Tree garland

Dang that evil pottery barn
If you remember I decorated the ceiling of my booth with antique piano rolls. 
 Loved it and still do. 
 I had some left over so figured that for Christmas I'd incorporate it into my tree by using it as garland.  I was going to stamp Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays.  Well I cut my rolls in half to make them thinner and then stamped them for this:

Then yesterday the lovely - I look forward to it each year - pottery barn holiday catalog arrives.
And what is on the front cover?  

My dang garland draping their ever so beautiful tree that's what.
Oh well guess I can look at it as - great minds think alike.

edited to add:  A lot of people were wondering about the stamps used..They are Heidi Swapp double sided foam stamps in the New Orleans font.  A friend - Liz- bought them for me.  Hope that helps.  Now go make your own garland.


  1. Absolutely....great minds think alike! :) could be a PB designer! :)

  2. Wow. Suzanne at Meridian Road noticed something similar the other day-


  3. Copy Cat is what I'd call them. You know they are blog lurkers and no doubt copied you :) Where did you get those awesome stamps. I've been wanting to do the same with rolls and rolls that I came across.

  4. You know what they say about the "highest form of flattery"!!

  5. It was a good idea!! Maybe they saw your blog and copied!! :-) So where do you get the piano paper?

  6. Great minds do think alike and that just shows you that PB's got nothin on you!!!


  7. You know where they get most of their blogland!!! Where did you get those stamps?!

  8. What a fabulous idea! Great (crafty) minds do think alike! Now (sadly) I don't have any antique piano paper, but this gor me thinking. Although it will be narrower, what about buying a roll of paper that is used in tills or credit card machines. I think that would work pretty well too! Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. PB has been hacking some good ideas lately. I saw the post on Suzanne's lockers too.

    PB isn't the trend setter. You lovely creative ladies are!

    Thanks for the stamp info!

  10. I'm laughing at the Pottery Barn comment!! so many of us have made things that we are so proud of only to see it in our next issue of PB!! Oh well. I agree, great minds think alike. All of your holiday decos are lovely!