The bell jar is formed of a solid piece of glass, shaped like a dome, and was used initially to cover tempermental plants during the frost and bleak cold. You still see them used ornamentally over live and silk orchids, like below:
And today, Kevin in Dallas, author of decorjournal, gives us another use for these beautiful glass bells:
Kevin wrote that this is a yearly tradition in his Dallas home, but after the first year he chose to put together the lovely vignette with paper mache fruit. What a lovely display!
Thank you Kevin for your entry! Please e-mail me with your address, and I'll put your special Christmas Gift from me and Color Outside the Lines in the mail!
Remember to send your Christmas decor photos if you'd like to be featured here for the holidays!