Window Shopping: Vintage Seed Packet Display

Window Shopping: Vintage Seed Packet Display

For nearly a year now, I’ve had an antique window sash sitting in my garage, waiting for his project-day to arrive. I bought it during a road trip to Forest City, North Carolina because it was the perfect size (24” X 19.5”), definitely vintage (sash cords still attached- so maybe from the ‘30s or ‘40s?), and was perfectly chippy.

Salvaged vintage window with chippy white paint to be repurposed as a display for antique flower seed packets by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Cleaned up and ready to be repurposed.

At first I thought I would use it to display vintage postcards…but I had no idea what I’d do with it afterwards! Fast forward a few months when I purchased some GORGEOUS circa-1918 unused flower seed packets.

Antique flower seed packets to be displayed in vintage salvaged chippy window for Spring decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Like little art canvases!

Aren’t they stunning? Like little works of art, little colorful canvases that HAVE to be on display somehow. I bought six packets…the window has six panes…why not combine them together and use for my Springtime mantelscape? This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

Creating a Seed Packet Window Display

I didn’t want to affix the packets to the panes directly- so I immediately thought of those black photo corners that I would see in my mother’s and grandmother’s photo albums.

Well, for the life of me, I couldn’t find them in any stores! Maybe I didn’t look hard enough, who knows- but I was fairly certain I could find some vintage ones online, and I was right!

Vintage black photo corners to use on chippy salvaged window to display antique flower seed packets by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

So that nothing sticks to the seed packets…

Before working on the display, I wiped down the window, preserving as much of the chippy paint as possible, and used a little Windex on the glass. Let me tell you- it was filthy! And I had to chuckle to myself at the paint job, particularly on what would have been the exterior side- globby and drippy, with paint smudges on the glass. Perhaps it was last painted by an exhausted farmer who just didn’t give a darn about painting his windows? Or maybe a it was painted by a young child that didn’t really know what he was doing…either way, it was fun to daydream about.

Now, I suppose I could have measured everything here, but eh, I didn’t have the patience! So, this part came together quickly. I centered each packet on the pane as best I could, then used photo corners on opposite ends to hold it in place.

Vintage black photo corners to use on chippy salvaged window to display antique flower seed packets by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Easy does it…

Vintage black photo corners to use on chippy salvaged window to display antique flower seed packets by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Perfect!

The Big Reveal

And then, voilà! An adorable seed packet display to become the centerpiece of my Spring mantel!

DIY Spring decor using a repurposed salvaged chippy paint window to display antique flower seed packets in vintage photo corners by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Ta-da!

Isn’t that just charming? I can’t wait to build around it to welcome Spring into our home.

I’ve also used vegetable seed packets in a similar way to create farmhouse kitchen decorDIY farmhouse kitchen decor using repurposed vintage vegetable seed packets in thrift store picture frames by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

And I’ve reused the window in a brand new project to display an old cutter quilt!Repurposed vintage cutter quilt displayed in a chippy paint salvaged antique window by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Don’t you just love a re-repurpose?? My wallet sure does!

Craft on!

S

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Comments

  1. Sarah I love this. I was wondering how you got the seed packets to stick. Now I know! 🙂

  2. Sheila Miller says:

    What creativity! Just love this.

  3. I love this! So pretty and springy. I would love to find some old windows, but their either hard to come by or too expensive for me )-; Thanks for sharing!

  4. visiting from Inspired Me linky….I am not good at this as you are, but it’d be great if I could find those kinds of seed packets in a fabric! They’d be great appliques!
    Cheri
    http://www.fabricandmemories.blogspot.com

  5. I think this is very creative and love the vintage look

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  7. Cute idea! Hopefully it encourages springe to come!!!

  8. I need to make this for my MIL, she would love it!

  9. This would be so so precious in a little garden (: Great idea! Visiting from http://www.andieconn.com/lazy-proof-day-5-habits-build/ and would love a visit back.

  10. Your display is so pretty and perfect for spring.

  11. That’s a cute idea! Thanks so much for linking this up at Best of the Weekend!

  12. Very pretty! Thanks for linking up with us at the Home Matters Linky Party this week! #homemattersparty

  13. Sarah, this is so ME!!! Would you please share this project at Five Star Frugal this week? Pretty Please…Mimi xxx
    http://atrayofbliss.blogspot.com.au/2015/03/five-star-frugal-linkup-7.html

  14. Yes, it is just adorable. I love those vintage seed packets. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Merry Monday! We always look forward to your projects!

  15. Love the vintage seed packets; what a great way to display them! And those photo corners add even more vintage charm. Love it! Thanks so much for sharing at Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in this week’s issue.

  16. I love your creative craft. Thank you very much for joining in the celebration of #purebloglove, we enjoy having you each week. I hope to see you on Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

  17. I love this!

  18. Love it! The photo corners are a very nice added detail.

  19. Sharon | Her Organized Chaos says:

    I love those vintage seed packets. Perfect spring decor. Pinning and sharing. Thanks for sharing this at Totally Terrific Tuesday last week!

  20. I love old windows and those seed packets are too cute! Thank you for sharing on Show Me Saturday!

  21. I love old window panes and love what you with it! So creative! Thanks so much for sharing on Making Memories Mondays! 🙂
    Cathy

  22. I have a window just like this that I have been trying to decide how to dress up. I love your idea,such a great idea for spring! Thank you for sharing with Idea Box link party!

  23. Oh my, I just love this display!
    Takes you back in time and makes you wonder: who might have bought lobelia seeds back then 🙂 A gardener, a gatekeeper, a busy housewife?
    Awesome project 🙂

    xx
    Mila
    milaslittlethings.com

  24. Jann Olson says:

    I love vintage seed packets! I’ve applied a couple to old blue ball jars for storing some garden seeds. Cute idea to add them to an old window. The photo corners gives it an extra vintage feel. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  25. This is such a fun idea, vintage windows are so popular these days for decor I see them everywhere. I really love how unique your projects are. Came here from Winthrop Chronicles Link Party 🙂

  26. LOVE this ! One of my projects for next summer is building a potting bench – wouldn’t something like this be fantastic above it ???
    Pinning !
    Thanks for sharing !

  27. Cynthia - Clockwork Interiors says:

    Besides my love of old windows, I really appreciate that you took the time to find vintage seed packs and photo holders — I bet it was a great Spring display!

  28. I love this Sarah! Visiting from Funky Junk!

  29. what a fresh idea for those beautiful old windows! I have a stack from an old barn and I was just going to sell them and now I may play with a couple. thanks a bunch

  30. Ok what am I missing here? How do the photo corners stick to the pane??🤔

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