Tuesday, May 17

Patio Curtains

Last summer my friend, Aisha, the mister, and I threw a "Going Away, Please Don't Leave Us!" Party for our closest friends, Beth and Bill. Beth has amazing taste in style and decorating, and I really wanted to make it a memorable day for her and her mister. 

I remember seeing these mosquito-netting curtains at IKEA, two panels for five bucks! So, I thought they would be beautiful on the patio, with little orange embellishments on the bottom to weigh them down a bit. Mom sewed them up for me and we hung them with some fishing wire and hook screws for easy removal and little hardware needed. They seemed to be a big hit. The best part is, at night, we turn the lights on and close the curtains. Keeps those pesky critters OUT! Great for coffee on the back porch!

I was sad to take them down at the end of summer last year. With Lily's party this Saturday, I thought it would be a nice treat to hang them back up, and officially declare to the world, 

As you can see, I haven't painted my table set yet. I did buy the paint and am ready to begin, but it may not be done for Saturday. Oh well! Lily won't care one lick!

I am throwing in a picture of our lilacs. We accidentally (cringe) cut them down when we first moved in last winter. Glad they are so rebellious and decided to come back again!


  1. Beautiful addition. Quite a nice setup you have there. Can't wait (hope hope) to see it all soon.

  2. AnonymousMay 17, 2011

    Oooo, I love it! I think by summer, your patio is going to be magazine-photo ready!