Thursday, September 20, 2007

Shades of Red






Have you had a chance to visit Penny Carlson at http://lavenderhillstudio.blogspot.com/? Well, if not, then take some time to visit her and look at her wonderful blog. Penny posted about her transferware collection and her love for toile fabric. Her photos illustrate her passion and her collections are just wonderful!

As I have discovered, there are so many of us gals who share the same passion for certain dishes, collections and decorating. Like Penny, I am fond on toile fabric and transferware, primarily red transferware. Someday I would like to add more to my collection and to start collecting brown transferware, primarily the Aesthetic pieces.

Throughout our home we have splashes of red and black toile fabric. These photos are some of our lampshades with red toile fabric - oh, and one pink. I love the French Country look and the scenes on the shades are floral, some with roosters, but all very sweet.

Tomorrow the winner to my giveaway will be announced. Be sure to visit and find out if you won!

27 comments:

Susie said...

Hi Becky,
I've just been looking at all the pictures of the little corners of your home. It must be a wonderfully warm and welcoming place!
:)

Counting Your Blessings said...

Oh, I just love reds (especially with white!) And your tole candleabra is really darling! I love taking pictures so I'm admniring your photos. Blessings... Polly

Rosie said...

Be still my heart!! I love all your shades...did you make them? If not, can you share some of your sources? Pleaseeeee.....

Rosie
Rosieswhimsy.wordpress.com

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hi Rosie! Most of the red shades are from Pierre Deux. The pink one was made by my friend, Marsha, and she bought the fabric at Calico Corners. I have also seen it online, but don't recall the name of the fabric pattern.

I wish I was talented enough to make shades. I hope this info helps. xo, Becky

Flea Market Queen said...

Yes...I read Penny's blog and I love her transferware! Toile is another favorite...so romantic!
I love it...
Priscilla

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Morning Becky,

I'm twitching for something toile now! I just love the red and white, it is darling! I have a very similar Bread box in my kitchen and now I must admit I'm stealing that idea ~looking for a little red and white check piece to tie on the handle like yours :) So cute!

Hugs,
Dena

Michelle E. ~ Vintage Pastiche' said...

Your pictures are so beautiful, what kind of camera are you using?

The 4th picture, is that the same pattern as Penny's? I really love it, it makes my heart skip a beat. :)

*muah*
Michelle

Feenwerkstatt said...

The shades are wonderful, especially the french country look is my favourite!
Blessings, Anja

bee'nme said...

Hey Becky,

I keep wondering how many houses you actually have!!?? :o) I LOVE all the corners of goodness and comfort and style and fun - your home is a real blessing and an inspiration! I too love toile (these shades are GORGEOUS) - I've wanted to do a black toile *something* for a long time - maybe I'll incorporate touches of it like you did in your bedroom (from your "Cottage of the Month" photos). Like I said - your home is an inspiration! Thanks for sharing every corner, nook, and cranny!!

Hugs,
Becky S.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Such pretty lampshades!
I always enjoy seeing photos of your lovely home!
:)

Lauren at Faith Fuel! said...

I love, Love, LOVE toile!

Lauren at Faith Fuel! said...

Harry (my dog) says thank you for the compliment on his handsomeness!

Nunnie's Attic said...

Am I the only one going crazy for the bread box? I do love the toile, don't get me wrong. But, that bread box is adorable. I love the little red gingham ribbon on it. Just a little splash of color.

Love,
Julie

Penny Carlson said...

Becky, Thank you so much for mentioning my blog! I love your shades! The pink shade is called Fragonard.

I love your blog! I am a big fan of all your posts!
Penny

PattieJ said...

Gorgeous!! I am just starting to add black , white and red to my home. I love your shades!!

Mary said...

Ooohh, love, love, love red and white! I think my favorite is the third from the top, but I can't be sure because I love them all. Have I said I love them all?! :)
Mary

Penny Carlson said...

Becky, you are most welcome!
Penny

Esther Sunday said...

I must tell you that your splashes of red (along with Cherry's love of red over at Cherry's Jubilee) has been really inspiring the direction of my living room redo. If I can just get done with the dang white painting of furniture...
Love, Esther

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Brillant! I love the toile shade on the little hobnail lamp! I have a similiar lamp and now u got me thinkin I should do a little red toile lampshade! Thanks for the inspiration Becky. I am having a giveaway today. xoxo, cherry

BittersweetPunkin said...

Me too......red, toile and roosters! Well....more roosters than anything.......LOL
Beautiful photos!
Blessings,
Robin

Heidi said...

I love red and my feature wall in our living room is ox blood red. I also love toile and considered it for our bedroom but went with a roses and floral theme instead. You can see it at my homekeeping blog if you are interested (CelebrateTheSeasons). Toile is so romantic and timeless.In this ever changing world, I think things like this are becoming more popular for us to hold onto. Thanks for visiting me at my needlework blog and the nice comments.

TinaTx said...

Oh I just love toile! Any color will do! LOL I really love that little white hobnail lamp - I've eyed several at antique shops but never purchased one, now that I see your cute toile shade on one, I may have to cave and buy one!
Thanks for visiting my blog - beaver my a**! LOL

melissa @ the inspired room said...

Oh, my, I got behind and missed the action here with the lampshades! Better late than never, and this was worth coming for even a day late! Beautiful lamps, shades, everything is fun...obviously a real hit since I am comment number 23! Thanks for sharing, Becky! Love your style! :-)

Melissa

She'sSewPretty said...

I love your home! The lamp with the lady on the shade is so pretty. I'm saving so much money on magazines by visiting blogs. Your home should be in one!

Tiffany said...

I'm also a huge fan of Toile. I was to have to give up my beloved black and ivory custom made toile curtains when our last house sold. The new buyer was very explicit that they were to stay with the house or no deal! LOL...

I am so inspired by your little lamp in your kitchen that I've been on the hunt for my own!
Tiffany
scrapsadaisy.blogspot.com

Lallee said...

I love your shades, especially the people one. And I'm a sucker for red anything. LOL Really, really nice, Becky!

Barbara Jacksier said...

I, too, love red. I even have a red enamel sink in my kitchen. And, I love Penny's work. She's one of the featured artists on my two-week long Mosaics feature.