Walking down the second floor hall the other day, I glanced into the bathroom. The afternoon sun streamed through the battenburg lace curtains and even illuminated the nearby rose-covered shower curtain.
A light breeze made the curtains billow back and forth. Such a sight is one of the reasons summer is such a beloved season.
Washing the upstairs bathroom window, including the outside, became a very big chore this summer. The window is very high above the ground.
Because it's so old, it's hard to take apart but that's totally necessary in order to get the outside really clean.
Thank goodness for my husband who helped me tremendously and who was very patient while my perfectionism kicked in.
In my book, if windows are going to be washed, they need to be sparkling before being replaced.
Battenburg lace has always been a favorite of mine. A lace maker in America developed the lace and named it after the Battenburg region of Germany, according to the E. How website.
Apparently, the lace maker hoped the lace would become popular with Germany's elite residents. Well, I'm not German but it's very popular with me!
The windows in this house are very large and old. Sometimes finding the right curtains for them is very challenging. Luckily, I found the Battenburg cafe and valence. Both came from thrift shops and on entirely different occasions which was quite a lucky thing.
As for the shower curtain, we inherited it from the previous owners of this house.
While I usually replace all curtains, etc. , this shower curtain remained because it was so pretty.
The embossed pink roses sprinkled all over the gauzy material are greatly appealing. Each year the curtain is taken down and gets a thorough washing and ironing (no small chore).
Now if it had been a rainy day on the afternoon I happened to glance into the "necessary room," this particular post would never have happened.
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