Decorating with old salvaged windows can add instant charm and cottage style to any home. Their rustic character, chippiness, and versatility make them so easy to work with as well.

Brass Candlesticks in the Window

While out “Thrifting with the Gals” a few weeks ago at a new shop in town, Finial & Parquet, this window display totally inspired me!

And this is what today’s “Salvaged Windows Winter Decor Project” is all about.

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Salvaged Windows

Where can I get quality reclaimed window frames?

You can find salvaged windows at:

  • Flea Markets
  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore
  • Etsy
  • eBay
  • Vintage Shops
  • Thrift Shops
  • Second-Hand Shops
  • Antique Stores
  • CraigsList

I have seen salvaged windows priced from $15 – $75, depending on the size and condition. I like to stick to around $20 for mine. Here are a few affordable options that I found on Etsy for you:

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Brass Candlesticks

I found a collection of brass candlesticks on Etsy a few years ago, and it was so worth the investment. I use these candlesticks every day in my decor. Here are a few affordable collections I found on Etsy for you:

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What You’ll Need for this Salvaged Windows Project:

Salvaged Windows & Brass Candlestick Project Supplies

How to Hang Brass Candlesticks from Salvaged Windows

To get started lay out your old window and the candlesticks to where you think you will want them.

I used 2 two-paned windows.

Two different-sized brass candlesticks per glass pane worked well for me on this project.

Layout of Salvaged Window and Candlesticks

Tie the fishing line around the top of the brass candlestick tightly numerous times so that it is secure.

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Candlestick and Fishing Line Tied.

Add a thumbtack protruding out a bit to the top of the window.

Wrap the fishing line numerous times around the thumbtack and then hammer it in tightly.

Salvaged Windows & Brass Candlestick Project

The candlestick will hang nicely, and you can easily adjust it as you need to.

I loved this project, it was so simple and unique! It will give you such a big bang for your buck, too!

How to Display Salvaged Windows

I displayed our two windows with brass candlesticks on each side of our built-in bookcases in our living room, then refreshed the bookshelves for our cozy winter at home.

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Hanging Brass Candlestick

I wrapped the wire hanger on the salvaged window with burlap.

Which I may change out to a velvet green ribbon as we enter into this holiday season.

Green and gold are going to be my go-to colors for this holiday and winter season. See why on this post Vermont Fall Colours | Thrifting with the Gals.

Salvaged  Window with hanging brass candlesticks

I didn’t add actual candles to the candlesticks.

However, I think I might try it with some short, burned-down candles for the holidays.

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Salvaged Windows and Brass Candlesticks hanging

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Built-In Bookshelves

I don’t know what I like more, the salvaged windows or the brass candlesticks…

How about you?

Salvaged Windows and Brass Candlesticks

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Salvaged Windows and Brass Candlesticks hanging.
Salvaged Windows & Brass Candlestick Project

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  1. This idea is so much fun, Ann! Vintage windows are one of my favs! Pinned!

  2. Creativity abounds on your blog! What a gift you have and I love seeing how you put it in motion.

    1. Wow Susan thank you so much. That means a lot to me🤗🤗

  3. What a fun way to display brass candlesticks! The display at the store almost reminds me of the Great Hall in the Harry Potter movies. 🙂

    1. I’m so glad you liked it Anne. Thanks so much for dropping by🙌🏻

  4. I am using your idea to disguise the wire hanger on your window with burlap! It gives a terrific vintage, textural, neutral and decorative option other than rope to hang so many things. Sometimes rope can read as nautical which may not be the vibe you want for a setting. Love it! Thank you!

    1. That’s awesome Beth. I’m so glad you were inspired🤗🤗

  5. Stefanie Murnane says:

    I love the contrasting gold with the chippy white!