Boutique


As our long-time customers know, we moved last summer to a larger location in Tustin Ranch, near Irvine, California. Below are photos of our new place, now that we’ve been settled in and humming along for a while. Click here to view our location on a map. We are near the 5 and 55 freeways and the 261 toll road, between the Tustin Marketplace and The District at Tustin Legacy shopping centers.

We are open to the public Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Occasionally we have special sale days on Saturdays as well. (Join our email list to find out when.) Please come visit and shop with us anytime!

Entrance

Entrance

French Kitchen Towels, Fishnet Market Bags, and Tapestry Pillow Covers

French Kitchen Towels, Fishnet Market Bags, and Tapestry Pillow Covers

French Gourmet Food and Candy

French Gourmet Food and Candy

French Country and Provencal Placemats

French Country and Provencal Placemats

French Scented Soaps

French Scented Soaps

Coucke Terry Towels Close-Up

Coucke Terry Towels Close-Up

Shipping Upgrade

We are shipping six days a week to get your items to you FAST! Orders are usually shipped the same business day they are placed.

If it fits, it ships!
Who’s left on your list? Need more gift ideas? Click any of the photos to view more information on IDreamofFrance.com.

As always, orders of $75 or more ship FREE in the US! No coupon code required.

Walk-In Holiday Hours

Planning on stopping by? Here are our holiday hours (PST):
From now until December 23rd:

  • Monday – Friday: 9AM to 5PM
  • Saturday: 11AM to 3PM
  • Sunday: Closed

December 24th: 9AM to 3PM
December 25th to January 1st: Closed (online orders will be shipped during that time)

Last-Minute French Gift Guide

French Folk Song Music CD

Enjoy some timeless French classics this Holiday season. The CD includes a booklet with the lyrics so you can sing along! Made in the USA.

 French Folk Songs Music CD

Joyeux Noël Towel

A beautiful towel for your kitchen exclusive to I Dream of France. Buy it for yourself or make thoughtful gifts for friends and family! Made in the USA.

Joyeux Noel French Kitchen Towel

French Christmas Tea in a Tree Ornament

How clever, this Christmas tree ornament contains 10 bags of a special French Christmas Tea blend. Close the ornament back up and hang it on the tree! Made in France.
Compagnie Coloniale Christmas Tea Ornament

 

Holiday Tablecloths

French tablecloths are our specialty so we have a lot to choose from! We especially like the new Olives Red by Le Cluny for the holidays. Available in round, square and rectangulars, as well as placemats and napkins, we have one for everyone. Made in France.

Le Cluny Olives Red French Coated Tablecloth

 

We can’t keep it a secret anymore…we’re moving! We have outgrown our current space and will be moving to a larger location in the Tustin/Irvine area of Southern California this month.

New Address

I Dream of France
2600 Walnut Avenue #A
Tustin, CA 92780

Click the address to view the location in Google Maps.

Our new home has a warehouse, a boutique showroom for local customers, plenty of parking, and easy access from the 5 freeway and Jamboree Road.

We will be located near the Tustin Ranch, Tustin Meadows, Tustin Fields, Columbus Grove, Westpark, College Park, Harvard Square, and Walnut Village neighborhoods, as well as the Tustin District and Tustin/Irvine Marketplace shopping centers.

Moving/Opening Dates

Our Old Town Tustin boutique will be closed after August 9. Our new location will open September 4. Online orders will ship as usual during the transition.

Moving Sale

We will have a one-day Moving Sale at our Old Town Tustin boutique on Saturday, August 17, with special discounts for our local customers, as well as an online coupon. More details to follow.

Are you going to the Villa Park Home Tour on April 28, or the Old Town Tustin Promenade on May 4? Look for I Dream of France and say Bonjour!

Villa Park Home Tour

I Dream of France will be decorating three tables at an historic home nestled in an orange grove. The home tour is on Sunday, April 28, from 12:00-5:00 p.m. Tickets are $40 in advance ($45 on the event day) and you can purchase them at The Green Pear boutique, The Flowery, or Villa Park Pharmacy in The Villa Park Shopping Center.

Tickets include two drinks of your choice at the Post Tour Party being held outside between City Hall and Rockwell’s Restaurant starting at 4:00 p.m. You can also buy food wristbands for $10 (advance purchase only).

Here is a sample house from this year’s home tour:

Villa Park Home Tour

Old Town Tustin Promenade

The Promenade is a day-long series of events. If you’ve always wanted to walk around Old Town, this is your day. We’ll be open all day, so stop by and say Bonjour! The home tour is on Saturday, May 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance ($25 on the event day) and you can purchase them at the Tustin Area Museum, Mrs. B’s Consignments, or Fred & Daffy’s Antiques & Collectibles in Tustin. Here is a sample house from a previous year’s home tour:

Old Town Tustin Promenade Home Tour

–Ashley

This year we added a DIY project to our window display: yarn hearts!

To see how we made them, read here.

–Brett

See us in the November issue of Orange Coast Magazine!

Orange Coast magazine - November 2012

Look for the November 2012 issue of Orange Coast Magazine (with “Real Housewife” Gretchen Rossi on the cover). The Neighborhoods column on page 32 explores Old Town Tustin’s century-old storefronts and features some of the local businesses, including I Dream of France! There are a map and photos of the neighborhood, too. We are so delighted to be included!

We love Orange Coast!

–Brett

Trick or Treat!

FREE trick or treating in Old Town Tustin on Halloween, this Wednesday! Put on costumes and come to our neighborhood after school from 3:00-5:00, and trick or treat with the restaurants and shops. Hundreds of people come every year. It’s a fun time to visit and people-watch.

Old Town Tustin centers around the intersection of Main and El Camino Real with lots of free parking around the neighborhood. Google Maps Link

Here are some photos from last year…

Marge Redmond Flamme of Old Town Flooring

Marge Redmond Flamme of Old Town Flooring

Marge Redmond Flamme at Old Town Flooring.

Jean-Michel and Miss Bobbie in front of Miss Bobbie's Low-Carb Shoppe & Cafe

Jean-Michel and Miss Bobbie in front of Miss Bobbie’s Low-Carb Shoppe & Cafe

Jean-Michel poses with Miss Bobbie at Miss Bobbie’s Low-Carb Shoppe.

France Today Magazine

NEW this month and available in-store only! I Dream of France now offers France Today magazine. Written in English, France Today is full of articles about French travel, food & wine, culture, design, shopping, real estate and much more. Each issue also includes the TV5MONDE listings (US cable/satellite channel of French programming).

We also offer Edible Orange County magazine for more articles about food, art, and Southern California culture. The Fall 2012 issue is all about chocolate!

–Brett

This is our third year of watching the Tiller Days parade go in front of our boutique in Old Town Tustin, and each year we love it a little more. It’s an old-fashioned, yet contemporary, slice of life in Southern California. The parade lasts about two hours and includes cheerleaders, dancers, and bands from the local high schools, as well as ROTC volunteers, Shriners, tractors, boy and girl scouts, local businesses and organizations, and horses. This post is picture-heavy. I wanted to capture it all!

Tustin Mayor John Nielsen

Tustin Mayor John Nielsen

Tustin High Tiller Flags

Tustin High Tiller Flags

Tractors

Tractors on Main Street

Thomas Jefferson High School Army JROTC

Thomas Jefferson High School Army JROTC

Butterfly Ladies from Flight of the Monarch

Butterfly Ladies from Flight of the Monarch

Horse with Rider and Flag

Horse with Rider and Flag

El Bekal Shriners Clown on Fire Truck

El Bekal Shriners Clown on Fire Truck

Orange High School Panther Cheerleaders

Orange High School Panther Cheerleaders

Dancer

Dancer

Tustin Area Historical Society with North Hills/Ricci Realty Trolley

Tustin Area Historical Society with North Hills/Ricci Realty Trolley

Beckman High Patriot Marching Band

Beckman High Patriot Marching Band

Ballet Folklorico Revolucion Dancer

Ballet Folklorico Revolucion Dancer

Foothill High Knights Cheerleaders

Foothill High Knights Cheerleaders

–Brett

P.S. Want to see last year’s photos? Click here.

Fall is Here — See What’s New!

It’s officially autumn. We thought it was a good time to show you what’s new in our shop.Visitez I Dream of France to find more.

As always, orders of $75 or more ship free! (Alaska and Hawaii pay $10 extra.) Don’t forget we ship to Canada!

Below are some new items…more selection on our website and in our Tustin boutique!

Reversible, Acrylic-Coated French Placemats

Available in two new colorways.

Le Cluny Coated Reversible Placemat Olives Yellow

Reversible, Acrylic-Coated French Placemats

 

Le Cluny Coated Reversible Placemat Olives Blue

Reversible, Acrylic-Coated French Placemats

French Kitchen Towels

Practical, beautiful. Beauville Les Agrumes (Citrus Fruits) Tea Towel. Each Beauvillé towel measures approximately 20″ x 31″ and is made of 82% cotton and 18% linen. The addition of linen fiber makes a beautiful base for printing. The design is crisp and the colors pop! Hand printed in France.

Beauville Les Agrumes (Citrus Fruits) Tea Towel

 

Coucke Bistrot de Paris French Dish Towel.This red and white towel measures 20″ x 30″ and features a detailed illustration woven into the towel with a Parisian bistro theme.

Coucke Bistrot de Paris French Dish Towel

 

Vintage Perfume Bottle

This Eau de Joy by Jean Patou Vintage Perfume Bottle is one of a kind.

Eau de Joy by Jean Patou Vintage Perfume Bottle

–Brett

I Dream of France Shopping Bag

We finally took the plunge and ordered shopping bags printed with our name, logo, and information. We chose bright yellow bags with metallic blue ink printing. Up until now, we’ve been making do with putting stickers with our name on a plain shopping bag. Fortunately, we found a source for bag printing that was in budget, so we gave it a try. Looks much better, non?

–Brett

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