Thursday, June 7, 2018

"Toile de Jouy" Placemats & Runner

Hello sweet friends !

I just got my placemats in the "Toile de Jouy" material I reupholster my dining chairs last February and I had plenty of cloth left over to make a 'Valance' (which I posted) for my  dining room window and 8 placemats and runner for the table.

I also found a very pretty floral tapestry type material for the other face of the placemats, to make them 'reversible' and to go with my new china I brought from Spain at the end of April.

Here is the toile ready for a dinner setting with my reticulated china which is 'ivory' as are the figurines in the toile print...  and a sample of the reverse as well.

The dear friends that follow me know I reupholster my dining chairs with a "Toile de Jouy Paisannery" last February after we came back home from Miami, where I bought it.

This post is mostly to share how I not only did the chairs, but got so much left over 'Toile' to do a Valance for the only window in the dining room and more to make 8 placemats plus runner.

I am loving it !

All of the 8 placemats have this perfect Toile scenery and it's called in French "Paisannery."

The beautiful "Urn" is German, with hand painted pink roses hubby bought me a few years ago, because of that detail he so appreciates. 

As some of you know Mr. Living owned a Ceramic Co. so he knows very different techniques to create and decorate ceramic, or porcelain.

I love this china hubby gifted me in 2010 just because I lost my mind over it, lol..

It's complete for twelve place settings and it also has teacups and saucers, two round and oval platters, as well as chargers, shown here with the dinner plates and soup plates.

Reticulated charger and dinner plate.

The lovely 'pearl napkin ring' on top of the salad plate, was a gift from my daughter Sofia for this Mother's Day past.

Here to show you the pretty finish on the table runner.

As I mentioned earlier, I picked this brocade material for the reverse of the runner and placemats because it goes really nice with my Portuguese new china I hawled from Spain last April. Don't you think it goes nicely ?

I will also eventually create a setting with this side.

Thank you so much dear friends for your generous comments, you always make my day !

Thanking the lovely hostesses for having me at their great parties.


I will party here:

Tablescape Thursday

Home Sweet Home

Grace at Home

Saturday Sparks

The Fabulous Party

Dishing it & Digging it

Cooking and Crafting with J & J



Tuesdays with a Twist

Friday Feature Link Party

Wow Us Wednesday

Vintage Charm Party

Home and Garden Thursday


  1. Stunning!! The place mats (both sides) are simply gorgeous. Confession time - your reticulated China makes me envious. I love it (but I must admit, my favorite pattern that you own and sometimes share is the handmade dinnerware from your factory - I just can't say enough about it.) Beautiful table, Fabby!

  2. I love that toile fabric, and it certainly makes for a beautiful table. Your white china is lovely with it. And the fabric on the reverse side - a completely different look, but no less beautiful. I'll look forward to seeing the tablescape you create with it, too.

  3. I love that fabric and the lining! The colors are gorgeous and what beautiful new dishes!

  4. Superb!How exquisite,Fabby!What an inspiring post...

  5. I've always admired your elegant reticulated china. It's so versatile! What a great idea to make the pretty placemats and table runner reversible. Thanks for the visit.

  6. Wonderful. So smart to do the back in a different, but useable material. I absolutely love your reticulated china! It is amazing. Dianne

  7. The placemats and runner are beautiful and such pretty fabric. Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

  8. Dearest Fabby,
    Oh my, I fell in love with that beautiful Urn, your husband so knowledgeable selected for you! Wow, the softness of the roses...
    And your placemats and runner look indeed perfect with the chair and with your cream reticulated china.
    A dream set out... The reverse is also perfect with your newest addition!
    Sending you hugs,

  9. I noticed the chairs a while back and meant to ask you about them. I absolutely love the fabric you chose. The placemats made for a gorgeous table setting along with the beautiful dishes. I adore the German vase- truly beautiful!

  10. I love toile and I love that color, Fabby! Beautiful chairs and your tablescape is real pretty....Christine

  11. Both sets of China are beautiful as are your placemats and runner.

  12. Oh my mercy Fabby! I love that pattern of material. Absolutely beautiful. The tablescape is stunning. I love it that your place mats and runner are reversible. What an awesome idea. You are so talented. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  13. How pretty Fabby! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home.

  14. What an amazing table setting, I love your placemats that match the chairs.
    Your dishes are wonderful, you always have such a way with the use of different patterns, the setting turns out perfectly!
    Thank you for sharing on Oh My Heartsie Girls Wednesday Party!!!
    Enjoy your week!

  15. Im back to let you know that I have Pinned and would love to have you drop by and share again this week #OMHGFF w/Linky

    Your post is being featured this week! Hope to see you there!

    Have a lovely weekend!

  16. Happy Pink Saturday, dear Fabby. Thank you for joining us, and for always making Pink Saturdays special. I would love it if you would add our link to your post.♥

    Everything about your setting is absolutely stunning. This post is being featured on my Pink Saturday post this week as "the one with the most clicks".

  17. I am a HUGE toile de juoy fan so I absolutely love what you did! And the fact that it's reversible? Genius! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm:) xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home


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