In our house in Spain we have a naya. This is a Valencian word for a sun-glazed terrace used for dining. I guess similar to a conservatory in UK although these areas generally have no glass and are just open porch areas.
Here is a picture of ours.
If you look closely you will see that we have curtain poles above the windows but no curtains. This is because my husband hates curtains and did not want to obstruct the view. Understandably, I am sure you will agree. When we bought the house we removed the curtains but the poles have always remained some 5 years later. And they have always irritated me! I always felt that they should have something hanging from them and also wanted to have some colour in there. Hence, whilst my husband was away for a couple of weeks I sprung into action and made some bunting to hang from them.
Well, what do you think? For me it feels a little like I am in a tea tent at a summer bazaar. And I love it! I now have my colour and I have dressed those poor bare curtain poles. I was very excited about my husband’s return and couldn’t wait for his reaction. And what do you think his reaction was??????? Well, I will tell you. There was no reaction whatsoever! And why? Because he didn’t even notice! Well, there’s a man for you. After two days I felt compelled to point it out to him and his reaction was, “Oh, yes, I hadn’t noticed”. And that was it. No opinion and no praise for my beautiful inspiration. But at least I have my wonderful bunting that I love and at least no complaints.
What do you think? Do you like it? I could do with some unbiased feedback. And if you do like my idea and would like to know how I made them I will add a post a little later to show you my method.
OK. I am off for a cuppa in my tea tent now. Adios!