Thursday, December 3, 2009

A Snow Queen Angel for Marty's Cloche Party

Our sweet friend, Marty is hosting another cloche party. I don't exactly have any cloches around my house, but I really wanted to join in the fun of Marty's party. Last time I fudged a little and used my petite cupcake stand with dome. I had no idea what to share this time around until Monday when I was visiting Julie Marie @ Idyllhours for Vintage Christmas Monday. Julie Marie shared her collection of vintage Putz houses and villages. In one of her little vignettes was a Snow Queen piece. BINGO! I suddenly realized that I have one just like it among my Christmas decorations. So I unpacked this little treasure to share today.

This is not a vintage piece. Julie Marie said she received hers as a gift from her sister. My little Snow Queen Angel was a gift from my sweet friend, Susan. You met her here in October when I spotlighted her home on tour for Halloween decorations.

The Snow Queen Angel has a glass skirt in which there is the precious little scene above.

The snowman sits on the snowy landscape among little evergreen trees covered with snow.

He has the sweetest little grin and carrot nose.

The little Snow Queen Angel has rosy cheeks, golden wings, and a crown of gold. Her dress is trimmed in golden hearts with a beautiful "diamond" encrusted waist. Her sweet little angelic face warms my heart each time I pass her way.

Artist Nicol Sayre created this charmer in 2007. She sits upon a box covered in vintage sheet music. I think she qualifies as a beautiful cloche. What do you think?

Deana @ Alchemy fine Living has recently posted about the Pay It Forward gift that she received from me. Deana owns a store that sells a unique blend of antiques and vintage home decor items. She is always sharing a great design idea or a fabulous makeover of a vintage item. Deana is one talented lady! If you would like to play the game, hurry on over to Deana's. The first three to respond who have a personal blog will receive a PIF gift from Deana.

If you want to participate in Vintage Christmas Monday click on the link on my sidebar.

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Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life. Thank you Marty for hosting this fun event again.


The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.


  1. Hi Sarah,
    I love it! And how cute is the little snowman? What a precious little piece. Thank you so much for sharing. Have a wonderful evening dear friend. Until next time.


  2. That is a very pretty and unusual glass cloche skirted doll, Sarah. Love it!...Christine

  3. Sarah this is a beautiful cloche display and I love the details you have provided to tell its special story.

    I improvised with my cloche too! Am so glad I participated though-I have had so much fun!

    Best wishes, Natasha.

  4. Hi Sarah,
    What a sweet little snow queen, just perfect for a cloche party I would think.

  5. Good Morning Sarah,

    I have never seen anything like that! It is very pretty and YES, I think that qualifies as a cloche. Thanks for sharing it with us. You have so many unusual treasures and I get great pleasure in reading about them!

    Have a great weekend.

  6. Sarah, that is the perfect little cloche, and isn't the Snow Queen a festive lass. Love the fact that her skirt is the cloche that houses that adorable little snowman!

    Somehow, I didn't know about the cloche party and am afraid I'll have to miss it this year. I am tied up with workmen today. Just trying to do my blog rounds ahead of the "men." ;-)

    Love your ornament, and you have a mighty sweet friend to gift you with it!


    Sheila :-)

  7. Let me clarify, I didn't know about the cloche party till I read Debbie's post! LOL! I hope to catch it next year. :-)

  8. Sweet piece Sarah, love seeing what you come up with.

  9. Hi Sara, First of all you have shared something so beautifully unusual in your cloche. From the top of the angel head to the bottom of the musical "toes" it is amazing. I have never seen anything like it before! And the little scene inside the cloche is sweet.
    Now I am on the look-out for a cloce that is like yours. Love it!

  10. Morning, Sara! Oh how precious. Your little Snow Queen and snowman do look vintage and they are both you cute. Love how you've displayed them.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia :)

  11. Sarah, she is so beautiful. I love special little treasures like this.

    I don't have a cloche, either. But, I love the wonderful looks everyone creates with them.

  12. How pretty! And yes, it qualifies as a cloche. :)

  13. Sarah, your snow queen is stunning. I love her and she is so beautifully dressed and looks fabulous with her crown, and then the snowman and snow covered trees inside is just precious. What a fabulous piece to have. Thank you so much for joining the party, this is lovely. Hugs, Marty

  14. Sarah,
    This is so sweet! I love that it really loooks like it is snowing in your cloche! Beautiful angel...
    Dee Dee

  15. Oh, how unique! I've never seen anything like this before, it's great! Thanks for sharing!

    I used a few of my Nativity collection under cloches for the cloche party! Come see!


  16. Sarah, your snow people cloches look Christmasy.

  17. How lovely. Your snow angel is just beautiful

  18. Hi, sarah, thank you for stopping by! Your cloches are so pretty & festive. I love this time of year & it's so much fun to see how everyone else decorates for Christmas. Please come back & visit!

  19. Hi Sarah, I just love your little snow queen. She is perfect for this post and adorable for the Holidays. I love your post on the pink stocking from your childhood. It is just gorgeous and you have kept it in pristine condition!! And what a sweet tradition you and your husband have, I love it!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  20. Sarah, I would say that the queen creation by Nicole Sayre is definately a cloche. I remember carrying her that year in my shop.
    Isn't she beautiful! Thanks for the walk done memory lane.

  21. Sarah, Your snow queen is just perfect! It's been so much fun seeing what people come with for this party!


  22. Oh Sarah, how did I miss this precious snow queen? She is so unique and magical! I love her, and yes, I do think that is a very special cloche! laurie


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