May 18, 2011

Vintage - White - Chippy - Shabby Windows

Who was it that first said the eyes are the window to the soul? 


That philosphical statement has been attributed to many sources over the years.  Suffice it to say that I believe it rings true for all of us.


Windows are amazing things.  They let in the light, allow us to see.


Allow us to dream of distant places.


Allow us to feel the breezes and soak in God's beautiful gifts that are all around us.


Allow us to feel safe and secure, behind their transparent protection.

So how could I call myself a lover-of-all-things-vintage if I didn't appreciate those vintage, white, chippy, shabby-looking windows that, thankfully, are lovingly salvaged and just waiting for us to take them home?


I can't help but wonder what house on what street in what town did this old window belong?  Who looked through it and what did they see?


Did they see skyscrapers or cornfields?


 Did they see clear or menacing skies?


And I'd like to think that my vintage, white, chippy, shabby window truly is my window to another's past.  A past that will continue, in another form, in my own house and among my very own dreams.


What can you see through your window?

xoxo

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7 comments:

Cara said...

I LOVE old windows. Infact, as of right now, I have a whole wall dedicated to old windows from my husbands family's farm. You can find it here..http://homespunkitchen.blogspot.com/2010/08/my-biggest-crafting-accomplishment.html

I also have old windows scattered throughout our home. Like I said, i LOVE them!!

Cara

Heaven's Walk said...

Hi Kathleen - what a lovely post! The way you write and the photos you shared were just beautiful. :) I, too, think those same things when I see something vintage. It's the history of the treasures that make them so very special. ♥

xoxo laurie

Privet and Holly said...

Loved all these
windows and can't
wait until summer
when I can throw
my own open to the
fresh breezes....at
least for a little
while, until it's
too hot!
xx Suzanne

Cindy said...

Love vintage windows, so pretty and hold such possibility for what they will be used for next!!!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

What a wonderful way of looking at these windows and wondering who's looked through them. I love old windows. Can't get enough of them!

A Cottage Muse said...

So very happy I stopped in...I love this post!
I also love vintage windows and have many around my nest!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

what a lovely post. I have a thing for old windows, I love using them in the garden. They are quite wonderful.

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