Dear sweet Marty, author of
is hosting a Summer Cloche Party!
She says apothecary jars also qualify so I'm including
my faux lemon filled one, with two skeleton keys from my
childhood home & a tiny little tassel on top.
A matching cookbook
(remember I told you I try to color coordinate them?) &
little vintage planter sit nearby.
(I'm rooting those basil & mint clippings to share with neighbors)
I'm not very talented at creating lovely vignettes like some people
but I keep looking at other blogs & learning from them.
This little grouping is on the family room coffee table
just in front of the fireplace.
The book is one of my husbands ANCIENT medical texts.
The idea for rolling the sheet music came from Sue at
Those are my father's song sheets...he sang in our church choir
all the years I was growing up & even sang the
Ave Maria for my daughter's wedding.
There were people who wanted him to "go professional" but he declined.
After he retired, he sang for funerals held
during the daytime at our church, too.
My granddaughter, Ms. C. does NOT like to see this bird under the glass!
It upsets her to think he's captured & "can't breathe" under there.
She is very sensitive & although she knows its artificial,
it bothers her, just the same.
I have another little faux nest with eggs
under glass on a side table in the same room.
As a nurse, I caution you to NEVER bring a nest that you've found outside into your home.
You can pick up Histoplasmosis, a respiratory disease that may be fatal.
It results from a fungus growing in dried bird droppings.
You can also get Cryptococcosis which is caused by yeast
found in the intestinal tract of pigeons and starlings.
The illness often begins as a pulmonary disease and
may later affect the central nervous system.
There is also the risk of E.coli. Cattle carry E. coli.
When birds peck on cow manure, the E. coli go right
through the birds and the bird droppings.
Please go to Michaels or JoAnn's & PURCHASE faux nests for your decorating needs?
I added a satin ribbon & a tiny feather, too.
It holds Ms. C's special stash of her favorite candies.
Strangely enough, she is the only grandchild who will
lift the lid to nibble on these.
Her brothers know they are there, but they don't
bother with them.
I have some cheese under glass out in the gazebo
to share with you later in the week.
Please come back to see the entire tablescape then?
Thanks for visiting The Gazebo House today &
be sure to stop by Marty's place to see
all the other wonderful cloches!