Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Kitschy Corner

This summer in an attempt to keep the flies out I bought a bead curtain for the doors in my breakfast room. I have been struggling to devise a suitable window treatment for this room, something to provide a semblance of privacy whilst not blocking out too much light.

I know bead curtains might be regarded as dated or even naff and I never would have considered one as a window dressing, but over the weeks mine has grown on me and I really rather like it.

The beads are clear with a pearlised finish, and they do rather a good job of reflecting the light and brightening the area. I think they look quite kitschy.


In the centre I have hung a wire heart into which I tucked a few bits and pieces, plus the last of the lavender from my garden to dry.

A bit of sunshine helps too - currently my favourite place to sit!

16 comments:

  1. I have to confess I probably would've turned my nose up at the mention of a beaded curtain but oh how wrong I would've been!

    It looks absolutely perfect and so vintage-y and glamourous!

    Victoria xx

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  2. I would say ditto to Victoria - I have never bought beaded or plastic streamer like door curtains, but those lovely pearlised ones are perfect, they do not hide the lovely view into your garden - what a lovely place to breakfast! Elizabeth

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  3. Oooh no, I've always loved beaded curtains even though I don't own one. Yours looks totally fab!
    Hen x

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  4. What a beautiful space!!!! I love your beads...and that cute wire heart. What a fun way to dress up your doors.

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  5. Lucy your home is just so homely I can see why you love to sit here. A warm and inviting person like you would have a cosy home.
    cz

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  6. love the curtains, they look super.

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  7. What a gorgeous room!It looks so inviting! The curtain looks so pretty and shimmery!
    Rachel x

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  8. The bead curtains certainly works with the room. I didn't even know they were still around. Good for you :o)

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  9. Lucy, I like it, too. It looks wonderful. You put your special touch, and made it perfect.

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  10. Oh WOW, this is a great post & you have the most gorgeous site here. It's all perfect !

    Thank you and best wishes....

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  11. i really like it, it all looks such a pretty place. I just brought a pastel coloured 40s style ribbon fly curtain from a cheap junky shop of all places but it looks really retro and the light can still dance in. fliss xx

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  12. I would have never thought of it, but I surely do love the sweet bright look it gives the space.

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  13. are you coming to Shepton? Shall I bring your prize! Lizzie x

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  14. OOh I love beaded curtains, yours look great! What a good idea to keep thye flies out too.
    Isabelle x

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Lucy x