Thursday, May 28, 2009


When the Country Curtains catalog arrived in the mail, I knew it was the perfect time to pick the bathroom blind and valance.

We packed up two 12x12 travertine tiles, glass tile and paint samples and drove to Westport. There were 6 curtains that I thought might be a good match.

The sales people at Country Curtains were great. They did not blink an eye as we walked in with all our samples and laid them out on a bed. Several customers stopped and commented that bringing samples was the only way to make the right choice.

Some of the curtains were on display, but several were not. The sales woman brought out the missing curtains and that is when I realized that our glass tile is (surprise) NOT red. Upon close inspection, the glass contains shades of burgundy from almost red to almost purple.

We looked at fire engine red, cherry red and berkshire plaid plus several other colors before selecting one that seemed to be the best option. Of course, the colors in the valance did not match the blind that I originally selected, so we had to find another one.

I hope that when the shade and valance are hung they will help unify the bath.

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