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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Cloche, Clocks, Pumpkins

I have been fiddling with my two white pumpkins.
I have sold the remaining stash of fall items.
The orange has left the building.

Joe and I picked up this cloche with some gift cards we had.
You know I needed another cloche.

Forgive my blurry images please.
 It began raining the very minute I started taking

 This may be my only nod to fall. 
However I am into vintage clocks. 
Now I have those two under the glass.
You know I need a few more.

The creamer is part of my collection of Old Britain Castles transferware.
I have collected twenty pieces thus far.
 I found two pieces last weekend.

Do you "get" the thrill of the hunt?

Tell me what you are hunting for.

CC has written a second post on her South Korean Journey Blog. 
She, Joe, and I enjoyed your comments on her first post.
I placed a link to her blog on my sidebar.

Linking@Be Inspired

joy and peace


  1. Olive congrats on adding to more pieces to your collection. Yes I love the hunt:)

  2. It's always fun when you find something you've been looking weakness is vintage Christmas goodies...

  3. Love your Autumn arrangement Olive and your new cloche... and that creamer is beautiful!... yes, I "get" the thrill of the hunt... I am currently on the hunt for vintage plaid wool blankets, Pendleton or otherwise... xoxo Julie Marie

  4. Oh dear ...yes, I love the hunt...and look for ANYTHING that will make my heart beat fast!!
    Beautiful old fabrics are some of my favorites.......

  5. I wish I could come up with some cloche ideas! This is cute. I love old clocks, too, but I'm not much of a "collections" person, I just have such a small home. I downsized fall last year and felt a little guilty about the things I had paid good money for. I am thinking of giving my daughter most of it.

    I hope CC is doing well. Does she have a follow button yet?


  6. These white pumpkins are floating my boat. I've gotta find some fast.
    Headed over to check out CC's latest adventure.

  7. I'm always on the hunt! It's always kind of random with fact, I've started keeping a list to keep me more focused. Old Britain Castles has long been on my list. Bought my first plate probably 15 years ago.

  8. Old Britain Castles, my all time favorite china pattern!! LOVE the wonderful little creamer!, and if you miss the orange, come on over! xoxo

  9. Love the vignette of the two clocks in the cloche. I am beginning to like the simplicity of creamy white for fall.

  10. I really like the clocks in the cloche....And where you placed the pumpkins as well. It all looks like something out of a magazine. And I totally GET the hunt. I LIVE the "hunt."


  11. Clocks are sort of addictive aren't they. I'm not sure I could do without my gaudy orange for fall. It's the only time of year that I like orange. Can't stand it any other time! Off to check out CC's post.

  12. I've had both those clocks in my lifetime. I still have my big silver Big Ben I took to college. It was vintage at the time; my uncle tuned it up and gave it to me.

  13. Olive, this is a beautiful vignette!! Love the vintage clocks under the cloche. Such a pretty creamer. And the white pumpkins don't overwhelm.
    Mary Alice

  14. Yes, I absolutely love the thrill of the hunt. If you don't, why bother? :) At the moment, I'm hunting for more pieces to add to my sterling silver place settings. I have six settings - five pieces each (I think) that my mom gave me when I married. They were purchased in Japan in the early sixties. The pattern is Prelude by International - small flowers on the ends of each piece - frilly, but not too much.

  15. Olive, I love the creamer. I like old clocks too. I only have one. Cloches look fragile, I may have to stick with those made of wire. Glad you are hearing from CC. Blessings to all. xoxo,Susie

  16. I don't do any fall decorating except I do get a large Longenburger basket out
    I like your big cloche and you can put besides your vintage clocks all kind of treasures under it year round every season

  17. I always love cloches and find it interesting to see how others use them. Love your vignette.

  18. So the clocks under the cloche :o) Have a great weekend!

  19. Once again, you've done the perfect arrangement! My aunt had one of those clocks and it brought a smile to my face to see it once again.

  20. I love cloches and have quite a few myself. I have glass ones and wire ones. I like how you displayed clocks under yours. I'll have to go check out CC's latest blog post now!

  21. I love cloches, but my husband hates them! Have no idea why...maybe because at one time I had so many and practically everything in this house was under glass. I used to tease him that I was going to put his head under glass, lol. Vintage clocks are great, but I have a hard time finding them. Oh, I've seen a few here and there, but the prices were outrageous. Won't stop looking though - I'm very much into the thrill of the hunt, too! Going to check out CC's blog again...

  22. The transfer ware is so pretty. I love patterns like that that almost tell a story. What did we ever do before white pumpkins? And the beautiful greenish blue ones?

    I am always on the lookout for old Italian fish china or Spode but never find them at Goodwill, which is where I shop now! And after being married as long as we have, I have stopped buying much except for linens. I can always find room for fabric!

  23. Hi there Olive. I know how you love your cloches! I liked your comment that the orange pumpkin had left the house - a bit like Elvis!! I picked up six beautiful little glasses in a charity shop recently for the princely sum of £4.99 - bargain!
    Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog about Kelly. I was so sorry to hear about your uncle. There seems to be so much of this awful cancer around these days. Take care my friend.

  24. Very pretty vignette, Olive! I love the cloche. I've gone very simple with my Fall decorating this year, too.

  25. I miss being able to buy your stuff. Just so sad that you are no longer around. I now looking for vintage clocks too, even if they don't work. So if you find some that you want to disregard, please give me a call. Love the vignette. You only get better.


I adore your comments. They are like finding unexpected chocolates. olive