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Thursday, March 10, 2011

WINDOWS...

I love LARGE windows...
Our house is very olden and plain..
all the windows were the little short ones and I coveted LARGE windows...
sooo.....
when Mr. Sweet and I added on to our living room about 6 years ago,
he put in two large Southern windows for me and
I WAS IN LOVE!

SUNLIGHT streaming through...
 highlighting favorite things...
offering favorite things to see OUTSIDE...
2 large dining room windows.
Not a good photo...my camera broke shortly after this photo session. :((
a new fence last year...
green summertime grass...
new sidewalk from LAST summer.
Our grass, right now, is no where NEAR being green.
Won't be long, tho....
A favorite window in the dining room.
a little sunlight on my comfy leather sofas..
Kitchen window love....
TARTS....cooling on a kitchen windowsill...
SUMMERTIME SUNSHINE...
SHADOWS...
LIGHT...
DARK.....

I want ALL plantation shutters but, ooo, they are so expensive.
ONE WINDOW AT A TIME, I guess.
wintertime sunlight....
it looks so warm but ....
be still, my heart.
My vintage, metal stool.....
I love this little stool and years ago,
I saw a photo in a beautiful magazine of a vintage stool, just like mine,
and SHE had her sweetie's race car driver number on her stool.
I loved that so....I copied her.
I am SUCH a copycat....!!
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My thanks to all the hosts..
and thank U for stopping by today.
Have a GREAT day....
love, bj

37 comments:

Pat said...

Everything looks so pretty BJ! Love the windows.

Do you know what an earth home is? That's what we lived in on the farm. There were two sets of french doors, one set was in the living room and the other set in the master bedroom. There was also a small window in the master bedroom. There was one bedroom with no windows at all, so could not use it for anything much other than storage, because of insurance!! The guest bedroom had one window and so did the laundry/utility room. There was a set of double windows over the sink and three skylights(leaky ones). When we built this house we asked for lots of windows...lots and lots of them. We have 32 windows, two single french doors and a set of two french doors, plus the front door is glass with two sidelights. Almost 40. Sort of window overkill.LOL But after living under the ground for over 20years we were starved for light!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

BJ I have really enjoyed your photos. I love large windows and lots of sunshine!

Donnie said...

Beautiful photos. I love when the sunshine streams in.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Beautiful, beautiful streams of sunshine BJ...and I LOVE that metal stool!
Hugs,
Penny

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Ohhhhh, your fav in the dining room! Ohhhhhhhhh my! Lovely! Is that what you call large Southern windows?

Basically, they go right to the floor. I love that look tooooo! But never knew what it is called.

Naturally, I do not have any! Naturally! Up here is silly ol' Yankee Land. -sighhhhhhhhh- :-))))

Gentle hugs...

La said...

I would sit in front of that dining room window and daydream the day away. Pretty post, BJ. Happy Thursday!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I had to scroll back up to the tarts-YUMMY:@)

Vee said...

Windows help make a room, though I do believe you enjoy a decorating challenge and can create a lot of charm with or without a window's help.

Kathleen Grace said...

Your home is so beautiful BJ. I love big wondows too, I need the sunshine making everything glow!

Theresa said...

Copycat is OK, some of my best ideas aren't MY ideas at all:) Love all of your pretties. My Daughter has Plantation shutters throughout her house and YES they are expensive!

Your windows and the light shining in is just gorgeous! Enjoy this day my friend, BIG HUGS!

Linda Chapman said...

YOU are MY ray of sunshine this day! I love your sun tour!

From the Kitchen said...

I love all of the sunlight you've captured coming in through your windows! However, my favorite window is the one with the cooling tarts = ).

So sorry to hear about your camera. You'll need to replace it right away so we won't be without your great photos.

Best,
Bonnie

Blondie's Journal said...

I love big windows, too, BJ. Our windows only look big because our rooms are so small! lol! I like the floor to ceiling ones you have and the sunlight coming in looks so pretty. I love that stool, too. We are all copycats!!

XO,
Jane

joanna said...

Just love your words of wisdom as grandmother .
and your house look wonderful !!!!!!!!!!

PEA said...

It's been snowing here since yesterday so I have had no sunshine shining through my windows...waaaaaaa!! Loved all of your pictures, everything looked so lovely with the sunlight shining through. I have big windows and am so thankful for that because I don't know what I'd do with just itty bitty windows!! My kitchen window over my sink is very large and I love it:-) xoxo

Lori said...

I love plantation shutters, yes one window at a time will work.

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
I adore that you put "Mr. Sweet's" number on your chair! That sunflower caught my eye first. Sorry, "Mr. Sweet". .. I am from Kansas!I, also, spotted some of your willow Tree Angels on the shelves! Lovely light shining through your home. You've truly captured the warmth in your photos. I felt the love "oozing" through!
Fondly,
Pat

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Yes, the first thing I do in the morning is raise the shade and open the curtains! I love the light coming into a home. Rah! Rah! #57!!!
xoxo

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Beautiful post !..Coming from Charm of Home blog..
I love your warm, colourful pics :)

Hugs
Sanghamitra.
http://rainbow-thecoloursofindia.blogspot.com/

Hayley said...

I fell so in love with your sweet idea to put your hubby's football number on the stool that I had to immediately place a metal 7 next to an old paper number 8 card in my office so I'd have my own honey's #87. I just found your blog and love it! Have a great weekend...

The Vintage Attic said...

What wonderful photos, I didn't want them to end..your home is beautiful and yes the light that shines in adds so much visual warmth.

Melissa

CHERI said...

Great photos! I have many windows in our house. Really need new window treatments but oh the expense. Have also thought of plantation shutters, but again...oh the expense. So many projects in the works right now so guess those shutters will have to wait!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Everything looks so pretty! I love plantation shutters too... you're right, one window at a time.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a gorgeous vignette. Beautiful juxtapostion at it's very best!

Have a wonderful weekend.

mississippi artist said...

There is nothing like bright sunshine coming through the windows on a cold winter day. Everything is very pretty-love the leather sofa.

Rita said...

Whata wonderful photos you share this morning; everything looks bright ans shiny. I live to have light shining through my house. I have a hard time with cloudy dark days.
Rita

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Morning my Dear friend..Girl your home is so lovely and clean..I wished I could say the same about mine...Hope all is well on your side of the mountain my friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Beverly said...

BJ, everything is so pretty. You are so good about sharing your sunshine.

I have the same little vintage stool. Unfortunately, I no longer have a place to use it. I am going to try listing it on Craigslist.com

Marydon said...

BJ your home is just lovely. So enjoyed the light shining on your treasures. Light is vital to me when I buy a house ... your windows are a lovely addition.

Happy St. Patrick's Day ~
Have a lovely PS weekend ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

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xinex said...

Your photos are beautiful, BJ, and I love your big widnows. It looks like it is warming up outside..Christine

Madeline's Album said...

Thank you for your visit to my blog and your very nice birthday wish. I do hope you will come visit often. I enjoyed my first visit to your blog and will come back often. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Ann-Marie ~ Brambly said...

Great photos! Your rooms look so cozy-you have wonderful natural light.Pay me a visit over at Brambly, I'd love to hear from you.

Have a wonderful day!
Ann-Marie

Kathleen said...

Your home is wonderful and cozy, AND, most importantly, filled with LOVE!

Sherry said...

BJ,
Your windows and natural light are wonderful. I love natural light it is an instant pick me up. Southern windows are the best. I love plantation shutters would be gorgeous anywhere. Love your football number chair, very cute. Thanks for linking up!
Sherry

Debra@Common Ground said...

Windows DO make such a big difference! And I LOVE that darling little stool with your sweetie's number. Great idea, and hey, I'm a copy cat too!!
Thanks for linking up with VIF!!
hugs,
Debra

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

What gorgeous BIG BEAUTIFUL windows!! I love big tall windows too- I think they do so much for a room! That stool is darling too~ how sweet with your hubby's number on it! Now following you along~Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Sharing Shadymont said...

Love your windows and the sun shining in is lovely!!! Thanks for sharing.

I'm a new follower!! Great blog you have!