Finally!  I have photos of my awesome new kitchen curtains to share with you.  These were a long time coming consideringkitchen-curtains-partial-custom.jpg we painted the kitchen red last Summer! (Original post here and more here.) It took me a looooooong time to find the repro vintage fabric I wanted and then even longer to get all the fabrics and trims and design together. Now that they are done and up I am LOVING them!  Exactly what I envisioned.  My 17 year old seamstress did a fantastic job and now that she’s done I can actually recommend her to anyone else in the SoCal area!  I was keeping her all to myself until now.  LOL!


I found the repro vintage dishtowel fabric at Hart’s online thanks to the referral of a blog reader!  They were really great to deal with.  First I ordered several things to see what would really work and then I ordered all the yardage I needed of this particular pattern.  It’s 16″ wide with finished edges so you can just cut to length and hem as dishtowels.  I decided to cut it in half for the 8″ border at the bottom of my curtain panels.  The solid yellow is from Joann’s.  (I have a bunch left over so if anyone needs some I’ll sell it for less than I paid.)  All the ribbon, ric rac and black pom pom trim are from Fabric Barn in Long Beach.  Getting the buttons (72 of them) almost killed me.  I should have just ordered them, but didn’t want to wait 3 weeks, so trekked to 5 different Joann stores. 


More pics…


2 views of the banquette. 

 Above is the window that looks out to the front yard and street. 

Below is the smaller window that faces the driveway.

I plan to re-cover the banquette cushions, but don’t have fabric yet.


Bay window over the sink –  


The ribbon and button loops –  


and my favorite little detail is the black pom pom trim!  kitchen-curtains-valance-corner-custom.jpg 

If you’ve ever considered having a red kitchen, I’s say DO IT!  I absolutley adore mine!

I wanted to make a thank you card for Deanna, my seamstress.  I know she worked really hard on this project and I was excited to have just the perfect stamp set – Crafty Cuppie!  My card was inspired by the colors of my kitchen as I used elements from the TE Early Bird Key Ingredients from last year.  I believe Taylor has another kit coming soon featuring this paper line and I’m really glad because I sure do love it!

Cuppie was die cut with Spellbinders Labels 13.  I was a little on the fence about getting this particular set of nesties, but I’m so glad I did!  The fabric in the scene was paper-pieced with dp.  The cherry on Cuppie is from the Bright Smooth Bling pack…I ADORE that stuff…if you haven’t tried it, you NEED to!  The largest cream button is a Jenni Bowlin.  The trim I used was from TE, but I don’t see it in the store now.  I tend to hoard stuff for awhile before I use it.  LOL!



Thanks for stopping by.  I’ll be back tomorrow morning to play with the Baker’s Dozen in the Sneak Peeks for the upcoming Taylored Expressions release.  Soooooo much FUN stuff – please stop back!


15 Responses to “Kitchen Curtains and a Thank You”

  1. Vicki Chrisman Says:

    So darling!!!

  2. Linda Dunathan Says:

    So cute where can I order these bay window curtains?

  3. loricraig Says:

    OH for goodness sakes… I can’t wait to see these IRL in a few weeks. I know they look FABULOUS in your kitchen! I {heart} your kitchen. So, so cute! Your card is adorable!

  4. waterpixie Says:

    Oh, I LOVE IT! They turned out darling! She did a fabulous job and your kitchen is just charming!

  5. Shelley Says:

    WOW! It turned out to be SOOOO cute! I love the beautiful bright colors! 🙂

  6. Dawn Easton Says:

    FANTASTIC, Jami! Love your new curtains! She did a fabulous job…wow! Your card is super cute too!

  7. Carol Scheevel Says:

    Yeah!!!!!! “It is finished!” (I know, you waited until this week to put up this post just so the theme of “It is finished!” would work at Easter time, right???) Please pass along my kudos to Deanna! That’s a lot of perseverance for a 17 year old! Looks awesome.

  8. Karen Motz Says:

    These curtains look WONDERFUL Jami!!! They’re stunning with the red walls. It’s so easy to visualize your kitchen since I’ve seen it IRL, well that and you posted great photos too!!! And your card…totally adorable!!! 🙂

  9. Leslie Miller Says:

    Oh, my gosh, I feel like I’ve stepped into another era and I LOVE it! The curtains turned out beautiful. She did a fantastic job! And your card is so DANG cute! I was on the fence about these Nesties, too, but I finally ordered them. They look better on your card than I could have imagined.

  10. Lynn Mercurio Says:

    Well, aren’t these the most cheerful kitchen curtains. It sure makes it a place you don’t want to leave…not like I can drag myself away from the pantry anyway…lol

  11. Debra Says:

    Holy cow! The curtains are fabulous!!! Deanna did a wonderful job. LOVE your kitchen. Cute card too!!!

  12. savorthejourney Says:

    No wonder you’re lovin’ these new curtains! I am as well! What a darling & fresh look! Love the fabboo card today too!


  13. Susan Lankford Says:

    All I can say is “WOW” to Your kitchen, the curtains and espeically the colors! LOVE it! Susan

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    Bet it looks terrific.

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