Friday, November 12, 2010

bare naked windows...

I love the look of bare naked windows. Whenever I wash them (which last happened a few days before Halloween), I always take down the valance. The windows tilt in for easy 'outside' cleaning, and the valance always gets in the way of the tilting...


We have shutters on the bottom half of the window for privacy, so it's not like I have to put the valance back up, but for some reason I always do... Anyhow, I got my supplies ready and went to work.


After all the windows were washed and the woodwork cleaned, it was time to put everything back in place. I love the scalloped edge, embroidery and eyelet trim of this runner that I use in the window. I've even grown fond of the worn wood where the shutters rub as they are opened and closed every morning and night...


The aloe vera planter got dusted and put back in place...


...along with several of our fur babies' urns...


My boy, Blackie, is kept in a blue cotton ball holder.


And finally, the little decorative candleholder is cleaned and put in place (it's actually just a dust collector since the only time it is ever used is during a power outage, and during those times it is moved up to the mantel so furry little feet won't knock it over)...


And speaking of furry little feet, as soon as the valance was back in place, little Baby had to climb up and inspect my work. She looks so sweet and innocent in this photo, but just you wait until I show you her dark side in a future post!! Yes, Baby, I captured it all!
Wishing you all a lovely weekend! I'm off to the Cape on a one-day 'mission' tomorrow and it's supposed to be glorious weather! Yippee!
I'm linking up to Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home so be sure to stop by and visit all the other participating bloggers!
Donna

14 comments:

Southern Lady said...

I love naked windows. I live out in the country and have several rooms with exposed windows. It is nice to see the lovely outdoors through them. I need to wash mine though!! Carla

Claudia said...

You're putting me to shame! I've been looking at my dirty windows and reminding myself to clean them. Have I yet? No. Maybe this weekend!

xo
Claudia

Abounding Treasures said...

I love the look of barenaked windows too but also love the look of the lacy sheers!

The special items you shared today are truly to be treasured :o)

Blessings ...

AshTreeCottage said...

What a delightful spot!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Donna said...

Have a good time on your jaunt! When we moved into this new home 6 months ago, I decided to not have any window treatments. I just hate to cover up all the beautiful woodwork!

La Petite Gallery said...

I grew up with a bay window in my bedroom. Very lovely.

yvonne

Brenda Kula said...

What a pretty view for kitty too. My oldest laments that one day she shall likely inherit my ashes and that of whatever pets I've lost by then...
Brenda

*Ulrike* said...

It is time for me to take down the summer curtains, wash them, wash windows, oh the chores to be done. You are so fortunate to have the windows that tilt!

Susan S. said...

I like the look of naked windows! Yours look REALLY pretty and you've been very busy cleaning and arranging! LOOKS GREAT...Happy Fall Ya'll from Houston!

Heaven's Walk - said...

Oh my gosh.....you put me to shame, Donna! The last time you washed them was right before Halloween? Do you hire out???? lol! I really love your windows without the valance. It lets in so much light and the view out that window is so pretty!

xoxo laurie

A New England Life said...

You're at the Cape today? My gosh are you lucky! What a glorious day it is!

The window is sparkling clean! Unlike my own of course, but that's okay, they're clean enough. Don't you just love tilt in windows?!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Hi Donna dear,

Well, we've been on the same cleaning jag at our place too. I love bare windows (especially lovely ones like yours), but when cold weather comes I am happy for the coverings.

sending good wishes,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Dogwood said...

Window, wood and sweet valance all look so nice. Kitty Cat seems to approve. Aren't cats just so funny how they have to inspect everything the is new, changes or moved. Curious is a cat.

Have a fun day.

Chatelaine said...

Oh no, baby is at that extremely curious stage I bet. The one where you have to watch her every minute because she is getting into everything!