When we were on our trip a few weeks back, we enjoyed browsing a few antique shops on our way home. One of my treasured finds was this lacy white window valance.
When I first saw it, I was immediately reminded of those beautiful and romantic Victorian dresses of long ago.
I'm not normally a frills and lace kind of girl, but I admit, I have a soft spot for dainty white linens. For our home, in moderation, I think it adds a little softness and charm.
There is a rod pocket, but I didn't like the way the curtain looked hung that way - perhaps a little too "froo froo" for my taste. But the black clips, I think, add just the right contrast with a touch of masculinity that keeps it all balanced out.
These sweet little Victorian-esque curtains, too, help soften the hard lines of the lighting fixture.
I don't know if the valance was actually part of an old dress that was repurposed by a thrifty and creative homemaker many years before my time...
But I do like to imagine it that way!