Fixing Up the Sun Porch
This is where I have been having afternoon tea lately, and I have also been doing quite a bit of knitting out here. If I sit on the settee I can see my garden, which is small and glorious. And if I sit on the chair in the corner I can see Deering Avenue and all the people passing by. As you can see I hung lace curtains in the screened windows (on both sides, although you can only see one in this picture). I love the look of blowing lace curtains, it's so old fashioned and summery. But I am not so crazy about curtains blowing in my face while I'm trying to drink coffee so this is what i did. I made lace curtains that are flat, not gathered. And I fastened them on the top and both sides. So now they blow and belly in the wind without flapping. The rug is one I bought 10 years ago, of no particular value and without a single natural fiber in it. Therefore perfect for a screened porch where it will occasionally experience rain. The curtains are nylon lace and you could literally bury them in the ground for years without any trace of rot. Beautiful and indestructible. I love my natural fibers with great and unswerving loyalty, but there is a time and a place for polyester.
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