Toile de jouy table linens are some of our bestsellers, but did you know the history of toile? According to Wikipedia, toile became an English word in the year 1561. In French, “toile” is a much older word meaning fabric. The famous toile de jouy style of fabric, depicting country scenes in one color on a white or off-white background, was created during the 18th century and is attributed to the town of Jouy-en-Josas (hence the name) near Versailles and just southwest of Paris. Toile decorating fabric has been in fashion ever since — a classic that never goes out of style!

Here are some toile de jouy table linens available for sale from I Dream of France!

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Le Cluny French Country Collection

Le Cluny French Country Collection

Le Cluny has been importing and selling fine Provencal table linens for nearly twenty years. Located in North Carolina and French owned, Le Cluny imports French fabrics by the bolt and does the cutting and sewing on the premises, allowing them to be more flexible and competitive, and to control the quality of the finished product. Like other French manufacturers, most of their tablecloths are available with an acrylic coating for easy care.

We are very proud to offer their French Country Collection tablecloths, placemats and eyeglass cases, as well as their “toile de Jouy” design tablecloths. We are in the process of entering their products so make sure you keep visiting I Dream of France; you won’t be disappointed!