I've had a long time love affair with ironstone pitchers.
I've been given a few as gifts. And the rest I collected from auctions and garage sales. And I must say, I don't recall spending over $20 on any of them.
Most were around the $5-10 mark...because I prefer crazing, cracks and chips. Yup that's me.
I gathered them up the other day. And when I stood back to snap a few pictures of them, I realized how bare the windows look. I'm really not a fan of curtains so hadn't gone about putting any up.
Brainstorm. Lightbulb. Whatever you want to call it!
Measured the windows...exactly 36 inches. Hmmm.
Dare I say lightbulb number 2?
I had two chunky yardsticks that very same length. Who'd a thunk it?!
Problem. The bottoms of some of the pitchers are, well, less than desireable to look at.
I just hung them at random lengths with burlap ribbon. Yum.
Now, as long as we're talking about curtains. Well, heck, I was on a roll...why mess with that!
So I decided to try that old trick, "make the windows look bigger by hanging the curtains to the side".
I used canvas painter's dropcloth. I've watched this in web-world and just love the look!
I used a 4' x 15' piece and simply cut it in half. I washed, dried, and pressed the raw edged over for the curtain clips. And since the other three sides were factory finished, no sewing involved. YAY.
There are a few wrinkles. But I have wrinkles too and my friends still like me.
And turns out there was a seam at the midpoint of one panel. Character, right?
They also didn't end up being either window length or floor length, but that will do for now, because I think there may soon be some changes to this wall anyway.
That will have to do for curtains for now. I'm exhausted. (wink)
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