Wednesday, January 09, 2019


We had windows like the ones below in my childhood home. Each autumn, we put putty around the glass to keep the winter wind out. It helped, but you could still see the curtains rustle on blustery days.

The thing is, I don't remember ever getting that cold. When the weather was chilly, we bundled up, When it was hot, I got as close to nakid' as I could get.

On rainy days, I spent a lot of time by those windows watching droplets scroll down the glass. The windows in our old house had tiny bubbles that you could see when the light fell on the glass.

A few years ago, I had a chance to replace all the windows in our creative space with new double-pane windows. I chose to leave the old ones in place.

The new windows aren't nearly as much fun to watch when it rains.


  1. I'm fascinated with windows, too, both looking through them and looking at them. Each time we were in Venice I "collected" pictures of windows and doors.

  2. Nice window, still, the new ones are a bit of an improvement, even without the rain watching thing.

  3. We had very similar windows. We didn't putty them in winter - and perhaps we should have.

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  5. Ghostly and wonderful reflections in those old windows.

  6. I love the look of the old windows. Our first home when we got married had the old weighted windows. However, I love the newer home we are in now with the new windows....well, not really.

  7. You, my friend, have a way of taking someone back. A few years ago in our area, artists did a great job of preserving these windows. Of course I remember them as a kid, I remember them more for being opened all summer except in a big rain storm.
    Thanks, as always wishihg you and the pretty lady a great day.
    Sjerry & jack

  8. I remember those old windows that needed to be puttied when the old putty would fall off. In the winter, Jack Frost came to play in our windows and i thought it was cool. Well it was cold actually... No doubled pane windows back then. It was cold in the winter and hot in summer.
    Give me new windows anytime.
    Have a good weekend.
    Hugs, Julia

  9. I am glad you didn't replace those windows as they are old! I think they are even worth something as I have heard some rich people take those old windows, remove the glass and have a new frame built around them. We had old 1960's windows where snow would be trapped between the 2 panes but it never bothered us and I think of that time warmly

  10. Don't forget the frost and ice that formed on the windows when it was really cold outside.

  11. I LOVE old windows! More photos, please?

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