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    We're decorating the nursery atm and have pulled down the *lovely* standard issue flower number that the MoD installed. So now the hunt begins for new curtains on tinterweb. Question is, what type of curtains are they?

    The original ones are the type with string loops on them, with the rail having plastic hoops.

    Never knew there were so many types until I tried looking online for a replacement, and I don't want to buy the wrong type. Anyone know?

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    Now you've lost me...are you asking what kind of curtains can you hang on this rail?
    It might just be me but it sounds like a pole with plastic rings, but the curtains sound like tab tops??

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    What she is talking about, MH, is standard curtains - tape curtains with curtain hooks. They're not tab top, they're not easily thread on a pole. Just bog standard, normal, curtains. I think the real name is "tape top" but I'll look later. Am making dinner and don't want to put roast dinner on my laptop

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    Finally my time spent working in Laura Ashley comes in useful!!

    You've most likely got pencil pleat curtains. The heading is on a fabric tape and you can pull the string (knotted at one end) to make the curtains smaller.
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    They are called Pencil/pencil pleat curtains

    I've been looking for curtains recently, sad to say, Roseby's are currently under administration, they used to do some fab deals!
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    That's the badger - and Dunelm Mill usually have a good selection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CocoaKid
    What she is talking about, MH, is standard curtains - tape curtains with curtain hooks. They're not tab top, they're not easily thread on a pole. Just bog standard, normal, curtains. I think the real name is "tape top" but I'll look later. Am making dinner and don't want to put roast dinner on my laptop
    Ok plastic hoops and string loops threw me...although i wouldn't of associated either with standard curtains....

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    Thanks so much! Can start looking for replacements now. Anything is better than the standard issue ones

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    Is it the lovely maroon and green rose pattern? I also had attractive green and orange ones in the lounge.

    I got nice ones from Freemans for the little ones bedroom and luckily they were doing an offeron the ones I liked for the lounge (buy one set get one free) good for me as I have windows at each end of the lounge.

    Pencil Pleat is the name you are looking for defo!

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    You could possibly speak to your Estate Manager. Ours is lovely and arranged for us to have some nice blue/cream stripe ones ... much better than the white floral ones in the living room and peach floral ones in the kids bedrooms

    ps when I say nice, I use the word quite loosely. They are just a bit easier on the eyes lol

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    Re: Curtains (how exciting)

    you dont have too use the issue curtain rail you can buy your own and put that up its looks alot nicer too.. and give you a wider variety of curtain

    I didnt completly get what the question was just quessed by others answers but if im wayyyyyy off... Never mind!!

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    Gotta second Dunelm Mills for curtains. Got all ours for the quarter from there. Had to et rid of the ones we had, especially the brown (yes brown!) Daisies in the bathroom!

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