Monday, April 14, 2008

Star Light, Star Bright, First Star I See Tonight

Star Light, Star Bright, First Star I See Tonight

** Remember my 1 yr. Blogiversary is coming up Thursday. Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win a few goodies from me. Winner will be announced Thursday evening!**

Do you ever wish upon a star when you want something REALLY REALLY bad? I have been known to do this on more than one ocassion.

As most of you know, I have a passion for vintage leaded glass windows & antique mirrors, which I also sell here on eBay. I honestly believe I practice great restraint in letting MOST of them go. (DH would say otherwise!) You know, one must eat, pay taxes, etc., & I always tell myself they are going to great new homes, but still.......
The above leaded glass window is one that I could NOT resist. We purchased several from the same residence, so I kept one that was not in as pristene condition, or so I told DH.

Well, now I am having a mighty strong hankering (a deep South term) for an antique leaded glass DOOR for our master bedroom. Never mind that we have a newer house, & DH says it won't fit, won't look right, will be too much work, yada yada yada. So as I type this he has gone to look at several doors that we found to take measurements again, & see if he can get the price within our range! Took the camera with him, so I'm sitting here fidgeting & decided that I would show you some of the ones that got away.....

The following are some I let go. Try humming or if you can sing like Julio Iglesias, "To All the Windows I've Loved Before"


Oh, how I pined for this one......
And this one, too





v Should have kept these, too! v






Now after giving up all the above items, don't you think I deserve something like this? No, I don't even want one nearly this fancy. In fact the one I'm hoping for is mainly clear leaded glass with just a bit of glass color. And I told DH I don't care what color the door is because I'll be painting it white & roughing it up a bit any ways.So, dear girlfriends, keep your fingers crossed for me. Maybe I'll have good news to report back soon. Meanwhile, I'm off to find a shooting star to wish upon!

Hugs,




24 comments:

Kelley said...

Oh My! What beautiful windows-I totally understand why it is so hard to let them go. I found your site via Vickie. Wish upon your star and have a great evening.
Kelley

Alison Gibbs said...

Fingers cossed that you get your door.
Alison

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

So many beautiful examples. I have a few stained glass pieces--one from my grandmother's church which was destroyed by a tornado in the 70's. Only one little piece of glass was broken.

Have a great day~
Cathy

celestina marie said...

Hi Steph, Fingers crossed here too for you to get your door. I just loved your post and all those wonderful pictures. Oh my gosh each and everyone is gorgeous. I can only imagine how hard it is to say goodbye to those. I will be wishing on a star for you my friend.
Hugs,
Celestina,
La Rea Rose

Mary Isabella said...

I am crossing my fingers also that you will be able to get the door of your dreams...smiles

Treasure Barn said...

I will also cross my fingers that you get your door. These are all so beautiful!

Sign me up for your anniversary give away!

Hey I just had my first year also.

Hugs
Patti

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I feel your PANE :)
I'd love to have the same,come to think of it....
The inn where we stayed on our honeymoon has gorgeous ocean views thru windows like these.

Cathy said...

Stephanie,

Don't worry your DH will pull through and hang up your perfect door when you find it. They all hem and haw, but end up doing what we ask them to in the end.

I always tell my DH "Happy Wife, Happy Life". lol

xoxo
Cathy

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Steph! Oh I have been known to wish on a few stars, lol! The doors and windows are beautiful! I LOVE the window you kept! Where are you going to put it? I HOPE you get your door! My fingers are crossed too!

Love ya,
Amy

Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

How did you ever let those windows go?!! You're a strong woman:) I do hope you get your door! Keep us posted!!

Big hugs,
Brittany

Sharon said...

Wow Steph not only do I love Julio with that smooth voice but I LOVE all those old windows, especially that one with the iridescent glass.

Secondhandrose said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary. I'll cross my fingers and toes for you!
Karen

Cherub Kisses Boutique said...

hi stephanie!!
thanks for visiting today & thanks for your sweet compliment ~ and wow that stained glass door is fabulous!!!
hugs,
dionne

Cherub Kisses Boutique said...

p.s. you know what else i love ... those venetian mirrors ... simply beautiful ;o)
stephanie thanks for saving me in your favs... i know it's goofy that i have 2 blogs ... and if i knew how to combine the two i would it's so confusing ... for me anyways LOL!!

purpleflowerfairy said...

wow! what gorgeous windows you find =) i think my favorite is the one in the very first photo. how sweet of your hubby to give in and let you have a leaded glass bedroom door. i'm sure it will look BEAUTIFUL!!! debbie

Natasha Burns said...

oh my gosh Stephanie your windows you passed up are amazing!!! i hope you et the door your are after!

Charmingdesigns said...

Beautiful windows. Thanks for coming over and leaving me such a sweet comment!! Laurie

shirl said...

HI Steph, what pretty windows, I bet they were hard to part with. Fingers crossed for you and getting that door!
Love You!
Shirl
Shirls Rose COttage

Beth Leintz said...

Oh my gosh you've had some stunning windows. I live in a newer house to, but love stained glass windows, but I've had to make myself happy with just hanging them inside the existing windows.

Pearl said...

Hi Stephanie...
Sure am glad I stumbled upon your lovely blog... and, Congratulations on your Anniversary! How exciting for you... I have just started, so being new I have a year to go before I get to celebrate... I have bookmarked your blog so I can return to enjoy more! Please, do come and visit me when time allows... I love meeting folks and making friends... Sooo, I'll wish upon a star to see you soon!

Respectfully... Pearl
~crossing fingers 'n toes for your new door~

Lori said...

Stephanie, Oh My~~~ the first window you mention after your song is just the best!!!!Another reason we should live near each other, you find great windows! Yes, you more then deserve a door, actually two! This week is also my first anniversary of blogging, didn't realize we started at the same time , but not surprised! Yes, I do still wish upon a star, it is a warm cozy feeling to do so! Isn't it still funny we worn the same weding gown and veil? I need to pull mine out one day! I miss you Stephanie so much, especially today, my smelly, rotton pain is all coming back! My injection didn't last even two weeks! I'm waiting till Thursday to call the doc and cry! Kinda figured it may not! Well gonna run, miss you! LOve,Lori

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Fingers crossed for you, Stephanie. I think a clear glass leaded glass window would be divine in your master bedroom! Hubby will come around.....

Kitty

teacupsandpoodles said...

Hi Stephanie,
I just found your lovely blog and lucky me right in time to be included in a chance for a giveaway.
Mary Ann

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