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Crazy for Cloches!

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I am currently obsessed with glass cloches and luckily, since they are very trendy right now, I see them everywhere! So let’s talk about creative ideas for how to use a cloche in your own home!

How to Use a Cloche



What is a cloche?

French for bell, a cloche  (pronounced KLOHSH) is a small, translucent cover.  Originally intended to protect plants from frost, today’s use extends to using them for anything and everything.  Cloches are wonderful in that they can help to make any ordinary object into a display.  And you can easily swap out your display item depending on your mood or the season, so they are very versatile.


I have cloches throughout my home and change what I display depending on the season.  Sometimes I use feathers, sometimes books, or even holiday items!

French Farmhouse Gallery Wall around a TV

Side table with cloches filled with vintage books and letters



I also have jewelry cloches from Pottery Barn that I love!  It’s nice to see my jewelry even when I’m not wearing it.

Bathroom vanity cabinet with jewelry cloches


Sizes Available

Sizes can vary greatly from this 30″ tall cloche at Restoration HardwareRestoration Hardware Cloche

to this miniature one sold by simplychi on Etsy.Miniature Cloche simplychi


How to Use a Cloche

What else can you put under a cloche?  Pretty much anything that fits!  Plants, stacks of books, antique spectacles, cameras, seashells, baby keepsakes and sculptures all look great under a cloche.

Here are some inspirational pictures to get you thinking about how you might use a cloche in your home!

by The Old Painted Cottage
by Adrienne DeRosa
by French Larkspur
by Adrienne DeRosa

by The Old Painted Cottage

by Sandy Koepke
by The Old Painted Cottage





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