Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Witch Balls

Seeing that Halloween is on the near horizon, I thought I'd do some sharing of some fall favorites that intertwine with Halloween so to speak.  I love witch balls.  They are beautiful blown glass balls of all colors with intricate glass "webs" throughout.  The history is quite intriguing.  They were basically used to ward off evil spirits.  The preferred location to hang them was above an East facing window.  It was thought that the negative energy or spirit  was attracted to the glass webs inside and would go to investigate and then become trapped.

I'm moving into a new house in a few weeks (another oldie) and plan on getting a few for my windows.

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