Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Musical Christmas? maybe- whatcha think?

 If only I could remember the Blogger who wrote the post about~ Anything New in Decor for the Holidays~
 I would love to give her credit for getting my mental wheels spinning....  If I figure out where I read it I'll come back and add her blog name..
In the meantime I'll carry on with my own story:)

  Three months ago I was discussing this years holiday theme with my daughter.   We do this every year at the end of summer..  Let me say in advance that YES, I know smart, thrifty folks use the same items they had the year before and just add to it.. Guess that means I'm not too smart or as thrifty as I'd like to think I am....

 I'm a Christmas Baby for those of you who dont know and this is a very special time for me. I have, since my teenage years , done the holiday decorating and I still love doing it.  each year is a new theme- last years was Santas ...

 So we discussed it and she said " whatever happened to all those musical instruments we used years ago"
I answered that I HOPED they were still in the storage building in a container but I'd have to go out there and check.... As of that Moment, the Musical theme was chosen.  I knew I'd be covering boxes with musical paper as I always add tiny gift boxes to me tree, regardless of what theme I have chosen...
 It was about 3 weeks later when all the catalogs started to arrive and what to my wondering eyes did I see??
photo courtesy of Pottey Barn.....:)
  Will I use be making and using Match Boxes- NO  ..
    Yep, musical everything lol... paper- ornaments- wreaths you name it ,, it has music paper and msuical ornaments on it...  So of course it'll look like I'm following the latest design ideas of the stores...
 I wonder if I leave the tarnish on all those poor old ornaments if that'll prove I really did do this theme long ago and will be using it in different ways again.. Nah,, probably not..
   I have to wonder if ideas float up into the sky and drop on folks lol.. Ideas are where everything begins and they are strong powerful things, so maybe they do....
   Maybe I'll stand outside today and another beautiful idea will bop me on the head....

Happy Thursday~!!!


  1. Love your idea of a musical theme for Christmas! I was just looking thru the Pottery Barn catalog the other day and thinking how many really pretty ornaments they have this year! Can't wait to see how you incorporate the instruments into your decor :o)

  2. I love the idea of having a theme-decorated holiday! I do it on a very small scale with different trees. I loved your mantel from last year too--gorgeous! So nice to "meet" you--thanks for dropping by. BTW-Your poms are adorable and I love their names!

  3. I love this theme holiday decorating, wish I had the budget to indulge myself that way. Then again, I know I would have a hard time not keeping everything over the years! I am already on Christmas decor overload as it is! LOL! But it is nice to think of doing something different for a change, maybe I can try that idea with my newest tree? Hmm???

  4. Sounds like a great idea! I love Christmas and music, it is a big deal to me. I saw the PB catalog too and loved those candles wrapped in music! :D

  5. Oh, my old front door wreath would be is musical...and I just bought a musical note in gold bells for my girlfriend for Christmas at HL...the possibilities are endless!

  6. I was looking at the new PB catalog last night and couldn't get over all of the sheet music and glittery ornaments. So much of it looks DOABLE and I think you are going to have so much fun decorating in a musical theme this year! Much luck! :-)


  7. Great idea though, Sonny, and I did like the musicial ornaments I saw in the PB catalog. I'd go with it anyway! I do think it's funny because I look around at some of the things in my house that I've had around, some for almost 20 years - a corkboard in an ornate/decorative frame {Ballard-ized even back then}; a large monogram letter I bought for my daughter one Christmas 10 years ago; painted, distressed and decoupaged cigar boxes that hold notes my children wrote me when they were little; and a few other things that are passed around bloglad these days. I almost feel ahead of my time!

  8. How fun to have a different theme every year! Lovin' your musical idea for this year, I look forward seeing it-enjoy:@)

  9. Hi Sonny,
    Thanks for coming by yesterday, it was good to hear from you. For some reason your blog still does not come up on my dashboard, just can not figure that out!! So always glad when you drop by and leave a comment so I can come for a visit.

    Recently I was up at our church in the day time and some ladies from the choir were working on decorations for the upcoming christmas contata,
    and they had made christmas trees somehow out of musical sheets, they were amazing!! I was so wishing I had my camera, cause thought I wouldn't mind making some of those myself.
    and you would have loved them!!
    I am trying to pic them in my mind, but I can't, all I remember was how neat and pretty they were.
    That is neat you do a new theme every year.
    I tend to stick to the same theme, poinsettias
    but move everything around to a different spot
    Have a great day hon,
    Blessings, Nellie

  10. It always makes me happy when I hear people enjoys what they do and be successful as well. Enjoy the gorgeous weekend, Kellie xx

  11. This is a great plan. What a good assignment to come up with an original theme. I am not to original just traditional.LOL

  12. Sonny what a great idea! You have got my juices going now and believe me that is saying a lot because they don't move to often. lol
    Love your idea about the musical theme. I have to get my brain to thinking.
    Always love when you visit me and leave such sweet comments. They make my day actually.
    I am having a Blogazine Guest later today you should volunteer and be a guest for me too. lol
    Notice I said volunteer.

  13. Hi Sonny! Oh, now you know I'm loving the idea of your musical theme for your tree! As much as I love my piano and music, I've never had a music tree. I should think about that!
    To help you remember, it may have been Rhoda who asked the question about what were we doing differently this year for Christmas. She alwso was having a giveaway of a great decorating book. Does that help?
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  14. Sounds delightful Sonny! I think it is different actually. I see hints here and there, but not the whole nine yards. Can't wait to see it all.

  15. A musical theme for your Christmas decorating sounds beautiful.
    We use the same Santa theme each and every year, adding a new orny every year.

  16. I can't wait to see your decor this year. I love musical themes and for Christmas, with the Sonny touch to it, I know it will be fabulous. I wish I was creative enough to do different themes every year, *sigh*

  17. Hi Sonny! Thanks for popping in to see me and always for your sweet words.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  18. Hi Sonny...

    My friend, I just had to come over after reading your sweet, sweet note! You just made my day, Girlfriend...thank you!!!

    Well, I must admit that I have just begun to think about Christmas. I'm always the last one out of the gate! Hehe! I love, love, LOVE your music theme idea for Christmas! Ohh yes...the possibilties for musical decor are endless! I just know that you are going to have sooo much fun! I can hardly wait to see what all you come up with, my friend! I know that I was really "eyeing" all of PB's music themed Christmas...those copycats! Wink!

    Warmest wishes...
    Chari @Happy To Design

  19. well i did so love all the santas last year but i'm really likeing the musical theme. i have a sweet spot for that as my father was a wonderful musician. can't wait for your decorations to appear for our enjoyment.


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