Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Toile on Tuesday

About six or seven years ago I was a little bit obsessed with toile (mind you, not obsessed enough to know it was pronounced "twarl" and not "toil" so I can't have been too hardcore). More correctly, toile de jouy (for the factory in France that started this whole thing off),  is a repeated pattern depicting a fairly intricate scene on a plain background.  Now we know, thank you online encyclopedia Britannica.

Today, while I can appreciate these beautiful rooms, I'm not so sure it's me.

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If you're not bold enough to use it in a room, it makes for very stylish gumboots and dog beds.

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How about you? 

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  1. I think I'm with you on this - I really like Toile but I don't think I could live with it! I have just added your blog to our blogroll! Tracey xx

  2. Those boots!! I love them...perfect combo of toile, spots and pink!! Too cute :)

    I'm pretty sure I need gumboots!!

    Jones ;)

  3. Every time I see fab gumboots I feel like I really could be a gardener! Nx

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