Ticking and Toile in the Granny Room

When do you decide that something is beautiful to you and deserves to be repeated
or you are stuck in your ways?

I'm not sure but I've been using bits of Waverly Toile for years and just added some more. :)

The Granny Room needed window treatments desperately.
Even my husband noticed that the window was naked.

So today with my iron and Stitch Witch, I created curtains.

And I love them. 

Yes it's somewhat predictable.
But that's ok.
We can't always be original. Right?

Found this pretty picture frame at an antique mall the other day.
Don't you love the bowl of cherries?
That's a picture from a magazine...I'm going to leave it there.

This room is used often and needs to function well.
The chair is from my old classroom
The little foot stool is from Decor Steals.

My next project is to add a gallery wall with pictures of grandparents.
Add a suitcase stand or bench and a night table.

What else does the Granny Room need?

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Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Looks great...I lover that look!

sandy said...

I think you've thought of everything! Love the foot stool!

Kathleen said...


That is such great fabric - we have it in bedding and curtains in our bedroom and love it.

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Oh, that waverly toile was one of my staples for a while! I still love it too, and those striped pillows on the bed are fantastic! Your room is looking great-design takes time!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

hi Stacey! I think it is JUST FINE to be stuck in our ways...just as long as it is a good way. :) LOVE your curtains and pretty red touches. the frame is precious!

I think all that your room needs now are some guests to enjoy your hard work.

:P much love...becky

Sonia said...

What a welcoming room. Love the softness of the colors with the splashes of red! Hey I'm a Waverly girl from way back. Still have valances, sheets, pillows, tablecloths and placemats with matching napkins all from Waverly! Love the red toile curtains you made!!
Miss Bloomers

Elizabeth Pollock said...

I am so loving that granny room! I swoon over toile and the ticking is perfect... hmmmm predictable? so what! :D It looks fabulous! You have given me some ideas as I am at the stage of re-thinking my colors in my home... and we all know what that leads to! :D
Hugs and thanks so much for the ideas!
Beth P

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

I love your curtains! I recently made curtains for my guest room with mostly red toile and the bottom has ticking stripes....great minds think alike!

Angela Ryder said...

Such a pretty room! I have always been a sucker or toile!! To me it's timeless! ~~Angela

Leann said...

Perfect - love it!!!

Just realized that I wasn't following you and quickly remedied that!


Home and Lifestyle Design said...

I love toile, and this room is really lovely. I especially like the little stool.
Thanks, Patty

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I really like your little foot stool. I just recently discovered Decor Steals and love it! I've always been a fan of toile. I think it looks great in that room. You did a fantastic job on the curtains too. :)

The Gathering Place said...

I think toile is timeless. It has a lot of charm and your room looks great.

Laurie Ritchey said...

Stacey, I love the toile and stripes together - predictable, maybe, but still lovely. I came so close to ordering that foot stool. Now I wish I had. It's so pretty. laurie

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Very, very, pretty!!! I would love to stay in this beautiful room!

Nancy said...

Stacey, That is such a sweet room! I adore all the red! You did a great job on the curtains they are just adorable! Nancy

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Oh my goodness toile is always perfect and if it's Waverly then that's even better! Love your window panel and I think it's great that you made it yourself. Quite an inviting room!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Stacey, the curtains look great. I have that Waverly toile in table linens (red) and I have the same print on a roman shade in the kitchen in green. I swear I think we're soul sisters!

I LOVE THE PHOTO FRAME!!!! Love the twigs and flowers. It's too cute! Did you put the bowl of cherries photo in the frame? I love it.


PS Have you played with your new camera yet?

Suzy Handgraaf said...

I'm a huge fan of mixing patterns within a room so I love the stripes and toile together!

Jann Olson said...

Stacy, I have loved toile and ticking for years. Never goes out of style if you ask me. Your curtain turned out simply darling! I have a lot of cherry décor in my basement kitchen. They make me smile. I bought that same little stool from Décor Steals. For now it ended up in the playroom under the stairs.

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Well you know that I love this!! Those curtains are so cute, I just might copy your idea :) What a welcoming room!

Kim said...

Love. The chair with the stool - so sweet. Great job Stacey!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love the fabric combination of the curtains...great job...Stitch Witchery is my friend!!!...a fabulous mix of great patterns in the room...Your French Country room is coming along so beautifully Stacey...Have a great weekend!

Diane said...

Love the room, very elegant. Red has always been my fave colour and love seeing it in home decor.

must love junk said...

The little stool is adorable! The room looks great :)

debi said...

Loved the curtains...perfect for that room!

Have you considered a water pitcher and wash bowl? I always wanted a room with them....
Love watching you create.


awal.ny said...

It looks just perfect. You can never go wrong with those combinations. Alaina

Kelly said...

I love how that room is coming along! I like red and white together. Yours has a wonderful vintage vibe to it too. Love the red and white pillows on the bed and the cute little footstool in front of the chair. You're like me and use iron on webbing to hem things. Great idea with your curtains.

bj said...

What a great room...love everything about it.
I made some curtains almost just like these, using the same toile and black and white checks once.
Happy 4th

bj said...

What a great room...love everything about it.
I made some curtains almost just like these, using the same toile and black and white checks once.
Happy 4th

bj said...

O...and just what is stitch witch and how do you use it...?

Always Nesting said...

Verrrry warm and cozy! Love the red - of course :)

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Love it, looks wonderful!

Shelia Williamson said...

Hi Stacey! Oh, I love this look. I've been gone and have missed so much! I'm loving seeing your home. Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Art and Sand said...

If it has red in it, I love it.

Everything looks great.

Gina said...

The granny room looks wonderful! I love the curtains and the foot stool.

Shelia Williamson said...

Hi Stacey! I hope you and your family had a nice 4th of July. Thank you so much for coming to see me and your kind comments about my family.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Poppy said...

Hi Stacey,

LOVE LOVE LOVE your red striped curtains AND they would be perfect in my breakfast nook! All your red touches are pretty and yes, definitely DO leave that cute bowl of cherries right where it is! Such cute fruit should be framed - I have a big one of the sweet bursts!


Beverly said...

What a great idea...a granny room. I'm a granny, can I come stay. Love toile in any color, but your red is wonderful. What is Decor Steals. Guess we don't have that in Ca. Love that foot stool and all your French accents are perfect.

Art and Sand said...

Ticking . . . toile . . . red . . . who cares if you have done it before. It all looks lovely. Anyone visiting in the room would be happy surrounded by sweet things.

Great job!

Evi said...

Stacy, thank you for stopping by my blog and your sweet comment.
Well, you know how I feel about red from my blog, and toile and ticking will never go out of style.
It's a classic!
Love your granny room.
Happy Sunday,

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love ticking and toile, too. I can't believe you ironed your curtains together! They are perfect with your cute little foot stool and pillows. Very cozy room!

Liz Hockamier said...

Darling! :) This would be perfect for my mom's new master bedroom. :)


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Hello! We found you through Exquisitely Unremarkable. Love this room, the little footstool is crazy wonderful! Come by and share your great works with us. All the best ~ Sharon and Denise
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Shelia Williamson said...

Hi Stacey! Thank you for popping in to see me and how sweet of you to say that about my little sun porch. Hope you're doing well.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Tazas y Cuentos said...

The room looks great. I love that foot stool, so cute!
Besos from Argentina and thank you for your visit and nice comment!

Kim M said...

I think it's lovely and I am stuck on red too! Thanks so much for visiting me and leaving such a nice comment. I have been poking around and I am addicted your blog! I am a happy, new follower!

Delores Ensley said...

I love your curtains! I recently made curtains for my guest room with mostly red toile and the bottom has ticking stripes....great minds think alike!
Delores Ensley