I must confess that as of August this year
I didn't even know what a cloche was!
As of noon today
I didn't even own a cloche...
So off to the thrift store I went...
Look what I found!
(and it only cost me $1.00)
I was quite thrilled to discover that my newly acquired glass bell
fit perfectly on my old silver plated stand.
Now came the age old question
What should I put in here?
While putting up Christmas decorations
I came across a small pile of paper leaves.
During a Thanksgiving, many years ago,
I put up a small Christmas tree and asked each family member to
write on the paper leaf ornament
what they were thankful for that year.
And while this looked nice in my "cloche"
it felt like it needed "something" added.
I picked two very special ornaments
added some holly and came up this this!
This one was Pop Pop's.
He has since went home to heaven,
but has left a legacy behind.
This one was Nona's.
She is my grandmother who suffer a severe stroke last year.
I have the honor to help care for her each week.
This is dear to me since her stroke has left her unable to
freely voice her thoughts.
Thank you Marty for allowing me to share these memories
in such a unique way.
Please visit Marty at A Stroll Thur Life for more inspiring
Oh Dee Dee, what precious family memories you have captured in your cloche. I can't think of anything more meaningful for the Holiday Season. Thank you so much for sharing with us. Hugs, Marty
Very nice idea...now you will be hooked on cloches!
Well I do think this is the sweetest cloche display ever! $1 is a great for such big dome - you're going to have so much fun with this!
What a sweet idea! Thanks for sharing with us.
That is beautiful and has the added benefit of being sentimental too. Thanks for sharing it-
Such beautiful memories. Great job. Thanks for sharing.
This is absolutely wonderful! I love that you have the precious notes from your family members!!
I probably won't see anything as special as this cloche is. Nona's handwriting looks so much like my Mom's. Thank you for sharing this very special idea. xo Lynn
1 dollar! I AM impressed! It was just meant to be. LOL! I love the leaf idea. So original and meaningful. I'm definitely stealing that idea for next year. :)
Wow Dee Dee (my Aunt's name is Dee Dee!), your display is really beautiful. I love the idea of using family mementos and a symbol of Christmas in your display-it is is so full of love.
Best wishes, Natasha.
I am learning more and more about cloches tonight. I love that you used special family bits and pieces in your cloche.
That is so sweet. Its got to be the best idea for a cloche that I've seen yet. Rosie
You sound like me...no clue what a cloche was until August and no clue what to put in mine. It looks as if we both honored those who were special in our lives. I see you didn't put a ribbon on the top of yours either...I didn't even think of it, but most did! I love yours, it is so special.
What a precious way to preserve memories of loved ones forever. You have their gratitude in their very own handwriting. How dear and sweet - Bravo for such an excellent idea! You have come late to using a cloche but you didn't come empty handed.
What a wonderful treasurer you have there girl...just love it...Thanks for sharing....mountain hugs to you....Gl♥ria
This is such a sweet, sweet idea!LOVE it! :)
Wonderful idea! Sentimental and decorative too!
Oh Dee Dee I love it. What a very sweet and special idea....Your cloche turned out beautifully...can't believe you found it for a dollar. You have to love those thrift stores.
Thanks for sharing....And nice meeting you.
♥Ana~A Petite Cottage
Hi Dee Dee! Oh, I'm so glad you found your cloche today and what a deal.
I love how you've filled it with these precious memories of your family. Thanks for popping in to see me today.
Be a sweetie,
Such an awesome idea. We're all thankful. What a wonderful idea to put it in writing.
- The Tablescaper
Oh, my, so beautiful. All those memories and what a sweetheart you are to share.
Hi Dee Dee, wonderful cloche (and bargin) and memories! Unlike you I knew what a cloche was (we have a lot at work) but I didn't know it was a hat too! :) We learn new things every day!
Hi Deedee,What a great cloche... Merry Christmas
Dee Dee, what a delightfully, creative idea! I love it!
The cloche looks beautiful on your silver stand but I'm loving the beautiful memories that you have stored inside!! Those leaves are very special and deserve to be displayed under glass!
Have a great weekend.
Everything looks positively beautiful. I love your messages from the heart under the glass. How precious is that to have for each holiday.
I love the sprigs of holly that you added, and I really love the mixture of silver with the glass. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful cloche ideas with me today.
I have signed up to follow your blog. I can't wait to see what you share next.
Please stop by and let me share my cloche ideas with you. I would also be so honored if you signed up to follow my blog as well.
This is so beautiful and I know is priceless to you! What a wonderful legacy to have....
Oh! I'm a follower! love your blog!
Lou Cinda :)
What a wonderful use of your newly acquired cloche. The leaves with personal sentiments are so special. I'm afraid I'm a bit cloche deprived myself, but I did come up with one that was among my Christmas decorations. Hope you have time to stop by. ~ Sarah
That is just the most precious use of a cloche I have seen...I love it!
This is a wonderful way to showcase those precious memories for the Holidays. So beautiful I have tears. Thank you for sharing.
Your artistic talents how no end. It touches my heart that you saved the precious notes from your loved ones.
Great place of honor, for all to see.
Hi Dee Dee,
I thought I would check your blog before heading to bed and my heart skipped a beat when I saw dad's handwriting! What a special man he was and how very wonderful you have this special memento of his Thanksgiving with you. He would feel so honored by your kind post. Now I will head to bed with sweet and tender thoughts. Love, Aunt Tee
What a wonderful idea and so great that you saved all of them! So far this is my favorite cloche!
I am here hundreds of miles away with tears streaming down my face. Your blog has touched me deeply.... You were very precious to your PopPop. Thank you for sharing this wonderful memory of him. You are so sweet,thoughtful, kind, caring and gifted.
You are truly your mother's pride and joy!!!!!
I thank the Heavenly Father for giving you to me.
Yours is one of the most special cloches I have ever seen. I will never forget it! Not ever!
I don't think we have met, but this is a lovely way to learn about you and says so much about who you are!
What a sweet and sentimental way to display your special little notes. I love how you added the holly and christmas touch. Very special! Hugs! P.S. I owe it to Marty also for turning me on to cloches! I love them!
This is one of the sweetest cloches I've seen. Thank you for posting and thank you for visiting me and commenting on my post. It means a lot. Nice to meet you, Dee Dee
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