Friday, November 29, 2013

Literary Friday ‘Holiday Decorating’!

The first thing I do to start decorating is put my Christmas music books on the piano!

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(and it wouldn’t hurt to practice a bit! haha)

I don’t have many things from my childhood but I do still have my Golden Book hymnals!

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If they look old…they are! heehee!

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They bring back so many happy memories!

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I have my Christmas music books on the piano now.

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My most favorite Christmas carol is Silver Bells

but I enjoy playing them all at this time of year!

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I’m joining Ricki Jill for Literary Friday .

(are these literary, Ricki Jill?)

What is your favorite Christmas carol?

(and can you play the piano or sing?)

31 comments:

Musings from Kim K. said...

Your childhood golden books are precious. Enjoy this magical season ahead! Josie and I will need to pull out some of our favorite Christmas books this weekend too.

Pamela Gordon said...

I love your little Golden Books Diane. They are sweet keepsakes for you. I used to play the piano years ago but leave that up to my hubby now. I do sing in our choir though and have been in choirs since I was a little girl. I'm an alto although started as a soprano and switched when in my teens when I realized I really couldn't hit those high notes. :) Hugs, Pam

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I wish I had some of my older music books but they must have got lost in one of our moves. I enjoy playing Christmas carols too, my favourite is O Holy Night. Too bad I can't sing! :-)
Your childhood books are sweet Diane.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

These are so sweet! I love books so much and YES they are literary!!
Hugs,
Linda

Anonymous said...

Oh my word.. I remember having these exact two Golden Books of carols. Passed them on to sister and then to our 'baby brother'... how I wish I had some of those books now! Ahhhh...memories.... GADawn

Diane said...

How great to have your "old" books. They're so cute. Isn't it funny to see your handwriting too? I have some interesting signatures in some of my "old" books.

Donna said...

That's a great idea for Christmas decorating!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

That's wonderful that you have your childhood books! I have a few of mine and really treasure them. I also use old song books to decorate my piano -- they are actually little pamphlets that were given out by businesses and have Christmas carols in them and the most beautiful covers and illustrations :)

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Of course your song books are literary ... and wonderful treasures to have. I shared an old childhood favourite of mine last week. The only way I can carry a tune is in a bucket!!! But that doesn't always stop me from singing along with the CD's.

Cozy Little House said...

What wonderful memories you must have with your childhood books. I seem never to have had any. Maybe that's why I so love to have books now.
Brenda

Jill said...

Love your Little Golden Books - I have the Hymns one although it wasn't mine, it's thrifted.

I wish I could play the piano, I did take lessons but not for long enough....

Jeanne said...

Ohhh!! I remember the gold bindings on those books. Alas, none have been saved!! So precious!

Montanagirl said...

Your childhood books are a real treasure!!

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Thanks for the reminder. I need to put the Christmas music on the piano. Whatever would I do without you. :)
xo
Laura

Vee said...

Sweet Christmas Carol books! Yes, I play the piano and sing...usually all alone and behind closed curtains. Ha! How about you?

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I like Dwight Yoakum's version of Silver Bells. It's such a happy song.

Patty Sumner said...

I love to listen to Christmas music. I have been playing Christmas music for several weeks....I love "do you see what I see" and "walking in a Winter Wonderland"... I guess I really do not have a favorite.... I do not play....one of my greatest regrets...Have a great one. Blessings!

Annesphamily said...

Oh my goodness, those Golden books and your music books are gorgeous! My hubby sold the old piano when we had to move. I am still sad, I have no musical talent whatsoever but the kids loved it! Sigh! Love, love, love, this post!

DogsMom said...

I won't say they look old, they look well loved.

I also decorate with great books from my childhood.

Acorn to Oak said...

I have a bunch of Christmas books I set out at Christmas too. I really like your music book in the photo that is second and third from the bottom. It reminds me of one I had as a child. I loved it! I still have it but it's starting to fall apart. I just may set it out anyway. Happy Holidays!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Your little Golden Books looked well loved, not old. I don't play the piano, but always enjoy Christmas music. My fav is O Holy Night...you don't want to hear me sing it though, lol.

Kathy said...

I cannot play any instruments or sing at all, which is too bad because I love music but I am decidedly tone deaf. It is hard to pick a favorite Christmas song but "So This Is Christmas" and "silver Bells" are pretty high on my list.

Art @ Home said...

My mom used to drive me nuts with Silver Bells. We grew up in a small Alabama town outside of Birmingham, and she's always sing "It's Christmas time in the city, and in the country, too!"

:/

I can play the piano, but I absolutely cannot sing….but I'm not tone-deaf….there's just a disconnect between my brain and voice!

I sold my piano because I rarely played it, and I wanted more room in our home for my art studio, something I do enjoy!

My favorite Christmas songs are O Holy Night and All I Want for Christmas Is You. :D

This post has made me smile this morning…I love the little Golden books!

Thanks for linking-up to Literary Friday!

xo,
RJ

Art @ Home said...

Ha! And of *course* all Little Golden Books are literary! ;P

LindyLou Mac said...

I think it is special to have a selection of books you unpack just at Christmas time. We used to do this when the girls were young, they must be still packed away somewhere I guess!

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

I can remember gathering around my Grandma's piano and listening to her play. Unfortunately I can't play and my singing is nice to dogs, however my mum can play ANY instrument and she doesn't read music! She listens to something, sees someone play an instrument and it just sticks. Fantastic! xx

Susie said...

I love all you sweet books...to have something that was your very own from your childhood is amazing and wonderful. Blessings to you dear friend, xoxo,Susie

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

OH my I love it! ESPECIALLY because you just transported me back to my childhood...I too had that one book, HYMNS!!! :)

Thank you for the sweet time travel! :)

Linda Walker said...

me too! I had these same books! Such a nicce post Diane!
Linda
Sewwhat!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

The Little Golden Books DO bring back wonderful childhood memories! They must have used the same illustrator for all their books -- the girls and boys have the cherry cheeks and large eyes - always perfect looking!! But love the books!

Karen and Gerard said...

What an easy decorating tip--I could do that. I can play the piano, but don't sing on key which doesn't bother me but really bugs people around me if I try to sing. My favorite carol is Joy to the World.