While out “Thrifting with the Gals” this week, I came across some fabulous grandmillennial drapes showcased at York Antiques Gallery in York, Maine.

Grandmillennial Drapes

The coastal vibe, red, white, and blue colors, and this fabric!! Oh my, was I taken back by these drapes, friends.

There were three pairs selling for $150 a pair. A bit pricey, yet absolutely fabulous. I hadn’t seen anything like these in all my thrifting travels.

And I recently discovered that they were custom-made in the 1950s for a boat. How amazing!

Grandmillennial Drapes

I decided to leave them be, but when I returned home, I just couldn’t stop thinking about the fabulous grandmillennial drapes and how amazing they would look on the windows in our living room at our home here in Maine. Or not? I was either going to love them or hate them…

I saw these drapes as a statement piece in any room they were lucky enough to be in, so I really wanted to be sure. York Antique Gallery was kind enough to let me take a pair of these drapes home to try out overnight before purchasing them.

I knew within the first 5 minutes of hanging these drapes in our living room that it was time for me to start leaning into this grandmillennial style with these fabulous drapes.

grandmillennial drapes

What is Grandmillennial style?

Think of it as 20 and 30-year-olds embracing their grandmother’s decorating styles. Vintage quilts, crochet pillows, lots of bold patterns, china, flowered wallpaper, etc… “Grandmillennial Design Trend is an Ode to Old School” ~ Better Homes and Gardens.

How to Wash Granddmillennial Drapes

I was so excited to return the next morning and pick up the other two pairs that were waiting for me. I am so very grateful to York Antiques Gallery for allowing me to do this!

Once back home I washed the drapes on a gentle cycle with soap and cold water then hung them on the clothesline to dry.

Grandmillennial  Drapes

Smelling all fresh and clean, I applied spray and starch along with a hot iron to press the drapes.

Being an actual old and thrifted find, one of the drapes was in need of repair.

One thing about inheriting a family home is you have access to so many little things that can mean so much and bring back so many memories. Like this sewing kit, I found in the pantry closet with the tennis racquets that I used to fix one of the torn grandmillennial drapes with.

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Sewing Kit and grandmillennial Drape

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To hang the curtains, I purchased metal shower curtain rings and attached them to the hooks that were already on the curtains. They fit like a charm around our large custom wooden dowel curtain rods.

The heavy weight of the fabric and the coastal vibe of these grandmillennial drapes just make me so happy!

I adore the color they add to the living room and the drapes pair so beautifully with the classic linen sectional by Four Seasons Furniture.

grandmillennial drapes

Now I realize these drapes may not be for everyone… However, being here in coastal Maine and with the style of our home, I feel like they were meant to be.

And I feel so fortunate to have found three exact pairs.

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Living Room with Bernese Mountain Dog

The grandmillennial nautical drapes make our living room super cozy while accentuating the home’s antique qualities.

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Living Room Drapes

As summer turns into fall, the backyard winterberry bush is producing its winter berries. A few cut branches in an antique chamber pot on the coffee table add to the room’s coziness for fall.

You may also enjoy the post, Embracing Summer’s End! Where we say goodbye to summer and welcome in our favorite season of fall in Vermont.

coffee table with winterberry

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Fabulous Grandmellinnial Drapes

grandmillennial drapes

I’m so glad you dropped by, and if you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you enjoyed your visit with us here today at our Home in Coastal Maine.

Be sure to also check out our Home in Vermont too, where we spend winters enjoying the coziness of home in the Green Mountains of Vermont.

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  1. Oh wow!!!! Those drapes could not be any more perfect for your home!!!!!!!!!!
    Such a treasure. I’m so glad you got them;)

    1. Thank you so much Maria❤️💙⛵️

  2. JANE L.G.BARTON says:

    I love the drapes!! Nice rthym to the pattern . Like the little star motif inbetween sailboat. Texture good too,
    jane couser barton

    1. Oh Jane. They are so fabulous, although not for everyone😉 you’ll have to stop by sometime. We missed seeing you this summer💙

  3. Wonderful, they are really perfect for your home. I have a red/white heavy woven tablecloth of the same period, which I use when we have seafood for a gathering…it reminds me of my grandparents cottage and fried panfish Sunday dinners! Smiles…it isn’t about what’s the latest thing–it’s about the memories items evoke around your!

  4. Ann these drapes were made for your Maine home. They are such a perfect fit for the coastal feel of the home. Great score!

    1. Thank you so much Mary. I’m so thrilled you like them😃

  5. Janice Hebert says:

    Hmm, Grandmillenial? All these years I’ve been calling my style “Early Attic”! I love your drapes! That fabric is just amazing and they look great in that room. You were in the right place at the right time, for sure. Jan in MA

  6. Marlene Stephenson says:

    They are so pretty and look great at the house in Maine. I’m glad they were in good shape, old things sometimes bring good memories.

    1. Absolutely Marlene I couldn’t agree more💙💙💙

  7. Betsy Cunningham says:

    The curtains are perfect for your living room. What a great find. Changing the subject here: I read one of your older posts about your Mom’s history. What a coincidence. My mother went to Oak Grove – probably very early 30’s. I grew up in Wolfeboro so am familiar with Brewster Academy. What a small world. And I love your blog! Betsy

    1. Wow Betsy really?? My mother would have been there around 1942 at Oak Grove. That’s so awesome❤️❤️❤️

  8. Would they work in my Ohio home? No. But they are stunning in your Maine home. It inspires me to keep searching and only buying decor with some charm.

    1. For sure. You never know what you will uncover Kathy. And I agree. They would be awful in VT too😂😂

  9. Teddee Grace says:

    What a find! These look great!

    1. I’m so glad you like them Teddee. Thank you so much😁

  10. It is quite enjoyable to travel along with your decorating journey. I love finding those special items that bring pleasure to home life. Very cozy and warm. Of course my absolute favorite in the room is the beautiful doggo on the couch. So sweet.

    1. That is so sweet of you to say Jillian. And yes Ella is always front and center⛵️🐾

  11. I LOVE THESE!! And they fit perfectly in every way!

    1. I’m so glad Casey and I just discovered they were custom made for a boat in the 1950s⛵️

  12. Stunning! This really pulls the whole room together and gives it a cozy look. Your posts are fabulous Ann!

    1. Thank you so much Mary. I just adore them⛵️⛵️

    1. I’m so glad, thank you so much Beth❤️💙⛵️

  13. The drapes really make a statement in a good way. Glad you found them and made the splurge! I’m the grand part in Grandmillennial! I’m looking forward to all the Vermont news.

    1. Thank you so much Debbie. I can’t wait to get back to Vermont🍃🍂👊🏻

  14. Love the drapes and love your cabin in Maine!

    1. Thank you so much Joan. Hope you have a fabulous weekend🙌🏻

  15. The blue-gray in the fabric goes so well with the paint color of your trim!. They look great in that room and perfect for the area your house is in. Living in a Raeside-Dame can be a little hard to find window treatments since the ceilings are low and the windows small (often, but not always) and the rooms tend to be on the dark side (moreso in winter) but you have nailed it.

    1. Linda, you are so right. This room can be very dark. And it was hard to capture the lighting on a dark day. They really add such a beautiful vintage statement in person too! I’m so glad you like them❤️💙

  16. Ann , the curtains are absolutely perfect for your lovely home in Maine! I love the way they look. Living on the water and coast myself , I love nautical and the red and blue.

    1. I’m so glad you like them Patricia. Thank you so kindly❤️💙

  17. The curtains are perfect for your Maine house!!

    1. I’m so glad you like them Linda. Thank you kindly❤️💙

      1. I LOVE them! Makes the living room come alive!

        1. That’s how I feel Hillary. And so much better in person too. I can’t believe I found them!:)

  18. They are amazing and are perfect for your room!

    1. I’m so glad you like them Karen! It was such a dark day here today I had a hard time getting the right photos. But they look so nice and cozy and perfect at this home❤️💙⛵️

  19. They look fabulous, Ann! Am I a grand millennial even though I am not in my 20’s or 30’s?! 😉😉

    1. Thank you so much Molly. I wasn’t too thrilled with the photos as it’s such a dark day and you know this room, super dark. But I’m running out of time😂