Monday, September 8, 2008

My Enchanted Window...

The lovely Cielo at The House in the Roses has organized an "Enchanted Window" party for today, September 8th... You must visit her blog to see all the spectacular photos of 'enchanted windows' that she has posted! Thank you, Cielo! This was so much fun!


I've actually posted about this window before, but I thought I'd share it again as it is one of my favorites...


When we had a family room put on the back of our split level "cottage" back in 1989, a window seat was a must! An old white bedspread that my mom used in the 60's is wrapped around the large pillow that serves as the seat, and a collection of chenille pillows rest against the sides and back of the seat. I've always thought windowseats were so cozy and inviting, perhaps because of this windowseat...



... where, as a 7 year old, I would sit and watch the world go by. My sister and I were fortunate to revisit our childhood apartment a few years ago when, on a whim, we drove past the old place while driving my daughter back to college in Boston. As luck (fate) would have it, the apartment was vacant with a "For Rent" sign out front... The owner of the house graciously allowed us to go in and reminisce, which is when I took this photo... It may be 49 years later, but in my mind's eye, my sister and I are carefree children again... my mother is still with us, and is setting dinner on the formal dining table she loved, which was centered in this very room. Dad is once again a young man and will be pulling into the driveway any minute... and I, with legs curled up under me and my chin resting on the windowsill, am once again that daydreaming 7 year old... It is most definitely an enchanted window... Donna

35 comments:

Greyscale Territory said...

Love window seats! Brilliant for dreaming! This one of your childhood looks so magical!

Connie said...

Aaaah, not only is your window seat darling, but the story is sweet, little chickee! I love how you've framed it with a lovely vignette. Absolutely a room I'd enjoy visiting in........
Smoochies,
Connie

Adrienne said...

Oh, such sweet memories. You were fortunate to be able to go back and have a bit of time in a place that meant so much to you. I would love to do the same. Your window seat is perfect - just perfect. I'd love to add one to my home someday. ~Adrienne~

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh, such a beautiful window, but it is your words that are totally beautiful. You made me cry remembering with you, your lovely childhood memories. Your music is perfect and your sentiments too. So glad that I met you today. Cielo is always introducing me to kindred spirits. Karen

Virginia said...

So beautiful, and dreamy. I love it!
Blessings, Virgina

Rhondi said...

Hi Donna
I've always wanted a window seat but never had a window that would lend itself to that. Yours are beautiful. Love the new banner to!
Hugs, Rhondi

Carol said...

How beautiful and sentimental. I could live here! And your top blog picture with the cat and Halloween...I'm in love with it!!

Carol

Becky said...

What a beautiful window seat and what precious memories.
Wasn't this fun.
Becky

Deb said...

Window seats are one of my favourite things! Beautiful post.
I have a blog AWARD waiting for you over at my blog :-)

Liz said...

What a great window seat. Makes me want to curl up and read a book!

~~Liz~~

Liz said...

What a great window seat. Makes me want to curl up and read a book!

~~Liz~~

Liz said...

What a great window seat. Makes me want to curl up and read a book!

~~Liz~~

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oh, I just love window seats!! Yours is spectacular! And I love your sweet thoughts today, toO!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Carrie said...

For decades now, I'm dreamed of having a window seat. Maybe sometime in the near future...

Betzie said...

Hi Donna,
Of all the windows, this one spoke to me the most! I just felt like sitting there and day dreaming...so warm and definitely enchanting.
Great job...wish you could help me decorate this little room I'm in right now...it's a mess! LOL

CIELO said...

You have a beautiful home and your windows are truly enchanting.... My sincere THANKS for participating and sharing all these loveliness... I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks. ~William Shakespeare

Hugs

Cielo

Beverly said...

Ah, Donna! I love your current window seat and the one from your childhood. And, such sweet memories. Thanks for sharing.

Tracie~MPMaison said...

Hi Donna,
Beautiful windows, beautiful post and beautiful memories. This post certainly had a very special feel to it.

It's so nice the lady let you in to take a picture and feel like you were pulled back into time.

I really enjoyed this, thank you for sharing.
xo~Tracie

Tracie~MPMaison said...

Sorry, I forgot.... I love your banner too - so cute!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

You lucky girl,I have always loved window seats.
Thanks for stopping by!

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

You have one of the most beautiful windows! I have always dreamed of having a window seat, but have never lived where I could have one. That looks like such a comfy cozy spot.

Kady

Mo said...

Your house reminds me of a fairytale cottage! Just enchanting! I love it!

Joanne Kennedy said...

I have always wanted a window seat and how fun to be able to go back to your childhood home and see the inside. I have driven by two homes I grew up in but have never been lucky enough to get back inside.

Hugs,
Joanne

MARIA said...

I am under big impression!
Amazing!
Thank you for sharing!

My best wishes to you
Maria from Poland

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Now you've gone and made my cry. Beautiful story and your now window seat and window is truly enchanting. I am slowly making my way around Cielo's Window Party. It's been so much fun. :) ~ Lynn

Fern said...

Hi Donna, thanks for visiting me, I had a struggle to find you but am so glad I made it, your post is so moving and your window seat simply beautiful.

Shelia said...

Hi Donna! You've changed your header and it looks so cute!! I love your precious window seat. I'd just love to have one, too.
Hope you're having a wonderful day!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Michelle said...

Someday I just might have a window seat ~ enjoy!

LOVE the new header!

Michelle

Marina Capano said...

Hi! What a beautiful window. so CUTE!

visit me anytime...
Marina

pedalpower said...

What a wonderful post and memories. How nice that you were able to recreate that feeling in your present home.

Rue said...

Hi Donna :)

I love your window seat and I remember that story. So beautiful :)

(((hugs)))
rue

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your enchanted window is lovely but your memories are more beautiful still.

Darla said...

Cool Blog.......

Tammy said...

I love your window seats, past and present. How cozy and a great place to snuggle into with a good book.
Tammy

Nancy Davis said...

Those window are great and the idea of having window seat.. I visited her website and another blog to follow.


Thanks,
Nancy
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