Friday, August 12, 2011

Vintage Inspiration Friday #50 Vintage French Ticking

I've said several times that I'm not a seamstress, or even particularly adept at sewing, but necessity and obsession play a roll in my attempts at projects. So my latest comments here...has been with making table runners for my Dining Room. Yes, you know, "the Dining Room That Has Furniture That I'd Love to Paint, but Just Can't Quite Get There" uh huh, THAT Dining Room.

First I used some fabric left over from my chair seat recovering from last year, natural Osnaberg, and a little nubby muslin for a ruffle. Then, once I did that I realized I really wanted a little somethin' in the way of color and pattern. So when I found this roll of French Inspired Ticking at JoAnne's Fabric that was on clearance, I grabbed it quick. Hopefully, it will be my next project, and two pillows to match for my extra Dining side chairs.

Here's one of the said Dining Room Chairs painted white, I know this set would be fabulous painted. OK, enough of that. Someone slap me please... maybe a winter project...or not.

So now back to French inspired fabric and tablerunners...

I found these woven placemats with handles a few weeks ago at Relics,
and when I went back for more...
they were gone, boo hoo.

Orphan red transferware and my French monogrammed tea towels.

I really love this fabric.

I found these other pieces of the real deal on Pinterest from Ebay.

Mine's pretty close, huh?

So here are some great links from last week's party.

Mercedes from All Things Pretty
shares her recent cosmetic makeover of her screened porch

has her Nana's wonderful Crazy Quilt on display.
(I just adore crazy quilts!)

takes us along on her visit to Mary Jane Butters Bed and Breakfast
where this wonderful lamp and shade live!

has a wonderful collection of small glass displays
full of found objects.

And I want to welcome LaurieAnna
to Vintage Inspiration Friday with her new Farmhouse Friday Party

You don't have to be living in a farmhouse
to be feelin' the love.
Check out her new link party,
 if you want to share some farmhouse inspired fun.

Hope you'll join in on
Vintage Inspiration Friday
where it's...
"anything vintage or vintage inspired"

Please spread the party fun by displaying my button on the sidebar,
within your blogpost, or on the sidebar with link directions.
thanks sooooo much!
And don't forget the "featured on" button too!

One more thing,
Be watching for an announcement of a Give Away
to celebrate the one year Anniversary of
Vintage Inspiration Friday,
and then the winner of the "Thank you" gift
for spreading the word for Design Challenge.

Love you all!


  1. Everything looks so pretty together! I love how a bit of red here and there can really pull things together and make a statement.

    I never learned to sew. I'm limited to replacing buttons on clothing....:(

    Thanks for sharing your project!

  2. Gorgeous Debra~ I love ticking... especially red and white!! Thanks for hosting! :)

  3. Looking good Debra! I love the ticking and that little French pillow in that chair under your table setting. I can just get a peak at it but the print is wonderful. Thanks for having us!

  4. I wish I could sew as well as you can't sew! Love the tabler runner, the fabric, the dishes....but am crazy about that placemat. So cool!

  5. i do adore that ticking the dining space too! all linked up for the week!


  6. What beautiful fabrics, Debra! Your table setting looks straight out of the French countryside. And I am in love with those gorgeous wicker placemats! I've never seen anything like that before:)

  7. I love French ticking fabric too! What a fabulous find at Joann's. I can't wait for you to get around to painting your dining table white.... it's going to look gorgeous!
    Thanks so much for hosting and have a great weekend!
    hugs, Cheryl

  8. Love the ticking. Great buy. I just know everything will be beautiful. Great features this week. Thanks for hosting Debra.

  9. I love that fabric ! and I absolutly think you should paint that dinning room set , cause that chair is to die for !

  10. I love your fabric and your beautiful dining room. Too bad you weren't able to buy more of the woven placemats. Thank you so much for hosting and for featuring my Nana's crazy quilt.

  11. Hi Debra! I love your place setting...,so pretty and such nice texture! The placemat is fabulous! I will be looking for those! And the ticking...I have two whole sets of curtains I took down made of it! Hmmm...I'd better get out my scissors and sewing machine! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

  12. Debra,
    Your fabric is magnificient! Very Frenchy, indeed! I adore the dining room chair painted white. Elegant detail is enhanced by the white finish! Lovely transferware place setting!

  13. Hi Debra! OH, I love your pretty fabric you found. Your table looks so pretty as well as your painted chair. Your entire dining room is gorgeous like the rest of your beautiful home.
    Now I hope my post is okay! I hope Roosters are considered vintage.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  14. I love your fabric and those tea towels. I think your dining room set will look beautiful when you get around to painting!!
    I understand your hesitation...I've got several pieces I want to paint...I've got the chalk paint...I can't wait to paint but I keep putting it off. I'm afraid its not going to turn out how I imagine.

    Have a great day!

  15. Debra, that fabric is wonderful. I may need to go find me some. I am not a seamstress either. Wish I could just whip things up. Thanks for hosting.

  16. I know your post was about the ticking but as I was looking at the pics I couldn't help but notice the chairs! I have the same chairs (different fabric) and a round table. No wonder I thought they were great!

  17. Debra, you can get some more of those square willow chargers at Nell Hill's on line.

  18. Thanks for linking up Debra!

  19. Joined the party again! I laughed at your avoidance of the painting...I hear you!! Maybe you can worry about that - tomorrow!

  20. ...great job Debra!!
    there is no stopping you:)
    pretty soon, your hubby will come home and wonder if he is in the right place with all the new changes...that is, until he sees your smiling face!!

    xo, Rosemary

  21. Hi Debra,
    Such a pretty room. Your furniture is gorgeous either way you decide to go. Maybe if everything else is white you will decide to leave it as it is. I love that first fabric too! Thanks for hosting--

  22. Hey Debra...great find on that fabric. I would have purchased the whole bolt as well.

    So, of course, I feel in love with the woven chargers and immediately went on line to find me some. I now see above where Kim told you to find then online. I also found similar ones for a little less at World Market (but I like the grey ones better...oh dear).


  23. I've always been enamored of ticking. And how I envy your gleaming wood floors!

  24. I LOVE that ticking! I'm going to JoAnn's tomorrow...I'll look for it. All your fabrics are beautiful. Thank you for hosting!

  25. Hello lovely party friend! I'm going to have to head on over to JoAnn's and see if I can find some of that ticking stripe, I just love it! And those placemats are so fantastic and unique. Thanks so much for hosting another fantastic party!

  26. Love the red ticking & what cute wicker chargers! Thanks for hosting, Debra.

  27. Thanks for hosting, Debra! I love your table runner and yes, those chairs would look fabulous white! I do love the one you have off to the side in white. I'm not going to tell you to go one way or the other on that though because I know some people hated the suggestion of it to Heather last week.

  28. OK, girl! Let me be the first to publicly "slap you" love of course. ;) You MUST get that dining room furniture painted! Every time you look at the one white chair, it must inspire you. It's absolutely gorgeous!

    By the way, your single place setting is beautiful, as well. And your French ticking looks enough like the "real deal" to me.

    Thanks so much for the feature, Debra!

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  29. Great fabric. I love the table runner and all the fabric looks lovely together. I love the white dining room chair. Thanks for hosting...

    The French Hutch

  30. Thanks for hosting! Love your fabric and your home!

  31. Hi Debra,
    For someone who doesn't sew, you could have fooled me. I just love the runner and those sweet vintage towels are 2die4! Your dining room is the prettiest.


  32. You had great inspiration fabric, Debra! Your stripe is very attractive, as well. Love those wicker chargers as a backdrop for your red/white transferware. You always have such inspirational ideas. :-) Sue

  33. Hi Debra! Thank you so much for hosting the Link Party! Hope you have a fabulous Friday!

    Angela & Debbie

  34. I love the red and white ticking..and your dining room is beautiful.
    Thanks so much for hosting.

  35. Love the runners and the touch of red. Hope all is well. We are back from vacation and getting kids ready to start school Monday. Decided to party a bit and say hello.

  36. Those are fabulous fabrics and you did such a great job on your runner! I am like you I think. I have so many ideas but not quite sure how to soo them. I have the supplies so I just need to jump in and get um done!:)

  37. Deborah, You can get the chargers at World Market online...they're a little darker looking than yours though. I have a set and like them but they don't seem to be as sturdy as they should be.
    I love that fabric to and I LOVE that shot of your dining room taken from the hall or room next to it. GORGEOUS!!!

  38. Wow, Debra! Your dining room is so pretty! I love it as is...but am sure I would love it in white too! The painted chair is stunning! You may want to take a break from painting've been on such a roll lately! Are the fumes getting to you yet? :) The fabric is very French! And I love love love those fun wicker chargers! I hope you come across some more! Thank you for hosting today! Have a fabulous weekend!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,

  39. Hi Debra! That's a great match on the fabric. Love it! Love your red transferware too! I'm getting a little into the red lately. It happens once or twice a year! Haha Gotta go check out those links! Thanks lady friend! xx

  40. I love your dining room, Debra. It's gorgeous!..Christine

  41. Hi Debra! Those placemats are awesome! I love the touches of red too, one of my favorite colors to accent with. Thanks for the party! t. xoxoox

  42. Love your fabric and any kind French ticking!

  43. I love that fabric you picked Debra. You're right it looks alot like the real deal. I totally understand you hesitating on painting your gorgeous wood set. It is gorgeous. I love the 2 chairs and table you recently painted though, those chairs do look super in the white! I have china and buffet set from the 20's that was a family hierloom, and I think about painting it once in a while but I really love the birds eye maple in the wood.
    Eileen @ CBH

  44. Ohhhh love your ticking fabric, Debra. It's so very French. Thanks so much for hosting :)

  45. Your table setting is simply luv-er-ly! Something about natural fabrics and red stripes that is so french country. I painted all my chairs white and I'm so happy with them:-)

  46. The red patterns are are those rattan placemats!!!

  47. The ticking looks fabulous! Your table setting is just gorgeous too. Thank you for sharing your finds and those sewing skills look great to me! Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful weekend!

  48. Fabulous place mats! Just love the combination with the reds and the creamy dishes! Lovely fabric for tablerunners - should be marvelous - I have too many projects on my list! Need to buckle down and get them finished!
    Thanks for hosting,
    God Bless

  49. I love your table!!!! that material will be great for fall or Christmas.

  50. Warm, natural,
    Hey, that's
    YOU : ) !!
    xx Suzanne
    PS: Happy to be
    linking up!

  51. Well, now I have to add Joanne's to my list of places-to-get-to-soon. Sigh ... I hope the clearance rack has something similar for ME!


    And I love the blogs and images you chose to share -- lovely, all of it.

  52. hola dear Brenda, you are being such a great inspiration to me lately and I´m watching closely your transformation into white.
    hugs dear

  53. Oh goodness everything looks so pretty!

  54. Love this fabric!! I too do not claim to be a seamstress but I've been making reversible napkins like crazy. Even made some cushions. You MUST paint your chairs. That design just pops with the white!

  55. Loving that fabric!
    I also love the chairs white...make it a winter project for two ~ you and the mister!

  56. Yup.....I hate to say it, but your dining set WOULD be beautiful dressed in white, Debra! lol! But forget I said! Anyway, LOVE your vintage-looking ticking! It would look great with your white dining set.....hehehe!

    xoxo laurie

  57. Your stripe fabric is great. Love the texture and I love the wicker placemats too. Pretty tablescape. :)

  58. Debra,

    Love your ticking and the woven placemats. It's too bad they were gone when you returned to purchase more. I would have cried too!

    Your Friend,

  59. So very pretty, Debra! This post made me giggle (well, the chair talk did)...that chair looks GORGEOUS white! Thanks for sharing with Air Your Laundry Friday!



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