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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Cloches!




Cloches are those beautiful glass display domes or bell jars 
 that seem to be everywhere the last couple of years.
Although, they have been around a long time.
They were used to cover clocks, taxidermy, and fragile
plants in the garden.  Now they make anything look special!
They are named for those charming hats of the 1920's.


I bid on these vintage cloches at an auction recently
and added the old finials to make them extra special.
Until they sell, I'm enjoying the group on top of my china cabinet!

I sure have enjoyed my little etsy shop! 
 I'm celebrating it's two year anniversary this week!
529 sales have kept me busy and have given me a productive reason
 to pick through the auction trash. haha.  Notice I said "productive",
because you know I'd be picking through it anyway! 

If you're on facebook, come give my shop page a 'like'
and get the coupon code for a discount on your purchase.

If you want to visit the shop, click here.

60 comments:

  1. Beautiful - I want them all! I have some from your shop and I love them... as well as all the other things I treasure from there. One of my favourite places to shop. Two years - yay!!!

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    1. I can't believe it's been two years! My oh my, time sure does fly!
      And you, dear, are one of my favorite customers! x

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    2. Awww - thanks! You are very sweet. You have a great eye, Betsy, and I always enjoy your finds. I call it Peer Pick Purchase Please! You peer and pick, I purchase and am pleased! :-) xo

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  2. Lovely Betsy...you have a nice little shop...still don't know where you find the time!
    May I ask you a question about ETSY?
    I am trying to order a crochet pattern, which it says is PDF downloadable...but they want all my mailing address etc...is that the usual?
    Any feedback would be appreciated!
    Come and see my Orange Moon!!
    You are having Salmon...we are having Cod!

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Can't wait to see your moon! We had clouds and rain...still do! No moon watching for me! sob!
      I have seen those downloads for patterns for sale but have never done one. I'm sure the address is just the normal format and isn't changed for that kind of order. If you don't want to give your address, click on 'ask a question' and talk to the shop owner. I'm sure they'll work with you.

      It must be a fishy kind of night! haha.

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    2. Not too fishy - I have just had Steak and Kidney Pie and Chips . . . . . lol

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    3. Oh GAWD.....I hate steak and kidney pie!
      My Dad used to make it....YUCK!
      Sorry Eddie....I am sure it was delicious....just not my cup of tea!

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    4. Sorry Betsy...thanks for yor help....the steak and KIDNEY pie threw me!

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    5. I like fish as well . . . including salmon and cod . . . . lol

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    6. Guess what I had for dinner tonight.

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    7. Snake and Pigmy Pie . . . . lol

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    8. Zucchini boat for one, stuffed with tomatoes and smoked pigeon breast and topped with cheese.

      How'd I do?

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    9. Ed - Wrong, you just lost the winners cheque.

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    10. Betsy - You are ABSOLUTELY right, even down to the pigeon breast. You have won the cheque, it's in the post.

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    11. How did I guess correctly ...or how did Eddie eat that steak and kidney pie? :)

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    12. So you don't lie S&K pies either? . . . . lol

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  3. I've just been looking at your Etsy shop in detail and it is very impressive and highly professional.
    Many congratulations on a successful two years and iot is wonderful you have achieved so many sales. I am really excited for you. Here's to the next two years and the next . . . .
    Those cloches look really good and are so useful to keep dust off anything and they look interesting as well.
    Just been enjoying your post as I ate a Snake and Pigmy Pie . . . oh I mean Steak and Kidney Pie and chips.
    Those hates were indeed charming in the 1920s . . . . . :)

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    1. Thanks...I'm really enjoying it!

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    2. I now how to cook a snake, you coil it up and put it in a frying page with a tbs of sump oil and fry for six hours. But I haven't got a pot big enough for a pygmy. Did you know that the pygmies came all the way from Borneo just to dip their arrow points in my ex-wifes soup?

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  4. I live cloches and all look awesome.
    And two years! Im impressed!
    Xo

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    1. Yes always I wanted buy some things but...is really cost some things arrive here.!

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    2. Yes, I know...shipping is so expensive!

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    3. yes maybe some day I can buy something because I love many things you have it!!

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  5. Congratulation on the two year anniversary of your shop. Wow that's a lot of sales! Love the bird cloche.

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    1. Isn't that sweet? My favorite, too...and you can put a card or note in the tail!

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  6. when i read the title i was thinking food...isnt there a food called cloches?
    congrats on the etsy success as well....

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    1. Hmm...maybe in Virginia, but not here! haha. But you guys eat squirrel, too.....lol...

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  7. I like your little shop and have purchased a few things from it. I always see your shop pins on Pinterest and enjoy them! Now I'll enjoy your FB page too. Congrats on 2 years!

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    1. Thanks, Mari! I really appreciate my friends who have shopped there...always fun!

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    2. So I visited your shop again and found something else - the oil lamp! I have a few old lamps and have been looking for more to display together. Thanks!

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    3. I just saw that! Thanks! It's a cute little thing! :)
      Hey, I'm checking out the swagbucks! Do you get points for referring anyone?

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  8. Now those cloches would be very useful when the cats are getting in the way. Just pop them in one?

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    1. Not ALL in one, I mean one each!

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    2. Maybe I should keep them just for that! haha.

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  9. "I'm sure have" enjoyed pointing that out
    hahaha what is it they say about turn about?
    Fair play?
    Liked away
    Still have a barren account
    So I added to the amount
    Congrats on 2 years too
    At your zoo

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    1. haha...thank you for that
      my little cat.
      You deserve to find my error
      and cause me a little terror. lol
      And thanks for the like, too.
      I appreciate that at my zoo!

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    2. Helped twice today
      Over my limit for the week at my bay lol

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    3. Better pace yourself!
      Set that halo upon a shelf!

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  10. Oh I love them! And the finials are the perfect finish! Great job!

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  11. I did not know you had an etsy shop - I'll be by to visit! Congrats on your success. I bought a cloche about 2 years ago and have NEVER been able to find anything to fit inside. I'll keep trying!
    Thanks for your visit to Gosia's blog - I know it means a lot to her!

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    1. There are some tall ones in my shop....I know what you mean...many are too small! Gosia has a lovely blog...I'm glad you introduced us!

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    2. My cloche is fairly tall but gets narrow about midway up. Every time I think I found the perfect thing....it ends up being too wide!

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    3. Hmm...you need something really skinny!

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    4. ...or something low that doesn't go up into the narrow part...a bird's nest?

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  12. I honestly didn't know what a cloche was until I started blogging! I don't see them too much anymore although I did just find one I had to have from Wisteria. I'm always at a loss as to what the put under them!

    Congratulations on all of those sales! :)

    Jane xx

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    1. I have two...one is huge and has a stack of vintage books under it. The other has a large piece of coral. You can put anything under them...a birds nest, figurine, stack of tea cups...the possibilities are endless. Do you blog with Marty? She has blog cloche parties...or at least she used to. You could get hundreds of ideas from her posts.

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  13. Oh so that's what they're called! Love them! Btw, I just liked your facebook page. Have a lovely week! :)

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  14. I love them too, but thought they were bell jars...super cool! Congrats on your success too! it doesn't surprise me at all.

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    1. Yes, they are also called bell jars...or just glass domes....I think they are neat no matter what the name. ha.

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  15. all those glasses look so beautiful, even as just decoration!

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    1. Thank you, Pop! I think so, too! I'm going to enjoy them while they wait to be sold!

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