Monday, September 16, 2013

A shabby old window

bluea
I’ve had the last two weeks off work – I arranged for a replacement before I had my dental work done not knowing how I would be feeling. I have been fine this last week but decided to still take this week off so I could catch up with a few things around the farm house. I was a great idea as I have loved just pottering around, doing some cleaning, a little gardening and changing a few things around. The first place I changed was the top of the TV cabinet ready for spring. I hade been searching for an old white painted window for ages and finally found one the other day. I sanded it a little and generally cleaned it up to use. I am really happy how it turned out. Everything else I gathered up from around the house.
IMG_0252a
Here’s what it looked like when I started to clean it!!
IMG_0254a
IMG_0257a
IMG_0258a
IMG_0259a
IMG_0260a
IMG_0262a
IMG_0258a
IMG_0265a
IMG_0266a
IMG_0264aa
I found this picture of the hydrangeas I had printed off ages ago and had put it in this distressed frame so I thought it just fitted in perfectly.
I love it when everything is clean …..now to start on the real windows!!
                                 Suzy



I'm joining: 
CreativeShareWednesday@TrendyTreehouse
HomeworkWednesday@The EverydayHome
WednesdayLinkyParty@AdornedFromAbove
http://betweennapsontheporch.net/
TreasureHuntThursday@FromMyFrontPorchToYours
TheInspirationGallery@CraftberryBush
CreativeThingThursday@TheVintageFarmhouse
HappyHourLinkyParty@CraftberryCottage
 


 
 



17 comments:

Art and Sand said...

A lovely vignette for spring.

Anu Varma said...

This is lovely!! I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas. Have a great week.

Donna Wilkes said...

Love the colors you chose for the vignette and the window is a great backdrop.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I love windows! Your plates are pretty too and look lovely propped up in front with the flowers and frame. Wonderful Spring vignette. Thank you for joining me for tea time.

Blessings,
Sandi

Linda Bouffard said...

Oh, this is lovely. Now I have to put that beautiful window on my tag sale list. :) Come and share if you can. Linda

http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/09/what-to-do-weekends-37.html

Lavender Cottage said...

The old window makes a nice backdrop for your vignette.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gorgeous, and that old window is perfect. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Lana Kim White Austin said...

Oh, that wonderful old window is utterly fabulous and I love the vignette in front of it!!! I am so glad you are feeling better...and didn't have to use that time feeling under the weather and could instead do some house projects....we're planning a Staycation soon....not only to save money, but because we genuinely have so much to catch up on house-wise!

Love/hugs/blessing & please stop by to see my new blog re-design,
Lana
www.lanaaustinmotif.blogspot.com

Tea in Texas said...

The window is the way to heighten your lovely vignette. The spring hues of blue and white are a special accent with the addition of the hydrangeas. Glad you enjoyed your last week by puttering and decorating! Have a great week!

Pam

Marigene said...

What a wonderful vignette, Suzy. I love those plates.
Have a great week...

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Beautiful vignette,Suzy! I love the vintage window and appreciate you sharing at the Open House Party.
xx,
Sherry

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Suzi,
This is a very pretty and pleasing display. The colors are soft and appealing. Lovely combination.
Best, Ruthie from: http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Suzi,
This is a very pretty and pleasing display. The colors are soft and appealing. Lovely combination.
Best, Ruthie from: http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com

Christine Graves said...

Your setting is so sweet.....and I'm happy to hear that your feeling well after the dentist!

Have a great weekend...

Carol said...

This is such a lovely and sweet vignette -- I love old windows, too!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

oh so artisitc you are with all your things. I do like your wooden hearts.

Have a great week.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

You've done a fantastic job cleaning up the window - it makes a wonderful vignette - I hope your denta work isn't too severe and that you'll be well soon! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy