Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Good News And Bad News

The good news is that after waiting for 3 months for the new living room curtains, they finally came in.
I couldn't wait to pick them up from Calico Corners.

I'm very happy with them and love how the Ralph Lauren linen fabric looks next to the grasscloth walls.

I love the simplicity of the red stripe and how it picks up the red paisley on the chairs.

They even got the header right!
I always use this gathered, smocked header for all my curtains.

So what's the bad news you ask?
Well, apparently, they thought I only wanted four panels instead of four pairs for four windows.

Now I need four more panels!
But, will they be able to match the original four?
Will the dye lot be the same?
Will they get the header right?
I ended up sending one panel back to the workroom to be used as a template.
Fingers crossed that in four weeks, the living room will be finished--just in time for Christmas.

(Note to self:  always check, re-check and double check the work order!)



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29 comments:

AntiqueChase said...

totally would happen to me! ugh! Hopefully they will get it right and on time :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the smocked header, it looks gorgeous. Beautiful drapes. Hugs, Marty

Katy Noelle said...

sigh.....!!!! =/

Kathysue said...

Oh No!! Bummer!! They do look wonderful, love the simplicity and of course really loving the stripes!!! Beautiful fabric, you can never go wrong with Ralph!
Happy Wednesday,
xo Kathysue

Anne Boykin said...

I hope it all works out, you poor thing. That's a lot of waiting. They are beautiful, though, and I love the way they hang.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wow, after waiting all that time. That is ashamed. I hate waiting for anything. I do love that fabric.

Betsy Speert said...

This post made me laugh!
It reminded me of the types of things I didn't know to look for in my early days of designing.
I have had some very painful lessons!
The trick is not to make the same mistake twice.....
I'm still trying to learn that part.....

Ron said...

Great panels. I hate waiting! Good Luck. xo, Ron at Uptown Acorn

Our French Inspired Home said...

Great combination. Love the green fabric on your sofa as well! - Tonya

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

The drapes are exquisite! So sorry that they got the order wrong. My fingers are crossed for you.

gillyflower said...

They do look perfect in your room, so elegant.
I do hope you get them in time for Christmas, Im sure you will as there is still weeks to go.

The enchanted home said...

They look breathtaking and the room looks magazine ready!

Donnamae said...

They are gorgeous!! Hope the others will match...I'm sure you'll let us know! ;)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Gorgeous fabric Delores, I love the panels! Sorry to hear about the mishap, hopefully they'll have them ready a lot quicker this time!

cindy hattersley design said...

Delores
You will love that fabric. I have it on my family room chairs. They can call Ralph Lauren and find the same dyelot. It shouldn't be a problem if you do it right away! Good Luck

Carol@HouseandHomeDefined.com said...

Utterly beautiful I really love the whole room. Green velevt is a personal favorite, and the grasscloth is simply to die for. What a lovely, inviting room.

Low Tide High Style said...

I hope they get it right, because they are beautiful!!!

Kat

Tracy@GeneralSplendour said...

UGH - I hate when stuff like this happens. You may want to write a letter to Santa to see if maybe he can help. :-) Good luck!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Wow, your room is gorgeous! I know you are disappointed that they messed up your order, though.

xo,
RJ

Designs By Pinky said...

The drapes look beautiful. I love the stripe too. I hope the rest of them turn out the same, that is such a shame. XO, Pinky

PURA VIDA said...

Darn it...but will be worth the wait..so gorgeous

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

I think it was a good idea to send the one panel back...so that they can make sure the fabric is a match. They look wonderful and I look forward to seeing the entire room when you've got them all up!

Nancy

A Perfect Gray said...

fingers crossed for you. I bet they'll come in and be a perfect match. donna

Linda Strauss said...

Wow! love the choice of your curtains.They are really beautiful.Love the stripes too.
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Bunny Jean said...

Hi Delores!

I noticed the headers first thing as they have so much personality. I tend to notice these things as I designed many window treatments when I worked for Calico Corners. I LOVE all their fabrics!!!

I always went to the home for the design consultation and to get measurements. I take it that you didn't need that service as you knew what you wanted and the measurements. Too bad your order was written up wrong. Do not accept it if it is not to your satisfaction :)

xoxo Bunny Jean

Susan Herin said...

Well, that must have been a surprise! Great idea sending one back for them to use for comparison. They look great! I've never used Calico Corners but there's one very close to me. I think I'll check them out sometime soon. :)

Shelia said...

Hi Delores! Oh, your drapes are so pretty and I love the smocked header. I'm sorry you had to wait soooo long and didn't get all of your order. I'm crossing my fingers for you that the nexxt couple of pairs will be perfect for you.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Nadine Neilson said...

Yes I hear you! When I did mine, I anticipated your exact problem of number of windows, versus no curtains, versus number of drops & panels etc etc and provided a bevy of information to clarify all this, only to be told by my curtain maker that I am overloading and confusing them, so don't worry about it you can't win!
It is looking wonderful though! Journey Home Interior Design - Australia

arrielle_p said...

That curtains are really perfect for your living room. You have a lovely sofa that fits for my
makati condominiums too. :)

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