Thursday, January 10, 2008

Window Boxes!

Dreaming of Window Boxes Here!

Last year Cindy from Romantic Homes posted the most beautiful Window Box I had ever seen ....but the price was not quite so beautiful!

I could not stop thinking of that window box though, so I started my search for a more economical version.

You see, we have 2 perfect windows on either side of the second story of our barn that were just crying for a window box.

After an extensive search, I finally found 2 matching window boxes (that were the correct length of the window at Garden Ridge Pottery!

The ones I bought were a mere $15 or $18 each..verses over $100.00 each for the ones on the web sight I had been drooling over!

My goal was to make the flowers in the window box the beautiful attraction instead of the window box itself anyway! This window box looks a bit like the ones I bought...

..and here is mine! This is one of the boxes decked out with summer plants...

..and this is what I did for Christmas decor!...Hummmm - what wonderful plants should I choose this year? I am thinking maybe some more color!


Betty said...

Hi Julie,

Love the pictures of the pretty window boxes. The one you bought is very pretty also.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and commenting on my bread making.

I have had a sour dough bread starter before, and the bread always turned out good. I have always gotten my starter for this bread from a friend. However, this particular starter was one I got from a bakery that makes all kinds of breads. The owner gave me a starter and also gave a couple of my friends a starter. I just found out today that not only did my own bread not turn out right but their bread didn't rise either. I think you are probably right about the yeast having died in the starter, as the starter never did bubble very much and never did have a strong fermented odor to it. Something went wrong and that's for sure.

I would love to have your bread recipes if it's not too much trouble. I may never get the nerve to try to make bread again after this bad experience. For that reason I wouldn't want you to go to any trouble to give me the recipes.

Thanks Julie. I appreciate your comment, and it did help me to understand what went wrong with this batch of bread. Bad starter - no doubt in my mind.

Kari & Kijsa said...

Those are truly beautiful...and so glad you found them for a bargain! Can't wait to see what you will plant in the Spring!

smiles, kari and kijsa

Rosie's Whimsy said...

I love hay manger type window boxes. Looks like the perfect choice :-)

Karen H. said...

Good Evening Julie,
"THANKS" for stopping by. I appreciate it so much. I love the Window Boxes you bought. I don't see why anyone would want to pay $100 plus for something like that. I love how you decorated them for Christmas. I bet some Poinsetta's would be pretty in there as well. I'm not much of a Flower person myself. I used to have alot of Houseplants years ago and did really good with them. My Mother and MIL both have Flowers in the Spring and Summer and they do a good job with them. "THANK YOU" for sharing your Window Boxes with us. I really enjoyed them. I was looking at your previous post about milk. Have you ever tried Skim Milk? My Parents drink Skim Milk all the time. I used to, but I couldn't take it. LOL. I had to go back to something a little more tastier. Take care my friend and have a great evening. I do hope you picked up the Award that I gave out everyone on my today's post. May God Bless You and Yours.

Karen H.

Anonymous said...

Hi Julie, love your summer flowers thery are so pretty! Window boxes are gorgeous, we are just about to plant some vivid red geraniums in ours today! Have a lovely day Julie! Jenn and Jacqui

Naturegirl said...

julie it is a treat to see window boxes filled with flowers in the winter season! I have a window box out front I place in the middle railing of my front summer it spills with colors of pink lavender and white!! Oh I can't wait after seeing yours!
hugs NG

Kelli said...

I love all the pictures of the window boxes, the ones you found are beautiful and I LOVE how you decorated them for Christmas! So pretty!