And the Times (or rather “curtains”) are A-Changin’…

Well, I’m at it again. It’s time for new curtains here at Crow Cottage.

The curtains I have at the windows in the kitchen and eating area are old and fading. I made them myself. They are lined with a green plaid material so as to make them reversible tab curtains, but I never liked the way the plaid lines hung so the plaid has always pointed outwards. They are too short for the windows, too, and now that the cold weather is settling in here in the Northeast, I want new, vibrant, longer, draft-eliminating curtains at these large windows. Currently, this is what I have now:

Kitchen 9/26/03

02/08/04 Kitchen

That valance over the double window above the sink is huge, too. It is also lined with the green plaid and it’s about double the width of the two windows.

Miraculously enough, Country Curtains just sent me an email announcing they had some curtains on clearance! Oh Lucky Day. You may remember the caper of the living room curtains – the bold brick-red courderoy ones that I had all that trouble with in terms of the length, etc.? But they were such a bargain at Country Curtains. I love them, and they are up now for the winter and warming up the room just by way of the colour.


So after meticulously going through all the options available for the new curtains on clearance at the Country Curtains web site, I have settled on and have ordered these:

I am getting two valances (not the one shown above but a straight edged one) in the same fabric for over the windows by the sink, so I won’t be making that huge long valance myself. I would have made it myself except that when I checked their site for “material” in this particular fabric, they didn’t have it in the green so I had to go with the pre-made valances. That’s OK. Saves me a little trouble.

The curtains in the eating area are about 30 inches longer than I need them to be. So I will cut and hem them and use the extra fabric that I cut off to make smaller curtains for the back door which has a window on the top half of it.


Whitby Pictures

They should be here within a few days so I will keep you all abreast of my progress in that project.

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My new chair has not arrived yet. Yesterday when I was having a lie-in in bed, I thought I heard a big truck idling out front, so I had to jump out of bed pronto and get dressed at lightning speed (which for me now-a-days is about 10 minutes from start to finish), but by the time I got downstairs, there was no delivery truck anywhere. False alarm.

Until something new pops up here, catch you all later.



I think I could turn and live awhile with the animals…
They are so placid and self-contained,
I stand and look at them sometimes half the day long.

They do not sweat and whine about their condition,
They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins,
They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God,
Not one is dissatisfied… not one is demented with the mania of owning things,
Not one kneels to another nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago,
Not one is respectable or industrious over the whole earth.

~ [Walt Whitman, from “Leaves of Grass, No. 32”] ~

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6 Responses to And the Times (or rather “curtains”) are A-Changin’…

  1. Crochetlady says:

    I agree with TT, get into comfy clothes and lay down where it would be easy to get to the door quickly. You don’t want to miss delivery!! And the curtains look great!!


  2. Bex says:

    “JoyBoy” ? (smile) Hi Joe. Long time no see. I miss you. I am very new to Facebook. There is a little empty box on the “wall” page that you can reply to if you wish. Your page is more of a commercial page and mine is more of a personal page. I don’t know why they are different but they appear to be. You can just read my blogs – this is where I feel more comfortable anyway! Much love back atcha!


  3. JoyBoy says:

    It’s great to get such a candid look into Crow Cottage . . . I can see the continuity with 3 Maverick Ct. from so many years ago. You are a master of cottage warmth and charm Rebecca! Thanks for your messages . . . and how did you ever find our facebook page? You may be new to facebook but I don’t even know how to respond to you on it. I can do blogs so I was happy to find your links. Sending loving vibes right back your way and to your husband too (Paul, right?). Perhaps we’ll all get together some day! Wouldn’t that be a little miracle?


  4. TopsyTurvy says:

    Nice curtains! I always did like the curtains at Country Curtains, so pretty.

    Whenever I’m expecting a delivery I get up earlier than usual and put on some extra comfy everyday clothes. Then I go back and lie down. That way I’m dressed but comfortable if/when the delivery person gets here.


  5. Bex says:

    Absolutely, Betty Lou. Absolutely. The time to do the little (and sometimes big) jobs that never even were considered before, during my working years. Time is such a gift. I treasure it now, more than ever.


  6. Betty Lou says:

    Isn’t it great to be retired & be able to do the things you didn’t have time to do while you were working? I like the looks of the new curtains.


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