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09 May, 2010

Changes in the Toile Bedroom...and...Easy Frenchy Candles

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IMG_1724 My thrifting finds this week have been added to my toile guest bedroom, where I decided to take out some of the color and concentrate on the black and white. Can you spot the changes?


page I added a funky black Grecian urn lamp to the bedside table…love it! I think I am becoming a lamp junkie! This one came from a flea/antique dealer who had decided to retire and had all of her stuff reduced…so I paid $16!! Woo hoo! But, my favorite change…


IMG_1710 …is the addition of these frenchy candles! I used some brass candlesticks that I painted white for a previous post and then added some jute twine to shabby them up a little. But…it’s the candles that I love! I stole the idea directly from my friend Linda at Nina’s Nest who featured the cutest frenchy clothespins on her blog last week!


IMG_1703 I simply rolled the candles across this Hobby Lobby Le London stamp using some waterproof ink and then let them dry…that’s all! And then…


IMG_1650 …I went wild! lol I had to stop myself from stamping every candle in the house! Here’s one I added in the dining room!


IMG_1653 Is it not amazing? And, best of all, I already had the stamp and ink, so it was free!!


page1 I also changed the vignette on the chest to go with my concentration of black and white by adding an antique mirror, an old paperback book that I covered with sheet music, a starfish and a few white pitchers. I have left the paintings because I think I like the use of some red and yellow on the wall. I can’t just go completely without color!


page2 And finally, I have hung the bunny pictures near the bed, added a $2.52 rooster from Goodwill that I painted white and decorated with a vintage tag, and added some Provence lavender to my kitty pitcher. The lavender is from Hobby Lobby and is some of the most realistic I have ever seen! And…for you faux haters, I do have some real lavender in pots on my patio! lol


IMG_1711 And for those of you who are wondering about the whereabouts of our handsome co-host…here’s a hint of where to find him. I don’t know what it is about this room that makes him want to hide…and then jump out and scare you! lol So try to pretend that you are surprised!
The staff here at Plate Addict would also like to wish a Happy Mother's Day to all of our dear friends in Blogland! Enjoy your special day!

Thanks for stopping by! Please visit these wonderful ladies and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for Today’s Thrifty Treasures
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
See you next time! A la prochaine! Pin It!

85 comments:

  1. I love what all you have done to this bedroom. The colors are fabulous!
    Love your staff!
    Have a wonderful day.
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  2. That room is just lovely and the candles are perfect.

    Happy Mother's Day!

    Carol

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  3. Happy Mother's Day!

    Your room is absolutely beautiful. I love your candle idea and will make a note to do this, too.

    Wonderful post, as usual, Debbie.

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  4. Hi Debbie,
    That candle idea is way cool! How clever of you and Linda! Your bedroom looks so inviting for any guest. Happy Mothers Day to you!
    Cindy

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  5. I saw her clothespins and thought it was such a cute idea! I love it on the candles. They look so good in there. I'll have to see what stamps I have that I can do that with. I'm sure you know I LOVE that room - so me! Love the Goodwill rooster - it looks great painted!

    Hope you're having a lovely weekend! The weather has been just perfect hasn't it!

    Manuela

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  6. Your beautiful room may be in black and white - but I'm green with envy!

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  7. The room is lovely! Happy Mother's Day!

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  8. I am in love with those candles! Wouldn't those make wonderful gifts?

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  9. I noticed those amazing candles right away! I WISH I had a Hobby Lobby!! They look perfect in the toile room, and I bet they'd make a nice gift too. :)

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  10. Oh Debbie, I love this room. It is just wonderful. I really like that tray bedside table. You've made it just perfect with it's accessories. Your candles, rooster and the lamp are all just perfect. Love them. I hope you have a SUPER Mother's Day. Love you. Hugs, Marty

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  11. "pretend that you are surprised" LOL

    ~still chuckling~

    This black & white room is delightful in every aspect, Deb. You've done a wonderful job with all your incredible finds.
    I ♥ what you did to the candles & you'll find me in the stamp section of JoAnn's later this week. Thanks for sharing the inspiration.

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  12. correction: I see the stamp came from HL. I should put my glasses on.

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  13. Hi,
    I'm new to your blog. I really love it! I'm a Georgia Girl also. I love this candle idea, can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing all your photos.
    Donna

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  14. Debbie, your guest room is so nice and with the addition of the urn lamp and candles it is just lovely.
    Cute picture of Baby Kitty's tail...Happy Mother's Day, to you!

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  15. I love what you have done with the bedroom, Debbie. The candles are so cute. I could go wild with that idea, too. Love the pretty pitchers and the new/old lamp!

    Happy Mother's Day!!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  16. LOVE the black and white!!

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  17. Lovely room and I love the candles. I made a few some weeks ago when I saw them on someones blog. Really sweet idea. I have the candles everywhere too.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  18. A lovely room - great new touches. We don't have a Hobby Lobby, I'm hoping Michaels will have a similar stamp - I want to copy those candles. Off to the store I go :-)
    Great post - thank you!

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  19. Happy Mother's Day!!!
    I love everything you have done. Can I be your first guest????
    Just beautiful, attention to every detail. Thanks for sharing.
    Sandy

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  20. Hi Debbie, I think I mentioned before that I have the same comforter set and sheets in my guestroom. Your room looks amazing and now it makes me want to go change things around in my room. Mine looks pretty bland compared to yours! Baby Kitty is just too cute!
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  21. Gorgeous! Every week you come up with the most stunning things! Love the candles and the room!

    Happy Mother's Day!

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  22. Love this room. Great changes! I am in love with those candles! I want some!! Tell the staff I said hi!

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  23. I want to sleep here!

    Happy Mother's Day!
    Dena

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  24. I love the sunflowers in the milkware pitcher!!!

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  25. I love the cat's tail pepping out. tee hee

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  26. Debbie, great changes and I love the candlesticks with the writing added. I saw that on Linda's post the other day. Will have to try a new project I guess.

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  27. Oooo...everything is so lovely! Baby Kitty is so cute hiding:). Happy Mother's Day!

    Blessings,

    Kim

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  28. Your toile bedroom is becoming a showcase! Didn't think you could have improved it ant more but those little touches are perfect.
    Love the candles AND the faux lavender!!

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  29. I LOVE this room! Happy Mother's Day!

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  30. That room is lovely. I love it even more knowing that you got it from thrifting! Good job! Love the mosaics!

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  31. Your room is absolutely gorgeous!!
    Right out of a magazine!
    *hugs*deb

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  32. Debbie, I'm so glad we got that stamp. The candles are fabulous! And that former blue rooster - who'd a thunk! Adorable! Glad you hung the bunnies - so cute. Are those the white plates that match my aunt's dishes? Love 'em. OK, now what can we stamp?! Linda

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  33. I love your black toile bedroom. And that candle idea is a keeper. I think I have a stamp that will work like yours.

    Thanks for the tip!

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  34. Wonderful room! I love everything about it. Thanks for the tip on putting text on the candles. I can't wait to try that.

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  35. Let me get this straight...
    Are you saying that you can stamp on candles??
    OK, gotta go!!!

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  36. I have to say these candles are awesome.

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  37. I'm totally lovin' these candles!! I can see why once you started, it was hard to stop -- they look fantastic!!

    Kelly @ DesignTies

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  38. You found great stuff!! As usual!! I LOVE those candles too!! They look awesome! Love the candlesticks painted white! Awesome!! Love the rooster!!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  39. Debbie, I always look forward to see what's new in your home. Love the black and white guest room. I'd love to do a room with black and white. The candles are so clever. I saw the clothes pin post, but didn't think about using candles. I have the stamp because of the previous post you did using this stamp. I've used it for several things. The script is lovely. I can see I need to go buy some white candles tomorrow.
    Hope you enjoyed your Mother's Day. Loved seeing the new photos of Austin. What a cute little guy!
    Have a great week ahead ~ Sarah

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  40. This room is simply gorgeous...your guests will never want to leave! I love everything and the toile is so pretty.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  41. i am going to have to try that candle idea. love those bunny pictures! love the room.

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  42. You've definitely been inspired! Looks great!

    Amanda

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  43. You have created a comfy and beautiful room for guests. How lucky they are. Valerie

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  44. OK Debbie, I'm coming to stay next week! I LOVE this room! ;)

    Thanks so much for sharing at MM. :)

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  45. What a pretty guest room. I'll be trying that candle trick very soon.

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  46. The candles are fantastic! I love what you did to them. They look like they came that way. I really like the stamp you used.

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  47. Your guest room is lookign very pretty, Debbie. Neat idea on the candle, very pretty and very Frenchy. I love your bunny frames. Why don't you sign up for my giveaway?...Christine

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  48. Don't you just love thrift shop treasures? I bring some home every time I volunteer in Houston's Cottage Thrift Shop. I'm going to keep my open for some to add to my daughter's room which has very similar bedding.

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  49. The candles look amazing, so professional, I might need to steal that idea.

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  50. The room is looking fabulicious!!! But then I adore a black & white toile room. the candles are to die for. I want to go get me a stamp & do that. But I don't have a Hobby Lobby. I'm hoping Michael's will have the same stamp or one similar.

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  51. The candles are lovely. I thought for sure they were decoupaged. Great embellishment idea!

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  52. Hello Debbie,

    The room looks great! I especially like your rooster and candles!

    ~ Tracy

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  53. Everything is so perfect I'm in awe. I didn't even know they made stamps like that...the candles are fabulous! Everything is. I would want this to be my room-forget the guests!

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  54. Tres eclectic right down to the candles. Jane F

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  55. Those candles are fabulous! A bundle of those would make a great gift!

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  56. Debbie, the bedroom looks fabulous (you know I love it, since my master is b/w toile with touches of lots of other colors). The candles are beautiful. As a matter of fact, I just paid $10 for a pair of candles like that in an Etsy! I wish I'd seen this post first. You are just sooooo smart! laurie

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  57. This gorgeous room is ready for a magazine shoot!! I love the candles and I love the black and white! Very, very happy I stopped by!

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  58. Debbie, your room is just gorgeous. Wish I could visit and stay there. Thanks a bunch for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

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  59. Hi Debbie, I love your back round music! Your bedroom is so beautiful, I love toile bedding. I love your candle idea too! I can't wait to try this out, I have lots of stamps and I mean alot that I had recently considered giving away, not happening now:)
    Thank you for sharing, visiting from BNOP!
    Hugz,
    Kim a new follower of yours <3

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  60. I adore your candles! What a clever and creative tablescape. Well done!

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  61. You KNOW I love this room!!! Love the bedding and the way you have layered the fabrics. I'm wondering where you bought the toile/gingham comforter??? Love the candles...sooo cute! Love the bunny prints and the rooster. I could move right in!

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  62. Popping back in here for the 3rd (or is it the 4th?) time to say "thank you" again for this very clever idea.

    I just went to HL, bought the stamp & ink & candles (which are 50% off right now!) Came home & made a pair without any goofs!! Ta-DA!!! You KNOW we are going to be seeing lots of these around bloggerville. You were so sweet to share you idea.

    I also stamped the white embossed cover sheet from my grandson's First Communion invitation & hung it around my apothecary jar. I get the BEST ideas from you, Deb!!

    Mega thanks & hugs,
    Rett

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  63. Luv this room...my favorites are that CUTE little GW bunny and those cool candles...I see why you had so much FUN making them! HAPPY NTT!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  64. This room is sooo gorgeous!!! Those candles are wonderful, what a great stamp, I haven't seen those before!

    Katherine

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  65. Debbie, I just love this room. I think that's about the millionth time I've said that, but it really is gorgeous. Love the candle idea - I have an entire box of plain white candles (thanks Ikea) just waiting for this treatment! And does Baby Kitty really think he'd get away without being in a post?? Hugs, Kat

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  66. Love the head-board and the candles are so pretty. What a great idea.
    Peek-a-boo Baby Kitty. Hugs, Deb

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  67. I love that room, Debbie! The candles are great. I have to go look for the how..
    I think Manuela did toile ones a while back..but I never remember the directions!
    Great job!

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  68. Lovely room!i love the candles!

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  69. Debbie, I am wondering what the letterin gon the pillow on your bed says and how it is done??? Love the toile room!!!!

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  70. Debbie, I have already commented on your beautiful guest room. I wanted to stop by and tell you that I have a suprise for you in my latest post. Please drop by for a visit.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  71. your bedroom is absolutely gorgeous! i love black and white and the green on the walls is what i hope to soon be doing my kitchen in. the photo looks like something out of a magazine.

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  72. I love the "Frenchie" candles! (My aunt's name is Frenchie so I used her spelling)!

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  73. Hi Jackie! Thanks so much for your sweet comments! The pillow on the bed says "Bonne Nuit"...goodnight in French! It was a gift from a sweet friend of mine and came from Jennifer Rizzo at Sanctuary Arts! Here's a link to my post that has a close-up and a link to Jennifer:

    http://confessionsofaplateaddict.blogspot.com/2010/02/some-frenchy-fluffingorroosters-grapes.html

    Hugs...Debbie

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  74. Everything is so great, Debbie, love the black and white news in your guest bedroom, your candle creations, lovely! your new finds and the pictures are gorgeous!!!
    Cariños and hugs,
    Maria Cecilia

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  75. OMG...what a wonderfully simple idea ... those candles...beautiful.
    Your site is beautiful...I am a new follower!
    Love to listen to the music while I'm reading :D
    Victoria

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  76. Hello sweet Debbie - I'm a new follower of your blog via Met Monday (catching up from last week!). Love what you did with the bedroom! It's so fabulous. What a great idea to do to the candles. I'm on the hunt now for a stamp like yours so that I can do my own candles!

    Thank you for sharing. I would love for you to visit my blog and enter my giveaway!
    http://emmacallsmemama.com/2010/05/bff-giveaway/

    Blessings,
    Marie
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

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  77. LOL at the tail...wonder WHERE he could be?
    Debbie, the candle idea with the stamp is so clever!

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    http://veronicas-korner.blogspot.com/2010/07/my-top-picks-75.html

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  79. Hi Debbie - I just discovered your blog and I love it! Thanks so much for sharing your Frenchy candle "how-to" - I can't wait to try this myself!

    You might also like my blog:
    http://discoveryourjoiedevivre.blogspot.com/

    Best, Kate

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  80. I too have a black & creme toile bedroom. I'll post pictures on my blog. I have been thinking about changing my wall color & I love your green color.

    The candles are absolutely fabulous & I had no idea one could stencil candles. Thanks for sharing!!!

    Can't wait to visit all your blogs. You truly have a creative gift!

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  81. Just discovered your blog. OMG what a TREaT!

    I too have a black & white toile bedroom. I'll post pictures on my blog. Hope you can stop by.

    I had no idea one could stamp candles. Thanks so much for sharing this idea. I can't wait to try it!

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie

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