With Mother’s Day just around the corner here in France, we decided to create a Mother’s day gift guide with a pretty pastel theme. All the items we picked have come from our newly created corner for women at French Blossom.
It is often hard to find an original gift idea for mums, something you know they will love or haven’t already received or something that they can really make use of !
For this pastel gift selection we have chosen items mum can decorate the home with, wear (the pretty grant ring) and carry (the tropical bag from Louise Misha)
Many of the items such as the beautiful cushions from Mouche and the mint green pineapple lamp are handmade, while the ‘Dancer with her Bird’ wall poster has been made in France and is a limited edition piece.
Discover all these gift ideas and much more at French Blossom – Mother’s Day gift ideas
How cool and stylish is this boys look !?
For the mood board we have been inspired by the colours green and brown. The catmask backpack and T – Shirt are both designed by Emile et Ida, as are the trendy light brown bermuda shorts. The brown leopard pattern sneakers are from Veja.
Discover all the collections from both designers at the boutique – Veja – Emile et Ida
The Danish brand Bloomingville are world renowned for their stylish porcelain and home decoration products ! For many years they have consistently dreamed up new and original collections to tempt us with.
Until this year they had no items just for little ones ! All this changed however during the wonderful Maison et Objet exhibition in Paris where Bloomingville showcased their first ‘mini’ collection just for kids. Made up of bed linen, melamine plates, bowls and cups plus some beautiful cushions, the series is so poetic and delicate. Hand drawn illustrations of sleeping mice, foxes, rabbits and curled up hedgehogs are printed on many of the items.
The above photographs show some of our personal favourites from the collection ! The two cushions are really adorable. On the small round cushion a print of a gently sleeping mouse can be seen, while the larger oval cushion has a curled up fox softly dreaming in the clouds.
The pastel blue melamine cup and bowl are delightful and make a great gift idea for young children.
Have a look at this mini series plus many other products from the designer – Bloomingville
The Spring / Summer collection of Emile et Ida is now online at French Blossom. With the half term school break approaching, its an ideal time to discover this wonderfully colourful and original fashion for girls and boys.
Emile et Ida have yet again come up with fun and effortlessly stylish looks for children for this season. The animal prints and quirky patterns are ever present as are the use of soft cottons and fine shaping synonymous with the designer.
Two of our favourite looks have to be the denim cat dungarees for girls and the green striped cat mask t shirt paired with the brown shorts for boys ! Both these looks can be seen in the photographs above. The designer has also created beautiful pieces for babies. The french baby clothes include leggins and bloomers, t shirts and dresses ! Have a look at the collection in greater detail here – Emile et Ida
We are so excited to present the wonderful Loup Collection (The first collection from the Parisian Designer) !
Designed and made in France, the clothing is beautifully soft and poetic. We just added the collection to the boutique and outside of the creators website, French Blossom is the only place online you can find the collection.
The pale delicate colours and sweet detailing make this baby clothing so desirable and original. Juliette designs and creates all the pieces at her Parisian studios. We just fell for this collection straight away.
The designer has picked two delicate prints that feature throughout the collection ! Pineapples as in the T-Shirt at the top and a fine pale green leaf pattern that appears in pieces such as the Fuli baby skirt and the super soft baby leggings – Meli.
Something for the mums ! Loup has also come up with some vibrant and very unique make up bags / clutch bags for women. The colourful, strong patterns really caught our eye !
Discover the collection at French Blossom LOUP COLLECTION
We have been waiting for quite some time to receive these wonderful glass cups from our friend Caroline. The designer behind the French brand ‘My Name is Simone’ has taken her favourite characters and printed them on these colourful glass cups. Perfect for childrens birthday parties, special events or everyday use. There are six glasses in the set and they can be bought together or individually.
Each glass measures 8cm in diameter and 8.5cm in height. They are dishwasher safe and are certain to be popular with little ones.
The cups make a really great gift idea especially when matched with one of My name is Simone’s cushions. Three of the personalities on the cups can also be found in the form of cushions ! – Jean Louis, Eudes and Suzanne.
We were a bit hesitant to start stacking the glass cups for the little photograph above but I do believe the result was worth it as they look super all together. They would be a great focal point on a kitchen shelf arranged in a pyramid like this .
To see these and other original gift ideas for children from the designer come and visit My Name is Simone at French Blossom.
For a long time we have looked for an original origami light to showcase in our childrens lighting section at French Blossom ! When French childrens designer Mimi Lou came up with the fun design we fell for the light straight away and knew it would be the perfect choice for the boutique !
The light is called ‘Mint Bird’ after the soft pastel green colour and the delicate little bird pattern covering the paper of the light. The origami light arrives flat and is opened up and clipped together with fine magnets to form the pretty folded paper effect. The light measures 30 cm in diameter and will become a beautiful focal point in any babies nursery or childrens bedroom.
We love original room decoration for babies and children and the bird pattern light would be perfect if you are looking to design a bird themed childrens room or babies nursery. You can math the bird pattern with the lovely bird wall sticker also from Mimi lou or why not go for a 3D wall sticker designed by Djeco ! – It will certainly help bring to life a plain flat wall !
For the bed linen, the birds on the wire duvet is pretty and poetic. It will add the perfect finishing touch to any bird room decoration theme. – Bird pattern bed cover
‘Black and White’ is a little mood board that we photographed at the office last week ! Black and white tones are always inspiring for us, so this was really fun picking out pieces to create the theme !
The masking tapes were the first elements we added. The two rolls used in this shoot were the black hearts and the black dots ! The note book or (cahier) as people here in France would call it, is a new item from our friend Hélène who is the designer behind Studio Jolis Momes. This note book is chic and stylish and perfect for the office, shopping trips or for just noting down great ideas ! The cover has been inspired by the rock marble. The book has been made in France. In fact each piece on this mood board has been Made in France except for the masking tapes !
The black and white greeting card is new at French Blossom. Designed by Cinq Mai, the greeting card is in the form of a postcard on the back, while the front is poetic and dreamy with the word ‘Love’ written in freehand ! Great to send to someone special, this card comes with a pretty ivory coloured envelope.
Titlee is a new designer we are partnering with. The beautiful jewellery is made in France and our collection is for both children and women. The two pieces in this mood board are little heart bracelets. The heart shapes are very original. Unsymmetrical in form they are really delicate in appearance . The chains are made from gold.
We enjoyed creating this little mood board so much we will be working on more very soon !!
Designed and printed in France, these wonderfully original and fun illustrations have been created by Minimel ! My personal favourite is the Indian panda ! All the posters measure 42cm 29cm and look stylish on any wall of the home, not just a children’s bedroom ! As well as these fun wall posters, many of the prints can also be found in greeting cards and tote bags ! You should have a look at the tiger with glasses print tote bag, its really great !
If you are looking for an original handmade gift for children from France, Melanie, the designer behind Minimel is certain to provide some inspiring ideas.
See all the collection of paper products and bags right here – Minimel