Monday, January 18, 2010
Okay, so I need an opinion. This past fall, at our city-wide garage sale, I picked up these green/gold pinch pleat drapes. I actually got two pair of drapes with the matching valances for $3 (and they threw in a really nice drapery rod as well). One pair of the drapes and matching valance would be just the right size for my dining room, and the other pair would have to be trimmed down a little bit, but would be good for the living room. The drapes were custom made in 1970 when the owner of one of the local factories built a new house. That house changed hands this past fall, and the new owner sold all of the vintage drapes out of the house. I was able to get the ones from the living room / dining room. I know the drapes are original to the house, as the previous owner and the new owner are both families that I know from church. The previous owners moved into a residential care facility, and the new owners have been busy "updating" the entire house (it had some really cool original features - wish I'd taken my camera to that estate auction).
I got the matching lamp at the estate auction. Remember this? Anyway, I would like to know everyone's opinion about how well these drapes go with my French Provincial sofa. I'm thinking about having these drapes cleaned and taking down the dark red ones and putting these up. If I do that, I'll also get the matching lamp out with the velvet shade.
Then the only thing that I would be missing is the matching marble-topped end table that Grandma got from my great aunt's house when I got the sofa. I must try to figure out a way to get that table some day!
Posted by Missouri Michael at 6:00 AM