I keep forgetting to show you these pictures I took last fall of the valance I found on Etsy.
I was looking for something else and noticed a thumbprint of a fabric that made my heart cry out in joy. Old fabrics call my name anyway but before I even clicked on the small picture I knew I had to have it, whether I had a place for it or not.
It was described as "Set of 2 Vintage Country Kitchen Valance Horses Farmhouse Curtain 110" wide x 15/26" long. And they were only $27!
I decided that I needed a valance over the white cotton curtains over the kitchen sink that I pull only during midday when the sun is extra bright. I made them from a vintage sheet I bought almost 50 years ago at the Nashville Flea Market.
The handmade curtain valance has scenes of quaint old world farms and homes and a church. I love all the black horses and cows and that the border on the top and bottom of the valance is of two different plaids.
RH spent an hour getting it to hang just right. It was a good time to clean the top of the fridge also. After the valance was up he admitted that he really liked it.
Since there were two valances we hung the second one over the breakfast table, taking down the vintage red curtains that blocked too much of our view to the pond. It worked perfectly with my plan to have less red in the large breakfast/dining/sitting room and more blues and greens. But pictures of that another time.
Happy March, everyone! I don't think I've ever been more happy to welcome the month that Gladys Taber says is a patchwork quilt. I've enjoyed the touch of spring that RH's Valentine's Day tulip bulbs brought me, but just think what it will be like to see the spring bulbs blooming in the yard before too long!
We are still getting a few at a time of these sweet tiny double snowdrops.
It's the little things in life that give daily joy. Like tiny blooms from a Lilliputian world or an old valance you fall in love with.
Is there something you've fallen in love with lately that makes your heart leap in joy?