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$30 off ALL Lift Option Upgrades, including our popular

cellular shades, top down / bottom up

Top Down Bottom Up
 (choice of Standard or Smoothy or Cordless model)


(choice of Top Down Bottom Up here too!)


even Motorized!


OCTOBER is “National Window Covering Safety Month”. This nationwide campaign, by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Window Covering Safety Council, alerts consumers to the potential hazards of window cords. The push is on to use only CORDLESS window treatments for child-friendly homes.

The Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) has the following tips to ensure that your child’s room is a SAFE room:

  • NEVER place a crib, playpen, bed, or low-standing furniture near a window. Young Children can fall through an open window or window screen.
  • CRIBS should be in compliance with the latest safety standards, with snug-fitting mattress and head- and footboards without decorative cut-outs or corners post extensions.
  • Once your child is able to push up on hands or knees, REMOVE crib toys strung across the crib or playpen to avoid strangulation hazards.
  • Fluffy comforters or pillows are a suffocation hazard. Keep them OUT of the crib.
  • Cover ALL electrical outlets.
  • Consider spring-loaded lid supports for toy chests: PREVENT a child playing inside from being trapped.
  • All child products, like powder and diaper ointment, should be kept OUT OF REACH.
  • Choose your window treatments with children in mind — the Cellular Shades pictured above feature the CORDLESS lift option.

To *Celebrate* Child Safety, is offering FREE Cordless Upgrades on Window Shades: that’s a savings of  up to $78 on each shade!

If you prefer the versatility of the Cordless Top Down Bottom Up lift option, our sale will save you $30 per shade.

For more on the subject of SAFETY see,

  • Child Safety: When CORDLESS is not possible for your application

Visit the Window Covering Safety Council website for the full story on safety.

As the weekend approaches, think about how much more comfortable your home would be without those holes in the ceilings and walls known as Skylights and Windows:

  •  49-degrees in Sault Ste Marie? Pull down your shades to keep warm.
  • 110-degrees in Phoenix? Pull your skylight shades down and keep the sun at bay.
  • Check out our latest sale at – our “tiered sale” means that every shade order can save you $$$!

With the April Showers (snow in some places; tornadoes in others — but a “dicky bird” in Texas says Dallas was seeing 87 degrees today!) we welcome our new “Color of the Month”.

The way the sale works is that you receive 10% off the base shade price, in addition to other sales!

April therefore sees lovers of the colors VIBE (light orchid) and DIVA (light violet) able to take advantage of this rare opportunity.

So what does the color purple signify?

For one thing: Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, and Alice Walker! So support a favorite novel, while reading or watching the film adaptation in front of your purple shade(s)!

Seriously, though, purple is the symbol of “wealth” and “royalty”. It makes me think of Easter — in the Catholic Church the color symbolizes penance, humility, melancholy; it is the liturgical color of Advent, Lent and Good Friday. Possibly, this is the derivation of the color purple representing “wisdom” and “spirituality” then.

I really *like* this image of the color purpose: that it signifies “Rich Sophistication“!

The website found here has some color psychology insights of interest: “This color stimulates the brain activity used in problem solving.” And this one sure ties in to our home decor theme: “Young adolescent girls are most likely to select nearly all shades of purple {no pun intended!} as their favorite color.” At least I hope that is true and not some outlandish “sexist” comment!

I’d therefore love to hear from readers: If purple is your favorite color: TELL US!

Kate Smith (at mentions that “purple was the first dye made by man”, which, as a fiber artist, I find an interesting tidbit to learn about. She claims “The color purple affects us physically by

  • Uplifting
  • Calming the mind and nerves [and who can’t use THAT?]
  • Encouraging a sense of spirituality
  • Supporting creativity”

In the garden, Kate says it “is a cool color in landscape design”. Hey! my house has a bit of a purple scheme going on! Who knew? “Purple plants visually recede in a garden, making a small space feel larger.”

I’ll take a couple $5,000 “purple” chips home (although I am not a fan of gambling [too much of a gamble!]). This is under Kate’s “interesting facts” about purple section.

And we certainly must honor the military and mention here the “Purple Heart” – given to soldiers wounded in battle.

A useful section is “Purple around the World”: Did you know,

  • In Thailand, purple is worn by widows (a color of mourning)
  • In Tibet, amethyst is considered a sacred color associated with Buddha
  • In Iran, purpose is thought to represent what is to come.

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Read our past “psychology of color” posts:
Green (March)
Yellow (February)

If you’ve been looking over our website, or subscribe to our newsletter, you will have seen that March’s Color of the Month is (ta-da!) GREEN.

As Kermit famously sings: It’s not easy being Green!

Yet our “green” will save you many Greenbacks during the month of March: Any shades built with green-colored fabric will be an EXTRA 10% off — and that’s on top of our current 15% off sale.

I have found some interesting reader reactions: one response was that green made her feel ‘rejuvenated’; another felt ‘exuberant and vivacious’ and a third: ‘Fresh and Refreshing’. Wow – –

Precisionintermedia zeros in on green being the color of “growth, nature, and money.” (Ah, money! my personal favorite….) It’s a “calming color” that’s also “very pleasing to the senses.” Green is “associated with envy, good luck (the luck of the Irish?), generosity, and fertility. It is the traditional color of peace, harmony”.

SensationalColor recognizes that “Green occupies more space in the spectrum visible to the human eye than most colors, and is second only to blue as a favorite color.” I like the fact that they bring up interior design: “Green is the pervasive color in the natural world, making it an ideal backdrop in interior design because we are so used to seeing it everywhere.”

“Green is the color of the Heart Chakra, also known as Anahata. … The Heart Chakra bridges the gap between the physical and spiritual worlds.”

Now here’s a useful tidbit: George Washington’s favorite color was Green! (Now, how the they know??)

And a “who knew?” tidbit: “Green is the color used for night-vision goggles because the human eye is most sensitive to and able to discern the most shades of that color.”

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