Friday, December 2, 2011

Carol of the Balls

Hello, Dear Ones! Here's another area of my dining room I'd love to show you ~ all Christmased up!

Here sits a very olden sideboard and alas, she is like a horse with no name! I didn't name her! She pouts! :)

Well, she's all Christmased up so I think she'll get over her no nameness! :) I've poked down a cloche sitting on a stand with vintage balls. I know I shouldn't say balls and should say ornaments, but my mother said Christmas balls and I just say it too! ;)

And you may ask, what is so special to fill a cloche with Christmas balls (you say 'balls' too, don't you? tell me you do!) ? Well, these are balls from my tree when I was a little girl. Nothing fancy. No fancy shapes like Santies or angels. Just balls - vintage balls. Some are even loosing their color. But I love them and wanted to give them a place of honor.

I only have two of these little plasticy bells left from my childhood! There used to be so many in all sorts of pretty colors. Now let me tell you, that glittery stuff does not come off. They don't make plasticy bells like they used to. Ding dong, ding dong! :)

A nice reflection of my Christmas balls! I love this stuff. Can you hear them singing? Kinda muffled since they're under glass! :)

This spot is filled with Christmas cheer. I have two of these Christmasy plates so they both pop out at this time of year. I've used the base of a hurricane to raise my little candle.

See how talented I am to think of this! :) You know I'm really teasing!

Then my little lacy bowl filled with some cheap Christmas balls! :)

Cute little Chistmas pick doing it's job ~ being cute!

Now I love my silvery footed thingy. Isn't she pretty? I filled her with even more cheap Christmas balls and thought she looked marvelous! Did I mention all of the Christmasy things are sitting atop a bed of snow? Yes, they are! Brrr...

Another little pick, being cute and sparkly and Christmasy!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Carol of the (Balls) Bells :)

Hark how the bells,
sweet silver bells,
all seem to say,
throw cares away

Christmas is here,
bringing good cheer,
to young and old,
meek and the bold,

Oh how they pound,
raising the sound,
o'er hill and dale,
telling their tale,

Gaily they ring
while people sing
songs of good cheer,
Christmas is here,

Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas,
Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas,
On on they send ,
on without end,
their joyful tone to every home
Dong Ding dong ding, dong Bong

~ sung by my Christmas balls:)