It's Curtains! ~
Recently, Lavadna Hines, president of the Friends of the Collins House, and Friends/ Collinsville Garden Club member, Trisha Haislar, volunteered to take on the window covering project.
Although it is nice to be able to see into the house, especially of an evening, the sunlight that filters in poses a threat to the furnishings and could be detrimental to the furniture and upholstery fabrics. So it was recommended that period appropriate curtains be made for the windows.
Also, due to the original location of the D.D. Collins House, we know that the house when originally built, would have had window overings, if for no other reason than for privacy.
The living room parlor looks beautiful with the curtains in place. The photos clearly show how the corner of the fabric is raised to allow the curtain to be open. Now the furnishings are protected from the strong sunlight that filters in, especially from the west.