In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(frill)cenefa femininevolante masculine
- One of the rooms incorporates a four-poster with an embroidered valance, while another houses a lovely old polished roll-end bed like a sledge of dreams.
- Included in the show are table covers, needlework patterns, needle worked fire screens, valances for mantels and beds, needlework upholstery, and sewing tools.
- The Gripsholm bed is squarer and lower than the Knole bed (it may have been cut down), with a more conventional canopy and valances.
- It was more-or-less the same as when I was a child only she had taken down the horrific black valance from her bed and had replaced them with soft white cotton ones that had intricate roses woven into them.
- So while many people fret over every detail in the master bedroom - from the rug's knot count to the percentage of satin in the valences - they close and lock the door on beautifying the bathroom.
2(on curtain rail)galería femininebastidor masculine
- The view from the dining room windows is accentuated by the valance over the window, and the mirrored wall contributes to the formality as well.
- Draperies combined with window shades, valances and ornamentation such as trims can produce an exceptionally well-dressed window.
- The padded valances and floor-length curtains concealed the architectural beauty of the windows.
- Use a valance to soften a horizontal or vertical blind.
- Curtains or valances, appliance covers, and table runners all can be easily stitched at home.
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