What is it about domes, cloches, and cages that intrigue me so?
I remember my grandmother's anniversary clock that my dad brought back from Germany when he was in the Army.
I used to feel mesmerized by the silver weighted balls that danced around under the pretty clock that was encased inside the dome.
It seemed almost magical.
Kerosene lanterns were favorites of mine, even as a child.
We used them during storms when the electricity was out.
I loved the flame inside the glass.
At times I felt almost as if I were in a trance as I watched the flames flicker inside the globe.
I collect birdcages. All kinds.
I fill them with nests, faux birds, baby tears, tea lights, shells, and dried flowers.
We always had canaries, and parakeets while growing up. Then we raised finches when my own girls were little. Maybe the cages are just an extension of those memories.
Cloches are another favorite for filling with keepsakes.
There are so many different kinds to choose from!
I have many that I love.
I change out this glass box many times during the year.
I like the mirrored bottom....adds to the depth of the box.
Sometimes I stuff it full of treasures.
Right now it holds a simple clay heart, and just a few pieces of sea glass.
Bell jars are a necessity.
They are a great topper for tender plants, inside, or out.
I would LOVE to find some tall ones....sigh.
There are more....but they will be shared another time.
I just felt like sharing some of my "favorite things" with you today.
Have a happy evening.