I Scored at the Thrift Store – What a Pane

I’m still kicking myself for not rescuing the old windows when we renovated our house.

I’m talking enormous sun room windows with amazing hardware.

Let me take a moment of silence to mourn my loss.

Ok, where were we?

With a torn down garage and a basement filled with construction equipment, there was no room for my hoarding ways.

So when I came upon these crusty little gems, I immediately thought about the ones that got away (cue the violin).

Thrift Store Find from Eclectically Vintage

I laughed, I cried, I haggled, I lugged them home.

thrift find

Now when I get melancholy about the ones that got away, I just glance at my adopted windows and know they are home at last.

Eclectically Vintage

I’m starting a one that got away support group if you’d like to share.

Want to see what my house looked like pre and post renovation?

Check out the ones that didn’t get away – all of my I Scored at the Thrift Store finds.

PS – Things are a-changing and I’ll be posting my finds on a different day!

Sharing Here:
The Cottage Market, Funky Junk Interiors, Savvy Southern Style
French Country CottageThe Charm of Home2805At the Picket Fence
Common Ground 

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  1. I heard the Rescue Home Director tell the Chief Window Cleaner that you are a good woman to take those two seniors into your home. But there are many more in need of your love…..


  2. those are so awesome. what kind of thrift stores do you have where you live??? wow, ours don’t have much else than old, dated clothing and household items. we have to go to our restore to find architectural salvage like that and for a good price (yes it does go to a good cause though).
    i’d also like to know where they will be abiding while in your care!

  3. I always love hearing good thrifting stories, and this one was fantastic, Kelly! Glad you got some cool windows, and look forward to seeing what you do with them–they are a pretty shape. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog the other day to say hi–I appreciated hearing from you and glad you liked my autumn mantel. The cats were posing as style assistants in that post, but were not much help to me, preferring to nap and groom and play instead :).

  4. I love these doors! I have been fortunate enough that I get one every once in a while for free from a friend whose husband is a contractor. Karma is smiling on you and gave you your doors back. I am sure there will be more coming your way!

  5. I love your windows 🙂 The story is even better! I love windows, but I wish I could find a big pair of white antlers 🙂

    Have a great day rock star!

  6. Awesome! I love all the extra hardware on the broken one. Great find, congrats! (I’m a secret hoarder but not ready to come out of the closet yet… oh, you mean you already knew that?!)

  7. Wow…fantastic old windows! What’s your plan for them? I have a couple from a farmer friend down the road, can’t wait to get to work on them.
    Debbie 🙂

  8. SUPER find Kelly, what a great shape. Love the long and slender silhouette! We had 23 windows replaced, I kept them but shared lots with friends. I have a few left I’m saving for something special that has yet to be determined!

  9. I can really sympathize. My family was getting our parent’s home ready to sell and had the many, many windows replaced. A big pile of windows sat in their backyard for days. Every time I went over there, I’d tell myself to take some of those windows home. When I finally decided to do it, they were gone! I guess I need to let it go. lol

  10. Score Kelly! Love these! Can’t wait to see where you are going to put them? I have never seen tall rectangular ones like that – so pretty 🙂

  11. Very nice. I also scored an old, old window this weekend along with upper and lower cabinets for $90 for my future craft room. So excited. I spent the weekend covered in dust from all the sanding. Talk about a happy camper. Can’t wait to see what you do with yours.

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