Saturday, March 05, 2011

Toile Anyone???

Toile fabric is timeless.  You can pick up decorator magazines and books from 20 years ago, & toile is featured in wallpaper, upholstery, bedding & more. Although the colors of toile have changed & expanded over the years, it still is one of my favorite fabrics.  Versatile as timeless...it can be used in areas as soft as baby's nurseries to as funky as teenager's hangouts!  Today, I am sharing our master bedroom, & guess what??? There will be toile...

I knew this was the perfect fabric when I saw the muted teal, olive & tan colors.  The fabric is Martha Stewart. The bedding is an olive tone damask-type fabric backed with light teal suede. I chose "tempting teal" paint for the walls by Sherwin Williams.

This chippy aged birdcage perches at the foot of our bed on a table that I painted and distressed.  The birdcage was purchased from Sassy Trash at Lakewood 600 in Georgia.  

  These vintage pictures watch over us while we sleep...

I enjoy grouping things that I have collected over the years...porcelain, sterling, vintage jewelry, old books, lithograph tins, cameos...

 I have several things that "draw me in" when antiquin'...one includes vintage lithographs & pictures of children and women...
 This little sad child looks like members of my mother's family. I
look at her (or him) and see my mamma & aunts as children...

This damsel is one of my favorites that hangs next to "my side" of the bed above the nightstand.  The frame was in horrible condition when I found her in a store in W. Monroe, LA.  The picture was literally stuck to the glass, so I carefully stripped and refinished the frame. Oak!

You have had the "privilege" of viewing the Royal Suite!
So until we meet again.  Keep Calm and Carry On!
I am participating in the Toile Party over at Charm Bracelet Diva
http://charmbraceletdiva.blogspot.com  Come on over & join the Party!


  1. I am a toile lover from way back! Yes, it is timeless. Your pictures are gorgeous too. Good thing you left the one picture alone that was stuck to the glass, you got some amazing results.

  2. Magazines from the 1950's show toile, and you know it goes further back than that! Lovely, lovely post. :)

  3. Love the bird cage at the foot of the bed...it is all beautiful!

  4. Hi Tiff, Love what you have done with your bedroom. I like toile and old things too. I actually have 2 birdcages in our bedroom as well. My daughter just decorated her nursery in pink and cream toile. It's so sweet! And your Royal dogs are just adorable! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment.~Ames

  5. I have that same Toile fabric, several yards of it! But I've never done anything with it! The pillow look so pretty!

  6. Hi Tiffany,
    I love your toile fabric choice. Such pretty colors.
    And all your antique pictures are great. I love women and children prints and I can appreciate your very nice collection of them.
    Thank you for stopping by my way and visiting...looking forward to following your blog as well!!!
    OH! I almost forgot..my favorite..I LOVE LOVE the blue bird cage!! Great find.

  7. I don't think I have seen that toile...I wonder if they still make it? I love the colors of it, and your pillows look fabulous!

  8. I know this exact toile, so beautiful! Toile is timeless indeed; Nice vintage post!

  9. Hey girl!! What beautiful toile!! I have never seen that particular design, and it is stunning!! I shouldn't have avoided the fabric store for the last 5 years (fabric is my crack)! You have so many beautiful treasures--you should be in a magazine!

  10. I've been drooling over that toile forever ... stop me now

  11. When the decorator did my parents' house in 1967, she used green toile in the master bedroom. You're so right. Timeless.

  12. I have to look at your pictures at least 3 times each to take in all of the details! Love it all!

  13. What beautiful toile!! Goodness- I love the colors of it! I am a huge toile fan too- I joined you at the toile party and shared my toile wallpapered bathroom. Stopping by today from Boogieboard Cottage~ love your blog name!!! :) nice to meet you! :)

  14. I am a big fan of toile. I love the colors of your toile. I am hosting a link party that opens tonight at 8pm EST. Hope you come by and join in the fun.

  15. Hi Tiffany,
    I love,love, love toile! Never get tired of it!
    Thanks for entering my giveaway and posting it on your side-bar. Good luck!

  16. I'm so glad you linked up this gorgeous post to my Swing into Spring party. Hope to see you again next week.

  17. Hi Tiff,
    beautiful toile and I just love the birdcage!!
    TFS. Have a wonderful weekend.

  18. Love the blue birdcage (the tiny door is adorable.) And the altered Peat pots from your previous post are lovely.

  19. Did I spy a French poodle? I'm really embarassed because I don't own a single French poodle decor item. Merci beaucoup for the tour and congrats on the award!

  20. Hi Tiffany...

    As a lover of toile as well...I really enjoyed getting a peek at your pretty bed linens! The certain pattern of toile is one of my favorites...it's sooo yummy! I also really enjoyed getting to see all of your beautiful art...you have a fine collection! I just adore the pretty piece that you stripped and restored the frame...such a beautiful picture of the lady! You have a gorgeous bedroom, my friend...thank you so much for sharing it with us for Silver Sunday!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  21. oh that bird cage is divine and I'm loving your tins as well. THanks for stopping by Silver Sunday!

  22. I love, love your blue birdcage and blue books!!!


  23. Hello Tiffany,
    beautiful post with so many romantic pictures.
    Greetings, Johanna

  24. Yep, same toile. Mine is on two pillows. Ssshhhh, don't tell anyone yet.