Thursday, April 1, 2010

Marty's invited us all to another cloche party this week. Time to see what everybody's "captured under glass" for Spring.

On my sideboard all decorated for Easter, I've caught this little chick! He's all nestled in some green & yellow shred with a couple of Easter eggs.

My apothecary jar contains some pretty eggs all decorated for Easter.

Marty said that we could show any "containers" -- so I've got a little bird's nest in my sugar scuttle (that's probably stretching it).

The centerpiece hurricane lamp on my Easter tablescape holds Peter Cottontail and some jelly beans.

The cloche on my washstand has "captured" a little farm boy with a chicken and rooster.

See his sweet little face -- he's taking a break from hoeing the garden. Today I picked this little farm boy to honor my Dad who was born the third child of eight to my grandparents living on a farm right outside of Chase City, VA.

Happy 85th Birthday to a man who's still that little country boy at heart! Happy Birthday Dad!

Be sure to visit Marty at "A Stroll Thru Life" and join in on the Spring Cloche fun.

Thanks Marty, for inviting us to another fun gathering! This is a busy week with extra church services and lot's going on -- I've not been able to get around to as many of your blogs to comment as much as usual, but I look forward to lot's of "visiting" soon. Happy Easter everyone.

See ya!


  1. Hi Martha! Oh, you've gone to town! I love everything, but my favorite is the sugar scuttle! That's so clever!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. I love the way you have tucked a little Easter in here and there, love the little touches and the tooo cute pink checked ribbon so pretty...

  3. What a great job on ALL of your cloches and etc. I am especially fond of the sugar scuttle! How sweet of you to honor your daddy with a vignette. Thanks for sharing...Happy Easter!


  4. Martha, I love your cloche and that jar is just so pretty! the colors are so soft an Eastery!

    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter!

  5. Happy birthday to your dad. Martha! I love all your cloches but my favorite is the one with pretty pastel eggs with a pink plaid ribbon....Christine

  6. What a great post, each of your photographs is just awesome! I especially love the special one for your Dad's birthday, that is so sweet.


  7. I love the nest in your scuttle...very cute! Happy Birthday to your Dad!


  8. Loved this.
    You've done it once again!

  9. Your sugar scuttle is darling all decked out.. Happy Birthday to your daddy...
    hugs ~lynne~

  10. Oh you did a great job! I love the tall bunny!
    Happy Birthday, Dad! Give him a hug from me!

  11. These are just delightful! Love the little guy with the roosters, and the polka dot ribbon! Happy birthday to your dad! My dad's birthday would have been the 5th.


  12. Happy Birthday to your Dad!! How lucky you are to still have him around to celebrate with.

    The black polka-dot ribbon looks so cute on that one cloche...great choice! I wish I'd had some gingham to use, like you did on that other one.
    ♥ ♥ ♥ the nest in the sugar skuttle!!!! Brilliant!!

  13. Just wonderful. I love the cloche with the cute little chic and the apothecary jar with the eggs is such a pretty vignette. The hurricane with the tall bunny is stunning. Such a creative display. Love the sugar scuttle too with the eggs. Your little farm boy and his little rooster and chick is precious. Your really do have some fabulous displays and your vignettes are just wonderful. Super inspiration and eye candy. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

  14. I just love everything you have done but the sugar scoop or scuttle captured my heart. I just bought an old one the other day for the shop but I may have to use it for an Easter scene first before I sell it. Thank you so much for the inspiration. xo Lynn

  15. Everything is very pretty - great job decorating. Happy Birthday to your Dad.

  16. What a milestone for your dad, Happy, happy birthday to him. All your pretty little cloches are just precious, sweetie. You have a wonderful Easter weekend.

    God bless and have a fabulous Friday!!!

  17. Hi Martha,
    Your blog looks wonderful and so do your cloches! It sings spring time! Wishing you a Happy Easter!

  18. My very favorite "container" is the sugar scuttle. I have been looking for one for a long time. I have found a few but not just the right one. I love the little nest in yours..and...personally I don't think it's pushing it all that much. It's sweet and I stand up for it! :)
    All of your cloches are lovely.
    Happy Easter to you my dear friend!

  19. Everything is so pretty! I love all of your cloches ... so springy!
    Happy Birthday to your Dad and have a Happy Easter!

  20. Oh my goodness...I love all your cloches...such cute arrangements/vignettes! I am going to have to copy the sugar scuttle! What a great idea for when it's not being used for sugar! Love it! :-)
    Happy Easter, Martha!

  21. Hi, Martha! I finally got around to visiting your website - you have such lovely things!! And thank you again for your comment on my blog and for becoming a follower!
    Best regards,

  22. P.S. Happy Birthday to your Dad!

  23. What a beautiful post I just love the cloches and how they were decorated inside. Thanks for sharing. Cheers, Lia

  24. The sugar scuttle nest is so adorable, hope you had an amazing Easter!

  25. Martha, everything looked so divine! What I loved:
    the daisy centerpiece
    the bunny plate
    all the cloches
    The food...
    that your Dad is 85 years young
    Great post and the most beautiful cross! Joan @Americana By Candlelight

  26. Martha, I missed this post. All of your cloches look so cute, but how clever to use the sugar scuttle as a container for the bird nest. That looks so cute! laurie