Monday, March 8, 2010

Decorating with Pianos

I love pianos ... especially mine. It was an anniversary present from my husband many years ago, and is one of my most treasured possessions.

I'm not sure my "play-by-ear" talent is worthy of such a beautiful gift, but I have spent many happy hours at my piano, so I guess that's worth something.

As usual, when I write a post, I like to research the subject a little and as a result of my Google search for pianos, I was surprised to discover that piano styles have certainly changed in the last few years. Of course, there are still the traditional mahoganies, ebonies, and white pianos ...

But there are also styles to please almost any taste. For instance ...

For the little Princess in your life, there's this Baldwin baby grand studded with hundreds of tiny crystals, a pink plate, pink sharps, nickel hardware, and rhinestone-accented decals sure to please any princess.

And if you're "feelin' groovy," here's the perfect piano for you, although I think it would make me dizzy ...

If you live on a tropical island, you might like this "Tropical Sunset" piano with its purple and pink hibiscus flowers and a tropical sunset ...

Or if you prefer a more exotic style of decorating, check out this gorgeous leopard piano.

Not a leopard fan? Then how about Zebra?

I love this patriotic piano ...

A few years ago, Steinway offered a limited-edition Lilly Pulitzer-printed piano to coincide with Lilly Pulitzer’s 50th Anniversary Jubilee.

Can you imagine "tickling the ivories" on this Steinway work of art (hand painted by artist Timothy Martin) featuring a lavish lakeside scene bursting with the flora, fauna, and wildlife of summer. It is one in a series of pianos painted to commemorate the four seasons.

And for those of us who don't really want a "traditional" look, but aren't quite ready for an "exotic" or "adventuresome" style like the pianos shown above, Baldwin offers these colorful pianos ...

But you know what? After seeing all these beautiful pianos, I wouldn't trade mine for any of them.

*Photos borrowed from the Internet


5 comments:

racheld said...

Interesting as all-get-out, Janie, and a bright splash of color for a get-back-into-Life Monday morning!!

I really like the purple if I had to choose, but I think the greeeeeen one would send out the most luscious melodies, tinged with soft breezes and the scent of thyme.

Deb said...

Janie...now those are some snazzy pianos...great post...

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Wow, I'm speechless and for me that's a miracle in it's self...lol..must say I like yours best of all. Call me old fashion but the new ones don't push my buttons.
Molly

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Your piano is lovely, Janie!

This post made me smile because it reminded me of the piano we used to have in our Sunday School that changed color each year, and at one point, someone had painted it pink. LOL! It was an old upright. I always thought it was fun. If I had to pick out of the custom ones, I would go Lilly Pulitizer, for sure! ;-)

XO,

Sheila

ForeverMe said...

Love your piano Janie... all I could think of while looking at all the others though was "How horrible to do that to a piano!!!" LOL