Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Rusty Old Window Screen and New Etsy Items

I know that I am not alone in saying that I LOVE old windows!
And now I LOVE old window screens!
Take a look at this new little beauty that I found at the Nashville Flea.
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How many ways can I say love?
dress on screen 1
This vintage gown was worn by someone in my family many years ago, but I am not sure to whom it belonged. 
The baby picture is my daddy. 
Do you see those wee little clothes pins?  Those came from Wal-Mart’s office supply section and they are wonderfully cute.  I went back for more, but can’t find them now.
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My head is swarming with ideas of what I can display on this little beauty.  Kind of like a little shadow box.
I have so many old windows and doors in my house now that I use for different things and I LOVE them.  (did I already tell you that, though)  Smile
I am headed over to Faded Charm for her wonderful White Wednesday party. 
I went to the Nashville Flea Market on Friday and brought home some really neat things to add to my shop. 
Check out my Etsy shop, Amys All Things Home,  today and see what is new.
If you like what you see, I would love for you to send your friends over to take a look.

Partying over at Common Ground tonight for her vintage party and the lovely French Country Cottage.


Mary said...

I LOVE your blog and all of your wonderful decorating ideas! I too, am a stay at home mommy home schooling my four kiddos. I just started my own blog this past week and have been having SO much fun finding friends and inspiration! Thank you! :-)
Mary @ http://findinghealthyhope.blogspot.com

Vintage Gal said...

This is just adorable ~ I LOVE it! I love the window screen and the cute little vintage gown. All I can say is Wow ;-)

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Love your old screen. I love mine and use it in so many different ways and displays. The possibilities are endless. Enjoy. ~~Sherry~~

Okie Chic said...

So cute I love the screen and that little dress added to it is just icing on the cake.

Vintage Gal said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this window screen with the little vintage gown on it. How sweet ;-)

NanaDiana said...

Hey Ames! LOVE that old screen AND the baby dress. I have one of my own that I think I should probably frame for the girls to have one day. Those little clothes pins are adorable. I will have to see if I can find some. Hope your shop is going along as you hoped it would and that you still love your job...and that you are not too stressed out with everything that is going on! Love to you~ Diana

michelle said...

That is beautiful Amy and I love the gown and the picture, just beautiful and so special. Your shop is looking so wonderful, I hope you are having fun, which I am pretty sure that you are. ;)

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

I do believe this is the first window screen makeover I've seen. Way to go!

A Hint of Home said...

I love the way you framed the baby dress. The clothes pins are acute idea.

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures/Treasured Moments said...

I love my window screen. They are fun. Glad you got one. I am working on my bread box post. :)

Laurel said...

Adorable!!! I got some of those little clothes pins in the craft section at Walmart...did you look there? Worth a try :)
So fun to see you're doing an Esty shop...hope it goes well. I'll head over to check it out! Blessings, Laurel

saltbox treasures said...

Hi Amy, I love old screens too and vintage baby gowns. So pretty.
Have a great week!
~ Julie

Debbie said...

That is so cute, Amy. I love that you added the baby picture of your dad. Count me in as another window lover. I have been trying to decide what to do with some in my attic, in fact.

This is the first time I've seen a screen used so cleverly.

Amy said...

this is the sweetest display ever!
going to check out your etsy now...

A Rosy Note said...

Oh, that looks so cute Amy! It all goes so well together...the gown, the baby clothes pins and picture, and I love the screen too :)

Becky C said...

You know we share a love for old windows. But you really made this screen look fabulous! I love the way you've decorated it. And looks like great new goodies in the shop :) Great finds, girl!
Becky C

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Now this I love! I noticed the thumblink right away. Such an original display. Soulful. Good luck with the Etsy! You've got great style, I'm sure you'll do well. I'm a new follower. I missed a lot of folks early on before I really "got" following. Happy WW!

uruguay white life said...

Dear Ami,

this idea is so pretty - I love it! I know that I have long been commented on, but I look regularly pass ;) (I wish my day had more than 24 hours :( )

I hope you are fine?! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Big hugs


Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Amy - this is so beautiful! Also, congrats on your shop. That is super exciting!

Carol Look EFT said...

I adore that cute little white baby dress. It certainly look and feel breezy and comfortable to wear.

Laurie at Turner Farm said...

Love it ~ and yes, it does get ones mind spinning with all the possibilities. ~ Will be back later to check out that new shop of yours dear friend. So excited for you! ~ Blessings

Sabre' said...

Hi Amy!
I just hopped over from Saltbox Treasures and have become your newest follower. What can I say, you have won me over with this great idea for old screens - love it!
Hope you'll stop by for a visit sometimes.
Blessings and Hugs,

A Cottage Muse said...

Simply adorable!

Ann said...

Just discovered your blog. I love your style of decorating and your purpose of making your home a place of joy. Come on over to OZ and visit.

Roselle said...

Oh I love this! I love and collect old windows and have one screen. Also into shutters now. LOL I am visiting from WW.

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

How adorable! Love the way you have that little dress displayed on the old screen. Going to browse in your Etsy shop.
Have a great day!

A Vintage Vine said...

Got my order from your Etsy shop and I love it....thanks, it is in perfect shape!!!!

Susan said...

Terrific old window screen - great find!

Evelyn and Flora said...

oh my goodness i just love this idea! i've been looking for a creative way to display some baby items on the nursery wall- this is perfect! Thank you for the idea!
and i just found your blog and am a new follower :)

take care,


Kolein said...

Talk about adding sweetness to an old screen! So simple and wonderful!

I'm going to check out your new items! Have a wonderful night!


Pam said...

That is so adorable. I saw an old screen at the antique store the other day and I loved it, but wondered what I would do with it so I left it there. I think I'll go back and pick it up. Thanks for the cute idea!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

That is so darn cute!

Betsy said...

I love the simplicity of this. The softness of the little dress against the old screen looks perfect. Very nice indeed!!

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

Amy what a cute idea!!
I have an old screen somewhere and I have my Grams baby dress!

I got all my stuff yesterday!!!!!!!!
Love everything!!!!
I'll post a blog and let you know!


Kristy said...

This is gorgeous!!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love this display~ it is absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

Bringing Pretty Back said...

THat is what that is!! Those little clothes pins!!!!
Have a pretty day Amy!

Stephanie said...

Love your old window - it will be great for seasonal decorating as well!