Friday Favorites {Inventory Inspiration}

We’re back with window panes as our feature today for Friday Favorites {Inventory Inspiration}.  When we had our windows replaced a few years ago, never would I have thought to myself “boy, I wish I could keep a few”.  We had some that were amazing, multi-paned, white chippy paint, they screamed rustic chic!  We recycled them and now feel the joys of having energy efficient windows, but I still think about a few of those old vintage panes.  While we only have a few in our inventory, you can find window panes at just about any home improvement “thrift store” such as the Rebuilding Center or Hippo Hardware or others.

chalkboard window pane seating chart

A popular way to use old windows is to paint them with chalkboard paint, available at most hardware or craft stores and use them as a seating chart.  Shown here is a nifty hinged window.  {source: Heart Love Weddings}

Charlie Brown window pane program

This window pane has to be my favorite — a wonderful way to forgo the paper programs and add a little whimsical decor at the same time.  Don’t you just love the Peanuts characters?  {source: Martha Stewart Weddings by Beyond White}

giant window pane seating chart hanging from wooden ladders

This is truly one massive display of window panes used for a seating chart.  What a statement to make!  {source: Style Me Pretty}

window pane decor

Hosting a baby shower or birthday?  This rustic window pane paired with bunting is an excellent decor piece to hang above a mantel (or piano as shown here).  {source: On to Baby}

whimsical window pane with quote

Want something a little out of the ordinary?  Why not use a chalkboard window pane and add a few of your favorite lyrics or poem?  Recognize these lyrics?  {source: Style Me Pretty}

escort cards strung around a window pane

This old window, with glass removed is a perfect way to display your escort cards.  Such a rustic, country, farm feel don’t you think?  {source: Style Me Pretty}

yellow and white window pane seating chart

The yellow and white liquid chalk makes this seating chart stand out and give a little “pop” to this old window.  {source: Ruffled}

window pane with printed paper seating chart

Want to showcase your gorgeous seating chart on something a little less ordinary?  Here, two “tables” fit perfectly in each pane.  You can still let your creativity soar and still add a little rustic to your wedding.  {source: Style Me Pretty}

window pane beverage menu

Plan on having a few signature drinks or looking for a way to tell guests what beverages are available?  This is a great way to make use of that old chippy paint window!  {source: Style Me Pretty}

Do you have any old windows sitting around?

In case you don’t know, we here at Something Borrowed pin like crazy via Pinterest.  What better way to showcase our latest and greatest pins than starting a new “Best of Pinterest” series.  Here we’ll highlight the best of our boards by the number of pins re-pinned. If you haven’t yet jumped on the Pinterest bandwagon, I highly encourage you to do so.  You will find so much amazing inspiration for not just weddings, but recipes, DIY projects and SO much more!  I warn you though, it is very addictive!

best of Pinterest: calligraphy rustic wood chair signage

Beautiful calligraphy rustic wood chair signage.  If I had handwriting like this, I’d make signs in every shape and size!  {source: Style Me Pretty}

best of Pinterest: braided up do wedding hair

Trying to figure out what to do with your hair?  This was insanely popular on Pinterest!  Gorgeous braided up-do looks very natural.  A great way to show off amazing jewelry.  {source: Style Me Pretty}

best of Pinterest: bocci ball station

Lawn games at weddings are one of my favorite ways to keep guests (adult and child alike) entertained.  Shown here are a bocci ball station and cornhole with bean bags custom made to match the couples wedding colors.  {source: Wedding Chicks}

best of Pinterest: wood pallet wedding signage

You went CRAZY on Pinterest when this was pinned just a few days ago! A great alternative to traditional signage is these awesome repurposed wood pallet used to direct guests.  Just paint the wood with chalkboard paint and that’s it!  {source: Style Me Pretty}

best of Pinterest: wine barrel wood door altar

Wood wine barrels add such great decor to an event and are functional pieces, too.  Here are two wine barrels with a gorgeous chippy paint door forming an altar.  {source: Style Me Pretty}

best of Pinterest: wedding barn signage

This rustic wood wedding signage happen to be our number 1 top pinned photo on our Pinterest page.  Loving how it can hang from the ceiling!  {source: Style Me Pretty}

best of Pinterest: succulent flower arrangement

Succulents are HUGE right now!  They’re a great alternative to a traditional wedding bouquet, adding a very natural elegant feel.  {source: Style Me Pretty}

best of Pinterest: simple centerpiece with burlap runner and recycled wine bottles

This is such a simple tablescape but it’s so beautiful.  A burlap table runner paired with recycled wine bottles turned into vases = gorgeous!  {source: Style Me Pretty}

best of Pinterest: rustic wood ladder altar inspiration

This rustic altar is probably one of my favorites, and obviously quite a few of you fellow Pinterest mates.  The wood ladders graced elegantly with flowers in antique mason jars, who wouldn’t love this?!  {source: Southern Weddings}

best of Pinterest: rustic centerpiece with lantern wood coin and medicine bottle

There’s a lot to love on this rustic vintage centerpiece: the lantern, wood coin, medicine bottles, mercury candle holders and the vintage book used as a table number.  {source: Style Me Pretty}

best of Pinterest: repurposed mason jar lighting

By now you probably know I’m a glass fanatic.  Well, some of you are too, especially when it comes to antique mason jars.  This amazing mason jar chandelier makes such a statement – I’d love this in our house!  {source: Charleston City Paper}

best of Pinterest: printed seating chart on burlap board

Seating charts and escort cards… boy, I’ve seen some very intricate and beautifully laid out displays.  But there’s something about this simple yet elegant seating chart attached to a burlap board so… simple!  {source: 100 Layer Cake}

best of Pinterest: nature themed tablescape with poppies

This is a gorgeous nature-inspired tablescape that I just adore!  The moss, twigs and poppies, I’m just waiting for a little frog to jump out!  {source: Green Wedding Shoes}

best of Pinterest: centerpiece with vintage books and teacup

I don’t know if its the vintage books (really vintage), the teacup or the felt flowers, but this is such a precious centerpiece!  {source: Rock-n-Roll Bride}

best of Pinterest: succulent centerpiece and wood coin table number

More succulents?  Sure, why not!  Loving this succulent and flower centerpiece in a gorgeous silver urn.  Along side is a mini wood coin table number.  {source: Style Me Pretty}

best of Pinterest: hanging floral tablescape

Last but least is one of my favorite Pinterest pins.  From the wine bottles repurposed and turned into taper holders to the ah-mazing hanging floral arrangement.  I wouldn’t want to leave this table if I were a guest!  {source: 100 Layer Cake}

Have you recently pinned a favorite that you thought was incredible?