Christmas Cloche

Hi all!  Yes, I am still bummed but Christmas must go on!  I put together a few Christmas cloches to decorate my dining tables. Everything seems to look better under glass…if only I could get a decent picture without the glare.  Are there any secrets to this?

The smaller cloche is actually the top to a vintage medical sterilizer that I purchased at The oaks Antiques from Mikey at  ShabbyFrench Cottage.  Etched in glass are the words Nontoxo Sterilizer, The Ransom Randolphca, Toledo. I just love anything antique with wording and the lettering on this is so pretty.




Since I am showing you some Christmas decor I thought I would throw in a couple glimpses of our tree.
I made these little tags last year for our gifts.  There were a few left over so this year they became ornaments on the tree.
Thank you so much for visiting and I always appreciate your comments.  Don’t forget about my Share The Decor party starting 12/15.  See ya there!



64 thoughts on “Christmas Cloche”

  1. Sorry you're bummed sbout your dear family moving away.
    I love the simplicity of your bottle brush trees beneath the gleaming glass cloches – especially the antique one, they're really beautiful Sherry :o)

  2. Hi Sherry…

    I just posted pictures of a shelf in my den and I honestly thought of you….. No Minimalist There either…. No point in bare space is there??? Your blog name and Not The Good Scissors both crack me up…. and are SO me…

    Warm huggies,

  3. Hi Sherry,
    I love your pretty decorated cloches, they are lovely.

    I missed your post about the mantel and went back to read it.
    I cannot believe what happened. Oh, what disaster. I'm so sorry this happened. I know you will create another just as lovely.


  4. Everything is lovely, and looks so vintage. Can't wait to see the rest of your tree too. Thanks for visiting me, and I'll try to get a little more done so I can join your party!

  5. Gorgeous Sherry!

    I try to move around to a side of the cloche with no windows behind me. where shooting glass. Sometimes works sometimes not. You can turn the cloche for the shot, to show what you have there, facing you. Then turn it back afterward.

  6. Just beautiful as every thing you do my Dear friend…I always love coming by here and seeing all your beautiful eye candy that you share with us…I know how you feel about your family moving girl…as I'm so depressed right now about mine that all I have done since Thanksgiving is cry even while putting up the tree and trying to decorate and my old heart is not in it this year…Many Blessings to you my friend…Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  7. Hi Sherry! Your cloches look so beautiful and I love how you used the red and white plates underneath for just that little pop of color. Are those the Spode Winter's Eve series? I am trying to find more to add to my little collection. It all is just gorgeous and I'm looking forward to your party on the 15th! 🙂

  8. Hi Sherry,
    I'm so sorry to hear that your family had to move so soon. I know how hard it is to be away from your grandchildren. My Mom misses my boys and doesn't get to see them as often as she would like too. Lots of phone calls and letters!
    I love all of your decorations, especially the ones under the glass cloches, just beautiful!!
    Have a lovely day and hang in there, you'll see your little ones soon!

  9. You certainly have Good reason to be bummered, Moving Family & Mantel Diaster…. Took Courage to do such a Beautiful Post with these Awesome Cloche, Love your photos ~ Like You stated, Christmas Must Go On ~ Thanks for sharing *<<<-

  10. HI Sherry! I'm sorry you're bummed!! Hope your little heart gets some joy soon.
    Now your cloche displays are so beautiful!! It is hard snapping glass, isn't it?
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  11. I keep planning to get a cloche! Looking at yours I remember why. They are so beautiful. The red dishes are some of my favs. Everything looks so festive and welcoming…
    Thanks so much for linking up to All Things Merry & Brite!
    So hope to see you next week and I'll be linking to your party on the 15th! xo

  12. I love those little white trees and the covers…I don't have any of them but would love to someday. The closest thing is my glass cake stand cover. I'm a new follower 🙂

  13. Hi Sherry,

    Well, I think your pictures look great…in fact, I was thinking how nice and clear that first photo was before I began reading. I was thinking about how I have yet to take a picture of a cloche that has come out nice and clear with no or little glare. Anyway, I think they look great. I love the one with the wording on it, and I like the lettering too.


  14. Your cloche display is stunning! I love the white trees! It was hard to part with the cloche you bought from me! Thanks so much for the word up for me! Merry Christmas!

  15. The antique "cloche" is just a wonderful find and the star figurine in the large cloche is just a darling piece. The tags you made are great for the tree, love your Christmas goodies!
    Thanks so much for joining in,

  16. I have made a note about the Share the Decor party. Now I need to finish photographing the decor. Your cloches for the cloche party are wonderful. I love the little star man with fluff. He is sooo cute.

  17. Love your cloches. The antique one is so unusual. Love the lettering also. Your bottlebrush trees look fabulous under them. Your elf is also so pretty, I like the musical theme. Gorgeous tree and what a great idea to use the tags as ornaments. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

  18. Sherry, your family is moving to my home town, if you come to visit let me know and I will take you antiquing and junking. Your train ride sounded horrible, I still don't have a suitcase! I love your cloches, I have no idea how to get the glare out, I think it makes them look all clean and sparkly.


  19. So pretty, love Santa under glass! To cut glass glare in photos you can detect where the glare is coming from and block it with a piece of cloth held or pinned up. I usually drape my husband in a sheet and have him hold it up while I take photos. Merry Christmas!

  20. Sherry,
    I have a dickens of a time trying to take photos of my cloches also! I've read turning off the flash is the secret, but that didn't solve my problem. I recently bought a new camera so maybe that will help.
    I agree anything looks better under glass and your trees are very sweet!

  21. Ackkkkkkkk!!!!!!! YOU WON! YOU WON Sherry!

    Stop by my Blog, but I drew your name,,,,and YOUR choice,,,Funky Badge or a Top Hat!

    Email me your Addy again,I still need to send you my "Oma's" Tin,,,,and I lost the email around the time of my going to Silver Bella!..Sorry, still have it for you!

    Hugs and LOVE and Congrats!
    Email me!

  22. Hi Sherry~ your cloche is darling~ I agree- things do look sweeter, softer, something under glass! I take my pictures with my iphone and then edit on the computer to remove the glare… otherwise, I don't know how to fix that! Your vignette is so charming and the glass piece from Mikey is so neat! Thank you for sharing at my party this week! I am looking forward to your party in a few days!
    Hugs, Courtney

  23. Sherry, your display is perfect! Its amazing how just that little strip of sheet music sets off your cloche. I'm sorry your family had to leave before Christmas but I'm sure you'll see them soon, its good to have family in Florida when the weather turns cold!

  24. Hello Sherry,
    I'm sorry you are bummed! Christmas time should be a time of happiness. I hope, that you can visit your family often and try to call them by Skype, that helps a lot when you can see the persons while phoning.
    Your cloches look very winterly and snowy. Very nice.
    Wish you a Merry christmas.
    Greetings, Johanna

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