December 1, 2011

December 1 - Whirlygigs

 We call them spinny things. Or whirlygigs. But they are actually called German Christmas Pyramids. I bought my first one years ago for just a few dollars and really had no idea what it was. But when I put it together and lit the candles and saw the fan move for the first time, we were entranced!
 For some reason, the box was stored in the basement and I forgot I had it. It languished there until I saw this post by Alicia Paulson and went searching the depths of the basement for the box. I found it and placed it on the table. And once again we were enchanted by the motion of the fan and the glow of the candles.

Last year while Christmas shopping with my Mom, we stopped at TJ Maxx, and there, nestled among all kinds of Christmas baubles was an authentic Christmas Pyramid. I jumped up and down in excitement, and my Mom knew instantly what to get me for Christmas! Even though I could buy stock in candles, I love lighting these each evening. I think they are possibly my favorite decoration.


  1. Reading your post and seeing your pretty "whirlygig" brought back such endearing memories. My Nanny had a metal one and when lit would go around and tap little bells. :0) It wasn't fancy but so fun to watch when the lights were dimmed.
    Have a nice weekend. Hugs. Trish

  2. Debbie, Love your 1st daily! Just like Trish, growing up we had a metal one. It was always so much fun to put together the little metal chimes that sang when the candles were lite. Thanks for the memory! xoRobin❤

  3. I love these! I used to have one with angels. I forgot all about it until I read your post. Thanks for bringing back a memory!

  4. I love that whirleygig! I've always wanted one of those! Maybe this will be the year. :)

  5. I've never had one of these, but my brother did.
    I would be just like a kid if I did have one;
    lighting it and watching it go around!
    Enjoy yours!


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