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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Show us what's on your walls!


Barb @ Grits & Glamour is hosting a new blog party called What's on Your Wall Wednesday. Should be lots of fun!



I'm starting off w/ "wall art" that I am frequently asked about on my blog....the arrangement of sheet music I have over the faux mantel in my living room. It's actually over the mirror that's over the mantel but that's neither here nor there.

Before the old mirror, I had a very large, old painted sign, from an antique store that used to be in Ft Worth, hanging there. Like I said, it was large & bold... w/ peeling white paint & black letters so it made quite a statement. When I replaced it w/ the old mirror found at auction last year, I loved the mirror but the wall didn't have the impact it once did. I tried hanging sheet music over it but it looked stupid... like teh sheet music was just floating up there. Before I took the sheet music down, I tried hanging a metal scroll over it & loved it. A small victorian portrait & a vintage postcard helped tie it all together.



(click on any picture to enlarge)

I used corsage pins to hang the sheet music & the postcard.


The postcard gets switched out for the seasons...for now, it has a wintry feel. It's just an image I printed off my puter & aged w/ some distress ink. I love the Victorian family in the gold framed picture. I should have gotten a close-up of it but you can enlarge the pic to see the detail, if you want.



Also on this wall is a couple of framed pieces of sheet music & a trio of cherubs. I'll share pictures of the framed sheet music (as well as the rest of my collection) in tomorrow's 3 or More Thursday post.



Hope you all enjoyed what's on my wall... let's go to Barb's & see what everyone else has hanging! *grins*



26 comments:

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Cami, my dear. To me - no one does vintage like Cami does vintage. I love the sheet music. I have some old music books that I have always wanted to do "something" with b/c I love the yellowed pages. Yours are perfect. Thanks for joining my very first WOYWW. I look forward to seeing all your posts, they will surely please. :-) Blessings, Barb

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Cami, this is so creative! You always have the most fun things to show us. Thanks for sharing...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Melissa Miller said...

Cami what a fabulous idea! It just looks perfect and so classic.
Love it! :)

prof en retraite said...

Wow Cami...I love it! I've never heard of vintage ink.It certianly does the trick! Great post...Debbie

tam said...

Hi Cami! I think it looks great-it all works so well together-very nice job!~Smiles~Tam!

HoneyB said...

Vinty - being a pianist - I LOVE the sheet music!

Momovthree said...

I love what you did. Such a creative touch that is unique to you. Great job!
~Michelle

Lady Katherine said...

So pretty and creative! Just love what you did to the sheet music.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Cami.. I absolutely love your vintage wall.. It is incredible. This is so creative and just down right awesome.. I would love to find some vintage sheet music and try this one.. I think it would be something fun to add to the toile bedroom.. hugs ~lynne~

Carrie said...

That sheet music looks so pretty! I really think you should come here and decorate my house for me. :)

shaybert said...

Love your sheet music! Beautiful. Happy Wall Wednesday! Blessings, Shay

PS. This is my first visit to your place and in reading your profile I totally understand about how tragedy changes your life. My eldest had a brain bleed at the beginning of her freshman year of high school (she's 29 now) and it changed our whole family.
She's great now, with minimal deficits, but what we thought was a detour in life became a total left turn. I should blog about it someday.

Boosalis Bloggle said...

What a wonderful idea! My daughter and I are going to re-decorate her bedroom. After she sees this, I am positive she will have a wall that looks a lot like yours. Thank you so much for sharing!

Blessings,
Teri

southerninspiration said...

Cool vintage things!! Thanks for visiting my blog!
Suzanne

And I love your tag..."professional grandmother"!

brettinsky said...

Beautiful! I love victorian things!


Thanks for playing along with Trim the Tree Thursday! I love to decorate for Valentines Day!

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Cami, thanks for your visit! Love what you did with the sheet music. The iron scroll is the perfect touch! Kristen

Linda said...

Very unique and creative Cami, I like it. I like the mirror, I have a think for old mirrors.
Linda

Mama said...

Hello Cami, Happy WOYWW, Your blog is so lovely, I loved your vintage rose prints and your tablescape and your blog wallpaper. Your vintage music sheets look so wonderful with your iron scroll. Thank you for coming by my WOYWW post and making me smile I am from London (now living in the usa) and if we got just one snowflake the whole city shut down :-), Kathy.

Queenie~ said...

This makes such an interesting statement for your walls. I love how you have arranged the sheet music art and then tied it together with the oval picture and postcard. This is so creative and beautiful...Also, the Roses post cards from yesturday's post, are so pretty.... with all their vintage flair...I love it all.

Kimm at Reinvented said...

What a beautiful collage, and a unique idea. Thanks for sharing.

mbkatc230 said...

What a creative wall! I love the sheet music, what a great idea (that I may have to swipe hah, imitation being the sincerest form of flattery and all that) Great post, Kathy

Miss Janice said...

Oh, this vintage look is awesome! Love the display.

Linda said...

That's such a wonderful idea to anchor the music. I'm a piano player, so I'm loving that! Linda

carolinajewel said...

That is so different! I have stacks of old sheet music we found in our 1883 attic. Some of the cover art is gorgeous! I'll have to get it out again and look at it with new eyes!!!! Love the postcard too!

Thanks for the kind comments on my blog! :D Jewel

Charlotte said...

The sheet music with the scroll over it is delightful. I love it.
Charlotte

Diane said...

Cami, I know I am new to your Blog but I really am enjoying it, stop on by my blog when you get a chance I have something for you. Hugs, Diane

sepiadreams said...

Love the idea with the music on the walls!!!! Very, very creative. You have a beautiful home!!! Tiina...