Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Roses and More Roses

Our Master Bedroom was papered when we bought Linderhof-- in a sweet print/stripe of pink roses with caramels, beige and a bit of blue.

It's a bit unconventional for a MASTER bedroom -- more of a MISTRESS bedroom but it is good quality paper and Husband Jim doesn't mind sleeping in a roomful of roses.

I've struggled with curtains for the room -- from to the floor lace ones, a burgundy phase (what was I thinking), and these caramel ones that actually belonged to the sunroom next door.

My dressing room with the caramel curtains.
The bedroom with the caramel curtains (and Oliver supervising).
And you can see the touches of the caramel curtains on either side of the fireplace.

But then we were shopping on Friday and went to a JC Penney catalog outlet store. I wasn't SEARCHING for new curtains for the Master -- but in the back of my head was the idea that I would like to get new curtains for the three windows. And there, on a rack were these wonderful rose curtains that reminded me so of English chintz. A bit of the Bennison roses that Cote de Texas fancies.

The BAD thing about living in an old house is that there are usually more than one or two windows per room. And shopping outlet stores, often there are two pairs but never more than . . .

There seemed to be a lot of panels and upon taking them off one by one each read the required 84 inches . . there were three, four, five and finally six! Just the number I needed. They were originally $70 per panel, marked down to $32 and that day everything was 66% off and thus I got all six panels for just over $70 including tax!

I couldn't wait to change them out . . .

The dressing room with the new rose curtains.
The two windows on each side of the fireplace with the new curtains.
The window to the right of the fireplace with the Belgian chair and the new curtains.
In celebration of roses on the window treatments as well as on the walls and some of the upholstery, I felt that I needed REAL roses in the bedroom . . . . a bouquet on the table beside the chaise.
And another bouquet on the table beside the bed. Amazingly, they are fragrant roses as well.

I do love these chintzy flowered curtains and feel that I finally "got it right" as far as Master Bedroom window treatments are concerned.

It's Monday and time for Met Monday so please join Susan at Between Naps on the Porch to see the other transformations this Monday.


JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh my - those curtains - they are just perfect - and what luck to find so many of them. We got a bead curtain for the doorway into the master bedroom from Penneys outlet - just our luck - marked down from "the sky is the limit" to 4.99 - and they dazzle me everytime I look at them.

Michelle said...

Great deal on the curtains and I think Penny's has just about the best selection of sheers and the best prices too.

The new curtains look great!

Nancy Yoakum said...

I'm so happy that you found something you love, and what a price! That makes it even better.
Your home is so lovely Martha, I just loved being able to see it in person. Your roses are just beautiful! What a nice treat

Anonymous said...

Congratulations for finding such a great bargain on your lovely new curtains!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Pondside said...

The combination of bargain and just-exactly-what-was-needed is irresistable. Everyone should get to sleep in a rose bower!

Brabourne Farm said...

Your curtains are gorgeous - just love all the roses! Leigh

susan said...

I love the new curtains, but what caught my eye was the gorgeous lamp on the bedside table--had to enlarge for a better look! Your bedroom and dressing room are very beautiful!

Anne Marie said...

those curtains fit your personality much better! and what an absolutely lovely respite your master bedroom is! mine needs some tlc!

santamaker said...

Those are gorgeous curtains, they make the room!

Southerncook said...

Your new cabbage rose drapes look perfect for your bedroom. Love them.


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Signing Out said...

The curtains are beautiful and what a deal! I love it when I find deals like that.

I have to tell you, though, I just love your bedroom! It's so romantic!


kathleen said...

That's wonderful. Isn't is satisfying to finally find just the right thing for a room.

Oliver is adorable.

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a beautiful master bedroom with the fireplace. You are fortunate your husband let you keep the rose paper, I wouldn't have been so lucky. Congratulations on finding the perfect curtains at the perfect price.

Carrie said...

How wonderful to find all those curtain panels in such a lovely rose pattern!

Kammy said...

So elegant ! Love your roses and roses ! I can imagine the lovely smell from the roses in your beautiful bedroom !

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