Music & makeovers! I swoon for chippy paint, a gorgeous patina and a fabulous song!!! I love great music (read: Bruce Springsteen & Otis Redding), white lilacs, walking in freshly fallen snow, the Golden Girls, road trips and the fall!!!
Found on Pinterest/House Beautiful Magazine’s page.
Today’s song was written by Gene Redd & blues singer Charles Brown in 1960. Brown recorded the original version the same year and it has since been covered by the likes of the Eagles, Willie Nelson, Martina McBride and Kelly Clarkson, to name a few. The original is my favorite followed very closely by the 1993 version by a soul and R&B powerhouse who began as a solo performer in the 1960’s, then joined a group with his brothers in the 1970’s before hitting the top of the charts with a couple of duets with Linda Ronstadt in 1989 & 1990, including the #1 Billboard Adult Contemporary smash “Don’t Know Much”.
Charles Brown (circa 1960’s) Aaron Neville (circa 1990’s)
Can we take a minute to adore this DIY upcycle I found on Pinterest? Is this not the cutest???!!! I have several old spice tins (I may even have the cinnamon one featured below) but I never even thought of doing something this seasonal and creative with them and old bottle brush trees. I am completely in love with this idea!!!
Found on Pinterest (original source unknown).
Now for today’s song. It is another Christmas standard initially made famous by Bing Crosby in the 1940’s. The woman who recorded the version featured today released hers in 2013 and it has a really nice Herb Alpert-esque trumpet arrangement going on throughout it. Add the singer’s interpretation of this classic with her soulful powerful voice and you have a new reason to love this song all over again.