I Dream of France

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We have a new design from Pimpernel! It is called Parisian Scene.

This very Parisian set of placemats is as durable as it is beautiful. Pimpernel’s superior quality placemats (and coasters) use a thick board which is topped with a unique art print and is totally sealed with a high quality lacquer finish that is both stain and heat resistant. It is then finished with a hard wearing cork back to protect precious furniture.

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Placemats come in a set of 4, and are 15 1/2 x 11 1/2″. Each placemat in the set is the same image.

Pimpernel Set of 4 Rigid Placemats - Parisian Scene


Coasters come in a set of 6, are 4 1/8″ square, and are presented in a beautiful gift box. Each coaster in the set is the same image.

Pimpernel Set of 6 Coasters - Parisian Scene

Pimpernel Construction

Pimpernel Placemat and Coaster Construction         

Je suis Charlie

We are very saddened by the events that recently took place in Paris. It touched France deeply, as most of us who grew up there are familiar with Charlie Hebdo. One of the victims, Cabu, has been a popular cartoonist for over 50 years, and generations of French people have been entertained by his particular brand of humor. We extend our sympathy to the families and friends of the victims, and hope this senseless act will never happen again. It was wonderful to see over three million people assemble in Paris, we wish we could have been there. We are all Charlie!

–Jean-Michel Carlouet

Gift sets are perfect for hostesses, teachers, friends…pretty much anyone.

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Coucke Bistrot de Paris Tea Towels

With this set, you get two tea towels and a terry towel in a top-selling design at a great price.

Coucke French Tea Towels Gift Set from I Dream of France

Bonbon Soap Gift Set

Called a “bonbon” gift set because it looks like candy! Fortunately, these sweets do not cause cavities. Available in Verbena or milk scents.La Lavande Verbena French Soap Gift Set from I Dream of France

Three Soaps Gift Set

A small but thoughtful gift. This gift set contains three of our most popular soaps wrapped in clear cellophane with a green and red ribbon and a holiday gift card. The soap scents are: milk, agrumes (citrus) and verbena.

Verbena French Soap Gift Set from I Dream of France

Coated tablecloths are so easy to clean, perfect for dining with children and entertaining during the holidays and beyond. Many of you are familar with our acrylic-coated tablecloths from the French brands Vent du Sud and Le Cluny, but did you know we also carry coated tablecloths from an American company?

Petal Pushing follows a long tradition of textile making in India. Just like Provençal linens, their designs are inspired by the flowers and colors found in nature. These beautiful products of nature are carved into individual blocks, which are hand-printed onto the fabrics.

Petal Pushing products are made with care, and are eco-friendly and fair trade products as well; fabrics are Azo-free and machine-washable. The tablecloths we carry are coated with polyurethane for easy care (similar to the acrylic coating used by other brands). We also offer tote bags and scarves in coordinating prints.

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Soleil Blue-Yellow

Marguerite daisies in blue, golden yellow, and green. Available in square, rectangular, runner (48″ and 90″), placemat, napkin, and tea towel.

Crimson White Pears

Pears tumble in all directions, with a block-striped border. Available in square, rectangular, round, runner, placemat, napkin, and tea towel.
Crimson White Pears Indienne Coated Tablecloth by Petal Pushing


Named after an area in the center of France. Small motifs in yellow and blue. Available in square, rectangular, placemat, and napkin.

Cantal Indienne Coated Tablecloth by Petal Pushing

A French household staple that is hard to find in the US, the bath mitt (gant de toilette in French) is a clever design for the bath. Slip the mitt over your hand, add water and your favorite French soap, and it will turn into a soft and non-slippery scrubber. Launder your mitt with your other bath towels, and it will outlast nylon poufs or gloves.

Anne de Solene is known for soft, high-quality bath linens made in Europe, including these long-staple combed cotton bath mitts. We carry them in 16 beautiful colors, from a basic white to a bright poppy red. Combine with our French soaps for holiday gifts, and don’t forget to keep a few for yourself!

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Poppy Red

Anne de Solene French Wash Mitt Towel in Poppy Red


Anne de Solene French Wash Mitt Towels

Anne de Solene French Wash Mitt Towels

…All These Colors + Six More!

Add a Bar of Soap for a Lovely Gift

La Lavande French Scented Bath Soaps

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.


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



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


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


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


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


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


Witch, pumpkins, Eiffel Tower. From jimlepariser.fr

Chocolate Halloween2-lepetitfrance-blog

Pumpkin-shaped candies. From Le Petit France.


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