Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Search for New Draperies for My Bedroom

I have been thinking about replacing my draperies in my master bedroom.
I got prices from The Silk Drapery Company on line and they sell by the panel
which turned out to be over $500 dollars, I could by the material and have them
made for less. At Ballard Design I looked at pretty white panels with a Greek key
in grey, with my designer discount, over $400. The curtains that I have now are
Chris Madden for JCP that I bought years ago when I first moved up here. They are
inter lined with flannel, white with embroidery and machine washable. They have served
their purpose with each move.

J C Penney still has a good selection of curtains, not always in the store, but on line and
delivered to the store for pick up. I bought pretty lined cafe curtains for my laundry room
in natural when I moved in here and love them. I have a client that wants black out shades
for her new home and they have them, they also still do blinds, cut to order. So, I needed to
head up to The Daytons Farmers Market to have a lamp prepaired and decided to head over
to Harrisonburg's  to Tuesday Morning and was shocked to find an unbelievable selection
of draperies. I found a pair of sheers I loved by Philby and Rowe and thought they would be
great for the bedroom. But then I saw these white brocade panels by Charisma on sale. So here is my plan....

Sorry the pictures are dark, it is the afternoon and I am to lazy to retake them. So my
plan is to have solid side panel on the side. This is the front of this house and I need
privacy and may need to close them if it is to cold out side. In the center I will have a
faux flat roman, right now it is the embroidered panels hanging on the rod. I want to get
valance rods for the sheers to hang at the top of the window and near the bottom to create
the look of a flat roman under the solid panels. The pair of solid drapes where $39.99 each
pair and then 20% off, they are heavy and quality fabric, the sheer pair cost $22.99, so in all
it was a great save for me and I love the change in the look.

Monday, September 10, 2018

New Fall Attire

I spent today getting my wardrobe ready for Fall and the new season coming up.
I spent to day organizing my clothing getting ready for Fall. I have filled a bag of
older clothes for Goodwill, I have a stash to list on Ebay and put the white jeans away
for another year. After my organizing, I ran over to TJ Maxx to look for some new accessories
and ended up with a cart full of goodies.
A pretty Vince Camuto Scarf, a Nanette Lepore wallet, Hue Tights in Purple and Black.
I picked up some new boots, I needed a black pair and a brown pair to replace old ones
that were either too worn or not comfortable to wear.

The brown are Unisa and very sporty with the buckle and the quilted back.
The black pair are Carlos Carlos Santana and will be prefect for work.
I also picked up some good traditional basics to help update my wardrobe. The plaid
vest is by British Khaki.
And the jeans are incredible, I tried on every jean in my drawer and eliminated the bad
ones from the good and added these three. I have found that what I feel the most  comfortable
in are super high rise and super skinny stretch jeans.
These will be the perfect colors for Fall, black, brown and denim by d. jeans. It feels
good to do a cleanse with my wardrobe and have a few new things to start out my transition
to a new season. We went from 90 degree days to the 60's, cold and a huge storm getting ready
to hit us, hello storm Florence.