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|
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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