Monday, October 20, 2014

Just Window Shopping

At a corner on an access road along a country divided highway, I saw this truck and trailer.
Now, how many folks would actually stop to buy random windows out of a stock trailer parked along a highway? Or perhaps they have a mobile business, bringing the "store" to you.
Definitely a countrified twist on "window shopping."
Linking to Rubbish Tuesday

132 comments:

Janey and Co. said...

I would be wondering where he got those windows!

A Quiet Corner said...

Old windows can be used for so many things...so nice to "see" innovation!...:)JP

Blackberry Lane said...

What a great find for a photo. Hope you have a nice Monday.

Icy BC said...

Fantastic find though! This is truly a "window shopping" indeed :)

Roan said...

Love that old rusty trailer. I like the idea of a mobile business. lol

Sandra said...

and i noticed the window shop is parked right by a do not enter and a no parking sign... LOL... love it and i wonder if they sold any windows...

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Glad the old windows won't go to waste :)

Birdman said...

My guess is that as my Mom always said, Birdman, clothes don't sell at garage sales." I'd include assorted windows also. Valiant attempt though!

DJan said...

Hmmm. It does make me wonder if they have any takers. :-)

Georgette Sullins said...

Oh gosh...I think we have screens out in the barn for those windows.

EG CameraGirl said...

Yep, different!! ?)

Donna said...

LOL!

Barb Brookbank said...

Well, if they were old, and wooden and chippy, I'd have to stop and have a look ...

Alica said...

Hmmm...that sure is a new twist!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...a countryfied twist indeed. But, in all honesty, this doesn't surprise me a bit.

magnoliasntea said...

Somewhere there is someone in desperate need of those windows so I hope they sold. I'd like one to make a cold frame with myself.

Mary Hone said...

Ya....I don't think a window from a horse trailer is the best idea.

rainfield61 said...

A unique window shopping.

joeh said...

That's how Mr. Anderson got his start.

Paula said...

Looks like south Texas. We have an intersection on the way to the ranch that looks just like this. People used to put advertising signs on the fence until the owner put a stop to it. Is that ambulances in the background?

Judy said...

It sure is an old trailer, though!!

nookworm said...

Ya gotta make a livin' somehow!

Molly The Wally said...

How odd is that? Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

DIMI said...

Maybe they bringing the store to you,Tex!It looks funny!Have a lovely week!
Dimi...

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, too funny, great post. Francine.

William Kendall said...

I somehow doubt that fellow's business is on the books, as far as the tax man's concerned.

Debbie said...

hehehe, it's texas!! perhaps on your trip, you lost a window to a texan, with a gun. it could happen, then you would be pretty happy he was set up there!!

just sayin', it could happen!!!!

Sally Crowe said...

LOL!

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

Bizarre. Someone should look into this...

don said...

That seems like a very unlikely way to sell windows. How many who are looking for windows would pass this place? Nice shot of an unusual situation.

Irma said...

This is a new way to sell your stuff.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Good luck to them! haha!

LV said...

This day and time, nothing surprises me. It takes all kinds to make the world go round. I am not very trusting, so I would pass them by.

Sylvia K said...

Ah, nothing like being able to shop "on the road"!! You do find the fun ones and it does look like the Texas I remember!!

Laura. M said...

It is advertising :)))

MTWaggin said...

Ya just never know! Kinda like the free curbside stuff in the cities! LOL

MTWaggin said...

Ya just never know! Kinda like the free curbside stuff in the cities! LOL

Bob Bushell said...

Windows, now tell me, where do I fix them? LOL.

Team G Square said...

Interesting marketing concept

Evelyn S. said...

Rehabbers? I think they would buy windows. ;-) Not I, though!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Funny post! Windowshopping indeed... :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

If he tries to drive anywhere I suspect they will be broken windows.

Stephanie said...

It does not make sense having windows in a cart like that. Great shots!

Gail said...

I buy lots of vegetables that way but never windows.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi TWG - love the counter-twist to window shopping - someone will stop off presumably .. cheers Hilary

thepoodleanddogblog said...

My curiosity is piqued. Who are the customers? Do they just have holes in their walls?

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Yes that is definitely different. Let's assume he comes to your house.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Love your humor about this!
Hugs,
Mariette

Nancy J said...

Is this something like what we have down here, a " Park and Sell" area, this is so novel, I wonder if he did sell any? Jean.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Were they selling Windows 8 or Windows 8.1?

Farm Girl said...

Wow that is so cool. Windows like that are so expensive out here.

bailey-road.com said...

Wonder if they've had any sales?

Leovi said...

Hahaha, really unique!

Indrani said...

That should be fun.

Debby Ray said...

Lol! From living in the south for many years, I have come to realize that just about anybody will sell just about anything just about ANYWAY they can!

Mersad said...

I also wonder who would buy the windows.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Miss Val's Creations said...

Haha! That is quite odd. It reminds me of a guy who used to sell golf clubs out of his van nearby where I used to live. I found that strange too!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, Smart gent or lady to use their trailer in such as manner. Yes, likely advertising in case a random customer sees that trailer and inquires about purchasing used windows. Have a tremendously nice day tomorrow!

Helma said...

Give me an ordinary glazier to take windows with it but maybe this was a very nice bargain:-)

messymimi said...

Hope those windows are just what someone needs! Only out in the country, a very interesting sight.

Chandra said...

I am a Mac OS person myself, but wouldn't mind trying 'window(s) shopping', if the price is right.

Nice find, Theresa!

Peace :)

MarkD60 said...

Maybe if you're building a shed, and you don't care what size the windows are, you could buy the windows here and build the shed to fit?

Jeanne said...

Interesting use for that old trailer.
I've seen greenhouses made of old windows.

Karen S. said...

Well, he could be on the up and up, but then you wonder with him being on a random road? Most folks will sell stuff from their own yard, if possible. I know around here, Johnny Law would stop and investigate!

bas van Es said...

In ieder geval staan ze wel heel mooi op de foto.

DeniseinVA said...

Love it! And maybe he makes those windows, who knows :)

Gosia k said...

car park full of the old cars

Ms. A said...

Might be ideal for someone building a greenhouse!

Julia said...

Not your usual way of doing business. I'm wondering if they are old salvaged windows that he sells. My husband had built a double pane hot house out of old army PMQ windows that they were throwing out. It served us well for many years.

Hugs,
JB

Black Jack's Carol said...

No kidding! Quite the shopping experience! Has to be better than downtown crowds :)

Stephen Hayes said...

I guess if you buy the windows first you can build something to accommodate them.

Pantherka said...

I really like your photos ... beautiful!

FOREST SNAPPER said...

i have used old windows in a old shed i built,but i take your point.


peter

RedPat said...

Unusual for sure! times are tough for a lot of people!

mick said...

Such an interesting thing to see and photograph. I wonder who was buying from them?

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Ha ha - this is funny! Actually I would stop to take a look - I am collecting vintage windows for a greenhouse!

Halcyon said...

I guess they are saving on overhead costs. No warehouse fees!

Stephanie Faris said...

Haha, I love that last line. That's not really the way people buy windows. You don't just pick them up at the side of the road! There's careful planning and measuring and ordering...

Robin Lamb said...

T, buy some windows and build your house around them!! Seems Odd to me too!

MarmePurl said...

Oddly, but that how I roll, I am on the hunt for random cheap windows. A greenhouse kind of thingy is working up in my muddled brain.

Cranberry Morning said...

Definitely a great pun. And a good question! Lol

Terri said...

Those windows are a hot commodity right now..you should see all the cool ways to repurpose them on Pinterest. Those in that trailer don't look like the type windows I would want to re- anything, though. :)

Revrunner said...

Ditto Janey & Co. :-) On the other hand, as one who used to cut glass for windows, sometimes you could screw up a whole order by measuring over or under a few sixteenths. =^_^=

Blondie's Journal said...

Just so you know, I always carry my window measurements around with me just in case I run into one of these vendors. ;-)

Jane xx

Our photos said...

I agree, who would ? Very strange in my eyes.

eileeninmd said...

Funny, that is a new twist to window shopping.. Great find, have a happy new week!

Tom said...

The price must be right! Tom The Backroads Traveller

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That's funny!!!

Lynn said...

Windows for sale, bring your own tape measure:@)

Marie said...

Definitely interesting! :-)

Cloudia said...

cool photo, but I'd be worried it was hot stolen goods, Tex


ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
=^..^=

Hilary said...

I think he's selling a Microsoft knockoff. ;)

Brian King said...

LOL! Well, maybe for a cabin or barn or something like that, but that's not where I'd shop for home windows.

Lois said...

Not something I would expect to see! Nice find.

Beth of ".E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

I am not a window shopper / if I shop I'm there 2 buy!! ( :

KB Bear said...

Perhaps the sign was to warn people not to hit his trailer because the windows are very breakable! That makes more sense to me than selling windows on a corner ;)

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I am laughing at myself. It took me a minute to realize that the sign was advertising windows. I thought it had something to do with the openings in the trailer. :-)

No, I don't think I'd buy from him!

Jeanne said...

Yes this is a unique "take on " window shopping! Only in Texas????

Barb said...

There's a deeper story brewing here...

Red said...

And I would bet they are windows rescued from a building being renovated or one being bulldozed.

Michelle said...

That looks like something that would happen in my neck of the woods :)

Felicia said...

that is pretty interesting. love the no parking sign and there he is....

Ian H said...

Weird! I thought Alberta Rednecks were far out,

Randy said...

Perfect title.

Linda said...

How odd! Since just about every window is a different size, this is puzzling.

Bethany Carson said...

Ha! Wow, that's interesting. I've seen a lot of things for sale by the side of the road, but never windows!

Paul said...

Definitely the first place I would think of to go buy windows... Pssst, hey pal, wanna buy some slightly used windows?

Nice find!

Haddock said...

That trailer looks real old, especially the design of the trailer, something from the fifties.

Hazel Ceej said...

"Countrified twist on window-shopping" - I love that!

holdingmoments said...

Different, that's for sure.

Margaret Adamson said...

That's hilarious

Rita said...

Window shopping by the road side--LOL! ;)

Jeevan said...

A unique way of shopping/selling things! Pretty capture

Lynn said...

good improvisation :-)

Mary Kirkland said...

lol @ window shopping.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Hahaha - definitely a different twist on window shopping!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Hahaha - definitely a different twist on window shopping!

Eva Marie O'Brien said...

Very interesting aspect indeed, interesting to see all those different things. Window shopping lol I like that!

Lynne said...

Were you one who purchased . . .
SMILE

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

Love country life, why not.....

Tanya Breese said...

well you just never know when you are driving by and need a window!

Tanya Breese said...

well you just never know when you are driving by and need a window!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Love this "only in Texas" corner of an intersection!! I might want to look at those windows for a vintage style to paint on! LOL

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

This is a really unique series of pictures. Cool!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Hey, I think that's the guy who sold me Windows Millennium Edition!
~

laura brown said...

I guess we know who to call if we need windows!

Noodle and crew

Midmarsh John said...

That made me smile.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

hmmmm... I could have understood if they had been those really old ones people are using for décor... but, those just look like sort of old windows. Hmmmm... maybe there's something I don't know. ;) blessings ~ tanna

thirtysevenandcounting said...

I'll bet there's an artist or renovator out there who'd be interested in those windows. :D

Lindy

Grandma C said...

Clever way to sell your wares. lol
If the glass is of the right kind.. I could see making solar ovens out of them and bake a big batch of cookies.

pattisjarrett said...

Ha! Window shopping! That's a whole new twist. I wonder if he has one that will fit my front storm door?

Mandy Southgate said...

That is so random!! I don't think I'd take the chance to be honest!

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