Tuesday, January 4, 2011

French Blue Toile!

I've always loved anything that was made of Toile de Jouy, especially in the classic French blue!

Dita Von Teese in the most divine dress! Although this is not vintage, it would certainly have been just as pretty in the 1950's or 60's! She just nails this look like no other, every single time!

Here are a few other things I found today with this loveliest of toiles or at least inspired by them!

Upholstered in the most luxurious of quilted toiles, this set of six fabulous carved gilt chairs from Paris Couture Antiques are to die for! This is truly one of my favorite shops on's like a candy store!

This intricate antique quilt would be lovely at the end of a bed or featured on a wall...I'd love to have it as an accent to my white Battenburg bedroom for a soft pop of color! It's available from EA Martin 6.

I even found these little blue and white sling fun to think ahead to a Spring Sunday brunch outdoors in these flats! Emma's Vintage.

Mixing this famous print with classic ticking isn't unusual, but the fact that the toile is early 20th century and the stripe is even older...19th century... just makes this accent pillow more unique! It's from Mary Jane McCarty.

Although this wonderful Royal Staffordshire soup toureen in English, it certainly bears influence of our featured print! This piece is from English Transferware, and this is another favorite shop of mine to peruse!

There are plenty of vintage yard goods around at all price points in toiles of just about every color of the rainbow! This is a small piece, from the 20's or 30's that would make a perfect pillow top or other small decorating or craft project! Such a pretty scene on this one!
Be French Inspired Today!

--Lee Ann

Join me Frenchy's French Obsession Party at Le Chateau des Fleurs!


Anonymous said...

I love your pictures of toile. I have a china blue toile pillow on my bed, and a brown toile tea set that I received as a wedding present.

A Tale of Two Cities said...

I'm drooling over the fabulous blue toile that you shared today. I'm such a fan. My guest room is a black toile, but I've always adored the blue.

Thanks for coming by my blog today--it's great to make new friends in the blogging community. Hope we will be sharing many visions in days to come...


My Passport to Style said...

So pretty look adorable on Ditta! Sharon xx

Retro Chick said...

That is such a gorgeous fabric, I love that dress on Dita Von Teese.

Mary Jane said...

Thank you for posting my toile pillow, it looks great with all the other fabulous toile items. I'm working with period purple toile now, it's really pretty!

Karena said...

That dress!! I adore the toile!!
Art by Karena

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Lee Ann...thanks for coming on board!!! What a divine post...I love the French Blue...nice and cooling on our hot summer's day...Dzintra♥x

Biljana said...

I love vintage, blue and fabulous toile, thanks for sharing:)
Hugs, Biljana

sweet european dreams said...

Thanks for stopping by my page today! Love the yummy toile and I'm headed to your Etsy shop now! -diane

Carla said...

The blue toile is divine and Dita certainly put a new slant on it.. Wonderful images. Thank you. Carla

Frenchy said...

Oh Gorgeous ! Candy to my eyes !
Thank you so much for linking up to the French Obsession party ! It would not be the same without you ! You have such great taste !