Month: December 2011

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Children’s Puzzles and toys

This 60 piece wooden puzzle above comes with two wooden cars. Children first make the puzzle and then can drive the little cars around the twisty circuit. – Hours of fun with this puzzle. See the puzzle at french blossom.

The Janod round world map puzzle below has two sides. Complete the puzzle on one side and then flip it over and you have another puzzle with other countries on the reverse. This wonderful puzzle comes with its own little case to store away all the pieces after use.

This is a great educational children’s puzzle, teaching kids about geography, famous landmarks and animals that can be found in certain countries.
See the puzzle in greater detail here

Staying on yesterdays theme of Christmas gift ideas for children, I wanted to share with you two of the latest puzzles that we added to the French Blossom website. We try to find children’s puzzles that offer something a little different to the normal puzzles we are all used to. These two puzzles are certainly different and will provide hours of fun for children.

We have a great selection of French toys for children plus many different puzzles at French Blossom

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Janod Rocket ………………………………………….

Dimensions: 6.5cm x 6.5cm x 16cm
Age: 18 months +

I know this little magnetic rocket by Janod is a real favourite toy for many children. We love it at French Blossom too!
This wooden toy rocket makes the perfect Christmas gift for all those aspiring young astronauts! Discover this and many other french childrens toys here
All our toys are designed by French designers.

Find the childrens rocket right here

Our little Christmas tree……………..

Our little Christmas tree is looking a bit more respectable now. – Still things to buy for it though!

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Hermés Christmas window decoration…………..

So many shops at Christmas bring out the same old decorations. The same poor old plastic Christmas tree and the tired looking decorations. You can guarantee many will have painted snowflakes on the windows and a great big Father Christmas. I know that is what we come to expect at Christmas for the window decorations but its ever so refreshing when you see a bit of creativity or a shop going against the trend! Over here in France the windows of Hermés do just that!

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French Christmas Market………………

No trip to a winter french market is complete without a good raclette jambon. – This is a thick slice of fresh bread, Reblochon cheese and cured ham.

Wonderful French Christmas markets are full of delicious foods, mulled wines and Christmas gift ideas. If its a good market there will be lots of locally produced and handmade products. Christmas presents have all been bought this weekend!

Mode Enfant. Beautiful children's star scarves………………

girls french scarf
Girls grey scarf with star pattern, handmade in France

Girls black scarf with little white star pattern, handmade in France.

We just love these children’s scarves with pretty star patterns. They are handmade in France and are limited edition pieces. Stars and star patterns have been a very popular feature in French childrens clothing this year and these chic and stylish scarves make the perfect clothing accessory. The grey scarf is made from 100% cotton white the black scarf with white stars is made from viscose materiel.

In France scarves such as these often take the name ‘foulard’. Foulard literally describes what is commonly known as a light neck scarf! In fact these foulards or neck scarves are big enough for any mums who might like to treat themselves not just their children. To pronounce foulard like the French, just say foo-lar and leave off the ‘d’. Now who says we don’t teach you anything here at the french blossom blog!

If you wish to see these childrens star scarves in more detail or for more inspiring ideas for french childrens clothing, visit the french blossom website. Right here

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Christmas tree in the living room……..

french blossom christmas tree

Our Christmas tree in the lounge is a little bit behind schedule. We bought it on the weekend at a French market and have some pretty good decorations and lighting to set up. Come back tomorrow to see if we did this tree justice with out decorative skills!

Struggling for places to store your toys?………

Love this innovative chair design, perfect for storing lots of your favourite toys and books!


Marvellous children's pedal cars……………….

We love childen’s pedal cars at French Blossom and stock a range of beautifully handmade toy metal pedal cars from the French designer, Baghera. All these kids pedal cars are lovingly made in workshops just outside Paris, France. There are so many pedal car brands and designs available on the market today for children and choosing one that stands out can be a real challenge!

We first discovered Baghera pedal cars a few years ago and are now pleased to say you can find them on the French blossom website The design of these vintage, retro pedal cars immediately struck us and appreciate the fact they are are all handmade with hours of careful labour. The feel and shape of these these cars will take you back in time as most of the models were inspired by the classic car designs of the mid and late 1930’s. The chic and stylish forms ooze elegance but dont be fooled they are fast too!….

You can find all these fantastic pedal cars for children in our French Blossom boutique (We currently only ship the pedal cars to France and the UK.

Baghera fire truck pedal car

This Baghera fire truck pedal car is one of our favourites here at French blossom. The Handmade red fire engine pedal car is really cool and is designed in the form of an old vintage style fire truck, complete with a bell on the front and ladders down both sides! The classic design of this pedal car is so elegant and is certain to provide endless fun for all those aspiring young fire fighters. We stock this handmade metal fire truck pedal car at French Blossom

Goldini 1935 Baghera childrens pedal car

The Goldini 1935 childs pedal car is based on a classic, retro 1935 car design. The bright yellow colour with red numbering makes this a wonderful toy pedal car to race around in!

Classic Blue 1933 Baghera childrens pedal car

The classic blue and green pedal cars, above and below are really chic and stylish toy pedal cars handmade with crafted metal in workshops near Paris, find them here

Classic green Baghera childrens pedal car

The classic red 1938 pedal car below is certain to be a favourite for children. The red pedal car is based on a classic, vintage design and is again handmade in France near Paris. This childs pedal car is perfect for children aged between 3 to 5 years. – You can find more information on this red pedal car here at – French Blossom

Baghera red pedal car

First COMPETITION at French Blossom……………….

Runs from Wednesday 7th – Tuesday 13th December 2011

Welcome to the first competition here at the French Blossom Blog. If you are visiting the blog for the first time or are a regular visitor why not enter this competition – everyone is welcome to try!
We’ve chosen a beautiful soft toy called ‘Cezanne the donkey’ from our french blossom website as the prize. Cezanne comes with his own little round wooden box and is such a lovely toy for children.

I really don’t like these competitions I see where the rules are so complicated and time consuming to read that I loose interest in the contest or in fact forget what I am trying to win. – We will try to keep things really nice and straightforward.

How to enter:

1. Like us on facebook – (Click here) Not the like button below!!
and/or join our french blossom newsletter (here)

2. Write a comment on this blog post telling us who you are and whether you liked us on facebook or joined our newsletter. Why not also tell us what your favourite item on the French Blossom website is.


Requirements for the competition – We must receive 10 entries before we choose a winner

This competition is run in parallel with French, the online boutique celebrating french fashion for children. The shop specializes in french childrens clothes, children’s toys, accessories and home décor for children.