Barn Curtains

January 14, 2012


Though I don’t think I’ve ever made a specific post about them, when we got new windows I went the cheap-n-easy route of using tension rods, curtain clips and tea towels as curtains. (You can see them behind Lloyd here.) They turned out to be the perfect size, and saved me a heap of bad sewing and fist-shaking.

Well, back in December Lloyd received a present in the mail from his Aunt Margie – a box full of tea towels that she had embroidered with different barns! It was accompanied by a lovely hand-written letter, a rarity these days. Lloyd admired them and then said, “They’re too pretty to use.”

I disagree. As tea towels, yes. As new curtains, no!

I love them!

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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11 Responses to “Barn Curtains”

  1. Kitt Said on:

    I rate this post “excellent.”


  2. Mary Ellen Said on:



  3. Beth Said on:

    Those are AWESOME!

    Dear Aunt Margie, do you do cats? I like cats. Or flowers? I like flowers, too.
    Love, Beth


  4. Lauren's dad Said on:

    I agree with my intelligent son-in-law; tea towels are too pretty to use!


  5. Peggy Said on:

    Beautiful and what awesome talent!

    I’m not very good with a needle & thread, but I used to paint shirts back in the 80’s when that was the thing. Do they still sell fabric paint? Maybe I’ll try making me some new curtains.


  6. John and Kate Brady Said on:

    If you’re lucky enough to have an Aunt Margie who embroiders tea towels for you . . . then you’re lucky enough.


  7. Brad Said on:

    Towels in the window? Are those called turtains?


  8. Kris Said on:

    I love the look! Simple, clean… yet conversation-starting too!


  9. Kristi Said on:

    Does Aunt Margie know that her tea towels have become curtains?


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