July 9, 2010MCM Home Improvement: Lawn Decor Part 1
By Sablemable aka Jan
I have always loved gazing balls or gazing globes and remember seeing them frequently in the front yards of MCM homes during the Sixties.
Gazing balls originated in 13th century Venice and were very popular in the kingdoms for warding off evil spirits, sickness, and other no-good-niks, and when they finally reached the front yards of America in the early 20th century, gazing balls meant wealth and success.
Gazing balls come in an assortment of sizes and colors, plus now they’re constructed of stainless steel.
You must have a stand to place your gazing ball upon and as I remember, the plainer the stand, the better it blends in with MCM architecture.
I have a spot or two in my front yard for one of these. How about it, gang?