Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Toile ~ It’s Not Just For Fabric

I had some time to look through my current issue of Country Living magazine recently and came across some toile that caught my eye. 

Love the scene on this pitcher!

Pitcher 

Photo courtesy of Country Living

Drinking glasses.  How neat are these ~ love them!

Glasses

Photo courtesy of Country Living

This great cake server.

 Cake Server

Photo courtesy of Country Living

This tea set.  I could just picture a plate of muffins alongside this.

Tea Set

How about a mouse pad?

toile mousepad

Courtesy of Zazzle.com

Or a toile hamper?  Okay, it’s fabric, but I’ve never seen toile fabric used in a hamper.

toile hamper

Courtesy of TinyTotties.com

I’ve seen toile or transferware on dishes and think it looks so pretty.  I know that locally {in my area} you can find those retail at Home Goods, Marshalls and TJ Maxx, but you could probably also find some at Good Will or thrift stores.  I think I’ll be keeping an eye out for the toile drinking glasses!

 

31 comments:

Jane said...

I picked up a yard of toile fabric recently, not because I had a project in mind but because it was too pretty to leave behind :-) Maybe a hamper?
Jane

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love toile too. Dishes are hard to find sometimes, but I have never seen the drinking glasses. Those are wonderful. Hugs, Marty

Love the Decor! said...

Oh my goodness I am drooling over that pitcher!!
Thanks for your visits Kathy I always look forward to having you stop by!!

Marla at Always Nesting said...

Beautiful pieces.

Blue Creek Home said...

I'm lovin' that cake server!!!
Who knew you could get sooo many things with toile???

Rhonda

sissie said...

Hi Kathy,
My bedroom is done in pink toile, so I love it.
All the things that you have shown in toile is so pretty. Might have to go to Home Goods and see what's new.

hugs
Sissie

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

Ok I've decided you absolutely have to come spend a weekend with me! We would have so much fun shopping together!

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

Hi Kathy. Thanks for all the lovely comments you left on my new blog. You're right about each piece of furniture needing varying degrees of work. I'm planning on posting about my many furniture transformations in greater detail over the coming weeks and months so stay tuned. Kristine.

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

I saw all those too and thought they were gorgeous!

Patty said...

I love the patterns on these they're so fantastic! If I had that green tea set I would start having tea parties just so I could show it off ;)

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Oh, I like everything, especially the pitcher!!

Haven't been to HG in awhile . . . need to go there soon!!

xxoo

Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

I just found my treasured toile teapot in my china cabinet with the spot broke off and no ones knows how it happened. hmmmm. I love toile - it simply beautiful.

Vanessa said...

I love toile, there's just something so classy and aristocratic about it.

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Love the examples you've displayed! Funny, years ago, I never was a fan of toile. Now it seems recently, I'm really starting to like it. Just goes to show how our tastes change.

Thanks for sharing!

Design Esquire said...

I've been trying to add some toile to my house (either plates or fabric) - I love it.

One Cheap B*tch said...

I love toile! I saw these too in the mag and was in heaven!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I love this post and all that toile. I'm getting ready to make my shower curtain to finish my bath and yes, its black and white Toile. oh my , I'm so predictable lol..

Atelier de Charo said...

Love toile too, the tea set is great!!!

Liz said...

Gorgeous pieces! My favorite color is green, so I am in love with that tea set....so pretty! Thanks for sharing and for the sweet comments on my blog! Have a fantastic day! ~Liz

Andrea said...

Pretty! I love that hamper...a way to make laundry more fun?

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

I love toile! It is so elegant. Makes me want to sip some tea, I don't even drink tea.
Love them all.
Brooke

Rory-The Greentiques Solution Guy said...

Hi Kathy, First time visitor here. Love your blog. I have become a follower.
Rory
http://thegreentiquessolution.blogspot.com/

jenjen said...

So cute! I love toile - so classic and pretty!

XOOX
Jen

Leanne said...

I love toile. That mouse pad is a fun idea. I might try making one. Thanks for the idea. I love your blog. I awarded you the Beautiful Blogger Award. You can go here to check it out if you'd like: http://organizeyourstuffnow.com/wordpress/?p=6396

Lisa said...

I was swooning over that article, too. That pitcher is my favorite. Couldn't you see it filled with daisies? Yummy!

Laura@JourneyChic said...

Those glasses are so cute! thanks for stopping by JourneyChic today!

Deepali Kalia Filling Spaces said...

this is so fun'glad i found you

Brambleberry Cottage said...

I love toile, Kathy! One of my past homes was decorated in a European Country Cottage style, and I used lots of toile fabrics and transferware.

I still love it to this day and use it where I can...even in my cottage farmhouse. :)

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love my collection of red transferware and try to pick up additional pieces when ever I see it being unloved!

The glasses were my favorite.

Shaunna said...

Hey Kathy! I went through a toile phase myself...I recovered my breakfast room chairs in a red and yellow. Thanks so much for stopping by and following my blog! I am following you as well! Can't wait to read more...nice to meet you-shaunna :)

jim said...

really are eyecathing, love them very much, great design

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