For the Love of a Windmill


I have wanted a windmill for some time now.  One of those items I always had hoped to find.  I even tried to buy one out of someone’s yard once.


And then, someone suggested to look of all places – – and I did.


You can find the same type here.

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And I am in love.


And I can see it each morning from my bedroom window and it makes me smile.


You know how you name a car – I feel like this windmill needs a name.

Any suggestions?

Not sure if it is a boy or a girl?

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20 thoughts on “For the Love of a Windmill”


  1. I have 2 windmills on our property….they are all rusty now & looking good!
    Windmills have always been a a favorite of mine!
    Wish I had a HUGE farm type one!!!

  2. i’m smitten with your new find – This has been on my to do list for a LONG time too – I think I want an older rustier chippier version & have been holding out but I might just have to break down and follow your link – thanks for sharing! name – ahhhh maybe Rosie or Ruby?

  3. Laura,
    I think your windmill has a grace and elegance to it and could be seen as female. I would call her Flo.
    My wife names her cars, the last one was Bessie and this one is Lulabelle.

  4. Laura,
    I think your windmill is graceful and elegant and most likely female. I would name her Flo.
    My wife names her cars. The last one was Bessie and current one is Lulabelle.

  5. Don Quixote – always chasing windmills
    Kadja – steady breeze off sea
    Leste – hot dry easterly wind
    Shamal – summer northeasterly wind
    Willy-willy – hurricane that occurs in seas north of Australia
    Yamo – mild breeze bringing pleasant weather
    Chinook – originating moist wind from Pacific
    Aquilo – northwesterly wind
    Zonda or Sondo – a chinook in Andes Region

  6. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind for a girl is “Windy” and “Windston” for a boy. Enjoy your new treasure!

  7. Nice! Glad you are enjoying it! Names? How about “Windy”, “Windamere”, “Winsome”, “Windola”, or “Breezy”? I could go on, but got to go pick figs! haha

  8. I love your windmill! The people that live behind us have a great big one and it is one of the things that sold me on our house! It just made me happy to look out at it!!

  9. “Shirley Whirley”??? LOL!!…now I am going to have that in my head forever…

    Now I think the beautiful windmill should be called , “Milly”…love “Milly”….such a simple name, yet beautiful…I think of the movie, “Thoroughly Modern Milly”…..

  10. Love the windmill. I am from Batavia, IL which is known as Windmill City because it was home to 5 windmill manufacturers. They have long since ceased production, but the beautiful limestone factories are now part of our downtown art/civic scene. Love the new look on your blog!