Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Ottoman

I have had this material for a couple years OK 4 years and have had a piece draped across an ottoman I picked up at a yard sale and had always wanted it  covered  to match my settee. So my friend who lives in a town not many miles away volunteered to come over and upholstery  my ottoman for me. I was thrilled because we had talked about doing this for 2 years however just never could get the time together . So she came over with the electric staple gun and got it done for me.


I couldn't decide which way I wanted the skirt or which  fringe I  wanted. I had a red fringe and also a blue so we pinned both up so I could compare


red trim

The red won because I thought it brought out the other red in the toile material

 JO worked all day on this I was her assistant I ironed and did the sewing after I got a machine working . I have 3 sewing machines and brought my little 1948 Singer featherweight up to the kitchen however the bobbin kept knotting up. So I used my craft machine to sew with.

This is one of the pillows. I have materail to make more

I know this materail has been around a few years but I love it so much just like my Waverly countryside blue & white toile I have in my bedroom which has been around a few years also. I don't think toile ever goes out of style just like anything french

finished by JO. I relly like the large pleats

 We started this about 10am and finished in time to attend a ladies night out at McAdmas LTd a gift and antique shop here in town. I had recieved an invitation and thought she would enjoy it.  They had fine wine of choice and hors D'oeuvres also if you found a loose diamond (cz's) laying around you won a gift certificate according to the size of the stone found. I found a stone and turned it in for a $20.00 certificate and Jo and I looked and looked to find her one. Several had been found and was getting worried they were all taken, I suddenly turned up a beautiful glass in the crystal area of the store and there was another stone for Jo . I had her turn it in and she recieved a $20.00 gift certificate also.  We looked around the store for some time dreaming of what we could use our small certificate towards. we did find a $69.00 dollar item she liked and also a $19,00.00 dollar blue aqua marine stone  necklace, so we put them on her Wish List that will be turned over to her husband for Gentlemen's night HA . Her husband will die when he see's her list LOL Oh well it was much fun however her husband does a great job on buying specail gifts for her so I shouldn't say he will die , he may just get it for her . One time when I worked at a fine jewelry store I showed him a beautiful diamond ring she liked and she wears it now.

I need to get my Thanksgiving table set now because I have a busy week ahead

        Linky parties I have joined in this week of Thanksgiving

Coastal Charm
A Diamond In The Stuff
It's a Very Cherry World Rednesday
Bunny Jeans
Savvy Southern Style      
Primitive & Proper
Make it Yours Back Yard eden  
A Very Merry Vintage Style         

French Country Cottage                                     


  1. I love what you did to the ottoman. And that fabric is a timeless one and those NEVER go out of style!

  2. Janice your ottoman is gorgeous! I agree the red trimn does look better. How lucky to have such a talented friend! And it sounds like you two had a great time. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Vanna

  3. Ms. Janice, it looks wonderful. You two did a really good job. I love those big round ottomans. I love that fabric too. The diamond hunt sounds fun, have to try it some time or other at my shop. Hope you are not overdoing, but I know you, go, go go!.I'am sending Best Thanksgiving Wished from my blog to Yours. Richard and Sissy Dog from My Old Historic House.

  4. Love the red trim! I think it was the best choice. I also have curtains in my dining room from the same material! What an awesome friend to have! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  5. oh good! when i saw the trims i thought, oooh i hope she chose red it looks so good! and you did! the fabric is beautiful and that red trim suits it perfectly.

  6. Elegant! You've done a fantastic job!


    Whenas in red my Julia’s clad,
    Then, then (methinks) she’s wicked bad—
    Like Hester Prynne, but not so sad.

    Next, when I cast mine eyes and see
    Those crimson skirts flow full and free,
    Her sweet seductions taketh me!

    (With apologies to Robert Herrick, 1591-1674)

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Red Lichen

  7. Great job. I like the red trim much better.

  8. What a pretty ottoman! I followed you over from Very Merry...I'm your newest follower.

    Project Queen

  9. Hi Janice!

    I think the red trims looks great with that fabric. You are so lucky to have such a good friend to help you do this. Glad you had a fun night out too!

    Don't worry that the fabric is not the newest style. It is YOUR style and as you said...toile never goes out of fashion! Had to lol when I saw those little Angel bums on the book shelf...

    Thanks for joining the Bunny Hop last week. I hope to see you again, you are always welcome :)

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!
    (linky opens at 4:00 Tuesday)

  10. Beautiful material and the red trim is perfect. Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday