Nov 21, 2011

Christmas Decorating: Day 4: Black & White Sheet Music

A colly bird is a blackbird,
& as he is a fellow with one of the sweetest notes,
Mrs Glamour-Claus has prepared a tribute to his song
in today's Christmas Decorating Theme:
Four Blackbirds Caroling.

This is a very easy theme because, 
just like the little blackbird,
it's all about the beauty of simplicity.

Using a base of black & white like a sheet of song music 
{and a touch of gold for his beak}
will create a very elegant scheme for holiday decorating.

 "Black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. 
It is the perfect harmony." 


Use printed sheets of Christmas music for wrapping paper.
{You can download a pdf to print out it out yourself here.}
Then trim with black lace & feathers.


Decorate the tree with sweet musical notes
& little blackbirds. 

 Just a touch of black feathers in a hair barrette for Christmas parties.

 Introduce other graphic elements in black and white too,
like these bonbons with a vintage feel.

A most elegant scheme, 
for a stylish Christmas soirĂ©e 
~ one which should be accompanied by heavenly Christmas music ~ 
as inspired by the simple beauty 
of a blackbird singing. 

Tra-la-la...Mrs Glamour-Claus is off to hum a tune or two...
shall you join me in song???

In case you missed the earlier decorating days, you can catch up here.

images: 1: 1915 Christmas illustration: the Graphics Fairy; 2: artwork blue fruit; 
3: gift tags; 4: blackbird bath5: artwork blue fruit {1/2/3/4/5}; 
11: black velvet bag; 12: artwork blue fruit {1/2/3/4/5/6/7}; 
13: barette14: artwork blue fruit {1/2/3/4/5/6}; 15: baubles; 16:bonbon; 17: choker


  1. There are so many beautiful ideas here I'm having trouble choosing my favourites. Their is something about print music that always steals my heart though!

  2. sfiziesfarzimoda.blogspot.com21/11/11 8:45 PM

    Molto belle le decorazioni con le note musicali. Baci Marcella

  3. So many beautiful images! The Chanel quote sums it all but so well. Aaah...
    x KL

  4. I love the detail of the trim with black lace and feather used for wrapping presents from sheets of music ... very elegant!
    Gorgeous images Virginia ... ooh, and I love the black brocade stocking with the white feathers ... adorable!

  5. All beautiful ideas, the images are like a dream,  impossible to pick a favorite.
    Thanks for sharing, Virginia.
    Hope you had a nice weekend.
    Warm hugs to you!

  6. Hi Anna! Yes, me too - I have always loved sheet music for Christmas decorating without understanding why. I have a better idea now though, having been researching Christmas traditions over the last week for this series. Every theme, I discover something new! V x0

  7. Ciao Marcella! It's a pretty theme with the musical notes, isn't it? V x0

  8. So full of clever quotes, on top of all her other fabulousness. What  a woman she was! V x0

  9. Hi Marina. And that's such a simple but effective one too. I have used newspapers for wrapping paper for the last 10 years or so. The children used to think they were hard done by, but now feel rather trendy. (Hilarious!!) But adding the sheet music and the black lace takes it up quite another notch. V x0

  10. Hello Tereza - yes I had a hard time culling them as you can tell from the rather large quantity! Hope it hasn't crashed anybody's server! V x0


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