Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Toile Party.


Pretty Organized Palace is having a Toile Party today, and how serendipitous! Because my mother-in-law stitched me up a gorgeous toile shower curtain last week:



I've had this lavender toile fabric knocking around for seven years, ever since we bought a house in Columbus that had a lavender bedroom. I turned it into my study, and I was amazingly productive in that room, which I attribute to the lavender.


I fell in love with this lavender toile and bought it to make curtains for the room, but we were in and out of that house so quickly (eight months or so), I never had the time.


I've been hanging onto it ever since, waiting, and I finally got the chance to use it in my newly painted and redone guest bath.

The background is not as creamy as it looks above--it's hard to get the color right both with flash and without. We trimmed it with the green stripe because I spent months trying to find a coordinating fabric, and finally decided to go with something completely contrasting. I'm so thrilled with how it came out! Thanks, Viv!

Go take a look at everyone else's toile items, too. I love toile.

25 comments:

Mimi said...

That looks FANTASTIC! Good job, Janelle!

Angie said...

I love the green with the lavenader. I have a green room that I would love to do that with.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Janelle,
Lovely toile looks! Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Sandi

Cass said...

I love the green trim with the lavendar toile... great choice. Lovely, lovely shower curtain, and wow ... awfully sweet mother-in-law to sew it up for you!

Thanks for visiting at That Old House, and for your kind comments!

Best wishes.... Cass

Scribbler said...

Great job on the shower curtain -- I wish my mother-in-law was that nice!

Scribbler

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

That's SO pretty! I love how you coordinated the lavender and green. Very soothing, and elegant too. And I agree with Scribbler about the M-I-L!!!! You're a lucky girl, haha!

proudgrits11 said...

Ah, yes! I've seen that purple toile and also adore it!!!! My guest bath is white and beige, but I add color depending on the season--purple for Spring! I imagine I'd be pretty productive in a purple study, too! Very nice!
-Tabitha
Roots & Wings

Jen r. said...

Love that cute shower curtain!

Lisa said...

That is beautiful!

I noticed that you have a link for Arrested Development. I miss that show so much.

Leila said...

I love the lavender with the green. It looks really great!
You did a great job!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Hi Janelle!

I love the green trim you choose - it's perfect for the lavendar. Love it!!

Manuela

Southern Charm said...

Your toile shower curtain is fantastic! I love love love it. Just beautiful.

Felicia said...

I love the idea of a toile shower curtain. And yours looks fantastic :)

Kim Chalfant said...

Fabulous shower curtain. Your MIL did a terrific job. I like the contrasting fabric on it as well as the toile. Isn't it fun to see how everyone is using toile in their homes?

jeremy said...

Congratulations on your toilet party! Personally, I like to keep my bathroom time a little more private...

Pajama Mama said...

wow-i love the trim with the toile.
-kristen

Mom in High Heels said...

Are you kidding me? That is adorable! I love the lavender and green together!

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Love that shower curtain! Your MIL did such a great job. Thanks so much for stopping by!

donnapiranha said...

Beautiful! I love the green trim. Very nice.

I used to have yards and yards of some red toile that I had packed with me from place to place. Finally got rid of it but I loved it...just couldn't find the right application. Next time I'll think "shower curtain". That idea never entered my mind!

Maureen said...

I love the coordinating fabric, and especially how the bottom is pleated. I have a black/cream toile shower curtain that needs to be lengthened. You have given me the exact inspiration I needed.

Jannet said...

Hi Janelle, Thanks for stopping by my Blog!
Gosh I love that shower curtain, The trim is so perfect.
Have a lovely day, Jannet

Martha said...

That shower curtain is FANTASTIC!! I really love that green trim...LOVE.

Meadowlark Days said...

lovely! can you send your MIL my way?

John said...

Hi Janelle...I am testing how to reply to a blog....oh my the curtain is soooo well made and is just perfect in size, color, design, and fit!!! John

Latharia said...

Wow! How fancy! :D