Country Sampler Extra
|Everyday Inspiration||Seasonal Style||Tips & Hacks||Coming Soon|
Decor Under Glass
Glass cloches, jars and hurricanes are more than mere containers -- they can be used to elevate an ordinary object to an artistic element or to create a carefully contained vignette. "They make anything look special; it's like a little world of its own under the dome," says Country Sampler stylist René Haines of cloches or bell jars, which are one of her favorite decorating tools.
|1. Assemble cute garden vignettes inside large glass canisters or lidded jars. Use dried corn or legumes as a colorful base that will support smaller objects such as miniature fencing, a petite wheelbarrow, tiny garden tools or seed packets.|
|2. Place cloches on pedestals or cake stands to gather groupings of small framed family photos, giving them greater impact than if they were scattered.|
|3. Fill tall glass cylinders with a layer of moss and insert colorful bird prints for an artistic display thatís more dynamic than a standard frame.|
|4. Conjure a tiny world within a cloche by mixing faux greens with small animal figures or other pint-size pieces.
Photo credit: Photography and styling by Gridley + Graves.
|5. Tuck moss, greenery and battery-powered candles inside apothecary jars to fashion lantern-like vessels, and group several sizes of them together on a tray.|
|6. Make a cylindrical glass vase serve dual duty by using it to contain a collection of vintage doorknobs that support the stems of bright blooms. Marbles, wine corks or other small objects can be used to the same effect.|