Rebecca’s cousin, Sonja Pascatore, stopped by her house with a surprice. An Old Swedish Bell Tower Candle Ornament and Music Box.
Some history on this unique ornament…
The early church “Klockare” was derived from the Swedish word Klocka which means“Bell”. The Klockare means bell- ringers. Their job was very important because not only did they announce the time for church services, but they also rang the bells for any special events such as immanent danger, fires, and general meetings of the towns folk.
The Church building was not the only place which had a bell tower. Many public buildings had bell towers to accompany them. The bell towers were separate from the Church or public buildings, off center and not enclosed. They were originally built in the 11th Century as many of the buildings could not support roof towers. Most existing bell towers date from the 16th and 17th centuries.