We are only two weeks into the new year, and we can already announce new lines of products and new products for existing brands for 2010. We just came back from the Atlanta Gift Show, where we happened to see Karen Lee Ballard in person, and found two new lines of table linens.

First is Le Cluny, who cuts and sews Provençal fabric (imported from France) in North Carolina into a wide range of table linens. The majority of our new tablecloths from Le Cluny are acrylic coated.

Second is Couleur Nature, designed by Parisian designer Bruno Lamy and manufactured in India. These are fantastic block printed designs.

Couleur Nature Block Printed French Tablecloth

Couleur Nature Block Printed French Tablecloth

We will soon be carrying a new line of French soaps named La Lavande. Despite their name they offer many great scents, not just lavender, in various sizes and exciting shapes; genuine Provence soaps at great prices.

Our Laguiole knives were a big hit last year and we are adding more products, such as a cheese set, to our selection.

Our line of La Rochere glasses will receive a new pattern called “Anduze,” as well as pitchers and carafes in our bee and Fleur de Lys pattern.

La Rochere Anduze French Glass

La Rochere Anduze French Glass

We are excited to announce that all the Quimper Faience patterns will now be available this year in the US. That means a huge selection will now be offered. We will be stocking some of their products, but since it is impossible to carry everything, we will take orders for what we don’t currently have. Delivery time for these orders is between four and eight weeks.

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French Holiday Gifts

The holidays are back! Having a hard time finding gift ideas? Well, we have you covered! I Dream of France is full of unique, high-quality gifts and you are sure to find something for everybody on your list. From Limoges porcelain plate sets….to hard-to-find cult French perfume brands….to handmade Quimper Faience jewelry…to children’s toys and clothes…we have something for everybody!

We also have a dedicated Christmas category on our website for items that are themed just for the season…including kitchen towels, and our Quimper Faience ornaments, which we have in three patterns this year. Last year we sold out of our ornaments, so order early!

D-Day is a special day for France and America. We salute the bravery and strong will of those who served at Normandy. Thank you for helping to change the world.

Quimper Faience D-Day Replica Mile Marker

Quimper Faience D-Day Replica Mile Marker

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

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

Our products are now included on Google’s shopping search service. You can search for products and also make your own Shopping List (a.k.a. wish list) on Google. Here are some example searches that feature our products:

Quimper Faience

Berlingot Clothes

Antheor

Sud and Co

Having trouble  finding what you want? Try putting a phrase in quotation marks to restrict the results to include that exact phrase (“sud and co”). If you want to search only products from I Dream of France, add Dream of France to the search text box ( the easy way), or add +Dream+of+France&lnk=storesugg to the end of the search results URL (the advanced way).

We just finished placing our Spring orders, and we’re excited about the new products we’ll have for you coming in soon.

First, we’re going to have new coated tablecloths, aprons, napkins, and kitchen ceramics in LOTS of pretty Provençal colors. These pieces are all made in France and priced reasonably. Here’s a photo of a ceramic plate for grinding garlic…how cute is this?!

Cigale Garlic Grinding Plate

Cigale Garlic Grinding Plate

Second, we’re getting more pieces from HB Henriot Quimper Faience in the Traditional Henriot and Fleuri Royal patterns…plates, mugs, and more.

Last but not least, children’s clothes from Alphabet and Sophie Catalou have started coming in. Those will be going up on I Dream of France.com shortly!

Sophie Catalou Children's Clothes

Sophie Catalou Children's Clothes