8 – bells on a vintage hanger window display

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I’m one of those people that can’t overdue enough sunlight in their lives. It could be because of living on the ‘wet coast’.

With that in mind, this bells on a vintage hanger window display lets that sun shine in! In my salvaged farmhouse bathroom.

12 Days of Christmas 2014

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 The concept is very simple. Hang a vintage hanger up, and clip stuff on with your given theme. 

Instant and cute!

And very sunny.

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In this case, I chose a ‘brass’ or rust theme of sorts. The big bell actually holds the works in place so it doesn’t swing around.

Bells on a vintage hanger window display on FunkyJunkInteriors.net

Rusty bells make me happy. They remind me of my childhood farm life.

Our 40 cows didn’t wear bells around their necks. But Dad had his own way of knowing where they were, and how to round them up for milking time.

At a certain hour, he’d go outside, cup his hands to his mouth, and shout out, “COME BOSS! COME BOSS! COME BOSS!”

One by one, they’d turn from their grazing and head for the barn for their promised treats.

And then I had my own way of calling my horses… who shared the same grazing field as the cows.

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I played trumpet in highschool, so I’d yank open the window, sit on the back of the couch, and do that trumpet army tune call thing. (NO idea what the name is!)

I liked that one because by pinching your lips into the mouthpiece a certain way, you could hit all the notes without keying anything in. (Talent runs deep here I tell ya…)

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How to make farmhouse window moulding with no miter joins HERE

Unfortunately, my trumpet blasting would bring the cows forward… but the horses not so much.

Oh well. It was one way to get in a little practice.

Even if my horses didn’t appreciate my world of ‘musical fine art.’ 🙂

Other quirky windowsill displays I’ve done from the past are:

Burlap sacked Charlie Brown christmas tree

Silver bling Christmas tree window shelves

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  1. I, too, just love sunlight!!! This hanging arrangement is great. My husband just won a cowbell for placing first place in his age division for running a 55K … this would be perfect!!!!!

  2. You played Reveille on your trumpet. Love the window decor. Your ideas are endless! Thanks so much for your inspiration.

  3. A vintage hanger? I remember having hangers like that! I can’t be that old! lol Now I wish I still had those old hangers! I loved the hanger you used to hang your drop cloth curtain. I found one like and 3 pant hangers at the thrift store. Yes, I grabbed them as quickly as I saw them!

  4. Hi Donna, amazing how you can take a functional piece of ‘whatever’ and turn it into a cool (I want one!!) Christmas decoration!! I really like the idea if letting the light in. Thanks for sharing and love the bells. Blessings and smiles, Emilou 🙂