Thursday, October 21, 2010

another what is it.


i found this yesterday at the thrift shop. appears
to be a curtain? has these long strips sewn one on
back one on front. is this the way it would go?
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nandas said...

yep! thats it exactly... you have the best resale shop. you are always finding great things... and won't this be a perfect curtain for embellishment?

fabriquefantastique said...

I think it called a Roman blind?

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

Jan and you just bunch it up
like this?

grace Forrest~Maestas said...


Manya Maratou said...

it does look beautiful like this, whatever it is.

Jaxx said...

I agree with's a type of Roman shade.

kaite said...

long strips for you to gather it up, however you find it best to do so.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

Manya...yes. there is part of me
that has an urge to tea dye. but
the white is just so simple and
quiet. it will have to move to
a different window once the cold

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

Jaxx...i left you a message on your blog

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

kaite and everybody...well i googled roman blind and none i
saw were just cotton with these
great long "sashes"...the label
says made in india and actually,
it reminds me of how a window
might be covered there, kind of
haphazard billowy. i like it
cause it has a "feeling".

Emma Thomsen said...

Hi, I thought maybe you 'swagger' it up in loose folds rather than roll it. Very pretty, great find! ;)

twhIch aye said...

whatever it is, it's beautiful :)

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

Emma...yeah...i really didn't take
much time...that right hand side
is really bad. I'll try again
and do some folding.
thanks for offering your thoughts.

nandas said...

a roman blind usually has rings that the cord is threaded through and then it pulls itself up in soft pleats. this looks like a version of that and you can pleat it or just let it bunch.

T said...

what a great find, I like it this way, what sort of material is it?


yvette said...

it is what it is and becomes what you want.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

Yvette...did you see the comment
about the Komkommer??? i always
wonder if things just get lost
in this comment section...
and are right.
it is what it is.

Anonymous said...

this is great! you've found some great finds at that thrift shop of yours.

Martine said...

i dont like shopping at all but thriftshopping is another story.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

Martine, i have not bought one
single article of clothing anywhere
other than the local thriftshop
in 15 years..except underpants.
and i have been content!

Anonymous said...

when teaching here in Alb. i usually purchased my
"back to school" clothes at my favorite thrift store.
there is where treasures are found!

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

Hi! Christina! does this mean
you've done it??? Blog???
is it Savers?
What a great surprise to see you
here...Thank You for coming!

Anonymous said...

YES! to Savers.........
"not yet" to blog.
can't get the feel for a blogname

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

Cristina...oh wow.
about every 6 months, my daughter
and I (she's in Peralta) make a
b line to Savers. She looks for
work cloths, i look for stuff to
cut up.
about blog names, i have such
strong distinct visual memories
of your Tia's quilt on the fence
or line at your the
sun, the coyote fence in the
background, can SEE the ditch
running clear in the back ground
where was that? maybe South Valley? maybe find a name from
your location...albuquerque is
such a layered beauty of a city/
world. or a name from your auntie's world?
i am really looking forward to
you getting it going because i
want to look at all those pictures
i remember when you washed it and
were thrilled how the washing
softened everything, married it.
OH....this is really great!
THANK YOU for sharing this here!