One of our most popular brands is Coucke. Based in Northeastern France, Coucke has made fine kitchen and table linens since 1931, specializing in tea towels. Their patterns represent the products, richness, and art de vivre of France with new designs for every season, made in factories in France, Portugal, and Turkey.

Click any of the pictures below to view more information and purchase on I Dream of France.

New! Coucke Terry Square Towel – Vin Blanc (White Wine)

Coucke Terry Square Towel - Coquelicots (Poppies)

New! Coucke Vin Blanc (White Wine) French Dish Towel

Coucke Coquelicots (Poppies) French Dish Towel - Striped Design

New! Coucke Vin Rouge (Red Wine) French Dish Towel

Coucke Terry Square Towel - Delices

Customer Favorite! Coucke Terry Square Towel – Lavande Blue

Coucke Fromages de Brebis French Dish Towel - Striped Design

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One of our most popular brands is Coucke Towels. Based in Northeastern France, Coucke has made fine kitchen and table linens since 1931, specializing in tea towels. Their patterns represent the products, richness, and art de vivre of France in constantly renewed designs, made in factories in France, Portugal, and Turkey. Decorative and functional, Coucke products will brighten up your kitchen every day. Their tea towels (featured in Elle Decor magazine) will care for your dishes and turn your kitchen into a place where it’s good to spend time and entertain friends.

Click any of the pictures below to view more information and purchase on I Dream of France.

Coucke Terry Square Towel – Coquelicots (Poppies)

Coucke Terry Square Towel - Coquelicots (Poppies)

Coucke Coquelicots (Poppies) French Dish Towel – Big Design

Coucke Coquelicots (Poppies) French Dish Towel - Big Design

Coucke Coquelicots (Poppies) French Dish Towel – Striped Design

Coucke Coquelicots (Poppies) French Dish Towel - Striped Design

Coucke Terry Square Towel – Delices – Cupcake, Marshmallow Bear, Macarons

Coucke Terry Square Towel - Delices

Coucke Fromages de Brebis (Sheep’s Milk Cheese) French Dish Towel – Striped Design

Coucke Fromages de Brebis French Dish Towel - Striped Design

You still have time to order gifts for Mother’s Day, which is this coming Sunday in the U.S. and Canada. Most lightweight orders (such as table linens and kitchen towels) placed by Wednesday morning will be shipped by Priority Mail and arrive in time. For heavier orders (such as glassware), or if you have any questions or concerns, please call us at (888) 96-FRANCE or (714) 730-2182. You can also email us at: bonjour@idreamoffrance.com

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As our long-time customers know, we moved last summer to a larger location in Tustin Ranch, near Irvine, California. Below are photos of our new place, now that we’ve been settled in and humming along for a while. Click here to view our location on a map. We are near the 5 and 55 freeways and the 261 toll road, between the Tustin Marketplace and The District at Tustin Legacy shopping centers.

We are open to the public Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Occasionally we have special sale days on Saturdays as well. (Join our email list to find out when.) Please come visit and shop with us anytime!

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French Kitchen Towels, Fishnet Market Bags, and Tapestry Pillow Covers

French Kitchen Towels, Fishnet Market Bags, and Tapestry Pillow Covers

French Gourmet Food and Candy

French Gourmet Food and Candy

French Country and Provencal Placemats

French Country and Provencal Placemats

French Scented Soaps

French Scented Soaps

Coucke Terry Towels Close-Up

Coucke Terry Towels Close-Up

This season we are stocking a new line of kitchen towels that are made in France by Torchons et Bouchons. Torchons et Bouchons literally means “towels and corks” as the company’s first product line depicted vintage French wine labels. Their towels are 100% cotton, machine washable, and printed with food-safe dyes.

We also received new towels from customer favorites Beauvillé and Coucke. (Is it too early to think about Christmas? Because our shipment included beautiful Christmas towels from Beauvillé…)

Click any of the photos below 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.

Eiffel Tower in Cake Dome Tea Towel by Torchons et Bouchons

Torchons et Bouchons Cake Dome Tea Towel

Macarons Eiffel Tower Tea Towel by Torchons et Bouchons

Macarons Eiffel Tower Tea Towel by Torchons et Bouchons

Coucke Huile d’Olive French Dish Towel – Big Design

Coucke Huile d'Olive French Dish Towel - Big Design

 

Coucke Huile d’Olive French Dish Towel – Striped Design

                        Coucke Huile d'Olive French Dish Towel - Striped Design

Beauville Silhouettes French Tea Towel

Beauville Silhouettes French Tea Towel

Beauville Millesime French Tea Towel

Beauville Millesime French Tea Towel

 

–Ashley

AkzoNobel’s Aesthetic Center has just published its Colour Futures 2011 guide. The dominant trend they predict is Appreciation, a refreshing concept, non? As they say, “This concept is packed with what we hold most dear and truthful — a home base that is simple and informal and rooted in the here and now.” The color they suggest to represent this trend is what they call Lime Twist, shown as the lower wall color in the photo below.

Lime Twist courtesy of colourfutures.com

Lime Twist courtesy of colourfutures.com

One might also call this spring green, lemongrass, or a mellow chartreuse. In my opinion it is warmer than pistachio. It’s not exactly wasabi, either, but if you want to call it that, I won’t argue.

I happen to love this color and think it mixes harmoniously with many other colors, such as the grey as shown in the photo. I would also put it with many shades of blue and brown, and think it would really shine with hot shades of pink or orange. Lavender would be a soothing mate.

Here are some products from I Dream of France that feature Lime Twist:

La Lavande Tilleul Soap at I Dream of France

La Lavande Tilleul Soap at I Dream of France

Bougies la Francaise Candlesticks from I Dream of France

Bougies la Francaise Candlesticks from I Dream of France

Beauville Orchids Linen Tea Towel from I Dream of France

Beauville Orchids Linen Tea Towel from I Dream of France

Merci to the fabulous Ellen Kennon who wrote about this report on Twitter and her blog!

— Brett

The retail business tradition is to order new merchandise in January-February, but we decided to buck tradition by ordering early. After all, we live in Southern California, where it’s spring year-round, and having an online store blurs the line of seasonality a bit as well. Here’s a sampler of new designs…

Beauville Literary Rooster, block printed on cotton and linen

Beauville Literary Rooster, block printed on cotton and linen

Beauville Red Poppies, block printed on cotton and linen

Beauville Red Poppies, block printed on cotton and linen

Garnier Thiebaut Aubergines (Eggplants), jacquard woven cotton

Garnier Thiebaut Aubergines (Eggplants), jacquard woven cotton

Garnier Thiebaut Figues (Figs), jacquard woven cotton

Garnier Thiebaut Figues (Figs), jacquard woven cotton