In a recent comment, Cheryl mentioned her affinity for cloches. I couldn't agree more. On my "I adore list" would definitely be the cloche! These glass domes elevate any item to magical grandeur. They originally were used in the garden for fragile seedlings in early spring -- (I have a vintage cloche -- thick walled & bubbled glass pictured below.) Now you can find reproductions -- like this one to the right. And, as Cheryl mentioned, glass cheese domes can be repurposed as little cloches too.
This cloche is large - holding a series of vintage floral boxes topped by a clock.
And look at the base -- an old clock face!
Here is that same dome -- only over my basket of doves.
I like to switch these out by holiday & season. Yes, soon a pumpkin will be under glass.
This little sweetie is an etched cheese dome "married" to a German tart pan ...holding two German creche sheep....of course! Sweet, sweet, sweet!! Pure innocence & magic!
This vintage bell dome has such thick bubbly glass that it was difficult to photograph. Within is a basket, vintage lace and a string ball.....all again on an old clock face. (If I took the time to wind a string ball, I would want it under glass too.)
Finally - though not old -- there is something So Charming about this painted cloche/case. I keep two of my beloved Bluebird cups within.....Oh, look to the left -- there is the little sheep dome on the shelf.