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:
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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