07 May 2011

For Girls Who Play


I had a fun time recently with my garden club when we got crafty.  One of my friends in the group plays the piano beautifully and had a book of wonderful vintage sheet music and illustrations, "For Girls Who Play" from the 1930's that we used to make some Spring tussie mussies.


All the hard work was done for us when we started ~ the sheet music had been enlarged and laminated so that these precious tussie mussies could be durable to hang on our front doors.  Now we were ready to "play."

Lately for some reason I have been on a green kick.  I have never really even been fond of green because of the overuse of hunter green and "pub" green several years ago in every home and restaurant across the lands.  But these bright shades of kiwi, lime, apple, basil, celery, grass, and mint have captured my interest and I've been using these colours all season.


This was the piece of sheet music I selected to use for my tussie mussie ~ Gathering Wild Flowers.
I think the illustrations throughout this piano book are all so charming, but I loved the title and drawings of this one in particular.  {I know I will be using some of the other sheet music pages for projects later on...I already have some ideas, so I will keep you posted.}


I added some paper flowers and blossoms to the outside of cone, then filled it with Spanish moss and artificial wild flowers ~

~ sprigs of apple green berries,

daisies,

hydrangea blossoms,

and wild flowers.


With a satin ribbon and bows on each side of the tussie mussie, it was ready to hang...almost.

Before I was finished, I added a hand stamped tag with the words, SPRING IS HERE!
 
It looked perfect on my front door and so welcoming.  Thank you Angela for sharing this adorable sheet music with us!

And thank you all for your visit.

Ciao amici,
Suzanne

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PS
Linking up today with all the other beautiful Pink Saturday creations.

5 comments:

Margie said...

Oh man, I LOVE how it turned out. Beats a wreath any day of the week! Ahhh!

Stephanie said...

It's so pretty! What a welcome. Thanks for sharing!

Come over to my blog for a visit, I'm giving away something pretty!
http://luluscottage.blogspot.com

Italian Girl in Georgia said...

Hey Girls!

Thanks so much for your visit and sweet comments.

The Tablescaper said...

How charming!

- The Tablescaper

Italian Girl in Georgia said...

Thank you!

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