Our house has lovely, wavy glass windows but a not so lovely draft from those old windows. So it can get pretty chilly in the Winter months without curtains. But I don't especially like curtains. I love natural light. It's important to me that I'm not living in a dungeon all Winter. Believe me, the Chicago area Winters can be bleak with the overcast gray skies. But even a thin layer between the windows and our heat bill can make a big difference.
I've been collecting different pieces of Battenburg and Tambour lace for a few months hoping to create some layered type of curtains. One layer during the day, two at night. The lace has made a beautiful pile in my fabric area but I knew that if I didn't hang them somewhere soon, they were likely to get ripped or ruined.
Right now they are just tacked up with push pins. Why are men so picky about nail holes?? But I'm pretty sure that I love the look enough to make it a more permanent relationship.