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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Pearls and Lace Thursday # 72 Music and More Lace!

I don't know if y'all are aware, but I'm a musician.  I play the violin (see my violin post here), therefore music has always had a very large part in who I am.  As I've matured over the years, I've been able to collect different types of vintage pieces of music.  I've loved using them in my displays, and especially loved that it has become appreciated by artists for use in collages and backgrounds.  I've seen some wonderfully talented uses for old stained music and always seem to be enthralled by what y'all come up with for using it.

As I look through piles of old piano music, I wonder who it was that played the pieces.  A name might be written on a piece...pencilled in directions here and there...was she young or matronly?  Did she play for a crowd or to please herself?  Was her piano in a small home or a stately mansion?

In last week's post for Pearls and Lace Thursday, I shared some of my most beautiful piano music.
As I look at the exquisite drawings decorating the front cover of these pieces, I am totally lost in the artwork.  It's not just a piece of music, but a work of art!  How lovely to be able to enjoy the lovely florals and scrolls and fonts without even hearing the music.

This week, I'm using the beauty of the inside of the music as a background for some more laces I'd like to share with you.  I hope you enjoy!!

I guess you can say I got carried away, but setting up this group of laces and music and buttons was SO MUCH FUN!!  I mean really....getting to play with the pretties!  They are my toys you know!

a bit of pink...

With Thanksgiving here, I want to take this time to thank each of you who take the time to visit my blog, those of you who join me for Pearls and Lace Thursday, those who follow, and each of you who leave kind comments.  You are some lovely people that I am very grateful for!  I pray you are each blessed this Thanksgiving.

I'm going to be joining in a few fabulous parties! Please see the Parties I Love list on my sidebar and check out the awesome blog parties...you might even want to join them yourself!  AND...
Now...if you'd like to join me this week for Pearls and Lace Thursday, then it's time!  Please add your url code for your post to the link below, and share something beautiful and lovely with us!  There were over 20 participants last week!!!!  Y'all are the best!!
Warm hellos to my newest followers too!  
Blessings to you all,


Rose M. Rodriguez said...

Hello, bordering your pearls! Nothing defines us more than jewels. You have a great collections! and musical scores are a great treasure! greetings, Rose M

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Doni,
Your pearls and lace are elegant and fabulous. Thank you for hosting this wonderful party! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!


Cindy Adkins said...

I love your pearls and lace ~ and I'm crazy for vintage buttons, so I love your white buttons and lace! The sheet music background brings it all together. Lovely! Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

Lil said...

Love your lovely Victorian pics! I'm linking up soon! haha. Stay tuned! ;)

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Your pictures are just devine! No other word will do! The pearls and the music were just maid for each other!
♥ Jil

LV said...

A beautiful combination - lace and music. I have always wished I could play the piano, but never had the opportunity to learn..I could listen to a good piano player all day.

J.Rylie.C said...

Very pretty!!

Barbie and Ken, please come and see. Have a great weekend.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Simply delightful!

Pink Accessories, have a fun Saturday!

Terri Morse said...

Three of my favorite things: vintage buttons, vintage lace, and vintage music! You've arranged and photographed them beautifully. I really love the photo montage. Hugs, Terri

Honey at 2805 said...

What beautiful piece of lace, music and pearls. Thanks for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

Bohemian said...

Thanks for stopping by and I'm glad my Bohemian Christmas gave you some ideas for the use of fab old Violin cases... can't wait now to see what amazing vignettes you're going to make with yours!? And the best part is that you can play the Violin too! *Winks... for me it would simply be a Decoration! LOL* I actually passed up an old Violin in a more modern case than the one I have on the Mantle... they had it at Goodwill while I was Goodwill Hunting but they wanted $69 and I didn't want to spring for it at that price... which may have been a great price, I dunno??? *LOL* It's just that when I'm Thrifting and Goodwill Hunting, well, I don't want to pay Antique Store prices. *Smiles*

Yes, I too ate too much for Thanksgiving... The Man and I ate out actually since the G-Kids and Son all had invitations with extended Family... so we didn't cook our own Turkey & Trimmings until the day after Thanksgiving when everyone was rolling back Home.

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian


I love all of your pretties! Glad to have found you from 2805.


Tina´s PicStory said...

very beautiful ♥

Teacup-In-The-Garden said...

Wonderful photos and mosaics! I like the colours!
Have a nice week,

Trisha said...

Your pictures are all so pretty! Thanks for letting me join in on the fun!


RobinfromCA said...

This is my first visit to your blog but I am intrigued by Pearls and Lace Thursday! All of your "toys" are just gorgeous! I am your newest follower!


Unknown said...

I love your shots!
Blue MOnday

genie said...

The pearls, the lace, and the antique music are like peas in a pod. They are gorgeous together. This is a beautiful post. So romantic and lovely. genie

Angie @ Knick of Time said...

I share your love of antique sheet music and have linked up some gorgeous 1880's sheet music I recently got. You're right - the covers are works of art! I envy your collection of vintage lace - LOVE IT!

Thanks for linking up at Knick of Time Tuesday today!

Don't forget to enter to win my giveaway of a Canvas Photo Print - one of your gorgeous photos would be perfect on one!

Angie @ Knick of Time Interiros

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Love the mosaic...just gorgeous!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Stunning photos, nothing quite like beautiful vintage music pages!

WhyCuzICan said...

Very sweet :D You have a nice eye for staging for photos.

Oh, and CONGRATS on being featured at Cherished Treasure's linky party (Sunday Blog Love) today :D
WTG! I post at that party too, and that's how I spotted your project :)

Smiles, Suzanne in NW Illinois (chilly today)

merumo said...

Your place seems to be one of the most dangerous place to hung out!! There are so many gorgeous stuff around and I'm very tempted now. I will have to come back to visit again once getting rid of my terrible sinus allergy as everything I see here is calling me - I'm very drowsy under the medication. lol TFS!

Blessed Serendipity said...

I love seeing all your beautiful new pieces Doni. Just lovely! Love old sheet music too.



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