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Monday, 18 July 2011

Tea Time Tuesday and Marty's Cloche Party

Hello friends and welcome to Tea Time Tuesday. I am taking part in Marty's Summer Cloche Party today so I have combined the two parties and you will see a few of my cloches throughout this post.

Hubby and I are still on vacation and we have been spending our time out and about browsing antique shops and such. The weather has not been very good for beach combing so we are finding other ways to enjoy our free time and looking for little treasures is one of them!

I am always in favour of decorating with a cloche. In the kitchen, a cloche stands on the counter holding some lovely butter tarts. My favourite vintage teapot, Rose Chintz by Johnson Bros., stands beside it waiting to be of service.

Sometimes I have my tea set set out in the dining room with fresh flowers.

I also enjoy displaying different pieces of my Rose Chintz such as this little vignette with the coffee pot. Yes, there's a little cloche within a cloche!

It's butter dish, but it is a cloche!


Today I have Cranberry Apple, Chai, and Rooibos tea tucked into Rose Chintz teacups along with one of my roses. I thought it all looked pretty sitting under a cloche.

Let's sit in the living room where I have tea set out on the coffee table. I am having Chai tea myself as it's my favourite at the moment.

I have some homemade Blueberry muffins too...
Under a cloche.

Rose Chintz demitasses....I never tire of my roses or my Rose Chintz. What could be lovelier than lace, roses, and china!

There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea. ~ Bernard-Paul Heroux 

My black wire cloche holding a creamer with a few of my tea spoons. Cute, but....

I gave it a coat of paint and now it looks like this...

Two little feathered friends have found a cute place to nest. 

It may be hard to tell from the photo but the birdies are both a soft robin's egg blue, as are the eggs in the nest. So, do you like the cloche black or white?

I love cloches and I have several. I almost always have a cloche sitting here in the dining room.

And I enjoy displaying treasures under them.

Please come back next week to see my newest treasure which Hubby got me on one of our travels. She's a pretty thing!

Happiness is sharing tea with a friend.

"The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure
hidden in the field,
which a man found and hid;
and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has,
and buys that field." ~ Matthew 13:44

Thank you for stopping by Rose Chintz Cottage. I would love for you to join me for Tea Time Tuesday! All you have to do is share a favourite tea cup or teapot, a coffee mug, or something tea related. If you wish, you may do coffee instead of tea or the following is acceptable too: apple cider, iced tea or iced coffee, hot chocolate, lemonade, or punch. The TTT button on my sidebar is available for you to use in your post or place on your sidebar if you wish. A poem, tea quote, or scripture verse would be more than welcome! Please link back to me so that your visitors may find their way here to visit with all my lovely participants.

I am joining Marty ~  for her Summer Cloche Party as well as these lovely parties~

Victoria - A Return to Loveliness

Teacup Tuesday
Teacup Tuesday

Wanda Lee~
Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
Wanda Lee~
Tea For Two and Wednesday Tea For Me and Thee

Tuesday Tea

Tea Party Tuesday

Lady Katherine~
Teatime Tuesday


Donna & Miss Spenser~
Teacup Thursday

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


Barb~Bella Vista Cottage said...

Hi Sandi, posting much to do. Ha.

Your dishes are so lovely....I have the dinner plates. All your pictures are so gracious.

Thank you for hosting such a 'gentle' party.

Hugs, Barb

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Your cloches are gorgeous, Sandi. I love your cloche within a cloche. You are right...great minds!:-)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh your cloches are all wonderful. I love all of your displays, they are all beautiful. I especially like the little butter cloche under the cloche. Such a cute little dish. I love the wire one painted white. It is so pretty and the blue birds with the blue eggs. Lovely. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Snap said...

Beautiful post, Sandi. Love the cloche, the wonderful cups and the birds! Happy Tea Day!

Johanna said...

Hello Sandi,
even, when you are on vacation, you share such wonderful posts. The little butterdish is so adorable. All your cloches are so pretty and I always love to see the Chintz pattern. Matches perfect with your sofa. I prefer the wire cloche in white, because that looks so summerly. Thank you for the nice te time and for hosting this tea event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Pamela Gordon said...

Sandi, I hope you are enjoying your vacation time. It's been very hot here but humid so I'm staying cool in the basement at the computer. You have a lot of cloches. I can never seem to find even one. I guess I'm looking in the wrong stores! Blessings, Pamela

Kaye said...

So pretty! Love all your cloches.

Wildflower Cottage said...

I enjoyed having tea with you today. Those blueberry muffins look good, and although I've never had Chai tea, I'm sure it's delightful.

You surely do have many cloches, but I like that you put something underneath them. It makes them look more decorative. I like how you painted the black one white. Now, this cloche looks much more cheerful. :)

At any rate, enjoy your vacation, and I look forward to seeing the little treat your husband has bought for you.

HHL said...

Love everything in your post!! Especially the make-over of the wire cloche ... thank you for sharing such wonderful and creative ideas. I'll try the cranberry apple tea and a home made blueberry muffin please ... wishing you a wonderful day! xo HHL

BettyJean @ Shabby Tea Party said...

Oh, I was going to say I like the wire cloche painted robins egg blue (it looked blue to me in the middle photo)but if it's white I like that too more than the black. Everything looks better under glass don't you think? Hugs,

Olive Cooper said...

The butter dish under the cloche is especially lovely.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your cloche vignettes are very pretty, I love the small white pedestal dish:@)

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Sandi: I am so glad you are enjoying your vacation. Have a wonderful time. As always, your post is beautiful, just like your heart. Blessings, Martha

xinex said...

Very cute displays, Sandi...Christine

Millie said...

What clever uses for your cloches! You have so many...and the flowers are so lovely too. Enjoy your vacation.

Princesa Nadie said...

During the weekend I found a new tea Cup for my collection and it´s a pleasure sharing it with you today

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

what an amazing collection.. wow

Shelia said...

Hi Sandi! Oh, what wonderful cloches. The tiny little butter dish under the cloche is so sweet! I have a wire cloche almost just like yours and I did the same thing - it was dark and I painted it and love it much better! I always love to come to your blog - you have the most beautiful posts!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Kathy said...

Hello Dear Friend,
Your cloches are simply beautiful! Just love the delicious and lovely displays! Gorgeous tea set! Love the wire cloche and the birds - I like the wire cloche both ways :)
Hope you have a marvelous vacation!

La said...

I hope you are having a wonderful time on your vacation.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sandi...

It sounds like you and your husband are having a wonderful time on vacation! Antiquing is always fun! Well dear friend, I sooo enjoyed all of your beautiful photos. Your Rose Chintz tea set is one of my favorites as well! I love that you painted the wire cloche looks so pretty with the rose chintz! Loved all of your beautiful cloches! One of my favorites...the little rose chintz cloche...under the glass cloche! Sooo pretty, Sandi! Thank you so much for sharing all of your pretties with us today! It's always a treat, sweet friend!!! Enjoy your vacation time!!!

Love ya,

Babs said...

Love your Rose Chintz and the little chicken wire cloche. Your teacup vignettes are sooo pretty,

Antiques And Teacups said...

Love your Rose Chintz butter in the cute! I don't have any but am really enjoying yours!
Happy TT!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

See, I so need to paint my wire cloche. I love the cloche with the sweet little tea cups.

Cindy said...

You have such lovely china, I loved seeing all of it and your cloches. Very beautiful!
Hugs, Cindy

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

So very beautiful and romantic!


A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Sandi, Hope all is well with you. I love your wire cloche with the birds and nest. So pretty painted in the new colour. Have a wonderful week:)

Gina said...

Your cloches look wonderful & your Rose Chintz is so pretty!

Carolyn said...

Hi Sandi,
I hope you are enjoying your vacation with your hubby. Looking for treasures is always fun.
Your cloches are all pretty and your dishes look even prettier inside them!

Thank you for hosting,


Bonnie said...

So nice to meet you. What pretty china and such a lovely tea table.

The Tablescaper said...

Love that chintz butter dish. So adorable!

- The Tablescaper

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Sandi
I like the butter dish in your favourite pattern, looks sweet under the cloche.
The cloche you painted looked nice before but it seems to have more depth with the painted look. I've been thinking about painting a wire one that I have too.
Can't wait to see the treasures you and hubby have found.

Kathryn Ross said...

Well, Sandi - I never heard of a cloche before - but I certainly know what it is. Never actually referred to it. I have a cake-size glass cloche I use during the Christmas holidays for my cookie arrangements. I do like the wire cloche in the lighter color. Thanks for the new word to add to my tea vocabulary! Hope you and hubby enjoy your vacation. Ed and I took a birding cruise in Cape May today and saw some marvels!
Joy!'Miss Kathy

Marianne C. said...

Sandi, your cloches are delightful, and particularly like how you painted the black one a lovely powder blue. Your chintz rose tea cups are so pretty. I do agree, that roses, lace, and tea make for a wonderful combination.

Enjoy the day,

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

Wow Sandi, fun post to see your cloches...I am in LOVE with these. I have a few here and there around my house and my daughter takes note of them as my favorite places to hide treasures. Great Tea as usual. I am a bit behind on weekend posts as we were up north at the cabin. Thanks for hosting your wonderful treasures with us! Happy TTT!

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

Wow Sandi, fun post to see your cloches...I am in LOVE with these. I have a few here and there around my house and my daughter takes note of them as my favorite places to hide treasures. Great Tea as usual. I am a bit behind on weekend posts as we were up north at the cabin. Thanks for hosting your wonderful treasures with us! Happy TTT!


Love your tea china, gorgeous! Beautiful displays. Thank you for hosting. Love, FABBY

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Well, I say it every time, but I love your china! That butter dish is so cute! So many lovely vignettes here today!

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Sandi,
Yes, what is lovelier then lace, roses and china.
Love your cloches and the many ways you have displayed using them.

Gorgeous blue for the wire cloche your painted. Just made it pop.

Your fresh flowers are lovely and your rose chintz is always beautiful to view.

Thank you for stopping by my studio and your kind words.
I hope you continue to enjoy your vacation.

Hugs from Texas, Celestina Marie

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandi Your cups are darling and so petite and pretty. I love the wire cloches as well. Gosh and you just reminded me that I have also got two little butter cloches hiding somewhere...need to find them! Missed the cloche party but happy to land here and se Teatime treats as well!


Terri said...

Hello Sandi, all your photos are so pretty! I love the way you use your cloches. I haven't begun to collect them yet, but I would love to. You china, as always, looks gorgeous too!

Carolyn said...

What an elegant looking website you have. Enjoyed reading through it, thanks for posting.

Maria Andrade said...

How lovely, Sandi!
I specially liked the chintz butter dish inside the cloche, but all your photos are superb. The white wire cloche is also very gracious.
Thank you for hosting such a nice tea party, even though you're on holidays.

Diann said...

Hi Sandi!
Everything looks so pretty and soft in this post. Just lovely. thank you for hosting and have a wonderful week!

♥ Miss Tea said...

Hi Sandi, Love your cloches! i think you did a great job to coat the wire cloce with a white paint, it's beautiful! as usual your tea set is lovely! the sound of blueberry muffins make me drool and i love your cloche within a cloche, what an inpiring idea! Thank you for sharing and hosting another Tea Time Tuesday! xx Susan

Suz said...

Oh, my heart! That was my grandmother's china! She also had an everyday set from Johnson that was similar and had square plates (I thought that was so cool). Your pictures are beautiful and just make me so sentimental.
I am new to all of this and would love a visit!

Suz said...

Oh, my heart! That was my grandmother's china! She also had an everyday set from Johnson that was similar and had square plates (I thought that was so cool). Your pictures are beautiful and just make me so sentimental.
I am new to all of this and would love a visit!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your cloche vignette is 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.

Charlotte said...

I think your Rose Chintz is so lovely!

Going through antique stores sounds fun, but I hope you get some sunny weather also!

Happy to join you today for tea:)


Mrs.Rabe said...


Your tea things, your flowers, cloches are all delightful! Beautiful photos!


Micupoftea~ said...

Hello Sandi~ Kindred spirits, indeed! We have the same C. S. Lewis quote on our blogs. Thank you for visiting my blog....I loved seeing your tea set and cloches! I also enjoyed reading the Scripture you share~ Have a nice week,

Poppy said...

So pretty and I loved how you displayed each and every cloche... that butter dish is looking adorably cute under the cloche and the wire cloche with the little birdies... perfect for summer vignette. The beauty of Rose Chintz china is so pretty, classy and timeless! loved those gorgeous rose display in the crystal and the vase... looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us. Hope the weather clears up for you so that you can do more beach combing. Enjoy your vacation!~Poppy

Wanda Lee said...

Hello dearest Sandi,

I am delighted that you are still enjoying you vacation with your hubby and finding treasures;(even if the weather does not always cooperate)!..,

What a delightful array of pretties and cloches as well! Such a lovely tea party as always!

Thanks for joining us for TTTT as well as for my 92nd, 'Tuesday Tea For Two".

Blessings and hugs from Wanda Lee

P.S. ~ Please pray for dear Pam of, 'Breath Of Fresh Air', blog as she has so much on her plate and I'm concerned that I haven't heard from her in quite awhile!..,

P.P.S. ~ Also dear Sandi, I'm back to being almost unbearably itchy and just found out that I'm still severely anemic,(even more so then two years ago). Many thanks and I pray for you as well my friend!

Chubby N Chieque said...

OMG... this is the most beautiful settings I have seen.

Love all your treasures...

Have happy mid-week.

Greetings from Stockholm & don't forget to join my & Marty's giveaways.



Thank you so much for hosting this fun party too. I love your tea set, it is gorgoeus! Your dishes are wonderful! Beautiful pics, I enjoyed looking at this table. I had a little trouble trying to comment at times, so I'm sorry I'm so late answering back. Love, FABBY

Bella said...

Hi Sandi,
I love seeing all your pretty tea things and yummy treats! I loved the cloche within a cloch:-))
At least Lady Madonna is a good song! Isn't it the worst when a bad song is stuck in your head... hah:-))

Trish @ Lily-Rose Cottage said...

Well it's all just gorgeous, Sandi!
I think the wire cloche looks so much prettier painted white.
All your chintz ware is beautiful!
Impossible to pick a favourite piece - but that butter cloche comes very close :-)
Hope the weather comes good for you, dear friend.
Thank you for adding such loveliness to our LACE party!
Still praying..
love in Jesus..

Kathy said...

Lovely! Came back by for another visit and to thank you for sharing this Delightsome post with A Return to Loveliness!
God Bless,

Lady Linda said...

You're so very creative and provide us with such eye candy. Thank you.
Lady Linda

Barb said...

Hi Sandi,
Your china is beautiful.I like what you do with your cloches.I've always called them 'domes'. I think 'cloche' is a much nicer name.

God Bless
Barb from Australia

Donna said...

Hi Sandi, Thanks so much for hosting such a lovely tea party! Your rose chintz china is really exquisite. I too love roses--lots of them! And I never knew what a 'cloche' was. So now, I'm a little better informed thanks to you. :) Your pictures are just so pretty!

Thanks for joining my tea party. Wow-I barely squeaked in! Got a little stowaway here and I think we may keep her. It's a stray German shepherd puppy and she's needing a LOT of care. I forget how much they need! :o)


Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Everything looks so gorgeous, as always. I really love the cloche. Lovely post.

Jocelyn @

Liz said...

Hi Sandy,
Thanks for telling me about Tea Time Tuesday. If it is okay with you, I will add your link for this Tuesday? I would love to join in. :)

Your setting is so lovely and I love the wire cloche painted blue. It is darling. Is the little milk glass pedestal old? It is so sweet. :) I hope you have a great week! :)


web filter said...

I really impressed with your collection, Well, I have also Cranberry Apple, Chai, and Rooibos tea tucked into Rose Chintz teacups along with one of my lotus flower.
Your arrangement is superb and looks very pretty sitting under a cloche.

GWENNY said...

I love your bird wire cloche, in either color. Your flower design on your teaset is really lovely.

Lady of the Woods said...

Thank you for visiting me and leaving your delightful comment. I did come to see you and I don't know how I missed this one from Marty's cloche party but I adore all of your too! So much to love LOL....especially the little cloche under the cloche, and the colorful tea cup? how DO people come up with these things? Thank you for these smiles today, lady

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