02 June 2021

Living Room Curtains

On my wish list for several years were new curtains for the living room.  Having not loved what I had in there for 8 years it was time to replace!  As I began my search, a few details that I was definate on were that they be a solid curtain and possibly made of linen. 

Etsy was the first place I decided to search, to my delight I found some almost immediately.  You all know that making a snap decision isn't me, I mulled it over from January to March then I ordered!  It took about 6 weeks for them to be made.  The curtains arrived a few weeks ago and I waited through countless weather days to get the curtains photographed so that they looked just right.  After giving up on the right lighting and Lightroom to edit I've decided to just post them and explain that this part of the house is difficult at best to photograph.

The etsy shop offered many lengths and widths along with blackout lining and regular drapery lining.  These do not have bump or weights, I think that is okay as they hang perfectly. The dimensions are 32x96 and have the regular drapery lining.  The Etsy shop is called Indulgence Fabric and it based out of northern New York.  

The color is called buttercream and the fabric is linen.  They really are quite lovely hanging, I couldn't be more pleased.  If you saw my instagram story a week or so ago you will know that they are very wrinkled as most all linen is.  The longer they have hung that seems to be better...better but not great.  I might need to consider a steamer at this point!


21 April 2021

National Jelly Bean Day

Tomorrow, April 22 is National Jelly Bean Day!  Often times I wonder who comes up with a day of tribute for any particular item but, a day to celebrate the Jelly Bean is okay by me!  I've always loved a jelly bean as does my family.  It seemed appropriate to create a menagerie of this delightful confection.

After a bit of research on the history of jelly beans, I discovered that the origins of the bean is unknown. It is believed to be a descendant of a mid eastern confection known as Turkish Delight that dates back to preBiblial times.  

Jelly Beans were often sold in pretty glass jars in general stores back in the 1800s.  To pay tribute to those days, I gathered a few pretty glass jars of my own to create a display. 

This particular jar was one of my maternal grandmother. As a child, I well recall this holding orange slices that both my Grandparents always enjoyed.  I regret not asking her where she got it and when. Since I am  55 I can on only guess that it is at least as old. Grandmother would be delighted to know that I'd taken a picture of something that was hers for all to see!

Weve had a few gloomy days this week, these bright and cheery colors sure do brighten the kitchen.

Happy National Jelly Bean Day!

Blogger templates by pipdig