Yesterday I tried to go for a nice walk. A couple of times. It was a gorgeous day outside and I was stuck inside, staring at my computer screen, trying to write about wedding beards. They’re quite a thing these days! Alas, my urge to feel the warm spring breeze on my face was entirely too much, so I marched outside looking like a homeless ragamuffin to walk away the coffee and computer jitters.
Off I marched, on a mission to feel like myself again so that I could get some work done. But each time I rounded the corner and got halfway down the block, windows kept throwing themselves in my path.
No really! It’s not as if they were poor and desperate and trying to collect insurance money. They were actually leaned up against a tree on the parkway, which is the universal sign for “take me, I’m free.”
When I saw these windows resting against the tree, I froze. Would I be able to run back to the house, grab the car and get the windows before anyone else scooped them up? I was not taking any chances, so I picked all three up and muscled them home. I may have pulled a bicep, but whatever, look at them!
After the window finds were safely inside, I realized that although I had just gotten a nice workout, I still didn’t feel any more focused for working. So out again I went, for a real walk this time. Guess what happened.
By the time all was said and done, I had been out on two unsuccessful walk attempts and I had dragged home six windows. Now what do we do with all of them? Luckily the wedding blogosphere is full of ideas.
Seating charts seem to be a popular option. We could either let the window stay rustic or distress it a little more artfully, and paint or write with paint pens on the glass.
Making a structure out of them might be fun. Combined with an old door or other piece of vintage furniture, we could make a really unique altar area for the ceremony.
I totally have an easel somewhere in storage. This would certainly save some horizontal space. In a venue with a max capacity of 180 and a guest list of about the same, horizontal space will be precious.