Hello sweet friends! It turned bitter cold, drop down to 6° and snowed last night. We were lucky that the snow didn’t give us any problem driving home from seeing the grandkids in WI. Its been snowing the last couple of hours. Last night we ran the fireplace in our bedroom all night to keep the chill at bay. As the weather dropped I knew I needed to put up some curtains in the kitchen nook area….vintage linen curtains.
During Christmas I hung vintage curtains up…
in the kitchen nook and the weather was so nice they didn’t need to be closed. The linen curtains were taken down the same time the rest of the decorations were.
As the temperatures dropped this week I knew curtains needed to be hung to keep out wind and cold. But I don’t really have any kitchen curtains except lace ones. They sure aren’t going to keep any cold out! I dug through my 16 drawers of vintage tablecloths and picked out two long ones and two shorter tablecloths.
Above the bookcase one of the vintage tablecloths was hung over the tension rod (all my curtain on hung on tension rods for flexibility). I’ve just started decorating the kitchen for winter so the shelves aren’t completed yet.
Some of my knit washcloths are stored on top of the French bottle rack and hung a vintage Winter cup collection on it too. The center one is a Currier & Ives Winter scene the other is a winter scene too and the cups were made in England.
A few of my vintage towels placed inside a metal basket. Our living area is decorated in a winter white but being a cottage girl needed to have a little bit more color in the kitchen.
On the other side of the window another vintage tablecloth hangs, and as you can see, I’m in the process of moving things around for a new vignette. But my main focus was getting up curtains. At night the tablecloths are pulled closed. In the photo you might be able to see the snow outside and was falling as the photos were taken.
Its a gloomy day with very little light coming through so photos aren’t the sharpest.
Added a few of my fabric balls in a rag bowl. Now you all should know by now that all linens, cups, tablecloths, fabric ball and rag basket are thrift store finds.
Longer tablecloths were hung over two other windows that drop to the floor. This tablecloth, as well as the next one are two of my favorite long tablecloths. I wish I ‘d taken a close up showing the very pretty & delicate pattern on it.
Hanging the curtains, vintage tablecloths, are easy to open and shut. As soon as I get up in the morning, no matter what curtain is hung are drawn back letting in as much light as the day provides.
Hot water heated to enjoy a morning cup of tea siting at the table, looking out onto the winter gardens. Its good to look at our garden in winter, observing the hardscape without anything in bloom. Is there enough Winter interest? Is the space functioning as planned?
Most of my gardens “adjustments” are inspired during winter. As I glanced out the windows this morning I’m inspired to make a change in, what I call, my “back gardens” which have never been shared before.
Maybe one day I’ll share them with you. Have a blessed day, and remember to simplify you life…..