Cloche Envy

You know what a cloche is, right? The thing I’m talking about is one of those glass dome things that you can set out on the shelf or mantle and put cutesie, pretty stuff inside for display purposes. You can even display your yummy cakes or cheeses in ’em for a dinner party…

Originally, these same cloches were designed for gardeners by French farmers to use outside to protect tender seedlings from the harsh weather elements. They come in various shapes and sizes, but the most popular is probably the glass bell shaped cloche.

And I loooove these with the lil’ glass birds perched on top:

Have you seen this glass cloche chandelier from Ethan Allen? I think that could be recreated inexpensively. Instead of using electrical lighting, why not go for 1 large pillar candle in sand instead? Or how about 3 smaller pillar candles nestled inside?

Yeah, so someone make that up real quick, please, and show it to me. I’m feeling a garden party comin’ on with these hung down from the tree branches!

If you would like to MAKE your own out of chicken wire, be inspired by this one, topped with a crown:

Carol’s tut found here: http://raisedincotton.typepad.com/raised_in_cotton/2009/01/cloche-tutorial.html

If I had one right now, I’d probably just do something like this:

…because I’m in the mood for Spring and I love moss! So yeah, just one will do, but wouldn’t it be grand to have a whole collection of them?

Other places to find glass cloches:

Photo credits: K. Rose Cakes, Rubyfig, thevintagelaundress – all on Flickr; Country Living; Wisteria.com; Blithegardens on Etsy

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7 thoughts on “Cloche Envy

  1. I love your style! If I was rich, I would totally have you do my whole house. Or just pay you to move out of your house so that I could take over! :oP

    Love the “cloches” even though I had never heard of them before and wasn’t sure what I was clicking on when I saw “Cloche Envy”.

    {PS} LOOOOVE the one with the bird on it. Toooo cute! ^_^
    .-= Brianne´s last blog ..Thursdays Thirteen =-.

  2. I bought those Wisteria bird topped cloches on clearance today at Ross. I got the small one for $3, the medium one for $6.99 and the large for $7.49. Run to your local Ross if you have one and have a peek! I found the small one in the clearance aisle and was giddy over a $3 GLASS (heavy sucker) cloche and as I wandered in the home section found the other two also on clearance, but in the section with the vases and whatnot. SO in love with them! Most likely my blog post for tomorrow!
    Robin´s last blog post ..Mary Mary quite contrary…

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