Be Still – Hanging Around


Actually the title of this week’s assignment was “Hanging Bottles”, but the one and only place in my house where I could possibly hang anything was the bi-fold doors that hide the washer & dryer! Anything I would hang there would have to be very light weight. So, after some thought I remembered I had some vintage sheet music that I could make some paper cones from. Tied with a bid of string and filled with some of my dried flowers and, well, there ya go! These are so lightweight that I simply used scotch tape to “hang” these sweet cones, which kind of remind me of the Victorian days when nosegays of flowers would be given in paper cones.


I am also rather smitten with the titles of these pieces of music “Song Without Words” and “Songs My Mother Taught Me”. Makes me wish I could play an instrument so I could play these out to here what they sound like.


All in all a pleasant afternoon spent in the breakfast room playing with these.

Hope your day is going well.

Cheers to you!


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21 Responses to Be Still – Hanging Around

  1. Carol Albers says:

    Wow Carol -you took that assignment to a whole new level! They look great!

  2. Sarah C says:

    Great things come from having to be creative and resourceful. Great job!

  3. I love your interruption of the prompt, very creative Carol. I remember hanging these cones on May Day at neighbors homes to celebrate May.

  4. Beverly says:

    Oh you are such a spark of inspiration Carol! The paper music sheet cones are so sweet with dried roses. A Valentine Day kind of post….?… I just knew you would come up with something beautiful. And yes, they remind me too of those child hood memories when we hung May day baskets on doors.

  5. rebecca says:

    Beautiful idea. Rebecca

  6. seabluelee says:

    Great job, Carol! Your sheet music and dried roses have a very sweet, nostalgic feeling. I’ve been struggling with where to “hang bottles” myself. I live in an apartment and hesitate to put holes in the walls. You’ve helped me to think outside the box a bit.

  7. Darlene says:

    Love this you are so creative

  8. Louise says:

    Fabulous idea and beautifully done!

  9. Julia says:

    Such a great idea! So creative!

  10. Nancy says:

    Necessity is the mother of invention and I’d say you came up with a beautiful solution. I love these cones of dried flowers; so sweet….

  11. sally calligan` says:

    Wow. Who ever said that you took this to a new level is correct. Wonderful.

  12. Roxanne says:

    How creative and how beautiful!!

  13. Diana Foster says:

    PERFECT is so many ways. Swoon the sheet music. The dried roses are a great choice. Love.

  14. Carol says:

    Great photos and I really love the use of music.

  15. kelly says:

    carol these are beautiful!! love the element of the old pages and the texture of the dried roses.

  16. Viv says:

    What a great idea Carol they compliment each other in tone and texture.

  17. Viv says:

    What a great idea Carol they compliment each other in tone and texture.

  18. Dotti says:

    Very pretty, very clever! And I have bifold doors right here in my studio that would provide just the protection this would require. Thanks for the idea! {Late to the game, as usual!}

  19. Sheila says:

    So pretty! I love your take on the assignment – great idea!

  20. Gail O says:

    Love your container Carol…always so inventive!

  21. Elisabeth says:

    I love this use of sheet music to hold dried flowers. Absolutely beautiful. Somewhere there’s a Xerox box full of antique sheet music that I bought at a yard sale. I’ll have to track it down and make some of these.

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