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Strolling the daily markets in France for not only food but artisan finds, as well as the quintessential everyday items for the home and ways of life such as tea towels and market baskets is a memory at the moment, but thankfully, I have a long-time supporter of TSLL to help us bring these special finds home this summer.
Olive & Branch for the Home is an online market place full of items specially found and hand-picked by the small business owner Pam Plançon. Having had the opportunity to spend time regularly in France, Pam’s taste is impeccable, and her love of the French culture ever-present in her selections.
In fact, one of my French market baskets (seen right) is from Pam’s shop, and it is indeed the traditional basket you would see being used and available for purchase at the markets throughout the country.
Today, Olive & Branch is offering an exclusive discount of 15% site-wide to TSLL readers, all readers. Simply enter the promo code TSLL at check out. I have shopped a few items you will find in the shop below, but be sure to check out the entire Olive & Branch site here.
- French Market basket with two handles (the style I have and love from Olive & Branch), see mine here.
- Round Rustic Basket
- Firewood Basket
- SOOOOOO many baskets. Check them all out here.
- Vintage Lion Head Tureen
- Vintage French tea towels
- Artwork, Lavender Fields
Ad-Free Subscribers, I have a special giveaway that will be gifted to a lucky subscriber from Olive & Branch. And if you have traveled to France and the Provençal countryside, I have a feeling you will appreciate the uniqueness of this gift all the more.
One lucky subscriber (so long as you become a subscriber by Saturday August 15th at noon, you are eligible to enter this giveaway) will receive one of Olive & Branch’s grande Provençal Heidi Caillard La Pintade Guinea Hens (valued at $182.00).
A Grande Provençal Heidi Caillard La Pintade Guinea Hen (white with lavender)
A little history about the hens:
- In 1974, potter Heidi Caillard developed a deep fondness for the little creatures (guinea hens) and began to create them in clay.
- Today the Caillard guinea hens are quite famous.
- A quote is placed on the bottom of every hen: “Having been fascinated for more than 30 years by the originality and the elegance of the Guinea hens that run free in my garden, it finally came to me that by immortalizing them in a harmonious and timeless object, I could convey my love of the Guineas to others.”
- Heidi and her family have been producing these works of art in her village in Provence of Lussan, France since 1974.
- Since 1994, her son Adrien has continued her legacy and still produces this one of a kind craft in Lussan.
- Each Guinea Hen is handmade and hand-painted offering variations in color which is part of their charm.
- Each Guinea Hen is unlike another, making them a true treasure.
- See the entire process of how the hens are made here.
How to Enter to Win:
- Make sure you are signed in/logged in to your ad-free account on TSLL
- Not an ad-free subscriber, but interested in becoming one? Find out all about it and how to subscribe here.
- Leave a comment on this post (I will be able to check and confirm you are a subscriber)
- Enter by Saturday August 15th at 8pm Pacific Time
- Stop by Sunday August 16th for the final post of TSLL’s French Week to see if you are the lucky winner
- Bonne chance!
~Note to TSLL Readers: On October 1st, TSLL Blog will be putting into place a Soft Paywall. Only three articles will be available to be viewed for free before you will be required to subscribe to view more, AND some content, such as Giveaways like this one will only be available to subscribers who choose the Top Tier – Unlimited Ad-Free Subscriber status. Be sure to learn more about this change in this post. All current ad-free subscribers will be grandfathered in. If you wish to subscribe early and secure the current price, you will be automatically be given the current price. Learn more and subscribe here. Look for more information to be shared on September 1st.
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