Sunday, September 7, 2008

~Enchanting Windows~

For a real treat, stop by Cielo's blog, The House in the Roses, today, to see all the enchanted windows other bloggers have submitted. The entries are truly enchanting. Every woman should have one place in her home she can look out, and be enchanted. Not only in her house, but in her soul. The window in my living room is my favorite. When we built this house, we had the builder box-out a double window to hold the cobalt, fenton art glass, and amber depression glass I've collected over 38 years of marriage. This is just a small part of it. I rotate the glass between windows and rooms all over the house. Mixed in are a few Royal Copenhagen and Hummel pieces. You can see that the sofa print echoes the colors of the glass.

The framed piece in the center, was a housewarming gift from my sister. She picked flowers from the perennial gardens in our previous home, preserved them and framed them under glass. It is something I treasure.

This window overlooks a beautiful room that holds several cherished antique tables, a secretary desk with all the little cubby-holes, and a baby grand piano that is played by me and both our sons....and now Ella. There are french doors separating this room from the family room. It's my favorite room here....a perfect place to curl up with a cup of coffee or tea, and a favorite book.

May you each see some kind of 'enchantment' through the window of your soul today.

40 comments:

womaninawindow said...

There's something about you that strikes me as so very light. I bet you are not a grabber. I bet your hand always lands precisely and gently on everything you touch. I think I would feel very large, hairy and snorty in your living room but I'd love to hear you play your piano, or your son, or your granddaughter. There'd be tea, wouldn't there?

Love your glass. I collect jadeite and love to see the light stream through it. Happiness, it is.

Virginia said...

Love all your glass collecton in front of that wonderful window. Lovely!
Blessings, Virginia

KarenHarveyCox said...

Now this is an enchanting window! I can only imagine the reflections against the wall when the sun streams into this room. Karen

Carol said...

Tara....Yes...there'd be tea! Thank you for your dear comments. You would not feel snorty in my room!! Believe me!

Virginia...Thank you! I really enjoy it!

Karen...Yes...the reflections are just beautiful. The walls are cream, so the colors really 'pop'!

Ballerina Girl said...

Hi
I also joined Cielo's window party. I just wanted you to kow that your window is just beautiful!
I love the mix of blues and golds....
Your doll in the foto seems adorable!
Come visit my blog if you'd like...
BG

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh I just love colored glass in windows! There is a home near me and she changes the color of glass in her window about every month,it is so pretty.
Have a blessed day!

Nancy said...

Now that's an Enchanting Window! Love all the glass and color! Nancy

Carrie said...

What a beautiful window display. it's nice how you used a variety of items in different materials, all arranged harmoniously.

Nel from Nebraska said...

a vision such as your window just makes me go awwww.. and I could sit in that room for hours! beautiful, Carol. Love ya.. Nel

Connie said...

I love the blue showing against the greenery of your yard, honey! Exquisite colors and beauty. This is my first visit and I will be back....
Smoochies,
Connie

Tracie~MPMaison said...

What a beautiful window and beautiful glass you've collected throughout the years. I love the way the light plays off the glass. It gives a sense of peace, as does your post.

Really beautiful, thank you for sharing.
~Tracie

Jules~ said...

Your room sounds and looks very special. I love the deep blue of your glasswork collection. THat color of glass always makes me feel so warm and refreshed. It is like a hug. Thank you for sharing a bit of you here.

Annalunda said...

Hello Carol!

Thanks for visiting me and your sweet comment! I love your window and the fantastic collection.

Windows both in our houses and in our souls and minds are really important...

Love Annie in Sweden

celestina marie said...

Hi Carol, your window is gorgeous and shows your cobalt blue glass beautifully. The light streaming into the room over the blue must be gorgeous! You have a fantastic collection.
SO nice to meet you and stop over to my window party if you have a moment.
Have a blessed day.
Celestina
la rea rose

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a wonderful collection!! Breathtaking with the sun streaming through!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Marina Capano said...

I LOVE your windows! just beautiful!so cute!!!!
I would you can visit my windows in Argentina!

xoxo

Marina

An Enchanted Cottage said...

Carol, your window is just beautiful!!! I love all the glass with the light shining through!...Donna

CIELO said...

Dear Carol, thank YOU for participating in our Enchanting Window Party.... Your windows are lovely. I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks. ~William Shakespeare

Hugs

cielo

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Carol.
It's nice to meet you...I think this is my first time on your blog!

I love your shelves and display of glass. It has a beautiful affect with the window as the backdrop!
diane

Carolyn said...

I love your beautiful window but also your blog.The blogs on your Mom are heartwrenching and I can really relate because it is so much like my Mom.Take care.Carolyn

david mcmahon said...

That window would have stopped me in my tracks too.

Tara said...

CArol

I have never been here before but it feels like home--I so agree with what you say about a woman and windows...you are one sweet lady! I'll be back!

Nancy said...

Your window is my favorite. Very nice.

Joy said...

OMG! I love cobalt blue glass. How pretty and it looks great in the window too.

Linda said...

What a lovely window, your glass collection looks beautiful.
Cheers Linda

Deb said...

What an inviting window - I love the blue glass. You have the perfect curtains for the window. I would want to stop each time I walked by so I could look at the light reflecting through each piece. Truly enchanting!

Shrinky said...

I've never seen a window with a "shelf" like this before, it truly is enchanting, isn't it? So much so, hmnnnnnnn.. you've given me some ideas here. Watch this space, I may have to shamelessly transplant my own version over here along some similair lines.

I adore your glass collection.

The Rose Room said...

Carol, your window is beautiful, what a wonderful collection! Rachael

MARIA said...

Hi Carol,
lovely is your window, thanks for sharing.
Every woman should have one place in her home she can look out, and be enchanted. Not only in her house, but in her soul.

So true!

Best wishes
Maria from Poland

MySweetThree said...

Judging by that window alone, it is no wonder that is your favorite room...what a beautiful display!

Lydia said...

Hello,
I love your pretty window with all of the blue bottles placed in front of it. Your view looks so pretty too, with all the trees to look at and enjoy.
Wishing you a great day,
Lydia

Barbara Jacksier said...

Hi Cielo sent me.
I edited Country Collectibles magazine for many years and I love your collection of blue glass.

FancyHorse said...

Your glass collection is very beautiful in the window, with the sun shining through. Your sister's gift was so meaningful; how kind of her to do that for you!

Becky said...

What a beatiful collection of glass you have. I enjoyed your window and thank you for your kind comments on mine.
Becky

CIELO said...

Good morning.... just came by to say hello...

May the morning light feed your heart and guide your life...

cielo

alan pardoe said...

carol . who cleans all that glass and the window behind the collecton.i'm the one who just looks and enjoys the artwork.

Leah said...

gorgeous blog, I love your pendants!

Amy said...

So beautiful!
Amy

Jeni said...

I'm terrible about starting all kinds of projects -as I mentioned in my post -and then, get bored easily and put them aside to finish "later" but later really takes a long time in arriving. I did however, finish a 36x36 tablecloth I started last week -got it done about 2 a.m. this morning! Woo hoo! I'm on a roll!
Thanks for stopping by -love your window with the glass display. Any shelf space here that may have been intended for something like that is usually filled to the gills with anything one of the kids manages to pick up that we don'pt want them to have so up it goes on the first available shelf! No organization here at all!
Peace.

Rhondi said...

Your window is beautiful! Thanks for visiting me and leaving a comment. I posted some more blue glass today.
Hugs, Rhondi