Sunday, January 20, 2013

Curtains for my SweetHeart Kitchen

I've been on a mission in looking for curtains for my Sweetheart Kitchen for over 2 months. 
I tried WalMart, Target, and any and all stores in the area
and could find nothing that really spoke to me and that I had to have. 

I finally did find something at Anna's Linens and it would have cost me over
300 bucks for the three windows in the kitchen alone!
Wayyyyy too much money for me to spend and besides I LOVE a good challenge. 
 I knew patience would play out and my windows have had no curtains on them for a while, 

I am an avid thrift store shopper and when I saw these white cotton curtains with
pineapple lace my heart started beating fast. 
They were so new and I don't think they were ever used. 
They still felt like they had the sizing on them that comes on them when they come
off the bolt and are sewed. 
When I got them home I threw them in the wash and they still looked
great with very little wrinkle. 
I just had to lightly press them.

(click on photos for a larger view!)
The best thing about them?  Well, really 2 things! 
Okay~  3 things! 
I love them! 
They only cost 6 bucks!
I am completely satisfied with them and how they look in comparison~ 
even to the curtains that I 'could' have got at the expensive price tag! 
I am so glad patience won out and that my windows have been bare! 
I really wanted to stay true to the 'feel' of the home and the era that it portrays and these really do! 
I love my new Curtains!

Next, we're looking for new venetian blinds in white or cream. 
We've been all over the place looking for the correct measurements and can't find them. 
We're trying to buy store bought and not custom made to save some money.   

The Thrifty Groove
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  1. I love this site you made. I like being a part of your life even though we are so far apart. I was telling my friend the other day how much I miss our church. I wish I could hear you playing your guitar and singing. You should post yourself on the guitar. I am sure all your friends would enjoy it. Jon is so lonely in Korea. He said he is not a social butterfly like me. I met some many wonderful people in Korea. I am glad I found you and the pastor. God Bless your new home.

    1. I so miss you Renee! I know the meaning of what a true friend is~ you were there in a great time of need and I (we) can never thank you enough!

      Will you be joining John soon? I sure hope so and know that he misses you dearly!


  2. They look wonderful and what a great bargain! I love when I find things like this that I have been looking for at the thrift store! Thank you for sharing at TTF. have a fantastic day!

  3. I love great deals especially when they come out so beautiful.

    I'm having a STRUT YOUR STUFF Social hop. I'd love for you to hop on over, grab a button and come show off your best projects. Or, just come link up your blog!!

    I'm also looking for Pinterest Pinners to feature every week. If you are on Pinterest and are interested in being featured come link up! Who knows you might meet some other great pinners and gain a few great ideas.

  4. Hi there! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment :)
    Your blog is so charming and warm -love it! Your rolling pin is too cute...I think I will have to make my mom one, and your curtains are fabulous. By the way, did you make the heart rug? It's adorable!
    Your recipes look delicious, especially the overnight french toast - wish I had some right now :)

    Have a great day!


  5. Hello!
    I found you from the Mop it up Mondays link up. I would love to have you come share your post with my readers over at Sassy Little Lady’s Show and Tell Saturday. Hope to see you there!


  6. Thank you so much for stopping by!

  7. Thanks for stopping by Kathie!!!

  8. Your curtains are perfect and adorable. And what a bargain!

  9. Thank you Lisa!!! I love them too!

  10. I’m glad you found the perfect curtain for your kitchen window, Lil! On to washing and ironing curtains, there are certain fabrics that can be easily washed and ironed. You just have to check on their labels or ask the manufacturer whether the fabric you chose is suitable for this type of cleaning. Otherwise, there are other ways to clean curtains, like steam washing.

    Roxie Tenner

  11. Thank you Roxie for stopping by! The ones I found are great quality and wash and wear but, I've got to admit, I love to iron them out before hanging!

  12. Hi, I love the curtains, I made some for my kitchen yesterday, dark blue gingham in the same style with red gingham tie-back and a sunflower on each tie-back, 80% (including hubby) are umming and aahing about them, I love them.
    South Africa

    1. I'd love to see your gingham curtains Dayle! They sound great! I so appreciate you stopping by!!!

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