Hymn of Promise

In the bulb there is a flower; in the seed, an apple tree; in cocoons, a hidden promise; butterflies will soon be free! In the cold and snow of winter there's a spring that waits to be, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

There's a song in every silence, seeking word and melody; there's a dawn in every darkness, bringing hope to you and me. From the past will come the future; what it holds, a mystery, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

In our end is our beginning; in our time, infinity; in our doubt there is believing; in our life, eternity. In our death, a resurrection; at the last, a victory, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see. ~~ words & music by Natalie Sleeth, 1986 United Methodist Hymnal

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Marty's Hostin' a Party!

This is my first time to join Marty @ http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com/ for her wonderful cloche parties! I don't have a real cloche! I don't know where you ladies are getting yours but I've only seen a couple around here and they're expensive! But I'm gonna get in on the fun anyway! Marty is such a sweet lady and has the best blog! Be sure and go over to see everyone elses fantabulous cloches! (After you've looked over mine! of course!)

Now this is actually a covered serving dish I got at Marshall's. But I had such fun making
little Christmas vignettes under it!

This one's sort of hard to see. A golden rocking reindeer sitting on a bed of Christmas greenery!

A vintage snowman, trees and a couple of old Japan bunny figurines!
I also used the tip I got from Mary at Mary's Meanderings about using Epsom salt instead of the fake snow!

I changed the snowman out for a couple of miniature wooden santas!

This is an adorable little elf ornament I got last year at Hobby Lobby!

A silver glittered tree and one of the miniature santas. Can you see he's holding a bunny!

The one on the left is actually a music box! (I got my DH's nose in the picture!)
And the one on the right is actually a tree ornament!
Well, Thanks for stopping by and checking out my pretend cloche's! Don't forget to go over to Marty's to see many more!


  1. Laura Lu, your blog looks so festive and pretty, and your cloches are beautiful. That vintage snowman is sooo cute, and I love that stemmed cloche. laurie

  2. Just beautiful girl...I loved seeing what you did with yours....Many Blessings from my mountain to you....hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  3. Love all your cloche and creations, Laura Lu. Your blog looks so festive, love the background...Christine

  4. Your cloche vignettes are beautiful. I should be so creative. Thanks so much for sharing with us. Hope you are tolerating this colder weather more than I am!

  5. A cloche is a cloche is a cloche so yours is a cloche! What fun you had playing!! They are so cute!

    It is supposed to get to 5 below tonight- never got past 30 today- BRRRR!

  6. Laura--I love the one with the snow and trees. That is a great tip about the epsom salt for snow! My bird is a "Ross" bird--I am a Kroger girl. I just run into Schnucks for quick things. I definitley think yours qualify as cloches! I found mine at Tues. Morning (on sale) and saw some at good prices at Old Time Pottery. ps--love that reindeer!

  7. Hi Laura Lu! Did I tell you how much I love your silver Christmas tree with Santa in a heavy coat? I think that is my favorite although I love them all. I woul dlike to invite you to also see my tablescape (post before the cloche party). I think it is my favorite among all my tablescapes and I want to know what you think b/c I love your taste. Thanks....Christine

  8. Hi Laura, What a wonderful blog!!!! It is a blessing to come here and read wonderful Truth!
    Your cloches are lovely. I am especially taken with the snow in each cloche. It adds a magical feel. The santa is beautiful, all creamy and holding that dear bunny. Wonderful and crative!
    God bless you, right back at you!

  9. Hi Lauralu, What beautiful cloches. My favorite is the ornament you got from Hobby Lobby. Love the tip using epsom salt for snow. So magical.. hugs ~lynne~

  10. How is my dear friend Miss Laura Lu! You are in the right direction looking at Marshalls and the like -they are much less expensive there. Your displays are all gorgeous!

  11. Oh how beautiful are your Christmas cloches Laralu! I just adore seeing them today.

    Many Blessings, ~Melissa :)

  12. Your Christmas cloche vignettes are fabulous. I love the one with the snowman & bunny the best. And I love, love, love, the music box one and the ornament one.

  13. You've done a beautiful job on your cloche displays. Isn't this so much fun! I just loved seeing what you did.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  14. Oh Sweetie...
    Everything looks positively beautiful. I love your beautiful cloches. I love your snowman, as I collect and love snowmen. I live in Phoenix, and as we get no snow here, I find myself drawn to them. However I sure do love your Santa's also. They look old and antiqued.
    Lovin the bottle brush trees, and that little rocking reindeer is darling. So unique.

    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful cloche ideas with me today.

    I have signed up to follow your blog. I can't wait to see what you share next.

    Please stop by and let me share my cloche ideas with you. I would also be so honored if you signed up to follow my blog as well.

    Country hugs...Sherry

  15. Lauralu, the stemmed cloche is just gorgeous. I have one of those too and I couldn't come up with anything as wonderful as your displays. I love the reindeer and the santas are just wonderful. The idea of the epsom salt is such a great idea. Your musci box and christmas ornament are both just stunning. I think you did a beautiful job. I will have to borrow some of your ideas for the stemmed cloche. Thanks so much for joining the party. This is so much fun. Hugs, Marty

  16. Very sweet! Just a suggestion, but perhaps you could increase your font size? It's a little hard to read :)God bless!

  17. Love, love, love your blog...and your blog design....Too cute...Your pictures are great...Visit my holiday blog for new tree pictures and my main blog for a MIRACLE story...


Hello and God Bless! Thank you for visiting "Hidden Promise"! It's wonderful to get comments from you all! I think they are a great way to show our love, care and support of each other! Have a wonderful day! Lauralu :)