Hooked on Toile

by hookedonhouses on March 19, 2009



Welcome to Hooked on Fridays, a blog party I host at the end of every week to celebrate the things we love. Today I’m hooked on toile. I keep hearing that it’s “out.” Passe. Dunzo. But I’m just not ready to give it up yet. I think it’s a classic look that can really pull a room together. When a friend of mine moved into a run-down, one-hundred year-old farmhouse, the mudroom was piled with garbage. She cleaned it up, gave the woodwork a fresh coat of white paint, and hung some red toile wallpaper in the small space. Now it’s such a charming little corner of her house that you can’t help but linger (or, if you’re me, snap a picture!):

Another reason I want toile to stick around for awhile: my family room! I love my toile chairs:

Now the true toile-lover can even wear it in the garden with these rubber boots (wellies) from Tamara Henriques in the U.K. But I haven’t gone that far. Yet.

Pretty Organized Palace is hosting a Toile Blog Party on Tuesday, March 24. It’ll be fun to see the whole blogosphere decked out in toile for a day!

Now it’s your turn to tell us what you’re hooked on today! If you have something to share with us on your blog, then add your link below. Just please be sure to:

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  2. Link back to the party from your post so that your readers can come and see what everyone else is talking about today!
  3. Visit as many of the other participants as possible and leave comments! That’s what a blog party is all about!
  4. Double-check to make sure your link works and goes to the right page so it doesn’t get deleted! If you come back and see your link is gone, re-read these rules and try again next week.

(Also check out Fifi’s Fashionable Friday and Melissa’s Beautiful Life parties, happening today!)

Hooked on Fridays Participants

1. Remodeling Guy (Hooked on Islands)
2. Arleen @ Seasons for All at Home
3. DesignTies (Hooked on copper)
4. Amy @ Finer Things (Hooked on Small Towns)
5. songbirdtiff-hooked on Spring decorating
6. Living With Lindsay (Hooked on Tassels)
7. susan (“new” Your home, only better.)
8. Jill (Bedroom as an Oasis!)
9. Terry – Chadsworth Columns
10. Mary Beth {Easter Centerpieces}
11. PamperingBeki (hooked on COLOR)
12. Rock Garden | Gennaro
13. Edie @ lifeingrace
14. Melissa – Off The Wall
15. Making This Home – European Entryways
16. Fifi Flowers Fashion in the Kitchen
17. Heather\’s hooked on Amy Butler fabrics
18. Amy is Hooked on Pink Houses
19. Suzy Homemaker (FoodFest)
20. Wayfaring Wanderer
21. Christy – Aprons!
22. Styling by Coty Farquhar – decorating with birds
23. Mrs. Petrie (Hooked on Bird-Inspired Gifts)
24. Linda @ Restyled Home
25. Pretty Organizer
26. Frippery
27. Holly@Homebody(Spring Decorating)
28. Katie @ Clean and Classic Interiors (A Lotta Latte Bowls/Anthropologie)
29. Jen R hooked on my new chandelier!
30. Lacy @ Tatumfam (Storybook Homes!)
31. Forever Wherever (Hooked on REAL Islands)
32. Our Nifty Notebook (ABC & 123)
33. The Inspired Room (stylish organization)
34. Maya@Completely-Coastal (Inspired by Art)
35. Onlinehandyman ( Hooked on Laminate Floors )
36. the BLAH BLAH BLAHger (Hooked on My Amazing Mom!)
37. Allyson @ A Heart For Home (Hooked on FREE Gift Cards ~ $150 Worth)
38. A Simple Walk
39. Kerri @ Few Joys Can Equal That (Blue & Green)
40. Liz@VioletPosy (Easter Decorating)
41. Puna – hooked on party food
42. Things That Inspire (New on the Market in Atlanta)
43. Pam @ GardenDesigns more
44. Angela @ Peonypatch – March Madness!
45. Christy (Redecorating Family Room)
46. Newlyweds (Remodel)
47. Linda @Lime in the Coconut (finishing the pool area)
48. Kimm at Reinvented (Great Deal!)
49. Michelle @ Creatively Dreaming
50. Jen@Balancing Beauty and Bedlam (building character in kids)
51. Jane @ Beach House
52. Phillips Phamily Mama
53. ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage (Vintage-inspired Spring Decor)
54. Laura @ Decor to Adore
55. Bella Casa – I\’m Hooked on Virtual Design Makeovers!
56. Kimba @ A Soft Place to Land (spray paint!)
57. Narda @ Cemaya – Hooked on Marble
58. Shawn/Lifeatbuttercupfarm
59. Bonnie M
60. velvet and linen (hooked on shingles)
61. Deb/Dumbwittellher
62. Diana@TheDevineHome (hooked on Blair Hill Inn)
63. Janet@Its an Evolution (hooked on vintage cotton lace)
64. TidyMom (Twitter&Twilight)
65. DebraK@Bungalow isHooked on Spring GiveAway
66. black eyed susans kitchen
67. Elodie (volunteering with kids)
68. Love Where You Live
69. sue@solsticehome
70. Cass at That Old House (Curtains, Guestrooms and Chili!)
71. Scribbler
72. Ramona
73. Daly Essentials (hooked on outdoor spaces)
74. Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality – Spring!
75. 50s Housewife (Milk Glass)
76. Tamara
77. Carolina Mama (Living With Children)
78. House Favorites (DesignerFaucets)
79. Eileen@Star\’s Fault
80. Dagny @ Beautiful Living (hooked on new Art Deco dining room table!!!)

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Arleen March 19, 2009 at 9:01 pm

Hi Julia. I love toile, too! And one of these Fridays I’ll be hooked on toile at your party. ~Arleen

DesignTies March 19, 2009 at 9:05 pm

I say who cares if toile is passe & dunzo — if you love it, then use it!! And keep on loving your toile chairs :-)

The pink & white bedroom is so pretty… a room like that will always be in style :-)

Kelly @ DesignTies

Remodeling Guy March 19, 2009 at 9:06 pm

Hi Julia! Before getting into blogs, I wasn’t really very aware of Toile, and even after I knew exactly what it was, I was saying it wrong. But I finally got it now… I just think of a wall. Like “you hang the picture on Toile”… does that make sense? At least it made me laugh! Thanks! Tim – OH…I actually do love the pictures you showed…your friends mud room looks great and those boots are TO DIE FOR!

Remodeling Guy’s last blog post..Hooked on Islands – Kitchen Islands that is!

jill March 19, 2009 at 9:06 pm

I have ALWAYS just loved toile. It is timeless yet chic and always so comforting to me! That pink/coral bedroom is so fun! Have a great weekend!

jill’s last blog post..Hooked On: Bedroom as an Oasis.

Susan Smith March 19, 2009 at 9:07 pm

It’s never out of date if you like it! Lovely pics!

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Amy @ Finer Things March 19, 2009 at 9:07 pm

I love it, too! Toile would look beautiful in my girls’ room. We have a circa 1916 home with 10 foot ceilings. Thanks for hosting!

Amy @ Finer Things’s last blog post..Finer Things Friday: Sleepy Smiles and Bedhead

Mary Beth March 19, 2009 at 9:09 pm

Toile is a classic and never goes out of style! I love your family room chairs, the boots and your friend’s mudroom…oh my! I bought toile fabric years ago…still have it…not quite sure what to do with it but I like to pull it out and just look at it every now and then.

Mary Beth’s last blog post..Easter Centerpieces

Lindsay March 19, 2009 at 9:09 pm

Toile will never, ever go out of style, regardless of what people say. It’s such a classic design, and when used the right way (like the photos you posted), it will always be in style.

Lindsay’s last blog post..Glue and Pin Your Way to a New Window Treatment

PamperingBeki March 19, 2009 at 9:09 pm

Those wellies are FAB!!!

I love toile.

Terry Kearns March 19, 2009 at 9:11 pm

I can handle toile better than I used to. I may even be ready for a toile party, a small toile party.

Terry Kearns’s last blog post..Amazing Chadsworth Cottage and Chadsworth Columns

Emily@remodelingthislife March 19, 2009 at 9:12 pm

I love toile too and won’t be giving up on it anytime soon!

Emily@remodelingthislife’s last blog post..Good Enough

AnNicole@OurSuburbanCottage March 19, 2009 at 9:13 pm

Ok – love all of those pictures. I love that mudroom, and I totally want to come hang out and have some coffee with you in your living room…I get one of the toile chairs, though :).

AnNicole@OurSuburbanCottage’s last blog post..I CAN BE A LITTLE IMPATIENT

Gennaro March 19, 2009 at 9:19 pm

That room is done so well. I usually don’t go for toile, but it this case it wins me over.

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Misti England March 19, 2009 at 9:23 pm

LOL! I am still cracking up at Remodeling Guys comments on the boots “to die for”. He is hilarious! The room pictures are beautiful. I too have a love of toile. There are bits of it all over my house. Thanks for doing the party. I will just be visiting this time around.

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Katie @ makingthishome.com March 19, 2009 at 9:26 pm

Geez. I had no idea that was called toile. I’ve always loved it on fabric (that is the same thing, right? – turning bright red). Thank you for all the beautiful pictures, Julia.

Katie @ makingthishome.com’s last blog post..Stumped by German China – Help Us?

Tam March 19, 2009 at 9:33 pm

Hello Julia, I am a toile lover as well! And I think it can be one of those traditional prints that never really goes out of style.I thought your family room looked terrific and totally diggin on those gardening boots too-I would sooo wear those!

Tam’s last blog post..Wishin you all The Luck of the Irish Today!

Heather March 19, 2009 at 9:40 pm

I still love toile! If the French won’t let it go out of style, neither will I.

Heather March 19, 2009 at 9:41 pm

I still love toile! If the French won’t let it go out of style, neither will I.

Heather’s last blog post..I have died and gone to fabric heaven

amy March 19, 2009 at 9:48 pm

My bathroom is toile!! It really is addicting. I want to do more rooms in the House with it!!

amy’s last blog post..Pink Houses

Suzy March 19, 2009 at 9:56 pm

I love toile and the story that some of them tell. I think they’ll never go out of style. Thanks for sharing!!!!

Suzy’s last blog post..Hooked on this week’s Holiday Food Fest….

Christy March 19, 2009 at 10:08 pm

Toile – is it really considered “dunzo”?? Maybe toile upon toile but used sparingly I think it will always be a classic. I love your chairs by the way and your friends mud room – gorgeous!

Christy’s last blog post..sweet vintage aprons

Mrs. Petrie March 19, 2009 at 10:10 pm

Thanks for hosting the awesome party!

Mrs. Petrie’s last blog post..The Art of Casa Petrie: Part I

Styling by Coty Farquhar March 19, 2009 at 10:14 pm

Hi Julia,

Love, love, love your Toile post,
My sofa is covered in Black toile,
I have a handbag covered in black toile, (I don’t use it all the time, but it is gorgeous)and I had a few little dresses made for Bec when she was little in Toile,

I am delighted to join your party this week, sorry I missed last week’s party, I just ran out of time. This week I am totally hooked on little birds, fake birds, bird cages, birdie things in the garden, come and visit me and my birdie world down under in Australia.

xx Coty

Styling by Coty Farquhar’s last blog post..A little birdie told me

Pam March 19, 2009 at 10:17 pm

I still love toile! I don’t have much in my home but I would like to add more. I say do what you love. Right now I am hooked on buying local at Findlay Market so I am posting about that tomorrow.

Pam’s last blog post..Thrifty Thursday

PrettyOrganizer March 19, 2009 at 10:21 pm

You rock! I love you!!! Can’t wait for this Tuesday it’s going to a great tour of all things I love!

PrettyOrganizer’s last blog post..Beware of Inspiration

Holly March 19, 2009 at 10:42 pm

I still love toile…in fact, I haven’t even got to use any yet, but I’m still planning to.

Holly’s last blog post..Spring has Sprung!

Jen R Sanctuary Arts March 19, 2009 at 10:46 pm

Love toile! Thanks for hosting! Jen

Jen R Sanctuary Arts’s last blog post..From drab to fab!

katie March 19, 2009 at 10:58 pm

I would jump in every puddle with those boots on! As always, thanks for hosting a great party!

katie’s last blog post..A Lotta Latte Bowls

Lacy March 19, 2009 at 11:12 pm

While I don’t think I own anything toile, I still think it’s very elegant! Thanks for the inspiring pictures.

Lacy’s last blog post..Hooked on…storybook homes

Jenny March 19, 2009 at 11:29 pm

I LOVE that first picture!

Jenny’s last blog post..Our Backyard by Abby & An Interview

melissa @ the inspired room March 19, 2009 at 11:38 pm

How could toile go out of style? Nah. Don’t believe it. It is a classic. And I have a toile chair so I am sticking to that idea.

Ok, joining up Friday because I need to get hooked on organization!

melissa @ the inspired room’s last blog post..Getting Crafty With Green: Make a Moss Topiary

Maya@Completely-Coastal March 20, 2009 at 12:17 am

That mudroom is absolutely adorable…, and I can’t even say that I love toile…, and I do like your chairs too, and the boots…, hmmmm, maybe I do love toile?!

the BLAH BLAH BLAHger March 20, 2009 at 12:37 am

I’m still a toile lover!!! And your living room is divine!

the BLAH BLAH BLAHger’s last blog post..Happy Birthday, Mom! I love you to pieces!

Mom in High Heels March 20, 2009 at 2:47 am

Oh how I love Toile! Love, love, love it. Unfortunately Germans are NOT into Toile and it is almost impossible to find. Boo! BTW, I actually squealed over the wellies. I must have them (or a reasonably priced knock off).

Mom in High Heels’s last blog post..You Send Me

Puna March 20, 2009 at 5:13 am

I have a black and white toile bedroom and I absolutely love it. I just need to add some color I think.

Sharon March 20, 2009 at 5:37 am

I love all three rooms! The living room is my favorite. I could sit there drinking my coffee and eating breakfast while wearing my matching toile boots! Ha! Even though paint is where it’s at these days, I do think toile is still in, especially in the accessories.

suzann March 20, 2009 at 6:51 am

I adore toile! Your photos are fabulous.

suzann’s last blog post..Welcome Spring!

christy March 20, 2009 at 6:52 am

Ooh I love toile. Now I want to add some to my house – I think it would lovely in our powder room…and I would totally wear those boots! I love your toile chairs and curtains too. And I think your friend’s house has such gorgeous moldings around her door and window – I’m glad you snapped that picture Julia! Hope you have a great weekend!

christy’s last blog post..The Irish Are So Polite

Angela March 20, 2009 at 7:03 am

I heart toile!! My parents have that red toile wallpaper in their kitchen (which has white cabinets/appliances), and it’s amazing! As always, thank you for hosting this fun Friday party!!

Angela’s last blog post..Hooked on: March Madness

Kimm at Reinvented March 20, 2009 at 7:04 am

LOVE THE TOILE!!! Those boots are to. die. for. Oh my goodness! And the wallpaper, my heart is racing!!

Kimm at Reinvented’s last blog post..When Only New Will Do–A Great Deal!

Jane @ Beach House March 20, 2009 at 7:38 am

Toile’s been in and out since it first went up on a wall. I had a toile wallpaper in my bedroom when I was little girl and it was definitely not “in” then but it was much admired because it was so unusual. That pink room is so pretty I don’t think you should worry about trends. BTW the chairs are gorgeous and so are the wellies

Jane @ Beach House’s last blog post..Still wood obsessed

Phillips Phamily Mama March 20, 2009 at 7:41 am

Love this post! I am considering toile the front runner in the poll for my dining room chairs. Thanks for coming by and voting!

Phillips Phamily Mama’s last blog post..Serving Tray Chalkboard

susan March 20, 2009 at 7:53 am

Not sure how it’s possible to mostly love modern design but to be crazy about toile too!! Great images!

susan’s last blog post..Apartment Therapy Kitchen Features

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage March 20, 2009 at 8:11 am

I love to see what other people love! :) The toile is amazing!


P.S….I’m having a giveaway to celebrate 100 posts! 3 signed photos and 1 large chandelier wall decal from Wilson graphics! Thought you might be interested!! :)

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sue@solsticehome March 20, 2009 at 8:48 am

I’m in love with the mudroom…that window and door with that trim! I just couldn’t get passed that photo…

sue@solsticehome’s last blog post..vintage storage solutions

Laura Ingalls Gunn March 20, 2009 at 8:54 am

This morning I am Hooked on Hummingbirds!

I adore all things toile.

Laura Ingalls Gunn’s last blog post..Happy Spring!

Bella Casa March 20, 2009 at 8:57 am

Those boots are toooo cute!!!

Bella Casa’s last blog post..I’m Hooked on Virtual Design Makeovers from Alt-erior Design

Narda March 20, 2009 at 9:06 am

Oops! I’m there twice! Sorry.

Elizabeth March 20, 2009 at 9:15 am

Toile is a classic! It may not be a big trend right now, but it’s never out of style or something you would laugh at another person using. That’s the difference between classic/traditional and a trendy fad.

Kathleen Ellis March 20, 2009 at 9:17 am

Hi Julia~
I LOVE toile, too…which has been around for how many centuries??? don’t think it’s going “out” any time soon! Thankfully for all of us who love it!
Happy Spring!

Kathleen Ellis’s last blog post..Fashionable Friday…

Bonnie Mattson March 20, 2009 at 9:29 am

Julia, I love this post. Toille is gorgeous isn’t it? It just evokes so much emotion or something and always makes me feel happy. Thanks for sharing it!

Bonnie Mattson’s last blog post..A Favorite Painting~

velvet and linen March 20, 2009 at 9:30 am

Your toile chairs are beautiful, Julia.
I have a soft spot for toile as well.

Have a wonderful weekend, Julia.


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Deb Milne March 20, 2009 at 9:33 am

Adore your tribute to toile. I covet the pink toile. That bedroom is spectacular.

I only wish I could paper a room with Sheila Bridges, “Harlem Toile de Jouy”. Now that would be a room I would be hooked on!

Thanks for the fun today & have a great weekend.

Deb Milne’s last blog post..Decorating Dictum

Diana March 20, 2009 at 9:51 am

Love those boots!!

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Kathy :) March 20, 2009 at 9:54 am

NEVER…it is a classic…I love it :)

Your chairs look so nice in your room !!!

Have a great week-end Julia, Happy 1st Day of Spring to you, I hope it’s warming up in your neck of the woods, cold here. I saw it was snowing in NY. Old man Winter will not give up !

Kathy :)

Janet Doherty March 20, 2009 at 9:56 am

I am a huge huge fan of Toile. I have a bolt of green silk toile in my basement and can’t figure out where to use it….It’s so special to me and I don’t ever want to have to change it…stick with your chairs. I think they are timeless (that’s my opinion).

Things That Inspire March 20, 2009 at 10:13 am

I remember seeing a beautiful toile called ‘bunnykins’ in a little girl’s bathroom. It is made by Brunschwig & Fils, and is so cute. I ended up having toile balloon shades made for my daughter’s bedroom, with a little check fabric on the trim, and I still love them 5 years later!

Things That Inspire’s last blog post..New on the market in Atlanta: another spectacular house

Kris March 20, 2009 at 10:28 am

I love the red and white toile so cheery and fresh.


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Jacqueline M. Jakle March 20, 2009 at 10:47 am

The photos are delicious! I love toile, too…and decorated my guest room in red and cream toile, with red, black and white accessories. The intention was for it to look like a bed and breakfast room and guests love the cozy charm when they stay over night. I even bought some beautiful Spode china in a red/cream toile pattern for that room! Toile is beautiful and casual, forever classic and blends well with all decor.

Stephen 007 March 29, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Your guestroom is gorgeous! Would love to discuss further with you…

TidyMom March 20, 2009 at 11:02 am

Oh I LOVE toile too!! I love your living room!! did you make or buy your curtains?

GREAT rooms – I especially love the red toil with all the white!!


TidyMom’s last blog post..Hooked on Twitter and Twilight

black eyed susans kitchen March 20, 2009 at 11:19 am

Toile and staffordshire dishes could easily become an obsession for me. I was at a lovely tea house last weekend that had a wall filled with vintage dishware in shades of purple and lavender. It was so pretty. Those boots are adorable.
?, Susan

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Elodie March 20, 2009 at 11:41 am

oh, I absolutely love toile! And now you can find it in a lot of different colors, I love to use classic fabrics like toile with modern furniture/interior, it adds this elegant touch that I love!
thanks for hosting this great carnival.
have a nice day :)

Elodie’s last blog post..Hooked on volunteering!

susan March 20, 2009 at 11:48 am

There’s no way toile could be “out;” it’s just such a classic and lovely look. If it does go, it will be only temporarily. I say what a great thing to be “hooked on.” cheers, -susan

susan’s last blog post..Black and Brown in Harmony

Heathahlee March 20, 2009 at 12:26 pm

I have ALWAYS loved toile. And even more so now. I have some red toile, like in her mudroom (LOVE that!) that I’m going to make a valance for my shower curtain with. I can’t wait to start on it. It will just complete my bathroom. In my other bathroom, I’m wanting to do a blue toile for the mistreatments. I can’t wait to finish that, either!

Heathahlee’s last blog post..While I’m Down and Out

Darla March 20, 2009 at 12:53 pm

It seems like toile has been around forever in and out in heavier and lighter forms but always there…

Darla’s last blog post..Happy Spring!

SoBella Creations March 20, 2009 at 2:09 pm

I love toile! When my first daughter was born I had two or three toile bags that I would carry her stuff in.

SoBella Creations’s last blog post..National Craft Month

Cass March 20, 2009 at 3:33 pm

Julia, Toile will never go out of style! Anything that’s survived for centuries is here to stay; your family room chairs are safe.

I first saw toile in an issue of House & Garden about 30 years ago — it was a spread on an old house, and an attic bedroom was covered — walls, ceiling, linens, curtains — in red & white toile. My first reaction was, “What whackadoodle did THAT?” but then — I kept going back to it; it was hypnotic. Toile de Jouy is as beautiful today as it was before the USA gained its independence!
Thanks for a fun blog party!

Cass’s last blog post..Hooked On Curtains & Guestrooms, And a Foodie Friday Trainwreck!

Lynda March 20, 2009 at 3:48 pm

I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of toile!

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Scribbler March 20, 2009 at 4:33 pm

Toile, over? Nonsense. One either loves it or hates it. It never really goes away if you love it. I love it.

Pity those who don’t — they need help.


Scribbler’s last blog post..No Foodie Friday Train Wreck!

Ramona Owen March 20, 2009 at 4:54 pm

Hey there Julia ~ I love your post…toile over…no way! I love to mix this elegant fabric with animal prints and checkerboard…Heaven!

Have a great SPRING weekend!

Smiles ~ Ramona

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Daly Essentials March 20, 2009 at 6:15 pm

I love your living room!

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Rhoda@ Southern Hospitality March 20, 2009 at 7:30 pm

Julia, I accidentally entered one of my party-goers to your list earlier today! Oops…Accomplished Woman was my entry, but it was meant to be MINE. You can delete!

angela | the painted house March 20, 2009 at 8:12 pm

You are so right: toile is a classic and is never out…although, it can be more “in” sometimes! I love your toile chairs, too.

angela | the painted house’s last blog post..Rally, Friends!

Tamara March 20, 2009 at 8:52 pm

Love those Toille rubber boots!

Tamara’s last blog post..Hooked on Hiking

Renae Moore March 20, 2009 at 10:48 pm

I do love toile too! I especially love those wellies!

Renae Moore’s last blog post..A Gentleman’s Farm

ileen @ Star's Fault March 20, 2009 at 11:07 pm

Hi Julia ~ My “hooked on” for this week was a bit more literal than usual. I got out my trusty crochet hook and made lovely cotton washcloths, just like Grandma taught me. I made four in the most lovely, silky cotton yarn. Now I think I need more, so will hunt for a couple more skeins tomorrow ~

Blessings ~ Eileen @ Star’s Fault

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le March 21, 2009 at 12:23 am

love love love the toile and just would love a mud room – when I move back to NZ I will be sure to get one and embrace the muddyness :) le

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kari & kijsa March 21, 2009 at 10:07 am

love this idea! Just stopped by to say thank you for being so inspiring!
kari & kijsa

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Laura March 21, 2009 at 12:04 pm

What a great post. I love toile and don’t worry, it’s been around for ages, and although its popularity ebbs and flows it will never really go out of style. Lately I’m hooked on estate sales and I posted about an old silver cruet set I found yesterday.

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Debbykay March 21, 2009 at 5:40 pm

I am so hooked on toile–regardless if it is instyle of not! I love the tales toile tells!

But, I am really love anything roses! I just can’t get enough roses!. I need roses everywhere–ever since I was a toddler!

Happy spring!

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ida March 22, 2009 at 3:19 am

well i read this the other day. and i was like noway for toile. i love fabric that is baltic. or an india/asian look. right now i am hooked on cleaning up my computer/spear bedroom lol perhaps you inspired me a little. plus my glass computer table had seen better days.

take care

Dagny @ Beautiful Living March 22, 2009 at 4:21 am

Toile can definitly look amazing if done right! Love your chairs, absolutely beautiful!

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rue March 22, 2009 at 8:00 pm

Hi Julia :)

More pictures of your friend’s farmhouse pleeeeeaaaaase….. that was blatant begging right there 😉

I love toile, so I can’t figure out why I don’t have even one bit of it… hmmm… something to remedy :)


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lana @ ilovemy5kids March 22, 2009 at 11:21 pm

I LOVE toile!!!! I’d have it in everyroom if possible!

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Ms.Tee March 24, 2009 at 12:11 am

Sooo pretty, Ms. Julia – thanks for the inspiration!

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Anny June 12, 2009 at 7:23 pm

I think toile is lovely and feminine.

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Dawn August 22, 2009 at 11:12 am

What’s the difference between toile and chintz? Is that chintz is always on cotton and toile can be on any fabric? I love both and am confused.

I absolutely love the pictures that you posted. I would love to spend time in any of those rooms.

Jane August 19, 2011 at 11:13 pm

Oh wow! Beautiful! I’m such a toile wanna be!!! LOVE the bedroom! Looking forward to checking out the posts!!!

Jessie Overholt September 12, 2011 at 10:57 pm

While I can appreciate the points in Hooked on Toile | Hooked on Houses, I am sick and tired of hearing about the “US economic recovery”. The US government borrowed and spent $6.1 trillion during the last 4 years to obtain a cumulative $700B increase in the country’s GDP. This means we’ve borrowed and spent $8.70 for every $1 of nominal “growth” in GDP. In constant dollars, Gross domestic product is flat, we got no “economic growth” at all for the $6.1T. In constant US dollars, the GDP in 2011 might get back to the 2007 level, if the US economy continues “growing” at the same rate reached in the first 90 days of 2011. If not, then the Gross Domestic Product will in reality be below before recession levels. There is no economic recovery, the numbers prove it.

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