Thursday, July 7, 2011

Cloche Love

Title: possibly should read - Cloche Overuse!!
Just in case you don't have my illness and may not know THY LOVELY CLOCHE - here is the definition:

original purpose - garden: see left lower corner
Garden Under Glass. The French developed the glass cloche, or bell jar, formed of a solid piece of glass shaped like a dome. The purpose was to protect an early garden plant from bleak cold and frost. This would hasten their crops to maturity. The Dutch and English expanded the idea with handlights, lantern style, faceted pyramidal covers made from glass panes and frames of cast iron. Today French cloches', Dutch and English handlights styles are much on the garden scene. As well as functional, they make a wonderful garden accent.

I've a love affair with cloche decorating! At last count I may have had 5 or 6.... or so!  I've found most of them at thrifty spots. It may be time to stop! Any further found treasures most surely should go to other homes.....

found honey comb

And more yet....

paper art under glass
So there you have it - a fetish... that's not too freaky... that I'm willing to share!

Ah yes! there is one more.. but you've got to go over to the other blog to see, as I've posted about the base that I've set the cloche atop ~

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  1. well, I've got the fever too! I probably have at least 1/2 dozen but I always struggle with what to put in've given me some great ideas.

  2. What a GREAT idea!!
    I never knew what a cloche was!!