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Old 10-07-2012, 05:39 PM   #1
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Curtains from vintage handkerchiefs

I collected a whole bunch of souvenir vintage handkerchiefs off of ebay for cheap. Evidently people collected them on their vacation travels like we would collect bumper stickers. They have a very fifties vibe to them and although my trailer is a 1960, I think it has more of a fifties feel to it with it's pink bathroom sink(and toilet which unfortunately I had to toss). The problem was how to use them in the trailer. My sister Shelly (Reinergirl on the air forums) and I brainstormed and came up with a perfect solution....curtains!! I needed them anyway and I wanted something light and bright to give us privacy but not gloominess to the trailer. Shelly, being a jack of all trades and master to most, whipped them up in no time. If I need more darkness, I do have leftover reflectix cut to fit the window openings. All of the windows have these curtains except for the jalousie windows, which are too cool to cover!
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:20 PM   #2
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Those are very cool and look perfect in the trailer! Have you considered light blocking material for the backing? I am kind of light sensitive in the mornings and even a little sneaking around the edge has me waking up with the sun.
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:16 PM   #3
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I'm glad you like them sis! I love how the sunlight comes thru the eyelet.
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:36 PM   #4
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2Vets,
I love what you've done with the curtains! 'Very creative and the look seems perfect for your vintage trailer.
I think they create a light, airy feeling but also add some color...Good Job!
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:57 PM   #5
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Too cute! I especially like the GA one!
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:07 PM   #6
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The really interesting thing is that Lynette just posted that from my DRIVEWAY!!! Lol we are very happy to be hosting them (boondocking in the rain)....
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Very clever!

Really love these, and such conversation pieces!


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So nice!
My very favorite part of this forum is seeing the pictures of how people decorate/personalize their Airstream...shows the love.
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I love your curtains!

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Old 10-08-2012, 09:41 AM   #10
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Cute! I never knew that there were such things as hankies for tourists.

Hope you made tie-backs, at least for the ones around the sink. They won't age well if they get wet frequently!
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