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).
I laughed, I cried, I haggled, I lugged them home.
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.
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!
French Country Cottage, The Charm of Home, 2805, At the Picket Fence
How come your ‘panes’ feel so much better then mine!
Very nice score Kelly!
Sooo…what are you going to do with them?
Decisions, decisions …
love how long and lean they are!
What a pane is right … but such beautiful panes they are!
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…..
GREAT score! I’m a sucker for old windows and paned doors.
I love old windows! Those are particularly cool. So much potential!
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!
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 :).
Love them. Some of my favorite things!
Sweet! What will you do with them? I see a nice tall mini greenhouse, perhaps?
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!
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!
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I have the perfect spot for them…like I am dying for them! Wanna lug them down South for me? No? I wouldn’t either, they are gorgeous!
I may lug some of my stuff down there for you gals to pick from … maybe one of these babies?!
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?!)
What a score! Why can’t I find anything like those at our thrift store? Love ’em!
You found these at a thrift store? How lucky! Great panes and i love the make-do’s (what we call hand crafted mending.)
I’m shocked that you didn’t scavenge every single last window from the house … but so happy you found some new/old window panes to adopt! Can’t wait to see the creative way you use them in your decor …
I am jealous that I can’t say I feel your pane because of having some of my own. Congratulations on such a great find!
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.
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!
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
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 🙂
Not only did you score the touchdown, you got the extra point too….congrats!!!! They are wonderful!
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.
Those are DGWs! Damn Good Windows. Great size!
I fall for windows anywhere, anytime and those are GORGEOUS. Great find!!
I could use that support group:) Love these! Following your page. Follow me too http://www.sewsweetvintage.com and share a facebook like to my box if you have a sec:) I posted lacey ghost pumpkin to this party! Cheers
What an AWESOME FIND!!!!! Can’t wait to see what you come up with …I am sure of one thing it will be OUT OF THE BOX!!!! hugs…
Great score! Can’t wait to see what you do with them.