March 11, 2011

Spring Cloche Party

I love reading others blogs and Marty over on A Stroll Thru Life is having a party.
I am joining with only one cloche this time.A touch of spring with bunnies.

What is the original purpose of a cloche?
I looked it up and here is a quote from  the English Creek Gardens site
Garden Under Glass. The French developed the glass cloche, or bell jar, formed of a solid piece of glass shaped like a dome. The purpose was to protect an early garden plant from bleak cold and frost. This would hasten their crops to maturity. The Dutch and English expanded the idea with handlights, lantern style, faceted pyramidal covers made from glass panes and frames of cast iron. Today French cloches', Dutch and English handlights styles are much on the garden scene. As well as functional, they make a wonderful garden accent. Accent your garden table, or use as a food cover for your next gathering.

There are many blogs to visit so grab a cup of tea and take a look.j 


On Crooked Creek said...

Adore your bunny under the cloche on the lamb! Nice Spring vignette.

Willow said...

Your cloche and display is so pretty and perfect for spring.

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Beautiful spring vignette. ~~Sherry~~

Karen @ The Whimsical Lady said...

I love your cloche. I love that type of old fashioned putz sheep! It's great :)


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your bunnies are fabulous. The one riding the lamp under your cloche is precious. What fun decorations. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty