I’ve longed for more places to put plants. I think plants make a house more cozy and homey feeling. I’ve always love my brother Jule’s house…he has lots of plants and has worked his kitchen window to be a happy home for them.
See how he put glass on the sills to extend them out so plants can sit in the sills? I love it. I also like how, in a way, the plants almost make things a little more private without having to have a lot of curtains.
I don’t like curtains. I really don’t like them at all beyond a little lace valance. I guess I’m a little different that way. I don’t like blinds…I don’t like window coverings. I don’t care if someone looks in my window and sees me sitting in my chair watching television. I don’t walk around my house naked so…it’s not a problem to me. The way our house is situated helps matters too. To the south is the neighbor’s garage, north a grape orchard, east the street and not even super close to my house and the west the alley.
For me, no curtains…no problem. Less decisions to make, less money to spend and mostly, they won’t hide my woodwork. I LOVE my woodwork.
I am so bad with curtains that people have actually come to our house and told us that they have curtains we could have until I get chance to buy some…um. Nope. It is a conscious decision for me…I have CHOSEN not to put curtains up. I can afford them. I have been choosing not to in the hopes that someday, somehow something will click that I like and the windows will have some type of treatment.
Well I think that’s finally happened…an idea clicked.
This is my kitchen window….the same one several people had told me not to have that I completely love and adore. When people criticized the idea, I almost thought of going with their idea. I am so thankful that I didn’t. Here it is in all of it’s glory with no curtain-just like it is every day.
I remembered I liked how my brother used plants in his window. Well I can’t put in glass to extend my sills. The childcare kiddos would demolish it all-glass and plants. I could however talk Hubby into making some cleats and getting glass cut for glass shelves to put in the top. I’ll have two glass shelves that will be at the top, inside the window casing for my African Violets. It’s a south window and violets aren’t a good plant for south windows but the neighbor has a tree in his backyard the limits a little of the sun. That should make it okay.
So this window is getting a window treatment….a valance of plants. Do you think this might cozy up the window and help people to realize that curtains simply aren’t my thing? I’m hoping to have an update on this soon as Hubby loved the idea and was quick with a tape measure and started making plans. We’ll see. Does that mean I get to buy more violets? YES!!