Thursday, November 17, 2011

[ you can ring my bell {jar} ]

SOME MAY call it a bell jar, others a cloche, but I call it a charming decorating accessory. Originally intended to shield plants and seedlings from harsh winds and cold temperatures in the garden, cloches have become increasingly popular in decor.


Have a special treasure you want to highlight? Or a few things you'd like to group into a display? Perhaps you need a cloche...






I particularly love how they look when decorated for the holidays {and we all know they're just around the corner!}...



I think I need to go on a hunt for one. Do you have a cloche? And if you do, what do you use yours for?

lisa

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13 comments:

Formerly known as Frau said...

Love the one with the white tree and little dutch people....I don't but have been eying them...just need a home for it first. Have a great day!

Tonia said...

I love them when I can find them. Though I love the use to protect the plants in a garden. Genius.

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

I love the idea of creating a little scene beneath one. Happy hunting!!

NauticalCottageBlog.com said...

They really are gorgeous any time of the year but they seem to be extra special during the Holidays!

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I adore cloche. In fact I don't allow myself to buy them anymore because I have too many!

Beach Coast Style said...

I want one of those...I have been looking for a little bit found one I like but it's around $100 and I have hesitated. It has the glass cover and a few little zinc pots inside.

flowers on my table said...

Hi Lisa, yes I am rather partial to the bell jar myself. I have some homemade papier mache toadstools in mine at the moment. I love it for a special cake or meringues. I adore the little christmas scene, that is really sweet for children. Love Linda x

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

It is a terrific decorative item, especially since you can change the contents inside for a new look. Very pretty in the garden too :)

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

I've always admired them, but I don't actually have any. Maybe I should join the hunt!

SHERRY HART said...

I have one...and would like more after seeing all of your great images. Why does stuff look better under glass ????

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Love the cloche for highlighting different things seasonally. Right now I have a plant under one but next weekend when I decorate for the holidays I'll switch it out for something holiday-related.

LillysNLollipops said...

Great idea! I need one of these...new follower, love your blog!
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Cabinetry Los Angeles said...

Looks very delicate and decorative.It takes a designers eye to find these and add them to the home to make it bright and worth a watch.

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