Keep Close to your Cloche

...ooh ooh ooh, what a little cloche can do for you... 
French for "bell", there is no limit to what you can do with cloches. Traditionally used to protect early garden plants from cold temperatures, you can also use them to induce the right ones.
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Using a traditional bell shaped cloche or one of our large glass funnels, (see below) you can make a happy little home for the delicate orchids in your life. An enclosure like this will provide a nice amount of humidity, and with a little space (literally) to breathe, they will really thrive.
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But you can use a cloche for anything that is special and precious to you that you would like to be treated as special and precious; use a cloche for a particular treasure (or treasures) that you would like to call attention to or be reminded about as you go about your day...statues of angles, small taxidermy, butterflies, pictures...there's no limit.
some more ideas...
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photo credits: l-r, from top:  MaidofHonor, MarthaStewart, cozy litttle house, Peacock Feathers, SuperFineBakery
There are also some interesting ideas for cloches and other enclosures over at Twig. They create miniature memory terrariums out of cloches and funnels, and even light bulbs. Pretty cool. So have fun with your cloche! For decorating and living with your treasures, it gives you the perfect amount of permanence / impermanence. You can leave it alone forever or change it as often as you want quite easily. An inspired person’s dream design tool.
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