I thought that it was way past time to create my own blog. This is no easy task, considering that i am a definite technophobic!!!

My children (and theirs) introduced me to the wonderful world of the internet and all that comes with it!! First google, then ebay, internet groups and blogs!! I have met so many wonderful, charming people that i now call friend. Please bear with me while i blunder and bluff my way through this, until i find my way. Which is how i have survived most of the daunting situations that i have landed myself in!!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

windows of the soul

They say that the eyes are the windows of the soul and i'm sure that windows are the soul of the house! the stockbroker only had 2 complete windows and some battered frames, when it came to me..  i did toss around the idea of making some mock-up windows, after checking out the price and availability, on ebay. They cost around $30 australian. thats supposing you can find them! This model has 15 double windows and 2 single panes near the front door, so very expensive to replace... but i  wanted 'real' windows and so i began to collect them slowly... it took a little time to get there ,but  finally, i had enough!!! yaay!! They were a sorry lot!! Rust, yellowed cracked plastic, broken hinges!!! Never mind... rust was sanded back and frames painted,  the plastic replaced in the worst and  curtains attached to all... they now resemble something befitting my glorious house!! (have i mentioned that i love it !) oh, they also got a rub over with diluted umber paint to give that suitably aged look!!!  The tabs were broken off some of the windows, these ones i glued in, the other ones are removable....
wow....  take a look at her now....
While i'm here i want to thank all of you who are making this so easy for me...some of my photo's are not going, where i tell them to go!!! i don't get to say all that i mean to!!!  patience is a virtue!! so to all you
virtuous lovely people out there .. thank you for all your support and wonderful comments. christine xxx


  1. A real labor of love! It's a beautiful house, Christine!

  2. It's so satisfying to reach a goal like that! They look great.... as good as new! I completely agree about the house eyes/soul being the windows! I'm glad you're persevering with the blog Christine!

  3. I am interested to hear about the windows as I had been thinking how lucky you were to get all the windows intact! Now I wonder if everytime I eyed off windows on ebay a few years ago, you were the question at the bottom asking about postage to Australia. :-D

    You are doing an amazing job on it. :) I'd love to see your smaller house too.

    Re the photos, mine misbehave like mad when I am trying to write a blog post and I am having trouble now getting the new blogs that I am following to add to my update list.

    Just to add to your troubles, you still aren't showing as having a blog, but maybe you wanted that.

  4. I think they are more handsome than the metal. (Don't tell anyone I said that...) Love your pictures. CM

  5. thank you all so much! christine: i should be showing as having a blog, not sure what's happening there...
    cm: they are metal.. triang windows..
    i'm always on ebay asking about postage to australia! mind you i don't get all that i want!!! i do a lot of dreaming and drooling!!! i also love reading all your blogs..(you make my day) christine xxx

  6. TREASURESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!! Those windows are pure, priceless , perfect treasures. I really love what you did with them, genius!!! :):)

  7. The house looks brilliant. :-)