Easter reading guide part 1

Posted on Fri, 2 Apr 2010 by midcenturyjo

… hot cross buns

Holiday time is reading guide time on Desire to Inspire. All year round I flit from blog to blog, lurking but loving what I find. As I write this I have a pot of peppermint tea beside me and I’m thinking of warming some hot cross buns. Care to join me for a cuppa and a visit to some wonderful blogs?











these reading guides are dangerous! they always leave me hooked on more great blogs. thanks!!

Terry says:

This is in answer to the curtains question. I’ve found that curtains look best hung close to the ceiling, as it makes the room look taller. I’ve also found that the volume of the curtain should usually be conmesurate (sp?) to the room: a small room generally looks smaller with heavy or tightly-pleated drapes.

I don’t know where you live or the purpose your curtains will serve. That said, I find trying matchstick blinds before hanging curtains is a good idea, particularly in smaller rooms or abodes. The blinds do not take up visual space if their color is similar to that of the walls, and the look is very nice and very chic. The blinds themselves are very inexpensive.

I live in New York City, with poor views and small rooms. This is what I have:

In my living, dining and kitchen, I hung matchstick blinds. They hang closed even with the window open and allow air to flow through them. They block the ugly view but allow the light to come in. Finally, they take up very little visual space.

In my bedroom, I have dark reed blinds for light control. Then I have heavy but almost unpleated curtains hanging on a rod close to the ceiling. Closed, the curtains provide light control and mute the sound. I have the same curtains hung in front of my doorless closet; thus the room has a leitmotif and, since the curtains are a textured yellow that is almost ivory, they provide a very serene environment and go with everything.

Good luck with your project!


PS: Blog authors: I adore this blog and look at it daily. Thank you for providing daily beauty to my life.

elissa says:

Thank you so much for featuring my blog! I think I may go make some tea now, too. Happy Easter!

oh my! thank you so much for the feature! so kind a lovely of you! I am such a huge fan of your blog, so it means a lot!


Erika says:


Thanks for mentioning my blog! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE yours!

Sarah says:

Thank you for recommending my blog! Hope you had a happy Easter!

ashlina says:

hi there! wow. what an honor to find myself on one of my favorite blogs!
thank you so much for featuring me. I am so happy you came by!!!
and so happy to see I am such great blogging company. i am in love with your other reads as well.
all my love!
Hope you had a great time this easter.

Awwww…. you posted about my blog!! Love you, Love you, Love you. You really made my day and you put a big smile on my face. Mwah!!

Emilia says:

wow oh wow. thank you so much for the love! desire to inspire is one of the VERY first blogs that i started reading and one of the only ones from that time that i STILL read! thank you!

Leigha says:

I have really enjoyed working my way through all your reading suggestions! Thank you!

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