Pine cones ,pumpkins and fall inspirations ....

Love these cast iron pine cone votive holders and copper wire lights  ( they come battery operated or plug in depending on where you want to use them )DSC_1403 [1280x768].JPG

Two of the new Garnier Thiebaut towels ....many beautiful patterns came in !DSC_1395 [1280x768].JPG

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Now stocking our linen runners in a more traditional length 18 x 71"  but still have them all in the wider "double placemat " length as well !DSC_1481 [1280x768].JPG

Chartreuse , charcoal , blue , rust , eggplant ...mix as much as you wish !DSC_1528 [1280x768].JPG

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Garnier Thiebaut tablecloths , table tops , runners ....beautiful woven damask in a waterproof stain free washable cotton ...time to think about your fall and winter table !DSC_1499 [1280x768].JPG

The new home fragrance from Fragonard for the fall : black fig and blond tabacco : a warm woodzy and delicious fruity scent DSC_1514 [1280x768].JPG

Couleur Nature table linens are always a perfect fit : casual yet elegant !DSC_1464 [1280x768].JPG

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New finds for the summer

Made by my friend Yukari in Tokyo...we still carry her beautiful obi purses and just recieved a delivery of summery colors , but I could not resist her flower corsages made with silk lining from vintage kimonos . These will accent any outfit ... even a simple t-shirt !DSCN9397 (Large).JPG

I've known Claude for some years and have decided to sell her hand made jewelry this year . I love the organic look of the linen mixed the pearls ...very unique and perfect with linen clothes . You can dress these up or play it casual as well .DSCN9591 [1280x768].JPG

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I bought these very chic hemp purses on our last trip to Provence . They are made from vintage grain sacks and recycled military leather belts. One of a kind and only in our shop !IMG_2339 (Large).JPG

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Soft washed linen bags . I use the small pouch all the time !DSCN9520 (Large).JPG

Lemongrass-geranium-citronella scented outdoor candles in a vintage clay pot ...keeps bugs away with a delicious light smell !DSCN9598 [1280x768].JPG

New scents for our best selling hand soap from Marseille ...mint or cotton flower . The most gentle way to wash your hands . Marseille soap is an all natural olive oil base soap, made the same way for hundred of years ..."green" before things were "green"....DSCN9466 (Large).JPG

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We just started to carry shower gels from "Le petit Marseillais" DSCN9510 (Large).JPG

All doormats are back in stock now !DSCN9508 (Large).JPG

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More pottery from Sylvie came in as well.DSCN9516 (Large).JPG

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Pour les enfants

Any little girl would look so cute in a linen dress ! We have those in size 6 months to 4 toddler


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DSCN9576 [1280x768].JPGTraditional Provencal print dresses come in 2years and 4 years only

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This must be the softest of all baby comforter from Kaloo .We have some fun colorful ones as well .With the cute box it makes a perfect baby shower gift !DSCN9593 [1280x768].JPG

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Our Hydrangeas

They are our pride and the enjoyment of the whole neighborhood !

People stop and take photos every days when they are in bloom ...peak season to see them is mid June to end of July

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Celebrating Bastille Day !

It's been a fun "14 Juillet " our " Fete Nationale"  !

We plan on having an even bigger celebration next year in Mission Hills

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Lou Fanucchi playing the  accordion....it felt just like being in France ! We loved his arrangement ( a mix of Edith Piaf and "Amelie Poulain" sound track ) so much we are now selling his CDs !

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Alice looking very very French today !DSCN9928 (Large).JPG

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Happy to bring a little bit of our country to California !DSCN9914 (Large).JPG

Taking our  girls to a Bastille Day diner at Brooklyn Girl after work ! We are going to try everything on that special menu ....crispy sweet breads, roasted bone marrows, steak tartare , pissaladiere, whole Loup de Mer , canard a l'orange ...DSCN9932 (Large).JPG

And French fries of course !DSCN9937 (Large).JPG

dinner.jpgSome ideas for next year ....A parade of French cars like in NY ....

The video is on Facebook...looks so much fun !


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And a waiter's race or as we say : "course de garcons de cafe "



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Gearing up for Bastille Day !

Mission Hills will be the neighborhood to be for Bastille Day this year and we are thrilled about it ! All the restaurants will offer a special French menu all week end until Monday July 14th .

Getting excited about a fun week end all red-white -blue !

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DSCN9854 (Large).JPGPlanning a French Party ? We got you set up with flags , toothpicks . Alice made some banners with our own french fabric as well as paper rosettes and cards !

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Saturday from 12 -3  . Live accordion Music with Lou Fanucchi

French Market and Side walk sale all day !

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The Patio on Goldfinch will host a Bastille Dinner on Monday and Tuesday nights with Host chef Olivier Bioteau from Farm House Cafe )

Their "Vive la France " cheese platter is going on all week !!!

DSC_9452 (Large).JPGI've collaborate with Brooklyn Girl eatery on their Bastille Day special menu starting on Friday night ....so this will be our place to hang out after we close the shop Monday night . We LOVE everything on that menu !!!


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The Red Door is putting together a Farm to Table Garden inspired French Bastille Day menu as well !

Bastille Day.jpgLast but not least : Cafe Bleu , THE French restaurant in the area is having a prix fixe menu for the occasion

cafe bleu.jpgAnd to finish Croce's Park West will show the movie "Amelie Poulain" in the restaurant at 7pm . Go for dessert as they serve my recipe of a hot chocolate fondant with fresh raspberries . Best dessert in town !

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See you Then !

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