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.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Kitchen Curtains

There once was kitchen curtains at Linderhof
But I can't remember how long ago that was.

They were replaced by some lace valences that I brought home from Germany
(along with those Easter eggs)

But those valences are long gone, too
And for more years than I can remember,
the kitchen windows at Linderhof

Were bare naked!

Plants on the windowsills
And for a while a small collection of mustard jars
But no window covering

Until recently . . . 
Curtains are homey
Especially lace curtains or crisp white ones.
(You can tell I grew up underprivileged with white curtains in almost every room)

And lurking upstairs in a box . . . 
Were some Battenberg lace curtains
(all I needed was the rods)
And so I got them out
And put them up --

Over the sink
(they frame the window and the greenery outside)

Over the stove
(they make the kitchen more "homey")

Keep checking back --
to see how long the curtains last in the kitchen!

But for now, I really like the look!
Especially the white and lace framing the terra cotta pot and green leafy plant!


Bernideen said...

That looks lovely! Very sweet and fresh!

Southerncook said...

Love your new curtains, I think they look fabulous.


susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Beautiful curtains! The filter the light so prettily.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Pretty! Very European looking. <3

LauraC said...

Absolutely beautiful! My sister used to have a whole line of windows behind a counter top in her old kitchen that had those curtains all the way across. She kept them closed, mostly, because the view was nothing good, but I always thought they were SO lovely.

Lottie said...

Love the curtains! Just beautiful!

Pondside said...

The curtains are very summery looking. I love the look.

Canadian Chickadee said...

The white curtains look lovely. Though I do like the look of uncurtained windows, as long as privacy isn't an issue. Currently I have blue and white French print toile valences in my kitchen, and roll down Roman shades of white canvas. Because privacy is very much an issue in there, and while I don't mind having the windows bare during the day, it creeps me out at night to think that someone could be out there in the dark, watching me through the windows.