Colourful tablecloths from Provence took centre stage in World Sewing Week, episode 8 of BBC TV’s Great British Sewing Bee 2020. In this quarter-final episode, as part of the transformation challenge the contestants had to make a brand new outfit out of Provencal table cloths. Making skilled use of the tablecloths’ paisley patterns and vibrant […]
It was lovely to meet so many of my regular customers at the 2019 France Show at Olympia in January. Despite pre-Brexit jitters, keen Francophiles enjoyed the experience of ‘visiting France in a day’ at the show, it certainly beat queuing at the Channel Tunnel!
French markets are a feast for all the senses, from the stunning displays of meat, fish, fruit and vegetable to the delicious smells of fresh baked bread, roasting chickens and fresh flowers. Even ripe cheese such as camembert and goats cheese add to the heady fragrant atmosphere! Here are photos from some of my favourite […]
Celebrating the culture, language and local traditions, Lu Festin de Nissa (Nice Folklore Festival) takes place at the Jardins de Cimiez in May. These gardens also boast Roman ruins and the Museum of Matisse. The women in the dance troupe wear traditional dress in designs typical of Provence – the inspiration for some of our tablecloths!
If you are looking for Mothers Day gifts for Mums who love colourful, practical presents with a dash of Mediterranean sunshine, why not buy on line at French Shopping? French Shopping has hand picked French tablecloths and pottery that bring back memories of sunny days browsing around street markets in the south of France. Inspired by […]