August 15, 2011

Ten Dolla Window Make Me Holla.

It doesn't take a lot to give me a thrill. Here was today's:


I scored this window at the Habitat for Humanity building supplies store on Division Street (thanks to Squirrel Pearl for the heads up about that place!) and as soon as I saw it, my heart did a roundhouse kick. The window had just been carried in by a sweaty guy and didn't have a price tag on it yet. When the sales guy considered it for a minute and then told me it was ten dollars, I said "I'll take it" so quickly that he laughed.

I was really still on the hunt for the perfectly beaten-up door to use as a headboard but turns out it's hard to look through doors when you're holding a baby who's asking for crackers (over and over and over again). I need to save that for a solo mission later on, I suppose. But also it seems windows are occupying the same place in my heart that doors did last week. Just have a look at these "old window" ideas on Pinterest.


I broke the very bottom left pane of glass as I was putting the window into the car. Figures. But where I ended up putting it you can't even tell. Tessa took great pride in helping me Windex the glass, just so's you know.


Anyone have a clue what this style window is called? Or what time period it might be from? I'm clueless. 




7 comments:

  1. what a great score! that corner looks great Ellen. not sure what the window style might be called but there is def some goth going on with those peaked arches.

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  2. So you DO have a ReStore! Wonderful! I figured every large city would :) Great find and it looks great grouped with the mirrors!

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  3. love the entire setup in your living room! Very cool and eclectic. My fav. Great find!

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  4. Just came across your blog and love it! I live in Nashville too and am constantly treasure hunting as well. Check out my blog http://theinsanedomain.blogspot.com/ Your baby is super cute!

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  5. Great find! I love the wall of frames, etc too.
    First visit to your blog, going to look around some more :)
    p.s. The window looks like a simpler (for the home?) version of gothic architecture.

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  6. I am a mirror freak! Love your wall of mirrors and it looks perfect with the window. I agree with Mel, i think it is a waterdown version of Gothic.

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