New Candles from Provence in sweet Linden blossom, fresh Lavender, Mimosa from Nice, Pine trees from the Luberon, Fresh Verbena/green tea and soft Rose petals
Flour sacks towels with delicate water color designs from Cynthia Dunn an artist who leaves in Washington State and has her designs made here in the USA . She loves French things and it shows in her line . We have about a dozen different prints including a cute little "lapin" /bunny for Easter !
Floral Elixir shower gels, Body lotion , Hand lotion, Eau de toilette in Preious Jasmine or Rose Geranium
Spring has arrived !
Peony - Magnolia soap ...2 of my very favorite flowers in one bar of hard milled soap !
Linen and silk sachets with a button hole to hang in your closet : Rose petals , Cedar wood and Lavender
Plain simple refinement of linen and french lavender at its best !
We are very picky when it comes to lavender and this one is now our most pure lavender line made with essential oil . Candles are eco-friendly , renewable soy wax, paper core, cotton wick , diffuser will perfume your home , bath salts and shower gel will relax and soothe muscle tension...a spa at home !
As easy as 1-2-3 ! Make your own whipped cream or fresh mayo in a less than a minute ...Great hostess gift
New line of kitchen accessories from France : the mini "cocottes" have a more modern look (still oven , microwave, dishwasher safe ) knifes blend rustic maple wood handles and modern steel blades .
Slate cheese boards,paring knives , new kitchen towels and pot holders ...rustic chic !
Shopping in style ...French ! Made in France since 1860 , these "filets " will go from the grocery store to the gym or beach ...stretching and holding everything in your life! 100% cotton , machine washable and available in 8 stylish colors ! No excuse not to always have one on hand ...
Coloring books, posters, cards , maps, placemats to keep the kids at the table ....get your pens ready !
Spring Linen Trunk Show March 10 - 11 !
20% off your entire purchase .
Order any tablecloth from the entire collection ... any size , any pattern , runner, placemats . Custom sizes and coated damask available too .
Don't miss this unique opportunity, tell your friends ! We haven't done it in 3 years but this spring collection is just so gorgeous, we could not not do it !
Love bites ❤️
Calissons for your Valentine ❤️ Specialty from Aix en Provence , these are made with almonds grounded with candied orange peels and candied melon ...not very sweet ,they are delicious with Champagne
Direct from Paris ... Most romantic card to keep
Heart hair clips from France
Sweet heart ❤️ linen sachets filled with lavender
Lilipo : Delicate jewelry made by my friend French Designer Lisiane
Very unique jewelry from Parisian textile Designer Tsuri Gueta
And these are just a few ideas !! So much more has come in ...
Its this time of the year again ! The shop is full , the windows look festive and our staff is ready ! Last minute gifts or stocking stuffers ...no problem ! We are here and happy to help . Happy Holiday Season !
Yvonne , Alice , Carmen , Marielle ( and Pascal who took the photo )
Yvonne is not only a friend , part of our " Maison en Provence" little team but also a very creative and talented photographer . We sell some of her art , postcards and today I wanted to share few of her images taken in Provence on her last trip .
Yvonne Angyal's photography is about spontaneity, living in the moment and trying to capture something interesting that catches her eye . She believes that aiming for balance, interesting colors and shapes make up for beautiful compositions. http://www.yaphotos.net/blogger-feed
Tomates a la Provencale !
If you haven't tried my recipe yet , it's not too late ....Tomatoes are great right now !
Not the prettiest looking tomatoes but I promise the best tasting ones you'll ever have ! It is like a confit of tomatoes , rich in flavors . I serve them cold on bread as an appetizer but you can also serve them warm as a side to any dish . And the best is that it is the easiest recipe ever !
The secret ? Buy some over ripped tomatoes at your local farmer's market . I buy mine from a stand in Little Italy or Hillcrest farmer's market . They have them in a bag and they are only around $5 / bag so it is Ok even if there is a couple bad ones in the mix .
In a large non stick pan , pour a nice bed of olive oil . Wash , dry and cut the tomatoes in 2 as on the photo . Place cut side down in the oil . Cover and cook on medium high for about 15mns . You want the skin to become loose .Water will come out of the tomatoes into the pan , boiling .
Remove from the heat , uncover and let cool off a few minutes witch will make flipping them easier . Gently turn the tomatoes cut side up .
Ad a pinch of sugar , salt and pepper on each tomato , herbes de Provence and traditionally garlic and parsley . We like them plain so I do not ad these but I 'll sprinkle a little grated parmigiano cheese just before to serve .
Wait ! You are not done yet !! Cover again and simmer now on low until there is no more juice in the pan wich can take 1h to 1h 1/2. Check once in a while .
Restaurants will just seared the tomatoes on the grill to give them pretty grill marks , put the garlic and parsley to garnish and serve as a good looking fake Tomate a la Provencale ! Yes , mine are not the best looking but you will love the condensed flavors and your guest will too !