Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Toile Room

                                                                 Hello everyone,
        It was a beautiful sunny day here again and with March on the horizon I could feel the promise of spring in the air. With a few half finished projects on the go,I wasn't sure what to share with you today.
             So, I think it has been awhile since I shared pics of our toile guest room so for those of you who have seen it before-hopefully you won't mind another peek around. The wallpaper was a neat find at Marden's for $2 a double roll. The pillows and comforter were a thrift shop find that were a perfect match. The vintage bedspread at the end of the bed came from the70 mile yardsale last fall.
                                                 A small tray with a toile tea set.
                                 A lacy ivory vintage nightgown and a feminine lacy pillow.
                                                        A cameo box for your pearls.
                                               Pretty pink roses for the bedside table.
             This antique nightgown is all handstitched and was a gift from my neighbour made by her maiden aunt.
                                           Some lace on display.

              Well, that is our brown and white toile guest room. I guess I didn't show the pine board floors but I am thinking of painting them white soon. Anyone have any advise on how well they stand up to traffic-not that we have a lot of guests scuffing up the floors but you never know!

Thank you for visiting,



Leslie Kimel said...

Hi Carolyn, I've just discovered your blog and I must say I'm in heaven! It's beautiful!

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Well as big a fan I definately AM of your blog of your awesome home and gardens I have never seen this guest room- so glad you decided to share it today!

I need some inspiration - in a slump trying to find the right bed for the master - your headboard on that bed IS SIMPLY TO DIE FOR!

That handstiched nightgown gift, wow, how lovely and generous/sweet of your neighbor- she knew she gave it to the right person.

I posted about a sweet gift today too.

BTW there is SO much information in blogs on white painted floors I have seen lately6- you may want to try Pinterest too - such a plethora of info there.

I think it would be AWESOME. But then I have never done it so don't listen to me, haha.

Teresa's New Life said...

Oh, my goodness! I have the exact same headboard as the white one here! Only mine has not been painted,(well it's really my daughter's but at my home) It's over 100 years old- I LOVE it painted!

Carmen said...

I really really enjoy your blog- everything is so beautiful! You must have some nice thrift stores in your part of the world, ours don't seem to have as great of finds as yours do! Thank you for sharing your home and garden with us!

Bernideen said...

This room is quite lovely! I can't help with the floors but I am sure someone knows!

Susan said...

Carolyn, you have the prettiest things every. Loved the look of this guest room and all the accessories as well. Susan

All Things Chic 2 said...

Wow Carolyn
The wallpaper I was thinking where on earth did she find that, I can't even believe it Mardens unbelievable...
It looks amazing so does your bed, dressers well it all looks great...
Blessings Lori ~

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great room, Carolyn! I love that wallpaper! What a find, along with the bedding. You never find that type of thing in the thrift stores here. Love the calmness to this room and I'm sure any guest would feel well rested.

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Beautiful room, love the toile.

foreverdecorating said...

Can I come and stay in this beautiful, peaceful room?

Unknown said...

Oh what a luvly room Carolyn. So peaceful and soothing. The tea set... beautiful!
What a find.. both the wallpaper and the bedding.
Cheers, Gee

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Oh I'm so glad you showed this room again! These photos are luscious. Love the gown. Love the wallpaper. Love all the bedding. I'd be happy to test those white floors for you! :0)

Sarah said...

Beautiful room, Carolyn. I love the browns of this room, and that cameo box is dear.

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
I alwasy love to get a peek at your gorgeous guest room! That lacey love bird pillow is too sweet!! I am curious about painted floors to so I'll be watching to see waht you learn!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That room is simply stunning!
I love that you used wallpaper, I wish it would come back in style because I love it~
And the bed and dresser, gorgeous!

Barbara Lilian in France said...

Your guest room looks delightful.What a lovely neighbour you have to give you the beautiful nightgown.You were wondering about painting your floor boards take a look at Sharon blog Sharon pondered for ages before she painted hers, but says she loves them. If you don't know her blog it's a must follow.
Barbara Lilian

Zwergenwelt said...

What a beautiful room, dear Carolyn,
I want to be your guest,... when I see this pretty room.
A wonderful day for you and a little spirit of spring,

Alessandra said...

I love toile, and this one is very beautiful . Thanks for sharing this gorgeous room...i' m dreaming again!!!

sunnyskiesandsweettea said...

I love the brown toile! I never would have imagined how beautiful it could look.

Amy Jo

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Carolyn,
What a special toile. It is so lovely. You really do make everything beautiful. Every touch brings the best out in the whole feeling and design of the room. Anyone would be delighted to stay there. Love the wallpaper!!! Well that and everything.
Ruthie from:

Nathan said...

Great blog with some interesting posts. Have added you to my faves for future reading. Feel free to pop by my blog for some great gardening tips.

Cindy said...

That's a really beautiful room, Carolyn, I always enjoy seeing it.
Hugs, Cindy

White Lace and Promises said...

Such a sweet and cozy room with all my favorite romantic whites. I could live here!

sandy said...

I love the soft and romantic colors! It's so serene!
sandy :)

Etteb said...

Hi Carolyn.
I LOVE toile room, I love cameo box, love this beautiful nightgown ... love everything!

janice15 said...

Good morning I just love the guest room it's wonderful as is all your rooms and dishes... I love the night gown I have two the same...I wore one to death it has holes in it now..but I keep it because of the crochet top the other I don't wear.. I keep dreaming of a wall papered room..Happy Sunday with love Janice