Monday, July 18, 2011

Summer Vignettes

The Summer Cloche Party is finally here and I'm so excited to be part of it.  Marty at A Stroll Thru Life is our gracious hostess for this awesome summer party, and I can't wait to explore all the other creative cloches and get inspired! Thanks Marty for inviting us and hosting this wonderful party and letting us play with our cloches, jars and bottles:
 Living room coffee table is my blank canvas:
Wooden Leaf Trays make up the first layer of my vignette:
 Small jars filled with fresh lemon and lime cubes and a glass candle holder topped with a white-washed pot make my second layer. To view the tutorial for white-washed clay pots click HERE

   Cloche or dome-shaped jar terrariums are named after the Victorian styled hat called a cloche.

For more than a century, French farmers used glass domes to start seedlings in the garden, protecting them from the weather and insects until they were strong enough to stand on their own. Today, they are popular home accents and there are many variations of the typical glass cloche:
I printed out a fern graphic ("The Graphics Fairy") and made a tag with burlap and added a butterfly scrapbook accent:
  I found this cute lemonade bottle at my favorite T.J. Maxx for $5.99. I love how cute it looks dressed up with a fern:
 So refreshing and summery. Perfect for a hot summer afternoon:

  I love serving food and drinks in jelly jars for summer entertaining:
 Dressed up in ferns from my backyard and burlap scrap they look adorable. Don't you think? 
I love the fruit detail on these jelly jars... I got a dozen of these from Big Lots for $6:

I love decorating with apothecary jars and filling them with seasonal items.
Filled up with lemons, limes or floating candles these apothecary jars make a lovely summer vignette for my kitchen counter top:

I decoupaged this hydrangea graphic from the 
"The Graphics Fairy" on a burlap tag:

 A bag of jar fillers of acorns, limes and rattan balls from The Dollar Store add beautiful texture:

  Thanks for visiting and browsing through my summer vignettes. I always enjoy reading each and every one of your loving comments and look forward to them. Have a wonderful week!
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Donna, The Decorated House said...

You must have had fun creating all these lovely settings. Makes me so want a nice glass of lemonade! Your tags are so cute, and that blue bottle is just perfect with all your pretties.

Shelia said...

Oh, what lovely displays! I love your first one with all the little jars used as glasses and the colors are so pretty!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Love your cloche vignettes!
That blue bottle is so pretty -- the color.
One of my most favorite shades of blue.

Natasha @ Keeping the Christmas Spirit Alive, 365 said...

Your cloche vignette is so pretty! I love how summery and fresh it is. You are so creative!

Happy Wednesday!

Best wishes,

Joselyn @ The DIY Spots said...

Hi Poppy!
Love your vignettes, especially the pops of turquoise and aqua.

Also,just wanted to let you know that you're a winner of my summer giveaway. Please email me your address and thanks for entering.

Live Better For Less said...

Always inspiring! Thank you, Poppy! I love your beautiful displays using fruits! Hugs, my friend....enjoy your week.

Gail said...

I feel 10degrees cooler after viewing your refreshing vignettes. The ferns and fruit them carries through perfectly.

Pattie said...

Visiting form the Party.. Love how you displayed everything.


Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your cloche vignettes are absolutely lovely!

I hope that you will stop by and enter my giveaway.

Also, I have begun a new meme entitled Wayfaring Wednesdays. Link up your trips and favorite excursions.

Anonymous said...

Hi poppy. So thrilled to find the aqua colour used here..very pretty. Love the jars of lemons and need the remeber the candles. I have some limes that will do the trick for the weekend bbq.



Oh, Poppy, wasn't it fun to make these cloches?!! Your vignettes are great, I love the color of the bottle and the whole thing seems to have that aqua color aura. Love the jars of lemons, they look so fresh and makes me want to have a lemonade like, asap! Thank you for your visit and lovely comments, sweetie. Love, FABBY

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love the coffee table display. What a fabulous and creative idea and I love the way you've decorated the containers. Your kitchen vignette with the lemons and tall apothecary jar is beautiful. Great displays. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Babs said...

Poppy, Your vignettes have so many creative touches. Love the blue bottle, the touch of fern and the lemons and limes. Very summery.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Poppy...

Ohhh...what a beautiful lemonade tray!!! Poppy, I just adore the soft aqua with the pretty "pops" of green and yellow...sooo pretty! Such a beautiful and enticing refreshment tray you have created! I love all of your little details...the burlap, fern...right down to the pretty tag and butterfly that you embellished your cloche with! It's all gorgeous!!! I also like that you used the little jelly the embossed fruit on the glass! Ohhh...and I can't forget the beautiful doily with the pretty aqua inserts...and those gorgeous leaf trays! Hmmm...wouldn't they be pretty on my latest tablescape? Wink!

I also love how you did your apothecary jars, sweet friend! Love, love, LOVE all of the pretty burlap tags that you made!!! Thank you so much for sharing your pretties with us! Oooh...I'm still "thinking on" that gorgeous aqua lemonade jar! I think I need one! Hehe!

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a peek at my tablescape, dear friend! I always enjoy our visits!!!

Warmest summery wishes,

once in a blue moon said...

very cute, i love a good jar~

xinex said...

Oh how pretty! My fave is the table vignette. Thanks for the step by step illustration. I love the 2 trays and the turquoise bottle is so pretty....Christine

Designs By Pinky said...

What pretty vignettes!!!! I love your lemonade bottle and the leaf trays are gorgeous! Love how you did the floating candle in the kitchen too! Great job. I just did my house with my shell collection, hope you will stop over! XO, pinky

Karen @ Goodbyecityhellosuburb said...

The fruit with the candle- love it! Come and share this with WorkShop Wednesday. It would be a nice addition to the party!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love your cloche Vigntte it is Beautiful, and your lovely coffee table display, you did a Great job putting this all together !!! Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my new post. I hope you have a Great Week.
XXOO Diane

Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage said...

I love this! Thanks for walking us through the layers! The cubed lemons and limes are a great and modern touch! I will be doing this very soon! I hope you'll jump over to vist me! Oh--I'm now following!

~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love the cute jelly jars and what a great deal. I love the way you dressed everything up with burlap and ferns. Thanks for joining WUW.

Entertaining Women said...

Perfect vignettes for this hot summer. Thank you for sharing your charming designs. Cherry Kay

HHL said...

This is perfect for the heat wave we are experiencing... love the jelly jars! visiting from BNOTP ..xo HHL

Marcia (One Heart) said...

LOVE the colors and how you arranged everything. I am a huge fan of lemons and lime and the color aqua. That lemonade bottle is unreal. It is GORGEOUS. This is so refreshing just to look at. I can only imagine how wonderful the fragrances and tastes. Delicious.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Poppy,
What adorable cloches! I like the jar of lemons; so fresh and pretty for anywhere but especially a kitchen counter top. I love the cloche holding the pot trimmed with burlap! I enjoy using jam jars too for many things. You are so imaginative and I always enjoy visiting you. Thanks for joining me for tea.


Alycia Nichols said...

Hi! I'm a 1st time visitor to your blog. I don't think I've seen you before on BNOTP. Glad to "meet" you! I love all the color on your page. I'm a big fan of color!!!! Very refreshing! That lemonade bottle is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!

Atelier de Charo said...

Love your beautiful creative cloches! Very Pretty!!!!


Emily said...

Poppy, wow what inspiration in this beautiful post. I love the coffee table vignette and how you decorated. I love the layer cloche using the doily. You pulled this so together using different layers, colors, textures and a variety of jars. The vignette is amazing. I love the little bits of lemon and lime in the jars, and the little jelly jars I love them. Like I said inspiration, I think I'll do a few changes in my kitchen. Thanks, great ideas here and great photos.

The French Hutch

Emily said...

Poppy Congratulations on being featured on BBC. I just saw it. Well deserved, you had a great post.
The French Hutch

Diann said...

Oh, I love everything in this post! Everything is so pretty and fun! It all looks so fresh.

Karin Şen Cankan said...

Dear Poppy,

I enjoyed every bit of it.

The cloches are so pretty, just love them, I have a lot made by my moms grandma and my grandma, you inspired me maybe I can do a post like your just loved it.
O Poppy I want that blue bottle such a great one and especially your apothecary jars and your small jars.

Wonderful wonderful what can I say.

Thank you for sharing.

Lots of Love
Karin Şen Cankan

B.B. said...

Your vignette is wonderful! I love every inch of it. The colors are fabulous! The use of fruit throughout is perfect! I'm ready to come to a Lemonade Party!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Gorgeous vignette! Love those hues of colours! Beautiful setting. Thanks for sharing:)
It's always a pleasure to visit your space.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Darla said...

Very pretty. You put a lot of thought into these.

Sherry said...

Hi Poppy,
I am coveting that lemonade jar. Everything looks so fresh and cool. Love the tags you made and the way you styled it all with ferns. Thanks for joining HSH!


Hey Poppy, thanks for letting me know that I won the give away at the clotch party and you too! Congrats hon and have a great weekend. Hugs, FABBY

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Ah, more dashing jars and bottles!! Love that blue! Featured your lovely shell and sand dollar jars on my Coastal Mix. You can check it out here if you want.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Congratulations on your win !!!
XXOO Diane

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Congratulations! As soon as I get your address I will pass it on to Chie. She will be mailing your giveaway from Sweden. Hugs, Marty

Sweetladyelaine said...

Love all the layering in your vignettes! The lemonade jar is wonderful. I love the color! The tags are a cute idea too!
Blessings My Friend,

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I loved seeing the process of putting your vignette together because this is something I always struggle with. Loved seeing all the ways you decorated with the cloche too. Thanks for the inspiration!

abeachcottage said...

Love your vignettes, they look so fresh and summer-like with so much texture and colour. Thanks for stopping by Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

June Scott said...

They are adorable, Poppy! Pour me a glass, please! Love the candle floating with the lime wedges, great ideas!

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

I especially like your cloche on a pedestal idea!

Stop by if you get a chance. My Vintage Linen & Dish Auction is going on now!

bj said...

JUST many pretties and all the colors are wonderful.
xo bj

The Tablescaper said...

Just looking at your vignettes makes me feel cooler. Thanks for bringing them to Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Marlis said...

Your vignettes are beautiful. I love love that blue bottle. and the drinks are set out so refreshing. Love lemons and limes and use them often myself! xo marlis

laxsupermom said...

I love all the ways you've used lemons and limes in your vignettes! The pop of color is so pretty! I like using jelly jars in the summer, too. Thanks for sharing.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So pretty~ I love the colors- they are all so lovely together! Thanks for sharing at FNF :)

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Oh wow, Poppy, this post is amazing! I so love these summer vignettes you've created. I'm constantly amazed at the talent I see on these posts every week. I really love the hydrangea and fern tags (I tend to notice the little details). I also love your cloche and the floating candle with lime slices. This is all so creative and very summery.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog this weekend and for taking time to leave a comment. So glad you like Old Salem -- I love it too. You really should visit sometime :-) Have a great week.


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Poppy, This is the perfect summer vignette! The blue bottle is fabulous and I adore the cloche and the cute candle with the limes. Thank you for joining my Open House party and I hope you have a wonderful week.

Zenifer Dsouza said...

Lovely blog on Seasonal candles
Keep up the good work.
Thanks for sharing.
Good job
Keep sharing more and more.