It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet.... As Ichabod jogged slowly on his way, his eye... ranged with delight over the treasures of jolly autumn. ~Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Vintage Thursday: Beautiful Blue Window
When I bought the Enos fruit salt bottle a few weekends ago I also found a window. Now, I don't usually buy old windows, but this one really caught my eye. It was very dirty and I found it leaning on some old pieces of farm equipment with a tag hanging on it that said $7.00. I grabbed it and went over to the owner. I asked him if he would take $5.00 for it and he said "Yes."
It has old glass with a few bubbles in it and the frame is the most beautiful shade of blue. I love the color that is left on the wood. I don't think I want to remove it.
The glazing compound is old and dried out. In fact, there isn't much of it left. Even though the frame is solid, the glass needs to be re-glazed and is hanging in there with very little support. Fixing this will be the first thing I do, because I absolutely want to preserve the original glass.
I think this window is so beautiful but I don't know what to do with it. Should I hang it on a wall in my house, as is, or put old pictures in each frame? Maybe I could put a mirror behind it or hang it on a fence outside. I've never had one before so I would love any ideas that you might have. Please help me out. This beautiful window needs to be revived and re-purposed. I know someone out there will have a great idea.
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