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!
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