lace curtains

my mother had net curtains, cheap and tacky and  i vowed that i would never have anything similar;  must be something about getting older, as i now have lace on 2 of my windows ;  i bought a couple of hand made pieces on my travels to belgium years ago and a friend hand sewed them into silk chiffon larger panel to fit the window.  its not easy to find good quality lace curtains, but thought that these look very pretty –rose’s mill  where you can also buy by the metre; for fun bright colour try not on the high street  or finest of scotland seem to have more affordable ones that you could hand dye yourself.   another idea is to scour kemptom market for antique curtains and adapt them with other panels to form the size that you wish.   i know that ikea also does a cheap alternative,  perfect for kids’ rooms.

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6 thoughts on “lace curtains

  1. Does this mean lace curtains are back in fashion? I have venetian blinds at the moment but they are a nuisance to clean and I don’t like the vertical ones!

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    1. i am not very fashionable and dont follow trends, but i used to have venetian blinds when i was in my 20’s, it was an modern aspirational whim of mine to have venetian blinds, but after having them, i thought what a bind, all that clanking, all that cleaning and in the end they never worked properly. i have never had them since!!! i do have black out roller blinds though under the lace curtains on certain windows to block out the light, but they are hidden away when not in use. christina

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