Thursday, July 30, 2009

For the Love of Toiles De Jouy

I am crazy about toile, in all shapes sizes colors and designs. They originated from Jouy-en-Josas, a little town near Versailles southwest of Paris, in the 17th through 19th centuries. Each design had a name, and many represented stories from mythology or told of village life. I love using classic and children's toile in my work, and also have it surrounding me in my home. I love to see the different unique interpretations that many people do with toile. I particularly like the Paris toile below by Matt&Jewski...how fun!
This adorable little matryoshka doll above is to die for! You can see more here at Fambeeland.

1 comment:

  1. I love toile also....Such a cute doll. Happy weekend, xv.

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