Tuesday, October 4, 2011

White Arched Window

I was driving home last week from Michael's craft store after purchasing the fabulous autumn Somerset Life issue with Petite Michelle Louise's feature (on the cover!).  Already feeling giddy, I stumbled upon this fabulous arched old window from my neighbor's curb!  What!!!!!  You can't imagine how fast I parked my car and scooted over there to take a look.

Of course I promptly cleaned it up and put it on display.  The lace angel wings and white fabric heart (also listed in my Etsy store) were gently placed against the window.  The two frames nearby were originally located in the master bedroom (and were brown), but I moved them here with their recent coat of Heirloom White spray paint.  I've heard rave reviews about the paint from Donna's blog.

Can you believe the varied colors in these hydrangeas?  They were some late bloomers from our bushes outside:

I thought this crinkled seam binding blended right in with the flowers:

Another find at Michael's crafts were these mini pocket watch faces.  I got the idea to transform them from Mikey's blog 'Shabby French Cottage'.  See his post here to learn how.

Lastly, here are some new pillows I'll be adding to my Etsy store.  Vintage Belgium ribbon is sewn to the front of each pillow, with a hand-embroidered matching number in the center.

There's still time to enter my giveaway
Sharing all these whites with Kathleen's White Wednesday party.  Thanks Kathleen!
Also sharing with Feathered Nest Friday and Vintage Inspiration Friday.


Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh that window is amaazing! who could throw it away??? I am so happy you found it before it ended up in a trash heap! It's ever so lovely alongside those 2 smaller frames! Your hydrangeas add a sweet splash of color! Such a pretty vignette susan! and your newest pillows are so french chic! J'adore mon amie! I saw those watch faces on Mikeys blog as well....(merci for steering me in his direction! he's a treasure trove of inspiration!!) I will have to look for them at Michael's'! (merci too for your kind words about my SL issue! ;))

stefanie said...


The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Wonderful window, I love the shape!

Revi said...

Love the white window, frames and your hydrangeas! Yummy.

Marilyn said...

Why would someone discard that wonderful window? Oh, lucky you!♥♫

Ozma of Odds said...

...o.m.g.!! i think i may have jumped out of my car to snatch up that fabo window!!!
i guess it is true what they say, one woman's junk is another woman's treasure ~ lol!!
good for you:)
xo, Rosemary

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Beautiful post--the flowers are so pretty! I love getting late flowers.

michele said...


found you via whitewednesdays. hope you can stop over where i am having a giveaway:



Passionate for White said...

So happy for you and it would have been a shame if it had been trashed.

Ido said...

Love all your creations, you've been busy!!!

Faded Charm said...

Looks like you found some great things lately and they are even lovlier all grouped together like this:-) Love that window!


A Cottage Muse said...

Someone threw that away...you are a lucky girl!!
Love how you've displayed it!
I also adore your new pillows...you are so talented!

Revi said...

I knew I'd seen Evelyn & Rose before! So nice to make contact. Thanks for visiting revisionary life and taking time to comment!

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Sigh! Loving those windows Susan! You did a fabulous job with the display of them too. Be sure to check out my giveaway...if you don't already have a copy, I'd love for you to enter.
Blessings & hugs,

Tricia @ A Rosy Note said...

Oh my goodness, how could that window possibly be at the curb?! It was meant for you. Love the watch faces and the pretty pillows too :)

Debra @ Common Ground said...

What a great save with that window, it looks wonderful in your vignette! So glad you linked to VIF, xo

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love the window. It's beautiful all cleaned up and hanging out with your other treasures. The hydrangeas are so vibrant.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

What a score finding that window!! It is beautiful!! Love your vignette too~ thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!


From the curb???? You're killing me here girl!


Donna said...

Wow, what a lucky find! I can not believe someone would toss that gorgeous window out! Your arrangements look just beautiful, I am loving the hydrangeas. Thanks so much for giving me and my blog a nod, that is sweet of you! And how exciting for Michelle! I just started following her beautiful blog, and I adore her style! I'll have to check out those clock faces too, love that look!

Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage said...

Great window find! I really love your watch faces too! That has been one of my favorite projects of late--mostly because of the nearly instant gratification!


~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage

industrial matting said...

That window is amazing, Your hydrangeas add a sweet splash of color! Such a pretty vignette susan! and your newest pillows are so french chic! I saw those watch faces on Mikeys blog as well.

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