Crosses and Bibles Cloche Vignette

I have picked up a few more small Bibles and cross necklaces recently to add to my collections.

I have never tried books under my cloche so I decided to try the Bibles. Here's what happened:

I liked the look, so I added an old Rosary to the cloche knob.

Also added a larger Bible that would not fit under the cloche, an oil lamp, an old pair of family eyeglasses, and a famous, vintage portrait of Jesus.

Cloche photography is kind of like framed glass photography, glare everywhere.

A couple of vintage crosses are placed in front.

A new cloche vignette featuring my small Bible collection and three of my crosses.


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  1. That is a beautiful display. I want one of those cloches too but they are an arm and a leg nowadays. Maybe someday I'll find one at a sale. I love your Bibles and crosses and the rosary hanging from the top of the cloche really sets it off and of course the picture of Jesus. I remember that picture from when I was little. I wish you'd come to my house! LOL!

  2. Carlene, I love your display of bibles and crosses. What an ingenious idea to dispay the small ones under your cloche. Would you believe that I do not even own a cloche? I guess all bloggers need one!

  3. Love what you did Carlene! Beautiful display, and I love the print too. Beautiful!!

  4. Beautiful displays. I would love to have a cloche. I saw some lovely ones last year (before Christmas) at Home Goods, great prices as well! I had my mind on my gift list, felt I should stick with it and not be buying for myself. I could just kick myself. I look every time I'm in the store now, but alas, no cloches so far.
    After seeing what you have done with your's, Bet I don't let one pass me by again! lol
    Hugs, Maki

  5. Lovely vignette! I still don't own a cloche...what's wrong with me?!!!

  6. Very sweet vignette. I've never tried books before either, but I like the idea of using the old Bibles.

    Jocelyn @

  7. Carlene,

    I LOVE your use of your large glass cloche! It's AWESOME - those old Bibles and religious books have such a neat look to them, too.

    And I love your two cross necklaces and your black beaded Rosary - just beautiful!

  8. I love your collection of Bibles under a large cloche. The Rosary with the cross looks beautiful hanging on the outside. Very nice!!
    Mary Alice

  9. I love cloches and I love old Bibles... so I double love your post! Penny

  10. The bibles under glass are eight kinds of wonderful. I collect rosaries too.

  11. Oh this is such a beautiful vignette. I love it. The bibles under the cloche are wonderful and the Rosary is perfect. I love the whole vignette, the lamp, spectacles and the larger bible, stunning. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

  12. Hi Carlene!
    Your bibles under glass look great and I love the rosary addition.

  13. That is such a wonderful sight. You just keep finding new ways to amaze!

  14. I love your cloche, it's so lovely with the bibles and the Rosary addition, beautiful! I actually bought a medium size cloche resently thinking my Spanish colonial Virgin Marry would fit inside, but her crown didn't let it and than the others were to big for the statue. HAPPY CLOCHE PARTY!

  15. Hi Carlene,
    I'm new to your blog and it is darling! I love this vignette! I have several little old bibles and never thought to stand them like this under the cloche. Very smart. Thanks for sharing! :)


  16. Hi Carlene! OH, how lovely! I love the little olden Bibles you've used. What a lovely display! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  17. I really like this, it's great, nice job!


  18. Carlene,

    Your vignette is beautiful. I have the same picture of Jesus that previously belonged to my MIL.

    Thanks for sharing.

  19. How lovely! The Bibles are beautiful in the cloche and I just adore the spectacles....~Happy Cloche Party~
    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  20. This is a lovely and very special vignette!

    Susan and Bentley

  21. Beautiful. My Aunt had that picture of Jesus (we had the more modern kind). It all looks so elegant together.

  22. Such a lovely vignette with the bibles and crosses.

    Visiting from You're Gonna Love It Tuesday.

  23. Hi Carlene,
    This is my first time to visit and I really enjoyed it. Loved your Bible vignette, it is really neat..............and just so encouraging and refreshing to see someone make them a focal point cause after all He should be a focal

    Have a lovely week hon,
    Blessings, Nellie

  24. I love this collection and how you have it displayed! Thanks for sharing; p.s. I found your post via the Nifty Thrifty Tuesday party at Coastal Charm! :) Nice to meet you, and God Bless!

  25. So pretty! I've got to get me some cloches! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  26. Sure makes a pretty way to put these on display! And keeps the protected until you use them! How neat!

  27. I really like the way the cloche looks. I may try that! Good job for thinking out of the box.

  28. Very pretty and a great idea! I am hosting a Giveaway where you can win a 50 dollar gift card to the store HomeGoods. It would be great if you drop by My Dream Canvas :)

  29. Such a beautiful display! I love the bibles in the cloche. Added the rosary makes it perfect! Thanks so much for linking this up at the party!


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