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For the Old Town Tustin Promenade Home Tour, I decorated three tables in the garden of a charming bungalow. The family who lives here is laidback, sporty, and sweet. They spend a lot of time outdoors. It was fun to bring over some French decor for a day.

Le Cluny Blue Monaco tablecloth on porch

Le Cluny Blue Monaco French Coated Tablecloth and napkins, Le Cadeaux melamine tableware, Eiffel tower napkin rings, L’Ami Provencal Raspberry Old Fashioned Candy, handpainted ceramic herb and salt mills with metal basket holder.

Bunny on Cicada Blue provencal tablecloth

Cast iron bunny sculpture, Cicada Blue Provencal tablecloth.

Eiffel tower on table with wine tote bag

Le Cluny Travel Blue jacquard tablecloth, 18-inch Eiffel Tower, jute wine tote bag, La Rochere Versailles wine glasses.

Tree with bicycle and heart

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The Villa Park Women’s League is a motivated, talented group of women. They crossed every T, dotted every i, and left no stone unturned organizing their Home Tour. As a result, the event went off without a hitch. It was a gorgeous group of homes with a huge turnout of attendees.

I decorated three tables at an historic home on a large lot with a mature citrus grove.

French Table Linens

Le Cluny Lemon Rust jacquard tablecloth and napkins, Le Cluny bread basket, Eiffel Tower napkin rings, and wine bottle jute tote bag in the dining room surrounded by antique furniture and a stone fireplace.

Cicada Yellow Provencal Tablecloth

Cicada Yellow Provencal Tablecloth

Le Cadeaux Rustica Yellow melamine plates and bowls, cast iron bunny statue, and sunflower bouquet on a patio table in the courtyard.

Le Cluny Lisa Turquoise French Coated Table

Le Cluny Lisa Turquoise French Coated Table

Le Cadeaux Louis White melamine plates and bowls and pink roses by the pool.

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

Every spring, we look forward to the local home and garden tours in Orange County, California, because we get the opportunity to create tablescapes for some of the homes. This year was no exception. I had the pleasure of making a tablescape at a residence in the North Tustin Hills for the Tustin Garden Club Tour.  The night before this tour, we had a late-season rain shower, and the morning was cloudy and cool before the afternoon opened up into beautiful sunshine.

Here are some photos, followed by links to the products I used from I Dream of France.

I Dream of France Lifestyle Tablescape

Tablecloth and Napkins: Le Cluny Cotton Coated French Tablecloths Fayence Red-Cream (I love how this complements the home’s brickwork)

Water/Wine Glasses: La Rochere Fleur de Lys Wine Glass

Dinner Plates: Le Cadeaux Dinner Plate – Rustica Cream

Soup Bowls: Le Cadeaux Cereal, Salad or Soup Bowl – Rustica Cream

Mini Bowls: Le Cadeaux Mini Bowl

Business Card Holders: Antique Style Cast Iron Business Card Holder – White

Also shown: handpainted ceramic candlesticks, vintage-style crown decorations, and Le Cluny bread baskets in Lavender Blue and Fayence Red-Cream fabrics.

Online Gallery

In related news, we put together a Gallery section on I Dream of France to show how our products look in real homes. We would love to include your home! Send your photos to bonjour@idreamoffrance.com

–Brett

Alphabet Girls Silver & White Dress and Cardigan from I Dream of France

Alphabet Girls Silver & White Dress and Cardigan from I Dream of France

On the day of the Parenting OC Kids Expo, Jean-Michel staffed the boutique and I attended the Expo! It was terrific fun. I met the model who walked our ensemble down the runway (and her mother as well, who gave me permission to snap this photo). Look how adorable she is in the sunshine!

I also browsed the exhibitor booths, visited with Ana Brandt Photography, had ice cream from Johnny Rockets, admired the District’s pretty fountains, and enjoyed a SoCal summer day.

–Brett

This Saturday, August 7, Parenting OC Magazine is hosting The Parenting and Kids Expo at The District in Tustin, where you can watch a back-to-school fashion show featuring an ensemble from I Dream of France! The magazine did a preview photo shoot with Ana Brandt Photography (an Old Town Tustin neighbor of ours).

Alphabet White Dress from I Dream of France

Alphabet White Dress from I Dream of France - Photo by Ana Brandt

See the white dress in the center? That’s our Alphabet Silver and White Dress! We offer it in sizes 2 through 5, and a matching white cardigan with crocheted roses is available. (Both dress and cardigan are made in France of fine cotton.) You can see both pieces go down the runway together at the Expo fashion show. We’re told the model LOVES her outfit!

–Brett

Our Tustin boutique will be closed until this weekend, as we are going to the home decor trade show in Atlanta! Many French companies will be showing their products in Atlanta, so we will find new and wonderful things for you.

You can still place orders online if you need something right away. Otherwise, see you back in the boutique on Samedi (Saturday)!

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