One of my favorite things about this house is the fact that it faces East and we get to watch every bit of the sunrise. This morning as I ate breakfast it caught my eye in an unexpected way and I thought it was worth the capture. To make it even better, we have no curtains or window treatments of any sort in the whole house. Well, there are blinds on the bedroom windows, lest I completely wreck the children's sleep patterns, but other than that, just big, open windows with flat, wide, white farmhouse trim.
I tried when we first moved in and for a few years after to dress several windows in the house, but each time I felt like I was ruining a good, simple and pretty thing. I thought I had to have window treatments like all the other houses that had women in them who knew how to decorate, and I so desperately wanted to create a home for us and thought I had to be like every one else to do it. It took me a while, but I realized finally that I was just wasting money and if I really liked the windows as is, then that's exactly the way they should stay. Sometimes I'm a slow learner or perhaps just slow to change.
So we let in the sunlight and all the warmth it gives in the winter when the trees are bare, and even though it shows me where the dust is and the spider webs that normally are hiding, I wouldn't trade the view.