Old sheet music is so wonderful. Things to use in scrap booking, card making etc can be really expensive. I notice they sell sheets of reproduced music sheets for a few dollars a sheet which makes me laugh as you can buy the real stuff for a few cents. And it is nicer!
If you come across hand written music, even better. This is beautiful framed. Gorgeous!
In home ware stores I have seen music sheets used as place mats (disposable) and rolled up and tied with little black ribbons or string and piled on a stand as a display or filling a vase or an urn. All very stylish. And cheap if you go to an op shop and stock up!
I get whole books of it for $2 or so but some exquisite sheets with scrolls and gorgeous vintage lettering etc are a little more. Still a dollar or two is about it.
I use it so much in card making. Usually old song titles have romantic sounding names making great sentiments to use in cards. The music mostly looks aged and the colour is yellowing giving this beautiful antique effect.
It makes lovely wrapping paper especially for Christmas. I have a book saved for next Christmas of Christmas Carols so I can wrap things with "Silent Night" and so on. How lovely! Also this could be used in your table setting and Christmas decor. I have found quite a few books of Christmas Carols.
Hymn books are glorious! the titles and words are so lovely. Many songs are prayers and blessings so very appropriate for cards and gifts.
Often when making cards I need a background and will use music. It is so inexpensive and effective. I have even found music study books in op shops with the music full of hand written music and scroll's all just beautiful for things I make. Better than anything you can buy at a store and a fraction of the price.
Another option is to find online someones favourite song in music and lyrics form and print it. It can be tea stained and left in the sun to get the aged effect. For a personal card or wrap favourite lyrics are really sweet. A romantic gift or decor is to blow up the music to your wedding song and frame that in your bedroom. This can be really inexpensive to do too.
We have a country trip coming up so I'm hoping this will help me find some more old sheet music and a list of other things I'm after. The country op shops are amazing. Plus always talk to the people in them. Very often you can't see what you want but if you ask they will dash off and re appear with what you want. I have a lot of luck this way.
I'm so happy overnight we had a cool change. It is my new son in laws birthday. I have made him a tray of tuna mornay which he loves and a present of a cheese board of fancy cheeses which he goes mad over. Coming up next will be Andy's Birthday... I am working on that...
Yesterday I launched into my list of things to do for April and vaxed (washed) the carpet in Andy's office. This is the worst area, light coloured carpet, high traffic etc. So I did this room. The rest are easy after this. It took three tanks of sudsy water. There is weird satisfaction in pouring out the water and seeing the dirt you got out. It is also a workout! Well it eventually came up well and now today it is dry and I can see it looks great. I feel good I got this job out of the way and I can tick it off my list! I say that was a good start to April! And if I had paid to have it done it might have been $80 or $100 I think. I would say it cost me less then $1 to do myself. That is a good two hours work then.
I will do another room today but it will be quick and easy.
Have a lovely day! xx