Sunday, March 22, 2015

New Curtains in the Kitchen

Hello, Dear Ones! Today I'm so excited to share this post with you! Now the moment we bought this old/new house, I knew I wanted a certain fabric for curtains in the kitchen ~ Robins Egg by Waverly Fabric. We had to paint and paint and paint first. Every time I went online to look for the fabric it was either not available or too expensive. As much as I loved this fabric, I wasn't willing to pay $35 a yard, give or take a few dollars.

Then my friend, Diana, who blogs at Nana Diana Takes a Break, showed this same fabric she had purchased to make some drapes. I died right there! I contacted her and she said she got it at JoAnn's.

I got on line and looked up the two JoAnn's close to me and both said they didn't have this fabric, it was back ordered. My heart just flopped and I was so sad. You're saying so what? Get to the point.

I'm supposing you've figured it out that I got my fabric! Yes, I did! I was in the neighborhood of one
of the JoAnn shops, went in and there it was! Only seven yards so I bought it all and it was 50% off! Woo Hoo! I almost fainted right then and there!

I just adore this fabric, the soft blue with the big ole cabbage roses all over it and the colors look so pretty with my yellow walls. Here you can see the curtains I've made for the bay. A while back I posted about peeping toms, now I really don't have to worry about them as I can just pull the curtains shut! Now just so you'll know, I lined these curtains. It's a light lining but it does help them hang nicer and will help keep the sun from fading the fabric so much. Poked up a skinny rod and little clips and the window was done. I know I've gone overboard, but I'm keeping the sheers up too as I really like this look for now.

Now to the window over the sink.
See? Isn't the fabric pretty? The little curtains are hanging very nicely as I pulled them back and tied them with yarn for a couple of days. Now they hang like a very pretty little skirt. I just love that!
I made a little ruffled valance to hang up at the top of the window. Now since these are fairly full, I didn't line the ruffle but I did line the bottom curtains. See how pretty they hang? Again, the lining is thin and the sunlight still comes through a bit.

Now you can see the curtains pulled together and at night, no peeping Toms. I'm not paranoid or anything. :) The kitchen in our new/old home is not grand, but I love it and feel so blessed to be here. I actually seem to cook more since we've moved up here than when we lived in Texas. It makes me smile too just knowing my little grandchildren are just three miles down the road.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Look Through Any Window

Look through any window yeah, what do you see?
Smilin' faces all around rushin' through the busy town

(Where do they go) movin' on their way
Walkin' down the highways and the by-ways
(Where do they go) movin' on their way
People with their shy ways and their sly ways

Oh you can see the little children all around
Oh you can see the little ladies in their gowns when you

Look through any window yeah, any time of day
See the drivers on the roads pullin' down their heavy loads

(Where do they go) movin' on their way
Drivin' down highways and the by-ways
(Where do they go) movin' on their way
Drivers with their shy ways and their sly ways

Oh you can see the little children all around
Oh you can see the little ladies in their gowns when you

Look through any window yeah, what do you see?
Smiling faces all around rushin' through the busy town

(Where do they go)
Movin' on their way
Movin' on their way
Movin' on their way 

~ sung by The Hollies





55 comments:

  1. Hey...love your curtain fabric. I was just in JoAnn's today, but did not buy any fabric. Yours look gorgeous.
    Sheila E

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  2. Your curtains are beautiful, and so is the fabric. It is perfect!

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  3. I love that Hollies song! Your curtains were well worth the wait and are absolutely lovely (and a good peeping Tom deterrent, lol.) I am such a fan of Waverly of fabrics. Your new kitchen is charming. Jane

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  4. Perfect fabric for your kitchen. I love the color and the pattern. Lucky you with your grands down the road...sigh This is my dream, maybe someday.
    Jeannette

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    1. Thanks for popping in to see me Jeannette! Thanks you for your comments on my curtains.

      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

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  5. Beautiful window treatments. I've loved that design for years. You are so handy with fabric! Penny

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    1. Hi Pam and thanks for popping in to see me. I was afraid that pattern was about to be discontinued since I had such a hard time getting it. I love to sew and do the best I can. Have a great weeke.
      be a sweetie,
      Shelia :)

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  6. Your new curtains are gorgeous! Perfect! I'm so glad you found the fabric your heart longed for. Wish you would come help me make some drapes for my windows!
    ~Adrienne~

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  7. Well I think your kitchen is grand! A kitchen I would have, very cozy and inviting. I love the Robins Blue material for your curtains. Very happy you live near your grandchildren and I love how you end your post with a song, very uplifting . Kathleen in Az

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    1. I couldn't find your blog to comment on so I'll do it here. Thank you for coming to see me and I thank you for your sweet comments too. We really feel blessed to be here.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

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  8. The curtains look wonderful. Don't you just love the bay window for display? I love changing mine out for the different seasons. Glad you found the fabric you wanted.... and on sale!! Love it when things like that happen!

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    1. Hi Chris. I couldn't fin if you had a blog so I'll comment here. Thank you so much for popping in to see me and yes, I am loving decorating on my bay window sill. Each season I'm changing it up!
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia :)

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  9. Oh My! You have SUCH good TASTE, Shelia! lol I LOVE LOVE LOVE your fabric. I am taking mine with me when I move.

    I swear they must have 7 yards on all the rolls. lol That is what I bought too---every inch they had-Same price, too...1/2 price. Doesn't it just make you smile every time you look at it? You did a WONDERFUL job!!!! xo Diana

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  10. Beautiful Shelia, I can totally see why you like this fabric so much, it is very pretty isn't it, and it really suits your kitchen and your other things very well. It was certainly worth holding out for! xx

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  11. I am so happy that you found the fabric. It looks really great and your curtains are beautiful.

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  12. Love that fabric! Such pretty curtains you made!

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  13. Love your curtains and especially love the DEAL you got on them! So pretty! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  14. Beautiful, what beautiful fabric! And your tiny little hands did a wonderful job of lining and sewing - what a great idea to use the yarn to give them the little skirt look! Your kitchen is lovely, and even I might like to cook in something so beautiful.

    Mary

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  15. Your kitchen looks very beautiful. Curtains have added additional beauty to your kitchen...

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  16. Aw! Setting up house is so fun!
    There are some really adorable designer fabrics out there but like you, I don't want to pay 30 something a yard!
    Keep having fun-K?

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  17. Love that fabric and it looks wonderful in your kitchen. You are so talented my sweet friend.
    hugs,
    Linda

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  18. You did good! Such a pretty fabric, so glad you were able to find it. You are so talented and they turned out beautifully!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  19. Those look wonderful! I like how the room feels with them. My mother always made her own curtains and lined them too. I've never tried (lazy) but I do appreciate the effort that goes into making them!

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  20. Shelia, I love your curtains/drapes. I have always loved fabric with cabbage roses in the fabric. So glad that you would the material.
    Mary

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  21. Love the new curtains! I have some of that fabric in my stash -- I would have sent it to you if I had known you were searching. Probably I don't have enough for curtains, however; so happy you found yours. Take care, Sally

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  22. The flowers and colors are perfect for Spring Sheila dear!

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  23. Hi Shelia, I am in love with this fabric too. How gorgeous you windows are and so perfect for spring and giving you the privacy needed. You did an amazing job designing these pretties.
    So glad you found them and got a great half off deal.
    Beautiful in you kitchen.
    Hugs, CM

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  24. I love your new curtains!! That is a very old fashioned fabric!! Very sweet!! By the way....you did a great job on the sewing!

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  25. Shelia,
    Oh, these kitchen curtains are absolutely charming, dear friend!!!
    I just adore how they harmoniously blend with the plaid fabric on your chairs!!!
    You are so~o~o very talented!!!
    Loved them lined and yet still allowing the light to shine through!!!
    Great find. . .and thrifty, too!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  26. That's a fabulous fabric pattern, Shelia. They look terrific! I'd say you scored well!

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  27. Sheila, your curtains look SO pretty, love that fabic too! You are such a good seamstress!!! I would give anything for my little granddaughter to be 3 miles down the road. I only get to see her about once a month. BOOOOOOO.....

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  28. You do a great job with your curtains! These look wonderful, and I like your kitchen. Mine certainly isn't grand either, and at this point in my life, I have decided that there are many other things I would rather have than a "show" kitchen. I can do all the cooking I want to in mine, how about you?

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  29. oh no WONDER you'd wanted it and kept watching to see if you could find a good price. It's just gorgeous !!

    You are quite the seamstress as well / they look wonderful :)

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  30. oh no WONDER you'd wanted it and kept watching to see if you could find a good price. It's just gorgeous !!

    You are quite the seamstress as well / they look wonderful :)

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  31. Beautiful fabric and you did a wonderful job making the curtains! They look great!

    Judy

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  32. Your new curtains are gorgeous and really make a statement in your kitchen! I love the fabric and the way you've hung the curtains on both windows!

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  33. I love this fabric, Shelia! Your curtains and Diana's drapes came out so nice with it, too. Diana informed me that the sample I had and used as a ruffle on my rabbit fail tea towel is the same fabric! It's not a very big sample and has no markings, but I kept it for many years because it was just so pretty.

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  34. I LOVE that fabric Shelia!! I had a few pillows made with it last year for our master bedroom. Your new curtains look so pretty!!

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  35. So pretty. Your curtains turned out great.

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  36. Shelia...you have decorated your kitchen and dining area with such beautiful style! I could just look at these photos forever. It is elegant, yet warm and relaxing. This is worthy of House Beautiful! I so thank you for sharing with us!

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  37. Shelia, the curtains are adorable and the fabric is so pretty. I can see why you fell in love with it.

    I'm with you....I draw the line at some prices. Aren't we a mess? Ha.

    Such a cheerful and sweet kitchen. Have a wonderful day.

    Barb ♥

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  38. Your curtains are beautiful. Very lovely fabric, glad you found it and at half off! Whoo hoo! Even better.

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  39. Very pretty fabric. Works wonderfully in your kitchen. You have a eye for what will work ,wish I did.

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  40. Oh Shelia, I love that fabric!! So happy you found it and were able to make such lovely curtains! ♥

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  41. Sheila, you did find beautiful fabric! I really understand that need for just the right fabric. It makes everything come together. You were so fortunate to find it half off. I love the look!

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  42. So pretty! Love the fabric and especially love the cafe curtains over the sink. Such beautiful fabric!

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  43. Oh My GOODNESS!!! I can't believe they still have that pattern ~ my absolute favorite print in the world!! I am SOOOOOO excited for you Shelia :) Doin' a HAPPY DANCE for you for sure ~ It really pops on your beautiful windows....how will you ever get work done? We'd just be sitting at the table staring at those new curtains for a week lol ;) Have a great weekend...
    ~Karla & Karrie

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  44. Oh My GOODNESS!!! I can't believe they still have that pattern ~ my absolute favorite print in the world!! I am SOOOOOO excited for you Shelia :) Doin' a HAPPY DANCE for you for sure ~ It really pops on your beautiful windows....how will you ever get work done? We'd just be sitting at the table staring at those new curtains for a week lol ;) Have a great weekend...
    ~Karla & Karrie

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  45. I'm lovin' your new curtains Shelia! Beautiful!!

    Hugs,
    Jan

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  46. I'm lovin' your new curtains Shelia! Beautiful!!

    Hugs,
    Jan

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  47. I love your curtains!! Beautiful! Great job!
    Nancy
    wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  48. I love those curtains and that material! You definitely made a lucky find when you walked into that Joanns.

    I know I'm old fashioned, but I think your kitchen is really cute :)

    xo,
    rue

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  49. You did such a great job on your curtains, Shelia, and that fabric is so beautiful!

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  50. Your fabric is lovely and so classic! Thanks for sharing at Share Your Style! xo

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  51. Gorgeous. I have always loved this fabric! It's SO beautiful. (I'm a wee bit jealous, Sheila!)

    xo
    Claudia

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