Friday, May 15, 2009

Toile de Jouy - Pink Saturday!

Today is Pink Saturday at Bev's place, How Sweet The Sound. Visit Bev and you will find over a hundred posts created all about PINK.Today I'd like to share with you the history of toile de Jouy.

Toile de Jouy, sometimes abbreviated to simply "toile", is a type of decorating pattern consisting of a usually white or off-white background on which a repeated pattern depicting a fairly complex scene, generally of a pastoral theme such as (for example) a couple having a picnic by a lake. Toiles also often consist of an arrangement of flowers. The pattern portion consists of a single colour, most often black, dark red, or blue. Greens, browns and magenta toile patterns are less common but not unheard of. Toile is most associated with fabrics (curtains and upholstery in particular), though toile wallpaper is also popular. Toile can also be used on teapots and beddings.

Toile de Jouy originated in France in the late 1700s. In the French language, the phrase literally means "cloth from Jouy-en-Josas", a town of north-central France. Although it has been continuously produced since then, it experienced a marked upsurge in popularity around the year 2000. Previously only a decorating design, designers have been recently experimenting with toile-patterned apparel as well, although toile-patterned shirts were widely worn in the 1970s.

Hoy es Pink Saturday y puedes visitar a Beverly de How Sweet The Sound donde encontraras más de un centenar de puestos creados sobre el color rosa. Hoy me gustaría compartir con ustedes la historia de Toile de Jouy.

Toile de Jouy, a veces abreviado simplemente a "toile", es un tipo de decoración que consiste en un patrón generalmente blanco o blanco de fondo en el que un patrón que representa una escena bastante compleja, por lo general de un tema pastoral, como (por ejemplo) una joven con un picnic en un lago. Toile también a menudo consiste en un arreglo de flores. El modelo parte y consta de un único color, negro con más frecuencia y color rojo oscuro o azul. Los patrones verdes, marrones y magenta son menos comunes, pero no desconocidos. Toile es asociado con la mayoría de las telas (cortinas y tapicería en particular), aunque el papel pintado también es popular. Toile también se puede usar en teteras y las camas.

Toile de Jouy se originó en Francia a finales de 1700. En la lengua francesa, la frase significa literalmente "tela de Jouy-en-Josas, una ciudad del centro-norte de Francia. Aunque se ha producido continuamente desde entonces, experimentó un marcado aumento de la popularidad en todo el año 2000. Los diseñadores han estado experimentando recientemente con toile-modelos de ropa, aunque camisetas con dibujos Toile fueron ampliamente usados en la decada de 1970.
Happy Pink Saturday!
Marina

43 comments:

  1. Marcela CamposFriday, 15 May, 2009

    Hola Marina que sorpresa encontrar tu blog! te sigo siempre en Utilisima desde Patinas y texturas! Desde Casa esta genial, me gusta mucho mucho!
    gracias por tu dulce compañia y de todas tus amigas que se nota se que llevan muy bien, nos divierten mucho y es fabuloso verlas.
    Es muy lindo verte con Muchi.
    abrazos enormes para vos y todas tus especialistas

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  2. ohh marina esta tela es carisima aqui en chile he tratado de buscarla y no la encuentro pero bueno muy bueno lo que explicas hoy vi tu programa jeje un beso faby

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  3. Lindo.... our guest bedroom's theme! I love red toile.... un saludo cordial, Marina.

    cielo

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  4. The fabric is lovely. I've always been drawn to the red.

    Thanks for the background info.

    Enjoy your weekend!
    Leann

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  5. Hola Marina, me encanta esta tela y me fascina ver la decoración que se puede hacer con ella. feliz fin de semana.

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  6. Toile scenes are pure pastoral poetry!

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  7. Mi querida Marina
    como me gusta este blog y hoy he visto sobre la toile de jouy
    me encantan, aqui bueno hay de todos los colores formas, me encanta esa tela e incluso hay un blog solo para las aficionadas de esta tela
    pasa un lindo fin de semana amiga
    se feliz,te mandamos miles de besitos y abrazotes

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  8. Lovely!!! Happy Pink Saturday!!
    ♥ Teresa

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  9. This kind of fabric is so beautiful!


    ~ Gabriela ~

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  10. Happy Pink Saturday, dear Marina. I enjoyed your show, and that was a wonderful technique which was demonstrated.

    I love toile, too. I have a very unusual toile design wallpaper in one of our bathrooms.

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  11. Oh I love toile! Happy Pink Saturday ~ I hope you have a great weekend ~ Susan

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  12. Like everyone, I am totally in love with toile...any color!!
    Great post.

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  13. Love toile...and this was so interesting. :)Nancy

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  14. Thank you, Marina. That was a great history of toile. I love the red kind the most. Beautiful! Happy Pink Saturday. Have a wonderful weekdend.

    Mermaid Debbie

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  15. Thankyou so much, that was great, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

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  16. How l♥vely! What a wonderful offering for Pink Saturday. It's raining cats and dogs today in Upper Michigan. A good time for me to stay inside and indulge myself in my passion for pink☺

    I hope this weekend brings you joy and comfort surrounded by those you l♥ve.

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  17. I so love toile! Such a pretty pink one. Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday!

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  18. Beautiful!!! Happy Pink Saturday!!

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  19. Hola Marina!!
    Las telas y la decoracion "toile" son muy finas y dan elegancia al lugar
    Happy pink saturday!!!!
    Cariños

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  20. Have a great week, in the pink!
    Blessings~LillySue

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  21. Fantastic Pink Post! I love toile print, in any color. I think the reds and pinks are my favorites. My Grandmother had her kitchen done in a green toile back in the 80's. I guess she was ahead of her time.


    Thanks for stopping by Loveleigh Treasures and have a great Pink Day and a super weekend!

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  22. This is my favorite fabric of all times. Happy Pink Saturday and I hope you have a wonderful new week.

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  23. Hello Marina; Happy Pink Saturday;

    I too love toile and the beautiful ones you are sharing are just so lovely.

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  24. I am in LOVE with Toile!
    Have a beautiful PINK day!

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  25. I adore Toile - it's such an English country house look, and the older it gets the better it looks. How lovely! Happy Pink Saturday to you.

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  26. Hello namesake ,how are you?.
    The pink is my favorite.
    Beautiful pink day !
    Hugs and kisses.

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  27. Am I still in time to wish you a happy pink Saturday? I love toile de jouy and the story behind the fabric, thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

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  28. I love toile - this is a lovely pink post!

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Happy Pink Saturday!
    Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

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  29. Marina! interesante tu explicación!! es verdad, hoy día se estan usando mucho, inclusive las he visto en los negocios, de telas para tapicería, se hacen almohadones, cortinados, y porque no manteles? en casa aún conservo platos y fuentes, que eran de un juego de mi mami, cuando era adolescente no me gustaban! pero ahora las conservo con mucho cariño, no solo porque me parecen piezas muy delicadas, sino por el valor afectivo.
    Adorable el programa! cuando puedo lo miro!!
    Un besito para vos y tu linda familia!! Muuuack!

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  30. I love toile - especially pink! Happy Pink Saturday!

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  31. Such beautiful fabrics.. Honestly I have yet to work with them.. I don't know WHY I haven't... Happy Pink Saturday, and hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

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  32. Hello Marina and Happy Pink Saturday.....*a bit late*

    I love toile!!! I have several pieces of it in my fabric stash.

    Have a wonderful pink week!

    Love & Light,
    Stephanie

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  34. I love toile! Happy Pink Saturday!

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  35. Hola Marina,

    I love toile. I have a cream and brown linen toile on my diningroom chair seats. I think it is so lovely. Wonderful post.

    Kris

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  36. Beautiful! I visit at your tv show, you are very good!!:)) It is inspiring show!
    Have a nice week for you!:))

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  37. Hola Marina!
    I love toile. I also love to find the pattern in dishware. I watched your video and I love the jug with the cute pumpkins around it.

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    (¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday
    Deanna :D

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  38. I love toile, always have, even when it wasn't as fashionable as it is right now. Thanks for finding so many great examples to share with us.

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  39. Two of my loves: pink & toile. Together they are beautiful!

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  40. OH! si, me fascina el Toile de Jouy!!
    aquí ando ... admirando tu blog!!
    c@
    Carolina Artesanías
    www.carolinamaraboli.blogspot

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  41. Hello Marina, looking for things done in toile de jouy I found your page..

    I use de toile de jouy papers in cartonnage (you can see it on my blog)

    Best regards from Spain.



    Hola Marina, por casualidad buscando cosas en toile de jouy encontré tu blog, yo uso papel de toile para hacer cartonnage y me encanta el resultado.

    Felicidades por tu blog..!!!! Saludos desde madrid..!!

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  42. Perfect! Just love this!
    Happy Pink Saturday!
    Greetings from Holland,
    Ineke

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