Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Vintage Botanical Window

If you're like me, then every once in awhile, you get the urge to move things around. Changing furniture arrangements won't work here, (believe me, I've tried), so I have to change up smaller things; new vignettes, different accessories like pillows and tablerunners. This week I had that urge, and it landed on this great old window with original botanicals that I put together a few years ago. I dragged it around the house looking for another spot for it, but when I had worn myself out, I brought it back here in the Living Room right where I found it.

It just "fits" this space...

So I decided to share it again with all of you, since so many of you are new followers. A few years ago I found a college notebook probably from sometime before the 1930's filled with these individual sheets at a local flea, and grabbed it up. They sat unused for awhile, thinking I might frame them individually. I still may do that with some, but I picked out a few for this great old window that I'd had for awhile in the garage.

(I've had a few people inquire if I would sell any of the individual sheets,
but I just cant' part with them)

We have ten chairs that go with our Dining Room set; more than we could ever use. So when I was on my white painting spree a couple of years ago, I decided to go ahead and paint out two of them to flank the sofa table. There's a part of me that would love to paint the whole Dining Room set, but I just haven't been able to make that leap.

(roses from my birthday a few years ago)

This is a hard spot to photograph because of furniture placement...

Here are closeups of a few of the individual panes of glass. Each specimen sheet is categorized and labeled in old type and taped. Over the years they have faded to a perfect study in neutrals; delicate blossoms and stems have separated, but each one is work of art to me.

this pic required standing on one of the sofas...

This pic sort of gives you a reference idea of where it's located.

I found those wonderful French-y sconces two years ago,
but still haven't put candles in them...
maybe soon.

Thanks for revisiting one of my "favorite finds".
Hope you're having a wonderful week.

joining in for these parties:

Inspire Me at Liz Marie Blog
Inspire Me at A Stroll thur Life
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Blissful Whites at Timewashed 
WOW us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
The Inspiration Exchange at Ella Claire
House Party at No Minimalist Here
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage
Swing Into Spring at DIY by Design
Tips and Tutorials at Stone Gable
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush

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