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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

REDy forToile De Jouy?

I have adored toile from the moment I laid my *hairy eyeballs* on it ages ago. It's classy and charming. It's typically a repeated pattern on an off-white background. The most popular colors are black, blue or red. We'll celebrate red today and blue tomorrow, soon, sometime before the end of the year. Any other toile decorators and fans? Okay, the last photos isn't technically toile de jouy, but it DOES give me joy to eat it!















68 comments:

lambi said...

Lovely :) I like this mptif very much. I wish have bedroom such on the last photo.
Hugs :)

Jojo said...

But I think you could serve the "pink ice" from the beautiful china! The shoes are adorable!!

Karen said...

I love toile and would have tons of it in my home if dear hubby liked it. What's there not to like about toile. The pictures are wonderful!
Have a great day.
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Cindy said...

i love toile...but i love ice cream more!!! :D

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

Toile shoes?? Who knew! lol

I love red in general and have at least one touch of red in every room.

Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Lovely. Just lovely. I am especilly fond of the last one. LOL!

Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Lovely. Just lovely. But, I am especially fond of the last one. LOL!!

Tennis Girl said...

Janean,
You know how I feel about toile, after seeing pics of the Inn. I love the red toiles. When I get back to the Cape house, I will post the upstairs bedroom, where I have red and mustard yellow toile. Love all these pictures :)
xo
Robin

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

I love toile, but in small doses! My every day dishes are blue (almost cobalt) and white toile, and I love them! I also have an apron and potholders from Williams Sonoma outlet near here that are blue and white toile, and while they don't perfectly match, they are pretty close to my dishes!

I also bought (almost 7 years ago now) fabric to make curtains for our guest room that are a sage and cream toile, but alas, it is still on the bolt!

Wanna buy some fabric, cheap? :o) Becky

PS - hope your Dad is doing better!

Deb said...

love the toile..and what better why to end than with icecream...the colors so match..

Cindy said...

Red and white anything makes me happy.
My daughter just did her nursery with green and white toile and a vintage pink and green rose pattern..so cute. I have some yellow tulle that I'm going to make into a pillow on a red and white couch.
What flavor was the ice cream? It does look yummy!!
Have a blessed day.
Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

katie said...

Oh my gosh I love all the Toile pictures today. That chair,pillows, and teddy is just to die for. And the cake plate, love it.
I had Toile drapes way back in the 70's, fabric my mom had and I wasn't smart enough to appreciate it then. Live and learn.

Rita said...

Those are one cool pair of shoes! I love the black toile with red accessories.

Dawn said...

Be still my heart! Love it all but the one with the less formal photo with the Teddy and great cottage pillow is my favorite!
Hugs,
Dawn

Just a little something from Judy said...

I would like to be sitting at the table on the first photo, wearing the shoes on one of the middle photos, and eating the ice cream on the last photo. Beautiful post!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Janean,
I am a toile addict so coming here this morning just gives me a little fix! Actually, I'm swooning over all your toile. I have the red in my home and I cannot get enough of it. Thankfully, Hubby likes it too. Love the shoes and the footed cake stand is just fabulous! What a scrumptious post! Thank you for sharing and please stop by for tea, won't you? I'm loving your tea set! Have a lovely day.

Blessings,
Sandi

myletterstoemily said...

i'm a red toile girl myself, and even have
a collection of those exact platters!

what a lovely, cheerful post!

Dolores said...

I love the pictures of the toile, especially the bedroom and the ice cream...Yum....

I hope your dad is improving, he's in my prayers. Thank you for the prayers for Cassandra.
Hugs,

Suz said...

Such a large mirror over that bed!
Would you believe my daughter had toile roman shades in her new condo and is taking them out!
can't tell her anything
Love those shoes

Jackie said...

I just love toile...have black and cream toile in my kitchen (touches of it) and master bedroom is red and cream toile. I am always so drawn to it for some reason! Pics are beautiful!

~ Regan said...

Ooolala!! I love some toile! (Especially Red!!) I have come to realize I will probably always have red accents throughout my home. They alwasy seems to pop up! It all started with inheriting a huge collection of red Johnson Bros- Toile is classic- love the samples you've shown! (And where oh where did that cake plate come from? It's awesome!!)

voiceofpendergrass said...

Good morning,
I too LOVE Toile. All the photos are beautiful. I have a set of the blue, but I really, really love the red. A year or so back I saw a set of the red in an antique store... wish I had got them at that time. Some day... :) I do want the ice cream!

And yes, Praises that our dad is better... we have been so concerned and praying very earnestly.

much love to all and blessings on the day.

Farm Girl said...

I just love it and here is my problem, I love it red but then you will post blue and I will love that, and never will my house be decorated. :)
I hope you are doing well, I am praying for you, and I hate to tell you this but if I spent a whole month on my self, I would get bored. :)
I am looking forward to your birthday though. :)

Florence said...

Beautiful, love it. I made a red and white quilt with a toile pattern this winter. Florence

Pondside said...

Red/pink toile makes me happy, just looking at it. It's hard to find up here, so when we go down to Washington State I haunt the thrift shops. It's probably my favorite pattern, so reading your post this morning is a great way to start my day!

FairfieldHouse said...

Janine,

I once read an interview with a designer who said every room should have at least one piece of toile in it. I love it all.

Deborah

Frau said...

Omg love toile especially the red...I have alot of green toile now. Love the cake plate and shoes...me want!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Oh Janean I LOVE Toile!!! I have some green in my bathroom and I have a bit of blue around somewhere in a box stored away....but I DON'T have any RED. I feel the need to change that. I really want to start collecting some dishes with the red. I LOVE the red ticking with the toile...Oooo this farmhouse could use some of that!! THANK YOU for sharing these photo's with us...just LOVE them. Have a wonderful day....Maura:)

Paula said...

Beautiful entry. Thank you for visiting my blog.

It's me said...

I love toile...but i love ice cream more!!! ................

how are you doing?? Janean??

Hugs from me................

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Pretty! Pretty! I have a few of my Mother-in-laws plates that date back to the 1800's! I love it to!

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Yes, I have a love affair with toile of any color. But I collect blue in particular. Love your red though. I think the ice cream qualifies according to your definition of toile. LOL!
Seriously, though, hope you Dad is better by now and completely under stand that family comes first. As I have said before, I don't know how you consistently post such interesting and fun stuff.

Julie said...

Hello Janean!! :-)
LOVE LOVE LOVE Toile...an uber-favorite of mine...simply because it is beautiful and it never goes out of style...a classic!!!
I do love the red, blue and black, and I like the sage green toile too!!
Love those photos, and the ice cream looks scrumptious ...when are you serving????? :-) HUGS!

Robyn said...

I love toile, doesn't matter what color...or what room it's used in...I just love it...I am on the search for a black toile comforter or bedspread at the moment...can't find one though...if anyone out there knows where I can find one that won't cost me my arm and leg...please let me know...God bless! ~Robyn

Sylvia said...

Janean,
I'm sorry to hear about your father and your friend.
I do hope your father will be better soon.
Blogging is not an obligation, it has to be nice.
Hugs,
Sylvia

Janet - underthewillow said...

oooo I love toile!!....I've got black and white toile in the dining room and sage and cream toile draperies in the family room!

Janet

Kristin said...

We actually had plates with that pattern in red all up through my childhood! Lovely post!

Kristin XXXX

Lisa said...

Oh oh oh! I want it all!!!
Hugs, Lisa

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Aren't those shoes adorable...and the bear! Oh my! So many pretty things in this gorgeous fabric! ♥

Donna said...

Lovely! And I love red.

Donna

Karen said...

ooooo, I love the cake stand and the couch. Don't have any in my house tho'. Say, the ice cream had repeated patterns, right? :P

sissie said...

Toile is all over my house in shades of pink and green and some yellow.

Love your post. So pretty.

hugs
Sissie

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Yummy toile and that ice cream looks pretty good too! Toile definitely is a more feminine design, but I love touches of it!

Technodoll said...

I have some Toile de Jouy in some rooms of my house but didn't know it until my mom pointed it out to me, oooing and aaaahing - she LOVES it and made me promise to give her the curtains when we sell the house, LOL!

I love those shoes, btw »:)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I am a toile lover, and you've posted some wonderful inspiration. I love that red toile cake stand! the ice cream looks pretty good too. laurie

FILIGREE MOON said...

Jump for joy! It's Toile De Jouy! Adore it...always have. Your image presentation is delightful. I use red and blue transferware daily...the reproductions that I have collected over time. We like the mix and match effect. Have a "joyful" week! ~ Angela

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

I adore toile! Love it, love it! I thought I was following you, well now I am. Have a great week.

Changes in the wind said...

Hi there, thanks for visiting and leaving a comment....these things are beautiful!

Dianna said...

Hello dear Janean,
I haven't had much time to spend reading blogs the last couple of weeks, but last night I took some time and found the post you'd done about the time you spent with your dad last week when he had congestive heart failure. I'm so glad that you were able to be with him, my friend. I didn't realize that you've lost your mother around the same time we lost my mother-in-law. I just wanted to let you know, Janean, that I'm asking God for strength for you as Mother's Day approaches and as you are back home, away from your dad.
Love ya...

AshTreeCottage said...

I love everything and especially those red toile shoes!!! Great post.

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Oh, this is my favorite combination!
Brenda

Just Breathe said...

It is really pretty, I just haven't decorated with it. Love the examples you showed.

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

Oh how I LOVE toile... The second to last bedroom photo is the percect use of toile, not too much just enough. And don't even get me started on the dishes...

Best wishes,
Tammy

Susan B said...

Very beautiful!

Deb said...

thank you for visiting my blog! I like toile, especially in blue. I'm looking forward to your post on it!
have a blessed day!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Janean~ "J'aime toile"
Any color, red, blue black, but my ultimate favorite....pink. I saw a designer makeover in black, white, pink toile. We seem to be in need of a fourth guest room so,I've been entertaining the idea of turning our family room into a guest suite and I bet you can guess what I'd like to decorate it with.
I agree...ice cream brings me jouy too.
Hope to see you stroll in soon.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

nancygrayce said...

Now that is a lot of toile! I love it, but I don't have a toile thing in my home!

Thanks for your sweet comment about the graduation! I love that procession too!

Chickens in the Basement said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm a toile junky too. The shoes are fabulous!
Anna

Lea said...

Oh, my, this was as good as looking at "Southern Lady." Thanks for stopping by my blog and be for sure that I will be back to visit yours. Blessings to you!

Jerralea said...

I love toile, and dishes, so I adore that toile cake plate! Love it!

I also like the armoire filled with toile. Oh, be still my heart!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

The toile shoes are adorable. Thank you for dropping by for a visit. Your blog is beautiful.

Joyce said...

very pretty...you have some lovely things posted on your blog. I'll come back when I have more time to look...am in the midst of my daughter's univ. graduation..thanks for visiting my blog. Hope your dad is feeling better!

Cat said...

I adore toile too! Those flats are amazing!!!!

Kristie said...

Beautiful!!

ModernMom said...

How gorgeous! So glad you posted all of these lovley pictures for us to enjoy! Love them!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I am in love with the pictures...Absolutley gorgeous...Stopping by to say Happy Mother's Day...
Have a few hours to blog hop and nothing makes me happier.
I have a GREAT GIVEAWAY that I will be drawing for on Sunday night.

Kathleen said...

Love it all, but I covet the cake plate..with a scoop of that ice cream on the side! :)

Sharon Dallman said...

I found, or should I say stumbled onto, your blog today and really enjoyed your photos and your wit. I especially loved the photos in red and white you posted in May of 2010. Janean can you tell me what is the name of the red and white toile china pattern in the photo just above the red and white fabrics and chair with the teddy bear in it? I found the photo posted on Facebook today and traced it back to you but I have yet to find the name or manufacturer of the red and white toile china with the grape leaves on it...