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Monday, July 30, 2012

shutter love

 Today I thought I would share with you my love for shutters and how I have used them around my house.
I have picked these up at garage sales or op shops.

Truth be told shutters are as rare as hens teeth in Australia and these would more accurately be called louvre doors, and would come from cupboards rather than windows.  

 These are the first ones I bought, 
I had no idea what I was going to do with them, 
but as soon as I got them home this idea popped into my head and here they have been ever since.
I had an old screen door metal insert and they just seemed to go together.
It makes me think of a little French bistro scene when I look at them.

 Just on the weekend VCH put these up for me on the toilet window on the other side of the back door, 

 it balances it out nicely.
I am still after a lovely old bench to go at the back door, saw one at a garage sale recently- sadly it wasn't for sale, I am at the point of asking VCH to make me one!

I have had this single one hanging around for a while, moving from place to place, but for the moment it has found it's home in my lounge room.

 This little one adds some interest on my veranda.
Though that plant is hiding my picnic baskets so it will have to be moved,
funny what things you notice when you look at photos!

Finally I am using this one to display some old family photos.

I hope you liked my little tour of the shutters in my home, I just love them to bits!

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  1. Love the shutter, especially the aqua one with the photos.

  2. I love that first thumbnial! The curved lines of the chairs, paired with the architectural structure of the shutters, makes a perfect patio match!

  3. The last one with the photos is fabulous! x

  4. I love the way you used the shutters. I love the one with the photos best.

  5. There is something very appealing about shutters, makes me think of Europe. You have used these effectively to add more interest to both the inside and outside of your home.

  6. the one at the end is my fav! Kate x

  7. Lots of shutters all in one house! I think you'd like our house - we have shutters on the outside of our windows! :) The first one is my favourite! :)

  8. Love your shutters!!! Especially with the photos
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  9. AWesome display! *bet you get featured!
    new follower - hope to get a follow back!

  10. Great uses, all! Your back door area with the shutters and the screen door insert is so sweet. I've been looking everywhere for one of those and there are never any for sale nor are there every any in the trash. I've been scoping some neighborhoods though and see that some people still have them at the front door. One day I may have to go up and knock on the door and ask if someone will sell me the one that's still attached!

  11. I love the old photos on the shutter! I had no idea shutters were rare in Australia - that explains why I've sold a lot of them there!

    Thanks for sharing yours at Knick of Time Tuesday!

    Angie @ Knick of Time

  12. LOVE your outdoor vignette with the shutters-gorgeous!!

  13. I love the shutters outside....very pretty....I don't own one!! I gotta go dumpster diving!!

  14. I reckon shutters a totes cool. Love your ways with them

  15. Love the photo display idea. I just painted an old shutter and wasn't sure what to do with it. Now I know.

  16. I love all of your shutters and the pretty vignettes you have created. I have yet to run across some shutters, but the minute I do, I'm snatching them up. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Brambleberry Cottage. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  17. I love the shutter to display pics. Fun idea!! I'd love to have you link this up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch.

    Thanks, Nichi

  18. Hi Deanne... just foound you at Faded Charm. Where abouts are you on the north coast? I'm in Port Macquarie.

    I'd love it if you'd consider linking up at Shabbilicious Friday ~

  19. Oh yes! I have shutter love! So fun! I have some too and you have inspired me to do something with them tonight!!
    Thanks for linking!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  20. I’m amazed at the number of shutters you have at home and how different their uses are. You certainly brought out the best in those shutters. And I agree that a bench would be perfect in your backyard, especially if it’s something that would go well with the shutters at the back.


  21. Who would not want a shutter for a house? Shutters are perfect for doors and windows. Not only do they cover windows and doors, but they also add style and character to our home. Anyhow, these photographs are stunning and sublime!
    - Leif Clancy

  22. Thanks for your opinion on what kind of exterior wood shutters should be nice to design my house. Where do I buy a shutter that's durable and stylish? I want it installed in my house through their handyman too.

  23. How creative! Who would've thought old shutters would be fine as practical décor? I like its use on the last pic. In the absence of photo frame, have it hanged on the old window shutter and it would look just fine. I am thinking they could function as organizers too! Girls could just hook their collections of dangling earrings on there. John @

  24. The constantly changing fashionable take on window shutters demonstrates the depth of the subject. While much has been written on its influence on contemporary living, several of today’s most brilliant minds seem incapable of recognizing its increasing relevance to understanding future generations. Often it is seen as both a help and a hindrance to the aristocracy, many of whom fail to comprehend the full scope of window shutters. Though I would rather be in bed I will now examine the primary causes of window shutters.


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