My new motif for this year is the Witch's Ball. These are reflecting balls or gazing balls. When I was doing some research last year I learned about them. Wise women in the past would set reflecting balls at their gates so they could see who was approaching. As the years went by these large balls became known as Witch's Balls. They regained popularity in the Victorian Age as garden ornaments. They once again are popular. I was looking for something that was a symbol of the balls from the past. Storage becomes a problem for me so I wanted to stay small. When I found the mercury glass balls at the craft store I bought a couple. One is by the front door. The amber glass ball I hung in the crab tree using some old chain my Husband had in the garage.
Inside I placed the quartz ball my son gave me on a stand.
He also gave me a black stone ball. It is with my box I keep shadows in.
Once the bittersweet is ready I will add it to the stand. Now that I have begun doing these balls I will continue to collect.
It is spooky at my house!
10 years ago