Monday, September 16, 2013

A shabby old window

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.
Here’s what it looked like when I started to clean it!!
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 … to start on the real windows!!

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Art and Sand said...

A lovely vignette for spring.

My Dream Canvas 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.


Crafts a la Mode 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

Judith @ 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,

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!


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.

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Suzi,
This is a very pretty and pleasing display. The colors are soft and appealing. Lovely combination.
Best, Ruthie from:

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Suzi,
This is a very pretty and pleasing display. The colors are soft and appealing. Lovely combination.
Best, Ruthie from:

Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

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

Have a great weekend...

An Oasis in the Desert said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Have a great week.

Kathy 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,