Thursday, May 26, 2011

Better late than never - the Spring window.

I'm back in the "LAND OF BLOG"!

The blog title says it all. I had promised to show you pictures of the Spring window that I had installed at Hillside Shopping Centre. My camera is not as fast as my son's camera so I rely on him to take pictures for me. I did take pictures of the window but because my camera is slower they were blurry. He was totally preoccupied with his coming wedding, with good reason, so the window stood in all of its glory without a picture to show you.

He is married now, she is a wonderful match for him, so he kindly took some pictures for me. The next day it was taken down and the Summer window installed. I will have pictures of the new window to show you soon, I hope.

This is the window for Spring. I'm not certain where the idea came from, it just seemed to evolve. I liked the idea of using indoor furniture in an outside setting and have it consumed by Spring flowers and branches. I also like bright colours. I pulled the props together from my collection in the garage.

The chair was found on the side of the road one day. It was an ugly 80's chair that I had stripped to the frame. I reupholstered it but used florist foam in place of springs and foam rubber. Go to this link to read about the building of the props and see pictures of the items in progress.

I picked up the large early vintage frame at an antiques place nearby for an excellent deal because it was damaged. The damage was what I found so interesting. That was a win win situation for both of us!

Those small frames I bought at Salvation Army. I knew that they were old because of the style of moulding and the colour of the gold paint. I didn't realize how old until I took the paper off of the backs and saw the tiny square hand forged nails. Each frame had a magazine style picture in it. Behind those pictures were very faded antique photographs mounted on thick card.

That is all for now. I will keep you posted about the goings on around here. I promise!


Sarah Klassen said...

Just wanted to leave a note and thank you for the lovely comment the other day. Ottavio looks like a wonderful spot and I hope that you have a chance to stop by... if you do and have a moment, let me know what you think :)

Enjoy the weekend,

Lenae May said...

Ok, Len, so according to your post title you've been MIA too...haha.
Your arrangement in this post is amazing!!! What perfect balance and flow. I love your found item collection for the core...I LOVE found items, they just make things interesting. Now found items at the side of the road are the price tags! It doesn't get batter than that, right! :) I have an antique meat grinder thingy with like metal relief names and such on know the kind with the crank handle and wooden know? I bought it at Salvation army but keep adding it back to pile to be taken back but just can't seem to part with it but I can't figure what to do with it either!
Ols stuff...ya gotta love it!
Have a great week!