Monday, September 29, 2008

Avez vous du Toile?

I am a huge fan of Toile....especially blue and yellow...such a cheerful combination.. so when I spotted these little plates a couple of years ago, I had to grab them. Here I combined them with a gold charger, yellow place mat and white dinner plate.
Remove Formatting from selectionThe linen napkin is secured with a mini blueberry wreath.....

This is my favorite... I used a blue willow dinner plate under it and i think it really made the colors pop... the toile place mat really sets it off..

In French, toile means fabric or linen... the pattern was created in a small village near Versailles, called Jouy.....in 1760 by Christopher Philippe Overkampt..Usually the designs depict love, travel, royalty, mythology or a pastoral countryside. These designs remain popular and are considered classics .
Now..............bring on the French Fries !!!!

32 comments:

ceekay said...

My mother's favorite kitchen colors were blue and yellow. I always think of her when I see it together. Your toile table is beautiful.

Suzann said...

As a BIG fan of toile, you can imagine how much I love your tablescape. I love yellow and blue together, something so fresh and wonderful about it. I've never used it in my decor though...Hmmm...
The dishes you put together just pop against each other. Wonderful!

Happy To Be said...

GM Rose, these toile dishs are great girl..Of course I love the blue and white with the pop of yellow, looks beautiful like everything you do girl..are those Blue willow cups?? Hope you have a great day...hugs and smiles Gloria

bj said...

OMGosh, this is soooo pretty. I love toile, too...any color !
Your table looks just devine and I KNOW FRENCH FRIES would taste like a million dollars on that million dollar table!!
love,bj

Brown-Eyes said...

Wow...this made my eyes pop...I, too, LOVE toile...your dishes are gorgeous and you presented them perfectly. I really enjoyed my viist... ;-) Bo

Southern Lady said...

I love the blue and yellow combination ... it's so cheerful and perfect for fall.

Anything you serve would be elegant on your lovely toile place setting.

Sincerely,

Janie

Picket said...

I love Toile! The colors of the blue & yellow are such smile makers...these dishes are so pretty together..you always decorate things so beautifully..I believe the 'French Fries' could stand alone without their ketchup on these beauties! lol lol Have a great day!

cindy said...

Lovely! I really like how you wrote about the history of toile...My mother had some blue willow (I think) I always liked them...we used them every day..they must have all broken..or I would have some for myself! I have never seen the yellow and blue together...it is really beautiful!..and how did you ever find the placemats to match?!...take care, ~Cindy~

Neabear said...

Beautiful. I love the blue and the yellow together. Looks great. A yummy looking table to sit at for a yummy meal.

bj said...

In answer to your ? about Sheila...she lives on Galveston Island and no one has heard from her since IKE....she has had a few pre-posteds on her blog but I think she is either not back to the house, the house was destroyed or just no power restored down there yet. She and her family moved to higher ground, tho, thru the storm....we are all just concerned about her....

nikkicrumpet said...

Is there anything in this world prettier than blue and yellow toile! I'm not a "dish person"...but boy do I lust after these!!!

Chris said...

I am so clueless about toile, however I do love santas. I collect them and at Christmas I have every nook filled. I always wanted a room just to display my collection. I'm going to add you to my blog list , if you don't mind., because with the season coming upon us I don't want to miss anything that is on your blog.Please stop by and say hello.

Hugs,
Chris

Myrna said...

Oooooh! What a stunning tablescape!! Those colors are beautiful!!
I love your blog--perused all the way thru it--loved you fall decor--you've got me inspired! I'll be back again!!
I turned 50 in April--Happy Belated Birthday to you!

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Oh, I just love your table setting and I love toile too! You go girl!
Hope you have a great week!
xoxo,
Queenie!

artis1111 said...

I love toile! I am a fan of the black, also the red and yellow. A lot of my house is yellow. I found you at Bridgets. Kathy

salmagundi said...

That is a wonderful tablescape!! The mention of French Fries with your French toile brought back a wonderful memory. We were eating at a pretty fancy lunch place in Paris - everything was beautifully presented including the French Fries (they didn't call them that, though) which were stacked architectually like a building. I almost hated to destoy such a presentation!! Sally

Chari said...

Hi Rose!

Ohhh my...what a lovely post today! I love all of your beautiful toile tablescapes...they are just "out of this world" gorgeous!!! So glad that you included a little history about toile...very interesting!!! You're doing such a great job with your blog...I love it!!!

Warmest wishes...Chari (Happytodesign)
PS...I think you have my email? If I can be of any help to you with some of the design techniques for your blog...just let me know!

Justine said...

Ooh, now those settings look so beautiful!!!!!!!!

Justine :o )

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

The toile is just beautiful ~ one of my favorites! In fact, I just re-covered my kitchen chairs in pink/green toile, so you are preaching to the choir here! LOL

My fav place setting is mixing the toile with the blue willow. Love the toile placemats, too!

Thanks so much for sharing!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Judy said...

I've tagged you on my blog, please go by to read the rules and play along!

Judy

laurie said...

OOOOO! Love blue and yellow (my kitchen colors). What beautiful place settings. Love all of your pretty china. May I borrow it? Laurie (bargainhunr)

imjacobsmom said...

Very pretty setting. It looks so fresh and cheerful. ~ Robyn

RetiredAtLast said...

Really appreciate the lesson on toile. This is a setting that really peaks your appetite. Good thing I've already eaten. Love the color combinations.

Elizabeth said...

I love blue and yellow toile, also! You set a beautiful table. Think about participating in Tablescape Tuesdays! There's a button for it on my blog.

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

What a beautiful tablesetting. I love your blog. I don't think I realized that you started one.
Terriedj/doxieluvr(rms)

decorator101 said...

Girl you know my love for toile and this truly stole my heart... I love that you added the blue willow with the toile.. great idea I might have to borrow.. along with the rooster lamp..
hugs ~lynne~

Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) said...

Wow, I can't pick a fav...I love them all! Beautiful! Susan

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

I do love toile and your table setting is just beautiful!!! I love the blue and yellow together :)

Hugs,
Dena

Becky said...

Blue is my favorite color so I love a table dressed in it.
Your was lovely.
Becky

Anonymous said...

HI Rose! I am so happy to hear that you are 5 feet nothing, as you said...I AM TOO!!!! Now, to the tablescape...oh am I ever drooling! It is gorgeous! If I ever figure this stuff out, I will post....ALOT!!!:):) The yellow and blue is SOO pretty~~~~ so classic.Hugs, Pinky

Pascale said...

Ton blog est super, j'aime ce que tu nous fais découvrir, merci du partage!

Pascale

Nancy said...

Just Gorgeous and perfect!