Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Red & White Toile

Hello everyone,
     I am still on my blog break but as I mentioned I have a few prescheduled theme posts for you and today it is a bit of red and white toile . 
  this window in our kitchen/dining room has had a few different arrangements over the past few years and I found this pic of a few years ago. now there is a chaise in the bay. Sometime I will do a post and of all the different looks it has had.

My transferware dishes  and the toile go nicely together.
This is where the chair ended up after it got booted out of the bay. This is in our little garden cottage.

Tea anyone?

I love this toile quilt and again it is in the cottage.
Hope you enjoyed popping in for a little visit!

Take care,



Sarah said...

Carolyn, this looks like a room I'd spend a lot of time in. Love that bay window and all that red toile. The transferware set is calling out to me. ~ Sarah

Victorian1885 said...

Hello Carolyn..I hope you are enjoying your blog break. Where on earth did you find the toile slip cover for your chair? Love it all!


Shelia said...

Hi Carolyn! Oh, nobody does it any better than you! This is just so beautiful and I do love transferware and toile! Perfect. I agree with Sarah, your window is stunning!
Hope you're having a good break.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Karena said...

Lovely and very comforting beauty! I Love toile!

Art by Karena

Georgianna said...

Wonderful vignettes of your terrific home, Carolyn! Enjoy your break and see you when you get back. – g

Maggie Ann said...


Rowan said...

I love both toile and transfer ware - these photos have a lovely summery feel to them.

Biene said...

Your photos are so wonderful!
I can dream with them.

Also the photos from your last posting and the posting before....

Have a good day!


Rosetta said...

Che ambiente rilassante!!!Tutto armonioso e sognante.Un saluto,Rosetta

Marica said...




bikim said...

love everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
it alll looks amazing! love the english touch tha you have on your decor!!!!!!!!!!!
take care,

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

Oh oh!
Can I come over and enjoy a tea with you on that wonderful bench??

Vintage Gal said...

Hi Carolyn ~ hope you are enjoying your break. Fabulous pictures, Love the toille ;-)

Jojo said...

Thank you for inviting us in for tea! I would love to have a good book to enjoy while sitting in the sun by the bay window. Enjoy your break!

Suzann said...

I hope you are enjoying your blog break. These photos make my heart sing. Your style gives me such a sense of peace and serenity. Thank You. I adore toile and I have found myself loving transferware more and more.

Madelief said...

Hi Carolyn,

Did you take your laptop with you on holiday? Surely remind me of my daughters, they take their laptops along with them as well. As I still have an old fashioned computer I am not able to do this (luckily):-)!!!

Have a lovely break!

Lieve groet, madelief x

KarenHarveyCox said...

Red and white Toile is so lovely, and you seem to have it in many corners of your home. I love the dishes.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

you always make me drool......

giovanna said...


The Painted Garden said...

Hi Carolyn,

I hope you are enjoying your blog break. Love your bay window and red and white toile. Your home is so lovely and your photographs are always beautiful.

Raffaella said...

I love toile de jouy... in all colours!

Susan said...

Dear Carolyn....So glad you are taking a well deserved break. How sweet of you to leave posts for us while you are away. Just like you to do that. Have a wonderful time. Susan

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Carolyn, This is such a pretty room! I love the red and white toile. Enjoy your break.

Purnima@a creative project said...

Absolutely stunning!! I enjoy all your decor charming..filled with fresh flowers..soft colors!!! simply beautiful!!!

Sheila said...

Your cottage is lovely and the bed so romantic. If I had a bed like that I would stay in bed and read Victorian magazines while I enjoyed breakfast in bed - providing "Rosa" wasn't on a day off of course!

Petit Eyekiss said...

Thanks, I will be happy at a small visit for a cup of tea. The risk is that I will never go away.
Absolutely beautiful!

Tina said...

Dear Carolyn
Your blog inspires me and makes me happy.
I really wish you visit my sister's blog is still young.
After an illness that left her depressed, Gracia made ​​this blog to display his collection of cups... is beautiful!
If you can make a visit, I'm sure she will be very happy, and will do very well to it.
A big hug

The blog is called - " Tasses & Cups"

Splenderosa said...

Hello Carolyn, I've just discovered your beautiful blog from Hakan. What a lovely place to visit. I so admire anyone who can create such a lush & perfect garden. We in Texas have such heat some of your wonderful blossoms couldn't make it here. xx's Marsha

Cindy said...

Hello dear Carolyn,
I love your red toile decor and your china. It is all so very, very pretty!
I saw Red toile Ironstone in VV just two days ago. It was a whole set of dishes, I wanted it so badly, but I could not get it. We are tightening our belts right now and there is no room for such lovelies. Unfortunately!
Hugs, Cindy

Nancy said...


It is so lovely! I'd love to spend a lot of time in that room!


Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Just as beautiful as ever! I love that there is always a big dose of white with your colors. You must have a wonderful time putting your mosaics together!