Friday, November 30, 2012

Christmas Memories Around the Piano....

Christmas is in the air!!!

Everyone is bringing out treasured ornaments, decorating the tree and creating lovely vignettes across Blog Land.  For me, just sitting and browsing through the photos is so inspiring, but....

I've been doing a little decorating of my own.  

This piano has been in my family since I was a child.  I am so thankful to have it in our home!  It holds many special memories and is very beautiful....the warm wood, lovely lines and keys yellowed with age now.

I dress it differently for the holidays from year to year.  And, since we don't have a fireplace, the piano top serves as a mantel, of sorts!  This year I have topped with an evergreen garland, wrapped in tiny white lights and a beaded garland in traditional red, green and gold.  

To add some varying height, I popped bright red and green flocked ornaments from Dollar Tree on crystal candlesticks and nestled more into little Depression Glass dessert dishes passed down from my grandmother.....

I added in some chunky gold paper mache elements......

And, of course, my red and gold clip-on birds sit among the branches of the garland!

But, my absolute favorite element is the vintage sheet music - "White Christmas".  Ed found this on Ebay several years ago and it is such a treasure.  There are times when I walk through the living room and am simply drawn to the piano, compelled to pull out the bench, take a seat.....and play this lovely tune. 

Doesn't it make you want to sit down and make music?  I know it makes me want to sit and down practice, practice, practice this piece so I can play it and have the family gather around and sing on Christmas Eve!

This is just one little corner of our living room and I promise to have more to show you  next time we visit!  Until then, wishing you many blessings......


  1. Lovely!Makes me want to drink hot chocolate and hear you play the piano.:)

  2. Such pretty decorations and I love the memories you have. Merry Christmas.

  3. I haven't heard you play for a long, long time. Dadddy

    1. That's why I am practicing, Daddy! I want us to be able to sing Christmas carols on Christmas Eve this year. I'm very, very rusty!

  4. Ohhhhh! That takes me back! I practiced for years on a piano very similar to yours. There was always music and hymnals all over it, so my mom didn't decorate it when I was at home - but does now. My Grandmother always had a nativity atop her piano. Wow! Thanks for reminding me. And... it's really quite lovely!


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