Thursday, December 3, 2009

Holiday Cloche Party

Today I am joining A Stroll Thru Life for a Holiday Cloche Party.

I have these in my kitchen. Normally they are filled with fruit, but since it is Christmas I thought that I would add something sweet. I thought they were a cute touch with my other decorations including the darling Merry Christmas blocks, and the hand painted Cookies for Santa plate that I had done last year with Katie Lee's hand print . I don't have a fire place, so I hung our stockings on this old chest of drawers. I painted it right after Donnie and I married. It was his mother's, and I just love the look of it.

I saw red hots with peppermint on top in a magazine just lately which gave me this idea.
I used Mike and Ike's for this jar because I loved the colors and I had them left over from a Thanksgiving project that I did with my class at school.
Finally, I have a jar of Old Fashioned Hard Candy. I do not like these candies, but I buy some every year. Growing up my Papa McNatt always had a candy dish of these sitting in his living room at Christmas time, so I always buy some just to think of him.

8 comments:

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Sissy,
Your jars really look cute. I like a more whimsical and kid-friendly decor in the kitchen, just like you have. I always think of Papa when I see that old-fashion candy too. Looks great!

Love you,
Kathryn

A Lovell said...

Very nice, as usual

Alicia said...

Cute! I love your stockings and the candy jars look perfect for Christmas!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your apothecary jars are just stunning. I love the shape and the pretty finials on top. Filling them with candy is so pretty and what a great idea to use the chest to display the jars and the socks. You've created a gorgeous vignette. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Leanne Sweetie...
Everything looks positively beautiful. I love your apothecary jars. I have never seen any with the beautiful lids and finials. They are gorgeous. How precious is that to have for each holiday to change out.

I love the red hots idea. Didn't think of that one. The Mike and Ikes idea is cute too. Looks so festive. 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.

Country hugs...Sherry

Lara Harris said...

ooh!I love your little display!! :)

Donna said...

The stockings are so cute and the candy looks yummy in the jars. I would constantly be nibbling!

LemonyRenee' said...

Oh, those candy jars are so sweet! I love the thought behind the last one. I do that stuff, too. My mother always bought those nougats with the red & white stripes around the edges and the green trees in the middle . . . they don't have much of a taste, but looking at them makes me feel like I'm 10 again, so I buy them every year. A bargain, I would say.