Tuesday, May 06, 2008

spt

something old

kranich & bach manutfactured pianos from the late 1800s until 1981.


although the detail on this model makes it decidedly less Victorian, and more art deco (which makes it decidedly more lelly, if you're interested).



the serial model on my piano places it's birthdate solidly in the mid-1920s.



it is old. it is showing it's age. someday, this old girl will have the makeover of a lifetime. the original (albeit lackluster, and sometimes painful) ivories will be replaced. i'll have her tuned (again. and again.) and i will make her sing. more often than i do now.

38 comments:

carlo said...

wow.

i posted ON tuesday.

and i am first?

this is a record breaker...

:)

Amber Grannis said...

Can't wait to see your "something OLD" SPT!

Courtney said...

Anxiously awaiting YOUR something old, Lelly!!!

Jennifer H said...

I'm excited to see everybody's "old"

Janna said...

I post my something old!

Thanks for all your time and coming up with awesome SPT's.

:)

The PiƱon Family said...

I really liked this one! Thank you!

Amy said...

Lelly, lelly, lelly....
you are Soooooooo uber-creative! I love this SPT challenge :)

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Alisa said...

I am excited to see what everyone does with this!

April said...

I think you are just genius!

Lene said...

I love this month of challenges!

Warren said...

Done... and this one was hard! Apparently I have a lot less old stuff than I first thought. so what're you going to post on?

Sarah said...

Having a piano is my dream. And an old one? Even better. What a nice "old" item to have in your home.

Alisa said...

oh- I love the style of that piano-
I love everything style wise from that time period!
Beautiful piano!

Becky said...

Loved this post, Lelly! What a wonderful thing to own...I wish I could hear you make it sing :)

Bren's Life said...

How neat to have a piano like that & know how to play it.. That's a talent I have always wished I had..
Beautiful!

Natasha said...

Lelly, This is great! I took 2 yrs of piano lessons and it got me NOWHERE!

Windy said...

We have an ancient piano too, and it is losing its ivory off the keys as well.

Jill said...

What a cool thing to have.

Jeanette said...

Fun challenge. Thanks!

Dacia said...

What a cool piano--and with character! I wish I had one and I wish I could play one!

Katie A. said...

Very cool. My parents also have a very old piano--an heirloom. I have no idea how old it is.

carlo said...

now that is cool! how wonderful to have such a treasure.

Laurie said...

I learned to play on a piano like that!

How beautiful!!

Amanda L. said...

nice piano Lelly. I didn't know that you played. It's such a rewarding thing to play the piano, I think. It looks beautiful and I hope you can restore it to it's original beauty someday.

Courtney said...

What a beautiful old piano...I love it! Make her sing, Lelly!

Hannah said...

That is beautiful!

Holly said...

I never learned to play the piano, I wish I had. I love the Lelly-ness of your piano--definitely has character and history.

Tilane said...

That is a beautiful piano! I love old pianos.

Alisha said...

I love your Art Deco piano! Mine is decidedly Victorian. Even with a much-needed face-lift I still wouldn't "love" mine. I'm holding out for something bigger and better one day . . . Thanks for sharing.

Barb said...

Beautiful, beautiful. Old things carry a spirit about them, and with it's chipped keys and everything (esp the art deco touch) your piano is gorgeous.

Warren said...

That's a really cool piano! I think it's one of Amber's dreams to get her hands on one of those really old classics and have it all nice and fancy... There's something that's just so comfortable about the looks of the older pianos as opposed to one of those glossy Grand pianos, don't you think? Less stuck up or something.

Laurie said...

You reminded me that I do have something old - a very old piano! Very cool.

michelle said...

Nice! My piano is really old, too. I love the details on yours.

Midge said...

I love this months challenge even though I'm late. Check out the awesome picture Hannah took of me.

Jenny said...

Very cool. I wish I had something like that.

Rachel said...

Sooooo cool! I'm a sucker for antiques and as a pianist, this is no exception. I'm actually drooling! Ha!

The monkey bunch said...

This looks great. I am not so nice to my old, old piano. It doesn't help that we are military and keep moving the old thing!