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FOR YOUR WINDOW: A CHERRY-BLOSSOM SWAG

on August 5, 2011

I have a confession to make. I really know nothing about curtains. Over my lifetime, I have sewn some, hung some and admired some, but I had never sold one until I launched For Your Windows. Thanks to the great manufacturer who custom makes the orders for our customers, I am learning a few things. 

This cherry-blossom swag was just shipped to a customer. Sure hope she likes it.

Before the end of the 1500’s, people used inside wooden shutters to keep light out, as well as the cold. Later, tapestry style curtains were used over doors, and they often matched wall hangings that decorated concrete walls . In France and Italy, fancy velvet curtains were seen adorning beds.

Eighteenth century England began using softer and lighter fabrics in pairs around windows. Swagging the fabric and using tassels or ornaments on the curtains also became popular. 

In the 1970’s, the English Country House styles became fashionable. The cherry-blossom swag in the picture is evidence that the style still works for the right window.

Makes me want an English Country House. Do you have a window that needs a pretty swag curtain? Check out the selection at our online store.


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