Coucke French kitchen towels are one of our most popular lines. Customers seem unable to order only one…With such a variety of motifs, graphics, and colors, it’s no wonder!

We are thrilled to introduce brand-new designs. We have new jacquard and terry towels, as well as new styles that are printed and honeycomb-weave designs.
(Click the picture to view the towel selection on our website.)

 

Coucke french kitchen towels

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We have stocked up on lots of new beautiful French kitchen towels!

We just added a dozen new styles from the ever popular French manufacturer Coucke (pronounced “cook”). The Coucke towels are soft, absorbent, beautiful and affordable. The designs cover many subject matters, from farm animals to fruits and vegetables, from Parisian bistros to wines and cheeses.

We also have an extensive selection of Beauvillé towels, made in France with beautiful crisp designs printed on linen blend fabric. For the budget minded, we also started carrying a line of Parisian style towels with a bistro check pattern.

Click any of the photos below to view more information on I Dream of France.

For a limited time, we are offering a 15% discount on all towels, from any brand!* Enter coupon code TOWELS14 in the shopping cart.

As always, ground shipping is free for orders of $75 or more within the contiguous United States! 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.

Hot Peppers or Piments by Coucke

Hot Peppers or Piments by Coucke

Roma Tomatoes by Coucke

Roma Tomatoes by Coucke

Le Cochon (the pig) by Coucke

                         Le Cochon (the pig) by Coucke

Paris Bistro Dish Towels Available in Four Colors

                        Paris Bistro Dish Towels Available in Four Colors
* Coupon valid until the end of Monday February 17th 2014. Limited to products in stock at the time of order.

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

We just received a new shipment of French tea towels and terry towels from Coucke, based in Northeastern France. We got some new patterns, and some fresh stock in popular styles that had sold out over the summer in our store.

Fall is just around the corner, which means Halloween will be here before we know it. Hard to believe, but it seems to come faster every year, doesn’t it? Here’s a Citrouille (Pumpkin) towel to honor the change in seasons!

Coucke Citrouille (Pumpkin) Dish Towel

Coucke Citrouille (Pumpkin) Dish Towel

We also  have a new pattern, Les Cèpes (boletus mushrooms).

Coucke Les Cepes Dish Towel

Coucke Les Cepes Dish Towel

And another, Les Lapins (rabbits).  The terry square version of this is so popular that we have added this jacquard version as well.

Coucke Les Lapins Dish Towel

Coucke Les Lapins Dish Towel

–Brett

All of a sudden, we hear people talking about macarons everywhere! Three different shelter magazines mentioned macarons in their September issues. Veranda and Elle Decor announced the opening of a Ladurée patisserie in New York City. Ladurée is a a Paris institution dating from 1862, famously making macarons and other pastries for many years. They are credited with inventing the macaron. Even their pastel boxes and shopping bags are collected by fans.

Laduree Macarons

Laduree Macarons

Better Homes and Gardens magazine lists websites where you can order macarons made by other companies in the United States.

But what is a macaron? It is a sweet confection made of two soft meringue-like cakes sandwiching a frosting filling. Macarons are made in many different flavors, such as strawberry, chocolate, caramel, and pistachio. They are slightly chewy but very light in texture A macaron is nothing like the coconut cookies called “macaroons,” but is like a distant Continental cousin to the American whoopie pie.

Laduree Strawberry Macarons Stacked

Laduree Strawberry Macarons Stacked

On the other hand…Jean-Michel and other residents of the Poitou region (about three hours southwest of Paris) claim to have the real macaron. Recipes dating to the 16th-century Medicis family describe a macaron as a one-piece confection made with ground almonds, sugar, eggs, and salt. If you visit Poitiers, be ready to try the “real” macarons!

Although we sell candies and cookies at I Dream of France, we do not currently offer macarons. We do, however, have beautiful kitchen towels decorated with macarons. Click any of the photos below to view them on our website.

Coucke Terry Square Kitchen Towel - Macarons

Coucke Terry Square Kitchen Towel - Macarons

Coucke Macarons Jacquard Dish Towel

Coucke Macarons Jacquard Dish Towel

Sweet Dreams!

–Brett

New Kitchen Towels from Beauvillé

Our new St. Paul design is Provence on a towel! It has all the elements of Provençal life: olives, lavender flowers and sachets, savon de Marseille, cicadas, olive oil and more. Beauvillé towels are printed on a linen-cotton blend for beauty and durability.

Beauville St Paul Provence Tea Towel

New Table Linens and Towels from Couleur Nature

We just got in fresh stock of beautiful hand-blockprinted linens from Couleur Nature — round and rectangular tablecloths, napkins, runners, and kitchen towels.

Below are photos of the Fig and Lemon Tree designs.

Couleur Nature Fig Linens

Couleur Nature Lemon Tree Tablecloth

Spring is Around the Corner (Really)…

…and it’s not too early to think about outdoor table settings. Many of our popular coated tablecloth patterns are also available with umbrella holes and as coated chair pads to set a beautiful table outdoors. These options take up to 8 weeks to deliver, so if you are considering a new look for Easter, Passover, Memorial Day, or graduation time, take a look at our Provençal designs.

Below are photos of the Sunflower Red tablecloth and Lisa Blue French style chair pad, both from Le Cluny French Country Collection.

Le Cluny Sunflower Red Tablecloth with Umbrella Hole

Le Cluny French Chair Pad in Lisa Blue

Taste of Orange County Blog Review

And now to toot our own horn a bit…the Food Blogger from Orange Coast Magazine, Priscilla Mayfield, visited our Tustin boutique last week and gave us this lovely write-up. Check it out!

I Dream of France in Tustin, and also everywhere else

Placemat Display at I Dream of France by Emet Martinez

Placemat Display at I Dream of France by Emet Martinez

–Brett