Monday, July 23, 2012

Stepping into Blogland

I have been enjoying viewing all the decor blogs for quite some time and I finally decided to join all of you. Although our new house has a small floor plan, your decorating ideas and creativity have shown me there are no limits to what you can do with a small space. The design ideas in blogland are unlike anything I have seen and I am continually inspired by all of  your projects. There is a lot of beauty in simplicity and I  will be creating craft projects that will reflect that and help me achieve that frenchy farmhouse look that I love.  I will also be sharing my design dilemmas as well as I attempt to decorate and achieve a balance in our new home. Because we live in the PNW I will also be sharing the  beauty of our scenic region. I'm not a big DIYer right now, but I do have an interest in papercrafts, vintage finds and small projects that I can transform into the french farmhouse style.

Since I have been admiring the blogs for awhile now I have learned so much. When I first saw the word cloche on a  design blog I thought they were talking about hats. Well now I know better and since this is my first post I am taking small steps. I have admired Marty's cloches and blog for some time so I have decided to join Marty @ for her cloche party.

Shells are one of my favorite things to put in cloches

Even though this pic is rather dark I really like the shadows on the cloches and from the fence reflected on the grass

I really enjoy the mini cloches

This image is a little dark but I wanted to add my bird cloche

Cloches on the windowsill. Can you tell I really like cloches?

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you will take time to leave me a comment!


  1. Oh welcome to Blogland, How fun and I am so honored you joined the party. Your cloches are lovely and your pictures are beautiful. I love the small ones too and I really love the bird and shells. Thanks again and can't wait to see more of your posts. Hugs, Marty

  2. P. S. Hope you will add the follow button either through Google Friends Connect or Networked Blogs. I would love to follow along. If you are using blogger adding Google Friends Connect is really easy, just add is as a gadget on the sidebar. Hugs, Marty

  3. Diane, I love you little bird cloche. he is the sweetest little birdie ever. Great pictures! New follower!

  4. well you stepped into blogland with a gorgeous classic in decor, the ''cloche''! And your cloches and apothecary jar ideas are absolutely beautiful! I will have to do the gilded fruit one, I happen to have some I adore....why didn't I think of it? LOL
    Welcome, and you did phenomenally well for a first post! your pics are artistic and professional looking. Marty was the first one I "followed" when I realized what blogland was as I wrote in my "Cloche" post for her party. Your world will change with the information, inspiration, and encouragement from the women of blogland! blessings, lady

  5. Hi Diane!

    Your first post is about your awesome cloches for Marty's party- how AWESOME!!!

    I didn't see any way to sign up to your blog - ?

    Well done, hope to see lots more of you!!

  6. Thanks to all of you for your sweet comments. I will stop by all your blogs and visit. I still have work to do in setting up my buttons and gadgets so I hope you will visit again. I wanted to make sure I didn't miss Marty's cloche party and I am glad you liked my pictures. I agree that blogland is going to open up my world for sure!

    Till next time,


  7. Yea you got your followers button up So glad to be the first. I will feature you as a new blogger on my review of the cloche party. Hugs, Marty

    1. Thanks Marty. I really enjoyed your cloche party and I appreciate that you're going to feature me as a new blogger. Obviously I need help in the followers department. I will be publishing a new post soon. Thanks again.

  8. Diane, your cloches are very creative! Welcome to blogland! I am your newest follower!

  9. Welcome to blogland! I have only been blogging since April, so I'm a newby too! I love your cloche post. I am now following you! Penny

  10. Your cloches are lovely. I really like the small ones!!Welcome to blogland, I am your newest follower.

  11. Thanks so much to all of you ladies for your sweet comments regarding my cloches. I really appreciate all of you following me!

  12. Welcome to blogland! I found you at Tabletop Tuesday and I think your cloches are beautiful and unique....I especially love the one with the bird in sweet :)

    I'm a new follower too :)

  13. I absolutely love your cloches on the window sill. Super creative. Welcome to blogland we are so glad to have you. Thanks for stopping by and partying with us! Hope to party with you again soon.



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