Friday, July 22, 2011

Decorating for Christmas with Cloches

Welcome Christmas friends!

I know that for many people it is too early to be think about Christmas but since it is winter here in Australia Christmas in July is very much on my mind! It is around this time every year that I start planning my decorating, shopping and it is also when I host my annual Christmas in July party!

So to give me some inspiration and get me into the Christmas spirit I am posting pictures of my Christmas cloches and apothecary jars.

Christmas Cloches

If it wasn't for Marty, I wouldn't have even known what a cloche or apothecary jar was, so thank you Marty!

I only have a one cloche and three apothecary jars as they are only just starting to become quite popular here in Australia and so they are still quite expensive. But, I make do with what I have and am always trying to fill them with seasonal prettiness! I have filled up these smaller ones with my bathroom whites, perfect for White Wednesday at Faded Charm don't you think!


Right now my apothecary jar is full of wintery pot pourri.




But as soon as summer arrives I always fill it with my ever-growing shell collection!





At Christmas time you can be sure I fill it with lots of festive bling!

Christmas Cloches

Christmas Cloches


Christmas Cloches

I just love decorating with cloches and apothecary jars. Somehow, everything just looks so much more special and beautiful when encased in glass!

Artificial holly in a glass jar


Christmas Ornament-Filled Glass Cloche


Christmas Light-Illuminated Glass Cloche



Thanks for dropping and visiting today. I hope that your week is wonderful and that the spirit of Christmas fills your day with happiness and love.


Best Christmas wishes,

Natasha


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45 comments:

  1. Hohoho! These are very pretty Natasha.

    Have a great week! La

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  2. Very pretty! Now if they could only make it a little cooler outside:@)

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  3. Hearing about Christmas in July makes me feel a little cooler at least! Your apothecary's are beautiful!

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  4. Christmas in July - love it, Natasha! :) Beautiful cloches and you've got the knack of decorating!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  5. Merry Christmas in July, Natasha! Beautiful cloches and thanks for getting us thinking about the fun decorating at Christmas. I love your festive cloches!

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  6. Natasha, great idea to celebrate in July in midst of your winter. Beautiful cloches!

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  7. They're really very pretty! Love the Christmas music!

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  8. Hi Natasha!

    I have been thinking about Christmas for about a month already :) I love your cloche and apothecary jar full of ornaments... Sigh, Christmas can't come soon enough. I just want to dig into that candy jar ;) I am definitely going to copy your apothecary jar full of soap. It looks so nice and rich... The Potpourri Vignette is very pretty. I love the ribbon wrapped cinnamon. Enjoy your winter... Please send some of your cold weather over here... Please???...

    Karen

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  9. Very pretty Natasha! Great idea!

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  10. Ho, ho, hooo, Natasha! I love your Xmas cloches too! The music makes me dream of Christmas, I love the idea of a July Christmas too! Great summer loches with the pretty shells. Love, FABBY

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  11. Natasha! I'm just in LOVE with the cloches! I ... afraid to admit... didn't have any idea what these were... but I'm in LOVE now!!! I'm thinking I need some! I was just going through my decorations and thinking to myself - "I think it is time for some new decore!" and now... I'm positive IT IS TIME!!! Thanks for "lighting" my Christmas fire again! It's time to get back on track! Thank you! Shontell
    makechristmascount.blogspot.com :)

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  12. Natasha,
    I love your cloches. and you apothecary jars. So pretty!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  13. Each one is beautiful and I love your different displays..

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  14. They sure were lovely and I would not have thought of using them until now. Great idea.

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  15. I made up a large one last Christmas and it really did make a nice display on my coffee table. Plus it meant I could use up all the extra baubles I had. Win, win situation.

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  16. Thank you for your lovely comment, Natasha! I have a much easier time when it is holiday time finding lots of different things to use for my cloches and apothecary jars. It's just the rest of the year that I seem to get stuck! Yours are all so diverse; I am visiting everyone for ideas.

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  17. Christmas in July! Love your cloches and apothecary jars! Puts me in the Holiday Spirit! Thank you for stopping by!

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  18. Your cloche vignettea are absolutely lovely!

    I hope that you will stop by and enter my giveaway.

    Also, I have begun a new meme entitled Wayfaring Wednesdays. Link up your trips and favorite excursions.

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  19. Such lovely and fun ideas. I try to not to think about Christmas decorating this early, but I still loved seeing your Christmas cloche!
    Thanks for stopping by.

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  20. Of course I adore the christmas ball in the jars, but you also have such a beautiful collection of shells. They are all displayed beautifully. Love the soap in the bathroom too. I need to buy some more and put that in my powder room. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

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  21. Wishing you Merry Christmas in July!I love how you displayed your cloche and jars vignettes...the Christmas ornaments look absolutely beautiful inside your cloche and I love the jars filled with pretty soaps, ear buds and cotton balls... perfect vignette for a powder room. I agree with you, everything looks more special under glass. Thanks for popping in for a visit and for your loving comment. Enjoyed reading it. Have a great week!~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  22. Am loving them. I love the seashells in them. Great idea for the collection you have.

    Going to be camping on the 25th so wishing you " Merry Christmas in July" now.

    Karan

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  23. Hi Natasha,
    It's amazing what we have learned since blogging. I just love all of your Christmas cloche's and apothecary jars. I am a big Christmas lover so I never really tire of looking at all of the beautiful decorations. Merry Christmas in July!
    Marianne :)

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  24. Wow..
    Love this photos!
    Here its summer and its hot.
    But that is not keeping me from thinking and dreaming about Christmas...

    Enjoy your Christmas in July party! =}

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  25. I happened your way through another blog and I'm so glad I did! I usually start playing Christmas music in June or July and decorate early! Wonderful blog!

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  26. Very nice, Natasha! I love all your vignettes! That shell "ball" is gorgeous! Did you make it - spectacular!

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  27. Genial, Natasha!
    Aqui no Brasil o inverno também é em julho, mas onde moro (Rio de Janeiro) não é tão frio assim..
    Lindos os seus potes!

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  28. Lovely decoration. So nice!
    Hugs,
    Lila

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  29. Oh, you have so many gorgeous cloches and apothecary jars and you fill them so beautifully! Thanks so much for sharing this with us last weekend at Inspiration Friday!
    Vanessa

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  30. Hi Natasha,
    Thanks for popping in to visit my blog :)

    I'm always in Christmas spirit, but been busy with my other blog, Swedish Corner - Down Under.

    I'll be back soon...

    Pernilla

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  31. Hi Natasha...a perfect blog for Christmas in July...and Christmas all year...Dzintra

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  32. I LOVE this music on your page
    And I have looked all over for the cd "Fireside Christmas" ~ relaxking Jazz

    Do you know where I can find it?
    I just love love love it ♥

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  33. ΝΑΤΑΣΑ ΤΙ ΟΜΟΡΦΗ ΣΚΕΨΗ!!!!!!!!!!!! ΠΡΩΤΟΤΥΠΗ ΚΑΙ ΜΕ ΑΝΘΡΩΠΙΝΑ ΑΙΣΘΗΜΑΤΑ ΠΟΥ ΔΥΣΤΥΧΩΣ ΔΕΝ ΥΠΑΡΧΟΥΝ ΠΙΑ.......ΕΙΧΑ ΠΟΛΛΕΣ ΦΙΛΕΣ ΑΠΟ ΚΥΠΡΟ ΟΤΑΝ ΣΠΟΥΔΑΖΑ.ΤΙΣ ΕΧΩ ΧΑΣΕΙ ΜΕ ΤΑ ΧΡΟΝΙΑ.ΦΙΛΑΚΙΑ!

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  34. I love that music too but don't know where to find it. I was able to add it to my playlist via Mixpod.com

    Thanks for visiting and thanks for stopping by 5 Minutes Just for Me too!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha

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  35. Lovely things you have going on here with your blogs, who can resist the theme of keeping the spirit of Christmas every day !

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  36. I need to revamp all of mine! I think I need to revamp my whole house - I have just run out of space!

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  37. Oh sweetie, Christmas is closer than ever! Sept. comes and all the stores have Christmas decor all over, can't wait! I see so many new ideas for my decor looking at your fabulous blog. Thank you for your lovely visit and sweet comment. Have a nice Sunday. FABBY

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  38. I adore your Christmas bulbs in glass. I am now certainly thinking of Christmas.

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  39. Natasha, these are great!! Love the one with the seashells...so pretty! Can't wait to start Christmas!!!

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  40. Hi Natasha! Oh, love seeing all of your cloches! You always make pretty!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  41. EVERYTHING is so pretty! You are getting me in the spirit.

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  42. What pretty cloches!Lovely settings. Gorgeous colours. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  43. These are such festive cloches... I loved seeing them all and am definitely inspired! Thank you for sharing!

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  44. Your apothecary jar has so many pretty uses. I love each one. I, too, fill mine with shells in the summer and ornaments at Christmas so you know I love that look. I like your cinnamon sticks tied with the ribbon too.

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Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself...
Norman Wesley Brooks, "Let Every Day Be Christmas," 1976

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