Robbie White ~ Artist

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Good Morning!  It has been awhile since I updated my blog.  Since my last post, I have been to Tallahassee, Florida and back.  A much needed trip to see my parents, and family.  With all the azaleas, japanese magnolias, and dogwoods beginning to bloom, it got me into thinking about my own gardening projects that I am looking forward to this Spring.

For years I have wanted to own an antique glass garden cloche.  A glass cloche is simply a bell-shaped glass cover placed over a plant to protect it from frost and to force its growth.  A glass cloche is also used to cover food, such as cheese, cakes, and more.  It is also a GREAT way to display treasures, collectibles, and more.

Now, though I have not been able to acquire a large antique glass cloche, I recently found what I consider a small  MAKE DO CLOCHE, great to display small things, and to use in a tabletop terrarium.  I was browsing through a table at a garage sale, and inside a box was numerous old home interior glass candle holders.  My eye of course, on the clear glass ones, and so for only .50 cents, I bought two of them, and then found another pair, slightly different in shape at the next sellers table.  I'm quite pleased with my small glass make do cloches, and have displayed some small collectibles blue willow children's tea set pieces under them.  My hope is to acquire more in this particular size and shape for my tabletop terrarium.  Obviously, they are easy to find at tag and garage sales, so hope this idea will appeal to you also.

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