Made in a variety of fabrics, colors and patterns, these vintage “shorty” curtains were often sold in sets — sometimes with multiple tiers, or accessories like canopies, swags and valances.
Here, you can take a look back into the seventies to remember more than 100 different kinds of these retro window curtains, including sheers, tie-backs and cafe curtains!
Colorful chef print and swag kitchen curtains from 1973
Colorful vintage-style cafe curtains from the 70s – floral and gingham
Cute country-kitchen curtains with canopy from 1973
Retro curtains from the 1970s – Tempo contemporary pattern
Flocked Dacron polyester marquisette retro window curtains
Breezy. 8 feet wide. White snowflake dots. Rod-pocket tops. 5-in. bottom; 34-in. side hems. Hand wash, drip dry, touch-up iron. 3 prs. tiers; valance extra. State color number 20-frosty pink 29-sunshine yellow 941-Winter White
Toppers: 70×38 in. long. Deep 6-in. ruffles have 1-1/2 to 1 fullness. For windows wider than 42 in., use extra valance (E) below. Tiebacks included.
Country Kitchen: No-iron Fiberglas in bold sunfast colors
Classic print tier curtain with rod-pocket top. Fiberglas glass fabric resists kitchen dirt and grease. Flame resistant, won’t sag, stretch, or mildew.
2-in. bottom; 1A-in. side hems. Hand wash, drip dry; no ironing. Shown: 2 prs.; valance extra. NOTE: For best fullness, order prs. and valance to cover 2 to 3 times total measured window width.
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Pinch-pleated prints in 3 styles – Vintage 70s curtains
Tradewinds shorty retro window curtains
A pinch-pleated shorty that takes active living — beautifully, with little effort from you.
NEATNIKS machine wash, medium; tumble dry; rehang. Woven with 72 heavy threads per square inch. 1-1/2-inch side, 3-inch bottom hems. Gold-Color rings (fit rods) on all lengths thru 45 inches (lengths stated include rings). Unlined.
Spindrift short vintage curtains
Slightly-slubbed, DuPont Dacron polyester fabric woven with 150 threads per square inch. Deep 3-fold pinch pleats, 4-inch headings, 3-inch bottom. 1-1/2 inch side hems. Gold color rings on all lengths through 45 inches.
A go-everywhere Perma-Prest tier curtain: Windsong
Almost 7 feet wide. Luxurious, easy-care sheer of 70% rayon and 30% DuPont Dacron polyester. Rod-pocket top. Extra-deep 5-inch lockstitched bottom; 1-inch blindstitched side hems.
NEATNIKS like the Sears Lab-tested and approved PERMA-PREST, no-iron performance when machine washed, med., tumble dried.
State color/number: 504—Lemon yellow; 603—Indian Orange; 908—Avocado Heather; 17—Raspberry
Retro curtains: Shorties of heavy cotton
Vibrant designs printed with 4 to 6 separate color rollers for sharp, clear color reproductions. Full-bodied cotton woven with 154 threads per sq. in. NEATNIKS like the PERMA-PREST curtains because Sears Lab approved them for no-iron performance when tumble dried. Just machine wash, med.
Deep 4-in. pleats backed and tacked to prevent popping out when washed. Blindstitched 3-in. bottom; 114in. side hems. Unlined. Removable brass-colored rings (fit 1/2-in. rods) on 24, 30, 36, 45-in. sizes. (Lengths stated include rings.) “Swinger” and “One Little Indian” bedspreads sold separately.
Flower polka: Colorful bouquets in field of dots
Colors: Cherry red, tawny gold
Bottled up: Light, bright kitchen pattern
Colors: Strawberry pink, apple green, melon
One little Indian – and lions, too… for young at heart
Shorty curtain colors: Apple Green, Pumpkin, Federal Indigo, Flag Red
Lemontree shorty curtains: Warm, decorative dinette or kitchen print
Colors: Lemon yellow bright & Sapphire
Vintage ’70s floral window curtains with valance
Blackhawk vintage curtains with knit trim
Blackhawk. Either style comes in natural or colored backgrounds to go with any period of furniture. Knitted trim of 98% cotton, 2% rayon adds to the homespun look.
1-inch looped bottom fringe. Fabric has 72 sturdy threads per square inch; weighs 5.47 ounces per square yard. Seamless wide widths perfect for hard-to-fit windows. The PERMA-PREST® fabric keeps NEATNIKS away from the ironing board. Just machine wash, warm; tumble dry.
Vintage shortie length curtains – Rugged cotton hopsacking with knitted trim
Retro ruffled curtains & sheers
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Topsail vintage pattern window curtains
Adventure on the high seas. Pattern of charts and sailing ships on black waves repeats every 20 inches. Great for kitchen, breakfast nook, boy’s bedroom.
Retro ruffled Cape Cod window curtains
Sheer ruffled vintage shorty curtains & cafe curtains
Sheer ruffled curtains and tiers – Vintage home decor from 1973
Semi-sheer ruffle round curtains – Dazzle pattern
3 color schemes of floral pattern retro window curtains
Vintage fringe-tiered window curtains of cotton muslin
Retro mini drapes and panels – Curtain tiers and shirred tiers
Tailored rayon tiers, peek-a-boo style curtains and matching accessories… trimmed with two-tone cotton ball fringe.