Monday, March 14, 2011

Le Jacquard Francais Tablecloths
Are Ready for Spring Entertaining!

Perfect outdoor pizazz! Provence Placemat and Napkin in Lemon-Green.
by Joanie Ballard

Okay, the clocks have sprung forward, the sun is brightly shining, and I do believe spring has finally arrived here in Virginia.

In addition to warmer weather, color is what I always look forward to. The trees begin their transformation with flashes of red buds, tiny yellow daffodils start to peek upward from previously frost-covered ground, and I start to think of the next shipment of colorful textiles from Le Jacquard Francais (yep, I really do!)

Want to add some pizazz to your spring soiree? Le Jacquard Francais has always been spot-on in choosing colors for each season and staying on trend, and this spring they are offering some luscious designs in hot and cool hues, perfect for outdoor entertaining or an elegant candle-lit evening. Pair them with our r.h. ballard French Beeware glasses, and Flametail flatware and mais oui, you have the perfect table setting!
La Rochere Beeware Wine Glasses from r.h. ballard
Flametail flatware from r.h. ballard, setting for 12 with hanging rack.
To start your springtime entertaining and tabletop plans, I have posted some beautiful images below from the Le Jacquard Francais Spring Collection 2011.  Some may say Le Jacquard Francais is straying a bit from their traditional roots and going into more contemporary territory with these new pieces, but I think LJF is just slowly adding a more modern punch to their brand and changing with the times. They have kept a few amazing traditional designs in their line, adding new colorways as seasons dictate. But I believe right now they are trying to stay au courant without losing their audience or their particular je ne sais quoi.

Here are my top three favorites, the best-of-the-best of Le Jacquard Francais designs from their new 2011 spring collection of tablecloths, towels, runners, placemats. They of course can be found for sale on our website,

Do you have a favorite?

No. 1:  Provence, in three colorways: Lemon-Green, Strawberry, Beige, comes in either 100% Cotton  or Acrylic-Coated. 
Matisse inspiration rules this gorgeous design.
Provence Table Runners in Lemon-Green
Provence Tablecloth in Lemon-Green
Provence Tablecloth in a hot Strawberry colorway
Provence, closeup in Strawberry
Provence, in beautiful neutral hues, in Beige
Provence, closeup of the Acrylic version in Beige. No stains!
Provence Tea Towel in Beige
Provence Table Runners in Beige
 No. 2:  Bamako in Turquoise and Eucalyptus. Striking bright design 
perfect for parties and special occasions.
Bamako, Tablecloth and Table Runners in Turquoise

Bamako Table Runners in Turquoise
Bamako Tablecloth and Napkin in Eucalyptus
Bamako, 47 x 47 Square Tablecloth in Eucalyptus
No. 3:  Nature Tea Towels in Blue Cascade, Vervain, Azalea


  1. Recently found you on Twitter, and have to say your products are exquisite.
    Especially fond of the table linens, all so lovely and oh, that tote. Darling. Hope to tweet with you soon!
    Debbie @TheHIpHostess

  2. Thank you, Debbie! You are very kind. I really love my French Table Linens and purses and totes too. We enjoy searching for lovely things for our shop and love hearing from you. Thanks for your comments! :) Warm Regards, Joanie Ballard