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Sunday, April 18, 2010


I was in Cost Plus yesterday looking for a new outdoor rug for my patio. I of course had to walk around and look at all the little pretties they have. When I shop I always look at items from a design perspective, not just from an, ”I want that for me perspective.”  I saw these window panels that I thought had such a current look. They are a cotton sheer voile with a jute string going horizontally to create a subtle striped affect. They come in an ivory which is just a soft white and a silver blue/green and a plum. The white and the blue are what caught my eye. I know how many homeowners are loving the burlap look that has been so popular the last few years or more. I think this would be a subtle way of introducing that texture without being over done. I wish the picture gave them justice. They truly look much better in person and are well worth taking a closer look at in the store…….
You can find them here and for $9.99 a panel I think for  a summer look they could give some freshness to a room.
This next panel is not on sale but at $24.99 I thought it was well worth the price. It reminded me of something you might see from Anthropologie for half the price…….
I love the little lime colored bird on this panel. It is appliquéd and it looks more expensive in person than in the picture.  Well worth going to look at in the store.
Just to let you know, I did not find my rug so I am still on the hunt . I am suppose to be outside as I am typing this planting a little ground cover in the back and cleaning off the front porch. Can we all say, PROCRASTINATOR!!!!
Have a wonderful Sunday!
Enjoy the Process” Of: Adding a little Spring/Summer freshness to your rooms.


Susie @ Maddie G Designs said...

I especially love the 2nd panels. Reminds me slightly of the new Thomas Paul 2 fabrics for Duralee. My only complaint is that I am not a huge fan of tabbed drapes as they don't slide as well for me. But, at these prices I think I could probably get over that.

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

That is what makes Sunday so relaxing......a day of allowed procrastination.The drape find is great......especially the aqua ones. XO

Allie and Pattie said...

Kathysue, I have to show these to my daughter who's trying to come up with a mini redo of her room.Now to find a Cost Plus! Fabulous!
xoxo Pattie

aneyefordetail said...

I agree with Susie: not a big fan of tabbed curtains....I have cut off the tabs (be careful!) and used the small tunnel below that to insert into the curtain rod! Works well...

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

You are a machine, girlfriend ! You've accomplished so much today...I really feel like a slug! Your yard must be amazing....one really good thing about living in California, I'm sure. I love the fern...it looks like it might come and get you and your coffee cup one morning! I'm glad you had a great day in the garden....rain and ugly in Texas today. And a BIG thank you for your kind comments on my blog. You encourage me!