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Pinch Pleats and Penney's

My Grandma's house was always so nice and clean and well put together. She wasn't a plastic on the sofa type of lady but we certainly had spaces where we knew what our boundaries were.  She absolutely loved JCPenney, or Penney's as she called it. 

We spent countless Saturdays roaming around that store.  Of course I was fine with it as long as it meant I got something new and pretty, but when it came to the home section....total snooze fest. 

Well, they say apples don't fall far from the tree, and they're right.  After recently coming to grips with the fact that my coral kitchen drapery really needed to have a lining added, I started to rethink them all together. 

Sure, I liked having the pop of color.  I even coordinated my painted garage entry door to match, but lately I've been craving the more subdued. 

I decided to just look around to explore my options.  Funny thing is, when I think decent quality, ready-made drapes I automatically think JCP.  I'm sure it has something to do with all of those Saturdays. 


I have to admit after a short time on the JCP.com website I'd found more than a few good neutral options.  But I was sold when I stumbled upon these new pinch-pleated back-tabbed panels.  Nothing says custom like pinch pleats, and the fact that they had a back tab meant no extra hardware would be required and that = $money in the bank.

The great thing about these drapes is that in addition to various lengths, they also come in a variety of widths.  That was perfect for me considering four of the panels I needed were for the bay window and really only needed to be half width. 

So, I pulled the trigger and ordered them....only to discover they were backordered until March.  Of course they were, I thought.  Well, let's just say they were worth the wait.

I'm loving the more sophisticated look.  The drapes even inspired me to upgrade my rug.  I purchased an old faithful from Rugs USA.  I actually already had an oval version of the same rug in front of the sink.

I'd loved it so much that as soon as the 6" X 9' was no longer backordered, I jumped on it.  You can find it HERE
There's still lots to do in this space, but I'm pretty pleased with the results.
Now it's on to the patio.  Can't wait to share what's going on there. 

7 Comments - Click here to join the conversation!:

Yolanda said... Reply To This Comment

Love it!!!

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

great tribute to your grandmother!

-Sarah Strohm

Dwell by Cheryl said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks guys! I miss her everyday. So many nuggets she passed along.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

I worked at JCPENNEYS in custom window treatments for a couple of years during the recession. I still shudder when I remember how much I Disliked working there. But they have great window treatments. Glad you found a good solution.

Roshunda Nance said... Reply To This Comment

Reading this post really made me reminisce of Penny"s shopping with my grandmother. Sears was our store too. Love your dining space decor.

andersonkristi69 said... Reply To This Comment

Penny's. Every Saturday. Those were the days!!!. My mother was a true gem. Very proud of you.

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

I used to work at the JCP corporate office and actually wrote catalog and internet copy about window coverings. :) I remember they were always considered to be the #1 window covering retailer. I learned more than I ever wanted to know about window coverings, but to be honest, it's been extremely helpful all these years later. :)

Love your space!

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