Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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ess. Unless the bungalow to be curtained isshaded by forest trees there are always some windows un-protected by porches and even these in the blaze of thestrong Summer sun need to be screened by some suitablefabrics if comfort indoors is to be maintained. The various household furnishing shops throughout thecountry display a great number of beautiful fabrics forSummer window curtains. These come in a variety ofpleasant tones in widths of 40 and 50 inches, with prices May, 1913 AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS 171 ranging from 12 cents to 21cents per yard* for sheerwhite barred muslin with asmall colored figure at fre-quent intervals. Othershave double lines of colorforming cross-bars, and inthese the frequently recur-ring figure in heavy whitecord is seen in a dull rose, asoft green and a blue, sug-gesting that of a Chineseginger jar, washable ofcourse, but color not guaran-teed. For windows pro-tected with outside blindsthese seem to be all onewould care for at bedroomwindows in the Summer
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Washable curtains lend freshness to the interior decorations of the Summer home home. Suitable for living-rooms, libraries, and halls arethe madras 50-inch materials in soft, clinging folds. Thecream white back-grounds of these may be patterns withcolored figures of clusters of yellow Jonquils with a fewpale green leaves connected by diagonals of pattern inwhite. Other patterns more elaborate in conventionalfigures are in shades of rose, of blue, and of green or purepale yellow. Curtains of this deccription soften the strongSummer sunlight, and particularly at north windows addmuch to the color of the interior. The same madras cloth are truly delightful in thenatural gray tones of the un-dyed material, but they canalso be had in colors tomatch any color scheme. In40 and 50-inch widths theprices are from 50 cents to$1.50 per yard. Also inshops cultivating the artistictaste are found the beautifulFrench chintzes with theirgay birds and blossoms, thematerials of which the longvalance and
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