Tuesday, January 28, 2014

GETTING THROUGH THE WINTER WITH PINK TOILE


January is almost over and dealing with the winter blahs.  I have this same problem every year.  Time to "deal with it"!  I decided to make a new tablecloth out of pink toile.  I also set my table with what I call my Jane Austen Tea Set and a vintage Arthur Woods teapot with roses on it.





Our fabric stores don't seem to have much toile but I do see it was available on line.  It can be rather expensive for some reason (?)  I think it looks french!  If you buy fabric 56" wide you can just narrow hem the edge and it takes less than 3 yards.




I hope that one of these days we will see this table and chairs painted - Vintage White!







I am sharing at these parties:
Cottage Style Party
Home Sweet Home
Seasonal Sundays

21 comments:

Martha said...

I like the pink toile. Our WM had both blue and pink a while back and it was 42 inches wide and I got a 42 inch piece so I had a square! I put them on top of a lace tablecloth -- you get the effect of toile at a very inexpensive price! (Plus the little squares are easy to store LOL!)

Donna Wilkes said...

I have loved toile since the fifties when my great aunt had it covering her parlor chairs. I never care if it is in style or out. I know it is beautiful. Love the pink.

Cathy said...

Lovely! So crisp and refreshing during this cold and dreary time.

relevanttealeaf said...

I love Toile, and your pink Toile tablecloth is lovely. Like your tablescape too!

[email protected] said...

your table looks so lovely - thanks for sharing with us. We have a fabric store here and they always have toile fabric all the time for anywhere for 3.00 to 6.00 per yard. I haven't seen the pink yet, but I bet ir is really pretty.
Have a great day.
Mary

Vee said...

You're painting the table and chairs? Brave lady! The pink toile is very pretty on your table. Until now, I don't think I've ever seen any pink toile anywhere.

Marilyn said...

Very pretty. I just love toile. When I was young and thin I had a gold toile silk dress. I loved it and just have a weakness for toile and anything French.

KathyB. said...

I love toile and have collected the fabric for years. I have quite a bit of it put away for whatever projects I can think to use it for. I have not seen any pink toile for sale though, very pretty.

Your dining room does look like spring, which really is not too far away.

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Bernideen,
great idea to make this tablecloth. It makes a wonderful background for your pretty china. Thanks for sharing.
Best rgeetings, Johanna

Susan said...

Toile is one of my favorites and I have 27 yards of red waiting for the dining room of our new house when it's done. The pink is adorable and I'll have to keep that in mind when the grands bedroom is finally finished in their home, XOXO

Beth said...

Beautiful tablecloth, and love your teapots!

racheld said...

Oh, Miss Bernideen! How charming and welcoming, and what a needed breath of pastel Spring! The cloth is simply lovely, and the overcloth is exquisite. And I recognize my Mammaw J's pink rose doily on the bottom---it's hanging on the door of the old clothes-press upstairs right now. (There's even a Kleenex-box cover to match---the old-fashioned flat kind, so I suppose it was part of a dresser set).

You know, I can see Miss Jane "pouring out," with her friends and family gathered round, and all her wonderful characters as misty onlookers at tea. What a marvel she was, and I think often what she might have done, have created, have blessed the world, had she had one of these magical keyboards. How many MORE Miss Bennets and Dashwoods might we have enjoyed had there been the marvels of modern writing.

rachel

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Love your pink toile table cloth, Bernideen. One of our fabric stores carries several colours and oh, how I wish I could sew! It's so beautiful! I have been in love with toile forever.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

What a gorgeous tea setting sweet Bernideen! Thank you for sharing and for having us at another lovely tea party.
Hugs,
FABBY

kitty said...

What a beautiful toile tablecloth, Bernideen. I lalways love visiting your pretty tea parties. xo

My Little Home and Garden said...

The toile is lovely, Bernideen. It's such a nice, subtle backdrop for your pretty dishes. I guess you know your way around a sewing machine!

-Karen

Angela McRae said...

What a beautiful scene you have crafted and created! (And when you tire of the tablecloth, you can make tote bags for the shop!) Especially like the unique shape of that Arthur Wood teapot.

xinex said...

Very pretty and bright!....Christine

Storybook Woods said...

I think pink toile is a perfect way to get through winter. Love your table cloth. Clarice

tablescapesbybev said...

Love that tablecloth. Beautiful table setting. Love that dining set...painting that gorgeous wood would be sin; it looks lovely!

The Charm of Home said...

Very pretty tea.
Sherry