Friday, October 10, 2008

She's back!!!!

She's back! My friend and therapist has finally returned and she looks damn good too! Lets go back to May when she left for her spa visit. She had an old crackled finish which covered her beauty. Her keys were chipped and in many cases completely missing. She was tired and scuffed all over on the outside. Inside she seemed to be falling apart more every moment. Not holding a tune like she used to and basically just old and abused. One ugly toad of a man told me to scrap her-there was no hope of fixing her and she was junk. Thankfully my hubby and dad talked some sense into me and I got a second opinion.
I found a lovely woman who looked her over and said "Oh yes, she's fixable" and "I think she's worth it." So much was sorted out here on the home front as far as timing and finances and in May she left for some much needed rejuvinating work. As you can see she got a manicure and a pedicure (with such shiny metallic polish!)
She got her name freshened up over her nails as well with a tattoo that is a replica of the one she wore for so many years. She has some authentic name tags and serial information preserved
inside her.
She had a very nice rest and even got to lay down for a portion of her visit while she had new strings put inside. Nickel plated pins and German hammers restored her voice and she can once again boom with authority. Her face lift is truly a remarkable thing as all her fine lines and age spots have disappeared. She received no stain, just a high gloss laquer finish to allow her beauty to show. And to hear her sing, oh I wish I knew a way to share that with you. She truly is amazing. Her low notes boom and her high notes sparkle. She has an amazing feel when you play her now. She simply springs to life the minute you sit down with her.
So what am I doing taking pictures and posting here? Simply a small break from playing. You see its been 4 months without much practice and while my friend had a nice spa visit, I haven't been restored and my back is complaining after playing her for 4 1/2 hours. I'll be going back for more in just a minute though. I just wanted to allow each of you to see that this story did have a happy ending and share in my joy.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. How wonderful! She looks great and I'm sure she sounds amazing. You should try and shoot a little video (with sound) if at all possible. I would love to hear you play with her!


  2. How lovely to meet your beautiful friend! Playing piano can be therapy huh? I grew up in a home with a piano. Piano music holds many sacred memories for me. So happy you have yours back home.

  3. Oh, my, she is beautiful. What a wonder a spa treatment can do!!! So glad you have her back!

  4. Oh Wow! Beautiful! Yes Video with sound would be great!

    I figured out the days thing. It's not that I came here so many days ago it's when I posted last. I am a bit slow to figure some things out sometimes. LOL!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    God Bless You and Yours!!!

  5. Yay. She looks wonderful. Glad you get to keep your family heirloom. Wish we could wipe away the age so easily! Enjoy, enjoy.

  6. She looks fabulous! Wish we could hear the two of you play. Enjoy your happy reunion!

  7. WOWOWOWOWOWOzie this is wonderful, i am SO glad she is back. I wish i could hear you play. PLeaseeeeeeeee

  8. Wow she's beautiful I have one that could use sprucing least a tune up! This is very inspiring to see.... I love the sound of the old uprights much better than the newer versions. So much more melodic. I think I will get it tuned up for my son in laws birthday....only on rare occasion do I play now! Thanks for Sharing this lovely treasure!

    Hugs Giggles

  9. Oh and is that Violette are hung above? Looks good...I'm sure she'd be excited to see it there!


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