I did it! I put some holes in the wall and I wasn't even tearing down sheet rock! The first set of tiny little holes went into my kitchen ceiling. I collect friendship balls or witch balls as they are called in some areas of the country. Mine come from a variety of locations - some are hand blown from artisans in Savannah, Georgia while others come from New England. The witch ball is a hollow sphere of colored glass hung in the window of a house to protect it against witchcraft. The webs of blown glass inside the ball are there to catch the bad spirits. As best as I can tell, they originated in the 18th century. Friendship balls do not have the webs and have been around since the 20th century. I love them as they are each unique and are mesmerizing.
I was agonizing over where to put them and finally went with a corner of the kitchen eating area. I was hoping for a place with more light but this is remotely familiar as it is about the same location I had them in our former home. I still have a few more to put up and I am not sure where I'll put them but I must say it is nice to see them again.