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!

Entrance

Entrance

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

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We can’t keep it a secret anymore…we’re moving! We have outgrown our current space and will be moving to a larger location in the Tustin/Irvine area of Southern California this month.

New Address

I Dream of France
2600 Walnut Avenue #A
Tustin, CA 92780

Click the address to view the location in Google Maps.

Our new home has a warehouse, a boutique showroom for local customers, plenty of parking, and easy access from the 5 freeway and Jamboree Road.

We will be located near the Tustin Ranch, Tustin Meadows, Tustin Fields, Columbus Grove, Westpark, College Park, Harvard Square, and Walnut Village neighborhoods, as well as the Tustin District and Tustin/Irvine Marketplace shopping centers.

Moving/Opening Dates

Our Old Town Tustin boutique will be closed after August 9. Our new location will open September 4. Online orders will ship as usual during the transition.

Moving Sale

We will have a one-day Moving Sale at our Old Town Tustin boutique on Saturday, August 17, with special discounts for our local customers, as well as an online coupon. More details to follow.

For the Old Town Tustin Promenade Home Tour, I decorated three tables in the garden of a charming bungalow. The family who lives here is laidback, sporty, and sweet. They spend a lot of time outdoors. It was fun to bring over some French decor for a day.

Le Cluny Blue Monaco tablecloth on porch

Le Cluny Blue Monaco French Coated Tablecloth and napkins, Le Cadeaux melamine tableware, Eiffel tower napkin rings, L’Ami Provencal Raspberry Old Fashioned Candy, handpainted ceramic herb and salt mills with metal basket holder.

Bunny on Cicada Blue provencal tablecloth

Cast iron bunny sculpture, Cicada Blue Provencal tablecloth.

Eiffel tower on table with wine tote bag

Le Cluny Travel Blue jacquard tablecloth, 18-inch Eiffel Tower, jute wine tote bag, La Rochere Versailles wine glasses.

Tree with bicycle and heart

Are you going to the Villa Park Home Tour on April 28, or the Old Town Tustin Promenade on May 4? Look for I Dream of France and say Bonjour!

Villa Park Home Tour

I Dream of France will be decorating three tables at an historic home nestled in an orange grove. The home tour is on Sunday, April 28, from 12:00-5:00 p.m. Tickets are $40 in advance ($45 on the event day) and you can purchase them at The Green Pear boutique, The Flowery, or Villa Park Pharmacy in The Villa Park Shopping Center.

Tickets include two drinks of your choice at the Post Tour Party being held outside between City Hall and Rockwell’s Restaurant starting at 4:00 p.m. You can also buy food wristbands for $10 (advance purchase only).

Here is a sample house from this year’s home tour:

Villa Park Home Tour

Old Town Tustin Promenade

The Promenade is a day-long series of events. If you’ve always wanted to walk around Old Town, this is your day. We’ll be open all day, so stop by and say Bonjour! The home tour is on Saturday, May 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance ($25 on the event day) and you can purchase them at the Tustin Area Museum, Mrs. B’s Consignments, or Fred & Daffy’s Antiques & Collectibles in Tustin. Here is a sample house from a previous year’s home tour:

Old Town Tustin Promenade Home Tour

–Ashley

This is our third year of watching the Tiller Days parade go in front of our boutique in Old Town Tustin, and each year we love it a little more. It’s an old-fashioned, yet contemporary, slice of life in Southern California. The parade lasts about two hours and includes cheerleaders, dancers, and bands from the local high schools, as well as ROTC volunteers, Shriners, tractors, boy and girl scouts, local businesses and organizations, and horses. This post is picture-heavy. I wanted to capture it all!

Tustin Mayor John Nielsen

Tustin Mayor John Nielsen

Tustin High Tiller Flags

Tustin High Tiller Flags

Tractors

Tractors on Main Street

Thomas Jefferson High School Army JROTC

Thomas Jefferson High School Army JROTC

Butterfly Ladies from Flight of the Monarch

Butterfly Ladies from Flight of the Monarch

Horse with Rider and Flag

Horse with Rider and Flag

El Bekal Shriners Clown on Fire Truck

El Bekal Shriners Clown on Fire Truck

Orange High School Panther Cheerleaders

Orange High School Panther Cheerleaders

Dancer

Dancer

Tustin Area Historical Society with North Hills/Ricci Realty Trolley

Tustin Area Historical Society with North Hills/Ricci Realty Trolley

Beckman High Patriot Marching Band

Beckman High Patriot Marching Band

Ballet Folklorico Revolucion Dancer

Ballet Folklorico Revolucion Dancer

Foothill High Knights Cheerleaders

Foothill High Knights Cheerleaders

–Brett

P.S. Want to see last year’s photos? Click here.

I Dream of France

Come to Old Town Tustin this Saturday for the 2011 Art Walk!

Old Town Tustin Artwalk 2011

This Saturday, October 22nd, the 4th annual Old Town Artwalk will be held in the historical area of Tustin, centered around the corner of Main St and El Camino Real. Fine art will be displayed and available for purchase.

Wine Tasting will be presented by the Tustin Preservation Conservancy at Jamestown Village. Over 70 wineries will be featured, including Roth, Mount Veeder, Cakebread, Kenwood, Merryvale, and Francis Ford Coppola.

There will also be live music, a tour bus of Old Town and other activities for the whole family scattered around the neighborhood.

Local merchants like I Dream of France will also be open, so you can add shopping to the lists of things to do! Check out our selection of oil paintings and fine art photography from Emet Martinez and Evelyn Morris, as well as our selection of Beauvillé teatowels, so beautiful they can be framed.

You can find all the information on the Old Town Art Walk at http://www.tustinca.org/artwalk/.

Tustin Old Town Artwalk
See you then!
–Jean-Michel & Brett

See us in the October issue of Sunset Magazine!

Sunset Magazine October 2011

Sunset Magazine October 2011

In their own words: Your guide to the West’s best outdoor adventures, tasty food and at-home style.

Check out the October 2011 issue (Southern California edition) and turn to page 21 for an article on Old Town Tustin, home of I Dream of France.

The author, Laure Joliet, has selected a few local businesses, including I Dream of France, to show what a great shopping and dining destination Old Town Tustin is. There are photographs of local sights and a walking map too. Here is the photo of our shop:

I Dream of France in Sunset Magazine

I Dream of France in Sunset Magazine

Sunset Loves Us!

Sunset Loves Us!

We love Sunset!

See us in the October issue of Sunset Magazine!