Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Le Jacquard Francais Fall Towel Collections
Now @ R.H. Ballard Shop

Le Jacquard Francais, one of the oldest jacquard-looming mills in the Alsace-Lorraine region of France, has designed yet another beautiful and artful tea towel collection this year. Tea towels, you say? What is so special about a tea towel? Well, many fans of LJF consider these towels a work of art.

Take the above example. This lovely design was inspired with France's obsession of "Macarons" in mind (consider the iconic Laduree shop as seen below). I have tasted these delectable little Laduree morsels and can say (without fainting) that they are divine. They are a sweet confection created with two meringue-style cakes and a frothy frosting filling,  light and airy and mouth watering. You can see in this towel design all of the favorite "Macarons" that Parisians enjoy the most: pistachio, licorice, rose, and it is best be served with hot green tea. Quite a nice little tea towel, no?

I am posting all of the new Fall 2011 tea towels currently available on our website. Keeping with French traditions, take a look below at the cool wine and champagne imagery -- drinking glasses, antique bottle openers. These would be a perfect gift for a wine aficionado or even for use at a special holiday celebration.  Some designs have the graphic feel of Andy Warhol. They are hip yet traditional, modern imagery designed in a traditional method and the color combinations are spot on. Very current and so beautiful.

Oh, and you can buy these stunning French Tea Towels in our shop or online.....I had to say it, you know. Please visit our website to learn more about what we offer and all of our Le Jacquard Francais offerings.

The new 2012 Tea Towel. Get one today!

All towel images: Copyright: Guillaume Grandin


  1. Gorgeous selection. It gives a new meaning to Tea towels. My favourite? The festival in bois de rose. Thank you for sharing these beautiful designs.

  2. Thank you so much. The "festival" design is really a love of mine as well. They are all suitable for framing! BTW, love following your blog site! I highly recommend to all: http://www.frenchicandshabby.com/ Wonderful posts filled with great ideas, images, new products and oh so French. Thanks again for your comments :)

  3. The French really understand color (understatement)

  4. Thank you, Jean. Yes, French and the word "color" somehow go together...love exploring that arena every day. Also love your masterful & colorful blog!! :) http://paintedroom.com/blog/