This is not an important decision in the larger scheme of things, but it's important to me since I have to live with it. It's a decision about a stained glass window.
In my mind, I've done the test. I imagine that I have both (I have neither yet), but have to get rid of one--which would I choose to keep? The old one.
I've always collected old, distressed windows from farm houses, and I LOVE them. I don't know why, but I do. They speak to me.
I used to have them on almost every wall, but now I'm down to two--the one above my bed:
And the one above my front door (with a cracked panel--I LoVe the crack!)-
This is the window I need to fill. See how lonely it looks? No personality whatsoever. And, it doesn't serve a real purpose way up there except to let light in. I have to stand on the upper level just to see out of it.
I plan to paint the walls around it "River Mud"--it's a brownish green. Right now, they're the color the house came with, "Macadamia".
Here are my choices to hang there.
The first is an old window from the early 1900's. It was taken out of a house in Hyde Park. The frame is distressed--there is a little bowing--and some streaks in one of the panels--although the rest is intact--all glass is original.
The second choice is a reproduction of a Tiffany piece. It's called "The Tree of Life". I like the symbolism, but it just seems too "Home Interiors" to me. What do you think?
My piano is from 1917--my dining room table is distressed farmhouse style--I want my home to say OLD FARMHOUSE.
Which window should I choose? In reality, I've already chose, but my husband leans more toward the Tree of Life piece. My heart is all over the distressed window. Am I crazy?