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Holiday Decorations For The Harp

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  • #110469
    Deborah O.
    Participant

    I was wondering if anybody “dresses up” their harps for special events like Christmas?

    #110470
    Karen Johns
    Participant

    I’ve never decorated my harp (yet), but if I did I would make sure whatever I used wouldn’t scratch the finish. That being said, here are some warnings: I would be careful with bows-they are usually tied with wire. Silk flowers might be OK, as long as there are no bare wires showing(I am a florist by trade so I know a little bit in this area). Fake pine also has a lot of wire running through it, so be careful of that. Real pine? Sap might stick. Fresh flowers are nice, but they don’t last without a source of water, and you don’t want that on your harp.

    Sorry to be somewhat of a killjoy here, but I really think if you are going to decorate your harp for the holidays I would stick to a silk flower garland if anything. Even putting lights on your harp may not be a good idea- the heat source from those little bulbs aren’t good for the wood either. Maybe a ribbon garland? Just tie it up at the top of the pillar and wind it down, like a candystripe? I will try it and let you know, maybe if I can figure out how to download a pic on this site I put it in my next post.

    Blessings,

    Karen

    #110471
    Chris Asmann
    Participant

    How about a sheer cover for the harp (in between sets) that’s made of fabric in colors or patterns that reflect the current holiday or the event at hand?
    The cover could be draped over a music stand when you’re playing and thereby still on display.
    A small wardrobe for the harp could be accumulated over a year or two at small cost to great effect.
    No problems with wires, lights or other things that could harm the finish, and the cover will keep people from trying to play the harp when you’re away from it.
    Chris

    #110472
    alice-freeman
    Spectator

    I regularly wrap garland around the column and carefully attach a large bow at the top. (See http://windandroses.com/pgallery/Holiday%20Gigs/010_20051211hrp.jpg)

    #110473
    Deborah O.
    Participant

    Thanks for the great ideas offered!

    Chris….A sheer harp cover sounds wonderful..I never thought of that….I have always used just my L&H plain cover.

    Alice…thanks for sharing your photo….your harp looks festive with the garland.

    #110474
    Cheryl Z.
    Participant

    Hi Harp Ambient,

    I found a really pretty poinsettia garland last year.

    #110475
    Deborah O.
    Participant

    Cheryl Z….thanks so much for taking the time to share your detailed advice on decorating.

    #110476
    Cheryl Z.
    Participant

    Hi Harp Ambient,

    Your welcome.

    #110477
    Deborah O.
    Participant

    Well…I have made a small start on finding Holiday decorations for my Harp. There were so many good ideas posted here…I hope to try them all eventually.

    #110478
    barbara-brundage
    Participant

    Very nice idea, Harp Ambient.

    #110479
    Cheryl Z.
    Participant

    Hi Harp Ambient,

    That’s pretty.

    #110480
    Cheryl Z.
    Participant

    Hi Harp Ambient,

    Wanted to tell you too, the wood color on your harp is really pretty.

    Cheryl

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