Sunday, September 20, 2009

~8 Yards of Blue Toile~

What do you do with 8 yards of 18th-century french country blue and white toile?. you make pillows for your front room couch, slip covers for your dinning room head chairs and matching lamp shades for the vintage milk glass lamps.
I ordered the blue toile from Country Curtains http://www.countrycurtains.com/ I could not find the shade of blue I wanted in any of our local fabric stores and since I had purchased curtains from them before and have always been pleased I decided to order the fabric and I
l-o-v-e the toile I was so excited when it arrived. So now I had to get "busy" and start sewing.

The two dinning room chairs covered in pretty blue and white. I am in l-o-v-e with this fabric, I already told you that ha, but I just can't can't help myself I really do l-o-v-e it.
The lamp shades on my Grandma's vintage milk glasses lamps I think Grandma would approve.

I think the china blue and white fabric really help to make the dinning room fresh and clam.
O.k. no spilling anyone.

19 comments:

Becky said...

Love the toile fabric and your projects made from it look especially nice!

Connie said...

That turned out beautifully, sugar! Blue is always so cool and watery and I do love it also...
xoxo,
Connie

Country Dreaming said...

Elizabeth--
What pretty fabric--i'm not sure what it is about Toile fabric that
draws people but it sure does. I like the red touches with the blue and white. Looks great!!

Melinda

Rhondi said...

Hi Elizabeth. I LOVE IT!! You did a fabulous job and it looks gorgeous!
I am having a welcome fall party on Tuesdy to celebrate the first day of fall and I'd love it if you joined in. You can read about it on my blog.
((hugs)) Rhondi

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

Hi Elizabeth,
I love Country Curtains. My red toile curtains in my master bedroom are from there as well and the yellow checked ones in my living room.

Your blue toile is lovely. I love the way you have used it through out your home.
Hugs,
Penny

Martha said...

I think if you go back to Linderhof, you can add a follower. I appreciate all of your visits.

The White Bench said...

Hi Elizabeth,
That's so sweet of you!!
I have just put my 'follow- button' at the end of the page, you can see it now!
Thanks for your interest in my blog and enjoy Fall!
Your Toile pillows are so cool, and I do love blue and white! Thanks for sharing!!
Monica.

Martha said...

I too, love toile and I absolutely adore blue nad white -- I love what you did with the toile. It is stunning!

Laurie said...

It's been awhile since I've seen your blog...it is just stunning. Love your colors!!What color of yellow did you use on your walls? I dont have a clue about the "follow" I just added your blog to my google reader. You can contact me here..lm.sm@comcast.net

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Elizabeth, thank you for the sweet note. Welcome to blogging & have a lot of fun with it. I love your blue toile, I'm a toile fan myself.

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

The toile is just beautiful!

Country Dreaming said...

Hi Elizabeth--
Thanks for joining the following of my blog. It was a nice surprise
to see your face on my followers list.

Melinda :)

Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

Hi Elizebeth, Love you house. I love fabric. How fun 8 yards. I would like to make a couple chair covers. Did you follow a battern?

Hea, I came over to tell you that you are one of the winners on my coller selection. Check out my blog.

I need your address: cindygeilmann@yahoo.com


Cindy@stitches

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Elizabeth; OH Wow I just am in Love with that Toile...the light blue is so lovely... What an amazing job you did on your pillows and slip covers... wow can you sew girl friend.... oh and the lamp shades,, Grandma would just love them .... you have such a lovely home,, so cozy and very welcoming,,, I be right over..... lol; :) have a great week,

Hugs;
Alaura

Utah Grammie said...

Oh my! Love the blue toile! Perfection with the white :-) Good job!

Susie Q said...

Oh my. I love that fabric too! And to have the slipcovered chairs is...is...well, too, too pretty!!
Toile is just so timeless and fresh and pretty.

Love,
Sue

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

YOU are amazing! Look at all of the work you have done AND you work full time! Elizabeth, your room is breathtaking. The slipcovers are so pretty and do add the perfect touch to your room. I am sooooooooo impressed and sooooo inspired by you.

I think your grandmother is smiling upon you!!

hugs,
becky

nannykim said...

Man, that is awesomely beautiful!!

craftmom said...

Wow I love what you have done! I am in the middle of redoing my kitchen with blue and white toile, may I ask what paint color you used, I love it! Thanks so much!