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25 August, 2013

Vintage French Ticking Pillows for a New Look in the Toile Bedroom

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Vintage French Ticking PillowsIt’s been very busy around here with lots of yard work and some closet reorganization, but I finally had a chance to finish a project that I started earlier…my pair of vintage French ticking pillows! And they are now in their new place…the black and white toile guest bedroom!

Here’s a close up of the one that I finished today…love it! You may recall that I have been adding a little more masculine touch to my guest room since my grandson has now taken it over when he visits. I love the vintage French Camembert label! The little shepherd boy makes me think of my grandson when he was younger and the sheep and cows add the perfect frenchy touch!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Ticking and Vintage French Cheese Label Pillow And in case you missed it, here is the first vintage French ticking pillow that I made. I love the contrast of the colors in the Camembert label with the black and white ticking! You will find a complete tutorial for the pillow, including the cheese label graphic, by clicking here.

Vintage French Camembert Label Reversed And here is the graphic that I used for this pillow…another vintage French Camembert label. I love the fact that it is a little tattered and torn! I have flipped it so that you can use it as an iron-on transfer. Here’s what you do:
  • First, print it on iron-on transfer paper (I use Avery brand for light fabrics) and cut out the circular label.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Vintage French Ticking Pillow
  • Next, follow the directions on the package and apply it to a smaller square of fabric. I used cream-colored suiting fabric and left it unfinished so it would ravel.
  • Then stitch the smaller square to the front of the pillow cover.

  • Finish the cover by stitching the front and back together. I use an envelope-style closure on the back (you can find a tutorial here) to allow for easy removal and storage.
  • Finally, pop in a pillow form (Mine is a down form from Goodwill for under $3.00).

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Black and White French Ticking PillowsAnd here they are! I love them...and they were both so much fun to make! The envelope closure will make the covers easy to remove and store…although I don’t think I will be changing pillows any time soon!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Black and White Toile Bedroom Here’s what the room looked like before…with ruffled toile pillows on the bed and the little rooster pillow for a splash of red.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT French Ticking Pillows I can still add the little rooster pillow when my grandson is not around if I want to. And yes…I still need to do some more de-ruffling before he comes over. I’m working on that.

The StaffThe staff, however, is not at all concerned about that. They decided to check out the new look for nap-ability. It seems to be passing! Stay tuned because there are a few more small changes coming soon!

And here's a little peek at a fun event I will be joining this week! Yep...I've put away my sewing machine for this one! Can't wait to share with you so be sure to come back on Thursday!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed having a little peek at my toile bedroom Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures, The Everyday Home for Home{work} Wednesday , Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays , Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits on Thursdays , My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday , French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday , Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special, Tatertots and Jello for the Link Party Palooza
See you next time! À la prochaine!
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  1. Love Love Love !!! Black Toile is one of my favorite decorative styles. Those pillows really pop in your nice guest room.

  2. Debbie,
    Those pillows are just the best!
    You really are clever. I am loving the fact that you shared the graphic.
    Your staff are so cute. They have the best job with that napability clause.
    Smart kitties!

  3. Hi Debbie, Love this room - the pillows are perfect! Love the plates over the bed too.

  4. The whole room is so pretty, Debbie. Your new pillows are the perfect addition. I went into one of our guest rooms yesterday to do a quick cleaning - company is coming. I realized that one spot on the bed is perfectly covered with cat hair. It's Sophie's favorite spot. :)

  5. Love the new pillows, so pretty. They look fabulous on the bed and so perfect with your other linens. Hugs, Marty

  6. Debbie, love these pillows so much. I wish you sold your items. I would buy like crazy. I don't sew at all and love your stuff. They look gorgeous on the bed.


  7. Debbie, love the graphics and the ticking. I think the look is perfect for this room. Looking at your roo pillow, I think mine must be from the same maker. Very similar! I'd like to redo our guest rooms, but can't seem to get off the starting line. Perhaps this will inspire me to do something. '-)

  8. Debbie- I love those pillows and what a neat vintage looking graphic. I can see that your staff is duly impressed! lol xo Diana

  9. You know how much I love Black and white and this room is so inviting, the new pillows are the perfect addition. xo Kathysue

  10. Beautiful room, I love the black and white toile. The pillows are a perfect addition to the room!

  11. Debbie,
    These black ticking pillows are adorable in your guest room!
    I think your grandson will certainly give his stamp of approval, as well.
    Love that the pillows have passed Kitty and Isabella's nap~ability test!!! Too cute!
    Thanks for sharing!!! I'll be watching for your upcoming DIY Project post.
    No~sew. . .now you're speaking my language, dear friend!!!

  12. The pillows look perfect in there, Debbie- I love them both!

  13. Debbie: Love the look of your new pillows. You really did a nice job on them. Thanks also for the tutorial. They look a little less feminine on your bed and I wanted to tell you I have the hooked rug (Homegoods) that matches the red rooster pillow! I thought it looked familiar! LOL Anyway, your new look is great. Have a nice week! {{HUGS}} Joy

  14. Pillow Love! The graphic is wonderful and I love the unfinished edges on the cream fabric!

  15. Oh how pretty the pillow looks in the bedroom! Love the colors in the room and the pretty graphics:) Thanks for sharing the tutorial and the graphics! Hugs,Poppy

  16. Your pillows are incredible, everything I love. Thanks so much for sharing the reversed images for the transfers. I've been waiting for payday so I can buy some transfers and blk/white ticking to make the pillow covers.
    We're on SS so we get paid once a month and since last Sept I think we've had one month that wasn't a 5 weeker between paydays, ouch. It's hard to make my ink cartridges last for 5 weeks when there is so much inspiration on blog land, first of which is your blog. I've never seen a project I didn't like since I found you last year.
    You are so generous to share the images reversed so we can make the projects quicker and easier. Especially for this digitally challenged person. Tomorrow is our payday so I'll be at JoAnn's or HL to get the ticking. I make my pillow covers with envelope closure so I can change them when the mood strikes, it's so easy to do.
    I don't really measure, just put the fabric down, put the pillow on it, fold the fabric over side facing me, pin it, cut it, sew. Much quicker and so much easier. I just have to be sure to sew any embellishments on it before I sew the pillow cover up.
    I get the biggest kick out of your kitties. They're so cute. How's BK doing? Back soon Happy days

  17. These pillows are adorable and i love the green shade of your walls!

    Being a guy he probably won't notice if you have ruffles or not, lol...I could put a Christmas tree up in July and my sons would walk right around it, head for the fridge while texting on their phones and never notice it was there :)

  18. What a comfy looking room. The pillows are a perfect addition.

  19. Love the pillows. I have been looking for some ideas to use the fabric from some rooster theme drapes that I found at a thrift store. The ticking really makes the rooster pop. The envelope closure will be real handy to change out the pillows with the seasons. I will be working on my pillows as soon as I get around to buying some oil for my sewing machine. Thank you for the inspiration.

  20. I live down under in Australia and black toile is hard to come by - I am loving yours, and I think it looks masculine enough - I'd leave the room alone and let your grandson enjoy it! Also your cats are gorgeous - love the way they nap so beautifully on the bed! Makes me want to get a cat again!

  21. Love those bright colors paired with the ticking, such a great look, Debbie. you always come up with the best designs!!

  22. Hi Debbie, I'm visiting from The Scoop--and don't know exactly how I landed on THIS post. I think I was checking out your pretty spring porch (I love those blue eggs, too!) :-)
    I am enjoying your blog. Anyway, I'm not a Francophile, but I do collect sheep, and love your shepherd. Did that image come from The Graphics Fairy? I believe you said that was the source of the rooster label. Thanks for sharing it, but I want to get the "unflipped" version as well. :-) Happy almost Spring!


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