Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Antique White For A Change

I recently came across some antique lace curtains while going through my stash of linens. Even though they are two different patterns, I like the antique white, and wondered what they would look like together in my dining room. 

They are both half curtains and not quite the same length. This panel isn't even straight anymore at the bottom. But I took an instant liking to the subtle difference from my matching whiter lace cafe curtains. The panels change the light, and the mis-matched old curtains give the room a sort of timeless feel.

(Seen enough eggs lately? Sorry! I use my beautiful quail eggs all year round!)

I don't know if I'll keep them hanging forever, or if my old lace will go up after a wash! But I'm enjoying the change. . . .

 Don't you love changing things up in the Spring?

Happy White Wednesday!


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Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Pretty vintage lace. Changes... I luv it and change quite often throughout the year actually.
Hugs, Gee

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Little changes are always nice around the house and your antique curtains are really sweet.

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

These are lovely,very cottagey. I don't mind the wobbly hem,it just adds to the look. x

val's alentejo said...

I think they look great with the quirky difference.. I would add a white satin border or frill..
I am looking for some white cotten curtains for my little kitchinette. ... I only want them half on the window.
White china always looks good on the table. I have some lovely Vista Alegre white.
happy week Jacqueline.

Collar City Brownstone said...

I love the look of the mismatched curtains and I do stuff like that all the time.

chateau chic said...

I love your quirky lace curtains! You make everything look like a work of art, Jacqueline. The white dishes, eggs, and the wonderful view of your patio!
Mary Alice

Victorian1885 said...

Your lace curtains look perfect to me! I love your style and extra touches you add to your home. Have a great week!


Jade Creative said...

Love the little antique curtains. Romantic!

On Crooked Creek said...

You, dear friend, may be on to something B I G!!! I love the subtle change in your curtains!!! I, too, keep some eggs out year 'round and love the nature element they bring to my decor...especially for "Mr. Ed", my personal Farmer Boy!!!
Having a friend over for Tea later this week to discuss some changes to the back deck and garden here On Crooked Creek! :)

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Jacqueline,

Lace on the windows are always my favorite. I love it and the quail eggs are gorgeous.
Wishing you a happy Wednesday,

Cynthia said...

What a lovely peaceful post. I adore those eggs and the lace curtains are very pretty and add a little romantic feel.


Sherry said...

I love lace panels of any sort! Your quail eggs are charming and I am on the hunt for one these dish drainers! Love it!

Tina Lou said...

Hi Jacqueline~
You have a gorgeous blog! I'm so glad that you came by my blog so that I was able to find you! I could stay here all day. And I will never tire of quail eggs. ;)

Barbara Lilian said...

The change with lace panels is a brilliant idea, I'm all for change, even if it's just little things. The quail eggs look lovely any time, so don't get rid of those.

Carolyn said...

I do love changing things up too! Love the quail eggs and the lace curtains.


Judy Biggerstaff said...

Beautiful post as always, small changes make such beautiful vignettes. Love the quail egg, my husband and dad used to hunt quail but not so many around now.

ImSoVintage said...

I love that you used two different curtains. Great cottage feel.


Haworth said...

I do love changing things in Spring, Jacqueline. It's difficult to 'lighten' an English cottage filled with jewel tones and heavy furniture, but your photos are always such an inspiration. I love your "mismatched" lace panels... they look beautiful on your windows and diffuse the light so prettily. And look at that lovely view of your patio! (A friend brought me 3 boiled quail eggs only last month. I was a bit nervous to try them but they were delicious... although I hated to open them, they were so pretty!)

The French Hutch said...

Love the white lace and your all white. My next house will be all white! So lovely.
Happy Spring........

The French Hutch

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I think they are perfectly imperfect! It looks like an old farm house, I am sure they were glad then to have any curtains!!


8)(8 said...

I like it.

Beautiful photographs!

Ellie said...

I am thrilled that you used two different lace panels together. I have a sunroom with 13 windows. Have always loved and collected old and new lace panels. I certainly didn't want matchy - matchy so I used what I had. Some were short and some long, some full and some skimpy, both creams and whites, panels were each really different, etc. And I love the window coverings in my sunroom. I also get many compliments. How expensive, and boring, it would be if they were all the same.

Thanks for sharing.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Beautiful, beautiful whites, J!

I always love visiting your blog.

And I ADORE your quail eggs!

Have wonderful weekend!

Carol Cook said...

I saw some napkins at an antique mart this week that made me think of you. They were so sweet and a set of 8 was only $24. I would have bought them, but I was buying some Annie Sloan paint and a few other items.

In my desire to have beautiful linens like yours, I made two different sets of white placemats. I made simple white placemats with fringed edges and I made some oval quilt placemats with crocheted edges.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

So beautiful!!!

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