Even though I only have three of the original eleven windows, I have still been able to use the old and worn window frames in my home. Mostly as a backdrop for decorations on my large stone fireplace and wood mantel. I have also found that by leaving the original hardware on the frames, I have been able to use the hardware as hooks for decorations and wreaths since I can’t put nails in to the stone of the fireplace. The versatility of having these old frames has been well worth saving them.
One window is still in use on the mantel to hang a spring wreath this year.