Thursday, September 24, 2009

Brown and White Toile

I am glad you could stop by today. With the weather getting a little cooler here I am starting to move back indoors a little more so come on in and I will show you some of my brown and white toile today.
This plate came from Winner's a few years ago. The fairies were a gift from my daughter.
Even though this bowl has a crack in it, I still love it.
I love these toile pitchers. I have been looking for a red and white one for along time but haven't found one yet. I have a blue and white one too and last week I found a purple(mauve) and white
one but still no red and white. However,patience is a virtue and I know one will turn up sooner or later.

I love the brown toile wallpaper that I found at Mardens in Bangor Maine a couple of years ago.It was $2. a roll. Now I know many of you dislike wallpaper but this old fashioned gal still likes it.
Pillow shams were a lucky thrift find.
The bed came from Coulson's in Summerside and I painted it.
lamp was also a thrift shop find

some old lace and linens on the old wall cupboard-guess I forgot to show it.
I love cameos so this little trinket box was made for me !

My little bowl dressed up.
Well that is all my show and tell for today. that reminds me when our children were little and they had a show and tell day every week. One of my boys caught a mouse outside and put it in his kit bag for show and tell only to have it get out while we were eating supper and run across the kitchen floor much to my dismay(I hate mice) and his because he had lost his prize show and tell! Where did those days go? Thankfully, we have been compensated with grandchildren!
Thanks for visiting,



MariaPar said...

Your blog is lovely! greetings from Poland.

Anonymous said...

Morning Carolyn

Another lovely blog with more gorgeous china! I came across this lovely shop on Ebay called French Treasure in Rye:- they have quite a few toile items in different colours. I have just bought some blue toile napkin rings. I expect the postage may be too much to you but I thought I got a bargain and the delivery was so quick!! Jackie.

Carolyn said...

Hi Jackie,
Thank you for the tip-I will go and check them out.

Anonymous said...

Morning sunshine!

I love monochromatic! When I view photos that are in sepia.. I'm drawn like a moth to the flame. So rich with details and textures once again. Lace is my book the the best treasure! Toss some my way when you can as I use it in my art.

Funny how souls find each other.. seems to me that we like so many things and collect them. Feels good to share something that others care for.. kindered spirits indeed.

elise said...

Hi Carolyn,

What a sweet story about the mouse it reminds me of Tasha Tudor.I love the sepia colors and the wallpaper @ 2.00 a roll! Devine. Thanks so much for sharing as usual a pure delight. Hope all is well with you and yours and Autumn brings you warmth and happiness.

Roseny Crisp said...

Oh!!Me sinto tão bem vendo seu blog,sua casa.
É um calmante para mim.
Oh! I feel so good seeing your blog, your home.
It is soothing to me.

Suzann said...

Toile. I adore toile. Brown and white is my absolute favorite and I have such a difficult time finding it. LOVE your photos. Love wallpaper too.

kclily said...

I love wallpaper and will continue to use it. Your photos are lovely and inspiring.

food with style said...

oh how i LOVE this!

Anonymous said...

I'm laughing about the mouse story! Kids! :)
Oh, Carolyn, your toileware is so beautiful and you know how to display things so well. I love your bedroom and I too like wallpaper. This is just perfect for you! Your bedroom is so very romantic!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Christa said...

I just love your blog, it's so beautiful to visit.

Middle Tennessee

Sandra said...

Omgosh, at the mouse your son caught! Carolyn, you always have such beautiful posts. I enjoy visiting your blog. Love your brown and white toile. I love toile. Especially the red and white.
Visit my blog tomorrow Oct 25th. I will posting my 100th post giveaways. Yippee! I'm so excited!

My name is Riet said...

HI Carolyn. THe toile is really beautiful. I love it. I also love wallpaper. Never have anything else on my walls. LOvely pictures and decorations

Janet said...

Brown and white is always so lovely and so understated. I have a few remnants of a small brown and white set I once owned , but mostly my collection is of blue and white - Blue Willow - which looks lovely against a white wall.
Thank you for sharing pictures of your treasures with us.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn....I love toile on anything! Your brown and white toile is beautiful and I can't believe you found that much of it to do a whole room! Yes...thank god for grandchildren. It is like having another chance with your own children all over again!

Deanna said...

You hit the jackpot with $2 a roll wallpaper!!!!
Oh if only I could get some toile paper for $2 I'd be so excited.

You're room is lovely and so pretty.
Can't say it have the touch!

The dishes are lovely as well.
I'm glad you're an old fashioned kind of woman. It's great to know and I'm thankful you're there.

Show and tell was always a favorite of mine!

As for mice...we're having trouble with them. I scream when I see them! Have to get them out of our house. They can do such damage and can carry disease that kills
people here in Kansas.

Autumn Blessings and I always enjoy seeing your blog,
d from homehaven

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your brown toile is lovely, Carolyn. Perfect for Autumn. Have a lovely day.


Fifi Flowers said...

VERY pretty items in a lovely room!

Fluitenkruid said...

I'm a toile lover, we have black & white toile wallpaper in our bedroom and it never gets dull.
Your bedlinen is so beautiful, it must be wonderfull to sleep in that room.
Love, Jannet

maría cecilia said...

Hello Carolyn, siempre es un agrado visitar tu blog, tu casa es bellísima y siempre se nota el cariño y buen gusto de tus cosas.
Therès always a pleasure visiting your blog, your hombe is so beautiful and the good taste and love in everything is always there.
muchos cariños
maria cecilia

Brenda Pruitt said...

To me your blog is the epitome of elegance.

Bernideen said...

What great toile photos. I love the richness of brown!

Janean said...

the brown transfer ware is lovely. i found red & white...don't Cracker Barrel a few years ago. it is beautiful. you never know where treasures will turn up!

Sharon said...

What a pretty blog!!! You've done such a lovely job of mixing and matching the toile - amazing how everything works together so nicely!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

C. You are always a you ever get mean? Love this post.

Kathy said...

Carolyn, everytime I think I must certainly have seen all of your lovely things, you show some more! That is some beautiful toile! I adore toile and the brown toile china is gorgeous - the wallpaper divine. A curious question - how long have you lived in your home? It's my kind of home...everything you show has an appearance of comfort and aged elegance. I couldn't love it more! Have a perfect weekend...Kathy

Carolyn said...

Thank you everyone for your kind words. I love to hear from you all.

We have lived in this house for 34 years now. hard to believe as the years have gone by so quickly-I must be getting old!

Alicia said...

Brown transferware is the ultimate for my fall table. Mix it with bone & horn, pumpkins & gourds & my toile napkins...pure heaven.
Beautiful photos Carolyn.

Karen said...

I love your blog! The brown toile is fabulous. Now I think I'm going to have to start looking for this.
I'm fairly new to blogging and you certainly have some nice touches that I'm going to have to try.
Come visit me at Ladybugcreek!
from deep South Texas

Rhondi said...

So soft and beautiful!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

I love Toile, but don't think I've seen it in brown. Lovely. Lovely. Lovely.

May I please come and stay in that bedroom? :-)

A Romantic Porch said...

What a darling story about your son and the mouse. It seems like my children are growing up, but I'm not growing how can I be old enough for my children to be this old! Your photos are so beautiful and peaceful. xo rachel

nannykim said...

Looks like a very calm place to be!!

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