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.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Envelope Closure
  • 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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