September 4, 2012

Tole On Tuesday....And A Giveaway Coming Soon

Hello everyone! Are you trying to get back in the swing of things after the long holiday weekend like I am?
Somehow I was honestly thinking that it was Monday most of the day, but it's Tuesday....and I wanted to quickly share a collecting passion of mine with you this afternoon.

It's tole....not your normal tole trays (although I have several of those) but rather old crusty rusty Italian tole and the more old and worn the better. Truth be "tole~ed" (sorry, couldn't help myself:-)) even though I've been collecting for years these are some pieces that I've found in the last few months and all locally. Oh yeah...I do have more, but will share these with you today.....
This is a wall in our master bedroom with a fireplace mantel that I'm going to do up for Fall soon. For now I just tossed these latest weekend finds on to photograph....they are all candle holders and so yummy.

The mirror is another recent find and we did hang it over the mantel to add a pop of color in this mostly white room.

The old Italian tole shelf that sits next to the mantle is something that I've had from back in the day when I used to sell in a couple of different shops here in town. I love how the top forms a heart shape:-)

Also sharing a couple of petite Mason jar chandeliers that I have just finished up for a client's Studio and shipped out today. It has absolutely NOTHING to do with tole LOL, but anyway......
I'll be back soon with a nice giveaway that I've been asked to sponsor with a chic clothing company for you!


  1. I think this is just the prettiest stuff!

  2. Love your collection of Italian tole Janet... I have only one piece, a beautiful pedestal dish... I would love more like yours... xoxo Julie Marie

  3. Oh my goodness Janet,
    Those tole pieces are fabulous!!!!
    They are so beautiful in their candy colors!
    And your chandies are gorgeous as well!
    Hope you have a lovely week.

  4. What a great collection,Janet,and what a lovely post to wake up the Monday (Tuesday) doldrums!

  5. Those mini chandeliers are so pretty! You really do an exceptional job on those!

  6. Oh WOW Janet....Those toile pieces are stunning!!! Especially the mirror...I am wiping the drool off here!! LOL! So beautiful & your soo lucky to have them sweets!!!
    Love the chandie too hon..your such a talent..hope you dont tire of me saying that!!!
    Have a great week hon
    Deb:) xoxox
    ps let me know if you want more of that salsa...its right by my house!

  7. Janet,
    Beautiful toleware!Love the colors too! I have need to figure out what I am going to do for fall.

  8. Those tole pieces are amazing. I have never seen anything quite ike them. And you KNOW I love your chandies- xo Diana

  9. Your tole pieces are so pretty! I especially like the stand and the mirror. Those petite chandeliers are adorable! I didn't konw they came in smaller sizes - great idea! Looking forward to tohe give-away details. Hope you enjoyed the beach! xoxo, Leena

  10. I have always loved Italian tole especially the pretty lighting I have seen. Love the way you have displayed your lovely pieces!

    The mason jar chandeliers are so neat too!

  11. Oh I absolutely love your tole pieces!!! So incredibly gorgeous!!!

  12. I admire it all the time but never buy any.Looks great~Cheers Kim

  13. What a beautiful collection to wake up to each pretty. The mason chandy's are very unique and such a gorgeous colour.

  14. So so nice ! In french because I know you love french : merci beaucoup pour ton blog.
    Bisous de PARIS ou il fit un temps magnifique !

  15. Beautiful mirror and tole sconces....Gorgeous Janet!


  16. I am liking the tole look all of a sudden and find pieces at resale shops and think I should buy that, however my house is on over load
    I just can't start another collection.
    wish I was a personal shopper so all the bloggers LOL because I find so many great things I know ya all would want
    that fireplace picture is wonderful

  17. Janet, they are stunning!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Siobhan

  18. You had me at tole, Janet!!!! Especially old, chippy tole! LUV!

    xoxo laurie

  19. Wow, these are gorgeous, Janet!
    I'll bet taking a stroll through your home is a bit like visiting heaven! My idea of heaven, anyway!!!

    Thank you for being such an inspiration to me, I truly do aspire to be the sort of artist and woman you are, my friend.


  20. Hi Janet!
    Thank you so much for stopping by!
    Old tole makes my heart skip a beat! And yours is beautiful! I'd almost give my eye teeth for that tole shelf *winks*...kinda need those teeth! Vanna

  21. I love those tole pieces. Especially they look great in candy color. I would love to have some more pieces of Italian tole.


    ~ Herman Swan