Thursday, September 1, 2011

French Jacquard Towels

I'm crazy about museum shops because they are a complete original. You see things to buy there that you never see any place else.

There are the usual art books, posters, and postcards, of course. But often much more. 

This time I found these luscious jacquard towels by the French manufacturer MARAT d' Avignon.
 The de Young Museum, where I purchased these, has the gift shop listed online, but I didn't see the towels there. I guess you can come to SF if you want some!

I thought they looked terrific with my SIL's large round Wedgewood transferware platter.


I'm still on the Tader Joe's graphics kick too. The reds in the paper wine bags just spoke to me.

"Life is too short to drink bad wine!"

Now I just have to figure out what to cook to show off the new goods! Ideas anyone?
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A Rosy Note said...

Oh, I love those towels! I was just at Williams Sonoma today looking for some today...nothing really jumped out at me though :)

Sarah said...

Jacqueline, I'm a fan of shopping museum gift stores. They are usually fabulous. As for the dish towels, I'd love a set of these. Fantastic!
~ Sarah

Bella said...

Hi J,
So you have been treasure hunting... Beautiful find! Love the little chicks and the covered cakedish, fun and unusual:-)
What to cook... Hmmmm, Rice-A-Roni, OK... yep, that was just silly:-D

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Simply beautiful! I love the Wedgewood too!

Flora Doora

mississippi artist said...

I love museum shops too. Those towels are just beautiful. I would have saved the wine bag too-you are right such great graphics.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Love those towels and apparently I have not bought wine at Trader Joes for a while because I have never seen those bags!~Patti

Cottage and Broome said...

Your towels were a great find! Love the Trader Joes wine bag, that wine bottle would be great worked into a collage. Thanks for sharing, Laura

Tina Eudora said...

Beautiful towels Jacqueline! I love the simple elegance a good tea towel brings into the kitchen. I have a few like that that were my great-grandmothers and I keep them a box. I frequently take them out and run my hands over them, and think of her!
Lovely post.....have a wonderful holiday weekend Jacqueline!
Tina xo

mary beth said...

How could a simple tea towel be so luscious! They are too pretty to wipe dishes with, but I like your idea of using them as a placemat! Genius as always!

once in a blue moon said...

great pics, a darling collage of fun~

Revi said...

You're so right about museum gift shops! I love the red and white - so cheerful. :)

ANNE said...

I love jaquard anything! and those TJ bags were great, i saved a few to use when bringing wine to parties...

Gwendolyn said...

This is a gorgeous post!I love the towels, the wine bag is darling and the plate is lovely also.
Blessings and hugs~

French Kissed said...

these are just beautiful, Jacqueline...i love tea towels and would love to get my hands on a couple of these...i have quite a collection, but the problem is they are so wonderful that i never seem to want to actually use them...i keep a pristine pair at the ready when guests are coming, but other than this i haven't figured out how to use or display mine so i can at least visually enjoy them. Any ideas?...yours are so great that they might look good framed and hanging on a kitchen or breakfast room wall???

Ido said...

Oh what to cook, I'm thinking may be some mouth watering dessert :) Gorgeous, gorgeous linens!
Have a great long weekend!

Sharon Wengel said...

Oh wow ! those towels are wonderful ! Beautiful post !

Sizzle and Zoom said...

I saw those wine bags at my Trader Joe's and I went nuts for them and the clerk thought I was a dork.

under spanish moss said...

What great items to create a great tablescape. Check out the recipe at Stone Gable for eggplant parmesan. Looks delicious.
Angela and Renee

Honey at 2805 said...

Oh , but your Wedgewood platter is beautiful! The linens and towels are such great new treasures. Red is one of my great loves!

I am so pleased that you linked to Potpourri Friday and helping to make it a success! I appreciate you and hope you will link up again next week!

Karena said...

Jacqueline, I adore your beautiful linens, Wedgwood,and the wine bags!! I will be on the look out now.

Pretty linens are definitely my thing right now!

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A Cottage Muse said...

Those are just beautiful!

Ellen said...

Oh the linens are to die for. Love them. And the wedgewood is such a nice companion. And Trader Joes is my ultimate favorite place to shop.

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