On Sat, Dec 26, 2015 at 10:12:19AM -0800, Lavolta Press wrote: > In terms of what I'm doing, right now it's making drapes. Or more like, buy > curtain rods, return half of them because they're theoretically Arts & > Crafts style but they're ugly, buy more rods. Buy brass electrical plates, > return half of them because they are a lovely Art Nouveau style but > oversized so would overlap the baseboards, buy smaller ones. Order swatches > for curtain material, half haven't arrived because the fabric store owners > are busy this season. Meanwhile, kitchen contractor goes on vacation for two > weeks. We won't actually be moving to Sacramento till March at this rate. > > On the bright side, I found out that if you want more or less Victorian lace > drapes (I'm not claiming 100% accuracy), try those Quaker Lace brand > tablecloths that are all over eBay and Etsy every day, often at low prices. > You can easily get them in 100% cotton. Just sew on curtain rings. Many of > the expensive repro Victorian curtains actually look like tablecloths, with > a large central motif and borders all around. Matching the shade of > off-white for several windows in a room is a trick but can be done.
I haven't ordered anything from him, but he's well known in social dance circles so some of you may know him too: http://www.burrows.com/ He's done work at the MFA in Boston, tv shows, the list goes on. Beautiful photos on the website and facebook... I don't know my Victorian lace curtains, but would be willing to bet these aren't the tablecloth variety. Fran, I expect you know about them already, but in case not, Rejuvenation and Lee Valley both sell hardware that might be of interest. Christine _______________________________________________ h-costume mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://mail.indra.com/mailman/listinfo/h-costume