New Curtains for Christmas

Last summer, I took down the venetian blinds in the kitchen to give it a more open, airy look and repurposed some old lace panels to make curtains.

When fall came, I didn’t want to put the blinds up again but wanted a little more covering for the windows.  I found some wonderful reproduction feedsack fabric while in Ohio Amish Country and made some curtains that looked great with the autumn, Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations.

I really liked the curtains but I thought they might clash with all the bright reds and greens that go up at Christmas time, so once I again I made a set of curtains using white and red gingham.  They were the first things to go up in the kitchen before I began my holiday decorating.

They’re so bright and cheerful that they might be up until Valentine’s Day and into spring.

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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

13 thoughts on “New Curtains for Christmas”

  1. How cute those red and white ones are. My mother would have left them up year-round. She said a kitchen should be red and white or yellow and white. The end. LOL I keep blinds up on all the windows. The kitchen and the back door look out on my deck and woods, and I don’t have anything at all on them. One of these days. I think I have the blinds, just never put them up last year. I’m too lazy to make curtains, but yours look great! I like the feedsack material. I think that really was reproduced from a feedsack, because I think I have a piece like that.

  2. I thought decorating your kitchen for the season was impressive but I am in awe that you now have curtains for the season too! My favourite are the Autumnal ones though the Christmas set are incredibly cute. You have a wonderful view from your window.
    Abigail x

  3. Before I got to the end of your post I was also thinking these could stay up for several months since they don’t scream Christmas and yet they are perfect for the holiday…

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