FFf Eclectic Red Barn: Old window makes a great display!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Old window makes a great display!

  Life on Lakeshore Drive  
My husband said, "this window is falling apart". He was kind of right. The one side was not so bad, but it was the other side that caught my eye. When I picked it up however, the paint and part of the window was coming off in my hands. For $1.00 I had to have it. I love old windows.

Eclectic Red Barn: Old window, bunny and wire basket
I didn't want to clean it up because I thought it might fall apart. Instead, I just use it as is.
Works for me! I decided to add it to a couple of other items for an Easter display.

Eclectic Red Barn: Old, old window with cast iron bunny and wire basket

In addition to the old window, I placed a cast iron bunny that I have had for many years. He seems to have a "strong air about him"!


Eclectic Red Barn: Cast iron bunny and wire basket

I thought the bunny would work well with the wire baskets I picked up at a garage sale. I saw these baskets beside some garage cans and asked if they were throwing them out, When they said yes, I asked if I could have them. They were old planters, so I took off the hangers and just used the base. Not sure what I am going to use the others for yet. Next project:)

Eclectic Red Barn: Old wire basket with terracotta eggs

I filled the basket with moss from our Live Oak trees that I put in the freezer to kill the bugs. Next I added these terracotta eggs that I picked up a few years ago.


Eclectic Red Barn: Old window with book-page flowers

I draped a string of  book page flowers next. These were simple to make. I added some burlap strips in between the flowers for some additional color. Here is a closeup of the flowers.

Eclectic Red Barn: Book-page flower garland
I like how it turned out. Hope you do too!

Eclectic Red Barn: Old window, cast iron bunny, wire basket filled with terracotta eggs and flower garland


How is your Easter decorating coming? I am still working on mine.

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37 comments :

  1. Bev,
    This display is lovely! You have such an eye for taking someone's "junk" and making it treasure. Thanks for sharing at A New Creation link party. I'm following you back and look forward to seeing more of your projects!

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    1. Jessica,
      Thanks for the sweet comment. I am always looking at items in new ways. My husband thinks I'm a little strange, but he loves the outcome. I always seem to surprise him.
      Thanks for following me back,
      Have a great week,
      Bev

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    2. Bev, your beautiful window display is featured this week at A New Creation!

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    3. Jessica,
      I am so excited and so honored to be featured at A New Creation. Thank you so much for selecting my old window display. I can hardly sit here and type this note since I want to jump up and down. I will do that later :)
      Thanks you again,
      Bev

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  2. I love this! You did a great job ;) I'm your newest follower.
    Jamie www.somuchbetterwithage.com

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    1. Jamie,
      Thanks for following me and adding such a lovely comment. I checked out your site and left you a comment. Your children are beautiful.
      Have a great day,
      Bev

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  3. Bev,
    That is so pretty! Love old windows too! I am in love with your book page flowers...I hope you have a tutorial on them - I am going to look thru your blog and see! :) I'm now following you - found you at the Dedicated House Make it Pretty Monday.
    Cecilia

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    1. Cecelia,
      Thanks for the sweet comments. I just whipped up the book flowers and did not create a tutorial for them. I will however. I'll try to get to them this week,
      Bev

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  4. Lovely rustic vignette! Visiting from the Make It Pretty Monday.

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  5. Roselle,
    Thanks so much for your sweet comment.
    Have a great week,
    Bev

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  6. I'm so glad you made a visit to my blog, because I now I've found your blog. What a stunning Easter display.

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    1. Paulette,
      Always glad to find another great blogger. Thank you for the lovely comment on my display.
      Have a great week,
      Bev

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  7. Your Easter display looks amazing, it has the perfect shabby chic style. I love repurposes old objects and giving them new life. Happy Spring! ;o)

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    1. Paula,
      Thanks for the sweet comment. Re-purposing objects is so much fun and the end results are usually great. Happy Spring back at you!
      Bev

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  8. I love this vignette and I love old windows, They have such charm and they are great to decorate with as you did....I also love all architecural pieces.

    Cynthia

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    1. Cynthia,
      I agree with you, old windows can be used in so many ways. the same with architectural pieces. Wish you could find more of them.
      Have a great week,
      Bev

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  9. I've been looking for an old window for a while. I love it! The book page flowerballs are cute too....I am making some out of newspaper right now for an event:)

    Britt@Creating Space for Five

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    1. Windows are getting harder and harder to find. If you do find them they are way too expensive, but I do love them. Thanks for the lovely comment on the flower balls. Haven't made any out of newspaper, might try that.
      Good luck with your event.
      Bev

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  10. I love it! So cute! I wish I had a window like this one for decorating. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment!

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comment on my window. I just love old windows.
      Have a great week,
      Bev

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  11. Love your display!And that book page flower garland is adorable!! Now I want to try to make some!!

    Pattie

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    1. Pattie,
      Thanks for the sweet comment on my display and especially the garland. I need to do a tutorial on the book flowers, but you can probably make them just by looking at them.
      Have a great week,
      Bev

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  12. That bunny is beautiful! and the window display ;-)

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    1. Love the bunny, he is old and quite heavy. Old windows are just awesome.
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
      Have a great week,
      Bev

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  13. That is gorgeous! My parents recently re-did a house and thought I was CRAZY to save the windows! I added cute designs and they hang in my daughters room as purse hangers! I found you through the Thursday Favorite things Blog Hop! I am hosting a party tomorrow at my site http://www.frugalfitfamily.com - if you get a chance, stop by and link up!

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    1. I know, windows are great. I can't have too many of them. The ones in your daughters bedroom sound cute. Thanks for the sweet comments. I will stop by tomorrow.
      Bev

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  14. its a very pretty. Thank you for sharing your lovely blog at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

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    1. Katherine,
      Thanks for commenting and always stopping by to thank those who link up.
      Have a nice weekend,
      Bev

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  15. Hello Bev!!
    Welcome to my blog!! I'm so excited to have you as my newest follower, and now I'm yours!
    I see your gorgeous find of a wonderful chippy window! So glad you found it and got it!! The bunny and the basket are so cute together! LOVE the eggs!! Such a perfect color and you did a wonderful job on that vignette!
    Again thank you for joining me for my party!!
    Blessings,
    Doni

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    1. Doni,
      It is so great to meet and have new followers. Thank you for such sweet comments about my vignette. Love it when you find an item and then it all seems to come together.
      Hope you are having a great weekend,
      Bev

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  16. Darling! Love everything in the Post.....visiting from pinecreekstyle.blogspot.com...stop in for a visit...NeeCee

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    1. NeeCee,
      Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my old window post. I checked out your blog and left a comment.
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Have a nice week,
      Bev

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  17. Aren't old windows the best?!! I love mine! Come visit my blog to see what I did wit a window!! Hope to see u!
    Toodles

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    1. Yes, love old windows. I checked out your site and left a comment. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
      Have a nice week,
      Bev

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  18. Oh, I love this! Just stopping by to say thank you for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent, and let you know I featured your gorgeous vignette at Pick of the Bunch!! Have a great weekend.
    Hugs
    Kathy

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    1. Kathy,
      Oh, that is so awesome to be featured. I am so excited that you picked my vignette. Thank you so much.
      Have a great week,
      Bev

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  19. This is indeed a great display! It's chippy paint coordinated well with your bunny and egg basket. Hehe! I might use the same decor for the coming Easter too! On second thought, Easter will be months from now. So I guess I'll find some vintage windows that I can display for Christmas. Isn't that a great idea? :)

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