Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Spring Cloche

One of my favorite gifts that I received this past Christmas is a bell jar cloche! It is stunning, and has wire added to it for beautiful detailing.

The French developed the glass cloche, or bell jar, which is formed of a solid piece of glass shaped like a dome. The purpose was to protect an early garden plant from the cold and frost. This would hasten their crops to maturity. Now you will often see a cloche being used as part of home decor, a garden accent or even as a food cover!

I love when they are used for home decor! I found a sweet little bird's nest and some Robin's eggs and made up a delightful Spring cloche for our mantel.

So now even if it doesn't look or feel like Spring outside, I have a little piece of it inside!

Have a lovely day ~


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