! What a sweet nativity (even w/o the daddy!). I'm glad the baby made it into the Chinese-made nativity! I think you did a fabulous job with limited resources. laurie

Sue said...

I chuckled aloud when I read about the missing Joseph and how you get what you pay for when buying mdse. made in China!! I think you did GREAT working w/what you had on hand and what you bought at the $ store to create this cute apothecary jar, Sally. Next year when you're all settled in the new house, just think of all the cloche-creating you'll be doing!
:-) Sue

Alicia said...

Sally,
I too have a nativity without a Joseph. My mother hand made mine and somewhere along the way I lost or broke Joseph. But since my mom made it I keep displaying it.

I can tell that you made your cloche with love, it's beautiful!

Barbara H. said...

What a sweet little Nativity scene.

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

I guess Joseph figured he wasn't there for the fun so he didn't need to be there for the diaper changing!!

Cute and creative and thrifty all in one!

blessings
mary

Natasha said...

I really love your nativity display and of course, your creativity! These comments have been funny too! I love what Christine said about Joseph being absent due to handing out cigars!

Thanks for sharing this fabulous idea!

April said...

How cute, Sally! Cloches must be all the rage! I need to buy one...SOON!

Judith said...

how very clever of you Sally :) it is delightful

christine's cottage garden home said...

Very creative! Never thought of elevating something inside a jar. Good Job.

http://christinescottagegardenhome.blogspot.com/

Picket said...

Hey girl! Love that header pic and look at you getting all creative with that pretty cloche even in the mist of all you getting ready for the big move!
I am so happy for you girl..I can't wait to see all your treasures in your new place...take care my friend and Merry Christmas to you and yours (maybe Joseph fainted by the wayside during delivery and the sheperd boy had to fill in for the family photos!)

sara said...

that is so cute!!!

I really need to get it together and start decorating.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I just love it. You are the best. Your nativity scene is perfect and you put it in the perfect jar. I love it all. Thanks so much for joining the party. This is such fun and you're the greatest. Hugs, Marty

bj said...

Ahhh, this is just precious. You did good, Sally girl.

I made myself a rule that I couldn't go buy something to play in the memes unless it was something I needed anyway. It has been a challange to play in some of these fun things, using just what I have. But, it's been fun, too, and that's what its all about.

Your closing date is so so close...I know you must be just jumping thru yourself with excitement...I am so thrilled for you.
hugs, bj

Lou Cinda said...

They forgot Joseph?! How funny! BUT you pulled off a wonderful cloche and I just love it!

We have to be creative sometimes and you definitely pulled this one off!

Have a great weekend!

Lou Cinda :)

Darlene said...

Hi Sally,

I LOVE your apothecary jar turned cloche!!!! You have your little Nativity scene displayed beautifully. You are quite clever with Joseph going to make a rattle....lol.

Hope you have a great Friday.♥

♥ Kathy said...

I think that turned out really good!!! Even without Joseph :)

Fairy Footprints said...

Oh poor little Joseph ;0)

I love the turn out though and the star ornament, it is really pretty, what a wonderful job.

Have a great weekend.

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The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sally, I like your spunk! LOL! That's a hoot about why no Joseph, but he's not the only one who missed it. I did, too. :-( I don't know where I've been, but I didn't know about it. Then I had internet issues, and now men at the house doing "things."

I hope I'm ready for Pink Saturday, and I hope my computer stops giving me fits. LOL!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Needled Mom said...

I love the idea of putting the nativity under a cloche. Very sweet.

Lisa said...

Sally, you always manage to make us laugh! I think you did a great job with makin' do! Congrats on your new home. How exciting!

ceekay said...

Poor Joseph...his work is never done! Very cute...I love the little figurines. I could have so many nativities...I just love them!

Shelia said...

Hi Most Smiling One! Oh, you have done so well with this! I hate laughing at a nativity, but your absentee Joseph comment is a hoot! I'm sure our Dear Jesus was giggling too! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Sweetie...
Don't you just love those darn $$$Stores. You did so good with your bucks. I love the little mirror and the nativity scene is just precious. The tissure paper really added to the cloche and I love the ribbon flowing across the table. The bells are always a joy. I love it.

Thanks for sharing. Great job in a pinch for time.

Country hugs sweetie..Sherry

Clif said...

"Never say die." "Where there's a will, there's way." Good job.

Cottage Panache Antqs Blog said...

Sally, I bet you were everyone's favorite teacher and are much missed since retiring! what great wit you have. I enjoyed you nativity story and cloche.
hugs to you. Maureen

Glenda/MidSouth said...

At least he has a good excuse for being absent! :-) Very pretty - you did good.

Blue Creek Home said...

This is too cute, the story and the cloche!! Never thought about Baby Jesus having a rattle, but I like the idea - why not!

Rhonda

dee dee said...

Sally,
What a beautifully displayed cloche! The mirror adds to the sparkle!
I noticed that you enjoy Lizz Curtis Higgs, I was so blessed to hear her speak live last month! She is soooooo funny!
God bless... Dee Dee

Diane at Crafty Passions said...

When I come to your blog I know I will end up smiling!!
Diane

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just darling Sally...I can't wait to see you all moved into your new home girl...its going to be Christmas just unpacking all those boxes for you....May you have a great weekend my dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Betsy from Tennessee said...

How cute, Sally.... Glad you got so creative on this one.. Sorry that Joseph left the manger... Maybe he had to 'potty'..... Ya think?????

I know you are excited about that new home... What a Christmas present!!! Wow!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Oh, it is so sweet! I can't believe all the fun ideas I'm seeing from some of you. Thanks so much for visiting me on my first attempt at a cloche!

Sue

Patti VZ said...

Good job, Sally! Loved the rattle thought...guess it wouldn't be a truck or building blocks, huh? :)

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

That is probably why it was being sold at the dollar store. AWOL Joseph. Too funny. I would have never noticed. Your cloche turned out cute. I love that you hung jingle bells from the top.

Sarah said...

Aren't you the clever one! This looks terrific! Hope all goes well with the closing. Just 10 days away...fantastic. ~ Sarah

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Well aren't you a clever gal. Very sweet and I loved your story about Joseph. I got quite a chuckle out of that! So glad you decided to participate. :)

artis1111 said...

We learn things from each other in blogland a lot. You have done a wonderful job with what you had. As blogland puts up all their Christmas things, I am packing mine away. Well ,next year I will have all my thngs back out. Kathy

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Beautiful and creative, dear Sally! I love it!

Finally got my post up, come see! Looking forward to seeing you on Deck the Halls Tuesday, too!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Betsy said...

Very creative...and with a sense of humor, too! :) Thanks for visiting me today!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Your cloche design is beautiful!

I also have Nativities from my collection under several cloches.

Katherine

Anne Fannie said...

I guess when you buy something made in china you never know what you get!
Can't believe you are finally going to move in your new home. How exciting!
Hugs, Ann

Chris said...

Hi Sally, now that's clever. I love that miniature nativity scene,in your apothecary jar and putting it on a mirror was a beautiful idea.

Hugs,
Chris

Debra @ Common Ground said...

If there is nothing else for Christmas a nativity is all you need!
Blessings,
Debra

Gail Moore said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog concering the cloche party. You did a great job on yours. I know how you felt...that you just really wanted to participate. I was very bust decortaing and such for Christmas, but just had to get the pictures taken of the cloches and "attend"! Glad I did!