Are you as ready for a breath of spring as I am?

Spring may still be a month or so away, but let’s start celebrating this gorgeous, warmer season now. I can’t wait to lighten up our home, and one of the best ways to do that is to add some bright, fresh color.

I’m putting together our FrenchGardenHouse Spring Collection which will make its debut soon, I’m sharing just a few sneak peeks.



One of the first things I always do is change out my linens, especially in the kitchen.  There is something about a fresh, new, clean dish towel draped over the farm sink that just makes me happy. You?

This spring, I found these gorgeous, thick French tea towels for you. {and me!}



New Linens

Made in France, they are weighty, and have the most whimsical borders on the sides. Each is a little work of art, they are a perfect gift for a host or hostess, too. Think about how great the Monsieur Homard towels would be for your annual seafood boil!

I choose one design for my three favorite parts of France, Paris {of course} – Provence – and the Brittany Coast. Wait until you see the French Country pillow covers and the tablecloths!



Spring is one of my favorite seasons, our weather is warm, but not too hot, and there are all those beautiful flowers that burst in bloom in the gardens.  Even a few snips of little chamomile can infuse a room with spring, and make me smile.


Antique French Botot Bottle

This Antique French Dentrifice {yes, it’s a thing…a liquid toothpaste!} Bottle is so charming. I was excited to find a few of these old store stock from France. Labeled for Botot, PARIS, a company that Dr. Julien Botot began when he invented the first “toothpaste” in 1755 for King Louis XV. These bottles aren’t that old, they are from the very early 1900’s. A snippet of chamomile looks superb in it, don’t you agree?

Fruit Canning Jars

I’ll admit, I can’t wait to run to the market and buy lots and lots of FRUIT in spring.  I’m trying to cut out most sugar {bother} because I’ve found that our family just feels so much better when we eat more fruit {natural sugar} versus the other sugar. {the one we all like.} But who doesn’t love fruit?


From France: these vintage French canning jars are from the 1930’s or 1940’s. How fun are these? They add a whole lot of personality, and a little quirky to your kitchen, or dining room. One makes a great vase for a whole big bunch of chamomile, or other flowers.


Line a few up on your open shelving in your farm kitchen. So many of you asked for French Country antiques and vintage to compliment your love of RED, so I was super excited to find these!


It doesn’t take much to give your home a “change of season” look. Just bringing in some new, colorful accents can do it!


Before I go, I know that many of you are waiting the arrival of this year’s “litter” of hand made French Metal Hare Buckets. They are exclusive to FrenchGardenHouse, you can’t buy them anywhere else.

They are made here in the USA in extremely limited quantities, carefully by hand, by an artist. Last year they sold out almost immediately, leaving some of you “Hare-less” for your Spring and Easter tables. Don’t miss them! In French Blue, or Black.



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French Hare Flower Bucket


I’ll reveal the French Spring Collection soon. Until then, freshen up your rooms a little for spring, even if it is still winter.



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