Christmas gift from long ago…probably about 5 years.
It was a bunch of sleigh bells from Jen, Andy and the boys. I put the bells in this wooden container and put them up on a shelf in the kitchen…twice a year when I would clean off that shelf I would think…I need to clean up those bells.
I started this project before Christmas. I soaked them for a few days and then polished them…and polished…and polished.
Most of them still need their throats cleaned…but I could not stand the suspense of what one might look like? They were laying out on the counter drying.
Pretty…this one is a B/C bell ( Must be the place it was on the harness)
I am not sure how I will use these four bells…They are attached to the base with a screw. Historically I can find no reference to bells mounted in this fashion. So they are mystery bells. They are all #3 petal bells. The creative part of my brain has a few ideas how to use them as Christmas ornaments….but I am not sure how they will look.
For now, I will finish the cleaning…attach ribbons and put name tags on them and put them in a Christmas Tin to be opened before Christmas next year.
It was turdy below that old zero mark on the trusty old thermometer yesterday morning.