2/23/09

Toile Tuesday: Confessions of a Toile-aholic

Hooked on Toile... For Julias Hooked on Party!
Hello, My name is Pretty Organizer and I'm a Toile-aholic. (Pronounced Twahl, ya'll)  Not an "Oh, I like toile alright." kinda toile gal... I mean I LOVE it.  So much so that I think I had better purge myself of toile cravings or hubby might end up with this tie for Father's Day. 

In an effort to quell my cravings I have thrown myself deep into the research of Toile!  And OH, I love it even more!  There are so many kinds and the history is as rich as the fabric.

I in jest mentioned my toile fettish, no... obsession, in Nesters linky party and joked that I ought to hold a linky-dinky of my own all about toile.  Well, who'da thunk you gals would be so encouraging in my mere suggestion of a party... (oh, and the Remodeling Guy who just learned what toile was... poor guy thought I kept misspelling toilet.) 

So for the month of March I'll be hosting Toile Tuesdays.  Yes, more than everything you could want to know about toile over 1 months time.  And, the pictures... well, they're the main reason why you'll want to keep coming back.  At the end of the month, Tuesday March 24th I'll host a toile linky party where all of us can link up and brag, show, confess, display our love of toile.  This is the fabric that hangs in my kitchen... I'm her, Hubby's him... the dog represents our 6 kids... well, isn't it beautiful!  I love how toile tells a story!

Don't forget to spread this to your friends and neighbors... you wouldn't want them to miss out on a great series and a one of a kind party!  I'm working on a button for the party but in the mean time, you can grab this image (cuz I don't code) and link it to www. PrettyOrganizedPalace.blogspot.com  WHEW!

Oh, and because I just can't host a party alone (so much more fun to plan with someone else) Wendy at The Shabby Nest is hosting the party with me!  She's my toile loving sista on the East Coast and in case you haven't seen her toile, better go check her out.

Each Week I'll give you a little History!

Toile de Jouy
A Fabric with Roots in the Eighteenth Century

by Patricia Cummings
photos by James Cummings

What is Toile de Jouy?

Toile (pronounced twahl) means "cloth" in French. “Toile de Jouy,” or “toiles deJouy,” are terms that refer to fabric that was first manufactured at a factory inJouy-en-Josas, a village located southwest of Paris, near Versailles. Founded in 1760 by German-born Christophe-Philippe Oberkampf, (1738-1815), a textile entrepreneur, the factory site was chosen primarily because of its proximity to the clear running water of the Bièvre River. Oberkampf knew that water is a crucial element in the dyeing process. Only the highest quality goods were used in the production of the factory's printed fabrics made of cotton, one reason for the enterprise’s success."

From quiltersmuse.comTime's a tick'n and the guest list is already starting.  Nester's in, Wendy, Julia at Hooked on Houses, and the list is growing.  Need I mention how much I LOVE these girls!  They are as kind as they are talented writers and bloggers.  They've been so good to me!

Will you be my guest at the Toile Party?  I'll try and remind anyone that R.S.V.P's (if you email me I will FOR SURE send you a reminder!)

27 comments:

The Nester said...

How fun is a toile party gonna be?!

Can't wait!

Michelle said...

I love me some toile! I'll be there!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

I think this is a great idea. I can never have enough toile!! :-)

Rachel said...

Ooooo! I love toile! I'm almost on par with you in my love of toile. In fact I just discussed with Hubby the other night about making toile curtains for the living room and kitchen. He said go for it. Yea me! Looking forward to March.

DESJ and Company said...

Oh my heavens!
Twitching with excitement...
I have toile curtains, toile tablecloths, toile pillows...drooling over the toile shower curtain...might ahve one of those SOON...
YAY!!!!!
I'm in!

jtesh said...

I'm in, too. Guess I'd better get busy and get me a blog!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

A toile party? Such a fabulous idea!!!!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Oh yeah! It's gonna be some fun...yesireebob!

Debbie @ Cheaper by the Bakers Dozen said...

You are too good to be true (and I'm not just saying that because of your glowing comments and the fact that you said you loved me).

I'm saying this because this will be my first Toile Party - and I have even read that book!!!!! (Do I get extra credit?)

Count me in. Twice.

Deck The HALLS of HOME with JOY! said...

I love Toile also! Your blog is great!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I love toile too. My kids think I've gone overboard a bit.

Living with Lindsay said...

I my name is Lindsay. I'm a toile-aholic, too.

I'm so joining the toile party.

Cass said...

What a delightful post! and oddly enough, just today I put up pictures of a toile I bought at Walmart of all places, for a dollar a yard!

Love toile, love it. Thanks!
Cass

Angela said...

Your site is beautiful to look at. Thanks for the "eye candy"

Leila said...

Oh yes, toile is fantastique.

I will be there!

Tamara Jansen said...

Toile is just so CLASSY!

Suzy said...

Thanks for the history lessons. Can't wait for the month of March! Thanks for Sharing!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Fun! I'll try to remember to play along too. I have a little bit of toile and love it too.

Leila said...

I adore toile and have some fun bits to share with you!

Remind me! Please? :)
xoxo

Kelly said...

Ahh! I'm shaking. :o) Seriously, I'm surprised that I can even type (whoops, there tipped the computer!). I so heart toile. I'm sad that I just found out about your month-long toile party, but I'll be attending from this point out.

The toile tie? Hmmm...I wonder if I could get away with that. ;o) Probably not. My husband calls toile "not a fabric: it's a speed impediment". Ha!

redsoxmom said...

Count me in! Fellow Toile-a-holics unite!! Who-hoo!

Sarah said...

I'll participate by taking photos of my children's bedroom done in circus toile. It's fun to see all this toile coming together in one place.

pammiejo said...

I have some toile in my kitchen - I'll show up at your party! PAM

alchemyfineliving said...

I love fabric! I love to look at it and wonder through the fabric store touching it. Toile is beautiful!! Sounds like a fun party. Count me in!!

Stacey said...

I'll be there! Great idea for us toileaholics. :)

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi there,
I'm a toileaholic myself! I find it cozy, and pretty, and romantic all at the same time. It is timeless, actually. Thankfully, Hubby doesn't mind! I think I have a bit of toile in almost every room of the house! I cannot get enough of it. I too love the stories and history behind it. I would love to join your party. Please count me in too! Have a wonderful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Pam said...

I'm a toile-a-holic too! I can't believe there are so many of us. Right now I have toile curtains in my living room and Roman shades in my kitchen. I also have toile throw pillows for the LR and a shade and shower curtain for my bathroom on my to-do list of sewing projects. I can't wait for the party!

 
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