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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Ahhh...finishing things is just wonderful!

I finally finished our living room curtains!!!
My feels so good to have them hanging
and to have them finished.

I'm just so pleased with how they turned out...
just the right amount of toile border
on the drop cloth fabric panels.

We don't have a frou-frou living room ~
it's very "cabinet of curiosites" and I just wanted to keep
them very stream-lined but elegant as well.

Now. All I need is a gorgeous new leather sofa and I'll make
some soft feather pillows to go with!

I sewed this beautiful skirted table about 12 years ago from a wonderful old
matelasse (Bates) bedspread and the topper
is the exact same fabric (Waverly cream and tan toile)
as the borders on the panels!
I even re-purposed the trim from the old bedspread
and added it to the edge of the topper!

I had this skirted table in my very first antique store "Red Rooster Antiques"...
Noah was about three or four years old....
Sept. 11th happened and my first little store was history.
The table has endured though and followed us as I love it so much ~

More art...the one nearest the window I put together from wonderful found objects.
I don't know if you remember the two bubble glass ovals we found recently
while out junkin' but I want to add them to either side of the lamp
filled with amazing old things!!!
My motto is that a wall is meant to be filled with 
things that you LOVE.

The shot below is from the doorway of our foyer ~
Not all is perfect...
but just perfect for us.

Thank you always, always for stopping by to see what I'm up to
and especially for your precious comments!

Wishing you a WONDERFUL Tuesday my sweet, sweet friends....

hugs and love,


Romeo said...

YEH!!!!! Good for you! I knew you'd get it done sooner rather than later. Things like that can make you nuts until you get it done. Oh wait, that's just me ;) They look great Dawn!!!! And love your living room just the way it is. A leather sofa would be lovely but having priced them for our living room.....well better save your money for a while! Although it will look great with your "curiosities" type room!


"her" and Romeo

Diane said...

Oh... your living room is lovely. Like a picture from a magazine! And your curtains really look great! xoxo Diane

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Nice job on the curtains, Dawn. Your room has a great welcoming feel. I actually like the sofa you have, but I know it's different when you have to live with something. I can't tell you how many times I've recovered my sofa.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your living room is lovely, Dawn! Love the drapes and how nicely they hang. Also your side table and how you brought the toile over to it. I have two decorator round tables in my living room also that I've had for years {with glass on top}. I love 'em because they have a nice big surface for display and a lamp.

Theresa said...

Beautiful! Perfectly designed/sewn and they look absolutely gorgeous! Happy that you finished and now you can enjoy them for years to come:) Have a blessed day dear Dawn, HUGS!

Rowann Wilkerson said...

Your curtains look GREAT and just in time for Easter ! Have a Blessed one my friend.

Junkchiccottage said...

The curtains look great. So pretty in the room. Happy Easter.

Vee said...

Oh they look wonderful and they drape so beautifully and the toile touch is inspired. I enjoy a home like yours where the eye is kept moving from one delight to another. Beautiful room!

Lorrie said...

Great job on the curtains. It IS a wonderful feeling to finish something. I love the toile touches on your curtains.

Sheryl Means said...

The curtains look great and I love the fireplace displays. My husband is a hunter yet I generally don't like taxidermy, but the deer head looks great.

Sue @ Miss Phoebes Perch said...

The curtains look beautiful, and the living room looks so dreamy, soft, and comfortable! Great job sweet Dawn!!

Dorthe said...

They are looking beautiful hanging now, dearest friend.
And they make the room elegently looking, with the brown/beige tones.
I so love all your nests I found clicking your photoes bigger, sweet Dawn- :-) your decorations are lovely, and the collection on the wall fanatastic- like the table with white and green tones---just love it.
Hugs and love, Dorthe

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

What a welcoming and inviting space you've created! I love that skirted table and the way it looks in that corner -- very nice arrangements on it!

Erika said...

Dear Dawn,
your curtains are beautiful. The colors and all the things around them are an elegant and cozy arrangement. A wonderful place to be.
Sending hugs

Luvcreatincards said...

Dearest Dawn,

You always manage to work your magic on all the lovely creations you make, and that is why your curtails look wonderful in your beautiful home. A home that would certainly look the part in a Homes or a Stampington magazine. Thank you for letting us into see your delightful abode.
Warmest best wishes,

Lisa said...

Hey Sweetie,
Well you know how I feel about it all....LOVE! Now when you get tired of those drapes you can just pack them up & send them here because there are just enough for my living room:)


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