This was one of my favorite Christmas gifts this year!

Our son and his fiance’ had it made for us…

Our surname was painted in reverse on the back of this old window. Pretty cool, huh?

Against the wall the letters make a shadow and give it a 3-D look!

The window is embellished with fun knobs.

I rearranged my family room to hang it… now I have to paint this little cupboard to go with the rest of my room and this old window sign!

 Christopher and Abby also got my daughter, Jacqueline and her husband Jonathan, an old window sign too!

Kids are in their jammies… they still look a little sleepy!

Love the window and the givers of this unique gift!

And where did Christopher get this fabulous idea… we were not the first to receive a personalized window as a gift….

The original window was part of his proposal to his beloved Abigail!

Here’s a picture of the happy couple celebrating their engagement with us…

You can read their sweet proposal story at by clicking HERE

When I look at our personalized window I think of my son and his beautiful bride-to-be… it’s a wonderful connection!!! Thanks Abby and Chris!

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  1. Anonymous says

    Yvonne: What a beautiful gift. Do you have any idea where they had it made?
    I have a nephew that is getting married sometime this year and what a beautiful wedding
    present that would make.


  2. says

    I LOVE this!! I’m going to need a monogram window though – “Schwendeman” would require a sliding glass door – HA! We have a few of the original windows that were in the house in 1798 – I’ll share when Hubby has finished his newest project. Thank you for sharing.

  3. says

    That is SO perfect!!!! I love it. Now trying to get OUR name across a window would have to be a LOOOONG window:):) I would LOVE to have one though and would get one for Joe’s downstairs. Can you e-mail me where I can get one??? XO, Pinky

  4. Anonymous says

    yvonne; If you find out where I can get one I would truly
    appreciate it.
    I will e mail you my new e mail address.


  5. says

    Beautiful couple, and their engagement story is one of the sweetest I’ve ever heard. Your son is a very thoughtful young man.
    Love the window idea. ~ Sarah

  6. says

    LOVE your window…and the precious story and meaning behind it!!!
    So~o~o. . .that’s what you’re painting as you baste a Turkey!
    I’ll be back for the reveal!!!

  7. says

    Such a thoughtful (and handsome!) son you have, Yvonne! I just read the story of their engagement & was so touched by his creative genius in planning that entire event. He obviously takes after his Mother!!

    Your personalized window is just perfect. I wish Chris would give the painting/creator some free advertising & let us know the name of the person who makes them. They did a wonderful job.

    I look forward to seeing the little cabinet update.

  8. Tatesis@aol.com says

    What a lovely home you have and what a lovely gift the window is. That was a very creative way your son asked Abby to marry him. It will be a lovely reminder of that special day in their home. Where can we purchase a custom window at too? It would make a great gift or addition to my own home. Please share!!!

  9. says

    Saw this and loved it, my last name is Pratt, too! As my daughter and I scrolled down to look for directions we saw you and I both have the same first name as well. What a coincidence! Can’t wait to make this, I just love it.

  10. Holli says

    Glad you all liked the windows, I am the artist! You can see samples of all our hand-painted windows in Facebook at Outside the Window! Enjoy!

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