Shades of Grafton #22 – Old and New

Ludwig’s Monday Windows

There only a few more window shades to go, thank goodness I hear you say. These are a a mixed bunch which didn’t seem to fit previous posts or new photos found among my folders I forgot to add to my Monday Windows folder.

First off is one of the many houses that have been renovated in Grafton or at least cleaned up and repainted. Standard type brackets with the vertical timbers which assist in highlighting the casement windows.

The basic and easy design, no verticals timbers on the brackets with long supports and casement windows too.

Another without vertical decorations, a chunky design and casement windows. I liked it when I could get a corner of the house so to show the shades from different angles

This is one of the widest shades that used battens to support the top. The vertical timbers are a bit narrow I think

A pretty renovation with long brackets to frame the windows

There weren’t many shades with corrugated iron tops. This one had decorative brackets as well as lovely trim under the window. The lace curtains added a bit of quaint

Another corrugated iron top, casement windows and an interesting fill on the top of the brackets. The flashing looks like a bit of a rough job though.

The brackets are plain but the finish taking the top down to the level of the top fill of the bracket giving a box like feel. Windows aluminum with louvers on the inside instead of curtains.

One of the stranger set of shades. Fabulous open brackets, not much slope on the top but that probably doesn’t matter as they do seem to be redundant with the eave overhang being so deep.

I came across these ones yesterday while in town. The only ones I have found but I am sure there would be others with horizontal aluminum shades. I don’t know if they are adjustable.

My purpose of a photo expedition was to find what are the latest shade designs around town. These are on an older house but a lot of the newer builds have these as well. These do go up and down, like Holland Blinds I guess.

13 thoughts on “Shades of Grafton #22 – Old and New

  1. Some “wow!” shades there! I am amused by the outside venetian blinds, the “railing” shades, and the “goodbye world” pulldowns. Just how big is Grafton to have all that variety?!

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    1. Thanks Ludwig. The outside venetians were popular in the 70’s. I don’t think I could have the total cover shades on my place. The city of Grafton is about 22,000 people so probably 10,000 houses

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    2. I saw a bit of an American, movie “Sollers Point”, last night and a couple were talking in front of a house that had red and white striped hooded awnings!!

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  2. These shades are an Australian thing.In Ontario we would never have them as in the winter they would be collapsing under the weight of snow! But i remember in Australia the sun shone and at least where we travelled there was barely rain let alone snow!

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