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Glass Cloches: What Are They and Why Do We Use Them?

What is a glass cloche? A glass cloche is a bell-shaped glass cover originally used to protect and display small plants, flowers, and other decorative objects. It was invented in 1623 to protect small plants from frost. The word “cloche” is French for “bell”, describing the shape of the object. Usually, a cloche sits on a base made of wood or metal.

Aesthetics may play a big role in why people use glass cloches, but when you use a glass cloche, you are protecting the candle from dirt, dust, and accidental damage. You are also ensuring that it lasts as long as possible.

Here are some other benefits to using a glass cloche:

  • Retain the Aroma - If you use a closed glass cloche, you can maintain the scent of a candle longer by keeping its scent enclosed. Removing the cloche from the candle will help you enjoy more of the cold throw of the candle rather than just the hot throw.
  • Aesthetics - With the growing trend in candle displays, it’s only important to elevate your setup with wooden bases, candle accessories, and candle holders.  Glass cloches add a sense of luxury, but using open domed cloches lets you light your candle and help diffuse the candlelight thus setting a nice mood in the space it’s used in.
  • Protect Your Candles from Drafts - By enclosing your candle in a glass cloche, you are protecting the flame from swaying with any drafts in the space. This prevents accidental fires and unwanted soot on furniture.

Glass Cloches come in many shapes and sizes. People often underestimate the difference a glass cloche can make in a space. To see how they may elevate a space in design and function, you may view them on our website or our socials to see how we decorate our space with modern glass cloches.

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