Sunday, October 3, 2010

A New Look: Toile Wallpaper in My China Cabinet

I'm so glad you stopped by to visit!    I extend a warm welcome especially to my new followers.
Welcome everyone!   In August, I was wondering how I could make my studio look
a little more summery, but I didn't want to do anything permanent.
Then, I remembered this roll of pretty grayish-blue toile wallpaper I never used for the
library in my old house.

I simply cut it to size for each quadrant in my china cabinet, then taped it in.
Of course, it'll curl up and look natty someday soon, but who cares?
I'm taking it down in October, anyway.

Once gold, this $5 yard sale urn was easy to spray paint white.
I love the classical motif.

The wallpaper is Ralph Lauren's Saratoga Toile.  You are quite right to guess it is 
horribly expensive--$40 per roll--and they make you buy two.  
Very sad I decided to sell the house before I could hang it,
and even sadder I couldn't unload it on Ebay.  
At least I can enjoy it in some fashion today.

Theodore Haviland Limoges china with a pink and green unmarked saucer
with a stylized violet pattern.

As I often do, I pretend I have a kitchen in my cottage, where I would use my blue
and white glass cloths in the summer, on a salvaged counter made from my old dresser
and its delightful neo-classical pulls and appliques.

Until next time, stay shabby!