Thursday, December 4, 2014

Christmasing on the Piano

Hello, Dear Ones! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! We certainly did.
Well, it's time for Christmas and I've been decorating the house and thought I'd share with you today my Christmas piano.
 Here sits my piano at the long end of our living room.
 I've poked down my grandmother's old lace tablecloth. It has a few little holes but I don't care. It makes a nice base for my things. Oh, by the way, the repair folks were able to fix up all the scratches on my piano! I am just thrilled! Michele from The Nest At Finch Rest suggested I catercorner my piano and I was going to do that right away. Couldn't budge it! So....when I can get a bunch of strong men over here it'll go the other way in the corner! :)
 I'm using my big Nativity on my piano. I have had this for years and found it after Christmas on clearance at JoAnn's Fabric Store. Their faces are so sweet. I also popped down my big music notes Christmas balls! I thought I heard them singing "O, Come All Ye Faithful"!
Thought I'd show you how the piano looks peeping to the front of the living room! Now I'm off to check out your Christmasing!


Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

O Come All Ye Faithful


O come all ye faithful joyful and triumphant
Oh come ye O come ye to Bethlehem;
come and behold him born the King of angels;
O come let us adore him Christ the Lord.
God of God light of light
Lo he not the virgin's womb;
Very God begotten not created:
O come let us adore him Christ The Lord.
Sing choirs of angels sing in exultation
Sing all ye citizens of heaven above;
Glory to God in the highest:
O come, let us adore him, Christ The Lord
See how the shepards summoned to his cradel,
leaving their flocks, draw nigh with lowly fear
we too will thither hend our joyful footsteps;
O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.
Yea, Lord, we greet thee, born this happy morning;
Jesus, to thee be glory given;
word of the Father, now in flesh appearing:
O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.
~ sung by my piano


41 comments:

  1. It looks as though you are all set for a wonderful Christmas, certainly in the decorations department. Your nativity set is beautiful and looks lovely where you have displayed it. xx

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  2. Your piano nativity is so pretty. I'm thinking of doing something similar on my piano. Thank you for the inspiration!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  3. I think a piano looks so pretty decorated for the holidays. I need to get my stack of Christmas books out. Everything looks beautiful my friend! I'm so glad they fixed the scratches, too! Hugs!

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  4. This is beautiful, Shelia. I love the way the 3 kings are elevated. It makes it look like they are traveling toward the manger. A beautiful set, and the lace on top of the piano is the perfect base for your nativity characters. laurie

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  5. Shelia, your Nativity looks lovely on the piano with your grandmother's lace piece. It's like they are enjoying the view of the pretty tree. Thanks for visiting!

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  6. That is a beautiful Nativity set and it looks lovely on your piano. Your tree is beautiful too! Enjoy!

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  7. Beautiful Shelia! Do you feel like you live in a movie scene with the snow?

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  8. Shelia, your piano looks great! Love your beautiful Nativity set. It looks lovely on the piano! It looks like you're enjoying your new place!

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  9. Beautiful sweet Shelia! I love your Nativity it's lovely and I see your gorgeous tree in the back. I bet your playing C'mas carols in your piano now!
    Have a very happy holiday season in your new home, my friend. Thanks for visiting, I loved it!
    Have a sweet week.
    FABBY

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  10. So pretty. I have a friend that would be drooling over the song ornies!!

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  11. I have been "Christmasing the house" for days. Love what you did with the piano.

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  12. Beautiful Nativity and a great place to put it, Shelia. Love the Christmas tree too!...Christine

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  13. Very pretty, Shelia and my favorite hymn to boot!

    Back n the land of the living after a long recovery. I am so far behind with blogging that I don't know when I will catch up, but I'm going to try. I did take a peek at your house and think it is just wonderful. I am so happy for you and know that you are going to love having those sweet peas nearby!

    Love you,

    Sheila

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  14. I love what you've done on your piano. That nativity set is just about the sweetest thing! I haven't decorated yet but I'm getting ready to start. I've been thinking what I will do on my piano. Mine is a spinet so I don't have the big surface that you have but I always do something special. You inspire me, dear friend.
    ~Adrienne~

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  15. Shelia, Your Christmas decs look gorgeous. You are certainly making your new home beautiful x

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  16. Your piano is looking truly magnificent, my dear! It has the holiday spirit - very apropos for a piano of a blogger with the name Note Songs, yes? Quite fitting, indeed.

    Oh I am sorry the heavy piano can't be budged just yet. Did I ever mention last year when we redid the floors? Call my favorite pro Piano Movers - move piano to one side of room. Lay floor down. Call piano movers to come back, move the piano to finished newly laid wooden wide plank floors so they can finish laying the other side. $135 each time. Takes 4 huge guys each time. So we're taking some cash, right? So the floor gets down (and we widened a window so it balanced the room better.) So after I finished decorating I sat back and really looked hard at the finished layout. And didn't like where the piano was anymore. OMG I had to call them AGAIN to tweak it just a smidge to be perfect. I told them there was no way it would need 4 guys and no way I was going to spend another $100+ bucks. So the owner called back (he's moved me to 3 different homes in the last 20 years,) and did it for $45. Boom. Done. But whew, golly what an ordeal.

    Anyway, hopefully it isn't that expensive up there - worth calling about - perfect and safe piano placement is everything. Hugs. ♥♥♥

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  17. It looks wonderful, how fun to have your gmas tablecloth to use. I love it.

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  18. Hi Shelia, Christmas on your piano is beautiful. Love your grandmas tablecloth. It makes the whole scene perfect overlooking your room and gorgeous tree in the background.
    Your new home is looking gorgeous this first Christmas!!
    Have a blessed day.
    Smiles XOXO

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  19. Oh, how I love the way you have incorporated your Nativity scene on your piano. So lovely and such a special spot. Grandma's tablecloth is beautiful.
    With hugs,
    Jemma

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  20. Awe...how sweet and precious! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  21. A beautiful display! Love those ornaments with the music on them.

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  22. Oh Sheila...it looks just BEAUTIFUL! That lace tablecloth did it for me...such the perfect touch to this lovely arrangement!

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  23. A nativity scene is classic Christmas! I love it!

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  24. That is beautiful! Bid love to hear you playing on it. I adore piano music and always wanted to learn how to play. But I ended up playing the flute! The nativity set looks beautiful tucked in with your Grandmother's lace tablecloth. I'm glad you got the piano moved to the position you wanted and the view of the tree on the other end of the room looks fabulous!

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  25. It's all so very lovely, warm, and cozy, Shelia! The dainty, lace tablecloth, draped over the piano, with the nativity scene interspersed amid its rolling hills looks like a miniature land.

    Happy December!

    Poppy

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  26. I love the nativity scene. It looks beautiful on your piano.

    Kathy

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  27. Shelia this is just beautiful. What a lovely nativity scene!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  28. As always, so very beautiful, Shelia.

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  29. How very pretty everything looks! The tablecloth is such a treasure. This will be such a special Christmas for you and your family in your new home! xoxo Mildred

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  30. Your piano looks terrific with your beautiful scene on it. You always do such lovely work Shelia.
    Have a great week.
    Mary

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  31. Your piano looks lovely dressed for Christmas. I do like your nativity, really rather elegant.

    Diana

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  32. Creative decorating Shelia - but of course I expect nothing less from you lovely lady! :) First Christmas in the new house! and I can just hear you belting out some tunes on that gorgeous instrument of yours.
    x

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  33. It looks fabulous on the piano. I have old lace cloths too and who cares about the holes. It is so fun to decorate for Christmas isn't it? I just put on the music and have fun!

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  34. How pretty everything looks in your new home. I am so far behind in decorating...I am hoping to get some done today. Dec started off so busy, no time to decorate until today...love it being busy, tho. :)

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  35. Music is a big part of our Christmas, and I love your ornaments and how you've made the piano a focal point!

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  36. Beautiful lace, the perfect touch for your nativity scene. Lovely Shelia!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  37. Your piano decorated for Christmas is beautiful...and love the view of the tree in the background!

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  38. The nativity on your piano is simply beautiful! I have to get to decorating today!

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  39. Gorgeous! Your piano looks amazing all dressed up for the Holidays. Love the pictures with the tree in the background. Have a great weekend! Maria

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  40. It looks just beautiful, Shelia! That is a gorgeous nativity. I always like seeing a piano angled in a corner with the pianist facing the room as she plays -- like you are playing a concert!

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