Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cloches and apothecary jars

I finally finished my glass domes turned cloches from Hobby Lobby. They turned out awesome, if I do say so myself. I glued bases on them and spray painted heirloom white. I also glued on a knob on the top. Am I obsessed with cloches?? i think 4 on one buffet is not that many, is it???

I have this little number behind my kitchen sink. Apothecary jars run in a close 2nd behind my cloche obsession  love.
The big candy cane sticks are from the Dollar Tree, the "soft" mints are from Target along with those wrapped chewy tree/red/white one. I looooove those. LOVE. The fake snow and big candy ornaments are from Target, also. (Guess I have another obsession love)

I saw this at crate and barrel (outlet store near us) and it was $30. GASP. I had one in our basement, but with a metal top. Little spray paint (walmart has red for .96) and voila....
I absolutely love it...and....a little secret for you...i can't stand candy canes. I know, I know. But, they scream the holidays and i love the simplicity and colors of them. Just don't want to eat them, k?!

I have also taken to cookie jars, but didn't want to buy a ton for all the holidays. This is my favorite, plain white one from Pottery Barn, with holiday ribbon. Saved sooo much money and space....

Another cloche

And just a tree and some reindeer in our dining room

Apparently my decorating style went from browns, to red/greens to silver. I don't like to get rid of things, so I tried to mix up the colors by room.
Here is the fireplace
The mercury glass trees were the find.of.all.time. Kohls used to do these crazy online deals. Crazy, I tell ya. Those guys were marked 29.99 and I got them (about 3 years ago) for .99. AND free shipping. Crazy, right??!!!!
Yes, I love silver this year.
And....what do I do with that cord???? It is driving me c.r.a.z.y.!!!!

Weekend Bloggy Reading


  1. Love the decorations!! But what do you expect from the world's finest Christmas Ninja?

    BTW, did you know on the Travel Channel, they are running a show all about...BACON? I watched it and thought of you fondly :D

  2. OH MY GOSH... i LOVE your decor. i must come by and see it all ASAP

  3. I love all that silver. :) Your mantel and the cloche are beautiful. Thanks for joining my party. If you could please add a link back to me or my party button to your post, so I can keep your post up, that would be great.

  4. Love them all, I adore cloches and filling mine too. Thanks for linking. Happy Holidays. Jen