We live in a little cottage in the woods. Our house is adorned with lots of gingerbread trim and I call it Hansel and Gretel. It’s very fairytale-like.
Once upon a time my sister decided she wanted to get married here. I have a beautiful courtyard full of ivy growing over the sides with a cobblestone walkway leading right to the edge.
Living out in the woods in seclusion means, to me, no window treatments. I have them in my bedroom and my daughters bedroom, but those are the only windows covered. We love to see the nature that surrounds our cozy dwelling.
This wedding threw a bit of a kink into those plans. The powder room looks out into the middle of the beautiful courtyard and if the wedding-goers were to need to use the facilities, they would have no privacy. I toyed with adding some variation of a window treatment; blinds, curtains, shades. If you know anything about this house, none of those would work.
I was coming off a huge event inMontgomery and we used these amazing stained glass windows for the set design. In my last minute attempt to cover the windows, these came to mind. If they fit, I could use them and not jeopardize the character of my house.
As you can see, they were all but perfect. The way the Fall sun comes through them in the morning is amazing.
We’ve sold this house because we are building another. The new owners want these to stay. I’m so glad. It just wouldn’t be the same without them!
special thanks to Southern Accents Architectural Antiques for letting us use them for the wedding.
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