Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Toile la la

I have always adored Toile. I'm not sure why, because when you really look at it and see the old fashioned farming scenes it is kind of odd that one would put that in their house in forms of curtains, bedding or wall paper. Two years ago my obsession with Toile was so strong that I had my husband wallpaper our new bathroom re-do with a burnt orange/tan toile scene. I was in heaven.

Thanks Hubby for putting up the paper and making my toile people hold hands at the seams!

During this time I was also planning my wedding and yes I actually found a toile bridesmaid dress, but don't worry I didn't go there.

After all that toile obsession I had kind of put toile on a back burner and hadn't really thought about it in a while. Of course Ms. Cassandra at Coco+Kelley has been making me nutty all week with her amazing wish list items for her upcoming birthday. My Christmas list has gotten quite large due to her.

Today while I loved her latest wish list item the most exciting thing was that she dedicated two posts to Toile today!

Be still my heart when I saw this piece of art by Dana Cowie on Cassandra's blog.

This even goes with my new color theme of blue/red. I must get this for my bedroom

Dana Corwie's work is a combination of her love of fashion and the memories of her mum. She loves to dress in her late mother's now vintage creations from charity shops and uses fashion as an expression of herself. I have a slight adoration of thrift shops as well and I'm completely inspired by Dana's ability to blend the past and present together.


Blogger Joyce said...

I love the orange in the bathroom! I don't think I haver ever seen toile in orange. Very pretty.

October 23, 2008 at 11:28 AM  
Blogger Lo said...

Love me some toile! I recovered a chair I love in it. It puts such a nice touch on things! Love the wallpaper!

October 23, 2008 at 12:25 PM  
Blogger Lump said...

the bathroom looks great! I like toile in bits and pieces. It can really make a room look nice.

October 23, 2008 at 12:59 PM  
Blogger High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

I loved that bathroom. I it was a bathroom re-do we did in our old apartment.

I went a completely different route in our new house. I have black paint in the upstairs bath and downstairs all the walls have wainscotting from top to bottom.

October 23, 2008 at 1:02 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

oh, that work is just beautiful!!!

October 26, 2008 at 2:38 PM  

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