The Happyish Homestead

Friday, July 23, 2010

Window Palooza

I painted this on some scrap fabric I had just using acrylic paint. It says "Love lives here" in German. At least, that's what I hope it says.
These windows just have some fabric that I bought at Hobby Lobby.

The is the first window that I acquired by begging. The man was totally confused when I told him I was going to hang it up, on a wall, inside my house, for decoration. Some of the flowers are from my wedding bouquet. Tender, right?

I hand sewed these old hexagon flowers that were my great aunts onto some white fabric.

These were some dish towels that someone had hand embroidered. I picked them up for $.25 each at a garage sale. I had my mom embroider one with my daughter's birth information.

This one I sandwiched an old, old, old crazy quilt between two windows. I, my husband, screwed the windows together and hung it from the ceiling.

The other side.

These are some old doors I saved from my husband's grandparent's basement. They used to hang vertically on a piece of furniture. I pressed some flowers, Modge Podged them onto some paper and pressed them up to the glass, using foam board on the back.

I like windows, as you can certainly tell.

I got all of these windows for free thanks to my father-in-law and from some abrasive inquiring on my part. Don't be afraid to tell people that you are planning on using an old, disgusting window that used to be in someone's barn for a home decor project. Loud and proud people.

Don't worry. I fully realize I cannot take a decent picture to save my life. Luckily I'd like to think that I have other redeeming qualities.


The quilt giveaway starts on Monday, make sure you become a follower so you can enter to win. I will have the full details for you on how to enter on Monday.

I will be busting hump to get all of the quilts bound for the big day.



  1. Remember when we were in Las Vegas, at the highly over-priced antique store, and there was a window like the one with the dried flowers and they wanted like $250? CRAZY! :

  2. I love these! Especially the pressed flower ones, you are super crafty (and I am super jealous!)

  3. Love them ALL. And I have always refused to become a follower of any blogs. but for you (and the chance at one of those quilts), I cannot resist.

  4. Do you have a really big house or something? Where are you putting all of this stuff?

  5. I think you take fine pictures! I was OOh-ing and aww-ing pointing the whole a little girl in the toy section: "I like that. Can I have it. I WANT IT NOW"!! :0)

  6. Ahh, the inspiration. I only have one window :(, but be proud: I begged for it. It was sitting on the side of an old home a couple of blocks from me that was in the middle of getting new windows. Okay, real confession: I actually had my visiting teaching partner go and ask for it. I'm a wimp I know...


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