Fall is here !

The sun is still high but evenings are crisp and it definitely feels like fall even in California ! And in our shop that means things are moving all the time as new inventory keep coming in every day !

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Those felt ornaments are the cutest and flying out the shelves already !IMG_0022 (Large)Entertaining season is upon us …stock up on tappers candles in rich colors for the season

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Dripless tapper candles made in France by Bougies la Francaise . The touch of color your table needs!

Heavy linen napkins in bold colors are pairing well with all printed tablecloths for a traditional look or mix en match colors for a more contemporary feel .image4 (2)image1(3) (Large)Paper bags from Tuscany are washable lightweight and can be used as a catch all , cache pot or bread basket ! Wears like a good pair of jeans…image2 (Large)Clean , natural , made with essential oils …we love everything about these candles and room sprays ! New this fall are the ceramic containers . Comes in 3 organic scents image1(3) (Large)

We imported their linen napkins for years now and have decided to import their throws this season . 100% wool in hip tartan or stripes , recycled cotton or mixed cashmere/wool all at a reasonable price .image1 (2) (Large)image2 (2) (Large)

New find for us : those beautifully made baskets from Ghana have finally made it in . Dominic who we met this summer is supporting woman by selling these hand crafted baskets with leather handles . More than a picnic or market bag , these  simple yet elegant baskets can hold blankets near a sofa of towels in a bathroom. Think outside of the bag !IMG_0018 (Large)IMG_0019 (Large)If you prefer paper …here are some paper options with a vintage look . IMG_0026 (Large)Now that days are cooler …it’s time to bake something that makes the whole house smell good ! The new updated Tartine book has again fabulous recipes for fall , Holidays or just because i really want to try out that matcha crème brûlée tart !

Felt is not only lightweight , dirt resistant , strong, durable and sustainable but this world’s best merino wool felt  also does not pill ! I’ve used and abused my bags and pouches for the past 2 years and they still look impeccable . My favorite are the cross body bags to travel as well as the boat bags for week ends and carry on .IMG_0029 (Large)Our Inouii scarves from France are also in . Known for their large prints, bold designs with animals , it is hard to resist the new collection ! But a scarf will make any woman elegant and any classic outfit chic and hip . Come check out the two dozen patterns soon ! image1(4) (Large)Need a small hostess gift ? Our favorite scented wax botanical sachets are now also available in tin candles .

New line of stationary from France image8 (Large)With fall comes dry weather . Ode scrubs are loaded with essential oils that will leave your skin soft and hydrated . I love it on my feet to keep the hills smooth . Mix some body oil with body lotion to get the perfect hydration depending on the weather ! Lavender , citrus oro or bohemian rose.IMG_0027 (Large)

 

Fall and all …

It does not sound real but it is October already and our hydrangeas have turned from blue to rusty reds !

We’ve been busy transforming the shop with all the new things we have been buying all summer long !

We were inspired by our last trip to the Pyrenees and the Basque region of France and Spain ….We loved the food in San Sebastian but we enjoyed the scenery in France much more ….this will have to a post on its own sometimes soon !

Bougies “La Francaise” tapper candles are drip less and come in rich colors perfect for the fall entertaining season ( also in oranges , reds , green , greys , gold ….)

Trendy eggplant and grey table setting ! Amethyst glasses from La Rochere and melamine plates that look so real you can use them indoor anytime !

A myriad of new woven kitchen towels to brighten your kitchen or bring as a hostess gift !

French people BBQ too ! The perfect book for a man who loves meat ….do it French style !

Garnier Thiebaut damask linens trunk show was a success ! We have been using these tablecloths ourselves for over 15 years and they all still look perfect ! Soon we’ll be delivering people’s special orders …being able to order anything out of the catalog is a wonderful thing and our clients took advantage of this opportunity …we ordered even some 144″ long tablecloths that will make a stunning table during the Holidays !

Just a little taste of what’s coming for Christmas ….

New Melamine dishes from Le Cadeaux

 

Fall 2017

Beautiful fall wreath made in house out of recycled pine needles !

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Flour sack towels and paper napkins  printed with Cynthia Dunn’s watercolors Harvest pumpkins ; and the Best cook book ever is back in stock !

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White fig candles …my favorite fruit and scent !

IMG_7187 (Large).JPGSince are talking about food…Foie gras sound good  now that the days are cooler

IMG_7189 (Large).JPGNew patterns in our popular plastic dishes ! Perfect for fall busy entertaining season

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Lots of new Garnier Thiebaut towels came in to brighten this Fall !

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Aprons too !

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Paris is always a great idea specially on those beautiful damask  placemats and table top 

by Garnier Thiebaut ( in Green sweet treatment stain proof ) 

IMG_7169 (Large).JPG2018 Paris desk and wall calendars are in ! As well as some cute new stationary .

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IMG_7191 (Large).JPGIts never too early to stock on a great gift !

I just fell in love with these scented wax medallions and “curiosities” A new spin on classic botanical wax . Smell just as pretty as it looks !

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IMG_7204 (Large).JPGThese are wax ornaments not candles but still I could not resist the matches box

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Super soft cashmere blend ponchos , felt cross body bag , silicone necklace from Tzuri Gueta Paris and a beret  : fall and winter in style  like a Parisienne  !22810343_10203364525590740_2057081805_o.jpg

Striped ponchos come in many great combinations of colors 22810183_10203364526190755_1899194513_o.jpg

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Our new doormats for cat or dog lovers !

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Exclusive import from Paris

This exclusive line created by Jean Christophe Miquel is inspired by his passion for the 17th and 18th centuries . It is a tribute to all the crowned Louis who bequeathed to us a precious and inexhaustible legacy. Products are entirely manually created, then built with noble and authentic materials by craftsmen who have preserved the indispensable know-how . MERCI LOUIS creations appeal to devotees of Today’s objects inspired by heritage, reflecting the French timeless charm and elegance.

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DSC_5578 (Large).JPGUnique and whimsical lanterns with a glass bulb cover makes great accent light

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What’s new this fall ?

We’ve been busy shopping and some exciting new things have already made it into our shop! Things like these cheese platters made from the cover of vintage wine barrels from France . They have the stamp from the winery they come from and the purple stain from the wine in the back . Perfect for parties and a great piece to hang in a kitchen to decorate too .

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Earthy colors for these glasses and decanters made from old recycled bottles

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Beautiful hand made and hand painted pottery from Provence back in stock !

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DSC_3866 (Large).JPGLots of new kitchen towels perfect for fall .

DSC_3873 (Large).JPGRomantic and very decorative dishes in a sheer white wash glaze 

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DSC_3897 - Copy (Large).JPGMade in Northern California , we could not resist this line of linen sprays, room sprays , perfumes and bubble baths for many reasons: really pure lavender or true tuberose scent in a cool packaging at a local price ! Everything to fall in love with …

 

DSC_3874 (Large).JPGFrom Grasse on the French Riviera , a new Fragonnard fragrance in soft Amber /Rose

Eau de Parfum $52 and a gift set of embossed soap with assorted dish $29

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