The Snowman Bell

Today, meet my little snowman bell.

snowman bell vintage 1970sMy parents gave him to me when I was a child.  He is a bell, and I thought he was so cute.  I couldn’t bear the thought of him being packed away with the Christmas stuff, so at least once I tried to hide him so that he would escape notice.  I can’t recall whether or not this was successful, but I do remember thinking that he wasn’t doing me much good if I had to hide him.

Anyway, he’s still cute, and he now resides in my kitchen from late November until I feel like putting the snowman decor away, usually late February.

One must have a mind of winter
To regard the frost and the boughs
Of the pine-trees crusted with snow;

And have been cold a long time
To behold the junipers shagged with ice,
The spruces rough in the distant glitter

Of the January sun; and not to think
Of any misery in the sound of the wind,
In the sound of a few leaves,

Which is the sound of the land
Full of the same wind
That is blowing in the same bare place

For the listener, who listens in the snow,
And, nothing himself, beholds
Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.

– The Snow Man, by Wallace Stevens

8 thoughts on “The Snowman Bell

  1. I love that he is a bell!! And snowman are my favorite winter decoration; who doesn’t love a snowman??

    Beautiful poem.

    Thanks for being part of TIMHT!

  2. He’s adorable Susan. I LOVE snowman stuff. I’d say more than half my Christmas stuff is snowman. I kept out a cute little stuffed reindeer all year. He was too happy to put in the box with the rest of the stuff. I say we should all choose something each Christmas that we keep out and enjoy all year long!!!!!

  3. Oh, he’s so cute! And I have a thing for bell figures! Hubby got me a whole set of little “doll bells” that are Christmassy, when we were first married 30 years ago, and I still put them out every year. I just love them!

  4. I am deciding you are more sentimental than I knew and that pleases me a lot!

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