Definition of "awesome" by age:
Age 5: Candy, Disney princesses (if you're a girl) and a bike.
Age 10: Candy and probably boys.
Age 16: A drivers license and definitely boys.
Age 20: Sneaking into a bar with a fake i.d. (that says you're 36...this becomes not-so-awesome around the age of 27), where they happen to be serving $1 beer pitchers.
Age 27: Being legitimately carded at a bar, getting a raise.
Age 32: Window cornices.
I am officially old, when decorative window treatments receive the same giddy reaction as boys and beer once did. Purchased for $8, I might add. Totally awesome.
This is a craft project waiting to happen, with total potential written all over it's somewhat ugly blue bird/orange floral pattern. And I say somewhat ugly, because sometimes I think it may be so retro that you could buy it at Anthropologie. In which case, I would consider it cool, even though it was ugly. Because nothing says "I must have this" like the Anthropologie label and it's $120 price tag.
I'm convinced that Anthropologie is the brainchild of "cool" kids telling us that somewhat bold/tacky stuff is fashionable and in style. And I say this in love because I will buy ANYTHING housed within that place...probably the inner nerd searching for acceptance in the form of high-waisted jeans and straw espadrilles. Where else on the planet would you even be tempted to consider spending $310 on a mumu??? I mean, I bought into the parachute pants stylings of the 80's, so what would stop me from pairing large florals with clashing dots?
Any-hoo...the cornices. These puppies have the REAL potential to take up awkward space in my basement for up to 8 years. And I only paid $8 to have the PRIVILEGE to hoard them here.