Friday, December 9, 2011

Plum Perfect Friday - Tartan and Traditional!

I've missed not blogging for the past several months. I have been doing a lot of traveling, turned '50' and had my first grandbaby! Thought I'd better get back to it...and "IT" started with a wreath makeover. go along with the tartan bows and tree skirt.

I usually do maroon and forest green, but decided to change it up a bit this year, and I'm loving the red and white.

I saw these sheet music ornaments on Pinterest and had to make some.

So cute, I love the way they turned out!

Here again is my "famous" tarnished silver bowl that I acquired recently. It is so versatile...I have used it in various centerpiece displays already! (More shredded sheet music...I adore it!)

I have always liked tartan plaid, and pulled it from the archives this year to mix with the musical scores.

My old door gets a new wreath with some more music scrolls. Simple and understated.

My coffee table vingette with more tartan plaid and a fun framed verse. (The book page tree idea came from here. Isn't it fun!)

Three Wise Women would have...
Asked directions,
Arrived on time,
Helped deliver the baby,
Cleaned the Stable,
Made a casserole,
Brought practical gifts and
There would be
Peace on Earth

This is one of my favorite "new" acquisitions this year. I found this fabulous vintage song book on eBay. I'm pretty sure my mother had one very similar to this when we were growing up.

She loved to sing and had a fabulous voice. She was a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir at one time during her life. But every time she sang in any choir, I could always single out, and actually hear her voice! I remember us gathered around the piano and her teaching us to sing many beautiful songs, not just at Christmas, but all through the year.

I am absolutely in love with this!

I've got more new Christmas crafts and decor that I am working on, so check back! Happy Christmas!


Karena said...

Margaret, I love it all! Your new wreath, the musical scrolls are really something I am looking for. Do you know the best place to get the sheets?

Still many surprises coming up in our amazing 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways!! The French Basketeer has a very special offering right now and there are more gifts open to enter!


Art by Karena

Something Special said...

Maggie, come check out my two last posts on my decorations for Christmas. I am getting ready to post the new old-fashioned ornaments that I made this week. I love love your tartan touched decorations. Sure do love ya!