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Monday, September 10, 2012

Looking Thru the Window!

I'm doing a post today about the window treatments that I have around my home.   I have some that are a little unusual and some that are very traditional.  Some decorators think that you must have the same style throughout your home in order for it to "flow"  That may be  true to some extent, but I have always decorated my home with what I "like".  I want it to be  a reflection of my style, I want the things in my home to make me smile!   I had this very short window in the bathroom that I didn't like!  I wanted it to look longer!!!  This is what I came up with!  I used several lace table cloths, 



I added some ribbon and flowers to the top and then hung our initial!  It works for my first and last name and also the theme of the room  PARIS!!  

I also hung a OOOOO la laa sign!

This is the window in the laundry room.  I have an old wringer washer in there.   I use the metal tubs to store all kinds of linens that I collect.. The old yellow bonnet on the handle was made and worn by my grandmother.  I have a large collection of vintage pillow cases, so I thought it might be fun to make the window covering from them.


This is the window treatment in the guest bedroom.  It has sheers, a valance made from  pillow shams, and the sides of the window treatment are wedding gowns!!!! Yep, I loved all the lace and trim so I just folded the bodace over the curtain rod and let them hang!!  

Isn't  the lace on that gown just beautiful!!

And here is the other side. 

This is just a simple window covering in the kitchen window, but the rose swag and plates dress it up!

These are my tradition drapes that are in the formal dining room.   

This window dressing is out in my studio.  I had some beautiful embroidered  full sheets that  I just loved.  So,  here is how I hung them.  The picture doesn't show it very well, but they are hung thru a rosette.

This is another window covering in the studio!  These are the sofa back and arm covers, the work that went into these is just beautiful!!

I think that I need to clean the windows in the studio!  As you can see, I have a variety of window treatments in my house. A lot of my windows are bare except for blinds that we let down at night.  I love to let the sun shine in!!! Hope you enjoyed seeing them!!           I will be partying here:

FUNKY JUNK INTERIORS
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25 comments:

  1. Love your style! This is my first time visiting and I had a great time looking at your older posts. I'll be back. Warm hugs, Esther

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  2. You have a darling cottage! I love those crocheted curtains! So pretty!

    ~Liz

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  3. Love looking though your windows. You do a such a beautiful job, Penny. I love the crocheted curtains. They are just beautiful- xo Diana

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  4. Oh they are all just darling!! You have a lovely home, thank you so much for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful night!

    (hugs)
    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

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  5. Lovely ideas here. I enjoyed seeing such pretty,lacy window treatments. x

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  6. Dear Penny, your decorations of your windows are wonderful! I love so much your style and i agree with you that our home is what we are, it tells about us and reflects what we love.
    Kisses.
    Alessandra.

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  7. Lovely windows Penny. I have a couple of windows that need dressing, you've inspired me. Thank you!!

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  8. Penny,
    All of these windows are just spectacular!! So imaginative!!
    I especially love the lace tablecloths!!

    Hugs.
    Deb

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  9. So pretty and luxurious, Penny! Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

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  10. Everything looks so pretty :)

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  11. Lovely and romantic! Visiting from Show & Tell Saturday!

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  12. I'm stopping by from Kelly's Korner to check out your window treatments.
    I recently changed our master bedroom curtains from tab light blue curtains to chocolate brown blackout. What a positive difference they made.
    I still want to purchase something for our patio doors. Maybe I'll get some ideas from my tour!
    Great choices on your curtains.

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  13. Penny, I LOVE the window with the VINTAGE PILLOW CASES!! That's ADORABLE! The wash stand/tubs are so SWEET filled with your linens! And your grandmothers BONNET is priceless~~~~very creative and unique~ From one sweetie to another~~~Roxie

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  14. Oh, just seeing all these beautiful vintage pieces just makes me smile! Thank you for sharing at TTF. Have a terrific day!

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  15. Really pretty ideas! I linked up with Kelly about using a flower swag too. I love how it adds interest, yet leaves the window open for light.

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  16. How fun Penny. Some really creative ideas. I especially love the laundry room ones. Thanks for sharing your talent of window dressing.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  17. Lovely linens and soooo many good ideas as to how to display them, you go girl.
    Blessings from Ontario, Canada.
    Bernice

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  18. It's party time over at Debt Free Mommy Blog! Please come by and link up your spaces with Making Space Mondays link party #10. I hope to see you there at www.debtfreemommyblog.blogspot.com! -Tabitha

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  19. These are some of the most window curtains I have ever seen. Not only are they beautiful but incredibly creative! I love them all, but especially love the wedding dress! Oh my so darn gorgeous girl, if your ever in town stop on by and help me create some memorable curtains like you! So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – your creativity helped make the party a success!

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  20. Thanks for letting us peek through your gorgeous windows Penny. Thanks too for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday.

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  21. Back to let you know that I am featuring this post on this weeks TTF party! The link will be up tomorrow at 4:00pm. I hope you will join us again and stop by to grab your "I was featured" button for your blog! Thank you again and have a wonderful day!

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  22. SO pretty! Thanks for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  23. I love that you've used vintage wedding dresses as curtain dressings. That's a beautiful way to display them. And, oh how neat that you have your grandmother's bonnet. I let my little girl buy a real one at an antique store recently. She's such a fan of Little House on the Prairie that I couldn't say no. Thanks for linking up with Making Space Mondays! I hope we see you back again soon. -Tabitha

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  24. I like the way you are using your vintage linens. Looks so pretty.

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  25. The windows are quite simple and plain. I think that what made them presentable and dazzling are those exquisite curtains hanging in front of them. Those curtains are classy and their delicate appearance makes a certain room look elegant.

    Roxie Tenner

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