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Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas Cloche

G'day and welcome sweet friends to Natasha in Oz. Thanks so much for stopping by today-it's great to see you! Today I am participating in my first Cloche party! During the Holidays Marty hosts a linky party where people can show how they have decorated their cloches, apothecary jars, cake stands and the like. Her displays are particularly amazing so my little first attempt is going to be quite simple compared to Marty's!

I don't have a cloche (they seem to be very hard to get here in Australia for some reason?) but I do have a glass dome and a couple of apothecary jars so I hope this is okay.

So here is my Christmas cloche display!

Christmas Cloche, Natasha in Oz


Christmas Cloche, Natasha in Oz

As you can see I have tried to make a manger-like display by surrounding the Christmas Cloche with straw. I have placed two little angels in there -they are waiting for the birth of a special baby.

Christmas Cloche, Natasha in Oz

 Christmas Cloche, Natasha in Oz
 I will change this display on Christmas day by adding a baby Jesus.

 I have placed this Christmas Cloche on my sideboard along with my two apothecary jars that are filled with treats.

My kids (and husband) love these Cadbury Elves. They are filled with popping candy which explode in your mouth as you eat them!

 Christmas Cloche, Natasha in Oz



My sister-in-law who lives in Paris sent these chocolates of iconic Parisian places....can you see my favourite place?

Christmas Cloche, Natasha in Oz 

 Christmas Cloche, Natasha in Oz

On the breakfast bar you will see my cake stand. I have filled it with our favourite fruit mince pies. We love fruit mince pies at Christmas time. I am going to try the Jamie Oliver mince pie recipe that I wrote about last time next week though, so I will let you know how I go.

Christmas Cloche, Natasha in Oz

Here is one last look at my Christmas Cloche. The photograph was taken at Tavern In the Green three years ago. The first picture was taken Thursday night and the second picture was taken Friday morning...I see that someone has been feasting on wafer cookies....hmmm.....

Christmas Cloche, Natasha in Oz 

 Christmas Cloche, Natasha in Oz

Thanks again Marty for inviting me to your Cloche Party. I can't wait to see how other people have decorated their cloches and their homes this Christmas so I am going over to Marty's place right now- See you there!

Best wishes always,
Natasha In Oz 
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54 comments:

  1. Hi from England,
    I wouldn't be able to keep that chocolate under cover for long. I might have to try those Cadbury Elves. Thanks for visiting my blog. I also love Australia! We got married at Port Douglas, but love all of your country. Enjoy the sunshine!!

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  2. everything looks SO good! you did a great job.

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  3. Natasha~~~

    You have done a great job with your cloche and apothecary jars (I used some apothecary jars for the last cloche party and it was fine). I love the angels and what they represent. Beautiful.

    The jars have some delicious and interesting candy in them. I have never heard of the Elves before!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  4. I love the idea of adding the baby on Christmas. So many yummy looking sweets. I have not had mince meat pie in years - may have to do something about that.

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  5. The angels in the cloche awaiting the arrival of Jesus is precious and what a great idea to fill the jars with all the special treats that your family loves. Your cake dome with the mince pies is really special. My mouth is watering. Thanks so much for participating in the party. I really appreciate it. Great inspiration. Hugs, Marty

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  6. I love the way you nested the figurines. Cloches are not that easy to find here either!! You did a wonderful job!

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  7. Your cloches are great.....especially those filled with chocolates!!!....LOL
    this is my first cloche party also.

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  8. Thank you for sharing! I didn't know about the cloche party, but what fun! Let us know how the fruit minced pie goes! I love the little ones on your cake stand!
    Wendy

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  9. O, my goodness, darlin' girl...this is MORE than alright...it is beautiful. Every single one you have shown us is awesome. You did GREAT !!
    Love it all..
    xo bj

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  10. I love how you incorporated the straw! That display is just beautiful and the jars with all those yummy treats are making me hungry!

    Manuela

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  11. There is something very special about angels under a cloche. I love the look.
    Susan

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  12. very nice! mmmm...chocolate under glass!!

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  13. Wow, your's are just beautiful! I love the angels waiting for the baby, stunning! Dee Dee

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  14. So beautiful. I love the angel. Now I'm craving chocolate :-) Rosie

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  15. You did a wonderful job for your first attempt. It was mine too and I didn't have a clue what to do. I think it looks as if you've been doing this for years!

    Sue

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  16. This was such nice blog post. I have never heard of a cloche or cloche party until I read your post. Your cloches were beautiful!!
    Thank you for sharing this tradition. I love it!

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  17. Love all the goodies!I'll be over in 5 minutes :)

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  18. Natasha, these are wonderful. I love how you're going to add the baby Christmas day. The cookies look delicious.. great photos..thanks for swinging by. Stop in any 'ole time.
    hugs ~lynne~

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  19. So cute! I have to find those Cadbury Elves!

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  20. How lovely and inviting your home is, Natasha. Thanks for sharing. I love the angel wait for the birth of the baby.

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  21. Really lovely Natasha... looks beautiful! x
    p.s. BTW, could you email me - I have something for you! (email address on my profile) Thanks....

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  22. So creative! I just love you sharing all this with us; perfection!thank you.
    Rita

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  23. Oh Sweetie...
    Everything looks positively beautiful. I love your angel playing the flute under the glass. How precious is that to have for each holiday. Angels are just so festive, and make you smile each time you walk by.

    I love the collection of apothecary jars. They look so pretty in a little cluster. I love those darn wafer cookies. It's a good thing I wasn't there, the little jar would be empty I am sure. Kind of like Lay's chips for me, bet you can't eat just one. 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

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  24. You did good!!! I love the straw in there and the apothecary jars filled with straw! Goodness, those French Candies look awesome! Cindy

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  25. That angel is so sweet, Natasha! And I love to eat all those goodies, lol! Of course you can borrow any of my ideas, I'd be flattered....Christine

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  26. Oh beautiful!!!!!!!!! I've never ventured into *Cloche Land*...

    ^_^

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  27. You done a wonderful job with your cloche....I love the idea of the Baby at Christmas time sighs....Thank you for coming by girl...now give me a chocolate please....Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  28. Hi Natasha, it's so nice to meet you! Your large cloche with the angels is beautiful. I love the dried grasses as a base. Your apothacary jars with candy and goodies are gorgeous, but would be a real temptation for me! AND how fun, to decorate with your wonderful Parisian wrapped yummies!
    Debra

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  29. Natasha, all of the goodies look so good in apothecaries and cloches! Yum ~ give me the chocolate and no one gets hurt!!!
    hugs...Maureen

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  30. All of your cloches are just beautiful. I especially love the one where the angels are waiting eagerly for Jesus. And adding Him on Christmas morning is precious.
    Love the goody filled ones too!
    Rhonda

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  31. Hi Natasha! Oh, everything is wonderful! I love your sweet little angel and how you've dressed up the cloche! Now that food under glass wouldn't stay there for very long in my house. :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  32. I think your containers definitely qualify as cloches! You have such creative ideas! Love all the sweets in jars. They would be gone in a snap at my house.
    PS: Have a Very Merry Christmas!

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  33. Very pretty! I love the little angel awaiting for the birth of Jesus. :) The snacks all look yummy too.
    Blessings,
    Sandra

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  34. Beautiful christmas idea's. I love the little cherubs and suddenly I am very hungry for chocolate :)
    Have a fun weekend!

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  35. Natasha, the dome and jars are perfect. I think I'll have a piece of French chocolate. LOL

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  36. Natasha,
    Your decorations are so pretty. I have to admit, I don't even know what a cloche is! (or what mince pies are - sorry). I'm going to have to go visit Marty's blog to figure out what a cloche is. Have a good weekend.

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  37. I would eat the chocolate and keep the wrappers to put on display somewhere. Your cloche arrangement is lovely. Thank you, Natasha for stopping by Robin's Egg Blues!

    Linda

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  38. Great idea to use the straw under the dome with the sweet angels! Very pretty!

    The candy looks delicious! I haven't heard of the Cadbury Elves.

    Merry Christmas!

    Katherine

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  39. Hi Natasha!
    I love your cloches! I made some last year that were more like large snow globes. I'll have to show them to you and my blog friends.
    I think my favorite one of yours would be the goodie jars. I love the pretty French chocolates too! :)
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    XOXO,
    Gail

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  40. Hi Natasha, What a treat to come over and see your beautiful cloches and apothocary jars. I just love everything under glass. Your displays are beautiful!
    Hugs from here,
    June

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  41. I love your cloche, and I don't even know exactly what a cloche is? :) I like that the angels are awaiting the baby Jesus and that you switch them out when Jesus is born. My kids would love that!

    Your chocolates look delicious. I love Cadbury chocolate in America, but from what I understand it doesn't even compare to your Cadbury chocolate! Is it even the same company?

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  42. Great job, loved how you used the straw under the cloche and it goes without saying food always looks great under glass. Thanks for sharing.
    Sandy

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  43. Thank you all so very much for your kind comments. I really wanted to post some replies here but I have had a cold (thanks A) and have been a bit miserable.

    Best wishes, Natasha.

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  44. LOVE the Paris wrapper candy!!! FAB!!!

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  45. So hope that cold leaves soon! And you begin to feel good again!!!

    And thank you for agreeing that a 'snow effect' can slow blogs down.

    Aunt Amelia

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  46. You are such an artisitc lady Natasha ( aka : A Domestic Goddess) : ) ... Hope your sniffles are gone ?....

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  47. Oh my goodness these cloche's are incredible. I love them all.

    I love all the designs.

    What great pictures.

    I am new to your blog; I follow, thank you for visiting me I love the company.

    Blessings


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  48. hello! i just wanted to stop by and say thank you for your very nice comment, i really do appreciate it. i have to say, your blog is just beautiful and i adore the title. the images are just lovely and i love the chocolates. these are some great ideas. i'll definitely be back to visit. have a lovely week!

    God Bless,
    Charmaine

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  49. Natasha, you did a great job! It looks so pretty!

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  50. Even though I had to look up Cloche in the dictionary, I love, love, love, what you've done. I just never knew that's what it was called!

    Great job,

    Teri

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  51. Your cloches are great. Your little angel display is so sweet! Yum...love all your lovely chocolates! I can almost taste them! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas from Southern California.

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  52. Natasha, I am a new blogger and drawing inspiration from all the guests at Marty's cloche party so I can take part next time. I simply love the straw and the angels waiting for the baby Jesus. Putting the baby in on Christmas day is beautiful. Whem my children were young, we had a birthday cake for Jesus on Christmas night. Now my grandchildren are doing that. Love seeing goodies displayed in glass cannisters. You did such a great job!
    Lynn

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