Thursday, December 23, 2010

Vintage Gift Wrap

Tah-dah!  This is my color-scheme for Christmas 2010: mint, cream and black.  I am celebrating the music that has filled our lives from day one.

You might remember that I was going a different direction with my colors this year - thinking white, silver and craft paper brown.  I completely changed my mind when my new friend, Julian came to my house, saw my "world" and gave me something precious...vintage sheet music! 

A member of his family was a musician, who collected a roomful of sheet music over the years.  I have been given the most beautiful pieces of paper with the purpose of crafting with it!  It took me a while to get up my courage, but I have come up with a plan.

The paper fans, pleating and canisters you see above are made with the actual vintage music sheets and I will treasure them always.  The flat panels that adorn the packages are color copies!  I can admire the beauty of the paper, while not "wasting" something vintage.

Each music score comes with gorgeous cover art that is worthy of being framed (see one in the background of this post).  I will scan those covers into my computer so that I can work with them without harming the originals. My plan is to frame the originals for the house.  I am having so much fun with this.  Thank you, Julian, your thoughtfulness has been music to my ears.


Anonymous said...

My pleasure, Anne! Happy Holidays!


Patricia said...

Just want to wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!


Anne Reeves said...

To you too, Julian!
Thank you, Patricia! Merry Christmas!

LillyB said...

Grand idea!!! Lucky girl that was a fantastic gift!!