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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I Don’t Do Windows! Or Do I?…

So I had an encounter with the King of Junk . Yes…Yes I did! It was a very prosperous day here for this Toots. I was one lucky girl this time…A full load arrived. Yes…DELIVERED right to my door!!! Now there is nothing better than having Junk Delivered!!! I had to contain myself as I was so very excited...I just wanted to dig right in! But alas...I held my composure, and used my manners...until I was alone...then it was ON!

AHHHHHH...sometimes it's good to be of direct decent to the King of Junk and Silliness (and his teeny Queen) ...VERY GOOD INDEED.

Wanna see??? I know you do!


Today I am sharing just a teeny bit of what I got. See that BIG window? It is out of an old school house. It has 18 window panes that are approximately 10x13 inches in size! 113

I am in LOVE with old windows.


CHECK out the patina on the wood!!! I love the character…

What’s that? Pardon me?

You want to know what I have hanging from the pane?


It is a resin scroll of the Lord’s Prayer. I love that piece.


I know what you are thinking….”ya cudda washed the windows Toots”

Aren’t ya?




I love the 'dirt' on them! I did hose them down…outside with a sharp blast of water…I also used a scraper to remove some of the ‘ick’ (okay lets just be honest here…Pigeon Poop) from them. But, for the most part, I like them a bit dirty. (funny thing for a clean freak to say isn't it? lol)

I do plan to hang some greenery from the windows too...I think it needs a little something...will update when I get just the right idea!


Did I mention that there are THREE of these beauties???? Yes there are! I love them. I hung the one behind the piano and one of the ones in the front entryway. The third is propped against the wall on an angle.


I had to laugh (okay maybe not laugh but I did say a word that made my kids giggle) at the mess I made of my house just trying to decide where to display my windows. What a disaster area this place became. Every little thing about the front entry changed…I added a lamp…light colored accessories…lol…all for a dirty window. haha!

I love the old storm windows. I think they tell a story as they stand. The weather they have endured…the sights they have shared with those who peer through them…

I have several smaller versions of these old storm windows outside that used to be built into my old greenhouse. I may need to make use of them too…!

Isn't a total home make over fun? I have been having a blast re-doing my entire home...just the way I like it. Thrifted, hand made, and unique!

Thanks for tuning in today!!! I have loads of photos to share with you guys. I have been working my little Tootsie fingers to the bone…making new things from old…improving on my own ideas, writing, painting, upholstering, planning and playing in the dirt! I will be a busy girl, posting and sharing this week!

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Until next time!



Tootsie said...

Guys...I have EVERY single comment saved from the weekend. I will eventually make my round all the way around the blog world, and reply to each and every comment I get. Be patient...I am one Tootsie...a single mom, and I have so much going on!
I miss visiting more...see you soon!

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

Love your old windows! What a great decor statement they make. So many possibilities! Love what you've done with them so far.


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Hello! girl I love these olden windows now...Wait until Picket see these ha ha!! they look awesome in your entry and only you could take these and made them look like a million...I'm so glad to see you making your house your own home...I'll talk wih you when I get back from Vegas...hey what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas ha ha!! Love ya girl...your Calif mama...Gl♥ria

Mary | Deep South Dish said...

I think they're cool! Can't wait to see what you've been up to.

Darla said...

The old windows do add so much character!!

Sonia said...

Hi Tootsie,

Well you did get quite a haul! I love old windows too..I've been wanting to make a greenhouse out of old windows...don't know if I ever will...they are so wonderful, dirt and all. Have a great week!

Miss Bloomers/Sonia

onlymehere said...

Tootsie, you really inspire me! You see such beauty in things and I wish I had this gift. You're home is truly that, YOUR'S and I love it's beautiful uniqueness (is that a real word?). I'm excited to see the rest of what you've been up to! Cindy

Bonnie said...

What a cool find! I love what you did with it.

The JR said...

Good job Tootsie. I luv old windows too. Everytime hubby replaces the wooden ones on a customers he always brings them home to me. I have a budding collection and plant to make a sitting house one day out in my oriental garden.

xinex said...

Love the windows, Toots! How fun to place them in the house and what a unique idea!...Christine

La Petite Gallery said...

Bravo! Great Post Tootsie.

The windows are wonderful, love to make a green house or use around patio to block the wind..


"Blossom" said...

Toots, I'm knee deep in a lot of stuff. I have so much going on I've not had time to visit too many people. I just can't get it together in any room and a mess in the downstairs. I am loving these windows dirt and all. I just know that you will come up with some design on these babies! Have a great day girlfriend.

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Anonymous said...

Oh you lucky gal. I so love your windows. Wish I could find some.

Creations By Cindy said...

Love the windows and I love the Lord's Prayer you have hanging there. I also want your garden in your header!!!! Beautiful! Be blessed. Cindy

deb said...

Love old windows!!!! I just bought 2 LOL Love what you did with yours so far

Atticmag said...

Enjoyed seeing your old windows -- they are a real favorite of mine and you've got them set up just right. Hope you'll drop by and see our fantasy bath. -- Jane F.

Erin said...

Tootsie, those are awesome. They look fabulous and I wouldn't have bothered to get them sparkling clean either...they're supposed to look old. (Pigeon poop - no, aged - yes)

Lona said...

I love old windows too. Yours look so wonderful and you have them displayed in great areas, after moving all the house.LOL! The dollies look terrific on the window. I always love looking at your re-dos and ideas and will be watching for your other treats.

Together We Save said...

These old windows are beautiful... you really have a talent.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

I can understand why you wouldn't want to do these windows. They are worth more and look more vintage when they are not clean and shiny!


Denise Marie said...

Tootsie, where ya been? I haven't bumped into ya in blogland for a while. lol

Girl, I love it. I gotta bring a french door in here that MIL gave me and set it up somewhere like you've done.

Happy gardening!!

9405018--Pat said...

Wow! those windows...thanks for sharing....Pat H

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

What a fun post! I love old windows.
But then I love junk, especially rusty junk. My hubby thinks I'm kinda nuts..
But happy nuts!

Sylvia said...

I love those windows!!!!...have you thought of putting some outdoors too? Have you tried old peely vintage doors yet?'ve just opened pun intended..hahaha a whole new world.


Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Luv those awesome windows...junk at your front door...lucky you! Thanks for coming to my party and bringing your windows with you...hope you are having a good time:)


Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Those old windows are so charming. They look lovely!!! Your header is just's so GORGEOUS!

Dumpster Decorators said...

Those are great windows. So many things you can do with them.

CC said...

Ohh,how I love those windows with the smaller panes. They look so pretty the way you have them. Happy VTT,,have a wonderful weekend.

Coloradolady said...

I love this look. I saw something similar last week on another blog, and thought how great it would be to find a large window like these. Really cute idea! Have a great VTT!

Michelle said...

Very interesting. It would have never crossed my mind to use old windows as a decoration. I'm going to have to mull this one. Totally fascinating!

Cherie said...

Gorgeous - love to see more! Happy Easter - I'll be playing along at VTT starting next week ... see you then ;)