Bonne Fête des Mères!

We just received large shipments of tablecloths and kitchen towels from France, 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 great gifts for mamans…more info on our website!

New French Gift Ideas for Moms

Fifty Hour Candle Scented with Lavender Fragrance. (Fifty Hour means it burns for 50 hours.) Click the photo to view on our website.
Fifty Hour Scented Candles - Lavender

Dog Trots Globe to Paris & Provence – Hardcover Book. In this fun read — Chula, a 9-year-old Sheltie, shares her dog’s eye view of France. Click the photo to view on our website.
Dog Trots Globe to Paris & Provence - Hardcover Book

Le Cluny Cotton Coated Provence Tablecloth – Olives Yellow – Round/Rectangular. A new design from top-selling Le Cluny French Country Collection, this coated tablecloth will transport your table to Provence. Click the photo to view on our website.

Le Cluny Cotton Coated Provence Tablecloth Olives Yellow Round Rectangular

Beauville Ice Cream French Hand-Printed Tea Towel. Attention Dads: this is a perfect item for the kids to present to Mom! Click the photo to view on our website.
Beauville Ice Cream French Tea Towel

Victorian Gold Tone Bejeweled Charm Necklace. Click the photo to view on our website.
Victorian Gold Tone Charm Necklace

Handmade Glass and Metal Tray Decorated with Yellow Flowers. Click the photo to view on our website.

Handmade Large Glass Tray - Yellow Flowers

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French Gifts for Your Valentine!

Visitez I Dream of France to order beautiful and useful gifts for others, or treats for yourself (we won’t tell). As always, orders of $75 or more ship free! No coupon code required. (Alaska and Hawaii pay $10 extra.) Also, we now ship to Canada!

Faience Jewelry from Brittany

From HB Henriot Quimper Faience, maker of popular collector tableware patterns such as Tradition and Fleuri Royale, this line of handmade jewelry featuring hearts, crosses, and original designs is hard to find in the United States, but we have it! Every piece comes with a gift box and a certificate of authenticity.

Quimper Faience Jewelry

Gifts for Foodies

We are so pleased to announce the debut of our French Foods line! We offer fruit candies from Provence, salted caramels from Brittany, and the perennially popular Herbes de Provence!
Our hand-painted Provençal spice mills (herb, salt, or pepper) are a topselling gift year-round, and now we have a new design with a heart for Valentine’s Day!

L'Ami Provencal Raspberry Old Fashioned Candy Le Petit Saunier Fleur de Sel CaramelsHerb Mill with Herbs, Salt or Pepper - Heart
 

Gifts for Hostesses

Cupcake or macaron? We vote for French macarons! Cast your vote with a terry kitchen towel from Coucke.

Coucke Terry Square Towel - Macarons

The three-bar box set of Gingembre (ginger and spices) scented soaps from Roger & Gallet Paris is so beautiful, you don’t need to wrap it!

Roger & Gallet Blue Ginger 3 Bar Box of Soap

Gifts for Nesters

Get cozy with a French flair! How about a Paris throw pillow, or fabulous reversible coated placemats?

Paris Postcard Pink Roses Ruffled Throw Pillow

Le Cluny Coated Reversible Placemat Lisa Red

–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

We now offer round plates, lug bowls, mugs, and spoonrests in HB Henriot Quimper’s top-selling faience patterns in America: Henriot and Fleuri Royal.

Henriot features a man or a woman on each piece wearing traditional clothing of Brittany.

Henriot pattern

Henriot pattern

Fleuri Royal is a floral pattern made unique by individual artists. Each piece is slightly different since the artist decorates and paints it according to his or her inspiration. The only required similarity between pieces is the floral garland on the outer edge.

Fleuri Royal pattern

Fleuri Royal pattern

Valentine’s day is coming up, and we have the perfect selection of unique and affordable presents for that special person. Check out our selection of Faience Jewelry, handmade and handpainted in Brittany (lots of heart-shaped pendants to choose from!) We also have French perfume, high-quality soaps and lotions from Marseille, kitchen aprons and tea-towels, Limoges porcelain, beautiful Provence mugs, scented candles and much more. Prices start at under $20, so we truly have something for any budget.

French Gifts from Brittany, Limoges, and Provence

French Gifts from Brittany, Limoges, and Provence

Attention fans of Quimper Faience jewelry: all of our new stock is available online! We have lots of new colors and styles, so check them out. Don’t forget, Valentine’s Day is around the corner…

Next week we’ll be updating the home page of I Dream of France to include new shots of product groupings. I don’t know which, if any, of the folowing photos will make it onto the site, but I enjoyed taking them and wanted to share.

Quimper Faience Heart and Cross Necklaces

Quimper Faience Heart and Cross Necklaces, Bougies la Francaise candle

Antheor Carcassonne tableware, Berlingot dress, Compagnie de Provence and Provence Sante soaps, Garnier-Thiebaut towel, and Sud and Co plate

Antheor Carcassonne tableware, Berlingot dress, Compagnie de Provence lotion, Provence Sante soap, Garnier-Thiebaut towel, and Sud and Co plate

Quimper Faience jewelry, Bougies la Francaise candle, Deshoulieres plates

Quimper Faience jewelry, Bougies la Francaise candle, Deshoulieres plates

We just received a new shipment of jewelry from HB Henriot Faiencerie in Quimper, France. Two styles that sold out during the December holidays are now back in stock, and we have several new styles that we are working hard to post online for you to see.

Click the photos to see the necklaces on I Dream of France:

Quimper Faience Marlène Aubergine Necklace

Quimper Faience Marlène Aubergine Necklace

Quimper Faience Raspberry Heart Necklace

Quimper Faience Raspberry Heart Necklace