Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A little bit vintage

I don't have a lot of free time today, but thought I would quickly share pictures of the curtains I made a couple of weeks ago.  For some time I have been wanting to make some curtains (just for the lower half of the windows) for the two dining room windows that look out on our porch. 

One day I was glancing at some vintage fabric from my mother's stash.  I had been wanting to use it in some way but hadn't figured out just how.  As I looked at it this time, something just clicked.  Quite obviously it was (or appeared to be) kitchen-curtain material, crisp white with green designs which resemble venetian blinds and green flowerpots containing red geraniums.  Perfect for our kitchen/dining area which is abundant in those colors.

So I did some measuring and whipped up some simple curtains.  There wasn't quite enough fabric to make them the right length, so I did some more measuring and added a white band across the bottom of each curtain.  The white band just called out for a line of green rickrack across the center, so of course I added some!
A completed curtain

A little closer look; sorry it is blurry
Close-up of the flower pot/venetian blind design!
And there is my simple vintage curtain project!


  1. Very pretty and so smart of you to use what you have!!

  2. Those are so cute, Sara! Good job. Don't you just love to find uses for vintage fabric? I have lots in my stash and every once in a while I'll find just the right thing.

    Hope you're feeling a little better.

  3. I DO love to find uses for vintage fabric! Am glad I was able to get these finished before the fam gets here. Yes, I am feeling quite a bit better. (Still not sure if it was a cold or just a delayed continued reaction to that air freshener.) Now I'm off to clean some kitchen drawers and cabinet space!

    Have a nice weekend!


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