Friday, January 7, 2011

Ca D' Zan 4

We entered the house through the grand ball room, when I stepped in the maginficent room, this is the first photo I snapped. Every 10 foot tall Sconce in the room, was decorated with greenery and a Mask, even the wall scones.







Above is my devilish  mask as I MadlySnapped almost every Mask in the room and then there was the Christmas tree covered in Mask. (below photos were on the tree) 
I googled and googled until my head hurt and found nothing that say why, when they used mask to decorate with. Maybe because they were Circus Family and these are Court Jester Mask and that translates in 2011 to clowns.







Above Mask is MadSnapper as she snapped all these mask, and the second side is YOU dear Readers, saying Enough Already with the Mask. The end.
OOPS! not quite the end, one more thing......

Corny Joke of the Day.

I believe I will be able to run my car on politicians promises but I'm having trouble with the fool injection system.

The End for NOW

19 comments:

DawnTreader said...

Wow, Sandra, these are absolutely FABULOUS! Now what really intrigues me is that Ginny just recently had a Christmas tree (I think it was a tree?) decorated with masks as well. I think... Wasn't there a tradition of New Year ballroom dances often being masquerades? And people keeping their masks on until the clock struck 12 PM?

Snapper II said...

Fantastic blog love the Masks. I agree with Dawn Treader. I remember this from old movies.

Tipper said...

I've enjoyed all the posts about the Ca S Zan-and the jokes too : ) I love the mask with music on it-just wow!!

Chatty Crone said...

Those were the nicest and most interesting set of masks I have ever seen. Awedome.

love,
sandie

Sunny said...

What an amazing collection of masks. They are really beautiful but I have a slight fear of masks...isn't that strange? (I don't like clowns either, LOL!)
☼ Sunny

From the Kitchen said...

I love masks and these that you photographed are magnificent. I've always wanted to attend a masked ball. So far, no invitations.

Best,
Bonnie

Remington said...

Those masks are amazing! I love them! AND thanks for the smile!

Ginny said...

The second mask, the gold music one, is my absolute favorite. I would buy it and hang it somewhere if I could. Now - how many different masks did you snap? How many more do you have? Everyone loves these. I say you keep the mask posts coming till you have used them all. They are a delight to the eye and pretty and strange and emotive and scary and happy and everything else. I have been taking lots of pictures of masks, as well! Sisters again. This fall and winter. Yours are much, much better and I will not post mine till way later. Mine are weird and not really pretty.

George said...

These masks are absolutely beautiful. I can understand why you snapped at nearly every mask you saw. The ballroom must have been an incredible sight.

Scott said...

These masks are very common in Italy and were often used in theatrical productions and every year at Carnival in Venice almost every person on the floats (in Venice they really are floats because they float on the canals) is wearing one of these. Very common at dress up parties too, which they love. Beautiful masks, thanks for sharing.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Sandra (I'm using my phone..you have some kind of music? I'll come back) Wow!! I luv luv your captures today!! Masks are so fascinating to me anyway- and especially these- so intensely colorful! A fabulous share..glad you still have your staircase up! (I'm late in responding to your last e-mail-but will get back)-:)

S. Etole said...

I've never seen such a variety of masks ... and your joke made me laugh out loud!

Mama-Bug said...

What a very unique decorating theme for Christmas. All of the masks are so pretty.

Ann said...

fool injection, ha ha ha ha ha ha. Can't stop laughing.
Love those masks. I especially like the ones that use the sheet music on them

LC said...

Loved the beauty of the colors, shapes and textures you captured. But the idea of these masks as Christmas decorations sort of creeped me out a little until i googled the mansion. No creepiness at all in the context of the the Italy connection. makes me want to visit.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Reminded me of Mardi Gras in New Orleans... They had groups (called Krewes) who had these huge masked balls/dances/parties during the Mardi Gras season... Then they would have parades with gorgeous floats.. OH--how I loved Mardi Gras....

Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Elen Susan said...

Love those masks.

SquirrelQueen said...

The masks are so beautiful, I love the variety of styles. I believe there is a period between the day after Christmas until Shrove Tuesday when masks were worn. But then that is tied to Mardi Gras.

The masks are probably more a part Venetian decor more than the circus. For whatever reason they are used they are gorgeous.

MedaM said...

I've never seen such beautiful, colorful and interesting collection of masks in one place. Absolutely fantastic!