How was your weekend? It's feeling like summer here. Looks like we skipped over most of Spring and are headed into hot humid days. . . .
I got up with the sun this morning. . . .Put my laundry out on the line first thing.
I'm working on a Summer bedroom, so a few things I'm just airing out. . . .taking up winter rugs. . . .and heavy covers. . . I'll give you a little sneak peek of the change over. . . .
That's all you get for now. . . .I'm leaning toward Plain & Simple. . . .In winter there's heavy drapes on the windows, rugs on the floor, lots of quilts and cover. . . .That's ok for winter, but by this time of the year, I'm more than ready for something that's simple and without clutter. . . .We'll see what I come up with. . . .
Meanwhile, in the keeping room, I've been playing around with a few cloche ideas. . . .How I wish I could afford the real ones--those bell shaped beauties. . . .I'd love to have one in every size. . . .Instead, I took on the "make-do" attitude, went to the cupboards and found. . . .
A thrift store find, John's cookie jar, Mom's vintage "Kool-Aid" pitcher. . . What an unlikely trio for cloches. . .But, hey--it works for me!
I love putting the unlikely together. . . .Stir things up a bit.
My home ec teacher most certainly would not have given me an A on this one. . . ."Don't mix formal with every day". . . .As much as I loved my home ec teacher, I disagreed even back then--to myself.
Times have changed. . . .I'm so glad.
I love the mixing of old with new, crocks with crystal, every day with Sunday best. . . .
Let's face it. . . .Our lives are lived very differently from those days. . . .I enjoy the freedom of a more relaxed style. . . .
I'm not sure I should be calling these cloches. . . .According to the definition, they are suppose to be bell shaped. . . .I haven't a glass bell of any kind in the house! These out-of-the-cupboard finds are my substitutes. . . .
Years ago, when I was a lot younger and less informed on the use of cloches, a friend sent me a beautiful, hand-blown one. . . .I had no idea what to do with it. . . .Not sure what happened to it, but I can tell you this, I could kick myself for not keeping it. . . .I think about that gift every time I see so many beautiful ones on the net. . . .We live and learn, don't we?
Well. . . .hopefully we do. . . .
I'm loving these make-do cloches just as much. . . .definitely in farmhouse style!
This project completed, it's back to the bedroom for me. . . .I'll be sharing that with you soon!
Just need a little more tweaking. . . .
. . .from my farmhouse to yours. . .