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And the Stockings were Hung Where?

 

“……and the stockings were hung by the chimney with care……”

Christmas stockings hanging from a decorated mantel look festive; they make wonderful holiday decorations, especially when hung from a joyful mantelpiece. However, if you plan to load them with trinkets, you may find yourself facing the dilemma of how to hang the stockings so they don’t fall to the floor from all that weigh. At the same time, you want your mantel to stay comparatively unmarked by heavy hooks or considerable hangers.

Sometimes you just can’t, or don’t want to hammer any nails into your mantle. How in the world are the stockings going to be hung? What if you used just two stocking holders and suspended a standard curtain rod from them? It doesn’t get much easier than that!

Keep a look out for two heavy stocking holders that have a hook or loop large enough to slip a thin curtain rod through. Two should be enough, but use more if you need extra support. Now you can just keep adding stockings as your family grows without having to purchase more hangers.

If you have a rustic mantle, such as a distressed timber, a thin rod from Kirsch Drapery Hardware Buckingham Wooden Poles suspended from a few stocking holders should do the trick. Tie the stockings to the rod with ribbon staggering the length of ribbon to vary the heights of the stockings.

Another idea for hanging your stockings if you waited too long and now can’t find stocking holders is to purchase one package of those removable hooks and a cafe style curtain rod that is about the same length as your mantel. Hang three hooks from the underside of the mantle, one on each side and the third one in the middle. Hang your curtain rod from the hooks and slide your stockings over the rod.

No mantle, no problem. Try one of these ideas: hang stockings off of a curtain rod at the window. You can hang them high, or even suspend them to the middle of the window. Wreathes aren’t the only things you can hang from a door. Hang a stocking from tension rod between the door jambs? Add some lights and a bit of garland for an even more festive look.

A to Z Window Treatments and Curtain Hardware Part I

 

 

Are you interested in learning more about window coverings and curtain hardware? Start with these terms and become knowledgeable about butterfly pleats and traverse rods, festoons and cascades.
This is part one of your go to guide.

A

Adjustable Cafe Curtain Rods: Adjustable in size these rods are a great and inexpensive solution for putting up your curtains. Most sets are sold with everything you need right in the box. No need to buy additional hardware necessary to hang. Select from the Graber, House Parts or Umbra Collection at Continentalwindowfashions.com

Apron: The decorative piece of molding that is installed below the sill. The ends of the molding are cut and attached to another piece of cut molding so they appear to be returning back to the wall. While an apron technically doesn’t have a function, it does add a more finished touch to the look of the window.

Arched Valance: A valance treatment that is arched along the lower edge. It often has a decorative wood casings that require no curtains. However, the lack of fabric can often leave the room feeling cold and empty .The home decorator can obtain a softer look through the use of a lightweight valance. An arched valance will hang inside the window casing, leaving the molding exposed for viewing.

Archi T Rail Traverse Rod Collection: Archi-T-Rail collection by Vesta is a uniquely engineered modern contemporary traverse rod system. It is supported by a special “T” rail without obstructing the flow of the gliders. The 9/16″ traverse rod is exclusively designed for light weight treatments and the larger 1″ traverse rod may accommodate medium weight treatments.

Austrian Shade: A fabric window covering that has soft draping scallops running the length of the shade. It moves up and down by a series of cords threaded through rings.

Awning Windows: Windows that are hinged on top and swing outward to open. Awning windows are usually rectangular, and wider than they are long.

B

Balloon Shades: Shades with deep upturned pleats that fall into airy, rounded poufs at the bottom.

Bamboo Drapery hardware: Continental Window Fashions carries 2 different styles of bamboo hardware: the Menagerie collection featuring real bamboo poles with resin brackets and finials that painted to look like real bamboo, and the Phase II is a collection of wooden hardware that looks like bamboo. Both collections are of high quality as are available for immediate delivery.

Bay Window: A window area that extends outward from the main wall, forming a projection on the exterior of the home.

Bay and Bow Window Curtain Rods: Bow window traverse curtain rods and Bay window corner traverse curtain rods are heavy duty rods and designed to carry about 1 1/2 pound per foot. These are custom made traverse rods that are made by Graber to “your” exact measurements.

Bed Crowns: Bed Crowns and Coronas from the Menagerie collection are the finishing touch for your bedroom. The beautiful decorative Coronas are made of high quality resin or metal, forming the main support of bed drapes, centrally mounted on the wall above the bed. The underside of the bed crown is cut with a channel so you can put your desired fabric below the Corona for decoration.

Bishop’s Sleeve Curtains: Extra-long curtain panels that are created by tying and poufing out a portion of a straight panel without the complicated construction of many drapery treatments.

Box Pleats: Deep, inverted, tailored pleats that are flat on the right side of the drapery to create a classical boxy look.

Butterfly Pleats : A pleat with two, instead of three folds to distinguish it from the basic pinch pleat.

C

Cafe Curtains: A window treatment that covers only the bottom half of a window. A cafe rod is hung at the halfway point of the window, at sash level.

Cascades: Pleated side panels that flank swags.

Casement Window: A window that is attached to its frame by one or more hinges on the sides. They are used singly or in pairs within a common frame, in which case they are hinged on the outside. Casing: A tunnel of fabric created by stitching parallel seam on folded fabric. A curtain rod is threaded through the casing.

Cassidy West Drapery Hardware: Classic drapery hardware curtain rod sets made from nickel, glass, wood and wrought iron that will match your sophisticated taste and needs.

Combination Rods: Two or three drapery rods sharing one set of brackets. They are used when installing draperies with sheers to create any layered look.

Cornice: A decorative wooden, fabric, or foam header placed above a window to cover the drapery hardware.

Curtain: Usually unlined, a panel of hemmed fabric hung from a rod at the top of a window. Panels can be floor length or end at the windowsill.

Curved drapery rods for Bay and Bow Windows: Curved drapery rods are one of the most difficult to find items in the curtain hardware. Designed to fit bay, corner and bow windows Continental Window Fashions customizes several types of curtain and drapery rods to fit your specialty window.

Beaded Curtains – Creating a Magical Vibe

 

 

Strands of colored beads can be used to soften a stark window rather than to provide warmth or protect privacy. Adding beads to your window automatically creates an avaunt-guard  vibe to your room. Graber 3/4 Inch Tradition Cafe Rods are perfect for this project. Since 1939 Graber has been a leader in the drapery hardware and curtain rod business. They make quality hardware at competitive prices.

 
DIY beaded curtains will give a traditional lace covered window a modern, fanciful look. What better place to drift off to sleep than in a dreamy ethereal bedroom with the moonlight creating prisms of jewel toned colors across your bed?
Extend the glassy theme onto a windowsill arrangement with decorative glasses and bottles. The rainbow of colors in the glass beads has a definite magical feel and will transform an otherwise plain and stark window into something more ethereal.

 

Creating your beaded curtains is easier than you think. Follow these easy steps and transform your space into the place of your dreams.
*Shop for beads of different sizes and shapes, as well as clear beading string or fishing line.

 
* Measure the length of the window to determine the length of your string.

 
*String beads using a combination of larger and smaller beads and tie off the opposite end when finished.

 
*Repeat the process with different pieces of string and attach to the curtain rod.

 
*Measure 2 inches above the window on the left corner and mark the location with a pencil. Measure 2 inches up from the right corner and mark the location on the wall.

 
*Holding the beaded curtain rod above the widow, center it so it overhangs evenly on each side of the frame. Line the rod up so the top of the rod sits on the pencil marks.

 
*Mark the mounting holes on the rod.

 
*Drill a starter hole in each of the marked hanger holes.

 
*Screw the brackets into the starter holes. Adjust them until their bases sit flush to the wall and the hook opening is facing upward. Slide the curtain rod over the hooks to hang it.

 
*Sit back and surround yourself with swirling  bits of color.

 
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