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Bonnes Fêtes des Mères!

We just received two large shipments from Provence, 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 what’s new…more info on our website!

Pssst…I Dream of France will be an official sponsor of the Newport Beach Film Festival French Spotlight on Tuesday, May 3rd. If you will be attending, look for our French candy in your goodie bag!

New French Kitchenware

Coucke Mers & Oceans Dish Towel Soft cotton jacquard in red, grey, and blue with a marine compass.

Coucke Mers et Oceans Jacquard Towel

 

Provencal Painted Wood Hook Rack Organize towels or anything you need close by. Available in four designs.

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Garlic Grinding Plate with Lavender Bouquet & Cicada  Back in stock are the ceramic garlic plates. Use the ceramic teeth to grind garlic or just set on the table as a decorative piece!

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Provencal Oil & Vinegar Ceramic Bottle Set – Olives Red This beautifully handpainted set of ceramic oil & vinegar bottles will look gorgeous in your kitchen or on your dinner table.

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Provence Waffle-Weave Kitchen Towels Gift Set Yellow/Blue We have added three sets of embroidered waffle-weave kitchen towels. Choose among yellow/blue, red/white, and brown/green.

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Fresh Jewelry

Seahorse Gold Tone Necklace with Cream Charms Add sparkle and shine to your ensemble with our matte goldtone necklace with clear, opaline, and pearlescent beads, as well as multiple charms.

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New Sale Items

You can please your gift recipient and watch the bottom line at the same time. Here’s a good buy: Coucke “Cigale” Damask Tablecloths, 20% off.

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–Brett

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Sud and Co Corsica

Sud and Co Corsica

Here is a new episode in the “Sud and Co” saga! For those who do not follow the brand, the pottery from the small Provençal town of Cassis and recently sold in the USA under the name “Sud and Co” suddenly became unavailable last year, then again available early this year. Well, only three months after bringing the good news, here we are, announcing that, unfortunately, the beautiful pottery is again unavailable.

Accurate information is hard to obtain, but this is what we understand. A group of artists in Cassis have been making  pottery for some time independently. They are selling their products mostly locally. At several occasions, somebody started representing the products outside Provence under a single name, i.e., Sud and Co.

Lately, they have been part of a local “craft village” which, due to low sales, is closing. Even though the pottery part of the craft village was very successful, they cannot keep doing business under the current arrangement and have to stop selling. It looks like some of the artists want to open a traditional standalone business under which they can sell their craft.

We are, of course, going to stay in touch and will keep you posted as soon as we hear something new. The best way to keep in touch is to subscribe to our mailing list.

Any question about Sud and Co or anything else, please do not hesitate to call or email us.

Sud & Co Provence Pottery

Sud & Co Provence Pottery

We have some great news to start this new year… The wonderful Sud & Co Provence pottery from the small French town of Cassis is available again!
We will be adding new products to our website over the coming days and weeks. Most of the items that used to be available will become available again.
Please contact us if you would like to inquire about a specific piece, and check our website regularly for updates.

Our Sud & Co Corsica pottery is almost sold out. We only have two large round platters left of the Corsica pattern. If you are a collector of  Sud and Co Corsica, these pieces are for you! They are gigantic, measuring 19.5″ in diameter. One platter has a few minor blemishes on the underside that cannot be seen during normal usage, and is marked down accordingly. The other platter is perfect. Visit I Dream of France for more information.

One the two giant Sud & Co Corsica platters we have left

One the two giant Sud & Co Corsica platters we have left

Sud and Co Arabesque Collection

Sud and Co Arabesque Collection

Sud and Co Pirate Bowl

Sud and Co Pirate Bowl

Sud and Co is a small company from the Provence region of France. They have been making very traditional handpainted pottery that literally started a worldwide following. We have been asked about that brand more than any other. Unfortunately, Sud and Co has ceased operation. We are not exactly sure what happened but at the present time, Sud and Co has stopped selling their pottery. We have a few pieces left — if you haven’t seen their products before, we invite you to look at our website. If you have been thinking about purchasing some of their pottery, now is the time!

We were watching the latest episode of Pitchmen on TV the other night. For those who haven’t seen the Discovery Channel show, it goes behind the scenes of the making of the infomercials hosted by Billy Mays and Anthony Sullivan. One of the items presented was a ceramic plate with little “teeth” used to grind a variety of foods such as garlic or cheese. Hmm interesting, it looks very similar to the Grinding Plate we have been selling. Turns out that the item sold on the infomercial is, by their own admission, a loose copy of the very one we are offering! Well, why go for the copy, most likely made in China, when you can get the real thing, made by hand in France? Oh, and you don’t have to “order in the next ten minutes,” you can shop our website any time you like!

The original Grinding Plate, made by hand in France!

The original Grinding Plate, made by hand in France!

Check out our new Kitchen product category! Browse coated aprons, ceramic pieces, and kitchen towels. All of these items are made in France.

Cigale Garlic Grinding Plate

Cigale Garlic Grinding Plate

Quimper Faience Henriot Spoonrest

Quimper Faience Henriot Spoonrest

Garnier-Thiebaut Paris Tea Towel

Garnier-Thiebaut Paris Tea Towel

Sylvie Jourdan Cream Poppies Coated Apron

Sylvie Jourdan Cream Poppies Coated Apron