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November 16, 2009

~TOILE AND TASSELS~

Happy Tuesday Girls, Today I'm joining in with Tam at " The Gypsy's Corner"



At 3 or more Tuesday.... And Cheri at " Its so very Cheri " For her I made my own tassels party...





First I would like to show you my Toile....Now I never had toile of any kind in my house....But have seen it all over Bloggerville....For 3 or more.... I thought I would show you the Toile I now have....


I found this wonderful Blue/white table runner at my favorite thrift store Hospice about a month ago....And of course I have a Blue/ white kitchen so at $3.00 it SCREAMED my name ha ha!!



Now the Lamp shade was an old one I had....And I do made lamp shades and I found 2 place mats also at Hospice for only $2.00 so I took apart my old shade and redid it in toile from the place mats I got...Not bad for a $ 2.oo make over....
See it sorta matches the table runner don't you think....Light on...




Light off....


This sweet Toile plate also Hospice 50 cent....


Salt and Peppers shakers I also got from Hospice awhile back and just put on the Toile plate...Added one of my Cloches and a Blue ribbon....



Now the Toile pillows I got from our consignment shop so I just put them on the kitchen chairs with all my new toile look....These I paid $7.00 for the pair







See and they match the Salt shaker in the Cloche's



Now many of you know that follow my silly blog I just started making Tassels....If you would like to see the how to....Please click here....

Now this Blue/white one I just make for my new lamp shade....


These sweet little bears I just found last week at Dollar tree...so of course right away I'm thinking how cute these would be for Christmas tassels...I bought 3 differ styles of these...but have yet to make them all in to tassels yet...


This snow man one my grand daughter Candace just made this weekend...we had a Tassels making day....She just loves to create so we spend many hours when we can making things....

I had already made one of these a few weeks back....but this is the one Candace just did....Is it not darling...Love those goofy legs on these things...Also Dollar tree


I also shown you this one before that I made....But I needed to show you once again my Busty Girl one...Again I got the little bust from Dollar Tree...


Now these are the pull Tassels I made for the Victorian Lamp Shades I made....These are made with lamp shade fringe and cording and grim....I then add the Glass beads like the ones I use on the shades and some sweet little silk roses....



This one is a Key with the tassel and beads that I have in my Living Room hanging on one of my hour glasses....Now Please go by and see our Party Planners for today Tam and Cheri, Thanks Ladies for hostessing....Also Please check out my Tassel making post...These are so fun with a capital F to make and so easy....

Many Blessings today from my mountain to yours....







42 comments:

xinex said...

Oh you are so creative, Gloria. Everything is just marvelous! Love the toile also...Christine

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Gloria,

Love all your toile and tassels, salt and pepper shakers and how lucky getting some of those at the Thrift shop.

Have a great week
Hugs
Carolyn

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Gloria, these are all so pretty! My favorite one is definitely the bust. I can't believe you found her at the Dollar Tree. I'm going to have to find one so I can make me a tassel with her too! I can hear her just calling my name! :)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love the new "look" of your blog. You really did an amazing job with the lampshade. All the blues look perfect together. Your hospice shop has good finds!

I think it is so funny that before the end of August I didn't know what a tassle was (other than to tie back drapery) and now I love looking at the ones you all are making! Have a good night.

Sue

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love the tassels!! I need to take the time and lean how to make them. The blue toile is so pretty - thanks for sharing.

Its So Very Cheri said...

I love all of them. The bust is so original.

Cheri

Barbara Jean said...

Loved some of your tassles.
Must need to make one of those so i can keep up with everyone! =0))

Thanks for coming by

barbara jean

Dawn said...

Hi Gloria. I am dying over your blue toile and transferware. It looks so pretty all togehter. My favorite is the salt and pepper shakers! You're going to keep those roosters, right? you better hide it when your daughter comes over!

I have some blue transferware on the walls in my dinning room, along with the red transferware. I need to get that room neatend up so I can share it. It's a real mix but I love it all!

Again, your tassels are just too cute.
Hugs,
Dawn

ceekay said...

Your tassels are so pretty. I don't think I can pick a favorite, although the busty head one is really different!
Your toile is lovely. I don't have anything toile...not that I don't like it...just haven't got any...
have a great week!

mbkatc230 said...

I love all of your toile Gloria, and I love the prices even more. You amaze me with what you find! And the tassels are really pretty. The snowmen are adorable, but I think the key is my favorite. Really different. You are so creative! Have a wonderful week. Kathy

Sandy said...

Gloria,
You are one creative lady. I love it all. Thanks for sharing. You have some great ideals for tassels.
Sandy

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Gloria,.
You are talented my girl! Those tassels are just works of art! I love the toile and blue is my fave! I can't believe the lamp shade you made, that really is wonderful! Where do you get all that energy? I'm amazed at your talent's! Hugs, Cindy

Julie said...

Hi Gloria, these are all so pretty...Love all your tassels ...
xoxo
Julie

Maggie B said...

Loving all your blue & white, and the tassels are amazing, especially the ones with the "bust" & the key.
Maggie

Linda said...

Your tassels are soooo pretty...thanks for sharing them with all of us in blogland. I also love all your new blue and white toile...you have some beautiful items. Hope you have a FUN week!

Blessings,
Linda@Coastal Charm

Madeline's Album said...

Love seeing all of your pretties. I enjoy coming to visit your blog, you always have great ideas. Have a great day. Madeline

Melissa Wertz said...

Gloria, Love your bargains! Love the B&W & your tassels are beautiful!

Chari said...

Mornin' Sis...

Girl, you have really been a busy little bee...just a creatin' and craftin'!!! Hehe! Ohhh...and I'm so happy for you...you are no longer a toile virgin! Hehe! Sorry, couldn't resist!!!

Love, love, LOVE your fabulous frenchy blue toile table runner, Darlin'! Ohhh...it's just perfect for your pretty blue and white kitchen!!! And Girl, you are soooo creative and talented...using the toile fabric from the placemats to make that beautiful toile lampshade...gorgeous!!! Ohhh...I love it!!! In fact, your toile vignettes is stunning! Love your new lamp and the pretty cloches with all that beautiful toile!!! Girl, you did GOOD!!! Ohhh...and your new tassle to go with the toile lamp...FABULOUS!!! Sis, you got a great deal on those beautiful rooster toile chairs cushions too...so very pretty!!! You're going to have to tell me how you cover the ribbing with fabric on the shades!

I'm so happy that you decided to showcase all of those pretty tassles that you've been creating for Cheri's Tassle Party!!! You know...I just adore each pretty little tassle that you've made!!! I still think the french girl bust is my favorite and I've looked in our Dollar Tree for the busts...but they don't have em'! Shoot!!! Maybe they'll still get them in...I'm keeping an eye out for them!

Now...I have to tell you that I love, love, LOVE that you made tassles for the lamp pulls...that is just the most clever thing ever...soooo pretty and sooo elegant, Sis!!! I really do love that idea!!! Ohhh...thank you so much for sharing all of your pretties with us...you're such an inspiration to me, Dearheart!!! And...I'm so happy that you and Candice have been having so much fun together...that's so sweet! Some of my most precious memories of my Grandma are of all the times we spent together doing crafts!!! You couldn't give me a million dollars for those precious memories! I know that your Candice just adores her Grandma too!!!

Well Darlin'...I'm about to do a little more Christmas decorating. Thought I would start in my living room. I usually don't start so early but that mantel has been "burnin' a hole in my pocket" as far as decorating goes! Hehe! And...I'm just sooooo slow that I figure if I start now...I might get it done by Christmas! Hehe!

Have a wonderful day, sweet Girl!!! You sure made my day yesterday...when I got your sweet Thanksgiving card in the mail!!! Thank you, Darlin'! You're the bestest friend ever!!! You know that I love ya...

Chari

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

The stars were aligned for you on those toile finds! Love your tassels!

Libbie said...

I would LOVE my whole house to be blue & whit but my hubby likes variety so I branched out...but I am enjoying yours!

Joyce said...

Gloria you really are busy getting ready for the holidays and I have not even thought about doing one project yet so you are definitely motivating me.
Joyce

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I love blue & white, so you are really speaking my language with this post. The tassel is gorgeous and everything looks great together. Thanks for sharing!

Tammy@InStitches said...

Oh, I do love toile fabric and I love your tassels too !

Elizabeth said...

So many beautiful tassels! Thanks for sharing them with us.

Tara said...

Wow! What a collection! I love them all!

9405018--Pat said...

Hi Gloria, love your tassels. I need to try to make one someday. Thanks for sharing...Pat H

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love all your toile finds. But then I'm a toile lovin' girl. I'm impressed with the lamp shade. And your tassels, fabulous!!! I need to jump on the tassel making bandwagon before I am left in the dust.

And I love, the busty girl. My Dollar Tree didn't have them. But maybe I just didn't see them.

PEA said...

Omigosh, how I LOVE your toile display...my mom would go crazy over it since she loves anything in blues:-) Isn't it amazing what you can find in thrift shops? I'm due to go to a couple of them in town here and see what Xmas ornaments they have!! You are so very talented and the tassles you've made are all so gorgeous. xoxo

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Gloria,
LOVE your kitchen colors :) as mine are also blue. The toile looks wonderful and love the prices you paid.
I am so "tassel disabled"...tired once and it wasn't a pretty sight.
Yours are great and the bust is also my favorite.
Warmly,
Deb :)

Lori said...

I just love all of your tassels!! I think I'm going to attempt to make one! I bought the stuff now let's see if I can make it! I did make a wreath that Kristen over at Kristen Creations showed us how to do. You showed us how to make a tassel so I'm pretty excited! It seems like you are doing better! Oh Congrats on your anniversary of cancer free! You go girl!!!
Take care!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Gloria you are just too creative for words.. these are beautiful girl.. going back to check out the tassle making post.. I've got a ton of things around here I could make tassles out of.. love them.. they are everywhere already..lol
miss ya girl..hugs ~lynne~

debbie said...

DEAR PRECIOUS GLORIA,
AWESOME....I CANNOT GET OVER HOW GORGEOUS A JOB YOU DID ON THE LAMPSHADE...I WISH I KNEW THAT ART...HOW BLESSED YOUR GRANDDAUGHTER IS TO HAVE YOU AS A GRANDMA AND I TELL YOU I LOVE HER SNOWMAN TASSELS AND I LOVE YOUR BUST TASSEL...IT WOULD BE GORGEOUS IN PINK. THANK YOU FOR SHARING HOW TO MAKE THEM.
HOW IS YOUR GRANDSON DOING WITH ALL THESE HORRENDOUS MURDERS AT FORT HOOD AND THEN TO FIND OUT THE SHOOTER DID IT ON PURPOSE. I JUST HEARD ON THE NEWS THE VICTIMS WILL GET THE PURPLE HEART BUT THAT IS LITTLE COMFORT TO THE FAMILY.
JUST DROPPED BY TO SAY HI AND I LOVE YOU AND I WAS SO BLESSED BY THAT LAMPSHADE AND TASSELS.
ANGEL HUGS
LOVE
DEBBIE

Candy said...

I love the blues collection, one of my favs on the color wheel. And the tassels are cute and I really like the pine cone ones with the birds, really great.
Thanks for your recent visit and sorry I am so late in responding. My side of the mountain is driving my crazy at the moment.
Happy Wednesday Blessings ;-)

Eileen said...

I love your finds! The pillows are my favorite!
I used to have a blue and white kitchen. I do miss it! It always seemed so bright!

I love your tassels! Beautiful talent!
All the best to you, Eileen

bj said...

I love all your things you are showing us...just beautiful. What a great job on the tassels...the best part to me?? The fact that you and a granddaughter made these together. I love that!!
xo bj

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Gloria, your toile and your tassels are wonderful. Every picture is prettier than the next one. I also love, love that shade of blue. Gorgeous, girl!

Hugs, Barb ♥

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Gloria, I love all of the tassels they are all just gorgeous. I really love the lampshade. Now what I really want is a tutorial on how to do a lampshade. You need to give us one of those. You are so creative. Your cloches are just so wonderful. You know I would drool over them. Love it all. Hugs, Marty

Sharing with Sherri said...

Hi Gloria,

Thanks sooo much for stopping by and leaving such a nice message.

I know that you had ovarian cancer, in fact I told my sister about you and how you've been cancer free now for many years. That was a real comfort to her.

I'm so sorry about your mama...I'm sure you miss her sooo much. I know how sad it is to be without the ones you love at the holidays, I lost my brother some years ago. His birthday was two days before Christmas so we always had double the celebration at Christmas time.

I used to really deck the halls back in those days... trees in just about every room. These days I'm lucky to get even one up! But I usually do one of my trees in Victorian style. I would just love to show you it because I know how much you love Victorian! I really am gonna try to get it put up this year...

hugs,
Sherri

Sharing with Sherri said...

Hi again Gloria,

It just dawned on me that forgot to tell you how much I love all your pretty toile goodies and tassels...see I told you I was out of sorts ugh!

I just REALLY love how you put those cloches together, Sooo Cute!and what a GREAT job you did on the lampshade too! I love transforming thrift store stuff too!

The tassels all turned out so darling. I need to make some of those, if only I knew how! Are you going to be giving any demos? That would be great!

Have a wonderful day!
Sherri

Melissa Miller said...

How pretty is your blue toile! ~WOW! I just LOVE it all!

Your tassels you have made are all sooooo precious! You are one talented lady my friend. :)

Mimi said...

Wow, the tassels are so cute but all toile, wow, wow!

Queenie said...

Hey Gloria...
Girl, I'm loving all of your blue toile, great deal on that runner, and I love that lampshade...it's all so pretty... and the tassels are adorable too! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
Big Hugs,
Queenie