What’s on Your Wall Wednesday

For my 200th post, I’m participating in What’s on Your Wall Wednesday, sponsored by Barb at Grits and Glamour. Check out her blog to see this week’s list of participants.

I’d like to share my framed sheet music for this week’s “What’s on Your Wall” post. My maternal grandmother had two cousins, Maggie and Creed, who lived together their entire lives. Maggie never married. My mother inherited a huge box of Maggie’s sheet music. The graphics on the music were so neat that we both framed many of them to use in our homes. I’ll have to share Mama’s sheet music on another post.

This grouping features all ladies. I think that they are so romantic looking. These are in our formal living room (that’s not so formal). The frames are cherry, handmade by a local man. The wood is also local. (Click on the pictures to enlarge them.)

This grouping is in our family room and is more masculine. I never get tired of looking at these! These frames are local walnut, made by the same man who framed the other set.

I would like to kindly thank my school system for operating on a two hour delay this morning which gave me time to compose this post. I can hear little ice pellets hitting the window as I type. The temperature is already at 38 degrees, so driving to work with the delay should be no problem.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my sheet music.


  1. Paula, I LOVE those!!! They are so neat! Thanks for sharing, and do be careful driving!!!

  2. It’s doing the same here but 36 degrees. I want to go back to FL!

  3. Those are so neat! I’ve never seen anything like them!

    Be careful today. We just have rain and wind.

  4. I love using framed sheet music as art! Yours are great!
    We once bought a huge box of old sheet music at an auction for $2!

  5. Oh I loved seeing these. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Happy To Be says:

    Oh Paula this is so clever and I just love the colors on these..its all beautiful.and I spooted a table there girl I also love…hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  7. What a wonderful idea!!!!! I also inherited a ton of sheet music and never have used it. You have definitely inspired me. I need to get to work! Thanks!!

  8. I absolutely LOVED the framed sheet music. I agree about the pics of that old music being so special. A great way to have a tribute to special people in your life too. Great idea! Thanks for dropping by my blog too. PAM

  9. Donna@designson47thstreet says:

    Oh yes, I loved seeing your sheet music collection. Wow, this is another thing I could get in to. You have so many and they are displayed perfectly.

    Really nice, Paula.

  10. Beautiful! I love decorating with objects that have personal meaning. You are so very creative!

  11. Cami @ Creating Myself says:

    You’re not going to believe this but seeing is believing. ;o) I featured my collection of framed sheet music for todays WOYWW…too funny!

    Love the way you have your’s all grouped together!

  12. Kim Chalfant says:

    I love these!!! Great way to display something so unique.

  13. Melissa Miller says:

    ~Beautiful artwork! 🙂

  14. This is a fabulous collection and what a fantastic way to display it (of course my DH is a picture framer, so I would say that lol) You have some really unique pieces here, but I think my favorite has to be “my wife has gone to the country, hurrah” – that’s hysterical! Kathy

  15. Thanks for sharing. I particularly liked seeing “K-K-K-Katy.” My aunt used to sing that to me when I was a little girl.

  16. Blondie's Journal says:


    The sheet music pictures are very cool! They are so Victorian looking! You & your mother must love that you have preserved a little bit of family history.

    Thanks for sharing! 🙂


  17. LOVE the old sheet music. Wow, such simple things were so much lovelier and more creative back then. No one will be framing the sheet music of today!

  18. What a treasure you have! The framed groupings are very appealing.

  19. You and Cami think alike! I love the grouping. Love how soft the women are and the funny reactions of the men! (she’s gone to the country!)


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What’s on Your Wall Wednesday

Barb at Grits and Glamour is sponsoring the first ever “What’s on Your Wall Wednesday”. I thought that it would be fun to participate in this “first ever” event. Be sure to check out Barb’s blog to see all of the other fun posts.

I became obsessed with antique fish platters and plates when I saw a number of them displayed at Basnight’s Lone Cedar Cafe located on the Outer Banks of NC. The restaurant had an unfortunate fire and I’m sure that all of those lovely platters and plates couldn’t have survived. The restaurant was rebuilt and I’ve yet to visit.

My collection of fish platters and plates are all ebay finds. I have all of them on display in my kitchen. I can’t explain why these plates and platters attract me. I don’t fish and have no interest in doing so. I just find the fish beautiful and I love the colors.

Let’s get started. These two platters are displayed on a small wall between my pantry door and hall door. The platter holder is from Southern Living at Home.

These three don’t match but I think they coordinate well enough. The platter on the left was my first ever fish platter purchase. You can see that my collection isn’t about perfection. The paint on the platter isn’t perfect, there’s some crazing, and the plates have small chips. That doesn’t bother me. I still like them!

This is the only true set that I own.

Another View:

This is my favorite one.

I hope you enjoyed viewing my collection!


  1. Paula, I really do love your collection. I really love when things do NOT match, so much more interesting. It is a unique and beautiful collection.
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Interesting, Paula. I’ve heard you talk about your fish platter collection before but I don’t think I’ve ever seen them. I LOVE platters of all kinds. I love this idea, too, so I’m off to Barb’s to check out the rest! thanks!

  3. Momovthree says:

    What a great collection. I love how you have displayed them!

  4. Boosalis Bloggle says:

    What a fun and fishy collection! I love your arrangements! Thanks for sharing.

    Come on over and take a look at the collection I have gracing my walls. =)


  5. Cami @ Creating Myself says:

    How interesting your fish plates are! I like that they’re not matched….it adds more character. Happy WOYWW!

  6. Melissa Miller says:

    Very cute Paula.
    I’ve never seen anything like them before.

    We don’t live all that far from the Outer Banks. 🙂

  7. I love your collection! I like the fact that they are not all perfect, it adds character and interest! Very unique, thanks for sharing. Kathy

  8. Kimm at Reinvented says:

    Love your collection. We vacation at the Outer Banks every year, in Corolla. What town is that restaurant in?

  9. I have seen fish plates before and I agree they are truly beautiful.Thank you for sharing yours they are wonderful.Kathysue

  10. What a great collection of fish plate.
    My hubby and I hope to one day open a bed and breakfast. We are Lace and Lures and that is my my plan to serve on fish plates for the guy and rose plates for the girl.
    Beautiful collection.

  11. Hello Paula, Happy WOYWW, sorry I am late, you have a wonderful collecton of antique fish plates and platters, I love the colours in the plates. Kathy.

  12. I am not too much into fish, but your plates are lovely and you grouped them so nicely! Have a great weekend!

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