Story by Diana Keeler / Photography by Anna Williams and Kate Mathis
There's a trick to learning how to decorate with a
— or a bell jar, as these elegant, streamlined pieces are often called: Think
of the cloche as a three-dimensional picture frame. Within the glass cloche, almost anything
can earn pride of place — but of course our favorite bell jars show off delicate, organic
matter. Natural reindeer moss makes for an earthy, rustic display, while under a glass dome,
these wood flowers become even more sculptural. A glass bell jar, meanwhile, provides the
ideal, humidity-controlled enviornment for a cloche terrarium — group several together for
an even more dramatic display.
"A cloche is the perfect container
for a collection of small objects like shells, vintage spools of thread, a tangle of
rope, anything which looks better en masse and will otherwise gather dust in a bowl." – Hilary Robertson
Our glass cloches are handcrafted
and made from recycled glass — they're beautiful pieces on their own. Should you want
to experiment though, we've collected a few of our favorite presentations here — with
tips from star stylist Hilary Robertson on how to achieve a similar look.
"Vintage Christmas baubles, fibre optic string lights, paper flowers become a more subsctantial statement when contained in a cloche." – Hilary Robertson
On Display: "The console table in Liza Sherman's
home is a vehicle for a still life of objects trawled from far-flung journeys."
In the frame: "Jocie Sinauer combines a
collection of small mirrors hung salon style with additional empty silver-gilded
frames propped against the wall. Similar in tone are the natural things - coral,
pebble, driftwood and a turtleshell - laid on the table."
Under Glass: "Traveller and collector Alina Preciado
keeps an industrial table set with an everlasting exhibition of precious pieces, each enclosed
with a glass cloche... each singled out as things to apprectiate, conjouring memories of
journeys taken or suggesting ideas for future ones."