Coucke French kitchen towels are one of our most popular lines. Customers seem unable to order only one…With such a variety of motifs, graphics, and colors, it’s no wonder!

We are thrilled to introduce brand-new designs. We have new jacquard and terry towels, as well as new styles that are printed and honeycomb-weave designs.
(Click the picture to view the towel selection on our website.)

 

Coucke french kitchen towels

I Dream of France

Our new site is here! Check it out on your computer, phone, or tablet. We hope you enjoy our new mobile-friendly format. Please call us with questions at (888) 96-FRANCE or (714) 730-2182, or email bonjour@idreamoffrance.com.

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.

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

Placemats

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

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

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 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.

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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

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!

Tablecloths for Large Round Tables

Many customers ask us about tablecloths for their large round tables. We now have two great lines to choose from. Order online from idreamoffrance.com, call us at 888-96-FRANCE, or visit us in our boutique showroom in Tustin/Irvine, Orange County, Southern California.

90″ Round Cotton Tablecloths from Couleur Nature

Couleur Nature tablecloths are designed in Paris by Bruno Lamy and made by hand in India following old traditions. They are made of soft thick cotton and are printed with cheerful patterns using wooden blocks.

90" Round Fig Red-Green Tablecloth by Couleur Nature

90″ Round Fig Red-Green Tablecloth by Couleur Nature

90″ Round Coated Tablecloths by Le Cluny

You thought it was impossible to find a 90″ round coated tablecloth? Think again! The ever popular brand Le Cluny uses their French made coated cotton fabric, and by sewing two panels together are able to make oversize tablecloths. The seem is inconspicuous and the result is a tablecloth big enough to cover and protect most round or square tables.

90" Round Versailles Blue Cotton Coated Provence Tablecloth by Le Cluny

90″ Round Versailles Blue Cotton Coated Provence Tablecloth by Le Cluny

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We have stocked up on lots of new beautiful French kitchen towels!

We just added a dozen new styles from the ever popular French manufacturer Coucke (pronounced “cook”). The Coucke towels are soft, absorbent, beautiful and affordable. The designs cover many subject matters, from farm animals to fruits and vegetables, from Parisian bistros to wines and cheeses.

We also have an extensive selection of Beauvillé towels, made in France with beautiful crisp designs printed on linen blend fabric. For the budget minded, we also started carrying a line of Parisian style towels with a bistro check pattern.

Click any of the photos below to view more information on I Dream of France.

For a limited time, we are offering a 15% discount on all towels, from any brand!* Enter coupon code TOWELS14 in the shopping cart.

As always, ground shipping is free for orders of $75 or more within the contiguous United States! No coupon code required. For faster shipping, or for destinations outside the USA and Canada, please inquire for shipping charges at 1-888-96-FRANCE or bonjour@idreamoffrance.com.

Hot Peppers or Piments by Coucke

Hot Peppers or Piments by Coucke

Roma Tomatoes by Coucke

Roma Tomatoes by Coucke

Le Cochon (the pig) by Coucke

                         Le Cochon (the pig) by Coucke

Paris Bistro Dish Towels Available in Four Colors

                        Paris Bistro Dish Towels Available in Four Colors
* Coupon valid until the end of Monday February 17th 2014. Limited to products in stock at the time of order.

We are so excited about this colorful new collection from France and thrilled to share pictures with you! These table and home items are fun, easy additions for your home, and make charming gifts as well. Click any of the photos to view more information on I Dream of France.

As always, ground shipping is free for orders of $75 or more! No coupon code required. For faster shipping, or for destinations outside the USA and Canada, please inquire for shipping charges at 1-888-96-FRANCE or bonjour@idreamoffrance.com.

Paris Ceramic Mug

This fun ceramic mug will let you escape to the City of Lights any time you are having coffee or tea!

Paris Ceramic Mug

 

Paris Tall Glass

This fun drinking glass is five inches tall and ready for your favorite drink.
Paris Tall Glass

 

Paris Melamine Lunch/Dessert Plate

Eight inch lunch/dessert plate is a smaller size for casual dining and made of melamine for easy care and durability.
Paris Melamine Lunch/Dessert Plate

 

Paris Ceramic Salt and Pepper Shakers Set

This adorable set is perfect for your table, and comes in a beautiful box for gift-giving. (Our tip: buy two!) Sel means salt, and poivre means pepper.

Paris Ceramic Salt and Pepper Shakers Set

Paris Coconut Fiber Doormat

Everyone who comes to your door will know your heart belongs in Paris.
Paris Coconut Fiber Doormat