Welcome to French Week. A week many of readers along, with myself, have been eager to begin.
Do you have a glass of rosé handy? Perhaps a seasonal, simple French cuisine inspired meal at the tip of your tastebuds you cannot wait to try? I know I do. Regardless of the year, as you might imagine, French cuisine is always dancing about in my tastebuds’ dreams and as soon as summer arrives, rosé is my primary wine of choice.
Dreams of Provence immediately begin dancing about in my mind’s eye when I look at Inslee’s illustration above and with each sip of a French rosé wherever I might be in the world as I enjoy it. So while we might be enjoying our rosé outside of the terra firma of France, we certainly can raise a glass and toast santé wherever we might find ourselves this August.
To that end, I wanted to begin French Week with a giveaway that invites us to dine and enjoy ourselves with food and wine and wonderful friends and family. La Maison Jean-Vir is a home interiors company nestled into Saint-Pée-Sur-Nivelle which is in the SW corner of France near the Atlantic and in proximity to the border with Spain.
Founded in 1981, and while based in France, their designs are entirely inspired by the nearby Basque country while the linens are made in Portugal, a country known for its textile tradition. With a variety of different treatments available for their home and upholstery linens, each one provides long-lasting linen, thanks to anti-stain and water repellent treatments.
Maison Jean-Vier sells traditional cotton tablecloths, oilcloth and coated tablecloth in a vast assortment of different designs and brilliant colors. Personally, I am drawn to the myriad options of stripes (surprise, surprise! ;)).
One lucky reader will win one of their tablecloths, and good news – if you don’t want to wait to see if you will win the giveaway, they are currently having a sale. I highly recommend popping on over to their site and doing some shopping as they ship internationally.
But what would a beautiful tablecloth and the food prepared and presented upon it be without wine glasses? 😉
Included in this giveaway for one lucky reader (they will receive both one tablecloth AND . . . ) a pair of La Rochere bistrot (balloon) wine glasses. Le ballon “typique” des comptoirs de bistrot et cafés Parisiens.
Since 1475, more than 500 years ago, La Rochere has been making glassware in France, and their guiding premise spoke to me immediately as it aligned with living simply luxuriously beautifully:
“[La Rochere] does not consider daily life to be a meaningless notion, but rather filled with heritage, emotions and passion to accompany key occasions and small moments of happiness.”
The TSLL winner of the giveaway will be able to choose their own tablecloth (1) that is lesser than 100 Euros in regular value/price and win a pair of La Rochere Bistrot wine glasses. All of the tablecloths seen above and below fall into this category, but there are many more, so be sure to peruse. Once you know which tablecloth you would prefer, leave your comment in the comment section on this post with the specific name and link to the direct page if possible.
And now to the giveaway.
How to Enter:
- Leave a comment below including your first name (your email should already be associated with your comment, and I can view it on my dashboard, but it won’t be shared publicly).
- In your comment, share which tablecloth you would prefer that is less than 100 Euros in regular value/price. Shop/Peruse the website here.
- Enter by Saturday August 15th at 8pm Pacific Time.
- Bonne chance!
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Having an assortment of linen or cotton tablecloths is a simple luxury to have in the home. Based on the season, the occasion, our mood, dressing the table – small or large – with a tablecloth that elevates your mood and the meal is a great idea.
Be sure to stop by later today as each day this week, two posts/episodes will be shared and four more giveaways will be announced as the week unfolds (one will be exclusively for ad-free subscribers and one will be exclusively for monthly newsletter subscribers).
An additional post from the Archives to help you settle in to celebrating all things French – 25 Reasons You Might Be A Francophile
Discover what was shared during the previous TSLL French Weeks below:
- 2019 French Week Round-Up
- 2018 French Week Round-Up
- 2017 French Week Round-up
- 2016 French Week Round-up
~While you read, perhaps a little French music to enjoy? Check out TSLL’s two French music playlists on Spotify:
Until your next visit back to the blog, à la prochaine!
PREVIOUS POSTS from TSLL’s 5th Annual French Week
The New Parisienne author Lindsey Tramuta, episode #285