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Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Giveaway Winner is...

Congratulations Rosemary of
You are lucky number 73 generated by the True Random Generator

Fabulous people, please pass by Roses Petite Maison and congratulate her on winning Ivy & Elephants' first ever giveaway.

Rosemary will be receiving a beautiful upcycled vintage bottle designed by the loving and creative hands of Patti.
Rosemary, we will be emailing you today for your information on where to ship your fabulous vintage bottle.

We want to thank all of you for helping us celebrate two months of Ivy & Elephants in blogland by submitting 83 wonderful comments by midnight last night to our giveaway and making this so much fun! 

So why are we Ivy & Elephants you ask? Some of you were actually correct. We are indeed sorority girls. Patti is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA). The ivy leaf is a symbol of the sororities strength and endurance. 

Paula is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated (Delta). One of the founders of the sorority was a collector of elephants so Deltas are also known for the vast collections of beautiful elephants. 

Stay tuned for tomorrow's post:
"Ebony and Ivory live together in perfect harmony", as the song goes. Stop by tomorrow to see how we do it.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Ivy & Elephants Giveaway

Sunday, July 31st, will mark two months since the launch of Ivy & Elephants. These two months have been so much fun. We have met so many wonderful new friends, from around the world, along the way. So now it's high time we gave back. So throw your name in the hat and get a chance to win one of Patti's upcycled bottle creations.

There are 6 ways to enter!

1) Leave us a comment on why you think that we chose the name Ivy & Elephants for the title of our blog. 
2) If you are already a follower, leave us a comment indicating that you are a current follower. 
3) Become a follower and leave us a comment indicating that you are a new follower.
4) Post our giveaway on your blog linking it back to us and leave us a comment indicating that you did.
5) Follow us on Twitter and leave us a comment indicating that you did.
6) "Like" us on Facebook and leave us a comment indicating that you did.
Remember to leave a separate comment for each cool task in order to increase your odds of winning.  We will be using a Random  Generator to choose the winner We will be announcing our winner on Sunday, July 31st. Grab our giveaway button, on the right side of this post, to share with friends. Good Luck and Thank you for a wonderful two months!

This week we are partying with the following fabulous folks:

Made By You Monday
Twice Owned Tuesday
Glitter Link Party
Sisters of The Wild West
Dittle Dattle
Boogie Board Cottage
Making the World Cuter
It's So Very Cheri
Pink Hippo Party
Making Monday Marvelous
I Made It Monday
More The Merrier Monday
Inspire Me Monday
Market Yourself Monday
Anything Related
Pajama Party
Weekly Linking Party
Craft Link Party

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Cloche Encounters

 This week is all about the cloche! (There’s a big party don’t cha know!) It’s been a blast running around putting everything under glass. 

 I placed a couple of bathing beauties, strings of pearls, seashells, and a whole lotta bling as the base. And what beauty would be caught dead without a mirror?

 Next step, a topper. This is the key and beaded tassel from my secretary, and inside a gorgeous ivory finial from my lamp. (Looks like stalactite dripping from a cave ceiling, right?)

 I’m calling this one the siren's cave. I love how the beads cascading down look like seaweed. Watch out Little Mermaid!

 This little angel is cute as is. I just draped some pearls around him and plopped on the cloche. Cute!

 This is a French cloche called a Globe de Mariée. A bride would have one made upon her marriage. To see others click here

 This one includes the original orange blossom headdress.

 I had so much fun making the first cloche that I just had to try my hand at it again. I really wanted to think outside the box on this one. I used an old glass magnifier,

 A lovely pressed glass ashtray,

 Hmm… what to magnify? Why of course! This pretty little Georgian lover’s eye pin! 

 These were jewels that could be worn without revealing the lover’s identity. Romantic, huh? Voilà! I love it! 

 Until next time, I’ve got my eye on you. 

While we’ve got our eyes wide open let’s peek in at Paula’s and see what’s under her cloche.


First up is my elephant and roses cloche. Cloches, bell jars, and glass domes are a perfect way to highlight an object of your fancy. I just love porcelains. Porcelains with roses are one of my favorites.  

This vintage coffee pot from India is small enough to display in a cloche. I like to rotate my vintage import pieces giving each piece an opportunity to debut.

My favorite type of ironstone is Red Cliff. My favorite of the red cliff are the ones with the little grapes. This little Tureen was a bargain buy without its ladle. 

Have you ever seen these small dessert cloches and wondered "What can I put in there?" Well the answer is pretty much anything small. Patti and I were visiting a local orchid nursery and they were selling this orchid, from Thailand, in a painted wooden container. Can you believe that that orchid is soap? 

Here is another porcelain piece with roses on the front. I can't wait to show you the rest of the porcelain collection. 

 Thank you for joining us for our cloche encounters, we will be linking to the following blogs:

Masterpiece Monday @
Amaze Me Monday @
Show Off Your Cottage Monday @
Wow Us Wednesday @
Share the Love Wednesday @
French Inspiration Thursday @
Club G.W. @
Thrifty Thursday@
Open House Party Thursdays @
Pearls and Lace Thursdays @
Vintage ThingieThursday @
Vintage Inspiration Friday @
Inspiration Friday @
Fridays Unfolded @
Feathered Nest Friday @
Home Sweet Home @
Thrifty Things Friday @
Show and Tell Friday @

Patti & Paula

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