Musical Christmas

Hello Friends! I'm so very excited and honored to be joining this beautiful Musical Christmas blog hop with so many talented ladies! This is my very first blog hop and I'm so excited! If you are just coming over from Emily Le.Cultivateur I would like to welcome you! Wasn't Emily's French style home gorgeous? Many many thanks to my dear friend Amber Follow The Yellow Brick Home  for hosting and inviting me to join!

Today we will be in the back parlor of my home Welch House. This is where our "Jenkins piano" resides.


This piano is very special to me and a favorite piece to decorate for the Holidays. I actually found this piano in the basement of my church!


 There were actually two pianos for sale and my sister and I both wanted the same piano, but it wasn't this one. I decide to go take a second look at this particular one and when I opened up the top I was in for a surprise!! When I opened the top and peered inside, printed in beautiful gold lettering it said "Jenkins & Sons". I was sold! Jenkins is our last name so I knew it must come home with us. I've had it about eight years now.


It has gorgeous pillars on it that actually look similar to the pillars on the front of our home! I just painted this piano earlier in the spring. It used to be all brown and it was very hard to see the beautiful details. I painted it with Paris Grey chalk paint by Annie Sloan and added gold gilding to bring out the details.


This year I really wanted to stay on a budget with my Christmas decor. I remembered that I had a huge box full of vintage music paper that I had found at a garage sale a couple of years ago. I love vintage music sheets and decided to make a runner for the Piano from them.


I loved the way it turned out. It looks beautiful draping down the side of the piano.


I also adorned the piano with some faux cedar garland and pink satin ribbons tied into a simple bow.


I decided to scattered some beloved antique ornaments as well as new ornaments all over the piano for a touch of whimsy.


The worn keys with the vintage ornaments are a beautiful sight in my eyes.


As always when I decorate I must have a bit of candlelight somewhere. I choose this trio of faux mercury glass votive holders to mix in with my ornaments and it turned out magical.


The giant chandelier looks stunning hanging just in front of the Jenkins piano.

I love how the  candlelight reflects across its prisms.


I hope you enjoyed seeing how I incorporate music into my Christmas decor. I truly love my Jenkins Piano and look forward to decorating it for each season.


Thank you for stopping by!! I hope you had a wonderful time, and please visit again soon!!

-Larissa








20 comments

  1. I painted our piano and haven't had an ounce of regret about it. Your piano is just stunning! I love how you painted it. Your decor is gorgeous. I'm draping garland across mine today. Thanks for inspiration.

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    1. Thank you so much Katie! I put off painting mine for years and I'm so glad that I finally did it! The Piano looks so much better now! Aren't they fun to decorate? Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  2. Oh the Jenkins piano is amazing. I love the gilding. Your home has truly put a song in my heart.

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    1. Thank you so very much Laura! That means a lot to me!

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  3. This is so beautiful! I've been considering painting my beautiful, upright antique piano, and I think you just sold me! I love it! What a fun piece to decorate!

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    1. Hi Lora! I'm so glad that I finally painted it! I think the details stand out so much better now. Happy painting!

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  4. I absolutely adore your painted piano and how you styled it! Gorgeous! Excited to be joining you on the hop. Merry Christmas! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

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    1. Thank you so much Cecilia! I was so happy to join you one this tour as well!

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  5. Larissa, I love how you have decorated your piano for the Christmas season. Your home is absolutely beautiful! It has been so much fun being on this tour with you. Merry Christmas!!!

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  6. Your piano is gorgeous! I love how you have everything decorated and how festive it all feels. The color is stunning and the pops of pink are really beautiful. I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas, CoCo

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  7. Your piano is just beautiful, Larissa! The paint really brought out the wonderful details and you have styled it so wonderfully! And with the last name Jenkins...it was meant to be!

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  8. Your piano is perfection Larissa, I love it so much, every detail!!

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  9. Larissa, your painted piano is beautiful & I love the story of your piano coming from the basement of your church & how you noticed it had the “Jenkins & Sons” lettering inside! Sweet serendipity!!

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  10. Larissa,
    I thoroughly enjoyed your musical post. What a great story for how you found your piano and how its makers related to your family name. Somethings are meant to be.

    Merry Christmas,
    Judith

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  11. You have such a beautiful style!! I love everything about this!!! Absolutely beautiful!!!
    ~Emily @ lecultivateur.com

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  12. First off, I'm thrilled to meet you and find your beautiful blog. Your piano is stunning in its own right, but your added holiday touches are the icing on the cake. The details of the legs are amazing and you were 100% on target with painting the piano and gilding the legs. The French side chair is perfect with the piano. Love the idea of the music drape and the vintage ornaments scattered about. Lovely post!!! Merry Christmas!

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  13. Larissa, this is just breathtaking! I left you a long detailed comment while on the way to the mall (hubby was driving) and I lost connection and the whole message! I just can't say enough about how gorgeous this is and how much I loved finding out the story about the Jenkins piano. You have so many similar stories to mine about how your treasures find you and their way into your home!

    Now, after Delaine completes first grade it is time to get him some piano lessons! I recommend completing first grade because a basic reading knowledge of sight words, numbers and pattern recognition is so helpful. You can always teach him yourself, there are many resources online.

    I am beyond thrilled that have joined this hop as a little celebration to start your blogging journey.

    Have yourself a "merry musical" Christmas!

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  14. The piano is gorgeous, and indeed it was meant to come home with you! The colors are perfect and the vintage touches you've added are the icing on the cake! Merry Christmas.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  15. Been in the hospital for over a week now but tried to keep apprised of new blog. You'll be fabulous at it Larisa and look forward to following from beginning. Kudos young lady.

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  16. Oh Jackie I'm so very sorry to hear that!! Sending many many prayers to you and I hope you feel better soon! You are so sweet to visit and I'm so glad to have you following my journey! Sending you a big hug and Merry Christmas wishes!!!

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