Le Cluny is one of our topselling lines, and for good reason. These linens are printed and woven in traditional Provençal designs in a fabulous array of colors. Some customers have redecorated their dining room or kitchen with a total look by ordering new tablecloths, napkins, chair pads, and extra yardage for curtains. (Call us at 1-888-96-FRANCE for information about ordering fabric by the yard.)

This week we received a large shipment of new Le Cluny linens. Click any of the photos below to view more information on I Dream of France. To make it even easier to order, we are revamping this part of our website to better show all of the products available for each pattern style. Please bear with us as we work on moving things around.

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.
Lavender Red Cotton Coated Provençal Tablecloths

Back in stock, the ever popular Lavender Red pattern!
Lavender Red Cotton Coated Provençal Tablecloths

 

Petite Fleur Green Cotton Coated French Tablecloths

New! Available in round, square and rectangular sizes.
Petite Fleur Green Cotton Coated French Tablecloths
Le Cluny Jacquard Tablecloths – Lea Blue
New! Available in square and rectangular sizes with Teflon coating.
Le Cluny Jacquard Tablecloths - Lea Blue

 

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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.

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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

Bonne Fête des Mères!

We just received large shipments of tablecloths and kitchen towels from France, and are putting new items online every day!  These are all-new items that we haven’t had in stock before. Visitez I Dream of France and take a look at our selection to find just the thing for mom (or yourself).

As always, orders of $75 or more ship free! No coupon code required for the shipping special. (Alaska and Hawaii pay $10 extra.) Also, we now ship to Canada!

Below are some examples of great gifts for mamans…more info on our website!

New French Gift Ideas for Moms

Fifty Hour Candle Scented with Lavender Fragrance. (Fifty Hour means it burns for 50 hours.) Click the photo to view on our website.
Fifty Hour Scented Candles - Lavender

Dog Trots Globe to Paris & Provence – Hardcover Book. In this fun read — Chula, a 9-year-old Sheltie, shares her dog’s eye view of France. Click the photo to view on our website.
Dog Trots Globe to Paris & Provence - Hardcover Book

Le Cluny Cotton Coated Provence Tablecloth – Olives Yellow – Round/Rectangular. A new design from top-selling Le Cluny French Country Collection, this coated tablecloth will transport your table to Provence. Click the photo to view on our website.

Le Cluny Cotton Coated Provence Tablecloth Olives Yellow Round Rectangular

Beauville Ice Cream French Hand-Printed Tea Towel. Attention Dads: this is a perfect item for the kids to present to Mom! Click the photo to view on our website.
Beauville Ice Cream French Tea Towel

Victorian Gold Tone Bejeweled Charm Necklace. Click the photo to view on our website.
Victorian Gold Tone Charm Necklace

Handmade Glass and Metal Tray Decorated with Yellow Flowers. Click the photo to view on our website.

Handmade Large Glass Tray - Yellow Flowers

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Yes, you still have time to order gifts and decor! Now through December 31, pay just $5 for USPS Priority Mail shipping. As always, orders of $75 or more ship free! No coupon code required.

Exceptions: Glassware from La Rochere, dinner plates and bowls (Antheor, Le Cadeaux, and 222 Fifth), and other bulky or oversized items. Sometimes orders containing these items are too heavy for Priority Mail. If you are unsure whether your order qualifies for Priority shipping, please call us at (888) 96-FRANCE. Our intention is to help you get your items as quickly as possible. If we can do it, we will!

Holiday Hours ’til Christmas

Tuesdays through Fridays: 9AM – 5PM
Saturday 12/17: 10AM – 5PM
Monday 12/19: 11AM – 3PM
Saturday 12/24: 10AM – 3PM
Online: Anytime

Click any of the photos below to view more information about these gift ideas on IDreamofFrance.com!

Quimper Faience Jewelry Marie Sevres Blue Necklace

This three-piece pendant is painted in rich cobalt blue and ivory pearl. The color is called “Sevres Blue” after the Sevres River that runs through the city of Quimper. The design is called “Marie” for the artist who designs the jewelry for HB Henriot. The pendant measures 4.5 inches long and hangs from a black silken cord. The cord has a 20-inch drop; depending on how you tie it around your neck it can be worn dramatically low or close to your neck. It arrives to you in a cushioned collector’s gift box with a certificate of authenticity.

Quimper Faience Jewelry Marie Sevres Blue Necklace

Quimper Faience Jewelry Marie Sevres Blue Necklace

Le Cluny Jacquard Tablecloths – Lemon Rust

Le Cluny table linens capture the color and spirit of Provençal living. This tablecloth is yarn-dyed and damask-woven for beauty and durability. Versatile 61″ square size fits a square or round table seating four people, or 61×98″ rectangular fits a table seating 6 to 8 people.

Le Cluny Jacquard Tablecloths - Lemon Rust

Le Cluny Jacquard Tablecloths - Lemon Rust

Roger & Gallet Lavande Royale Fresh Fragrant Water

Lavande Royale (Royal Lavender) fresh fragrant water fragrance spray from Roger & Gallet Paris transports you to the undulating lavender fields of Provence. Rediscover the emotion of a fresh aromatic scent rich in memories. Contains notes of mandarin, lavender, geranium, cedar wood, and vanilla. A happy and feminine scent.

Roger & Gallet Lavande Royale Fresh Fragrant Water 3.3 oz Spray

Roger & Gallet Lavande Royale Fresh Fragrant Water 3.3 oz Spray

Provencal Scenery Art Tile Trivet

This breathtaking trivet depicts the Mediterranean sea from the vantage point of a flagstone terrace on the Riviera. Potted red geraniums, turquoise water, and palm, eucalyptus, and cypress trees fill the landscape. The trivet is made of a ceramic art tile mounted on a sturdy yet elegant wrought iron base with scrollwork on the sides. The painting on the tile has raised edges and uses vivid, saturated colors and a shiny glaze. This piece will undoubtedly be the centerpiece of your table, or a treasured gift for someone special. Be prepared for oohs and aahs!

Provencal Scenery Art Tile Trivet - Terrace View

Provencal Scenery Art Tile Trivet - Terrace View

A bientôt!

French Gifts, $5 Shipping!

Now through December 31, take advantage of our shipping special to order charming gifts for others, or fresh decor for your own home. Pay just $5 for standard shipping. As always, orders of $75 or more ship free! No coupon code required.

Holiday Boutique Hours

Mondays 12/12, 12/19: 11AM – 3PM
Tuesdays through Fridays: 9AM – 5PM
Saturdays: 10AM – 5PM
Online: Anytime

Click any of the photos below to view more information about these gift ideas on IDreamofFrance.com!

Gifts for Foodies

Check out our selection of French-designed melamine spoon rests, cheese boards, and other pieces from Le Cadeaux!

Le Cadeaux Benidorm Cheese Board

Made in Provence, this old-fashioned French honey from L’Abeille Occitane is pure and natural.

French Provence Natural Honey

Nutmeg and Cinnamon Grater Gift Package: This superfine stainless steel grater comes packaged with nutmeg and a stick of cinnamon. Perfect for eggnog, bechamel sauce, mashed potatoes, stew, spinach, cheese, soufflé, fondue, and so on.

Nutmeg and Cinnamon Grater Gift Pack

Gifts for Hostesses

Cooked in copper cauldrons “just like our grandmothers did,” the Old-Fashioned Christmas Jam from Les Confitures a l’Ancienneis a traditional French treat made with cane sugar. This holiday treat contains chestnuts and clementines.

French Christmas Chestnut Jam

Invented in 1900, the Bougies la Francaise perforated candles or “bougies trouées” were the first candles with internal perforations. As the candle burns, the wax fills the perforations to burn later instead of running down the outside. The result is a candle that burns longer with less wax.

Bougies la Francaise Perforated Taper Candles

From Tissages Claude, the Parisiennes tea towel is a plum-colored, whirlwind trip through Paris with cupcakes, flowers, a chandelier, a bicycle, and mais oui, the Eiffel Tower!

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Gifts for Babies (and Their Parents)

French babies have been teething on Sophie the Giraffe by Vulli since 1961. Now the babies of America can too!

Sophie the French Giraffe Teething Toy

Adorable, durable Baby Cie dinnerware is a sure winner.

Baby Cie Jungle TV Tray

Gifts for Nesters

Made of Limoges porcelain from Philippe Deshoulieres, this set of six plates depict an old-fashioned French circus or cirque. Jugglers, trained horses, wild animals are all represented in beautiful colors.

Deshoulieres Le Cirque Limoges Cocktail Canape Plate Set of 6

From Pre de Provence, this 1.0 fl.oz. tube and 150g bar of soap are paired as a packaged gift set. They are available in Natural, Lavender or Verbena.

Pre de Provence Shea Butter Hand Cream and Soap Gift Set

A bientôt!

Thanksgiving is the time when everyone comes together to break bread, give thanks for life’s blessings, and kick off the holiday season. It’s the top travel holiday in America. How many will be coming to your home this year? Be prepared to set a beautiful table with a French tablecloth from I Dream of France. Whether you need a longer cloth to cover your table with its leaves in place, or a square or round cloth to fit a secondary table, we’ve got you (and your table) covered.

Make Cleanup Easier with Acrylic and Teflon

An acrylic-coated tablecloth wipes clean to welcome children at the table, yet is beautiful to please the adult eye. A teflon-coated cloth helps spills bead up before sinking into the cloth. Choose either to ease your workload on the big day. (Save your energy for shopping and football.)

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Not so Formal?

If you’re keeping things small and/or informal this year, we have plenty of runners and placemats for low-key entertaining with a French flair.

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For tips on how to set the table the way the French do, see our blog entry Setting the Table a la Francaise.

–Brett

We just received a new shipment of French tea towels and terry towels from Coucke, based in Northeastern France. We got some new patterns, and some fresh stock in popular styles that had sold out over the summer in our store.

Fall is just around the corner, which means Halloween will be here before we know it. Hard to believe, but it seems to come faster every year, doesn’t it? Here’s a Citrouille (Pumpkin) towel to honor the change in seasons!

Coucke Citrouille (Pumpkin) Dish Towel

Coucke Citrouille (Pumpkin) Dish Towel

We also  have a new pattern, Les Cèpes (boletus mushrooms).

Coucke Les Cepes Dish Towel

Coucke Les Cepes Dish Towel

And another, Les Lapins (rabbits).  The terry square version of this is so popular that we have added this jacquard version as well.

Coucke Les Lapins Dish Towel

Coucke Les Lapins Dish Towel

–Brett