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Old 09-19-2012, 03:01 AM
 
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What looks authentic and what is interesting but not necessarily authentic"

In the living room and sun room, there are three windows in a row with 6 panes on the top. There is wood trim. Original moldings.

We need a little privacy but I don't want to cover those gorgeous windows.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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I would do something like this that you can roll up all the way during the day:

http://parkersimsinteriors.com/blog/...treatments.jpg

A long panel on each end could add color and texture but stay out of the way of the window casings.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:44 AM
 
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What looks authentic and what is interesting but not necessarily authentic"

In the living room and sun room, there are three windows in a row with 6 panes on the top. There is wood trim. Original moldings.

We need a little privacy but I don't want to cover those gorgeous windows.

Is it the home you recently showed photos of? If you don't mind I'll ask Mrs. J, my neighbor/good friend/landlord what window coverings were used in the home I live in. It is not a Sears home but it is one of the other homes like that, built well before Sears homes came out I believe. I can ask though if you want. This is the home she grew up in, her parents lived here and her grandparents lived here as well and she is currently 62 I believe. She has lived on the same property since she was born except for the 4 years of college and the 10 - 12 months after she got married.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:23 AM
 
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I would do something like this that you can roll up all the way during the day:

http://parkersimsinteriors.com/blog/...treatments.jpg

A long panel on each end could add color and texture but stay out of the way of the window casings.
I like bamboo shades....but maybe attach them mid way up the window so that you can see the leaded panes at the top. I prefer willowy sheers on beautiful windows, with drapes that can be drawn when needed, and taken down in summer. Beautiful older looking finials on the rods are something I prefer when your planning the treatment.
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:50 PM
 
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Middle-aged mom, beat me to it! If you want authentic that looks fresh and clean, go with curtains like in the picture she posted. The other option is cafe sheers covering only the lower portion if you don't like both ends on spring rods like in the picture.
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:54 PM
 
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Is it the home you recently showed photos of? If you don't mind I'll ask Mrs. J, my neighbor/good friend/landlord what window coverings were used in the home I live in. It is not a Sears home but it is one of the other homes like that, built well before Sears homes came out I believe. I can ask though if you want. This is the home she grew up in, her parents lived here and her grandparents lived here as well and she is currently 62 I believe. She has lived on the same property since she was born except for the 4 years of college and the 10 - 12 months after she got married.

Don't mind at all! I think it may be a Sears house. Thanks!
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:39 AM
 
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I talked to Mrs. J and she said this is a Gordon Van Tine home and it was built in 1925ish - 1929. The window treatments that were used at that time covered the entire window and frame from the top of the window to the floor. Keep in mind this is the era where there was little if any insulation put in homes and lots of drafts throughout. It originally did not have indoor plumbing and that was not added until after Mrs. J was born and a bit before it was potty training time Mrs. J's Mother told Mrs. J's Father that she will NOT potty train this child with an outhouse so there was an addition made to the home which added the modern bathroom and a smaller bedroom for Mrs. J. So about 60 years ago this home was given modern indoor plumbing. One more thing with the window coverings, there were actually 2, one was curtains which were against the window, lighter color but heavy draperies were used to keep down the drafts and tied to the side during the day to let in natural light and warmth, as soon as it got dark the drapes were let down.
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:57 AM
 
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I talked to Mrs. J and she said this is a Gordon Van Tine home and it was built in 1925ish - 1929. The window treatments that were used at that time covered the entire window and frame from the top of the window to the floor. Keep in mind this is the era where there was little if any insulation put in homes and lots of drafts throughout. It originally did not have indoor plumbing and that was not added until after Mrs. J was born and a bit before it was potty training time Mrs. J's Mother told Mrs. J's Father that she will NOT potty train this child with an outhouse so there was an addition made to the home which added the modern bathroom and a smaller bedroom for Mrs. J. So about 60 years ago this home was given modern indoor plumbing. One more thing with the window coverings, there were actually 2, one was curtains which were against the window, lighter color but heavy draperies were used to keep down the drafts and tied to the side during the day to let in natural light and warmth, as soon as it got dark the drapes were let down.
Wait..you mean my soon to be house is a Gordon van Tine home??? How does she know?
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:36 AM
 
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Default Stay AUTHENTIC!

I think that nicely made "Venetian blinds" with WIDE slats and WIDE webbing look about as appropriate / authentic as anything. There are also very functional and generally allow a greater range of "light control" than the all but the fanciest "mini blinds".
There are also some very lovely traditional ROLLER SHADES that really compliment craftsmen styles. The nicest ones are IDEAL for filtering light and perhaps obscuring a less than a wonderful "view" of a some neighbor...

http://www.thehandwerkshop.com/homep...leafhyper.html

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