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That’s what happened to Tom Preston, co-owner of Georgetown’s David Bell Antiques.
Whenever I think about window treatments, an anecdote from one of my favorite childhood books, “Amelia Bedelia” by Peggy Parish, always comes to mind.
If you don’t know Amelia, she is a kooky housekeeper who, in every book, misunderstands her employer’s directives. In one scene, Amelia is asked to “draw the drapes,” but rather than pull the curtains closed as her employer asked, she takes out a pen and paper and literally draws a picture of the fancy living room curtains. The scene always struck me as funny not just because of the farcical play on words, but also for the absurd formality of it all — I mean who really ever draws the drapes unless they are staying at a hotel?