Monday, December 10, 2012

Blue Monday - A Touch of Christmas Blue

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"Pick one of the images on your site."

Sometimes it takes a minute; please wait, and make certain that you click "done."

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When I first began blogging, I didn't know what a cloche was.
Things sure have changed.
Recently, I arranged a Christmas vignette with three different sized cloches.

Sometimes just a touch of Blue is all that is needed.

I'm not crafty, so whenever I do anything crafty-like, I get so pleased with myself. I spray painted these pine cones silver. When they were dry, I filled the cloche with them and added Blue and silver ornaments.
Next, I placed the filled cloche on a blue and white plate.

A perfect item for a Christmas cloche: Mary in a Blue cape, Joseph, and Jesus on a Blue blanket.

In this tiny cloche, I placed a little snowman dressed in a Blue hat, scarf, mittens, and shoes.

Even his sled is Blue and he's got a Blue sack full of Blue wrapped presents.

Happy Blue Monday!

















































Miss Blogger said...

Love your blues!

Here's my entry for today...

Happy Monday! ;)

Chubskulit Rose said...

I love your snowman!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Hi Sally, bits of blue mixed with the reds and browns in my post, hope that is enough blue to fit in :)

Love your cloches and contents. Lovely way to display.

Have a great week.


Annesphamily said...

Goodness Sally you have such a talent for displaying your lovely cloche collection! I love all that blue! Have a perfect Blue Monday! Hugs to you!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

All your cloches containing blues are simply lovely!

Fashion Momma said...

Pretty blues. Happy BM Sally.

My Blue Monday.

Eden said...

Cute blues!

Laura said...

Good Morning Sally I think your adornments are plenty crafty, and quite lovely.

Jeanne said...

Good morning Sally, You have become a cloche artist. Smile. The pine cones and the blue and silver Christmas balls look fabulous. I am proud of you. The nativity and snowman are so sweet. When I see your lovely Christmas decorations looking so pretty I want do do more decorating in our home. However, I'm not. I am trying to be sensible.

I love that I can picture your home with the decorations all around. It was such a pleasure to meet you both and to enjoy seeing your new home.

Wishing you both a happy Christmas holiday.
Love, Jeanne

Lina Gustina said...

Admire your artworks, Sally. Those are wonderful Christmas decorations. It's my first time to know about cloche- thanks for this :)

Visits With Mary said...

Beautiful! The cloche with the pinecones is really pretty!!! Merry Christmas

Sonia said...

Love all your blue touches. Everything looks so pretty under the cloches! Headed down to Florida in a couple weeks...counting the days till Christmas at the beach!
Merry Christmas!
Miss Bloomers

Sue McPeak said...

It's official...You are a Cloche Artist! Great job on everyone of these Christmas Cloches. It looks like you are having a Blue Christmas! Thank you for hosting Blue Monday, I'm enjoying sharing my Blues and meeting the Blue Bloggers who participate. Happy Holidays!!!!

Travel Quest said...

Love your piece of work. Happy Blue Monday Sally!

GranthamLynn said...

Love your Blues. Mine are up with the Title BRRRR! It's winter in Texas!
Have a Beautiful Day,

Denise Marie said...

So many blues to catch you up on, Sally!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Hi Sally, Thank you for the warm welcome back. I missed blogging, and I am so happy to be catching up on everyone's lives right now. Your post today had me smiling. I did try to post a picture, but seemed to have an issue with it.

Anonymous said...

Very nice trio of cloches! Love the touches of blue.


Some gorgeous blues dear Sally, thank you for sharing, I also adore blue!! I'm very happy to join your terrific BLUE party. Thank you for hosting and hope your Holiday Season is a happy one for you and yours.


Thank you so much dear it was you! I had a hard time linking a photo and than I thought I finally did it and it was you all along,lol!! Big hugs,

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love it, Sally! Love you, too.



Leovi said...

Excellent catches of heaven, precious pictures, exquisite colors. Greetings.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Sally,
I'm sorry I don't have any blue for you today but I really like your festive cloches. Thanks so much for stopping by and keeping in touch. Hope you have a lovely Christmas season with family and friends.

Christmas blessings,

Loui♥ said...

just beautiful my friend!
love all Cloches...
and the vignette..
mostly tho..
just love our love of BLUE..
and our wonderful friendship!
hugs and smiles..

SarahBeth said...

One of these days I'm going to get a cloche! I really like your pine cone one -- keeps them all neatly stacked!

Tami Von Zalez said...

Perfect day for a Blue Monday. I've linked in - thank you for hosting.

Come and join me for my Countdown to Kitschmas.

My name is Riet said...

Gorgeous Christmas blues Sally, I love the clock with the blue balls

Donna Heber said...

Hi Sally,

I just adore your silver pinecones and blue ornaments! So very pretty. Thank you for hosting.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sally! Well, you have certainly outdone yourself and now you must call yourself a crafter for sure. Anybody who can use spray paint in on the band wagon! :) Love your pretty cloches and the blue!
Have a wonderful blessed Christmas.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

HansHB said...

Great post for Blue Monday. So many details in every photo!
I like it!

Maude Lynn said...

Those are beautiful!

GranthamLynn said...

Hi Sally,
Thanks for visiting my post today. It's definately a BRRR one!
Have a great week.

Judi said...

Happy Blue Monday Sally *hugs*
Your cloches look so beautiful...that little blue snowman is perfect in one of them... The Christmas scene is lovely in the beautifully etched cloche...and you spray painted silver cones also! Good for you. They look great!
I don't have a cloche :o( I never see any anywhere around here....

Lovely blues and Christmas too...
have a great evening.

LV said...

Sally, you did great on your cloches. I have never been into that either. I do enjoy seeing what you and all the other bloggers creat. Nicely done.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm a little late. From my other blog Topiary Rose. Thank you for hosting.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Beautiful blue decor !
Merry Christmas!

Jackie McGuinness said...

So pretty!!!

Dinah said...

wow, these are beautiful! wonderful arrangement and lovely Christmas decors!

cassandrasminicorner said...

So beautiful! I liked the one with the snowman:)

Jackie McGuinness said...

Thanks, Sally for selecting my picture. I got sidetracked (easy to do) and only realized it when I was shutting down hours later and Mr. Widget appeared!!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Sally, I had to laugh about not knowing what a cloche was. I didn't either. Just one of the many things blogging has taught me. Your cloches look beautiful. I love the one with the Holy Family, and your sprayed pinecones look so pretty too. laurie

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Very pretty decorations. I think you would enjoy this.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Hi Sally, I think I was a bit late for linking or I am just missing the place to link up this week. I've been sick and am a little out of it.

Aryan Smith said...

Love your pretty cloches and the blue!
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Floranet said...

Indeed one of the perfect work, I have ever came across!!