One More Window plus History and Home Link Party

Welcome to another edition of the History & Home link party, it’s our 25th week! Thanks so much to everyone who joins each week, and welcome to those who are new.

Last week was a themed week, “Windows Week”, here on We Call It Junkin.  It was the first time I’d done that, and y’all gave me great feedback, which I really appreciated, especially since it wore me out!  It was fun though, we sure got to look at a lot of pretty houses, plus we learned some history which a lot of us love, and we learned some fancy-schmancy words like “oriel” and “fenestration”, so it was a good week!

I have one last window to share, that I plan to flat-out copy when we finish building our screened porch.  I have a window that my father built as a display piece many years ago.  He was a master carpenter and wood worker, and one of his specialties was creating replacement windows for historic homes that had a rotten or damaged window, because old houses’ windows aren’t standard sizes and you can’t just go down to Home Depot and buy a replacement.

I didn’t get around to digging Daddy’s window out of my shed to take a picture for you, but it’s just a basic 6-paned window, painted with primer at the moment.  When we finish our screened porch, I’m going to paint it properly and hang in on the one solid wall we’ll have, flank it with two yet-to-be-found old shutters, and display it something like this:

Source: Lil Luna blog

As much as I love Lil Luna’s treatment of her window with the cut and peel vinyl words, I’ll probably leave Daddy’s window plain, or I might have Artsy Daughter paint something on it.  We’ll see!

Now, it’s y’all’s turn to share what you’ve been working on ~ anything home-related, history-related, vintage, antiques, go!

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14 thoughts on “One More Window plus History and Home Link Party

  1. Hi Dawn, can’t wait to see your porch with your dad’s window! Thanks again for hosting, this is a fun place to be. I’m sharing Spring at home 2014 – getting some decorating done in between the purge and going-out-and-buying-more projects. 🙂 Have a great week.
    Rita

  2. Cute display. I have lots of old windows I like to use. Try some salvage stores for the small shutters, at least that’s where I found mine. Thanks for hosting.

    Shannon ~ bohemianjunktion.com

  3. Thanks for hosting Dawn! I love your party because it draws some really unique link-ups. I enjoy looking through them. Have a great rest of your week 🙂

  4. Old windows are a major weakness of mine. It’s a good thing that there are endless ideas on Pinterest of what to do with them!

    Wow, your party is getting popular! So glad that I joined up this week. It’s been a while since I’ve stopped by but I’m back now!

    Erica

  5. Looks like a great assortment of links to visit. I have to leave and get to work but I will be back later. Thank you for hosting!!!

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