Many years ago, I was watching an episode of Cash In The Attic and they found these things called Carpet Balls or Carpet Bowls. OMG, they were amazing and so pretty! But the antique ones were so expensive!
Some of the antique ones go for over $100, so I started looking for newer ones. I was able to find some in antique shops for about $3.00 and then I came across a bunch of them at my local Christmas Tree Shop for $1.00 each!
Here's a blog post I found from 2008 that shows some pretty colors: http://seeingdesign.com/etc/carpet-balls
I have to settle for showing you other people's because I put mine away and can't remember where I put them :( sigh. They aren't this pretty anyway.
One more, this is an OLD photo from the Internet:
For more regarding the actual game, you can read about it here: Birkenhead Carpet Bowling