Happy Valentine’s Day, the French Way!

See our DIY Yarn Heart Window Display for Valentine’s Day for a decoration idea you can make yourself.

See our Pinterest board, A French Valentine, for more inspiration.

L’Amour is in the air, and we have the perfect gifts for Valentine’s Day from the country of romance!

Tree with bicycle and heart

Three Heart Shaped French Soaps in a Tin Bucket. The label says "Je t'aime Paris"

Three Heart Shaped French Soaps in a Tin Bucket. The label says “Je t’aime Paris”

Paris Bistro Cotton Oven Mitt and Pot Holder Set - Redwood

Paris Bistro Cotton Oven Mitt and Pot Holder Set – Redwood

Paris Bistro Cotton Tea Towel - Redwood

Paris Bistro Cotton Tea Towel – Redwood

Paris. Dinner. Eiffel Tower.

White Truffle Sunflower Oil 8.45oz

White Truffle Sunflower Oil 8.45oz

Champagne or Wine Tote - Vive la Belle France

Champagne or Wine Tote – Vive la Belle France

Pre de Provence Luxe Eau de Parfum Rollerball - Valensole

Pre de Provence Luxe Eau de Parfum Rollerball – Valensole

Couleur Nature Fig Red-Green Tablecloths/Runners/Napkins

Couleur Nature Fig Red-Green Tablecloths/Runners/Napkins

French Dinner table

Last but not least…table setting the French way! (Click photo to follow link to our blog article on table setting.)

New from Pré de Provence

Created using the finest natural ingredients and aromatherapy concepts, Pré de Provence products are meticulously made in Provence, France — many as they have been for centuries — from the purest vegetable oils, rich shea butter and other natural ingredients.

We now offer nine scents of Pré de Provence’s shea butter enriched soap, as well as two gift packs. Each of their soaps contains pure, natural ingredients and is uniquely quad milled. Quad milling is a special process that refines the soap four times, creating a super luxurious feel on skin. Experience a smooth, creamy lather that keeps skin moisturized with the richness of shea butter.

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.

Pré de Provence Luxe Eau de Parfum Rollerball – Valensole

Created by the extraordinary perfumers of Grasse, sunlit lavender fields surround you in a full bloom bouquet with hints of neroli, osmanthus, and cyclamen. Immerse yourself in juicy apricot and white currants blended with decadent nuances of plum, vanilla, and amber.
Pre de Provence Luxe Eau de Parfum Rollerball - Valensole

 

Pré de Provence Luxe Eau de Parfum Rollerball – Pierrevert

Verdant fields of green sparkle with glints of peppery notes enveloped by fruity mandarin and cassis. Romantic moments are captured in intoxicating roses and geranium lying in a soft bed of musk and vanilla.
Pré de Provence Luxe Eau de Parfum Rollerball - Pierrevert

 

Pré de Provence Shea Butter Enriched 150g Soap Jasmine – NEW SCENT

Pré de Provence Shea Butter Enriched 150g Soap Jasmine

 

Pré de Provence Shea Butter Enriched 150g Soap Verbena – NEW SCENT

Pré de Provence Shea Butter Enriched 150g Soap Verbena

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!

I Dream of France

Every order until Christmas will be shipped Priority mail!

Now through Christmas day, take advantage of our shipping special and get free Priority Mail service upgrade!. Pay just $5 and your order will be shipped within 24 hours via Priority Mail. As always, orders of $75 or more ship free! No coupon code required. (Alaska and Hawaii pay $10 extra.). We also have the option of Expedited Service, which will be shipped via Fedex Express Saver. Need overnight service? Give us a call at 1-888-96-FRANCE (1-888-963-7262) from 10AM to 6PM Pacific time.

Gifts for Foodies

Check out our selection of Provençal cooking aprons and kitchen towels. Our aprons are made of cotton coated with acrylic to make them stain resistant. Just wipe clean, perfect for a busy cook!

Provence Coated Apron

Beauville Kitchen Towel

Gifts for Hostesses

The Honey Soap 2-bar gift box is one of our top-selling gifts! These boxes have it all: a honeycomb pattern, a bee motif, and a calligraphic story of honey in faded letters on the box itself (the whole story's inside). Packaged in lovely decorative boxes tied with raffia, containing two bars of 3.5 ounce soap.

Apiana Honey Soap 2-bar Gift Box

Fleur de Lys bottle opener: From the French Bourbon Dynasty, the Fleur de Lys is the true mark of royalty. Now available as a bottle opener! This is an easy gift because everyone can use a bottle opener.

Fleur de Lys Bottle Opener

Gifts for Messieurs (Men)

Sommelier apron: For the French cook, wine lover or barbecue enthusiast, this sommelier apron will inspire any man to cook (or keep you company with a glass of wine)!

Sommelier Apron

Jean-Marie Farina Cologne: One of the oldest fragrance products in France, its unisex scent has been worn by men and women alike for over 200 years.

Roger & Gallet Jean-Marie Farina Perfume

Gifts for Nesters

Get cozy with a French flair! How about an all natural bath or shower gel, or an artful block-printed table runner? Table runners are a great gift because the size works for everyone. Lay it lengthwise or crosswise on a table, dresser, buffet, or secretary desk. How easy is that!

Lavender Shower or Bath Gel

Couleur Nature Table Runner

–Brett

I Dream of France was reviewed by the blog Paint Your Town Red! Paint Your Town Red is dedicated to the promotion of locally owned fashion boutiques and specialty shops, focusing on Southern California (Orange, San Diego, and Riverside counties).  The blog’s editor came to visit us one afternoon and took photos of our shop and product dispays. She especially liked our soap selection and Crazylibellule and the Poppies solid perfume sticks. Such a nice person and what a great idea for a blog! Merci, Paint Your Town Red!

I Dream of France Photographed by Paint Your Town Red

I Dream of France Photographed by Paint Your Town Red

–Brett

Mother’s Day is coming up fast on May 9! Want to honor your mother, wife, grandmother, aunt, sister, or other dear lady in your life? Stumped for gift ideas? Check out our gift guide. I Dream of France has something for every taste and every budget.

Bougies la Francaise Angel Ball Candle

Bougies la Francaise Angel Ball Candle

Tomorrow, Saturday December 5th, I Dream of France is exhibiting at a Holiday Bazaar benefiting the Beckman High School Vocal  Arts Boosters. Event is from 9-3 in the parking lot at Beckman High. Free admission and parking. We will be selling a selection from our boutique including the very popular “herbes de provence” mills and other ceramic pieces, kitchen towels, aprons, soaps, candles, and baby items (Sophie the Giraffe, Baby Cie melamine dinnerware and bibs).  

Beckman High
3588 Bryan Avenue
Irvine, CA 92602

Beckman High Holiday Bazaar in Tustin