I have, at least, decided on the main curtains around the dinette and kitchen. I've fashioned them from natural cotton, Moda Home days of the week kitchen towels I found on eBay. Their red crocheted trim and cute little Scottie dog and kitten graphics suit my vintage French country vision for Bing, yet appeal to my kids.
To make each panel, I've stitched them together two by two (I need a total of six panels). Like this:
I plan to hem the top edge to the desired length and hang them from cafe rods with clips so I can easily take them down to embroider them--the perfect pastime during rainy days at camp!
But what fabric to choose for the door?
I have a lovely vintage French torchon embroidered with AD--my and Ariel's initials. It's not quite long enough, so I'd have to sew a ruffle or bit of lace on the bottom.
Or, this tea towel printed with images of Cambridge, England, that I brought back as a souvenir many years ago when I spent a summer studying Shakespeare at the university:
There's also this white eyelet fabric with a cherry print that I adore, though it's very sheer:
And this equally adorable cherry print on a cream background that a lovely friend from the Girl Camp Canada Facebook group sent me "just because":
And finally, I have a huge bolt of gorgeous red gingham with an eyelet border that I picked up for $3 in the discard bin at Fabricland. There's actually enough here to do ALL of the curtains in Bing, but I do love those days of the week tea towels.
Do you see my dilemma? To add to my indecision, I also need to pick fabric for the 80 inch long front window. Perhaps that's a good use for the red gingham.
What do you think?