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!

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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!

We are amazed every time we receive new Beauvillé tea towels at how beautiful they are. The colors, the artwork, and the quality of the printing are just so splendidly over the top for something so utilitarian as a kitchen towel! Located in Alsace, France, Beauvillé block prints their designs by hand on linen-blend toweling. Opening a new box from Beauvillé feels like Christmas morning. Speaking of which, we received several beautiful Christmas-themed towels in this shipment. Here are some of their designs. Click any of the photos to view them on I Dream of France and read more information about them.

Beauville Chat Pitre Tea Towel

Beauville Chat Pitre Tea Towel

Beauville Bandol Wine Tea Towel

Beauville Bandol Wine Tea Towel

Beauville St-Paul Provence Tea Towel

Beauville St-Paul Provence Tea Towel

Beauville Orchids Tea Towel - Black

Beauville Orchids Tea Towel - Black

Beauville Paris Retro Tea Towel

Beauville Paris Retro Tea Towel

Beauville Paris Magic Blue Tea Towel

Beauville Paris Magic Blue Tea Towel

Beauvillé Pain d'Epices Christmas Tea Towel

Beauvillé Pain d'Epices Christmas Tea Towel

— Brett and Jean-Michel

James McKinnon wrote a great little piece about us in Examiner.com

In the heart of Old Town Tustin you will find a quaint shopping and dining district. While the area still has some maturing to do before it becomes comparable to Orange Circle, you will find a gem at 150 E. Main Street. At this location you will discover a wonderful boutique, I Dream of France! This charming store provides customers with unique French gifts and items that will transport anyone to the French countryside and Paris.

I Dream of France - Tustin, CA

A few years ago, Jean-Michel Carlouet and his wife Brett opened up this store in order to cater to individuals wishing to buy authentic French products. Monsieur Carlouet comments that his store has a focus on products from Provence, a region in the Southeast of France, due to the similarities in climate between that area and southern California. Some of the store’s most popular items include authentic Provençal table cloths made of cotton but feature a plastic covering that greatly facilitate cleanup. Monsieur Carlouet remarks that this item proves especially popular in France. His shop also offers soaps made in Marseilles and Provence that come in a variety of fragrances such as lavender and orange. Marseilles soap is of exceptional quality and many French people prefer it to other kinds of soap. This store also has an inventory of dinnerware, cutlery, and other fine goods which will interest all who visit there.

When you visit this boutique, you will find that I Dream of France has something that will appeal to anyone trying to bring home a bit of France with them. During your visit to Orange County, you should make a trip to this marvelous boutique in Old Town Tustin. You will feel as though you have taken a journey to France. Nowhere else outside of France will you find such an array of French products and in such a beautiful setting. Be sure to wish Jean-Michel Carlouet a friendly “Bonjour” as you enter the store, it’s French courtesy

Thanks James!

Happy Memorial Day!

We’ve been unpacking new shipments all month, and are putting new items online every day! Visitez I Dream of France online or in our Tustin (Orange County), California, boutique and see what’s new.

We have new lower shipping rates. 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 what’s new…more info on our website!

New French Kitchenware

Provence Handpainted Ceramic Stackable Pots. As a decorative piece, this is a showstopper — and it’s practical storage as well. We’ve been using these pots to style dining rooms for local home tours, and everyone’s eyes go straight to them.

Provence Handpainted Ceramic Stackable Pots with Olives Decor

Provencal Scenery Art Tile Trivet. Another stunning piece for kitchen or dining room, our art tile trivet makes a splendid gift (if you can bear to part with it!).

Provencal Scenery Art Tile Trivet - Terrace View

Couleur Nature Olive Tree Towel. We have added several new kitchen towel designs from Couleur Nature, all block-printed by hand and Provençal in style.

Couleur Nature Olive Tree Yellow Towel

New French Table Linens

Provencale Sunflower Green Cotton Tablecloth. Available in round or rectangular sizes.The printing on both the round and rectangular is what is referred to as “placé”, or centered in the middle of the cloth.

Provencale Sunflower Green Cotton Tablecloth

New French Decorative Hardware

Paris Antique Style Dressing Room Hook. Perfect grace note to add to your powder room.

Paris Antique Style Dressing Room Hook

New French Baby Accessories

The latest fashion accessory for babies: pewter pacifier keepers featuring a French fleur de lys! We also have rose and giraffe motifs available. These are made in the USA by a company in New Orleans. Too cute to pass up!

Baby Pacifier Holder with Fleur de Lys

New Sale Items

Summer is around the corner. Do you know a little girl who could use a new dress? Here’s a good buy: Alphabet Safari Girl’s Sun Dress, 33% off.

Alphabet Safari Girl's Sun Dress

I Dream of France Logo

Bonnes Fêtes des Mères!

We just received two large shipments from Provence, 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 what’s new…more info on our website!

Pssst…I Dream of France will be an official sponsor of the Newport Beach Film Festival French Spotlight on Tuesday, May 3rd. If you will be attending, look for our French candy in your goodie bag!

New French Kitchenware

Coucke Mers & Oceans Dish Towel Soft cotton jacquard in red, grey, and blue with a marine compass.

Coucke Mers et Oceans Jacquard Towel

 

Provencal Painted Wood Hook Rack Organize towels or anything you need close by. Available in four designs.

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Garlic Grinding Plate with Lavender Bouquet & Cicada  Back in stock are the ceramic garlic plates. Use the ceramic teeth to grind garlic or just set on the table as a decorative piece!

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Provencal Oil & Vinegar Ceramic Bottle Set – Olives Red This beautifully handpainted set of ceramic oil & vinegar bottles will look gorgeous in your kitchen or on your dinner table.

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Provence Waffle-Weave Kitchen Towels Gift Set Yellow/Blue We have added three sets of embroidered waffle-weave kitchen towels. Choose among yellow/blue, red/white, and brown/green.

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Fresh Jewelry

Seahorse Gold Tone Necklace with Cream Charms Add sparkle and shine to your ensemble with our matte goldtone necklace with clear, opaline, and pearlescent beads, as well as multiple charms.

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New Sale Items

You can please your gift recipient and watch the bottom line at the same time. Here’s a good buy: Coucke “Cigale” Damask Tablecloths, 20% off.

Coucke Damask Tablecloths - Cigale

–Brett

People often ask us, “Do you actually use the things you sell at I Dream of France in your own home?” The answer is OUI! Here are all the things we use at home regularly:

Sunflower Yellow French Coated Tablecloth, from I Dream of France

Sunflower Yellow French Coated Tablecloth, from I Dream of France

On our breakfast table, we use a round coated Sunflower French Country tablecloth in the Yellow colorway. We painted our chairs yellow, green, blue, and red to make an even more colorful statement. (OK, not all the chairs have been painted yet, but that’s another story.)

Sunflowers on Black Accent Rug from I Dream of France

Sunflowers on Black Accent Rug from I Dream of France

We have more kitchen sunflowers in the form of this looped-pile accent rug in front of the sink.

Beauville Ocean Blue Tea Towel from I Dream of France

Beauville Ocean Blue Tea Towel from I Dream of France

Garnier-Thiebaut Aubergines (Eggplants) Tea Towel from I Dream of France

Garnier-Thiebaut Aubergines (Eggplants) Tea Towel from I Dream of France from I Dream of France

A busy kitchen needs many towels! We have several from Beauvillé and Garnier-Thiebaut.

Fleur de Lys Metal Double Hook 7" - White - from I Dream of France

Fleur de Lys Metal Double Hook 7″ – White – from I Dream of France

In our dressing area, a pair of Fleur de Lys double hooks (one on each side of a wall mirror) as valet hooks make the morning rush much easier! No more balancing hangers on the door mouldings.

Quimper Faience Jardin D'ete Christmas Ornament

When we were married, we received many pieces of HB Henriot Quimper Faience in the Jardin d’Ete pattern, including a Christmas ornament.

This is just part one…we will update with more next time!

–Brett