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Friday, July 16, 2010

Cloche Party 7/16/2010

Join Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for a cloche party.
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Now, I don't participate in a lot of parties or mêmes in the internet mainly because I don't have much time. But I participate when I can. This is one of those times because I respect Marty and love cloche vignettes. It also gives me a chance to practice my photography skills with my Canon—one of the loves of my life.

This is some faux candy under this cloche.

This is one of a trio of stands on which I've placed some paper roses I've collected over the years.


I threw in some little faux bird eggs also.



More faux pastries I've made on another of the trio of cake stands.


Another stand of the trio. On this one I placed a little box I made.


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Random Thoughts:

How fortunate I've been to live long enough to recognize the subtle but undeniable fading of my youthful stamina and spryness. To heck with those poets who celebrate the beauty and the purity of dying young. In spite of everything I'd be grateful to survive to relish the sweet decrepitude of my eightieth year or even the delicious weakness of one whose birthday cake is ablaze with one hundred dangerous/flaming candles.
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Curiosity is one of the engines of human achievement but it's not much of a survival mechanism if it motivates you to see what the back side of a lion's teeth look like.
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I'm not a genius by any stretch of MY imagination or anyone else's but I do understand the theory that explains the function of a bottle opener, why gravity makes it a bad idea to leap off a high building, and why running headlong into a brick wall will have little effect on the bricks.
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I was at Subway recently sitting there eating a sandwich with hubby and a young woman employee came walking through the eating area. There was a napkin discarded on the floor and she walked right over it, not even picking it up. She had to have seen it. The place was not busy at all. I think that's a testament to the laziness of some of our youth today, maybe even a majority of them. They're much lazier than we were when we were young. Tables don't even get wiped at those places any more unless we ask them to wipe them. Sad statement on the future of our youth being handed so much and not having to work for it. That which is given to us/them is esteemed lightly. That's why my kids have worked since they were 15 years old. To this day they value and have an understanding of hard work.
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18 comments:

  1. Very pretty Connie...you my friend do the best work...what great talent you have girl...I envy you to pieces...Love the random sayings..about the subway shop is that not the truth..I just had a young one cut in front of me at the video store the other day to get to the front door and then let the door slam in my face...Oh well at least he wasn't at my dinner table ha ha!! Hugs and smiles to you sweet friend...Gl♥ria

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  2. How cool! I love the word cloche, by the way.

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  3. Connie I'm very happy you decided to do the cloche party...yours are some of the loveliest, sweetest I've seen.
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  4. Your cloches are lovely. What fun you must have had putting them together.

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  5. Connie, I'm taking the tour of cloches and I love the one with the faux pastries and of course your beautiful paper roses. I have some faux cookies and slices of tortes and they are all in a covered cake platter, so I would think that would be considered a cloche. I so enjoy seeing your creatiions and you always seem to light a spark under me when I am not feeling like crafting or anything else for that matter. Love your talent. Mine seems to be stuck in the 80s, but working on the new things now and hoping to soon get that blog shop open. Getting the word out will be the trick. Have a wonderful day and I will see you tomorrow for Pink Saturday. Hugs, Pat

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  6. Lovely cloches...your random thoughts are spot on...I could rant for a long time about folks general lack of civility now...olive♥

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  7. So True So true! I love the thought on curiosity!

    I was going to do the cloche party ....but sadly, I missed it!!!

    Yours are as sweet as ever.

    Jilliam
    Bella Rosa Antiques

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  8. Oh how fun and pretty. The sweet treats are gorgeous, and the little hat box is just lovely. You are so creative. I love your displays. Those roses are lovely. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

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  9. Love the cloche's especially your treasures underneath. And as far as the youth? Well I know our sons have worked since they were 12 and are so much different than some of their friends who have had everything handed to them.

    Love your randomness!
    Leann

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  10. I love a good cloche! So very hard to find here and so very expensive! I hear you with the younger generation and their work ethic and levels of respect, or rather lack of! Good post Connie! Rachaelxo

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  11. You know Connie, I picked up this book in a cute boutique while on vacation. The book was titled: You Know You Are Old When...
    Well one of the items was you know you are old when you expect an rsvp from an invitation. Say what??!! I thought an rsvp was a sign of respect for the event giver, not a sign that I was growing old. Needlessto say I did not buy that book because I did not agree with a lot of what it had to say. (this rant was in reference to the person at the Subway who walked over the trash without bothering to pick it up.) I do know there are some good young people out there though)

    Yep...that's Ms. Al. She's is 7 months old now and cute as the gerber baby and the happiest baby you ever saw. I never heard a cry out of her hardly the whole time she was here and always had the brightest smile for everyone.

    Love your cloches! Looks like I missed a lot of fun parties.
    xo Lynn

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  12. Your cloches are beautiful! HAVE to comment on the picture of your great granddaughter, does that face not scream contentment! Just look at the little smile-a picture for a life time-enjoy!

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  13. Connie, if you had not told me, I would have never guessed the candy was faux. That is so pretty and love it under a cloche. Your roses are so pretty. It's good to run into you girlfriend, Char

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  14. So glad you joined in! You have a lot to offer! Those paper roses look lovely under the pretty glass cloches!

    Katherine

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  15. Your cloches are delightful! And I enjoyed your musings on life..I'm in something of a reflective mood lately myself. It was lovely to visit with you..,

    Lynette

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  16. Hi, Connie. Your cloches look so nice and your stands underneath all of them are so pretty too. And regarding your Subway story: Yes, I am so tired of seeing this too. You know, when my son was small and he saw me pick stuff up off the floor if we were shopping, a napkin or a dropped shirt on a hanger or something, he'd say, "Why are you picking that up?! YOU didn't drop it." And I'd say, "That's OK, I can do a good deed." And so now, that he is 19, HE is the one that picks things up when there is something on the ground. I am not kidding. He tries to act like a tough, blase teenager, but he has manners. And I KNOW that he would be picking up napkins and wiping down tables if he worked at Subway because I would remind him to do so: "Don't forget to pick up stuff off the floor and wipe down the tables today at work!" And so (and my story DOES have a point!), in my opinion, there are kids out there like that because their parents do not teach them the proper things. My mother always repeated the saying: "Children Learn What They Live." And boy, it that true. Well, sorry to run on so! Have a great weekend.
    Best regards,
    Gloria

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  17. Very pretty! I love all your pretty pink cloches! I love the stand you have these on too! Those goodies look so delicious. YUM!

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