September Windows

Wild Daffodil hosts a photo challenge every month, this year the theme is windows, so I’m keeping a look out as I travel round for interesting windows.

We’ve been walking on the east coast this month and I spotted a gorgeous little cottage in Ravenscar, isn’t it pretty, it looks like a lodge. I thought the windows were gorgeous, though I wouldn’t like to clean them – fiddly! If you look closely you can also see they have a beautiful metal gate.


We saw another lodge earlier on the Cleveland Way, this one is called Griff Lodge, it’s just outside Helmsley, so it will be linked to Duncombe Park. These lodges are remnants of the days when the landed gentry would have a gatekeeper to man the entrances to their land. The gatekeeper would live in the lodge. They are as tiny as they look, though most are sympathetically extended a little. There’s lots of lodges dotted around the English countryside, they’re usually pretty and quite quirky.

Griff Lodge

Whilst walking from Whitby to Ravenscar we passed the lighthouse. It’s unusual as it’s not particularly tall, though it is on the top of the cliff. The buildings have been converted to holiday cottages now.


I’ve been stitching lots of windows for my coming home quilt, fourteen houses worth of windows – I’d never get a job as a joiner! This month I’ve about five bigger houses to make, so even more windows to stitch!

Coming Home quilt

Quite a few people take part in the photo challenge, so why not follow the link above and have a look.

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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8 Responses to September Windows

  1. What a fabulous selection. The lattice windows are cute aren’t they. I love how a challenge like this makes us look for things we might otherwise take little notice of – thank you so much for sharing your finds.
    You have a mighty task with your quilt – it is going to be spectacular.

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  2. nanacathy2 says:

    Lovely windows, and I’ll confirm that the Lodge is part of the Duncombe Estate. Nowadays the public access to the park is from the carpark in the centre of Helmsley near the castle.

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  3. You get around to see such lovely places. Love the windows.

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  4. kathyreeves says:

    Such intricate old windows, and fiddle new ones too!🙂

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  5. Shasta says:

    You do have lovely windows in your part of the world. I really like the windows on the quilt too.

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