April 28, 2010

a four part story

Part One:

I love, love, love old windows.

I collect old windows.

I have quite a few old windows displayed in my home in various and assorted ways.

I have even more old windows living in the barn.


Part Two:

Last year, I found this calendar by Cavallini & Co.


I thought it would be fun to frame the pictures and put them in the greenhouse. It quickly became apparent that the high humidity level would not be kind to any sort of paper product, so the calendar found it's way to a shelf and spent the winter out of sight and out of mind.


Part Three:

Many months ago, while strolling through the archives of one of my very favorite blogging friends, I came upon this post featuring the very clever and fun idea of using an old window as a multi-picture frame. For quite some time, I've had my eye on the frame idea in this picture, but loved the old window idea even better. I filed it away in the fine mesh sieve that is my brain, otherwise known as the great idea graveyard.


Part Four:

About a month ago I came across one of my favorite barn exiled windows, and all of a sudden the stars aligned, the light bulb went on, and a project was born.


I have to say, the majority of my projects never make it to completion, but this one was quick and fun, my favorite kind of project, and I love how it turned out.

I love this combo too, so I'll be on the lookout for another triple window that will fit the bill.


Now, the fact that I don't have a specific spot to hang my new creation is a minor detail that I suppose will have to make for Part Five of this story. And it goes without saying that I am totally ignoring the fact that I spent the winter getting rid of absolutely everything that doesn't have a place in my home.

Totally ignoring that fact.

Totally.

46 comments:

  1. Ooh I love it Teresa! The color is great!

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  2. That is a great looking project! I love old windows too, you can see mine just behind my head in my profile pic.

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  3. I absolutely love the botanical and bird prints. The color of the frame / window is stunning. I recently saw a opaque botanical print decoupaged into a window frame at Southern Homes and Gardens for $65. This is much prettier.

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  4. Love it! Can't wait to see where it ends up!

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  5. Well, if you can't find a home for it I'll buy it from you. That is artistic genius! Love it!

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  6. I love this idea. I have the same problem, beautiful windows with no where to hang them. I'd love it if you'd post this at my linky party on Friday. I'm a fairly new blogger and I've just started hosting Home and Family Fridays! I absolutely love your blog, photos, posts, and home!

    http://becca-homeiswheremystorybegins.blogspot.com/

    Becca

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  7. I love this! I also love old windows and have quite a few. My husband brought me home a 3 pane one just like yours last week. Now I know what I will do with it. Thanks for the idea.

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  8. What a wonderful project! Absolutely LOVE it.

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  9. LOVE this, how beautiful!... great vintage look, very pretty and soothing colors.

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  10. Your window creation is BEAUTIFUL!!

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  11. Gorgeous!! Very nice job. The frame looks like it was meant just for those photos!

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  12. Teresa, I love it! What about your dining room....any space in there??

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  13. I think that is lovely, and very clever. I came by the way of Blue Ridge Gal.

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous and very inspirational!

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  15. Perfect combo of vintage and flora/fauna. I'm drooling...it is wonderful!
    Annette

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  16. Very creative! I love what you did with the prints!

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  17. Well, you are in luck, because it just so happens that I DO have a spot that would be just perfect for it! Surriously girl, I adore it. The pics you chose are perfection. And the window! The window. I am dying here. Can you hear me, wasting away?

    Also, who is this blogging girl you speak of? I don't like the looks of her. She seems like someone who might force-feed you a baloney boat and then send you out to do her chores for you. I'm just saying, watch your back.

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  18. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  19. It absolutely gorgeous - love the color you chose!

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  20. Oh I just love it. I have a spot for it to!~!!

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  21. Absolutely stunning! I love it when projects in the mind come to be projects finished!

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  22. Much to my dismay, I was not the link to one of your favorite bloggers, but now is not the time nor place to discuss that. Do we need to do a junk intervention? :-). Seriously-great piece! I hope you find a spot for it!

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  23. Oh how pretty!! The colors are just perfect together. I bet you find a place to hang that really quick! :) Good job!!

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  24. Your windows are beautiful! I have some old windows from a chicken barn that my Dad tore down. They have been "weathered". I have a couple of them up in my house, but I'm looking for some creative ideas.

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  25. That's awesome! I LOVE the color of that and the project you did with it. Hmm -now I have some ideas. :)

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  26. Oh... squealing over the eye candy in this post! I would fill one of my guest bedrooms with those framed beauties. Who wouldn't love to visit and stay in a room decorated with those? Well, okay, maybe a big, burly guy wouldn't... but his wife would!!

    Di

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  27. Oh ...so sad that you have no spot for your lovely creation, but I'm thinking I could be a pal and solve that wee problem for you. I think I have, perhaps, an empty spot or two in my home. tehehehe ~~~~ Love your blog!

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  28. Where did you get the calendar? I must have it-never mind that we are well into 2010.

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  29. What an amazing project!!! Love the color.

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  30. Teresa I LOVE it!! the color really sells it too!!

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  31. I would gladly buy some more pretties for my walls if only I could find some space to put them! You did a fantastic job on that!
    Brenda

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  32. Thank you so much for linking up to Home and Family Friday!!! Your blog is one of my absolute favorites and I'm so glad you stopped by! Hope to see you next week too.

    Becca

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  33. I love your window project! It looks fantastic. May I ask where the calendar came from? Inquiring copycats need to know.

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  34. I think the calendar came from Calendars.com, but I know Barnes and Noble carries them as well. On the Cavallini site, it looks like this same calendar will be printed again for 2011.

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  35. Oh! It's just loverly. And I think I can solve the problem of where to hang it. Hmm...let me think...my house?

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  36. That finished project is STUNNING!

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  37. So pretty you have a great eye for color, I work next to their distribution wharehouse in Northern CA they hold a sale in November I will not miss it this year.

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  38. Absolutely beautiful! I have featured you on Craft Gossip today - so lovely! http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/vintage-prints-in-an-old-window/

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  39. is it possible to get hold of the prints, or a calendar?

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  40. I've been looking for ideas for a recently purchased old frame. I loved yours best and have featured it. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  41. I collect old windows as well. I found an old window in Chicago, in the garbage that was for a built in hutch, they were doing a total gutting of the house so I took it. I did a crackle paint with white as the under tone then a burnt red color on the top, so when it crackled you seen the white coming through. I window mirrored. Then I got and cheap shelve from Home-Depot painted it the same as the window hung it up and it looked so cut. Any one that sees it wants one. I had to do one for my mom while on a visit because she found a window and had the crackle paint. Sorry so long...oops

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    1. OOP's I mirrored it and stook out the windows...lol sorry

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  42. Love it! Please share the paint color. Thanks!

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