Blue and white may be the most timeless color combination. It works with modern design; it fits in with other colors; we find it in antique patterns, and it feels crisp and fresh for spring. With the season well and truly underway in France now, it felt like the perfect moment to bring you a blue and white themed My Stylish French Box!
This box also featured an extra gift- a print copy of the May/June issue of My French Country Home Magazine, which is now available as a print subscription and can be purchased HERE.
Without further ado, here are the contents of the May 2019 Blue & White box…
A jacquard scarf from Letol:
This is the first time that we collaborate with Létol, masters in the art of Jacquard weave. Patterns are created through intricate weaving rather than printing, and we love the quality and design of their items. This scarf is 100% cotton, 100% French, and also environmentally friendly. It can be tied around the neck, or elegantly draped over shoulders.
A necklace from Bohm:
We wanted to include a piece of blue jewelry for this blue and white theme. We hope you love this blue necklace by Bohm Paris (you may remember them from our Daughter Box last holiday season!). Simple enough to add some glamour to a pair of jeans and a shirt, pretty enough to accompany your favorite summer dress.
A mug from the Faïencerie de Gien:
Gien is one of the finest names in French pottery. This china mug is designed by Isabelle de Borchgrave, and is part of the Blue Bird collection. Just the right size for your morning coffee or afternoon tea, we hope this mug will add a very French touch to your daily routine.
A pochette from Le Pompon:
Le Pompon is a small artisan brand creating textiles in simple but stunning designs. We love these two drawstring bags, made from the finest linen, and ideal for popping lingerie or jewelry into a suitcase the next time you are on the move.
This month’s watercolor print:
The second of our illustrations by the famous French artist Jean Jacques Sempé. In this drawing we see a chic and trim French lady contemplating a huge piece of abstract art. We wonder what she makes of it!
A scented candle from Fragonard:
Fragonard has long been among our favorite brands. Their products smell divine, and their packaging is beautiful. This candle comes with its own porcelain pot and lid, pretty enough to re-use for trinkets in the bathroom or on a bedside table.
An antique napkin:
In this box our antique item is an monogrammed napkin.Each napkin is unique in style and in size, and we love to use them as cocktail napkins or even as small tablecloths on a side table for summer entertaining. Each napkin is hand embroidered and between eighty and one hundred years old!
A notebook & weekly schedule from Constance Desanti Papeterie:
Why does a brand new notebook always feel so exciting and optimistic?! An empty book feels like a fresh start, a determination to do well. We have partnered this book with a weekly schedule, in French! So now you can be organized and improve your French vocabulary at the same time!
What did you think of our blue and white box? Which was your favorite item? Tell me in the comments below!