The history of the glass cloche bell jar is quite interesting. The
cloche was developed by the French. The purpose was to protect
an early garden plant from frost.
It is not the season for sprouting plants or protecting them from
frost, but I do have an abundance of marigolds blooming. I picked
a few and used two marigold blossoms and tied a simple bow out of
twine around their stems and placed them under the cloche.
The French knew that by placing the plant under the dome it would
hasten the crop to maturity. So, it seems that not only were they
decorative they were are also very functional.
I like this seasonal arrangement and mix of terracotta and glass
together. These two saucers were natural terracotta-In order to
achieve a scratchy chippy appearance I dry brushed painted them.
I simply dipped the tip of the paintbrush into the paint, I usually
just use the lid of the paint can that has a small amount of paint on it.
Then wipe the paint off the tip of the paintbrush and apply light to
medium brush strokes. For me this all adds an artistic interest to
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