Wednesday, December 5, 2012

I am back, and my dining room curtains

I am glad to be back.
 
My dining room curtains went up a few weeks ago. I have bought a new camera and have been learning to take better pictures and experiment with settings on Picasa so you will see some pictures looking a little different in this post.
 
 

I used the same bronze finish curtain rod I had in the dining room before. I had considered changing the finish but for now it will do.
 
If you recall, I had purchased the curtains on my trip to India in August. I bought four.
 
 
They were about 4" too short in length which I only discovered on my return. I had measured one curtain while in the store and had expected them all to be the same size. Anyway, I shopped online for some beaded trim which would work well with the curtains and came across this Isabella crystal fringe on Warehouse Fabrics Inc.
 
 
 
These curtains, unfortunately, have a noticeable difference in their lengths if you look close enough at the top gold border. This picture shows you two curtains and a difference in the height of the borders.



At the base, though, it is less noticeable. It gives a sense of movement.



I love the overall luminous and flowy feel the curtains lend to the room. This is exactly what I had in mind when I chose them. They also balance the darker stenciled walls. I also like that the patterned border hits just below the chair rail.
 

I had the curtain rod installed so that the beaded trim just skims the floor.

 

Thank you to those of you who emailed me when out of concern I had not posted in a while.
It was a bizarre November starting with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and so many problems of different sorts being encountered by many, many people in the Northeast. We were among the more fortunate with just a loss of power for four nights. We had extended family who had no power for up to 10 days  - from 11 to 18 people - staying over and some over just for meals. Subsequently other events occurred which kept me from posting. Many have suffered unimaginable losses and we continue to keep them in our thoughts as we try to get back to some routine.

 
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17 comments:

  1. They look wonderful Lisa! I love how the pattern on the bottom ties in with the stencils on the wall!

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  2. They look great, and you were missed. Our Sandy experience was similar to yours, only a lot longer with no power. We, too, were very lucky. Glad you are back and nice pictures :-)

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  3. Glad you fared well in the storm Lisa and happy you are back. The drapes are lovely, with beautiful detail!

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  4. so pretty! love the details on the curtains and glad you are back and safe!

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  5. The curtains look great! Love that you picked them up in your travels, always fun to have items in your home that are meaningful and you can't purchase at a big box store. More importantly, glad to hear you are safe and back to blogging. Sounds like you had a busy month and were taking care of others and sharing what you had. Blessings to you friend!

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  6. Fabulous Lisa, but I still get blown away with your stenciled dining room that I pinned. Youre amazing. Love the authentic Indian fabric and trim!
    Happy Holidays!
    xo Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  7. Once you pointed out how the gold trim hits at different heights I could see it, but because you have "tiered" that line symmetrically on both sides of the window it reads as a design detail instead of construction issue; great solution :) Love the delicate nature of the curtains and the glam details of gold and crystal. Good luck getting back into your routine and so glad you are OK and posting again. Robin

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  8. I love the curtains and the trim you added is beautiful! I'm happy you're back! Great pics!

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  9. Your curtains are wonderful and adore the trim...such a great way to make them special!

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  10. The beaded trim is soooooo lovely! Great staging too (w/flowers, etc).

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  11. Lovely!! The pics look amazing. Great job.

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  12. Great fix with the trim, it adds the perfect touch! And yay for a new camera...you're doing great so far! Your room looks really pretty.

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  13. The uneven lengths made for a happy accident, because they look just gorgeous with the addition of the sparkly trim. What a beautiful room!

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  14. The beading is amazing! I am glad to hear you are ok! Glad to have you back!

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  15. Glad you're back Lisa, I missed you! Great idea to add the beaded trim, it's such a pretty detail. Your room is gorgeous with your stenciled wall, too!

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  16. Love the idea of adding the beaded trim! Had I been in your place, I would have cried for not checking the length at the store, then would have planned to do something about it and then dumped it in some corner and completely forgot about it!!

    I love to be here in blogland.. and draw inspiration from wonderful people like you!!

    Hope you had a pleasant stay in India... the best season to be here!

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  17. I'm so glad to hear you and your family were safe and your dining room is looking absolutely lovely! Can't wait to see the restults of your spraypainting adventures with the thrift store glasses too - I've done a project like that before and it looks great :) xx

    Anna (My Design Ethos)

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