1. a transparent covering used to protect or force delicate plants 2. a close fitting, bell-shaped hat for women
In table decorating circles, it has come to mean any glass covering for just about anything.
How about this crystal cupcake cloche? You can buy it at Fredflare . . . It's a beauty and at$60.00 it should be.
If, like me, you are not inclined to part with 60 bucks to cover one cupcake, you can use a little creativity and come up with something that gives the same effect.
Remember these little cheese boards with the glass cover? If you are over 40, you have probably had one or two of these in your life time. They were all the rage in the 70's.
You didn't sell yours at your garage sale for a quarter, did you? Tsk, tsk. You may be sorry you did.
If you still have one, take the top only and find a pretty plate that it will cover. Then find something like my pretty crystal glass that has a nice sized area for the plate to rest upon.
Then just stack them.
Same effect. Zero dollars spent.
Here's a very colorful version using a candlestick.
This one uses a pretty purple drinking glass turned upside down. I am not really sure how useful these are. I guess they would be cute on a decorated dessert buffet table---maybe the prettiest cupcake in the cloche and the rest all around it.
Mostly, I think, they are just a fun novelty.
Well, I had better go check for trick or treaters. It's hard to hear them when I am in my computer room.
I am so glad you stopped by to visit my garden. I garden in lower northern Michigan (zone 5) in far less than ideal conditions. I have too many pine trees, too much shade, too many rocks, herds of hosta-munching deer and rabbits who think my lilly buds are gourmet appetizers. I am by no means an expert in horticulture or garden design--just an amateur with a shovel and a passion. My garden changes daily during the summer and I will be updating frequently.
During the winter months, I blog about my favorite cold-weather hobby--quilting and just my everyday musings.
I hope you enjoy your visit, and that you will come back soon.