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July 14, 2009

Easy Cottage Sweet Embroidered Valance.....

This is a wonderful way to use some of those beautiful antique and vintage linens you have stored in the dresser in your guest bedroom......and you don't even have to damage the linens to create this precious cottage style valance. I have simply taken a 100% double cotton tab top valance that I picked up at my favorite thrift store and sewn same scale embroidered dresser scarves and doilies across the entire length of the piece. You could take it a step further and tie little bows at each of the tab tops or include some of your favorite buttons as well for more detailing, but it shows beautifully just the way it is. It looks precious hung with half shutters or with lace or solid sheers......all straight line sewing and just so easy.
xo, jana

Also, don't forget Collected Treasures' open house and Customer Appreciation this Saturday, July 18th from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm. A drawing for two gift certificates will be held and sweet treats, wine. amd ice tea will be served....hope to see you there


  1. That is a very sweet idea and looks so pretty. You always come up with the cutest things.

    The sale was good, I sold my birdcage plus a lot of other stuff. Glad I did my garbage disposal went out this morning. I went and bought a new one and my son, Kent put it in for me. Thank God for sons. They are precious.

    See you Saturday.

  2. And to think I was going to have to miss this... but, as I wanted to tell you when I came by, the trip to San Antonio is canceled & I get to come by the Open House. Yipppppppeeeeeeeeeee! What can I do to help? Call me. And I am so happy about being the proud owner (OK after another $250. I will be the owner) of those wonderful beveled doors. Brenda was soooooooooooo cute. Talk to ya soon.

  3. What a wonderful idea Jana! So pretty, and such a great use for these linens.

  4. Wonderful Idea! I just found your blog and it is wonderful! Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas.

  5. Jana, I really like this idea..I have a box full of these and never thought of doing this.. thank you for the inspiration! Marlene

  6. How cute, I am collecting napkins for something similar, someday..
    Blessings in your Wednesday!
    My goodness,,,you do have some sweet fur babies!


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