Linderhof


Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas


Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

It's Under Glass

I love cloche's and I'm not sure when my love affair with them began but one by one they came to Linderhof. Most are different and all were on sale. I love the fact that most of them are blown glass which gives them imperfections. At Linderhof, nothing is perfect. And although we mostly use the cloches indoors, sometimes they do go out in the garden -- in fact I like the look of them in the garden!

So I was thrilled to join Marty for her Cloche Party. Visit A Stroll Thru Life to see the good things that everyone puts under glass!
My first cloche is a wee one -- bought at Nell Hills and the rabbit came from another store that I adore -- J'Adore in Kansas City. It's always been in the bedroom and right now I love it on the end table.
Front porch summer time has two of the cloches -- a paper mache bird in one (which looks old but isn't -- a Nell Hill's purchase and a favorite) and a bird's nest in the other.
I like the way that they balance the gnome at the other end of the metal table. I like the different elements -- basket, green, concrete, glass.
Sometimes the robin and his glass dome come in for a table decoration. He's as handsome inside as he is out.

Two cloches that match -- from Pottery Barn on a deep sale bought because of Bunny Williams book, An Affair With a House, and the two cloches in her living room with antique French silk plants under them. I was lucky to find these two planters with silk plants and although they have some age on them they are neither French nor antique. I'm hopeful that Ms. Williams would not mind my copying her idea. They moved around a bit -- although they did start in the living room and no matter where I put them, I do like them.And four of my favorite cloches. Under which all I put is the rhubarb. Four Guy Wolffe rhubarb forcers. They look great in the garden. And they're functional as well!

31 comments:

marty39 said...

All of your cloches are gorgeous and I love how you've decorated them and use them all over the house and outside too. You have such pretty ones and varied sizes. I love the flowers and all the birds and nexts. Your rhubarb ones are amazing. I have never seen those before. I really like them all. So many great ideas. I just published my post so if it ever comes up be sure and go link up so everyone can find you. Thanks also for joining the party. This is such fun and I really appreciate it. Hugs, Marty

Marilyn said...

Your clay cloches are my favorites. They would look great in the garden. I would like to have some just like yours. Did you get them at a garden center or from a catalog?

Martha said...

I found them on line -- Smith and Hawken carries them as well (but I got mine elsewhere) -- the picture was taken in the winter and they were on the porch -- for they normally live in the garden -- at least 3 seasons of the year!

Mary @Boogieboard Cottage said...

I love your cloche displays, very nice! :O)

ellen b said...

I'm so impressed that you use cloches for their intended purpose :0)
Love all the decorator ones also!!

The Stylish House said...

Hi Martha,
You have a nice collection of cloches. I really like the idea you got from Bunny William’s book. It is elegant, but not fussy. Hope you are enjoying summer. ~Cathy~

Lisa Shatzer said...

ooooh, love the clay cloche!

Sue said...

All of your cloches are are so pretty. I liked that you used one to feature the silk plants in the antiquey looking pots. I've seen the clay ones before in a magazine, but never knew anyone who owned one. Coool.... :-) Sue

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Beautiful cloches! I love the flowers under them.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love them all - You have some beautiful cloches. Thanks for sharing.
Glenda

Kammy said...

Beautiful and those clay ones are so unique !
Hugs ~Kammy

Judy said...

Very beautiful photos.

Picket said...

Beautiful cloches my friend..love how you use them outdoors as well and those garden ones are so unique!!! The two with the silk plants are just gorgeous!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing such pretty inspiration...have a great weekend!

Picket said...

Beautiful cloches my friend..love how you use them outdoors as well and those garden ones are so unique!!! The two with the silk plants are just gorgeous!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing such pretty inspiration...have a great weekend!

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

What a lovely selection of cloches you shared. I do love the two matching ones. You know copying is the highest form of flattery. She should be honored.

Charla

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

I love the variety of cloches you have Martha! I am getting so many ideas...for when I finally have a cloche!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl these are all just awesome looking...love them in the garden...thanks for sharing ...hope you have a great weekend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

movingonlady said...

I love the bell shape one's and the flower inside very pretty.
I like the way you decorated all of them.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I love the wire table on your porch. The cloches on it do look lovely. I'm never saw the terra cotta ones used to force rhubarb. That is something new to me. Thanks for sharing.

niartist said...

I love those cloches, all of them are great, but I bet you can already guess which ones I am covetting for Casa de la Vanderdogan ... yes, the terracotta ones. I'm gonna do a google search ... you might just see some of those in my dining room this fall. Beautiful as always Martha ... wish I had your email ... have to run something by you. Hrmmmmmm

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Sweet cloches throughout your beautiful home and garden! I love the clay cloches!!!

Hugs!
Maryjane

Kim said...

Love the cloches. My favorite is the 2 taller ones with the silk flowers. I have never seen clay cloches.

Pondside said...

Cloches are just starting to appear up here - in fact I was in a decorating store last week and asked for one and was told 'not yet, but soon'. So I'm heading down towards Seattle next week and will have to check out Pottery Barn and other places. I can think of lots of ways to use them - but will just pop back here for more ideas!

Brenda said...

A terra cotta cloche! Sounds as good as it looks. And I am loving the way it looks. I'd love to find some for my garden. Where oh where did you find them?
Brenda

Chari said...

Hi Martha...

Thank you so much for showing us all of your beautiful cloches...you have quite a collection there, my friend! But I love them all! I've never seen the clay cloches that you call "rhubarb forcers"...of course, I must admit that I don't know a thing about growing rhubarb!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

There's something so romantic about cloches!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love your collection - I've never seen the clay cloches - those are cool. So far I think you're the only person I've seen who really truly uses them as intended.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

These are wonderful, Martha! I love the clay cloches!!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Nice cloche collection, great displays!

Katherine

The Tablescaper said...

Wow! That's a lot of cloches. I love how you use them everywhere - inside and out! -The Tablescaper

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

I love the small one...it's so sweet!