Friday, January 27, 2012

I ♥ Toile



First of all, please ignore all the mess on our bedside tables, and my running shoes, and the floor that desperately needs refinishing. What I wanted to show you was our new duvet cover and euro shams, which were birthday gifts this week. The bedroom has been painted this pale smoke blue for several years now. We've been using some bedding which I found in TJMaxx. It is beginning to get a little shabby, however, and I've always wanted a toile in here. I've finally found a bedding set that I absolutely love. It's from Pottery Barn, and it's a pale blue toile in a pattern called Martine.

The fabric is 55% linen and 45% cotton, so it's heavy, with a beautiful texture. Looking at this picture, I'm thinking I need to get the dust ruffle next. :)




28 comments:

  1. Hi Mary,
    Your duvet cover is gorgeous. Happy birthday.
    SueB

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  2. I LOVE nice bedding. It's one of my favorite things! And the toile is gorgeous! Good for you, Mary : )

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  3. I adore your bedding, the Blue Toile is so special. Love the touches of black that always add elegance!

    Happy Birthday Mary!

    PST I have a Giveaway I think you will love!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  4. What a perfect complement to your wall color. Happy Birthday, Mary!

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  5. I love toile too, and had blue toile in our bedroom until it just got too shabby even for me! I'd like to find another set - perhaps I'll have luck when I'm in WA next week.

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  6. It looks wonderful, Mary. Toile, especially blue and white, is a favorite of mine. It always takes me back to my grandmother's house--she had blue and white in one bedroom and green and white toile wall paper in the bedroom I slept in!

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  7. Happy Birthday! What a lovely bed set you have. So soft and welcoming!

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  8. It really is beautiful. Love the toile and the color is so restful. Hugs, Marty

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  9. There's not much more I can add, except to say that I love it, too. The chandelier is really amazing and seems to be the suggestion of every designer on HGTV. Sure beats our ceiling fan (which I could not live without). Beautiful!

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  10. Your new linens are beautiful, Mary. I have blue and white toile in my bedroom as well, although a different pattern than yours. Now I'm wondering if I should layer it over my matelesse spread instead of opened up fully. Worth a thought! Happy Belated Birthday!
    -Karen

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  11. I love the pale smokey blue color and I love the Martine bedding...our mutual friend Penny has the yellow in her MBR. I covet the espresso color..but then again I am a self confessed "quilt whore". Every PB catalog seems to have a new quilt that I adore. Perhaps instead of downsizing we should be looking at B&Bs with multiple quilt opportunities :)

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  12. That is beautiful. I love blue bedrooms, so peaceful. Happy Birthday to you!

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  13. Good Morning Mary!
    I love toile ...especially blue and white toile. THIS however is absolutely gorgeous! I love the softness of the colors...very subtle yet makes a wonderful statement. I think you should get the dust ruffle too!!! Have fun with your decorating and please don't apologize for being 'REAL'. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Maura :)

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  14. Mary,

    What a gorgeous duvet cover...very subtle, yet rich. I may cruise over to PB and see what I can find there! Happy Birthday!

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  15. It's beautiful! I love toile too, and this color is perfect with your walls. Beautiful and serene. DOn't worry about the bedside tables, youshould see mine:>{

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  16. It looks just perfect! Love your room. Kit

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  17. So pretty Mary, love that shade of blue !!!

    Kathy :)

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  18. Your bedroom is beautiful. I know you were excited when you came across the blue toile! Love the chandelier!

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  19. I have to tell you that I noticed nothing until you pointed it out! In fact I thought you were posting a photo from a magazine:) Love the toile and your colors!

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  20. Great Birthday Present! I love Toile too... and just ordered some to update my bedroom decor. I think it's such a soothing fabric... perfect for the bedroom... just beautiful..

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  21. Oh, my goodness, Mary! I've LOVED that pattern for years, now. Happy, lucky you!!! =] Beautiful....

    Isn't toile always so romantic, too? sigh. =]

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  22. Beautiful Mary! I saw a Ralph Lauren blue and white toile at HomeGoods the other day. I was very tempted to bring it home.

    Your new bedding is beautiful and your room is gorgeous!

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  23. Mary, I love toile also! The spread in my bedroom has some toile in it. I have a red and a blue toile throw. Both too cute to pass up. lol! Your new ensemble matches your wall so beautifully. Love it!!!
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  24. Oh, it's gorgeous! I love that color toile ~

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  25. Mary the bedding is gorgeous! and I love that color blue!!! After several years of green we painted our bedroom that color! I don't think I will ever tire of it. So very relaxing. Have a great week!

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  26. It's beautiful Mary, I have the same pattern from Pottery Barn in the Marigold in my master bedroom.

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