|Fabric: Moda French General linen/cotton #54093|
Sometimes, a simple hem ... and a table cloth or runner is born! It can always be cut up later...
Toile and transferware are perfect because there beautiful designs 'make' a table setting - no piecing or quilting needed.
Currier and Ives dishes were collected by my grandmother at her local A&P grocery store as a point of sale feature. She saved stamps earned with each purchase and then traded the filled books for the dishes.
|In The Beginning Panel Fabric|
I like to mix colors and patterns.
Dishes: Rural England, Crown Ducal Gainsborough England
(beautiful textured edge on the bowl)
Royal Stafford - black and brown colorway
The fabric is a reproduction from In The Beginning - I think it is out of print. If you know - I'm happy to update this.
There is a picture of the same print on the cover of Antiques Magazine, August 1946 - Volume L Number 2
"The date and source of this cotton print are both a bit uncertain. The original source of the window design was quite probably Mesangere's book on interior decoration published in France from 1802 to 1830, but we hesitate to guess whether the fabric was actually printed in France, England or the US."
The fabric pictured on the cover is a green colorway.
"This toile shows a drover returning to his home after weeks spent out in the bush. The main images show the solitude of
his days and nights alone and the joy and relief of his waiting family as they run out to greet him on his safe return. Other images include the billy boiling on his camp fire, mighty gum trees and native galahs and kookaburras."
Spode Blue Room Reproduction of "Floral" first introduced c. 1830 Print from a hand engraved copper plate.
Harvard, England side bowls
This is a Braemore Toile Reproduction - home dec weight, but light enough it can easily be included in a quilt or hemmed as is.
Pink/Brown Spode Archive Collection
British Flowers - 'Rosa' First Introduced c.1831
Spode Blue Room Collection 'Botanical' First Introduced c.1820
Both from hand engraved copper plate
Do you have toile prints in your stash? Use them often?
Have a great weekend!!
Toile De Jouy Printed Textiles in the Classic French Style
(Melanie Riffel, Sophie Rouart, Marc Walter)
Toiles De Jouy (Judith Straeton)
Toiles for All Seasons French & English Printed Textiles
(Starr Siegele) ISBN 1 593730306