A Heavenly View

window sill clipart“You can’t always control who walks into your life, but you can control which window you throw them out of!” – Anon

The Wednesday Challenge over on partner GC and my site Weekly Prompts is Window Sills. We asked our readers to showcase or tell us about what is on their window sills. 

After my eldest daughter and family moved in with me and following renovations, I moved into the south-west side of our L shaped house where taking advantage of the views became my priority.  I converted a bedroom into a sitting room, added a balcony and an additional window.

Window sill 1 Ornaments are frequently swapped around in my sitting room, next month, depending on my mood, it could easily be a picture frame taking centre stage on the window sill.

Displaying religious artefacts in my home is really not my thing, that is not to say I am a non-believer, but each to his own as they say. Despite this, two angels perch my bedroom window sill.

Some years ago it was quite the thing for British tourists to return home from their Spanish holidays (vacation) with a couple of pieces of Lladro porcelain in their baggage.  I became quite the collector, but styles change, and almost all my Lladro was passed on to the youngest daughter who was keen to have them – but I hung on to my angels.

Bedroom Window Sill

I acquired the first angel because I liked the idea of a ‘Guardian Angel’ watching over a new-born. The second, the ‘Dreaming Angel’ made me smile, she looked bored and reminded me of a lovesick teenager; I placed her on the bedroom window sill next to the first angel so she could take her turn as the baby sitter!

Ensuite window sillI’m fussy about bathroom clutter, so on my ensuite window sill there’s rarely anything else on display.

© SueW-nansfarm.net 2020 Wednesday – Challenge Window sills from Weekly Prompts

http://weeklyprompts.com/2020/07/08/wednesday-challenge-window-sills

30 thoughts on “A Heavenly View

  1. Oh… Humbug… I just wrote you a nice long comment… and Zappo !! I lost my internet…. oh I did swear……Internet back now, but my comments disappeared….
    I think I said I liked your interesting window displays…. and clean they are…!!….. My bedroom window sill is behind the bedhead….. the lounge-room window goes to floor, and the bath-room one is above head high… so I’ve silly sills, that are all painted plain white….

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    1. The dreaded loss of the Internet – oh how that bugs me!

      I like white too and clean lines everywhere. We have a mismatch of the style of windows because as we’ve replaced them, mostly at the back of the house, we changed the leaded diamond panes to plain glass. Eventually, they’ll all be replaced, but for now, we’re far enough away from passers-by for anyone to notice. Thank you, Ivor 🙂

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      1. Not a problem, I always appreciate your input whether or not you take up the challenge, and sometimes we just need to prioritise what we do. Thank you Ivor, 🙂

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      2. I’m trying to organise a booklet of my published poems… I started one a while ago…. but I’ve let it get out of hand….. and now there’s nearly 70 of my poems that hove been published…… so I’ve got myself quite a task ahead of me ….. to get them all together in an organised format…. 😉🤔🤨

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      3. I congratulate you and sympathise at the same time; organising so many poems into some sort of subject order sounds like quite a task. 🙂

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  2. We seem to have lots of ‘Colour Box’ items on our windowsills. Not mine but Debbie’s, but they do add a bit of colour to the white surround. I spend most of my time looking through the windows as there is always something to see. The trees always amaze me as you never see them changing, but they change an awful lot. Thank you, Sue.

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    1. I know just what you mean about the changing view. I spend a lot of time looking out of my windows and often with my binoculars I watch the squirrels running back to the ever changing woodland at the other side of the west fields and I notice other wildlife that at first glance is nowhere to be seen. Thank you for your comments, Trev, always appreciated 🙂

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  3. Our lounge window faces West and gets a lot of sun so all it contains is a little globe and a box of papers. I’m afraid our whole house is full of books, files and papers. I filled three black sacks with old letters last month and you can’t tell the difference.The kitchen is better. The wndow sills have orchids and lilies in pots, a fruit bowl and the washing up liquid. It also has some little trays for left over porridge and seeds for the birds.We put them out every morning and watch the woodpigeons and sparrows tuck in while we have our breakfast. Then the seagull chases them off, but they return later.I don’t know why they give us such joy but they do.

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    1. I also gain pleasure from watching the birds feed.
      I used to have a home study, and my desk would always be full of post-its papers and books.

      My husband dying, the children flying the nest and moving into what could be described as a two bedroomed annexe allowed me to start afresh and living on my own makes it easier to have a place for everything and everything in its place. Thank you, Julie

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  4. Nice prompt! I generally like it clutter free… I love angels of all kinds and I have quite a few of them. Just realised we don’t have any window sills in the present house 🙃 I love the view from your windows 😃 I consider windows to be live tv screens and love watching through it!

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    1. Yes, this side of the house lent itself well to an annexe and I have the better views, there are trees, hedges and fences at the other side so unless they go into the loft bedrooms they don’t have the same open outlook as I. Thank you, Rita.

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  5. This is wonderful! I love your beautiful windows, their wonderful views, and the things you showcase on their sills! I especially love live plants, angels, framed photos, etc. on window sills. I collect angels and have some on display. But, less is more…I want to be able to dust with ease. 🙂
    Windows are a frame to the world…and what a joy to gaze out of them and see what is going on…especially with nature, weather, animals. 🙂
    That quote made me laugh! 😮 😛
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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    1. The quote amused me too.
      I agree about the dusting, the more things on view the harder the clean up.
      I love the new window, I never stated a particular style and at first I wasn’t keen. Now it reminds me of a picture frame, I can look out onto the fields or sit on the sofa and look up and I have the most beautiful blue sky with fluffy white clouds or I can gaze at a gorgeous starry night.
      Thank you, Carolyn 🙂

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  6. My window sill is the favorite place for my cat, her name is Kitty. She loves to sit in all my window sills especially if the windows are open, then she enjoys looking outside through the screen and inhales the fresh air. I dare not put anything on the window sill that she will knock off, except a plant where she also loves to snack on occasionally.

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    1. What is it with cats and plants 🌱 they can never resist one can they?
      Thank you for sharing your cat’s window sill antics 😀,

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  7. My cats make sure my window sills are clutter free so they can perch on them and keep watch of the neighborhood! The only thing I keep on my kitchen window sill is a jar of cinnamon. My husband likes that on his oatmeal in the morning and I got tired of him rooting around my spice cabinet for it. No matter how many times I told him my spices are alphabetical, he always moved jars all over the place. Ugh!!

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    1. Men! They have an unfortunate habit of mucking up our entire system of working.
      Mine used to move things into a different cupboard of drawer, but after a couple of weeks had passed and I’d begin searching for something, I’d ask where is the … , he could never remember where he’d put it. He drove me mad with his obsession of redoing things to suit him. I wouldn’t have minded if he’d been the main cook! Thank you, Lois.

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  8. Murphy's Law

    Your window sills look so appealing. I used to keep small plants and assorted knickknacks on my sills, but I grew tired of it after a while. So my sills are void of any decorations. I do love to look out of the windows though. They become interesting TV sets!

    My husband does the cabinet/refrigerator rearranging constantly. 😤😤😤 I don’t know why. He can never find anything and consequently neither can I.

    Love your little angels and why you chose them.
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    1. It must be that man thing again!
      Earlier today I was looking for old photographs of the grandchildren and I came across pictures of my old rooms from about fifteen years ago, the window sills were full of greenery. Seeing them had me hankering to buy some indoor plants.

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  9. Such a lovely view from your window and your angels are beautiful. I have several Lladro angel bells, along with other angels in my bell collection and have never thought of them as religious artifacts. I just like pretty things. All of my windowsills are bare, as anything on them would get knocked over when the blinds descend at night. 🙂

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    1. I don’t have that problem because my en-suite is the only sill that has a blind in the recess and the things on the sill sit further forward. The other sills have blinds are on the outside of it. Thank you, Sylvia 🙂

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  10. gc

    I like the two angels keeping one another company and the simplicity of your bathroom window sill. My bathroom sill is cluttered with Kleenex boxes, abandoned toilet paper rolls and the occasional spider web. To each his own I guess. A great article Susan. 🙂

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    1. Ha, you just tidy up for visitors eh!
      I finally got what I always yearned for, a clean and tidy house but you know how the old saying goes ‘Be careful what you wish for!’ Thank you, Gerry 🙂

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