Tuesday, March 24, 2009

You Know I Love Toile!



So I had to join Pretty Organized Palace's Toile Party today! Be sure to check out the other participants if you love toile!



Most of my regular readers know that I'm pretty crazy about toile (and transferware). My favorite is red toile because....well, red is my favorite color! I also love white so my living room is mainly red and white...





My favorite thrift store makeover!






Discontinued red and gold curtains from JC Penney





My empty china cabinet (you don't see that often)! The back is red and cream toile fabric that I wrapped around cardboard.




Decorated for spring.




My very favorite red toile pillows - they're reversible the back is red gingham.






Black & white toile lamp.







These chairs and the table used to be pine.





I added some red gingham and pom pom fringe to these Waverly curtains.





These are my kitchen curtains. They're a fun combination of black and cream toile, polka dots and kiwi green trim and material (to match my walls).





My kitchen window seat.



My bedroom walls are robin's egg blue and I have black and cream toile bedding and curtains.









Duvet








A brown and blue toile pillow in my bedroom.



As you can see, I really do love toile and have for a long, long, long time! I have a few other toile things but these are the major ones. I hope you enjoyed seeing them!


I'll be back at the end of the week with a tutorial on how to make a raised bed for your veggies.



65 comments:

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

It's all so beautiful! I love the red and white toile and wish I had it in my house. I'll have to get some! :-)

Ally0005 said...

I love Toile also. I have it in my masterbed room ( black) and my office/scraproom ( red).
Your house is so pretty. Thanks for letting us see in.

Rachel said...

What a cute house. We just added toile to our living room and my daughter's room. I must say. I'M ADDICTED! Thank for sharing all your pretty spaces.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Manuela,
Your decorating is lovely. My favourite is red and white too with black and cream coming in at a close second. Have a wonderful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Bringhurst Family said...

Did you make those kitchen curtains? I dig them.

Kathy said...

You DO love toile! Love the scalloped window treatment. Great site with lots of great ideas. And thanks for your comment about my thrift store book-end redo. I look forward to following your blog for LOTS of new ideas.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, my toile loving friend! You really have a lot of it & it looks great in your home.

So glad you did a tour of the Ballards outlet, so much fun to browse thru there. I haven't been in ages, but yes I agree with you, it's still overpriced.

Leila said...

You did a fantastic job bringing everything together -- I think it's your paint choices that do the trick!

I really love all you did!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi toile friend of mine! I just posted my toile post too! You and I have so much in common... Your home is just beautiful!
Hugs,
Penny

Katy said...

WOW!!! You have a lot of toile! I, too, am a toile lover!!! Everything is just beautiful! :)

Vee said...

Can you ever imagine a day when your love for toile will fade? I can't! Long live toile! (My niece adores it, too. I really like it as well, but have none. Wonder what I could start with...a pillow perhaps.) Loved seeing all your pictures!

Terri and Bob said...

I thought I loved toile until I saw this post! You are a maniac about toile!

Mom in High Heels said...

I love that red and white toile. Everything is so cute. I just want to come look around!

glorv1 said...

Hi Manuela, you and Penny both share the love of Toile. It is really beautiful, I like the b/w but also the r/w. Thx for sharing busy lady, it is always fun at your blog. Take care.

Attic Gal Rachelle said...

Wow, someone with maybe more toile than I have! I love the black and green! I really love the red toile in the china hutch. I should do that to highlight my milk glass collection.

Linda's Blue Gate said...

What is it about toile..... I just love it..... I really love looking at the scenes..... they are so idealize....... maybe that it.... you have used so many different toile and they all look wonderful.....
HUgs
Linda

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I also like toile. You have a pretty home. Thanks for visiting and your nice compliment.
Glenda

Angie said...

You know I LOVE all your toile stuff because we have similar tastes! I love everything you do!

glorv1 said...

http://opulentcottage.typepad.com/opulentcottage/

Manuela, I pasted this blog address because there is a toile lamp there that is going to be up for sale. Just thought you might want to go see it at her blog. Take care.

Scribbler said...

I am also a toile-er. I love what you did with it.

Scribbler

Pretty Organizer said...

You my dear are an official Toile-aholic! Love the pillows with the polka dots! So beautiful! Thanks for show'n us your palace!

Milah said...

Hi Maneula!

I took your lead and joined the party! Drop by and see.;D

Your projects look amazing, your such an inspiration!

Lyn said...

Manuela, I'm looking forward to read about how you do your gardening beds. I've been wanting to learn.

Have a lovely week!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

I always enjoy seeing your toile... love your kitchen curtains!

I need some toile in my house!

Susan

Maya said...

You do love toile..., and it looks just great -sorry about your bathroom loss!

mishebe said...

Thank you for letting me know that about my link. I always do that. Dork.. Well I absolutely Love those kitchen valance. In fact you know i love all the toile you have. Mishelle

Susan said...

Your house is beautiful as always! Drooling over your transferware!

jenjen said...

Hi Manuela! What a fun party! You have such beautiful toile! Everything is so beautiful!!!

XOOX
Jen

Chari said...

Hi Manuela...Happy Toile Day!

I followed the link over to your place from the Toile Party and soooo happy that I did!!!

As soon as I seen your blog header photo...I remembered seeing your home on RMS. It's just stunning and definitely committed to my memory! I love all of the red & white toile (red being my favorite color too) and paired with that beautiful buttery yellow...simply gorgeous!!! You have a beautiful home...full of fabulous frenchy toile and I just adore it!!!

Thank you so much for sharing your toile and making this world a prettier place!
Warmest wishes,
Chari

Felicia said...

Love how you gussied up those fab curtains with that awesome gingham and pom pom fringe :)

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

WOW! I love all of your toile! Your house is incredible! :) I really really wanted red toile in our dining room/ kitchen area but couldn't find some I liked that had a white background, so I am using black... but I still think it will be pretty! I love ALL of your amazing curtains, too! :)

Pam said...

Love all your great ideas. I can't wait to come back and visit again.

Pam

Heather said...

very pretty! i love that lamp and the pillows!

Spoil The Baby said...

Loved your post, and the photo of your dog!

Amanda said...

Manuela I LOVE your kitchen window treatment and window seat! The black and green are TDF together! It's all beautiful - thanks for sharing!

Mrs. G said...

I love toile too. Yours is so beautiful.
Hugs,
Sue

Janelle said...

I don't think I've ever seen blue/brown toile before--that is GORGEOUS!

I like the way you often pair your transferware with toiles--always so pleasing!

Kim Chalfant said...

Love all the toile!! I love seeing how everyone uses it in their decor.

Southern Charm said...

I really love your toile filled home. Just beautiful! You are very talented as far as making your home a comfortable and beautiful place to be.

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

I love your toile. I have the same black and cream drapes in my kitchen and I am considering adding fabric and fringe to the top, too!
~Misti

Iris said...

Hello, I've been watchin your blog for a little while now. My favorite color is red also. I like the way you've decorated, very pretty. I get idea's from others like you on how to decorate my home....thank you....take care, Iris

diXymiss said...

So beautiful, fresh and inviting, Manuela! Love all the touches of toile throughout your pretty home. Red is one of my favorite colors too, but I find the black & white toile paired with apple green eXceptionally striking!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I think you must love toile as much as I do. I like the way you used in it in the back of your china hutch. I have red and white toile in my dining room. I hope you'll stop by and check out my toile goodies.

Tracey McBride said...

You are truly the toile QUEEN Manuela! Lovely, lovely,lovely.
Warmly,
Tracey
xox

Declutter Your Life said...

Love the cushion!!! I love toile too!

Tanya said...

I just love your bedroom. I've been thinking about a blue bedroom and the toile makes it look just right!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Oh Manuela, it all looks beautiful. I love it. I love Toile and you have outdone yourself with the decorating touches! All we need now is a car decorated with Toile seats! Oooh lala!
blessings,
Debbie

Bonita said...

Your home is so lovely and all that toile is dreamy.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

I love it all. Just fabulous!

Barb

Cass said...

Gorgeous toile vignettes --your home is lovely! Love the curtains, too... very sweet.
Cass

alchemyfineliving said...

Oh!! I just love that green with the black and white toile. What a great color combo

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and the nice comment you left.

Laurie - Decorating Fanatic said...

Wow! I loved all your toile...it's making me think my rooms could use a bit more! :)

rosecottagegardensandfarm said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely toile!! Your designs are so inspiring.

I refreshed our bedroom with a lot of red, including antique French red bird toile. Sweetie says it is his favorite ever!

Thanks for sharing your collection. What fun!

Debbykay

Susie Q said...

I love each spot, each space, each treasure. I have long loved your home and admired your talent for creating home warmth, beauty and joy.

Love,
Sue

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Wow, What a day... and I'm still not tired of toile!! Your rooms are so pretty... xo, Andrea

Brittany said...

I love love love all of your pretty toile! I'm especially partial to the red, and the transferware - I really have a weakness for red transferware! Your pictures are just beautiful.

Becky said...

I love all of your toile. You did a wonderful job on that china hutch too. Beautiful
Becky

Faye said...

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Vee said...

Manuela, I hope that you find this comment way down here... You won a little something yesterday at my place. I'd email you if it were working properly. Please email me (you'll find my addy in my profile). Thanks!

june@craftyniche said...

I love the toile in your home! I am going to use some of it for my decorating projects. I never thought I would love toile as I do now. I guess I thought it was too old fashioned looking when I was younger. :)

The Decorated House, Donna Courtney said...

Hi Manuela~
You know I love toile. I knew you loved toile. But I did not remember how much you love toile!
This was great fun to see your lovely pictures.
Donna

Storybook Woods said...

You really have such a beautiful toile collection xoxoxox Clarice

Lady Katherine said...

I got to see a few things I never seen. Love the polka dots with the toile! I just knew you would love joining this wonderful toile day!
Happy Toile! I do hope you can find the time to join my Birthday Tea Party! I love to see a toile one, no cooking just your love toile and white ironstone. I am hooked on both! Bringing out my 20 Plus yards of toile soon!

Jannet said...

Oh this must be what toile heaven looks like, you have a gorgeous home!!
I enjoyed my visit and saved you to my favorites so I can find my way back ; )
Have a wonderful day, Jannet

Pearl Maple said...

Followed your link from Housepeepers and really enjoyed reading all your posts. Am so envious red toile is hard to find but looks oh so good!
Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration.