This post, from January 2010, is one of my most popular and most “googled”!
Because I’ve received so many comments, emails and inquiries after I wrote that post, I thought I would repost and then add some new ideas. Lace curtains have been popular for so many years, both in this country and in Europe. Timeless appeal. But what, exactly, is it that makes them so appealing? They can go almost….anywhere. They will coordinate with all sorts of interior fabrics as they don’t necessarily have a “pattern” of their own. They provide privacy without being too opaque and blocking out light. They are pretty!
Here’s the entire post from over a year ago:
Lace curtains: now there’s a tricky subject! They can certainly bring to mind old, yellowed, why-don’t-you-take-them-down kind of curtains (usually seen in, dare I say, Grandmother’s house?). We were in an antique shop up in Vermont last summer where the owner had hung old, and I mean VERY old, lace curtains at some of the windows, and they were for sale. Well, these were really disgusting. They smelled of mildew; they were yellowed in a not so nice antique sort of way; the seams were totally frayed; and WHY anyone would actually pay for these was beyond me!
Then, we have the wonderful lace curtains […]