Sunday, March 14, 2010

corners of my home: dining room curtains

Finally! I'm thrilled to say that after seven years of living in this house we now have curtains in our dining room. I love them and am so excited. Sadly, Ken HATES curtains (that's why it took so long). I would be okay without the curtains indefinitely, but I got so sick and tired of the hot, unrelenting Southern California sun preventing me from enjoying a nice breakfast, lunch, cup of coffee or pot of tea at the table. The sun would totally get into my eyes and we literally had to play a game of musical chairs every daytime meal just to get positioned in the least sunny (pointy) corner of the table. (It didn't bother Ken so much--he's very work oriented and doesn't allow himself a leisurely weekend breakfast or cup of tea. I, on the other hand, am all about enjoying my egg and coffee on a Sunday). So Ken, thank you for agreeing to the curtains. I love them!
Okay, so here they are. What do you think?
The fabric is "Laurel Canyon" by Alexander Henry. It caught my eye immediately and I'm glad I went with my gut. I think it's beautiful. I got mine here (although I see it's out of stock now--probably because I bought so much!) They gave me great service and a very generous cut.
The curtains went up Saturday afternoon so Sunday was our first chance to try out a weekend (daytime) meal without the sun beating directly on us. Loved it!

22 comments:

Tammie said...

oh my they are gorgeous. i love the fabric. so bright and cheery without being overwhelming.

Daniela said...

The fabric you chose is wonderful :-)

Holly C. said...

Oh, I love them Mary Beth. They look great!

erin said...

perfect fabric choice for your curtains. Picking out curtain fabric is hard!

Kelly and Kelly said...

Seriously lovely curtains, they look great!!

Suzanne said...

I love the pattern on the fabric

Rain said...

They're perfect! I love the fabric you chose.

Fiona said...

These are beautiful. What a great fabric choice :)

Andrea said...

Lovely...I love the way the light filters through. I made living room curtains last fall...I found it really hard to measure and cut (straight) such huge lengths of fabric, but the results were so satisfying (despite all the litte errors that only I see/know about!)

Its_Lily said...

Oooh, those curtains were so worth the wait, don't you think?

Kristen said...

Oh Mary Beth - they are BEAUTIFUL!

melissa s. said...

they are beautiful! I just recovered my couch pillows with this same fabric and love it. perfect for curtains!

lisarenata said...

I love them. And the fabric is so earthly beautiful!

CHILDHOOD MAGIC said...

I love it!!!

Jenna said...

I love that fabric...and it looks like they make perfect curtains for your room. The trees remind me of your soft sculpture trees you made a while ago.
Enjoy those breakfasts and tea times now!!!!
<3

cakesniffer said...

Oh they are fantastic! What gorgeous fabric. Looks like they were worth the 7 year wait!

Redbeet Mama said...

They look so revitalizing to the room.

L, N

Redbeet Mama said...

They look so revitalizing to the room.

L, N

Little Island In The Med said...

Isn't it funny, my husband loves curtains (and keeps going on about the ones I haven't made yet - oops!) but I hate them. I'd rather have the sun blasting through the windows no matter how hot!

Cole said...

They look amazing! good for you and what a great fabric choice :)

Peggy said...

I just wandered onto your blog and I have to say that I love your curtains. You've totally inspired me to put curtains in my kitchen. Thanks!

Lina said...

I love the fabric Mary Beth, so relaxed and light. I couldn't do without curtains!