~Crocks & Cloches~


This post continues the rural theme of previous posts, this week. 

I am linking to Laurie’s Saturday Favorites

favorite things saturday



Marty’s Summer Cloche Party


Crocks have been a favorite for many years.

Another favorite can be seen on the wall in the background. 


Sara Tetley’s Bench at Orange Cottage~

I recently purchased 4 other prints, by Sara Tetley, for the lake condo master bedroom makeover. 

Sara’s Two Boats hangs on the window of the shutter/window wall arrangement in the dining area of the condo living room. 

I am a huge fan of her beautiful work.



Roosters, chickens and cloches are also favorites.

The large cloche and stand are from All About Home, a local shop.

The rooster and hen, from Home Goods.


A blue green crock, handmade by a North Carolina artisan, sits under a chicken wire cloche.  The crock was a gift from Jeanne, of Backyard Neighbor, when she and her husband visited Missouri in 2009.

Crocks are a special favorite of mine.



A bird on branch in iron, under a cloche, etched with branches. 

Cloche and stand are from Nell Hill’s Briarcliff.



J’s blood test results were reported, yesterday. Coumadin is increased; another test in two weeks. It will work itself out, eventually. 

Thanks so much for your support!

Enjoy your weekend!

(I am not compensated for mention of products)


Stephanie said...

Beautiful! I love your home! There is something great no matter where you look. And I am so glad the lotion is working for you!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Wow, some wonderful cloches...I love the chicken wire ...

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Pat, I recognized the cloche and small bird from Nell Hill's. She has such lovely things. I love all your crocks with wonderful tray.. As always... gorgeous !! hugs ~lynne~

thestonerabbit said...

Love your vignettes, Pat! I have the wire cloche (purchased at NHill's-Briar Cliff when Jeanne was here last summer!). I love the glass one you purchased there as well....the etching on it is a great touch!

Hope you're staying cool...we received rain last night and the temps are a teeny bit cooler, but the HUMIDITY is horrible!

L, Dana

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Oh...the cloches are perfect. I love how they are simple and so unique. You have a wonderful crock collection.

Nancy's Notes said...

Pat, those are just great cloches, each one was great! I love roosters too, they add such charm, don't they?

Hope your husband gets his meds regulated, it's a tough one to regulate.


Susie Q said...

Always a treat to visit your home sweet Pat!!

Susie Q said...

Always a treat to visit your home sweet Pat!!

Manuela@TPOH said...

LOVE the bird on the iron branch! Lovely cloches!


laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Pat, have you had that iron bird on a branch for a long time? I love that, and the etched cloche is perfect for it. Your chicken wire cloche is so unique, and of course, your collection of crocks is wonderful. I'm so glad you'll be linking this to Fav. Things Sat. laurie

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh My such wonderful sweet reminded me of the Cloche Party over at Marty's A Stroll Through Life!! Thank you SO much.
Not that I have any great cloches...I just like to be where the action is. LOL

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Very pretty! You have some wonderful crocks. Hoping things go well with J.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty, I really like the cloche with the iron bird on the branch!

Nancy said...

Oh Shoot Pat! I've got to find me a chicken wire cloche!!! I love them all! That wire cloche is so adorable!

PS...I hope you don't mind, but I re-made my blog header this week...after seeing yours...I just fell in LOVE with your header and had to have one similar...Nancy

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Just lovely ! I have chickens and roosters too...they are always a favorite.

Olive Cooper said...

The etched cloche is simply stunning as are your photos.


Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

So happy to hear that J's Coumadin issue is being worked out. Best of luck for it being all worked out, soon.

Gentle hugs...

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Pat, The cloches and the crocks are wonderful. You always have the prettiest vignettes.
Hugs, Sherry

xinex said...

I love the picture and I love all your cloches, Pat. you have treasures in them. Love your crocks too and vignettes you created. ...Christine

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Oh Pat as always I adore everything you do! The crocks and cloches are just beautiful!


Bonnie said...

I love all your cloches and your crocks. The vignettes are all lovely.

Hope you get everything worked out with your husbands medicines.

Shelia said...

Hi Dear Pat! Oh, I'm loving your cloches and crocks! You have the most beautiful things! I love the one with the Rooster and Chicken underneath! LOL Your crocks are so nice too!
That little bird from Nell Hills is adorable!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful, Pat! I especially love your last one. Funny thing, last night I was just looking through all the Nell Hill books I recently got. The pictures are great eye candy!

~CC Catherine said...

Hi Pat! It's been a while since I've got to play on Cloche Party Day! :) I adore the little iron bird on that branch.....and I also love roosters! Your home is lovely, as always! Happy Weekend!

Sandra said...

Wow Wow! I love your cloches! Especially the one with the rooster inside of it! I think everything looks wonderful. Thank you for sharing with us.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love your cloches! Sure hope they can get J's meds regulated.
Hsve a great weekend.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

All beautiful! The cloche designs are really nice! Your camera takes wonderful pictures of the glass! The best I've seen yet!

You have so many pretty things!

Blessings to J!


Kathysue said...

Pat I am convinced that everything you touch turns to beauty. I love everything you do. It always is just the right touch for your already lovely home. I can only imagine how much your friends love visiting you there. Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by my blog. Glad you like the herb pots. Herbs will be fine near a window you should try them I am sure you can make them grow and the pop of live green is fun and great fragrance and handy for cooking, Kathysue

Kathy said...

Hi Pat.
I'm not familiar with Sara Tetleys work...but I love it!
I'll have to keep my eyes posted.
Your crock collection is a beauty.
Loved catching up this evening on your gorgeous photos.
Have a great weekend sweetie.
xoxo~kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

W.C.Camp said...

I am not sure what you have against that poor Rooster, Bird, and those straws? Why must you keep them covered up in domes all of the time? Pretty shots as always. W.C.C.

Cindy Rand said...

I love your cloche collection. The wire cloche is so unique! Love it!
Thanks for sharing!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Pat, I'm new to your blog.... Came here from Bill's blog--when he mentioned you as having great photos... AND --he is correct!!!!

I am enjoying your blog so much... Beautiful choches.

Check out my blog if you have a chance. Hubby and I are retired ---and grow Roses (along with lots of other flowers). We also love to hike (find waterfalls), and I love backyard birds....

Thanks for allowing me to visit.. I do have a question... How did you set up your "contact me" gadget on your sidebar?


Barb~Bella Vista said...

Just gorgeous, Pat. Love your photography!!

Barb ♥

Mimi said...

Pat, love all your cloches, especially the chicken wire one, but the crockery makes my heart skip a beat!

Sue said...

Pat, You never cease to amaze me with your photography skills and all of your lovely accessories! You are inspiring me to pull out all of my stoneware crocks and pots that I bought 20 years ago... Love the added color of the straws in the wire cloche and the beautiful bird in the pedestal stand cloche.
hugs, Sue

Re: the J's coumadin- Mr. S's INR count has been really low for months. The dr. finally upped him to 17.5 mg. per day.
That seems like a lot, but he is finally at an acceptable INR level!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I absolutely love all of your crocks. They are stunning and so pretty displayed together. The wire cloche is perfect over the green one in your vignette. The grecian pedestal that you have the rooster on is so pretty and what a great display. Of course you know how much I love your iron bird on the branch. Gorgeous and when you put it under your cloche, it is fabulous. Gorgeous displays. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Painter's Place said...

Love your crocks and the wire cloche. Everything is always lovely at your house!!

imaginationlane said...

Your home is simply charming, and your photo of it are stunning! I spent lots of time looking around, and have to say that the simple bird-on-a-branch under glass is my favourite presentation, Just beautiful.

Thank you for having me in to visit...


Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I share your love of crocks. I have all my cutlery in various ones on the counter. I love those prints! I shall have to check the artist out.

Dana and Daisy said...

I remember when you said you loved crocks and were going to start decorating with them again, even if "they" say it's passe. They are gorgeous!

I love the little print. Can't wait to see what you so at the condo, looks like a little brighter color theme than you usually have!

Sorry to hear about J. chin up! Love, Dana

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

You have such a touch~ another friday's favorite.

Debra from Bungalow said...

I just love the bird on the iron branch, it's so sweet. I have a bunch of old crocks in the I'm thinking of a place to display them....LOL

Ana said...

What a nice collection of crocks you have and all your cloche displays are very the last one with the little bird on the branch. Thanks for sharing.


someplace in thyme said...

The second I clicked on your blog, I felt I knew you from someplace, but for the life of me, I can't place it. Soooo, I did the next best thing and became a follower. We have much in common. I love crocks and the ones I have picked up on the east coast are my favorites. I also collect roosters, so seeing your cloche and the roosters was icing on the cake for me. Just beautiful, Char

Lynn said...

Your whole blog is classy.

Sailing Simply said...

I love ALL your cloches! So nice! I really love the crock w/the straws in the wire cloche best! Thanks for stopping by!

CHERI said...

Your blog and your design style continue to amaze me! Hope J gets all well very soon.

dogsmom said...

I came over from the cloche party but see there is so much more to look at.
Don't mind me as I wander around.
So many lovely displays to take in.

Purnima@a creative project said...

Stunning.. breathtaking and very inspirational!!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Fabulous and Beautiful ~ thanks for sharing all of your lovely collections with us! I especially like the crocks. Blessings from one MO girl to another. ~ Katie

Suzy said...

Beautiful post and I especially love the crocks. My mom has a couple of extra large ones that I've always coveted.

Sarah said...

Beautiful photos and the one of the crocks on the tray is my favorite. ~ Sarah

Rachel said...

OMG- I love the wire one! I am seeing such a trend with them and am starting to get an itch to go buy one of my own!!!!
Thanks for sharing!

Shannon said...

Such a beautiful blog! Keep up the good work!

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Love your pictures! Thank you for sharing!
Have a good night!

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Love this! Love chickens, birds!
Great pictures!!!

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Pat,

I love the little bird from Nell Hills, it is adorable. Love all your crocks too.

You and your husband continue to be in my prayers.

~ Tracy