Monday, September 12, 2011

Grain Sacks and Union Jacks





Here they are, just as promised.
After a few years of collecting I finally had enough to make these fabulously full drapes.
I added some of my favorite antique fabrics as the patches for covering the holes.
(this is a vintage gas station shammy found it a thrift shop back home for .10)
I put them up last night but thought, hey I would love to swag them. When I did it revealed the ugly outside. Houses here are built so close together that you can see straight into your neighbors place. Ick, or the horrible backyards of all the homes that are neglected.
I thought," how can I open my drapes to let some light in but not see the ugly outside?"
After seeing Shabby Chic blog this week, I had to try a Union Jack drape.
Using old silk curtains I had and scraps of misc. fabrics it all just came together.
I LOVE it.It makes the room so golden and hazy. With as much sun as we get here it is nice to block it all out and make it feel gloomy, yet elegant.
I have pictures of the drapes open and shut. there are a lot, but I got a few different lighting shots for you to see.
Enjoy.

14 comments:

stefanie said...

goodness those are gorgeous!!!! u know..everyone is going to want those!

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

So so lovely! You did an amazing job. I love old feed sacks and grainsacks... Have been making some pillows out of them, I would love enough to make curtains! Maybe that will be my collecting goal now...enough for curtains. I love the union jack curtain too ( you know how I just painted my union jack chair)! Love the union jacks shabby chic does, I was lucky to get one of their UJ pillows on sale last year :)

Vicki said...

These are just beautiful!

Tattered & Timeless said...

They turned out wonderful. I love them and have never seen any like them - you are ahead of the trends as always.
tammy

NuminosityBeads said...

That is so cool, I just love what you did, Amy and what a nice way to keep a collection together and making it special just for you guys.
xoxo Kim

Rhonda said...

Fabulous, dahling, fabulous!

diana kang said...

looks so cozy!! xx

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh my goodness! these are amaaaaazing amy! truly amaaaaazing!

ChiccaStyle said...

OMG, these are so beautiful!!!You're amazing honey!

Cylia said...

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Diana Mieczan said...

You did so well. They look amazing, darling:) Have a sunny Thursday morning. Muah

Soul Pretty said...

...Now that's clever...

vintageandart said...

How fantastic that you had an idea in mind for years and the patience to gather exactly what you needed. I absolutely love what you've done with them and doesn't the union jack just set it all off perfectly.
Clever you...

Gracefully Vintage said...

Love the use of the grain sacks-Darling...
Karryann