Wednesday, June 29, 2011

How did it get to be the last Wednesday in June already??  This has been a whirlwind of a month for me!  First a week at Camp helping take care of Tiger and then my SIL breaking his ankle.  Not to mention my Birthday and trying to keep blogging.  So maybe this year saying goodbye to June is A-OK!

I won this great giveaway from my friend Suzanne at Shabby Chicks and it seems so appropriate for me!
I did manage to watch Prince William and Kate Middleton get married.  Lovely!
Suzanne and her daughters had a wonderful time celebrating and had several giveaways.  I won this "Keep Calm and Carry On" package.  This was a motto on a poster for WWII that the British Government hoped would keep moral high.  It was never really used and in 2000 the posters were rediscovered and the motto has been used on many decorative items! 
 I love it!

 Sweet Suzanne included this mini teapot with the Union Jack on it and some wonderful English Breakfast tea.
 A mug and notecards
and this bag of scones mix!
Mr ALC is waiting for me to make these!

Thanks Suzanne and believe me this package made my day when it came in June!   

I saw a yard sale sign last week and my car turned in....can you imagine? 
Nothing much really but I did see this
I've seen so many window projects in blogland but most of you have found your windows for free.  
 I was told it was $4....would you have bought this??

Well I did!!  but for only $2
Now what do I do with it?? 

I'm joining Stephanie at her weekly
Would You Buy This party

Sue at It's A Very Cherry World for

Thank you for all the great suggestions for using this crazy thing I bought
 I am working on something and will show you when it's done!  


Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Thanks for the history lesson! I didn't know where "Keep Calm & Carry On" originated. Congrats on the great win! Can't wait to see what you're doing with crazy wire thing. The window sash....I pass on them all the time because I don't know what to do with them either.

Susan said...

Good Morning, Linda! Happy Wednesday. I'm with you on June flying by, faster than a speeding bullet. I couldn't believe it was June 29th today. Whew. It sure did go by fast.

Loved your giveaway win! Those scones sound mighty good.

I've seen windows with mirrors installed in the panes that look very nice in a garden or on a wall inside....opens up a room, especially when hung across from an existing window.

Take care, Linda. Have a great day. Susan

GWENNY said...

Congratulations on that fabulous win! It is funny how our cars just gravitate towards sales.

Diann said...

What a fun giveaway to win! Congrats! Yes, I would have snapped up the old window in a heartbeat! And what an amazing price you got it for!

Reenie said...

I have 3 old windows hanging in my home.

1) I made a headboard out of an 8-pane window. Painted the wood a chocolate brown, and put different colored scrap book paper where the panes are (mod-podged over them).

2) I have it hanging up with a wreath on it.

3) I have it hanging up with a bead garland ~ and a little plaque a friend got me.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Congrats on winning that fun package Linda! I just saw some "carry on" mugs yesterday and was thinking I wanted one! Have fun with the window, can't wait to see what you do with it:@)

shannon i olson said...

oh yes I would have bought that!!!! even at 4bucks, nice score!! and congrats on the great prize woohoo

Marigene said...

Congrats on the giveaway, Linda. That is a great motto, maybe I should try to incorporate into my life!
Have a wonderful weekend...

Alyssa said...

Great goodies that you won! Also, great window find! I have one that I bought for 5.00. It's on my blog if you'd like to check it out. Have a great day! Alyssa of Boston Bee

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Great score Linda, I totally would have bought that old window. Cute win too on the giveaway, congrats.

Margie said...

oh dear, i could use the "Keep Calm and Carry On" motto as a bracelet to wear every day as a reminder to keep calm and carry on!!! love that motto! for $2 i would have def bought the window!

Barbara F. said...

What a great giveaway! I swear some of you gals in Blogland have several extra creativity genes. I also am adopting that motto for my own: keep calm and carry on! Love it. xo,

Alyssa Bee said...

I thought the whole "Keep Calm and Carry On' phrase was just something new and trendy! So glad I know the actual history now :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the window...and what a great price! I would have bought it to put above my kitchen sink for a 'fake' window to the world! heehee! That last photo is a mystery...hmmm...what will you do! ♥ Love your goodies in the mail, too! That's SO much fun! ♥

Bandhura said...

Hi Linda! Love the Keep Calm goodies! My boyfriend is from England. His Mom and Nan now live here with his Dad and have been for a long time. They would love it!

The window is awesome! I would have paid full price! LOL

Laurel said...

Love the rusty hardware on your window...and I think $2 was a great price. So many things you could do :) Visiting from Junker Newbie's, Laurel@chippingwithcharm

Erin said...

Oh yes, I would definitely have bought that window for $2! I actually paid $12 for one at an antique store before I realized that they are fairly easy to find for free (or for $2!). Mine is still sitting in my garage waiting for the perfect project. I may end up using it on my mantle with a wreath in the middle during the holidays. I know that doesn't help! :)

Prior said...

oh, yeah I would have even paid 4~! Your window is a classic and any of the ideas on blog land would be great for it!

A Vintage Green said...

June really was a full of way too much that wasn't in the game plan stuff.
I would have bought the window (esp at the great price of $2), added more white paint (chalk if only I had some) and done some messing around with sand paper and a couple of waxes and ...
- Joy

Junker Newbie Stephanie said...

Yes, that is a good size for $2! I have several windows I have yet to do anything with. I do have 2 on my porch though that I sprayed with Krylon mirror spray, love it!

thanks for linking up to my party!

- Brittany said...

$2 is a great deal! Loads of things you can do with window panes! Here are just a few of what I've created with them:
Butterfly Window
Memo Board
Mantle Decor

-Brittany (aka Pretty Handy Girl)

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I thought of something for your window sash: Remove a few of the panes of glass and staple chicken wire over those openings. Then mount the sash above your new potting bench and hang your gardening tools from the wire. You could stencil things like "grow" or "no weeds allowed" on the glass panes you kept.

Gina said...

Congratulations! That was an awesome giveaway.
I definitely would have bought that window...even for $4!

Bargain Hunting Treasure Seeker said...

I got a window last summer like that at a yard sale and I decoupaged vintage like material to kind of look like a quilt in the panes. I had a different material in each pane. Different, but corresponding-if that makes any sense. I just passed up on some today for $5 each and am wondering if I should try to go back tomorrow to get them...

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

You've been a busy lady!!! Love your goodies you won, I think that's a clever logo!
Oh Yes the window would have followed me home too! Not knowing what I would do with it, BUT I do have a powder room without a window and That would be a perfect window for it. Use it as a frame for a gorgeous scenery print...Have fun and we'll be watching to see "What you do"!
Have a wonderful holiday,

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Just a thought Linda, BUT check out this poster print... When I saw it I thought of window art,

~~Carol~~ said...

Make sure to show those scones when you make them, ok? I've never made any, so I'd love to know if they were easy or tasted good. And yes, I would have bought that window for $4, so you got a steal for $2! Do you have a mantle? I love the look of old windows up on a mantle, with different things in each pane of glass. Show us what you do with the window too!
Happy REDnesday,

Ann said...

What a great package you got. I would have wanted to buy the window because I've seen really cool things done with them but I always buy stuff like that and can't remember where I saw the ideas to try and copy them.

cj Schlottman said...

Cool post, Linda! My favorite thing is the window. Great photos!

Thanks for my blog!


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Yes, it was meant for you to win that prize. We have stacks of old windows and I want my husband to eventually build me a green house out of them.

Laura said...

What a wonderful giveaway!
And yes, I would have bought that window.

I hope your summer is going well!

White Spray Paint

Chatty Crone said...

Linda I learn something new all the time - I didn't know all that either. Nice win too. Did Blake go back to camp? Looking forward to see what you are going to do with the window...

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

My vet actually has several windows like that up as art - Painted on each are what looks like a dog or cat walking past... Know what I mean? Just the back end... the tail and back legs in silhouette in a dark color...

it looks wonderful


dogsmom said...

My computer is misbehaving today and not sitting still for me to read all the lovely previous comments. Your window find is great but my eye immediately went to the sheep next to it. Did you bring home any sheep?

Looking forward to seeing what you create with your treasures (both) and here's to a better month of July!

Vintage Christine said...

Hey girl! That was some awesome giveaway you won you lucky thing, you. I'm just waiting for November 30, which means that hurricane season is over, the hot weather is gone, and it's only a month til Xmas!

Ames said...

Lucky win on the Keep Calm and Carry On items. That was a nice giveaway!
I would have bought the window for $4 so you almost walked away with it for free. I think it would look nice in my "beachy" guest room with black and white photgraphs tucked in and around the window panes.~Ames

SixBalloons said...

Hey there Linda, I would have said No at $4 but I think $2 is a good price! It would be perfect as the hinged cover for a cold frame in your garden. You could grow some salad greens and enjoy them into winter!

Jane said...

Hi Linda,
Oh yes....I would have bought it! There are so many things to do with old windows. Great price too!

SueLovesCherries said...

I'm sure you've heard this already, but your "crazy thing" looks like a wine bottle holder. Your window is definitely worth $2! Looks good sitting where it is in the photo!

Congratulations on your winnings! I think I know have Keep Calm envy, lol!

Annesphamily said...

I love learning new things! Thanks for sharing! Very happy very belated birthday! I need to get my blogging book in order. So I will not slip past your June birthday next year! God Willing! Hugs Anne