The French have their own unique, stylish ways of celebrating Halloween traditions. Here are some Halloween photos we found in the blogosphere from different regions of France.

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Witches’ Festivals take place in small towns all over France, inspired by the witch trials of the 16th and 17th centuries. From getintravel.com.

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Pumpkin- and mushroom-shaped candies and chocolates in Cannes. From allaboutgem.com

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Pumpkin stand. From the Busy as a Bee in Paris blog.

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Paris costume shop, from the blog Paris at a Certain Age. The shop name Au Fou Rire means “laugh out loud!”

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Jack o’lantern, Eiffel Tower. From avenuestory.com

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Fine wines, cheeses. (What else does one need?) From The Travelers Collection blog.

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Witch, pumpkins, Eiffel Tower. From jimlepariser.fr

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Pumpkin-shaped candies. From Le Petit France.

One of our most popular brands is Coucke. Based in Northeastern France, Coucke has made fine kitchen and table linens since 1931, specializing in tea towels. Their patterns represent the products, richness, and art de vivre of France with new designs for every season, made in factories in France, Portugal, and Turkey.

Click any of the pictures below to view more information and purchase on I Dream of France.

New! Coucke Terry Square Towel – Vin Blanc (White Wine)

Coucke Terry Square Towel - Coquelicots (Poppies)

New! Coucke Vin Blanc (White Wine) French Dish Towel

Coucke Coquelicots (Poppies) French Dish Towel - Striped Design

New! Coucke Vin Rouge (Red Wine) French Dish Towel

Coucke Terry Square Towel - Delices

Customer Favorite! Coucke Terry Square Towel – Lavande Blue

Coucke Fromages de Brebis French Dish Towel - Striped Design

We have new stock in from Couleur Nature! We restocked the Fig, Lemon Tree, Bleuet, Pomegranate, Bougainvillea, Jardine, and Olive Tree designs. Many of these designs come in the hard-to-find 90-inch round size!

Couleur Nature collections are designed by Bruno Lamy in his Paris studio. Designs are inspired by the rich French traditions of Provence as well as the delicately beautiful French countryside. Their signature designs embrace the beauty of various floral, fruit, and fauna prints in a variety of vibrant and sophisticated styles with a touch of whimsy.

Click any of the pictures below to view more information and purchase on I Dream of France.

Bougainvillea

Available in square, rectangular, round, runner, placemat, napkin, and tea towel.

French triple milled curved scented soaps

Lemon Tree

Available in square, rectangular, round, runner, placemat, napkin, and tea towel.Coucke Coquelicots (Poppies) French Dish Towel - Big Design

Olive Tree

Available in square, rectangular, round, runner, placemat, napkin, and tea towel.

French lavender sachets

90 Inch Rounds

The Olive Tree, Pomegranate, Fig, Jardine, Bougainvillea, and Lemon Tree designs all come in this popular yet hard-to-find size!

French handpainted ceramic oil diffusers

La Lavande was launched in 1986 from one family’s desire to bring the finest French soaps to the United States. While teaching music in France, they were inspired by the variety and quality of scented soaps available. La Lavande provides pure vegetable hard-milled soaps following the time-honored tradition of French soap making, beneficial for all skin types, especially dry or sensitive skin. Natural and pure, these soaps contain no petroleum or animal products.

Click any of the pictures below to view more information and purchase
on I Dream of France.

Curved Soaps

Available in four delicious scents, the extra mild high quality La Lavande French curved soap bar fits conveniently in the palm of your hand. This triple-milled, all-vegetable soap is enriched with sweet almond oil.

Pair one or two with a wash mitt for an easy, thoughtful gift.

French triple milled curved scented soaps

Heart Soaps in Eiffel Tower Gift Boxes

Perfect for your Valentine any time of the year, this heart shaped soap from La Lavande is available in Tea Rose, Lemongrass, French Tulip & Lavender. Sold in kraft gift box with Eiffel Tower label.Coucke Coquelicots (Poppies) French Dish Towel - Big Design

Sachets, Large and Small

These sachets come from the small town of Brette in the south of France and contain genuine dried French lavender. The sachet is made of Provencal fabric and is beautifully crafted.
French lavender sachets

Essential Oils and Diffusers

These handpainted ceramic diffusers come in four different designs. Fill with Lavender, Lemongrass, or Rose Geranium essential oils (sold separately).

French handpainted ceramic oil diffusers

One of our most popular brands is Coucke Towels. Based in Northeastern France, Coucke has made fine kitchen and table linens since 1931, specializing in tea towels. Their patterns represent the products, richness, and art de vivre of France in constantly renewed designs, made in factories in France, Portugal, and Turkey. Decorative and functional, Coucke products will brighten up your kitchen every day. Their tea towels (featured in Elle Decor magazine) will care for your dishes and turn your kitchen into a place where it’s good to spend time and entertain friends.

Click any of the pictures below to view more information and purchase on I Dream of France.

Coucke Terry Square Towel – Coquelicots (Poppies)

Coucke Terry Square Towel - Coquelicots (Poppies)

Coucke Coquelicots (Poppies) French Dish Towel – Big Design

Coucke Coquelicots (Poppies) French Dish Towel - Big Design

Coucke Coquelicots (Poppies) French Dish Towel – Striped Design

Coucke Coquelicots (Poppies) French Dish Towel - Striped Design

Coucke Terry Square Towel – Delices – Cupcake, Marshmallow Bear, Macarons

Coucke Terry Square Towel - Delices

Coucke Fromages de Brebis (Sheep’s Milk Cheese) French Dish Towel – Striped Design

Coucke Fromages de Brebis French Dish Towel - Striped Design

You still have time to order gifts for Mother’s Day, which is this coming Sunday in the U.S. and Canada. Most lightweight orders (such as table linens and kitchen towels) placed by Wednesday morning will be shipped by Priority Mail and arrive in time. For heavier orders (such as glassware), or if you have any questions or concerns, please call us at (888) 96-FRANCE or (714) 730-2182. You can also email us at: bonjour@idreamoffrance.com

Shop online: I Dream of France

Gifts for Mom

Mother’s Day is on May 11 this year in the U.S. and Canada. Below are some gift ideas. There are many more ideas on I Dream of France. Click any of the photos to view and purchase each product on our website.

Please call us with questions regarding availability and shipping times at (888) 96-FRANCE or (714) 730-2182.

Provencal Style Cotton Fabric Tote Bags

These beautiful quilted cotton bags were inspired by the tradional “indiennes” prints and is hand block-printed. Perfect as handbags, for shopping, and for the beach. 100% cotton, eco friendly, azo-free, machine washable. 15×13″ with a 6×6″ inside pocket and a coordinated print fabric strap.

Morgan Blue Cotton Tote Bag

Morgan Blue Cotton Tote Bag

Topaz Black Large Cotton Tote Bag

Topaz Black Large Cotton Tote Bag

 

Columbian Large Cotton Tote Bag

Columbian Large Cotton Tote Bag

The same company makes beautiful scarves and tea towels as well!

Versailles Blue Cotton Coated Provence Tablecloths by Le Cluny

Olive Indiennes Dish Towel

Olive Indiennes Dish Towel

 

Eiffel Tower in the Clouds Magnet Set

Eiffel Tower in the Clouds Set of Three Magnets

Eiffel Tower in the Clouds Set of Three Magnets

Matching notebook and greeting card available as well.


Crazylibellule & the Poppies Jeanne Voyage Perfume Stick

From cult favorite Crazylibellule and the Poppies, the Jeanne Voyage solid perfume stick is scented with notes of iris of Florence, java nutmeg, and Sicilian bergamot. A fragrance created to pay tribute to Jeanne Lanvin, famous French dressmaker who founded the oldest Parisian “Haute Couture” fashion house. Always ahead of her time, she created an empire around her three passions: fashion, fragrance, decoration. Her trips around the world were her source of inspiration.
Crazy Libellule Perfume

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For more gift ideas, check out the Mother’s Day section on our website!
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