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Need HELP from my SHOPPING FRIENDS: Best place to find southern French- or southern Italian-style tablecloth/linens??

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Nov 13th, 2005, 04:46 AM
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Need HELP from my SHOPPING FRIENDS: Best place to find southern French- or southern Italian-style tablecloth/linens??

Hi Everybody,

Since I won't be able to make it to Europe in the near future, I was wondering where you might recommend that I find nice tablecloths and linens for my home. I LOVE the Provence style, as well as the Southern Italian style.

I am based in NYC, but perhaps the internet would be even better to purchase these things?

I have seen beautiful tablecloths from Italian designer LISA CORTI. However, I don't necessarily need a "name designer", just pretty linens that will last and bring a smile to my face every day.

THANKS TO ALL FOR YOUR HELP!
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Nov 13th, 2005, 04:53 AM
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I bought a tablecloth and napkins at Geneviève Lethu in Paris on our last trip. I haven't looked, but maybe they have a website?
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Nov 13th, 2005, 05:06 AM
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Williams Sonoma actually sells some. The pattern is called Provence and comes in a few colorways. Here's a link to the blue.

http://ww1.williams-sonoma.com/cat/p...%7Crshop%2Fhme

Pierre Deux has probably the largest selection. They have a catalog

http://www.pierredeux.com/boutique/s...7&menuoption=0

but also a shop in Manhattan. The website says it's at 625 Madison but it seems to me I saw they had moved somewhere near Bloomingdales so check before going.

There's another website I found by doing a search. It's here

http://www.french-brand.com/table-linen/vent-du-sud/
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Nov 13th, 2005, 10:01 AM
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Souleiado, probably the largest maker of Provencal-type fabrics, has a Web site in the USA:

http://www.souleiadousa.com/
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Nov 13th, 2005, 10:04 AM
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The Pierre deux shops have the real thing there are several places you can find on google if you type in Provence.
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Nov 13th, 2005, 10:34 AM
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Try this site:

http://www.mediterranean-interiors.c...able-linen.htm
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Nov 13th, 2005, 04:56 PM
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Try this, too-- www.lespritprovence.com
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Nov 13th, 2005, 04:58 PM
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Whereas Williams Sonoma has "provencal style" table linens, I think you will find few if any actually made in France.

Pierre Deux is the American "branch" of Souleiado.
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Nov 13th, 2005, 05:05 PM
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I have the Wm Sonoma that I use for outdoors, they are made in India. The Pieerre Dux ones are expensive, tho I bought them on sale. I use them for holidays or guests. I did find on line(what I should have bought in Provence)
the treated cotton ones that you can wipe clean. But My favorite on-line Provençal shop went out of business.
I bought a few before, now I wish I had orderd more.
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Nov 13th, 2005, 05:12 PM
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I know, Mimi; I love those treated ones, especially for family get-togethers with toddlers (and adults--with red wine!)
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Nov 13th, 2005, 05:33 PM
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http://www.lacigale-usa.com/index.asp?goto=68
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Nov 13th, 2005, 05:42 PM
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The Souleiado Web site mentioned above says that they carry plasticized fabrics.
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Nov 13th, 2005, 06:06 PM
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You are all wonderful...thank you!

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Nov 13th, 2005, 06:10 PM
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if you type in provencal linens there are many more so you can compare prices.
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Nov 13th, 2005, 06:44 PM
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Where ever you find the linens make sure they are actually made in France, I searched for some to carry in in my store and many that I found were made in India.
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Nov 15th, 2005, 07:02 AM
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Hi All,

I found some great-looking French tablecloths at this website, thanks to mclaurie:

www.french-brand.com/table-linen/vent-du-sud/

Thanks again to all!!
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Nov 15th, 2005, 07:23 AM
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Thanks for the feedback Betty
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Nov 15th, 2005, 09:27 AM
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The treated tablecloths are indeed wonderful--I'm using one for Thanksgiving. I bought it last year in Nice at a small shop opposite L'Ecurie restaurant: blue and olive green and rust--perfect for fall.
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Nov 15th, 2005, 09:30 AM
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The treated tablecloths are indeed wonderful--I'm using one for Thanksgiving. I bought it last year in Nice at a small shop opposite L'Ecurie restaurant: blue and olive green and rust--perfect for fall.

The site that McLaurie recommended is very nice--lots to choose from. Also the one from Mimi with the very appropriate name.
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