Finally, a week and a half after they went in, I feel ready to show you my lovely new windows. And they really are lovely – the flat feels warmer; we have a view of something other than condensation on cold days; and the frames are really pretty. And now that the scaffolding’s gone and I’ve had it confirmed that they meet the very high heritage trust standards, here they are:
Highlights of our living room window nook include:
- My grandfather’s old telescope.
- A rabbit planter I found in a charity shop for £3. It’s full of buttons.
- Surprise Happy Day After Your Birthday lilies from Steve.
- Crowns from my birthday party last Saturday.
- An old pewter mug I pinched from my parents.
- A gorgeous old sewing box in which we store stationery.
- A mirror shaped like a bird cage, with the bird perched on top.
- A chair I painted with my sister several years ago.
- A tiny metal Christmas tree my friend Bruce made me with a Stormtrooper head for a star.
Highlights of our kitchen window nook include:
- You Will Have Your Cake and Eat It Too print from Sweet Dee.
- Ludicriously full Christmas hamper from Steve’s work.
- A mirror I painted myself.
- A big stripy jug my mum gave me.
- A red enamel teapot I gave Steve.
- Lots of recycling waiting to be taken to the bins.
- Several towels waiting to be washed.
- And my reflection in the window. Hello!