Oh wow, Beth, that quilt is so cool! Get it!
OK, I'm a bit behind here, so to catch up:
CJane -- I so want IKEA to get to Columbus already! The nearest one is more than an hour away and they don't ship those shades. The shades seem to be awkward widths for that window anyway though -- it's about 25 inches wide and theirs come in 23 inches or 31 inches. Customizable by length but not width.
I ordered samples from blindsgalore a bit ago and am hoping that will work out -- they customize it for you and ship free, for about $50.
Beth -- the Habitat ReStore is completely new to me. Not that far away either. Definitely going to check that out, thanks!
Butrflynet -- interesting idea!
Bill -- those drawings are blowing me away, good job on those. I still have the problem of the short curtains -- they bother me for some reason. (Not saying I'm right, just personal preference.) If I have curtains I think I'd want to put the chest elsewhere and have 'em go to the floor. (Which I might still do. More on this later.)
Boomerang -- thanks for the photos. That is a really nice look, I see why you've gotten compliments on it. Is that fringe on the bottom of the curtains?
ehBeth -- thanks for the pillow vote of confidence.
I'm having a lot of fun digging into my stash of saris, which brings me to:
I found one new sari that goes stupendously well with the bug+flower curtains and am trying to figure out if I want to make it the curtain/ focus on that wall. I didn't like the idea of all that white with a little busy print there which is why I've been anti-big-curtains -- because the bug+flower curtains were the ones I'd use. This is a cotton sari with really deep, saturated greens and reds and coppers, no light parts to it, and I can see it there really well.
The blues don't really go with it though and I did like using the blues -- I have a green-and-red-and-brown/wood/coppery/-and-ivory color scheme going too many other places in the house and would like to get into the blues.
At this point in my train of thought last night I clutched my head and decided to let this all marinate for a bit and then will come back to it in a couple of days!