Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Coffee Table Cloches for Summer

(I now return you back to summer after
 accidentally reposting ~ Christmas Counters)
I'm displaying a few of my shell-finds under 
large cloches on the coffee table in the family room.
I'm using the straw plate chargers as the base.
 I'm thinking Tommy Bahama. 
I found these large conch shells on beach vacations.
I displayed one shell on a votive stand.  
I saved the stand after I broke the votive.
I found the shell ball at Marshalls.
A pillar candle is nestled in shells in a
 glass hurricane. 
That's the only kind of hurricane we like here in
 South Florida!
It gives a nice glow in the evening while we watch  TV.


  1. Hi Rita! I love your vignette. I just knew that was a candle stand. What a great idea. I love the way you used the plate chargers too. It's so summery! I've saved it to my idea file :) Have a great week.


  2. Hi Rita and what a pretty cloche set up you've put together! Lovely shells always look beautiful.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. Lovely shell cloche vignette! I learned from this post not to ever get rid of something that may come in handy someday. Thanks for the tip!

  4. Rita, I agree that's the best kind of hurricane. ;-)
    Lovely vignettes with your cloches. Great idea to use the chargers.

  5. Great cloche designs for your shells! We are in FL too, I agree about the hurricane!


  6. I love that you used shells in your cloches! Using the rattan chargers as bases really adds a lot to the whole look; great idea.

    The whole vignette is just stunning!

  7. Love your post ... the chargers make a great base. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Well, we thought alike using the shells. The chargers...now that is clever!

  9. Love the shells in your cloches!

  10. Oh, Rita, I just love all your cloches and cloche displays...yeah, very summery with those beautiful shells you've picked at the beach...my goodness, what beach has such lovely shells?! Love, FABBY

  11. Love the straw plates under your cloches-so summery looking. I may have to go change mine out!

  12. Your shell collection is stunning and I love the display stands that you have them on. So beautiful under the cloches. Beautiful vignette. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

  13. 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.

  14. Your vignettes is absolutely pretty. Simply the best.

    DOn't forget to join Marty's and my giveaways.

    Happy TTT.

  15. I love all the beautiful shells you used.