Magical, Musical Christmas

Hello dear friends,
What is it about music that feels our heart with joy and lifts our spirits?
I absolutely love singing along with the radio at the top of my lungs!  And believe me, it's no treat.  I was not blessed with any type of musical ability!  I look at a sheet of music and it just says, "pretty" to me.  I have never learned how to read music.

Still, nothing stirs my soul quite like beautiful music!
I'm so thankful to Amber from Follow The Yellow Brick Home for organizing this wonderful hop.  So many talented ladies will show you how they bring music into their homes at Christmas time.
If this is your first time visiting, I am so happy to have you!!  If you are hopping over from Itsy Bits and Pieces then I know that you have been well fed!!
I don't have a lot of musical things, but enough that I could add touches to our living room mantle.
When people gather music pulls them together.  I rolled a few sheets of vintage music I bought at a thrift shop and tied them with ribbons of gold.
The two little birds inside the ornament are a reminder that more is always merrier!!

I made the music sheet garland a few years ago.  I draped it along the front edge of the mantle.

 I never pass up a cute music book at a thrift shop.  I especially love the colors on this one!
I made the paper garland a few years ago.

The Star of Bethlehem was a gift from a dear friend last year.

I also have a small collection of musical themed vintage cuties.

 This little girl may not be a caroler, but she certainly looks like she has a song in her heart to me!  I found her at a thrift.  My friends weren't that impressed, but I love her!!

Wishing you all a magical, musical Christmas!
Next up is Carol from Art and Sand.  She is so talented and will inspire you immensely!!
Be sure and visit all of the other ladies for some musical inspiration.



Katie Mansfield said...

I'm impressed with your harpist. So, so adorable. I love vintage Japanese figurines. They always bring back memories. Cute mantel, Jann.

Stephanie said...

What a delight to visit with you today, dear Jann. Your home looks so pretty and festive for Christmas. And yes, there is just something about music :) Hugs to you!

Decor To Adore said...

Jann you made me laugh. I love to sing and its no treat here either. LOL I adore your paper chain and collection of vintage carolers. Your home has truly put a song in my heart.

Heather said...

I tried to learn music, but quickly realized that was not my gift. ;) I love the paper banner that you made! So fun and creative!! Glad to join you on this hop. Have a Merry Christmas!

Lora Bloomquist said...

I love your paper garland, Jann! Pinned!Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

I love your vintage carolers and that adorable harpist, Jann!

My thrift store addiction said...

Love your sheet music chains, Jann! As always, every detail is full of vintage charm! Excited to be joining this holiday hop with you. Merry Christmas! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

Louca por porcelana said...

How sweet and cute!Merry Christmas!

Shannon @ Belle Bleu Interiors said...

Jann, I so enjoyed my visit today! You always have so many lovely vintage pretties. It has been so much fun to be on this tour with you! I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas!!!

The Crowned Goat said...

You put together the prettiest vignettes, Jann! I love everything from the carolers to the garlands and banners made from music sheets. It's all totally festive and fantastic. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, hugs, CoCo

Carol said...

Such cute ideas with the sheet music. I may need to "borrow" that idea from you for next year!

Carol said...

Such cute ideas with the sheet music! I may need to borrow that idea for next year.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Oh my I love your little carolers and cute! Your decor is wonderful, Jann! I need to make some of your sheet music chains...and I love the mantel garland, too! Great inspiration!

Kim said...

Never have I seen sheet music singing such a beautiful song. Love your mantel, Jan. I can almost hear your singing from way down here as you twirl around and around whilst happily decorating.

cloches and lavender said...

Loving this blog hop such a cute idea. I love music and to sing but have a terrible voice. Love your banner on your bottle brush tree.


Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Jann, This is such a great blog hop. Music plays such a big part in Christmas time. I have found a couple of great old sheet music that pertains to Christmas and now you have reminded me to dig them out. I love the chain you made to put on your piano. What fun and Merry Christmas to you..Judy

Debby Ray said...

Can you even imagine the world without beautiful music? Let alone at Christmastime, specifically! Oh the sounds of the season just delight my soul! Your musical mantel is so lovely, Jann! Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

i love the whimsical angel also. she looks like she is just going to belt out a carol! never thought about rolled music sheets - looks festive w/ ribbon!

Botanic Bleu said...

What a fun post, full of merry Christmas joy.

Merry Christmas,


Emily said...

I love every detail of this!! I am so loving that mirror!!! And that garland is so darling!!
~Emily @

Welch House 1900 said...

Hi Jann! I so loved seeing your musical Christmas mantel. The star of Bethlehem is just darling! I also enjoyed seeing your vintage musical Christmas figurines, they are so special! I was so happy to be a part of this blog hop with you today!
Merry Christmas!

Pam Richardson said...

Jann, how wonderful to share this hop,with you and to see your beautiful post! I love the music garland and your mantel is just perfect. Merry Christmas

Unknown said...

Hi Jann, What a great idea for a blog hop, music is such a big part of the Christmas Season, it makes it so appropriate. Thank you for the beautiful song in your heart that you share through out the year. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
xoxo Jo

Roberta said...

Jann, it's a pleasure look at your wonderful decorations! Your home looks so nice and festive for Christmas!!
Merry Christmas,

Rita C at Panoply said...

Hi Jann, I am catching up on commenting and just want to say how much I love your vintage and thrifty heart! You can create almost any kind of theme, given the challenge and cache of finds in your treasure chest! That music box with tree is a beauty, and I happen to like the little girl with star head. You tiered tray of deer and bottle brush trees earlier in the week also was a star - so much detail, so many little cuties! I'm so happy you're enjoying the season, and am privileged to know you in the circle of blogging friendships.
Merry Christmas, Jann, to you and your family!

Jeanie said...

I love how you have incorporated music into your Christmas space! All the touches are dear and adorable!

Hope you are feeling well and hanging in there this holiday. Thinking of you always.

Pat said...

I love the use of vintage sheet music as a paper garland!
There's music in the air at Christmas!
You've made a harmonious design with your carolers!
Merry Christmas!

Sweet Tea N ' Salty Air said...

Oh my, love all your music treasures. The garland and your clever music sheet chain. Love all of it The originality is fabulous.May have to copy cat you on the chain idea, i have some very old encyclapedias to use. Thanks so much for sharing and i hope you are feeling better. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Lisa@Sweet Tea N Salty air

Angelina at Petite Haus said...

I love your music sheet garland! That is so clever! I like your collection of little carolers too! Angelina @ Petite Haus

Sarah said...

Jann, I wasn't blessed with any musical talent, including singing. My mother had a beautiful voice. I used to love to hear her sing in church and just around our home. Music makes for a happy heart. We have a beautiful piano that my husband played up until a few years ago. I wish he would begin playing again. Thanks for sharing. Your little thrifty girl makes me smile. I love her smile!
Merry Christmas!

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

Jann it doesn't matter if you feel like you can't sing or weren't blessed with music talents, the point is that you enjoy the GIFT of music which is for everyone! By the way, it is never too late to learn, I gave piano lessons to 72 year old man who had never played before and he picked up fast and learned to play a few songs quickly!

I love your pretty vignettes with the sheet music treasures. The gold ribbon is so pretty on the sheet music. The caroling book is a great find!

Your little kitschy carolers are wonderful and I love the harp player!

I am so blessed that you were able to join us on this hop. Have yourself a "merry musical" Christmas!

Mary K. said...

Jann the use of musical paper is so pretty and really adds interest to any decor. I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas!!

Patti Krank said...

You've pulled together another wonderful vignette Jann. Music is at the heart of Christmas isn't it? Glory! Merry Christmas my friend and blessings in the new year.

Parsimonious Décor Darling said...

Love the garland, so very festive! I know you are starting your treatment, sending much love and prayer your way Jann. Warmest and sincerest Seasons’ Greetings, and hopes for a speedy recovery!

Louca por porcelana said...

Jann,MERRY CHRISTMAS!God bless you and yours!Thanks for sharing joy,beauty,hope and love all the time!Thanks for hosting!Hugs,Maristella.

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Kim said...

Jann, your musical paper chains and tiny carolers have stolen my heart. How sweet. I hope you are feeling well and had the Merriest of Christmases. I think about you often and am wishing you a wonderful new year filled with nothing but good health, my friend. Hugs! And ps- my kids are very musical and when I sing, they tell me "mom, singing isn't for everyone!" Ha! I do it anyway! ;)

Anonymous said...

Jann, just wanted to know how you are doing, I miss your post and hoep and pray all is well with you. Hope to get an update soon Becky

Connie said...

Hi Jann, just stopped by to let you know that you are missed. I do hope that everything is well with you and your family.
God bless you,
Connie :)

French Ethereal said...

Love how you decorated your home for Christmas, Jann! I know it is almost a month later, at this point, but I think of Christmas all year 'round. <3 Happily pinned a bunch of your photos. :)

Happy hugs,
Barb :)

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

This is just the sweetest post about the meaning of music to you. I love all you made and your collections.
xoxo Su

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Miss seeing your blog posts and sweet personality. Pray you are doing well and will be back soon. Patty McDoanld

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