Glanced over at the bring home the last day of school project thanks to DGS's teacher - the finale of a science unit on plants - spider plant shoots in soil, sealed in a large jar (a terrarium, sort of a cloche of a different shape). Every child in the class made their own and took it home with them (a very special teacher as well as very special parent helpers). Instructions (DGS said) are - do not water for a year ! Very serious about light conditions too.
This is the spider plant 23 days into the summer.
The concept of display and preserve.
That brings the cloche dome back into the picture along with a few favourite display pieces. Found the frames and pictures this weekend. A family gathered to close down the home of their Auntie. Very organized. Auntie liked to make new lamps and shades from old. Her tiny home was full and her work room in the back shed was also full of glass, lamps, metal pieces, dishes, purses, ornaments, clocks, teapots, and many beautiful objects from Japan. She also had various old frames and they caught my attention, some metal, some plastic, some pressed wood, all vintage.
They were added to my display grouping.
The cloche/dome with Believe and Butterflies was found at a plant sale (picked up nine perennials to help fill out the summer garden now that the poppies and peonies are finished). I looked the dome up online it up and it appears to have been made by
Fringe Studio and named Mariposa for the vintage style butterflies and text.
I peeked at Pinterest to see what others have been displaying under their cloche/domes, then had some fun trying out different items under the dome. The cups and saucer are by Booths England, T. Goode London and the eggs are Ukrainian (pysanky),
an old non-functioning clock and my favourite green hand vase.
This one was my favourite combination.
Vintage binoculars and cast metal cowboy boots.