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- November 19, 2011 at 9:33 pm #342374
Hello, I have noticed something about Eastern European countries which I do not see as much in other places. Why is it that houses in eastern Europe tend to have these sorts of white almost transparent curtains. They are hard to describe but they are like drapes and almost glow, very striking in appearance. They look ghost like and like something from the 1960s. One could describe them almost as crochet like. Have any of you seen these and know what I am speaking about?November 19, 2011 at 9:51 pm #366596
Do you mean lace curtains?
[/table]November 20, 2011 at 12:14 am #366597
Yes, those are exactly them. I wonder why they are so popular in eastern Europe.November 20, 2011 at 10:51 am #366598
I think it's just tradition. In any ld village you will see such curtains. Probably just how it has been done since ages.November 21, 2011 at 12:16 am #366599
I really like them.December 4, 2011 at 10:20 pm #366600
They are defensive curtains. You can see out but they can't clearly see in. Yet you still get some sunshine.December 11, 2011 at 7:51 pm #366601
We have them at home too, but I dont live in eastern Europe. The room looks much more homely with them. I was very frustated when have been living at the college and I had no one in my room.December 11, 2011 at 11:49 pm #366602
We have them only in the kitchen and living room.
P. S. and yeh, I would not say that Slovakia is eastern Europe just soDecember 12, 2011 at 12:49 am #366603
AnonymousQuote:They are defensive curtains. You can see out but they can't clearly see in. Yet you still get some sunshine.
In daylight only… At night when you switch the light on, and there is darkness outside, you will not see anything, but they will see youNovember 20, 2012 at 7:13 am #366604
AnonymousQuote:In daylight only… At night when you switch the light on, and there is darkness outside, you will not see anything, but they will see you
Aye, you're sniper bait. Something needs to be done to fix this fundamental weakness of eastern nations or we'll fall prey to the velvet curtain armed enemy.December 27, 2012 at 5:03 pm #366605
Like, you have NOT curtains in your home?? Hmmpft.
In our flat, we hace curtains everywhere, but for example in mine and brother's room we have short orange-yellow curtain with flowers.December 27, 2012 at 8:08 pm #366606
Also they make great dust catchers and they are pain in ass to washDecember 27, 2012 at 10:13 pm #366607
AnonymousQuote:Also they make great dust catchers and they are pain in ass to wash
My son has asthma and we used to have these kind of drapes. Used to run them in the washer and then dryer on delicate. Ended up putting Roman shades on the windows and are much happier with them. If I ever moved to Europe, the two things I would not live without would be a washer and dryer. I know they are not popular in Southern Europe at all. I would think that in colder Slavic nations they would be very popular.
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