Gifts for Mom

Mother’s Day is on May 11 this year in the U.S. and Canada. Below are some gift ideas. There are many more ideas on I Dream of France. Click any of the photos to view and purchase each product on our website.

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Provencal Style Cotton Fabric Tote Bags

These beautiful quilted cotton bags were inspired by the tradional “indiennes” prints and is hand block-printed. Perfect as handbags, for shopping, and for the beach. 100% cotton, eco friendly, azo-free, machine washable. 15×13″ with a 6×6″ inside pocket and a coordinated print fabric strap.

Morgan Blue Cotton Tote Bag

Morgan Blue Cotton Tote Bag

Topaz Black Large Cotton Tote Bag

Topaz Black Large Cotton Tote Bag

 

Columbian Large Cotton Tote Bag

Columbian Large Cotton Tote Bag

The same company makes beautiful scarves and tea towels as well!

Versailles Blue Cotton Coated Provence Tablecloths by Le Cluny

Olive Indiennes Dish Towel

Olive Indiennes Dish Towel

 

Eiffel Tower in the Clouds Magnet Set

Eiffel Tower in the Clouds Set of Three Magnets

Eiffel Tower in the Clouds Set of Three Magnets

Matching notebook and greeting card available as well.


Crazylibellule & the Poppies Jeanne Voyage Perfume Stick

From cult favorite Crazylibellule and the Poppies, the Jeanne Voyage solid perfume stick is scented with notes of iris of Florence, java nutmeg, and Sicilian bergamot. A fragrance created to pay tribute to Jeanne Lanvin, famous French dressmaker who founded the oldest Parisian “Haute Couture” fashion house. Always ahead of her time, she created an empire around her three passions: fashion, fragrance, decoration. Her trips around the world were her source of inspiration.
Crazy Libellule Perfume

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For more gift ideas, check out the Mother’s Day section on our website!
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Halloween is coming! Looking for some new ways to decorate a pumpkin? Here are some fresh ideas we discovered this year.

Toile Pumpkin -- Photo by Miki Duisterhof for Country Living Magazine

Toile Pumpkin -- Photo by Miki Duisterhof for Country Living Magazine

First, how about a French Country toile pumpkin? Click the photo for a link to Country Living Magazine’s article on how to decoupage an artifical pumpkin. I would make this in  black and white toile and display it with smaller pumpkins covered in black and white checks.

Monogram Thumbtack Pumpkin -- All in a Day Blog

Monogram Thumbtack Pumpkin -- All in a Day Blog

Next: a nickel-colored pumpkin with your own monogram! Click the photo to go to the All in a Day blog and see how Amy made this. I haven’t seen a pumpkin like this before, and I think it’s unique, charming, and lovely. Another stylish colorway would be a black pumpkin with brass thumbtacks.(I discovered this pumpkin via Pinterest — if you haven’t heard of this site before, check it out!)

Terra Cotta Jack O'Lanterns -- Shabby Chic Shar Blog

Terra Cotta Jack O'Lanterns -- Shabby Chic Shar Blog

A friend of mine collects terra cotta jack o’ lanterns from the flea market. She has several sizes with varying faces. The lid (or hat) of each pumpkin comes off so you can put a votive candle inside. I found this photo of a similar collection from the Shabby Chic Shar Blog.

Halloween Light-Up Pumpkin by Day

Halloween Light-Up Pumpkin by Day

Halloween Light-Up Pumpkin by Night

Halloween Light-Up Pumpkin by Night

Here is a light-up electrical pumpkin I found at a discount store. It is made of a metal frame covered with a thin layer of woven fibers, sequins, and a felt leaf and stem. Under the frame are light bulbs. The lighted effect is a pleasant anticipation of Christmas lights…only a month or so away!

Coucke Citrouille (Pumpkin) Dish Towel from I Dream of France

Coucke Citrouille (Pumpkin) Dish Towel from I Dream of France

And last but not least…a French pumpkin kitchen towel! This design is super popular in our shop, and people love the grommet in the corner for hanging. The cheerful mix of colors make this towel pretty year-round. No need to pack it up after jack o’ lantern season is over.

Hope you feel inspired to try something new this year, and Happy Halloween!

–Brett