Sunday, October 25, 2009

Toile and Checks

First I want to mention that Jen from Sanctury Arts at Home has be doing a blog every Monday on Women Who Create in blog land. Today I am honored to say, she has featured ME! Thanks Jen! When you visit Jen, make sure you scroll back through previous Monday posts to see all of the wonderful bloggers she has featured!

Toile and Checks
Every fall the publishers of BH&G also publish a Country French Magazine. I have 4 issues and look through them for inspiration all of the time.

The cover of this issue provided the inspiration for my new comforter in my master bedroom.

Here is a shot of the inspiration picture without the writing on it...

Below is my new comforter. The picture doesn't show the marigold color it is. I purchased it from Pottery Barn. I am going to build my master bedroom decorating around this comforter using the magazine bedroom as my inspiration.

Now for the CHECKS part of this post. My master bathroom is coming along. The floor is finished and grouted. The shower stall has been sealed. We are hoping to have the tile work finished in the bathroom in a week.

Off to spend time with my visiting sister....see you soon!

Welcome Home,



  1. Absolutely beautiful!!!
    Ladybug Creek

  2. Penny - Your new master bedroom is going to be gorgeous! Of course my favorite color is yellow so you know I approve of your choice! Can't wait to see it finished, as well as your master bath. Oh, I wish you could help me with my projects! When you run out of things to do, wouldn't you like to take a long vacation in Oregon?

  3. Penny~each room is so gorgeous! I am loving being able to watch the stages of decor in your beautiful new home!
    The marigold quilt is lovely...and the bathroom tiles are wonderful!
    I like your Dining Room better than Pierre Deux.
    Can't wait till the next post!

  4. That comforter is definitely to love, and yellow is my favorite color. It is all going to be beautiful.

    I love the tile. It reminds me of the time in my grandmother's bathrooms.

    Have fun with your sister.

  5. I love the comforter! Your room is going to be gorgeous.

    I always enjoy looking at the PB linens, online and in the catalogs.

  6. congratulations on being featured!!! WOW!

    Your new bedroom and bathroom and going to be fabulous! I'm so excited to see it when it's all done!

    We're working on new tile in our master shower and it's been such a challenge picking and choosing tile. I'll be glad when it's done :)

    I'm sure you feel the same way... especially when it's your whole house!

    You're doing a fabulous job!!!!!

  7. Hi Penny
    I love the bedroom on the cover of that magazine. Have fun with your sister. I know you will! I am suffering from "sister withdrawal"
    ((hugs)) Rhondi

  8. Congratulations!!!!!!! You deserve to be featured!

    Love the way the bathroom is coming along. And I am sure your bedroom will be beautiful!

  9. Hi Penny! I LOVE Jen and I just saw her post about you. I've enjoyed every step of your journey in your new home and I love how you do your homework first! Good girl! Can't wait to see more,more,MORE!

  10. Congratulations on your feature. Country French magazine is one of my absolute favorites and is such a big inspiration to me too. It's been fun and exciting watching you take your inspirations and turning them into a reality for you new home!

  11. Your comforter is beautiful. I have never had an inspiration picture before, I think I will start looking for one for my bedroom.

  12. Congratulations on being featured at Sanctuary Arts! I'll have to run over there and see the article:>) I saw that magazine on the shelf at Borders, it's gorgeous, and so is your inspiration bedroom! Love the sunny color! It's going to look so lovely:>)

  13. Looking forward to seeing it done. It's gonna be great. Mimi

  14. Penny,

    I just wanted to say, that although I don't comment each day, I do read your blog and I am so enjoying watching as you decorate your new home. I love the inspiration picture you are using for your new bedroom.


  15. This house is going to be a showpiece when you’re done…
    I love your plans for your master bedroom…
    The yellow quilt is lovely …


  16. Penny~can't wait to see this stunning new master suite! hope the move went wel & that you are settling in~xo chris

  17. Penny, I haven't commented every time but I am sure loving the transformation that you have going on. I also totally admire that you have the vision for what you are trying to achieve.

  18. Hi Penny! How did your master bath turn out?
    I will have to search you past post archives!