Balls, Wooden Balls, Old Wooden Balls

A couple dozen old wooden croquet balls add some fun to the dining room table
A couple dozen old wooden croquet balls add some fun to the dining room table

Guess what this post is about? Would you believe, it’s about spheres. OK, it’s balls.

I collect all sorts of balls. I love to fill boxes and bowls with them. I love how the light plays on their curves.

Spheres, Orbs, Balls, whatever you choose to call them, they are popular design elements. There is nothing glitzy in the cottage. My decorating is much more subdued than many others I have seen. 

Nothing Shiny

I have Croquet balls, Bocce balls, Billiard balls, Baseballs, and Softballs.

They are easy to find. I get them at yard sales, swap sheds, flea markets. People throw them away. People give them to me.

I soften their appearance by staining them. It dulls what may be left of bright stripes painted on the balls. It also helps them to blend with their wooden containers. This works with wooden balls and hide covered balls like baseballs.

Obviously billiard balls will remain unstained, so rather than blending, their polish and brightness offer contrast in their displays.

Nothing says Spring quite like a large wooden bowl of baseballs on the table. Well, actually a vase of daffodils or tulips works too.

 

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