I don’t own one of these, but this is the one I would like Philippe to buy me. In trying to figure out what the heck these things are called, Philippe said they were Carillons de Noël, but the German ones like this were called Christmas Pyramids which sounds Egyptian. I ended up opting for just the German word for the title of this post, because it just looks like something you can’t quite figure out.
When I was a kid we used to have the metal ones which were called “chimes” even though they didn’t make any sound at all. I always thought they were so magical, but for some reason, the wooden ones seem even more magical to me. Even though my sister lived in Germany for several years, I never managed to get one of these, but I did get an awesome little cuckoo clock, so I didn’t mind at all. Perhaps one day, I’ll own one of these, but for now, I’ll just doodlewash it.
This time of year has proven extra busy and although I make time to doodlewash daily, writing has been really tough to squeeze in before dinner. So for now, I hope you enjoy the whatever-this-is-called and I’ll be back tomorrow with the whatever-you-tell-me-to-paint!Recommend0 recommendationsPublished in By Charlie
I don’t care if it’s only quarter to one in the morning – this has made my day, Charlie! I’m pleased as punch that I voted for this. We used to have one of these… or rather, I badgered and badgered for mum to get us one, as my grandparents had quite a spectacular one which was three tiers-high. Ours had a nativity scene on it, though (I think), not cute teddy bears. I was captivated by the thing, as I am your marvellous doodlewash! Love.
Yay! One you actually voted for! Hehe…did you rig this one? 😉and that’s so cool!! I’m glad this brought my memories! And jealous you had one! Lol I’ve been wanting one for years. I’d prefer teddy bears though. You know…just if you’re out shopping and see one that you might pick up for me. 😃
Haha! I didn’t even have to rig! Not that I have in the past, of course.
I’ll keep a look out. 😉 I’m with you though, I’d much rather have had this cool teddy bear one, it’s amazing!
incredible work! I am simply amazed at such talent. — be careful with the “whatever-you-tell-me-to-paint” offer … the world is full of strange people. I know. I am one.
Haha! Then I already really like you, Marcus! Love strange people! And the options this time are pretty strange in description I just realized. 😊Hope you cast your vote! 😉
I voted 🙂 … what, aren’t you giving little “I Voted” stickers?
Haha! Good idea! Votes have been a little low lately, perhaps it would help them increase! Lol
that or a warm chocolate chip cookie
Yeah…definitely a cookie! Better idea… you can’t eat an “I Voted” sticker
well you could … with enough mustard …
Hmmm…mustard? I was thinking fried…everything tastes good fried! Lol
Very nice details! I’ve always thought these were cool too. We had a metal one when I was little as well. You would light candles and the rising heat make the propeller spin. They in turn made the chimes ring. Was your like that?
Yep! Mine was like that, but cheaper and quieter! I think we did have one for a time that did make a sound, but it magically disappeared and my mom came back with a silent one. Hehe
Funny, that’s happened to several of my children’s toys too. Hmmm?
Haha…I guess it will just remain a mystery how that always seems to happen. 😉
Wow! My husband’s aunt just gave me a three tier one of these…..FABULOUS DOODLEWASH 🙂
Oooooo….I’m so jealous!! Hehe…I’ve been wanting one of these for years! What an awesome gift! And thanks, Nicole! 💕😃Glad you liked the doodlewash!
Hey Charlie, this is pretty spectacular. I’ll second that wow. Great job. (K)
Awww thanks Kerfe! 💕😃 I got a little lost on this one part way in and wasn’t sure about it. Glad you like it!!
I actually have never seen one. This is so incredibly detailed! Just so pretty!
Really?! Google them right away!! Hehe…thanks so much Kari! 💕😃
Great drawing! Very cheery. We had one of these and I think i was far more fascinated than our kids were, Nice job.
Thanks Kirk! 😃Hehe…yeah…it’s probably more fun for adults. Kids expect a lot more these days to be amazed.
Your details are AMAZING Charlie! I have never seen one like this before. The one we had as kids was very cheaply made if I recall correctly – with gold angels but always fun to watch. I think it sounds similar to what Nancy describes. Gosh, it has been years since I thought about it! Thanks Charlie for helping me remember. 💖💕😊
Thanks Jill!! 💕😃 Yeah, I saw this teddy bear one and thought…this please!! I need this!!! Lol We had the cheap “gold” ones as well growing up. But still a fun memory isn’t it?! Hehe 😃🎄
Love love love German Christmas decorations! This is a real beauty too!!
Thanks, Rebecca!! 💕😃And tickled to know you’re in the German Christmas decor fan club too! Hehe
Great work! Hope Phillipe reads your post so he knows to get you one. I told me husband I wanted those Russian stacking dolls (I’ve always wanted them) but I don’t think they’ll be under the tree. I could see you painting them 😉
Thanks Eileen!! Oh…he never reads the words under my posts so I’m pretty sure it won’t be under my tree either! Lol But those stacking dolls are cool! I’ve never owned a set, so I guess I’ll have to add them to my wish list as well! 👍🏻😃
What ever this is you have doodle washed it beautifully. I can see why you want one. Have a happy day Charlie!
Hehe! Thanks so much Sharon! 💕😃 I definitely still want one, even if I can’t asks for it by name! Lol
Ah, love this! Having just moved to Germany I’m seeing them everywhere here, some incredibly elaborate, they’re a really nice thing to bring out at Christmas , we’re going to have it get one 😉
Thanks Phil!! Get two!! And send one this direction!! 😉👍🏻lol
Your details are amazing Charlie!!! Nice work!!
Thanks Laura!! 💕😃 Hehe…I keep wanted to go looser and more abstract, but I love exploring details!! 😊
OH MY! This is such a beautiful, and detailed, painting…simply lovely!…I don’t know what it is called either, but now I want one too…./hugs
Hehe! See? They’re cool right?! And thanks Haunani! I’m so happy you liked the doodlewash! ❤️😃
I have never seen one before. It is cute though. I hope you get one for Christmas and share a photo. 😊
Thanks!! 😃I doubt I will get one. My list has already gotten too long already. Philippe has probably already cut me off like one would a small child. 😊hehe
Thanks so much Susan!! 😃💕
I don’t know what these are called but whenever I see them I’m totally fascinated by them! I feel the same about your painting, absolutely wonderful Charlie!
Aww thanks, Cathe!! 💕😃 I wish I actually owned one, but never think to get it in time to display during the season. 😊
[…] have, however, been building. The other day, dear Charlie O’Shields of doodlewash made a marvellous doodlewash of a Weinachtspyramide, the whimsical and fascinating festive decoration, and ever since this I’ve been itching to […]