Vintage Valances

These darling window valances hung in the room my sister and I shared as little girls over 30 years ago. They were hand-made by my grandmother. I love the colors and details, and would like to repurpose or display them in some other way. I would love to hear your suggestions/ideas. Thanks in advance
q vintage valances, repurposing upcycling, window treatments
q vintage valances, repurposing upcycling, window treatments
q vintage valances, repurposing upcycling, window treatments
  11 answers
  • Lavende Lavende on Apr 27, 2014
    I love them! They'd be adorable as pillows - pick a nice thick /fabric in a bold color to accent the little flower girls. Then cut these out, I'm thinking a nice square around them to keep the feel of the original, embroider it in the center of the fabric and make a pillow!
  • Toni E Toni E on Apr 27, 2014
    I thought the same thing as@11 results are available, use up and down arrow keys to navigate.Lavende They would make adorable pillows! If you have daughters/grand daughters, you might have one to hand down to each!
  • Funnygirl Funnygirl on Apr 27, 2014
    Would look cute added to top and bottom of a blanket or throw. Or frame them I collect handmade needlepoint hand work-if you do this use anti fade glass.Some of my older pieces are starting to yellow
  • Laura Romanowski Laura Romanowski on Apr 28, 2014
    This is a Sunbonnet Sue design and is often seen on vintage or historic quilts. (and my favorite pattern!) Using them to make pillows would be a lovely way to 'up-cycle' your grandmother's work. Or you could commission a quilt using them as well.
  • Sherrie Sherrie on Apr 28, 2014
    I was at my Doctors office the other day. They mounted full quilts under glass in one room, in another they had the quilts mounted but not under glass. They were stunning! Just as this ine is stunning!
  • Nancy Hatcher Nancy Hatcher on Apr 30, 2014
    Definitely do NOT cut them up if you want to retain the vintage/antique value! I would get a couple of wall hanging rods and hang them in your bedroom or.......... You could also give one to your sister. I have a quilt my grandmother made with the Sunbonnet Sue pattern that I use in my guest bedroom. Very cute!
  • Marie Smylie-Darling Marie Smylie-Darling on May 01, 2014
    I think you should give them to me,i think they are adorable,never seen this design,but in the uk,not many people do the home made quilt's,i just love them,hope they turn out nice for you.xx
  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Oct 13, 2014
    I would display them as others have mentioned. I love those little girls, as you can see from the headboard on my bed!
  • ShirleyB ShirleyB on Oct 13, 2014
    They could be framed up as artwork...and placed on the wall in a set.
  • Kwl1689967 Kwl1689967 on Sep 05, 2015
    I just had this made for my Granddaughter. The dresses and bonnets were made from my mothers dress as a little girl