First mentioned around 1630, blown glass cloches offered a totally organic way to protect delicate plants from harsh weather and invading animals.  Today, glass cloches aka bell jars offer a really neat way to display just about anything that can fit inside these miniature green houses.

photo | sara sjogren via Residence

Glass Cloche

photo |  Sage Atelier

(l) photo | Sage Atelier   | (r) photo | Anne Sage

photos | (l) Sara Sjogren via Residence Magazine | (r) Pottery Barn

photo | Urban Orchard Interiors