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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Cabbage Rose Kitchen Curtains


I made these cafe curtains from a twin sheet for our yellow house kitchen. I do not sew other than hand sewing and embroidery. I used fusible webbing to hem the raw edges. I found the twin sheet, with cabbage roses, at the Catholic Thrift Store for two dollars. My previous Ikea black and white cafe curtains were also from that thrift store. I find terrific new and vintage linens there. These curtains are perfectly imperfect and will be  fine here for a while.


The blue painting I had here did not work so I hung this floral oil painting I found at another thrift store for ten dollars. Forgive my lack of sun as I quickly snapped these images in the little bit of sun we had yesterday. It has been raining for ages here.


A view from the kitchen island. It looks as if I am running a china shop. A cake pedestal for twenty dollars anyone?


I had fun with .99 cent pineapples from our new Aldi's. I place the rinds and core in a jar with water and refrigerate it and drink the juice after a couple of days.


 I found the cafe curtain clips at an estate sale on Saturday, new, for $1.50 a package.  I left the curtains this longer length so that I can raise and lower them. We watch birds and can easily see them when the curtains are in the middle of the window. Total cost for the simple sheet cafe curtains was five dollars.

Thank you for your encouraging comments on my food story in the last post.
 I shall post another food story this week.

Clovis and I traveled to the old house yesterday and all things here are tricky. 
It is difficult to post, comment, heck it may rain in the bedroom or pantry any minute.
 Life sweet life.

Linking @ Be Inspired

joy and peace
Olive


39 comments:

  1. Hi Olive. I love the pattern on those curtains. We are still getting so much rain over here as well - so miserable! The view from the kitchen island is really lovely. I adore all the things you have in the island. What a plus that was for that room. Sorry to hear that you have problems at the old house. Take care.

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  2. I love your curtains...so cheery! Looks like a beautiful room!

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  3. Olive, you did a wonderful job and they are just oh so gorgeous..... Hoping you get better weather soon, we are in the throws of winter and Spring won't come till May, a long ways away!

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  4. Hi Olive, First things first, I read your food story and I love it! I want to read the other one too. Now on to kitchen curtains. I love those too. The pattern looks like a RL design I used for a long time, till they wore out!
    I love this pattern for the kitchen, who wouldn't want roses in the kitchen. Love how you left them long so you can change the privacy issue when needed. Thanks for the Pineapple tip in water tip.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  5. I have always loved cabbage roses. To me there's just nothing prettier or more old fashioned. :)

    Do you know that we have an Aldi opening tomorrow. I'll have to go check it out. Their produce prices always catch my attention.

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  6. pretty, pretty..roses are some of my favorite prints...your kitchen island is looking good...and thanks for the tip about pineapple water...never thought of doing that....and since I haev some Aldi's pineapple...well...
    Mona

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  7. Love your cabbage roses curtains Olive!... and you kitchen looks so sunny and happy!... xoxo Julie Marie

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  8. I love your 'new' curtains. I have bed linens with big pink roses but I sure wish they made even more pretty sheets for our beds!

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  9. Love, love, love your new curtains. They look gorgeous.

    Judy

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  10. Dang..if we lived closer I would sneak over tonight and grab them! They would great in my kitchen. Well I just love what you did with them, smart girl!

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  11. what a great idea on the pineapple water. i need to try that. i love those curtains. i wish you well on your new adventure at being a antique / vintage shop? ha. ha!! ( :

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  12. Your curtains are beautiful, Olive! I love the cabbage roses and how you have them so you can raise and lower them. I'm glad to know someone uses the hemming tape besides me! Beautiful shots of your sunny kitchen!

    XO,
    Jane

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  13. The new curtains are perfect, Olive. One of the cutest shower curtains I ever had was made from a sheet. It was bandana print. I used it in my girls' bathroom. There was red ticking wallpaper and white tile. Loved that bathroom and so did my children.:-)

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  14. I think both curtain sets are charming, and very clever of you to make them.

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  15. aaahhh, cabbage roses, gorgeous curtains, my dear! Are those Ralph Lauren, it looks like my guest room sheet pattern. xoxo stay dry!

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  16. Such pretty curtains!! You find the best deals. Many of our thrift stores have shop prices.
    Mary Alice

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  17. I really like those curtains you made! I love how you hung them too. It's so cottagey that way. They fit that style house I think too. I use that fusible webbing too. Isn't it handy? I thik it does a great job quickly.

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  18. Beautiful curtains. I like the painting - it reminds me of one that my sister has from my grandmother.

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  19. Gorgeous fabric for your new curtains Olive-enjoy:@)

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  20. Those are so pretty and feminine. You and I sew alike.

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  21. I LOVE those curtains, the colors, floral print, just beautiful!!!!!!!

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  22. Your thrifted curtains are darling and looks so good in your space. Finding vintage lines is wonderful:) Love the idea for the pineapple to make juice with. Will have to try that sometime!

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  23. You are one talented
    mama : ) !!!

    Love that you submitted
    your story and YES, keep
    'em coming!

    xo Suzanne

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  24. I have always loved cabbage roses and your new curtains are so pretty. And how nice to be able to lower them to view the birds and yet raise them if you want to at night for privacy. I can see you're still having lots of fun styling the new island. So much fun!

    I have 3 patterns of cabbage roses going on in my bedroom!

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  25. LOVE-LOVE-LOVE!!!!!!!!!! Olive your cafe curtains made my heart beat faster. Your kitchen is beautiful and oh so bright and cheery.
    Did I already say LOVE???
    hugs from me...

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  26. Olive, you have such a beautiful kitchen. Your new cabbage roses curtains look perfect there.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  27. It looks like you live in a lovely English cottage. I love the simple unstructured cafe curtain look on your windows. I can't believe you made them without a sewing machine!

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  28. Beautiful new curtains!!!! And to think they were a sheet!?! Nonsense, they SHOULD be curtains. How very perceptive and thoughtful of you to rescue the dear things so they can live the life they truly deserve!!! Um, I don't think a china shop is a good idea....you know with Shelley and maybe Clovis ;) Just saying.

    Have a wonderful Valentines Day filled with love and kindness....and no raining inside the house (dare we ask?)

    Hugs and Purrs,

    "her" and Romeo

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  29. Your curtains turned out lovely, Olive! Love the floral pattern.

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  30. That encourages me to change up the lace curtains in my breakfast room , love the red cabbage rose sheets , you used

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  31. Your curtains are perfect! I never find sheets like that at my thrift. They're more of the "seen better days" variety. You need to make some cakes to fill up all your cake stands.

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  32. What fun florals for your window. We need the rain, but I would like a couple of days of sun so I could paint outside.

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  33. Your curtains are so pretty Olive, and can't believe you got it done for only $5.00!

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  34. Beautiful! Yay for you they are beautiful and wonderful and so happy for your windows. Love it!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  35. Pretty and cheerful curtains~what a wonderful kitchen too! Love your island that you made.

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  36. These are not only pretty the no sew method is quite clever! :)

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