“The French developed the glass cloche, formed of a solid piece of glass shaped like a dome. The purpose was to protect early seedlings from frost and cold weather. Using the cloche allowed the little seedlings to grow faster. The English and the Dutch expanded this idea and redesigned the cloches using cast iron frames and sometimes Terra cotta ( information from English Creek Gardens)”
Today cloches are everywhere! They are still used in the garden but have moved into the house for a beautiful way to decorate and highlight a special treasure.
Although I have several, these little ones are my favorite, They hold little mementos that I do not want to lose and that make me smile.
|Tarnished silver dachshund resting on a block of salt.|
|Love this base, the bottom of an old column!|
Linking to A Stroll Thru Life summer Cloche party.