February 12, 2009

Oh la la

Last week, Mark and I discovered Royal T, a charming antique/home decor store in Bend.  I'd been thinking about these velvet drapes ever since. Yesterday, I met the owner of the store to look them over again and they came home with me. They are from Paris, turn of the 20th century. I adore them.


I decided to use them to hide the utilitarian shower stall in the master bath. I have them hung over the stall to see how they'll look. Mark has figured out a way to create a bar with rings to hang the drapes from so they'll be easy to slide allowing entry to the glass door. Have I mentioned lately how handy it is to be married to an artist blacksmith?




Let me know if you're interested in purchasing the remaining pieces to this beautiful set.  I have two more drapes (11' long by 4' wide), two valances (76" x 24" and 137" x 24"), and a 70" x 70" square piece...all with that gorgeous detailing.

27 comments:

willow said...

I am green with envy!! So absolutely gorgeous. When you're tired of them, just box them up and send them to the manor!

Donna said...

Absolument exquis!!! Good for you for stimulating the economy. Now, can Mark find a way to keep the moisture from damaging the velvet fabric? Grosses Bises! (Big Kisses)

High Desert Diva said...

I'm only slightly concerned about moisture. We have a good fan, and there isn't a door on the bathroom so circulation is quite good.

The shower stall will protect the fabric from getting directly wet....we'll see....all in the name of beauty you know!

Hi ! I'm Cindy said...

Beautiful!! Much more beautiful than an ugly shower!!

I looked at Mark's work on his website......LUCKY YOU!! Yes, very handy indeed!

Lover of Life said...

They're beautiful! By the way, I love Bend.

Fog and Thistle said...

Really beautiful and I agree, it's great to have a handy husband who can create the things we need!

Jenn said...

Ooh what an elegant addition to the master bathroom! The two of you together, with Mark's amazing metal skills and your sophisticated eye, are an amazing team! Can't wait to see what he comes up with.

Waterstone Jewelry said...

Oh my gosh, they are to die for. You lucky thing!

Country Girl said...

These would go really well in my place, too. Awesome.

My {S.T.U.F.F.} :: said...

Velvet...I {luv} the rich feel + look of velvet. The detail is exquisite.

What a find!

M.Kate said...

Beautiful, love the details.

Helen said...

I'm going to have to check out Royal T you must know .... gads, we have Toomies food often with no consequences ..... sorry!

Lisa B. said...

Those are amazing drapes! What a great idea to use them like that!!

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

Wow! What a find! These are gorgeous!

Rosebud Collection said...

Beautiful..what work.

jewelstreet said...

Seriously?! Where do you find the most fantastic items in the world?! Can I just give you money and you can go shopping for me? I really feel like I live in the backwoods now. lol.

littlebyrd said...

Oh Wow! I am so happy you went back and bought them for your house! Beautiful!!! And great idea for using on the shower. I was thinking the same thing you wrote - lucky to have someone creative and handy around to help with these ideas we come up with!

moxylyn said...

I just broke out in a sweat looking at these photos. I'm so jealous!

Suzanne said...

very cool curtains. Bend is on my short list of
places to visit, maybe this summer.

Amy P. said...

Ooh, these are gorgeous! And what a smart use for them. Hope you'll post some pics once they're installed.

fly tie said...

they're so lush. i like how they look in that space.

kudos to you for going back to get 'em!

Hey Harriet said...

What a fab find! I love what you have planned for them!

Mélanie said...

I'm jealous They look gorgeous but unfortunatly I don't know how to wash them properly. I will ask a friend who restaured old fabrics and carpets.
and I will try to go back to you as soon as I have an answer

cconz said...

Oh, what a lucky lady!!!! I saw a pair similar on ebay. Very gorgous.

Kass said...

those are to die for- colors to warm my heart- lucky you!

XUE said...

Amazing how something like this can make a shower cubicle look so luxurious. The details are wonderful !

Cicada Studio said...

Lucky you. I love when things "find you".