Welcome to my latest fixation! lol (maybe I am just generally transfixed by anything glass, remember my post on glass jars?!!!) I have fallen completely and hopelessly in love with these glass cloches and/or bell jars?? Not sure what the correct name is - I hear them called both?? There is a fantastic ad (by Dove of all things) featuring some on page 30 of the special Gardening Issue of Martha Stewart Living . I don't know what my mania is all about?? Maybe because they are functional as well as being pretty?? I think they make a gorgeous decorating accessory like above in my bunny assemblage. For my papercrafting pals, the maribou inside the cloche I pulled from my stash. It's from Heidi Grace Designs.
Cloches can also be used to help a struggling seedling or plant get back on its feet as hopefully will be the case with my poor languishing streptocarpus (see I don't always have a green thumb). I believe they originated in France as a way to protect delicate garden plants from frost. Doncha just love a multi-purpose item??!!! Both of mine are new (I found them at my local garden center) but I would love to have an old one.... If you are interested, I found a site online that sells many different styles for reasonable prices. Look here. Happy Friday!!!!