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January 23, 2010

Vintage Crafty Saturday – Vintage Pinch-Pleat Curtains In The Craft Room

I should extend that title to “Make Me Realize I Have Yet Another Project To Finish”.

So, the new craft room has been coming along pretty well.  I am mostly just arranging furniture now and starting to move some of the big tables and things into place.  I have to pick out my carpet still and I also have to wash some storage shelves with bleach water, but I decided to do some of the fun decorating before that just for the heck of it.

I pulled some vintage curtains out that I had picked up at the local Salvation Army without any real plan of where they might go.  Now I had something to do with them. I just had to figure out which set I wanted.

The windows in the craft room have this strange hardware over them.

There are three of these circles on the ceiling above every window in the basement.  One on either side of the window, and then one in the middle.  I have never seen window hardware like this before, but I assume there was a rod or something that went through the little bracket, and then you were able to hang a curtain on it.  If anyone out there knows exactly how to do it, let me know.

I made do with threading a string through it so I could hang the pleat hooks on it, since both sets of curtains I bought had hooks.  Then I just had to make a choice.  The shorter set with the green and blue ovals.

Or the long blue and whites with the pyramids.

Here you can see the difference in a side by side comparison.  The shorter ones are all wrinkley from being trapped in a bag for so long.  You have to excuse them.

So, after much discussing with Tom, I decided on the longer pyramid drapes.  Only to realize something after they were up.

One side is significantly shorter than the other.

After a few minutes of swearing, I started to set up my sewing machine table.  I suppose bleaching the shelves can wait…

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4 Responses to Vintage Crafty Saturday – Vintage Pinch-Pleat Curtains In The Craft Room

  1. Sara in AZ Reply

    January 23, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Hey, I remember those shorter curtains from when I saw you this summer! I still like them, but the longer ones look good too. That is tooooo funny that one is longer than the other. I know what you mean about projects, I get to feeling overwhelmed sometimes at the amount of things I want to get done. And, I have never before in my life seen that kind of drapery hardware!

  2. Wanda @ Just Vintage Reply

    January 23, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Both curtains had cool patterns! That sound like my luck, too. One being shorter than the other. And seeing that *after* hanging them.

  3. Andrea Reply

    January 23, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    That is utterly bizzare that one curtain is longer than the other. I am completely and totally in love with the print on those curtains, though, they’re gorgeous!

  4. sablemable Reply

    January 24, 2010 at 11:16 am

    I just noticed the casement windows. Always liked them.

    The curtains are wonderful!

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