New French Shea Butter Soap

We now have new scents in our top-selling La Lavande Joie de Vivre soaps: verbena (verveine) and milk (lait)! These soaps are made in France with a blend of shea butter plus sweet almond, olive & palm oils. They contain no petroleum or animal products. Click any of these photos to view on our website…


Back in Stock!

We also have new stock in perennial favorites. Our customers love these scents of lavender, carnation, coconut-pineapple, almond flower, and lemongrass. A pair of soaps bundled with ribbon is an easy gift that anyone can appreciate. Click any of these photos to view on our website…


New Address…

In case you missed it, we moved this summer. You can now come to our new office at 2660 Walnut Ave, Suite C, in Tustin. Same business park as before, just around the corner, behind Cafe America. Our phone number is the same: (714) 730-2182. Please phone ahead before coming so we can make sure to be available to you. 

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

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

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

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!

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

Poppy Red

Anne de Solene French Wash Mitt Towel in Poppy Red


White

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

La Lavande was launched in 1986 from one family’s desire to bring the finest French soaps to the United States. While teaching music in France, they were inspired by the variety and quality of scented soaps available. La Lavande provides pure vegetable hard-milled soaps following the time-honored tradition of French soap making, beneficial for all skin types, especially dry or sensitive skin. Natural and pure, these soaps contain no petroleum or animal products.

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on I Dream of France.

Curved Soaps

Available in four delicious scents, the extra mild high quality La Lavande French curved soap bar fits conveniently in the palm of your hand. This triple-milled, all-vegetable soap is enriched with sweet almond oil.

Pair one or two with a wash mitt for an easy, thoughtful gift.

French triple milled curved scented soaps

Heart Soaps in Eiffel Tower Gift Boxes

Perfect for your Valentine any time of the year, this heart shaped soap from La Lavande is available in Tea Rose, Lemongrass, French Tulip & Lavender. Sold in kraft gift box with Eiffel Tower label.Coucke Coquelicots (Poppies) French Dish Towel - Big Design

Sachets, Large and Small

These sachets come from the small town of Brette in the south of France and contain genuine dried French lavender. The sachet is made of Provencal fabric and is beautifully crafted.
French lavender sachets

Essential Oils and Diffusers

These handpainted ceramic diffusers come in four different designs. Fill with Lavender, Lemongrass, or Rose Geranium essential oils (sold separately).

French handpainted ceramic oil diffusers

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

 

Merci Beaucoup, Teachers!

The beginning of summer means the end of the school year. We thought we’d share some French gift ideas with you for the teachers in your life. Visitez I Dream of France to find more ideas.

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 gift ideas…more selection on our website and in our Tustin boutique!

French Soap

A practical item everyone needs, and suitable for a man or a woman.

Pré de Provence Shea Butter Enriched 150g Soap Lemongrass

Pré de Provence Shea Butter Enriched 150g Soap Lemongrass

 

La Lavande Jardin des Scenteurs Cello-Wrapped Soaps in Many Scents

La Lavande Jardin des Senteurs Soap 100g - New Scents

 

French Kitchen Towels

Practical, beautiful, and suitable for almost anyone! Coucke Le Pommier Jacquard Towel is a twist on “an apple for the teacher.”

Coucke Le Pommier Jacquard Towel

 

French Music

Springtime in Paris Music CD. As Shakespeare said, “If music be the food of love, play on.”

Springtime in Paris Music CD

French Tech Accessory

Show your love for the city of lights wherever you go with this beautiful Eiffel tower iPhone 4 protective case.

Eiffel tower iPhone 4 protective case

 

–Brett

The Third Annual Old Town Art Walk & Wine Tasting is happening this weekend! The events are set up all over Old Town, so come have lunch in one of the neighborhood restaurants, walk around, and make a day of it. (The Weather Channel says we’ll have sun again by then, no worries!)

Saturday, October 23, 2010
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fine art for viewing and purchase…Plein Air Contest ($2000 in prize money available)…Live music…Photo contest & exhibit…Kids Art at the Library…Bus Tours of Historic Old Town Tustin…Wine Tasting!

Stop by our new boutique where we’ll be handing out bottles of water!

I Dream of France
150 E. Main St (between El Camino Real and Prospect)
(714) 730-2182

Art for Sale at I Dream of France

We are proud to offer art year-round in our boutique. Choose from:

  • Original oil paintings of botanical still lifes and children on the beach. These works are framed and ready to hang.
  • Photographic prints of Paris monuments by French photographer Evelyn Morris.
  • CDs of music by French singer Carline (winner of the French Grammy in the 1950s).
  • Handmade faience jewelry by HB-Henriot Quimper, imported from Brittany, France.

I Dream of France Boutique - Old Town Tustin

Ready, Set, Holiday!

Here they come again…the holidays! Will you be hosting this year? Inviting new friends? Going to someone else’s home? Skipping the hubbub to enjoy a quiet time at home?

Whatever your plans (sometimes they shift last-minute, we know how it goes), we have beautiful items to help you make your holiday merry and bright. Our busy elves have been unpacking French jacquard and toile tablecloths, glassware with bees and fleur de lys, and colorful block-printed table runners and placemats.

Need a hostess gift? Try French perforated taper candles, Limoges boxes, and soaps from Provence.

If you want a BIG wow for your home, come see our selection of rejuvenated vintage furniture, repaired and repainted in French colors to add charm and light to any space.

–Brett