Christmas Cloche

by Sherry

Hi all!  Yes, I am still bummed but Christmas must go on!  I put together a few Christmas cloches to decorate my dining tables. Everything seems to look better under glass…if only I could get a decent picture without the glare.  Are there any secrets to this?

The smaller cloche is actually the top to a vintage medical sterilizer that I purchased at The oaks Antiques from Mikey at  ShabbyFrench Cottage.  Etched in glass are the words Nontoxo Sterilizer, The Ransom Randolphca, Toledo. I just love anything antique with wording and the lettering on this is so pretty.




Since I am showing you some Christmas decor I thought I would throw in a couple glimpses of our tree.
I made these little tags last year for our gifts.  There were a few left over so this year they became ornaments on the tree.
Thank you so much for visiting and I always appreciate your comments.  Don’t forget about my Share The Decor party starting 12/15.  See ya there!


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Rose H (UK) December 7, 2010 - 10:58 pm

Sorry you're bummed sbout your dear family moving away.
I love the simplicity of your bottle brush trees beneath the gleaming glass cloches – especially the antique one, they're really beautiful Sherry :o)

{Bellamere Cottage} December 7, 2010 - 11:15 pm

Hi Sherry…

I just posted pictures of a shelf in my den and I honestly thought of you….. No Minimalist There either…. No point in bare space is there??? Your blog name and Not The Good Scissors both crack me up…. and are SO me…

Warm huggies,

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style December 7, 2010 - 11:18 pm

Love the vintage appeal of your cloches and the tree sneak peeks. See you tonight at the party. Thanks for joining!!

sissie December 7, 2010 - 11:56 pm

Hi Sherry,
I love your pretty decorated cloches, they are lovely.

I missed your post about the mantel and went back to read it.
I cannot believe what happened. Oh, what disaster. I'm so sorry this happened. I know you will create another just as lovely.


[email protected] December 8, 2010 - 12:03 am

Love it all Sherry! The tags and cloches are wonderful!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions December 8, 2010 - 12:30 am

I noticed that small thin cloche, Sherry! What an interesting piece! I'm still playing with a couple of my cloches but hope to have them ready for Marty's cloche party. Everything does look better under a cloche!

~Lavender Dreamer~ December 8, 2010 - 1:45 am

The little trees are so sweet displayed like that! Everything is beautiful! ♥

Donnie December 8, 2010 - 1:53 am

Everything looks really lovely. I love all the silver and glitter.

Sue December 8, 2010 - 1:53 am

Everything is lovely, and looks so vintage. Can't wait to see the rest of your tree too. Thanks for visiting me, and I'll try to get a little more done so I can join your party!

Nice and Easy Antiques December 8, 2010 - 1:59 am

Your "glared" pictures look so much better than mine, I'm too still looking for a trick to deal with it! Love your cloches and what's under them!!!

Jane December 8, 2010 - 2:42 am

Beautifully decorated cloches. That small one is a wonderful, antique piece…love the lettering on it too!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade December 8, 2010 - 3:24 am

Everything is just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. I'm now your newest follower!!!
Blessings~~~ Daphne

Heather December 8, 2010 - 5:22 am

Hi Sherry, for what ever reason when I am on my laptop I can not click on anyone's email link from their blog…Anyways I wanted to let you know that you were one of the three winners of my random give away!!! Send me your info and I will send you your prize.
[email protected] or [email protected]

[email protected] December 8, 2010 - 11:30 am

Everything is beautiful and so sorry to hear that you are bummed! I will be linking up my Home Tour to your party!

Debbie @ A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

trash talk December 8, 2010 - 12:21 pm

Everything always looks prettier served up under glass! Love the little one…I'm a sucker for writing too!

Laura December 8, 2010 - 1:06 pm

Hi Sherry-
Your cloches are wonderful!
I look forward to your party on the 15th!

White Spray Paint

Pat December 8, 2010 - 1:31 pm

Gorgeous Sherry!

I try to move around to a side of the cloche with no windows behind me. where shooting glass. Sometimes works sometimes not. You can turn the cloche for the shot, to show what you have there, facing you. Then turn it back afterward.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria December 8, 2010 - 3:06 pm

Just beautiful as every thing you do my Dear friend…I always love coming by here and seeing all your beautiful eye candy that you share with us…I know how you feel about your family moving girl…as I'm so depressed right now about mine that all I have done since Thanksgiving is cry even while putting up the tree and trying to decorate and my old heart is not in it this year…Many Blessings to you my friend…Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Vanessa December 8, 2010 - 3:34 pm

Hi Sherry! Your cloches look so beautiful and I love how you used the red and white plates underneath for just that little pop of color. Are those the Spode Winter's Eve series? I am trying to find more to add to my little collection. It all is just gorgeous and I'm looking forward to your party on the 15th! 🙂

Alabaster Rose Designs December 8, 2010 - 4:41 pm

Hi Sherry,
I'm so sorry to hear that your family had to move so soon. I know how hard it is to be away from your grandchildren. My Mom misses my boys and doesn't get to see them as often as she would like too. Lots of phone calls and letters!
I love all of your decorations, especially the ones under the glass cloches, just beautiful!!
Have a lovely day and hang in there, you'll see your little ones soon!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd December 8, 2010 - 5:36 pm

You certainly have Good reason to be bummered, Moving Family & Mantel Diaster…. Took Courage to do such a Beautiful Post with these Awesome Cloche, Love your photos ~ Like You stated, Christmas Must Go On ~ Thanks for sharing *<<<-

classic casual home December 8, 2010 - 6:54 pm

The glass adds an extra sparkle…I am going to copy this idea!
Mary Ann

Cindy @ LeChaiseParfait December 8, 2010 - 8:26 pm

Just learned how to bleach the little bottle brush trees. I love them used in the decorating. Love all of your looks

Anne - Fiona and Twig December 8, 2010 - 9:28 pm

Absolutely gorgeous, Sherry!
Lots and lots of inspiration here. 🙂


Brenda Kula December 8, 2010 - 10:00 pm

I love your little vignettes under your cloches and your ornaments!

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea December 8, 2010 - 10:39 pm

I agree that everything looks better under glass – your decorations are superb!

I'm a new follower from All Things Merry & Bright blog hop…please come by & say "Hello" sometime:

Happy Holidays!

Shelia December 8, 2010 - 10:52 pm

HI Sherry! I'm sorry you're bummed!! Hope your little heart gets some joy soon.
Now your cloche displays are so beautiful!! It is hard snapping glass, isn't it?
Be a sweetie,
Shelia 😉

Honey at 2805 December 8, 2010 - 10:53 pm

Your cloches are so pretty, just as everything else you do.

Robin December 8, 2010 - 11:39 pm

I keep planning to get a cloche! Looking at yours I remember why. They are so beautiful. The red dishes are some of my favs. Everything looks so festive and welcoming…
Thanks so much for linking up to All Things Merry & Brite!
So hope to see you next week and I'll be linking to your party on the 15th! xo

GWENDOLYN KAY December 8, 2010 - 11:44 pm

I love your cloches. I don't own one…yet. I will be on the looksie for one.
Love your blog.

[email protected] Charm December 9, 2010 - 2:26 am

Sooooo much beauty…thanks for coming to my OPEN HOUSE!!!!


Kathleen December 9, 2010 - 2:45 am

I wish I knew the secret of the cloche pic taking! Maybe by the time Marty's party arrives I will learn. Yours look very pretty!

Rene' December 9, 2010 - 3:14 am

I love those little white trees and the covers…I don't have any of them but would love to someday. The closest thing is my glass cake stand cover. I'm a new follower 🙂

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack December 9, 2010 - 6:20 am

Beautiful display of cloches! I like how the little white trees pop! Great vintage feel tags, also. Love it all!

Happy Holidays!

Shel December 9, 2010 - 3:23 pm

Oh Your cloches are just perfect as they are! I love all of them.
Thank you for stopping by.
Have a blessed weekend.

Roselle December 9, 2010 - 6:50 pm

Everything does look prettier under a cloche! Lovely decorations! Happy WW

Biljana December 9, 2010 - 7:47 pm

Wonderful!All is so beautiful:))
Hugs, Biljana

Nancy December 10, 2010 - 3:11 am

Hi Sherry,

Well, I think your pictures look great…in fact, I was thinking how nice and clear that first photo was before I began reading. I was thinking about how I have yet to take a picture of a cloche that has come out nice and clear with no or little glare. Anyway, I think they look great. I love the one with the wording on it, and I like the lettering too.


Kristin @ Daydream Designs December 10, 2010 - 3:29 am

I love your cloches! All of your displays are so beautiful!

Vicki December 10, 2010 - 3:38 am

It is always so pretty here! I love these. Thanks for sharing with us.

Mikey December 10, 2010 - 4:09 am

Your cloche display is stunning! I love the white trees! It was hard to part with the cloche you bought from me! Thanks so much for the word up for me! Merry Christmas!

Liz December 10, 2010 - 4:11 am

So pretty! I love the antique cloches with the etching! I'm going to go check those out. 🙂


[email protected] Ground December 10, 2010 - 5:17 am

The antique "cloche" is just a wonderful find and the star figurine in the large cloche is just a darling piece. The tags you made are great for the tree, love your Christmas goodies!
Thanks so much for joining in,

Grannys Attic December 10, 2010 - 6:15 am

Very Pretty. Thanks for sharing, Vicky

Jacqueline December 10, 2010 - 7:02 am

I have made a note about the Share the Decor party. Now I need to finish photographing the decor. Your cloches for the cloche party are wonderful. I love the little star man with fluff. He is sooo cute.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud December 10, 2010 - 10:31 am

Beautiful pics-enjoy:@)

Mary December 10, 2010 - 1:06 pm

I was just thinking your photos of your cloches are amazing~ the reflections enhance your items. Love your medical sterilizer!

Secret Garden Cottage December 10, 2010 - 1:40 pm

Everything looks beautiful, Sherry! I love your cloches! They do make everything within them seem more special, don't they?
Happy holidays!
~ Jo 🙂

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) December 10, 2010 - 1:48 pm

Love your cloches. The antique one is so unusual. Love the lettering also. Your bottlebrush trees look fabulous under them. Your elf is also so pretty, I like the musical theme. Gorgeous tree and what a great idea to use the tags as ornaments. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Mona thompson December 10, 2010 - 1:57 pm

Sorry about your disappointment with the children. that is definitely a bummer. Your cloches are beautiful. They are one of my favorite design elements. Mona

The Polka Dot Closet December 10, 2010 - 3:48 pm

Sherry, your family is moving to my home town, if you come to visit let me know and I will take you antiquing and junking. Your train ride sounded horrible, I still don't have a suitcase! I love your cloches, I have no idea how to get the glare out, I think it makes them look all clean and sparkly.


Miss Sandy December 10, 2010 - 11:03 pm

So pretty, love Santa under glass! To cut glass glare in photos you can detect where the glare is coming from and block it with a piece of cloth held or pinned up. I usually drape my husband in a sheet and have him hold it up while I take photos. Merry Christmas!

The Stylish House December 10, 2010 - 11:35 pm

I have a dickens of a time trying to take photos of my cloches also! I've read turning off the flash is the secret, but that didn't solve my problem. I recently bought a new camera so maybe that will help.
I agree anything looks better under glass and your trees are very sweet!

Shelly December 11, 2010 - 3:54 am

Ackkkkkkkk!!!!!!! YOU WON! YOU WON Sherry!

Stop by my Blog, but I drew your name,,,,and YOUR choice,,,Funky Badge or a Top Hat!

Email me your Addy again,I still need to send you my "Oma's" Tin,,,,and I lost the email around the time of my going to Silver Bella!..Sorry, still have it for you!

Hugs and LOVE and Congrats!
Email me!
[email protected]

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage December 11, 2010 - 5:46 am

Hi Sherry~ your cloche is darling~ I agree- things do look sweeter, softer, something under glass! I take my pictures with my iphone and then edit on the computer to remove the glare… otherwise, I don't know how to fix that! Your vignette is so charming and the glass piece from Mikey is so neat! Thank you for sharing at my party this week! I am looking forward to your party in a few days!
Hugs, Courtney

Miss Char December 11, 2010 - 11:25 am

Sherry, your display is perfect! Its amazing how just that little strip of sheet music sets off your cloche. I'm sorry your family had to leave before Christmas but I'm sure you'll see them soon, its good to have family in Florida when the weather turns cold!

Karen December 11, 2010 - 11:12 pm

Love your cloches!
I'll be back. I'm your newest follower.
Ladybug Creek

Mimi December 14, 2010 - 10:58 pm

The red transferware is perfect with the cloched bottle brush trees!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen December 14, 2010 - 11:35 pm

Stopping in from Kathleen's to say hello. I love that star figure with the crown in your cloche!

Marsha December 15, 2010 - 2:06 am

Everything looks beautiful. Is that a Christmas pickle on your tree? We love that tradition in our home.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm December 15, 2010 - 3:32 am

I am with you….everything looks marvelous under glass! Your decor is stunning 🙂

CHRISTmas Blessings!

Dishesdone December 15, 2010 - 5:09 am

Gorgeous cloches! Stunning decor!

Kathleen December 15, 2010 - 10:07 pm

Beautiful! I know I commented here already, but thanks for joining the party!

Johanna December 15, 2010 - 11:46 pm

Hello Sherry,
I'm sorry you are bummed! Christmas time should be a time of happiness. I hope, that you can visit your family often and try to call them by Skype, that helps a lot when you can see the persons while phoning.
Your cloches look very winterly and snowy. Very nice.
Wish you a Merry christmas.
Greetings, Johanna


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