Since all the pondering about defacing the music book
I've had a great time making cards
many cards, which have all been to sent to friends and family.
Then I made these cones, which I remembered seeing last year
in my favourite Danish magazine.
This is my variation.
The cones can be hung from a beam
or placed on a side table with baubles popped inside,
or if you have a large tree they could look lovely hanging from a branch
Many years ago I used to make little cushions with vintage lace which I put on our bed
and I have lots of odd pieces left over from my collection .
So it was just the thing to add to the vintage theme of the sheet music.
I also had some clear baubles I'd bought a while ago
and wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with them !
I'd seen a few ideas in a magazine, using paper in different colours
cut into strips and placed inside. so that gave me the idea to use the music.
I still have a few other ideas for things to do, if I get time.
I hope you like what I chose to do with some of the pages from the book.
As Mr France & I will be spending the Christmas holiday with our daughter and our grandchildren
I haven't decorated a tree this year.
But I've had lots of enjoyment making these decorations, which I'll give to her and have the pleasure of seeing how she will display them in her home.
In my last post I asked for your opinion whether I should use the book of music which I found in a brocante After reading your interesting comments, which I'm extremely grateful to have received. Then chatting on face book, and emails from friends it was almost 50/50. It wasn't easy to make my decision.
I did a lot of research into the book of the opera music & also gave it a great deal of thought, it took me 10 days of pondering to be exact, before I plucked up courage to deface the book, a vintage book at that !
I hope I'm not going to make any enemies by doing this ?
As I found that the book was not valuable and knowing the music would never be played, I didn't feel too guilty, added to that a lot of you were thinking on the same wavelength as me. So I have neatly pulled out a few pages to make cards, decorations and a few little gift bags. All will be shown later in the week.
I did some research on the fashion in France and Germany during the period when the music was written.
After I'd pulled out the first double pages, I wasn't sure if it was guilt, but probably it was my vivid imagination, but I began to get a vision of a lady sitting on a stool at the piano with a gentleman standing nearby ready to turn the pages of her music. The lady dressed in a beautiful crinoline gown, her hair in ringlets. the gentleman looking handsome in a long jacket and slim fitting trousers & knee boots.
In case your imagination is not as vivid as mine here are a few fashion images for you.
French fashion 1840
and as you all love the way the French ladies dress
this is what they were wearing in 1840.
Hope you enjoyed seeing the fashion from the period of my music book.
come back again soon to see my decorations.