Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fall Harvest Cloche

Hello Everyone!
It's time for the fall cloche party.
This event is hosted by one of the
dearest ladies and friends of Blogland.
Pay her a visit for more inspiration.
I found my glass cloche at Marshalls and
was excited to join in the fun of decorating one.
Join me on a tour of my harvest vignette
featuring a sweet little redbird inside.
All photos enlarge when clicked.
Here he is!
I was shopping for something else and as soon
as I laid eyes on him I just knew he was perfect.
The cardinal is the state bird of Ohio where my hubs is from.

Have a wonderful week!

81 comments:

Stacey said...

So pretty! You are set for fall. Your redbird is perfect. :)

Rita said...

Melissa,
You amaze me with your decorating. You are always right on top of things. Here you are, already getting your home ready for fall...I've just finished getting my summer things out and displayed. You inspire me.

Justin and Jenn said...

I can't ever seem to get my cloches to look that cute! I love yours...of course!

Lisa said...

Oh Melissa! What a beautiful arrangement! Your sweet little cardinal found the perfect home in your cloche.

Michelle said...

Your colors are so rich and beautiful. Love the checked bow!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Melissa, this is just stunning. What a wonderful red bird and your cloche is gorgeous. I love all the wonderful fall leaves and your candles, gourds and pumpkins are so pretty. Such a lovely vignette. Thank you so much for joining the party, you are such a dear. I really appreciate it. Hugs, Marty

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your arrangements are so pretty. I love what you have done for the cloche party! Your colors are amazing.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

BRAVO!! as always a beautiful job my sweet girl...Love that you found one..they are getting harder to find and so expensive when you do...I found a big etched one at a shop in Sutter Creek that I loved but it was $85.00 from a french bakery oh girl it was beautiful...but if it got broke I would have died ha ha!!
I hope all is well in your part of the world girl...I did the party also got to love a good par-ty....May you have a wonderful weekend with your fly boy....give that huge Chestnut some love from me....hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

xinex said...

Beautiful vignette and I love Mr. Red Bird, Melissa!..Christine

Lisa Shatzer said...

Your little red bird looks so sweet nestled in the flowers!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Melissa, your redbird is absolutely darling and of course the perfect touch. I love all your fall decor.. it looks so warm and inviting.. hugs ~lynne~

Sandra said...

Hi Melissa! You did it again, girly! I love your vignette! I think you're all set for fall!
Have a good weekend. :)
Blessings,
Sandra

Tara G. said...

Lovely! I can't tell you how much I needed to read a non-serious post right now (not that decorating isn't serious!). Love it!

Jules said...

This post makes me grin from ear to ear. Fall is my favorite season and this table looks delightful. The cloche looks lovely and the cardinal fits perfectly. So nice!

I hope you have a Happy Friday!

Lisa @ On Cloud Pink said...

Beautiful! Now I've got to get on the move with my fall decor. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Toodles.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love how Mr. Redbird fits right in with your arrangement, Melissa! I was at Michaels last weekend and I've got a list of things to get this weekend. I need to pick up a few fall touches myself.

PAT said...

Melissa, your cloche is beautiful. I love your Fall vignette!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Really pretty Melissa! Very pretty and very Fallish! Well done!

Shelia said...

Hi Melissa! How lovely! I knew my most gorgeous peepers would be filled with beautifulness when I came to see your cloche! You've made a lovely cloche display, Dear One!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Melissa,
Lovey centerpiece! I love the little red bird!

Blessings,
Sandi

Kelly B said...

It is beautiful!! I still haven't found a cloche that didn't require a second on my house. I finally found apothecary jars, so I will be happy with that for now!! :) I love your display and the bird is so thoughtful for your husband. I am sure it made him feel all warm and loved. It is the simple things...!! ;0)

A Hint of Home said...

What a gorgeous arrangement. Fall colors are so pretty to work with in your home's decor.
Have a great weekend, Melissa.

April said...

Everything looks so pretty and festive, Melissa. Fall is definitely in the air!

Celestina Marie said...

Just gorgeous Melissa,
I love the sweet red bird in the cloche. Your table is lovely. Is this in an entryway? Adore the lamps on each end.
Now I am inspired to decorate for Fall. I have all my tubs down from the attic, in the garage and waiting for me to start. The temps are even getting cooler to the
80's LOL~ so that helps one get in the mood.

As always your talents are many and your creations are divine.
Thanks for stopping by and your kind comment. Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Melissa. It looks absolutely beautiful. I so love this little cloche with the red bird. My folks live in Oklahoma and they have beautiful birds of all kinds come to drink and eat from their many feeders. The cardinals are the most fun to watch. Last year we watched the Daddy feeding the little female baby. It was precious, and she was doing some major hollering for her supper. The whole table setting is just beautiful honey. Thanks for sharing. Please stop by and see my cloche collection. I so love to share. Country hugs, Sherry

Angela said...

I love your fall decorations! That mirror is gorgeous! Everything Looks so Beautiful!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Melissa....so pretty and the little red bird is adorable. Charming!!

Blessings, Barb :-)

Karen said...

I have been looking for leaves! I have never been into a Kirkland, and you mention it a lot - I think I need to make a trip to the Mall!
Looks so pretty! Very welcoming. But of course - I can't imagine you doing anything less than gorgeous!
Have a great weekend!
Karen

Denise said...

This is beautiful Melissa, I love the ribbon around the top of the cloche. Everything in your home is so my style, I just love looking at your pictures. I find them very inspiring. I have been doing a little fall decorating around here too, I will try to get pictures taken this weekend to share soon. Have a lovely Friday. It's raining here - yay :-)
(((Hugs))))
Denise

Jenglamgirl said...

it looks GREAT! i LOVE IT ALL! and your little redbird is just darling, he is just perfect. As always your touch is just beautiful!

~Kristen~ said...

Sooo beautiful!!!!! I love everything you did!!! Oh how I adore anything autumn-y (a fact I have made well known on my blog, I know! lolol) Everything looks exquisite my friend!!!

Big hugs!!! And please give your hubby an extra hug and many thanks once again for his service to our great country!!! On this day of all days I am reminded of the enormous sacrifice that these men and women make to keep us all safe and free!!!

{ L } said...

The bow on top is adorable. It really makes it! :)

Sue said...

Melissa, Your table vignette is set so pretty in anticipation for the upcoming autumn season. I am so ready for cooler weather! Have you been back to visit Tipp lately? The cornucopia is nice; I rarely see them anymore, and mine fell apart. Love the cardinal surrounded by berries and flowers. So simple, yet so classically elegant.
:-) Sue

*Noelle* said...

AAAabsolutely gorgeous!! love all the rich fall colors; goes SO well with all your decor!! red bird it too cute:)

Chandy said...

You are the bomb, Melissa. I want those lamps! And that redbird in that cute cloche, perfect... I love that vignette!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Melissa, It's so pretty over here and really looks like Fall. Except for the cloche on my blog I haven't done any fall decorating yet. I am still clinging on to summer. Have a wonderful weekend. :)

Sharing with Sherri said...

Hi Melissa,

You truly have the decorators touch! Your Fall vignette and cloche is so beautiful, especially against that beautiful richly painted wall! The lamps are to die for too!! Love em!

Have a wonderful day!
Sherri:)

Lee said...

Hey Melissa,
Came back to put ya on my blog list...thank you for following me...getting started blogging can be discouraging some days. Today has been great...Thank you for your sweet compliments...

We had a Kirklands that went out of business... I sure miss them.
Lee @ http://inspiredcomblogulations.blogspot.com/

mbkatc230 said...

This is just beautiful! The autumn colors are so perfect in your home. I love that little cardinal, what a perfect touch for your cloche. It's raining (finally!) so I may get to actually plant something for fall - yippee! Kathy

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty vignette.

Brenda said...

Your fall vignette is so pretty, Melissa! I'm sure your husband is very proud of his creative sweet decorating wife!
Brenda

Blondie's Journal said...

Your Fall Harvest is fabulous, Melissa!! You are always creative!! The little red bird is precious. I have been picking up cardinals here and there. They seem to be attracting me lately! They are perfect for fall & winter decor though.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!!

xoxo
Jane

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Melissa,

I love your little Redbird in the cloche and all your harvest decorations.

Have a happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

blushing rose said...

Melissa, you have the magic touch. Your elegant decorations bring warmth & elegance. Have a wonderful weekend. TTFN ~Marydon

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Melissa, the cardinal is so pretty! All of your Fall colors look beautiful surrounding the cloche. laurie

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Hi Melissa! We just got our computer back after being attacked by a horrible virus. All better now, phew. So I'm making my way around to everyone. Your home has the perfect colors for fall decorating!! No matter what you do, the colors will match your decor and that bird is the perfect example. So pretty! I can't wait to start my fall decorating. We are having a birthday party for my son tomorrow and then I'll be getting it all out.
~Michelle

common ground said...

Love all your fall goodies next to those red walls!
Debra

Oliva said...

What a warm cloche arrangement! Just lovely!

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

How pretty, Melissa! You've inspired me to do some more fall decorating.

Jane

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Melissa - I love the red bird. They are just perfect to use even into the Christmas season. I have a couple that perch on my Christmas tree each year. I am even thinking about doing a red tree with a whole flock of red birds.

Thanks for leaving me a sweet comment and have a wonderful weekend.

Charla

gallaghergfam said...

Beautiful! I am from OHIO and I see Cardinals everyday in my back yard feeder. You Fall table is just gorgeous! GO BUCKEYES! THEY PLAY TODAY! Nancy from OHIO

Wibeche og Rune said...

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If you would like to continue following our blog, contact me so that I can send you an invite.

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Nancy said...

Melissa, This is beautiful!!! Your home is so festive! I haven't even started! I love the little red bird! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Nancy

bella said...

Melissa, I stopped by to get some autumn decorating inspiration and saw your hall table with all the little pumpkins, etc....very similar to mine, but yours is much better! I love your decorating style! Happy Autumn! Blessings, Roz

Denise Marie said...

very nice. I love cardinals!!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

I need to come shopping with you for fall decorations!! They look fantastic! *Found your blog through Karen :)

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Everything is just perfect! And I love the redbird.

Anna said...

Dear Melissa, your vignette is lovely but I'm not ready for Fall,I want to enjoy the last summer days!Bye.

Lynette said...

Hi Melissa - love your cloches! (I really hope I'm spelling that right - I've spelled it like that for the past couple of days now!) Anyway - love them - esp. those tall mini looking ones - I've seen them at Ross and TJ Maxx and will NOT allow myself to buy any until we move - I have so much packing left to do and I don't want them to break - but lookout after we get settled!

Love your little red bird too - I have a small one on my screened in porch window sill - I bet he would look cute in a little cloche!

Have a good week -

Melissa said...

You have inspired me for autumn decorating.

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Very cute arrangement! I love the bow on top!

Manuela

Rue said...

Hi Melissa :)

Your home looks so warm and welcoming with all your sweet touches of Fall. I haven't had a chance to cozy anything up, but hopefully soon ;)

By the way, thank you so much for your beautiful words on my 9/11 post. I can't imagine how scary that was for you. Please thank your sweet hubby for us too.

xo,
rue

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Melissa, LOVE LOVE LOVE the lamps! They are gorgeous! Your cloche and fall vignette are very festive and pretty!

~hugs, Rhonda :)

nicolette said...

Great looking cloche. I love your set up.

Nicolette
http://www.furnitureanddesignideas.com/

Cathy said...

Melissa~
This is simply beautiful!!! I love the little red bird you found at Kirkland's...it ties all of your gorgeous fall decorating into the red of your home...perfection!!!

You are an inspiration!!!

Have a wonderful evening!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Joy said...

so pretty! I love the cloche..

Connie said...

Hi Melissa, You fall decorating is so beautiful. I love, love your last picture. It is saying, "Fall is really here".
Looking forward to some nice warm sunny days and cool nights. I like your post very muchl

Kat said...

Beautiful Fall decorations. Love the colors!

Wibeche og Rune said...

Hi Melissa,I can't find your email adress. Can you please give me your email adress so I can send you an invitasion to our blog:)


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Vanessa said...

Simply wonderful! Love all the Fall decor, very inspiring! I didn't have time to get to it yet but I will soon. Sorry about the follower thing now I'm back on, sometime I have trouble with blogger. We're all set now! Have a great day! Hugs, Vanessa

Ginger said...

Melissa, your fall vignette is so pretty. You are so creative with your decorating, I just love what you do!!

missy said...

stopping by from sits.....you have a beautiful home and love the fall decorating!!!!!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Hey sweet Melissa...Hope all is well with you girl...haven't seen you around much...any hoo just me checking up on you...Love ya girl...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Wow! Those pictures look so rich and warm. Thanks for sharing.

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

What beautiful fall cloches! I hope your blood pressure comes down quickly~

"Blossom" said...

Know wonder your blood pressure is high; look at all the work you do around your house. And it's not easy to pull off such beautiful decorating in a snap. Hope all is well and I know I walked last night for 30 minutes and I looked in the mirror just to see if any thing fell off. Nope.....keep walking. It's so tough to get started; I start and then something comes up and then it takes a few days to get back on track. These fall decorations are so you and beautiful. Take care.

Lady Katherine said...

Your fall decorating is wonderful! I love all the pumpkins! Love them in the cloche!

PinkBalloons&Macaroons said...

lovely post!! so pretty! I hope you have a fabulous night!! huge hugs!! Britt :-)

fiberdoodles said...

What a sweet cloche! Aren't they fun? Everything looks so nice as always.

lyndalara said...

I just discovered your blog....I thought I'd seen them all!
Your rooms are so warm & cozy, I feel inspired to warm up my home with warm paint colors, drapes, etc.
Thanks for all the inspiration!

cmluvs2stamp said...

Hi Melissa! Yes,We are stationed at Dover,AFB. I have been lucky enough to be where I was raised and my family is still here! I really enjoy your blog and your home is truly lovely. Thanks for becoming a follower:)