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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Words of a Song as Music Decor

The words in your favorite song or songs can be displayed as wall decor. Wall decor comes in many shapes and sizes. It is also possible to use multiple items and create a grouping using multiple items. When I put multiple items together in a group, I find that using an odd number works best to create a gallery wall.

Sometimes it is possible to find wall decor that is designed to stick to a large wall. It might be the word Music or perhaps the flow of piano keys or multiple musical instruments. Designs of this type make a nice decoration over a sofa or the head of a bed.

Words of a Song

A country music artist really got my attention when he sang the song God Bless the USA. Recently I came across a wall plaque with words from that song. The lyrics "If tomorrow all the things were gone I'd worked for all my life" still have meaning. In today's world, people who were in the path of the devastating hurricanes and fires, and others suffering losses can all relate. He won a Country Music Award for Song of the Year in 1985 for writing God Bless the USA.

Whenever I hear the name, Lee Greenwood, I think of a couple of other songs for which he is known, and he is known for many. They are The Flag Still Stands for Freedom and I'm Proud to be an American Where at Least I Know I'm Free.

Think about using patriotic wall decor that brings a sense of warmth with its lyrics.

What about Hymn Tunes

Hymn tunes can also be found. I have a music box that plays What a Friend and the music of the song is inscribed on the lid that opens. I have also enjoyed wall plaques with a page from an old hymnal decoupaged on the plaque. The most popular hymn tunes that I have seen are The Old Rugged Cross, Blest Be the Tie also called DennisIn the Garden and The Little Brown Church in the Vale. Another that one might look for is Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus.

Favorite hymns could be displayed in a wall grouping, perhaps on a wall over a piano. Displaying  one plaque on a narrow wall is also be a nice touch.

Song Titles 

Vinyl records from the past also come to mind. Find a vinyl record from the past with the name of a popular song to which you or a loved one enjoyed listening. Create a wall display either using the record itself, or perhaps an album cover matted in a simple frame. The possibilities are endless. How many songs and/or artists can you think of that you would like to remember?   

Think about the words of a song that brings a smile to your face.

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Experience the Joys of Music Decor -- See, Hear, and Feel

Music became an important part of my life at approximately nine years old. It happened around the time I was introduced to piano lessons. Wow! Playing the notes and hearing the melody was a new and welcome adventure.

The adventure was all mine! I loved it! No one could do this for me. I had a teacher, but ultimately, I had to do this by myself! When thinking about it, I am reminded of individuals who learn to ride a unicycle. How does one explain the sense of accomplishment? Thinking back, a lot more opportunities presented themselves.

Square Dancing, it is said, is friendship set to music. More specifically, western style square dancing is commonly done with eight people in a square. Sometimes all eight people are moving, while there are other moves that require only four people to move. Dancers typically go through a series of lessons to learn the movements. When they complete the lessons, they can go to dances across the country and dance with other couples. Square Dancing is universal. It is not a competition. The people who do it do it for fun, and love music. Songs may be sung in various languages, but the calls to which they dance are all in English. People square dance around the world. Imagine the fun of dancing to the beat of the music and the sense of accomplishment felt when one can do this!

The Sounds of the Music

Music decor within a room is only one way to see and feel the presence of music. Experience an activity that comes to life with the sound of music. I love to hear the sound of chimes ... the sound that one hears when a wind chime is nudged by the wind ... it is music to my ears, especially tuned chimes.

A Melody in your Mind

Hear the melody play in your head, over and over again. How many times have you heard a song or a catchy tune and for the remainder of the day, you simply could not get it out of your head? You even find yourself walking to the rhythm of the beat. Perhaps you even begin to hum or sing along.

Feel the Joy Music Brings

Let your heart feel the joy that music brings. Have you ever seen tears well up in someone's eyes when their heart feels the joy of music as they hear a song that touches their heart? I have. One time as I was playing "How Great Thou Art" and as I looked out over the group of listeners, I saw a person with tears streaming down their cheeks as this song touched their heart. Another time, I was in a group of people and saw tears welling up in a person's eyes as they listened to someone sing "The Green Green Grass of Home".

Music is Around Us 

Yes, it is wonderful to fill our homes with music decor! But, also, pay attention to the music around you, even when it is silent. Do you see it? Do you hear it? Do you feel it?

Are there nature sounds? Is there a rhythm to the sound of the falling rain? Is there a new rhythm waiting to be heard? Is there a rhythm sound that needs to be set to music and experienced in a song?

Think about it ... as you experience the joys of music decor in your life!

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Music Decor and Color

Colors for music decor are best defined by the person who is looking for music decor. What they are looking for and how they want to use it may greatly impact their choice of colors. If you start at the beginning and read all of my posts, you will find that music decor can be full of every color in the rainbow.

Some questions you might ask yourself are:

'Are you looking for something in particular?'
'How or Where do you want to use it?'
'What is the color scheme?' and 'What is your favorite color?'

Personally, I like a lot of color, but my scheme for decorating has normally been to select earth tones for the large items in the room, window treatment, and wall covering colors. This makes changing the look of the room much easier. All I have to do is change the color of the accessories or change the actual decor. I like music decor because I like music and it makes me happy. Also, it is very easy to change or rearrange.

One scheme let me add one bright-colored item, such as a red chair. After that, the decor on my walls and other items in the room could take on any color or muliple colors that compliment what is already there.

Another scheme let me add light blues to the earth tones in the room. As long as the blues in the room blended with each other, I could still add accessories in blues or those that blended well with the blues in the room.

What is not to love about music decor ...

Color it happy in shades that compliment your setting. The variety is phenomenal!

Where to find it ...

First of all, are you looking for something in particular? If so, it could be easy to locate, or depending on what you are looking for, it might take a little longer to locate. Let's face it. Some items relating to music decor are readily available at specialty stores, i.e. ones that carry musical instruments or other large items. Others are located within larger stores or grouped with other music-related merchandise. They may be found on the web as well as brick and mortar stores.

One day I decided to browse on the internet. Much to my surprise, I found some items at Bed Bath & Beyond and other items at Hobby Lobby -- Stores that sell other items often carry interesting decor that falls within the realm of music-related home decor. Terms you might enter in a search box besides music decor might be music, musical, music notes, keyboard, guitar, and other words relating to music decor.

At the time I was searching, Bed Bath & Beyond had an item called Wood Guitar Pick Wall Art. I am including a link if you want to take a peek and check it out.
Wood Guitar Pick Wall Art

At Hobby Lobby, I searched for music wall decor and also for music stickers. Do-it-yourselfers or scrapbookers might also find an assortment of music word stickers.

Sometimes you might need to think outside the box and just browse to see what comes up when you search. I have found many items relating to music decor in stores that carry things in a variety of categories. Until you actually look or search, it is hard to know what you can find.

The Hunt ...

The hunt to find unusual items relating to music decor is part of the journey in creating the atmosphere you want for your room. In the right-hand column of this blog, you can also find links to some of the items I have already located. My intent is to share links which you may enjoy, but not overwhelm you. It is so much fun having a happy room by adding music decor that blends well.

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Let Me Call You Sweetheart

This is an old familiar waltz tune. The last four lines of Let Me Call You Sweetheart are probably most remembered.

Let me call you "Sweetheart," I'm in love with you.
          Let me hear you whisper that you love me too.

          Keep the love-light glowing in your eyes so true.
          Let me call you "Sweetheart," I'm in love with you.

What do we know about this song?

Leo Friedman (July 16, 1869 - March 7, 1927), was an American composer of popular music, He was born in Elgin, Illinois, and died in Chicago, Illinois. He is best remembered for the sentimental waltz, "Let Me Call You Sweetheart". He also wrote "Meet me tonight in Dreamland" and other songs from that era.

Lyrics are by Beth Slater Whitson. The song was first published in 1910. It was first sung by The Peerless Quartet. The song was recorded by Bette Midler for the film "The Rose" and the accompanying "The Rose Soundtrack".

Where was this song Written?

It was written at the Center View Hotel at Bass Lake, Indiana, by Mr. Friedman, who was a frequent guest at the hotel. According to legend, the hotel owner, Mrs. Hewitt, was the song's sweetheart. The guest rooms numbered twelve and were decorated in themes. The original score is said to be displayed in the "Sweetheart" room.

There is a little more known history about this hotel. In the 1960's, the hotel owner was Harry Neal Baum. He was the son of L. Frank Baum, author of the famous "Oz" stories. At that time, it became the Oz Cot Lodge and Restaurant. I mention this because "The Wizard of Oz" is a well-known story that was made into a musical movie. I remember watching it over and over and never getting tired of it.

The Song

Below is a beautiful rendition of "Let me call you Sweetheart" by The Mills Brothers. There are other versions available, but they perform a smooth, lovely version that one could waltz to. Click on the video to listen.

If you can find an original piece of sheet music of this song, suitable for framing, it would be a great addition to your music decor. It could be hung in your music room, or with other items in a musical grouping, or displayed by itself. Classic songs are a nice addition to your music decor.

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Music Decor and More Blog is still Alive

Music Decor and More is still alive. Let me say "Welcome Back!" You may notice a few changes.  However, overall, content discussing ideas and suggestions about music decor is still intact, and your comments are still welcome. It is still all related to music.

A few things have changed. Affiliate shopping links are still located in the right-hand column, and that is likely where you will find the most revisions. Feel free to check out some links that are now located on other blog sites.

New Beginnings

If you like to read adventure stories, this true story may be one you will not want to miss. In November, 2015, my husband and I started traveling full time. My husband started a blog at in January 2014, when he began talking about the trailer build for the cargo trailer that we would live in for seven months when our adventure all began.

My blog at went live in December 2015, soon after we began this new adventure. I have added links to both of our travel blogs in the column on the right, if you would like to follow our travel adventure and see pictures as our story unfolds.

Music Decor

Transitioning to this new lifestyle has been a wild ride! We both love music! We love to travel and see the country! In our new lifestyle, obviously I did not have room for all of my music decor. A lot of time and energy was expended through the various stages of getting ready.

My focus slowly shifted away from topics for my Music Decor and More blog. Most of my writing became centered around content needed to list items on auction sites, such as eBay. A lot of energy was needed for the decision-making tasks to make this new adventure happen. Other venues, such as yard sales, Facebook online yard sale sites, and finding contact people for groups to donate other items were needed for this entire process.

Then  came the job of organizing what we kept. I did not get rid of everything. Music is still a big part of my life.

What happened to my spinet piano?

It came with us in the trailer. Part of the deal in making the decision to travel full time was that my piano would come with us and not end up in a storage area somewhere.  By the way, we also have my 120-bass accordion and John's six-string guitar with us. Even though we have thinned out a lot of our music, we still have plenty of things to keep us happy.

Music Decor is still alive

Music is near and dear to our hearts, especially mine! And I still notice music notes, music boxes, and many other things. It might be a corinthian bell windchime with its beautiful tuned chime nudged by the wind that falls on my ear. Seeing a piece of material relating to music would also bring a smile to my face. Sometimes a song or a rhythm starts going through my mind. Music covers such a broad topic. It is wonderful!

With Halloween coming up next month, I detect more musical things in fun, spooky decorations than I used to notice -- like a dancing musical witch hat for this fun spooky holiday, for instance. Is that creepy or just fun!

It's good to be back blogging about music decor. We might even find some unusual musical instruments or dig into some unknown facts about songs that were popular, and still are.

Stay tuned and watch for more articles. Your thoughts are welcome and can be added in the comments section below.

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