I love old windows. I know I have one, but is one really enough? No, said the two old windows calling out to me on one of my many vintiquing trips. I must admit I envy those of you finding old windows being thrown away, waiting for that roadside rescue. Nope, never has that happened to me. Sadly, not with windows. However these two windows I speak of were close enough. They were sitting out in the cold rain, soaking wet in front of a shabby antique shop… one of those shops that call themselves an antique shop but look more like a junkyard. I do love those type of shops because you are sure to find some old beat up treasures… my kind of treasures!
Well, those two old windows calling out to me did indeed come home with me. For $10, I thought why not.
One of those two windows did make a brief appearance in my Thanksgiving vignette where it exhibited a stenciled Give Thanks. It was stenciled on with acrylic paint which washed right off with a damp cloth.
I have different plans for these windows, but for now they’ve been doing little jobs here and there like in the Thanksgiving vignette…
And now in my winter mantel where they are sporting their new but temporary look.
Here you see one decked out in one of my new gift wrapping paper. I proudly carried this paper along side another onto the airplane on my way home from my Buffalo trip I took over Thanksgiving break. It’s a thick silver embossed paper that has somewhat of a tin effect. I did get a few stops about my pretty wrapping paper, and all agreed I could not leave Buffalo without them! Unfortunately they were too long to fit in my luggage, which is why I did have to carry the rolls by hand.
This same window is also sporting some vintage snowflakes along with my paper straw snowflakes. A tutorial I shared with you right HERE.
The second window is flaunting a simple winter message and some snowflakes in chalk marker. Boy am I loving the fact that chalk marker writes practically on any surface and wipes right off easily with a damp cloth.
I think my two old windows are thrilled with their new look… even if it may be temporary.
And it seems like they are enjoying their new location along side my other old window and some of my other winter decor fun… a talk I’ll save for the next post!
Before you go, I would love to hear your story about a special roadside rescue or wannabe roadside rescue. ;) Type away!