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kquogue
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Does anyone know a place on St. Croix where you can buy vertical blinds. There are plenty of online stores to shop in, but I would really like to see the product before I purchase it.

Thanks!
Kerri

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Topic starter Posted : October 5, 2010 3:46 pm
Juanita
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Caribe Do It Center, near Sunny Isle, has a few. Not too much to choose from.

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Posted : October 5, 2010 4:23 pm
Edward
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Caution.

I have vertical blinds in my apartment.

They have been whipped around and virtually destroyed by winds.

Very hard to repair.

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Posted : October 5, 2010 5:41 pm
Linda J
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I would think vertical blinds would not be a very practical choice here, too much wind.

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Posted : October 5, 2010 6:33 pm
Scott1
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What other options would you suggest?

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Posted : October 6, 2010 2:59 am
Linda J
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Most people here just have curtains.

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Posted : October 6, 2010 10:03 am
STXBob
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Also, vertical blinds can get stuck or overlapped the wrong way if you open or close them when the slats are closed (parallel to the slider). Hotels almost always use drapes, with rods instead of cords for drawing them. I believe it's because they are easy to use and low maintenance. I've never seen vertical blinds in a hotel.

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Posted : October 6, 2010 10:42 am
Edward
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Yesterday, my manager replaced the vertical blinds with drapes.

Now I have usable window coverings.

Goodbye vertical blinds! 🙂

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Posted : October 6, 2010 11:35 am
Hiya!
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I thought they were outlawed in the 80's by the fashion police. 😉 Actually there are a newish kind that work much better. They are more like large panels (like a folding screen & very pretty) then a bunch of 3 inch strips that get tangled and break all the time. So depending on how big your door is you would have 3 to 5 24" panels. So when you have your door open you can easily slide it across and it shouldn't pick up the wind unless it's really windy, in which case, curtains would too. I, personally, go with curtains because I like to be able to easily wash them easily and get the dust, dirt and mildew off.

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Posted : October 6, 2010 1:05 pm
Edward
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We had vertical blinds in Europe, where I lived for the past 7 years. They were always tangled. Never worked properly.

Kerri, I guess we've given you enough cautions on vertical blinds by now!

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Posted : October 6, 2010 2:22 pm
Juanita
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I thought they were outlawed in the 80's by the fashion police. 😉 Actually there are a newish kind that work much better. They are more like large panels (like a folding screen & very pretty) then a bunch of 3 inch strips that get tangled and break all the time. So depending on how big your door is you would have 3 to 5 24" panels. So when you have your door open you can easily slide it across and it shouldn't pick up the wind unless it's really windy, in which case, curtains would too. I, personally, go with curtains because I like to be able to easily wash them easily and get the dust, dirt and mildew off.

Travelers Tree in Gallows Bay used to have the hardware for that type of panel blind. They can also make the panel for you out of the material of your choice. Been a couple of years since I saw them. IKEA has them much less expensive, but you can't always shop on line for IKEA. You could check, though.

I tend to get "out of the box" with curtains, sometimes. Just mount 2 slim dowels parallel to each other. Take a bamboo shade (without a valance, again Caribe has them), put one on the front dowel and one on the back dowel, using clip rings and you have a sliding window treatment for very little money.

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Posted : October 6, 2010 3:54 pm
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