Today I worked on completing a project that touches my heart. I hand stitched together some Vintage hand linens, that belonged to my dear Grandmother, for valances in my kitchen. They are similar to the ones I made for my Retail Cottage at our Lavender Farm. These valances were made by carefully cutting in half, and shortening, specially chosen heirloom hand linens, and stitching them together. Then I sewed on cafe rings to hang them. These beautiful vintage, heirloom valances are a timeless elegance to the windows in my kitchen. Every time I look at these delicate valances, I have fond memories of my sweet Grandmother, Lucille. I’ve transformed a common place, my kitchen nook, into a soft, warm, relaxing room, that I will enjoy spending countless hours in. This is just what I needed to get rid of some of those after holiday blues. Use your creativity to transform a common place, encouraging warm, relaxing feelings.