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Beautiful and Poetic handmade creations: Scalaë

Mobile Baleine de Scalaë

This week, we received the beautiful new pieces from Scalaë, so what better time to introduce you to this beautiful French designer.

Scalaë was created by Laëtitia, in Marseille, the South of France. At first, Laëtitia was only creating small pieces and childrens accessories for herself and sharing the results on her blog. Her creations however did not go unnoticed and quite soon, many people wanted her to design something for them too ! Laëtitia began creating new pieces, not only for herself, but for all her friends that love handmade creations too !

Her favourite theme? Animals! In the charming collections of Scalaë, you will  be able to find birds such as cockatoos, swans, parrots, peacocks . You will also find a mama whale with her baby as a beutiful handmade room mobile.

At French Blossom, we love Laëtitia’s creations that bring a touch of originality to a childrens bedroom or a babies nursery. These beautiful creations are certain to add a touch of poetry and dreaminess to any decoration.

My personal favourite? Gaspard, the peacock handmade mobile that has been made exclusively for us. Coming in pink or blue, this little bird is just stunning with its long feathery tail. We love the association of soft cream white with bright colours that will surely brighten up any room you choose to display it in!

But Gaspard is not the only exclusivity you will find on our online shop, Nino the cockatoo is also one of a kind. With its warm expression, this sleepy cockatoo is perfect to help lulling your child to sleep while adding pastel softness to the room.

If you are more of an aquatic person however, you will probably be more appealed by the superb whale mobile. Showcasing a mother whale and its baby, this mobile will look lovely in a baby nursery and their peaceful expression will surely help little babies to sleep soundly.

Love these beautiful handmade pieces? Then do not hesitate any longer.  –  Discover all these pretty creations on our website: Scalaë – French Blossom!

Nino le Cacatoès blanc de Scalaë

Peacock Mobile Scalae

Nino the white cockatoo

Peacock Mobile Pink and blue


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Feel fresh with Nobodinoz !

Green Scales and Polka Dots Ambiance

Now that the sun is shining and that the sky takes a beautiful blue shade more often, it could be the perfect time to bring some freshness to the room of your little one! Today, we chose several products from Nobodinoz that might help do just that.

As you may already know, Nobodinoz is a Spanish brand that specializes in children room decoration and furniture. They create a fun universe, full of bright colours, graphic designs and sometimes vintage touches.

For this spring, we particularly like their green scale design that is both soft thanks to the round edges of the pattern and fresh thanks to the lovely mint colour! This motif is certain to bring some originality to any room.

Great for both a boys or girls bedroom, this design feels like summer!

Discover this pattern and more on our website: Nobodinoz – French Blossom!

Yellow and Green Scales and Diamonds Pink and Green Scales and Diamonds Storage Bag Green Scales Green Scales Placemat


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L’Infuseur Paris: not your typical herbal tea

Complete Herbal Tea Set

Many people see herbal tea as a beverage for older people, with no real taste and that doesn’t exactly bring much pleasure. As a tea drinker myself, I tend to think the same.

Well, how wrong was I and here is the brand that made me rethink everything about herbal tea: L’Infuseur Paris. This young French brand breaks every code about herbal tea, and it does it with style and refinement.

This brand was created by Céline and fellow herbal tea lovers that helped her. Tired of this image of grand-mother, medicinal or plain beverage, they wanted to create something amazing, something beautiful, something modern that would change the image that traditionally follows herbal tea.

L’Infuseur makes you forget the negative clichés about this type of beverage and turns it into an elegant and modern drink that reconciles pleasure and benefits for your health. Made with only the best ingredients, this brand offers you high quality tea, with subtle yet original and delicious tastes.

Let’s take the Delight Infusion for instance. You will definitely be charmed by its amazing spiced scent and the ingenious blend of flowers and fruit that compose it. Looking for something simpler to drink after a copious diner? Then you should pick the Digestive Infusion. Its blend of aromatic herbs is sure to dowonders when your stomach is unsettled.

Or maybe something to make your whole body (and mind) feel better? Then let yourself be surrounded by the sweet scent of the Dé-Tox fruit-based herbal tea. Here at French Blossom, we love its amazing smell and wonderful taste that is not only good for your taste buds but also for your health and mood.

To enjoy these treats putut your kettle on and turn it off just a few seconds before the water is actually boiling. One spoon of tea should be enough to appreciate a mug of these amazing flavours. You’ll then have to let it brew for 4 to 5 minute depending on how strong you want your tea. And tadah! Now the only thing left to do is enjoying a warm cup of tea.

And we shouldn’t forget the small detail that makes the difference: the beautiful packaging in navy blue that’ll make you want to leave this herbal tea box on your kitchen counter for everyone to see!

Want to give these herbal teas a try? You can find them on our online shop right there: L’Infuseur Paris – French Blossom!

Detox Infusion - Herbal Tea

Digestive Infusion - Herbal Tea

Delight Infusion - Herbal Tea

 


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Nobodinoz Tipis have arrived !

Arizona Tipis Black Ambiance

Arizona Tipi Blue Yellow and Pink

Today, I have the great pleasure to announce  the beautiful tipis by the Spanish brand Nobodinoz have finally arrived at French Blossom

We were really excited to receive these little Indian huts for children and now here they are! Measuring 1.50m and available in a variety of colours, these tipis can be a beautiful decorative item as well as the best playground ever for your little ones so they can imagine having great adventures in the far west, fending off mean cowboys.

These tipis can be placed outside (if the sun is out) as well as inside. Whether in the living room or in the bedroom, they will certainly bring some originality to your interior decoration thanks to the lovely patterns created by Nobodinoz. In blue, black, green or pink, with zig zags, scales or little sparks, you will surely find one pattern that can match the furniture and decorative items you already have in place.

Easy and quick to assemble, we especially love the vintage feel they give off as well as the dash of colour and originality they bring into the room. As for myself, I really like the tipi with the green and black sparks pattern. I love the association of white, black and green that can match numerous decors, whether it be for a little girl’s or a little boy’s room!

And for even more comfort, you can add the Apache large rug under you tipi. Made specifically to match the tents diameter, the rug can turn a tipi from awesome hideout to secret place to take an afternoon snooze!

Wait no more and discover our selection of Nobodinoz tipis and the matching rugs online: Nobodinoz !

Arizona Tipi Pink Diamond Inside

Arizona Tipi Black Without Cushions

Apache Large Rugs Multicolored

 


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Rose In April: fresh and vintage decoration for this spring

Pink Shelve Rose In April

Now that spring is here, the sun is starting to shine and warmer days are on their way, it could be a great time to rejuvenate a bit our interior decoration! And for that, here at French Blossom, we would like to propose the fabulous shelves from Rose In April !

Beautifully crafted and available in simple or triple design and many different colours, they are perfect to bring a fresh and original feel to your decoration. The shelves can easily blend in with a variety of room styles, both for childrens bedrooms, living room or kitchen. The wood shelves are made from MDF wood and are painted with water based paints, while the metal supports are a black metal on all the models.  The shelves are 14cm in width so do not protrude far into a room and they are 66cm in length.

These shelves will be perfect to display your favourite treasures. Geometrical items can be mixed with lovely glass vases with bright flowers and candles that smell like spring. Plants in pots can be associated with beautiful books that you like to read and read again. Actions figures can sit next to adorable pictures in your little ones room. With these Rose In April Shelves, everything is possible!

Feel like you are ready for some change of decoration? Find the shelves and more in our section of Rose In April at French Blossom

We have recently received arrivals from the designer, so here at the blog we are giving a sneek at new items you can find at our boutique.

If you liked the soft and mellow cotton blankets in grey, pink and salmon,  you will love the new colour, a warm yellow reminding us of sunflowers and warm summer days spent outside. Nothing better than being comfortably wrapped up in a piece of sun to take a nap.

Yellow Blanket

Another new addition to our selection are the beautiful wooden stools, full of colours! Either in pink and yellow or aqua blue and pink, these stools give off a soft and vintage feeling. The poetic colours painted with water based paints and the wonderful beech wood legs, make this stool a great gift idea for children.

Wooden Stools

 


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Tropicool Ambiance with Goodnight Light’s pineapple lamps

Pineapple Lamp Set

If you like the Tropicool trend, you will definitely love these great pineapple lamps made by Goodnight Light.  Yesterday we had some fun in the office and took pictures of the lamps in all sorts of settings to share with you here at the blog!

The pineapple lamps certainly are poetic and stylish with a touch of vintage. Available in many colours, they can fit numerous decoration styles and are ideal as a gift idea for adults as well as children !

The lamps are perfect for children as they do not heat up and can help you create a warm glowing ambiance in their rooms at night.  The LED light bulbs are really economic and the fact they are handmade make them super original.

Why not turn the lamps into simple sculptures ?   You only have to remove the power cable! Measuring 32 cm in height and being fairly light weight, you can put them anywhere you wish! On a shelf, on a dresser, on a night table.

If you want to find out more about these amazing pineapple lamps, take a look at the in greater detail online at the shop : Goodnight Lights !

Pineapple lamp and Varanassi carpet

Gold, Bronze & Silver Pineapple Lamps

 


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Vintage and Stylish Decoration with Nobodinoz

Bibs from Nobodinoz

Monkey Placemat

Barcelona is the capital of Cataluña, in Spain. It is also where Nobodinoz is located. Never heard of Nobodinoz? Do not worry, this is the subject of today’s article so we hope to give you a taste for this wonderful Spanish brand.

Nobodinoz was created in 2006 by a couple uniting two countries: France and Spain. Murielle and Roman Bressan, following the success of their concept store in Barcelona, decided to create their own brand and this is how Nobodinoz was born.

At French Blossom, we love the graphic designs, the bright colours and the fun patterns that are certain to brighten up any room you decide to put them in. Their products, original yet refined, are easy to match with your decoration because you are certain to  find at least one pattern that you will love.  Choose from pastel pink and green diamonds or pretty mustard stars.  Maybe black and white is the theme of your room and if so the black and white zigzag patterns are so stylish !

Moreover, every product is made in Spain or France with a true desire to highlight local know-how. The materials are also chosen with great care so you can be sure that you won’t find anything toxic in the colorants or fabrics used. Perfect for a nursery or your children’s room!

Curious about Nobodinoz products ? Have a look and decide for yourself if you are going to give in to these lovely items ! French Blossom

Storage Bag Black & White

Room decoration in yellow

Changing mat and bag - Green diamonds


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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Mood Board for Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is almost here and you still haven’t found the perfect gift for your other half?
Worry no more ! At French Blossom we have thought about this special day and have up with some great ideas that we hope you will love. Here are our favourites:

If you are feeling poetic, the lovely notebooks from Les Editions du Paon are a match for you. The beautiful covers in soft colours and the original yet refined patterns make them the perfect place to write what you feel like about the one you love. Not only will they make great poem collections, they can also be used as travel diaries, secret recipe keepers or simply note recorders.

Now, how about creating a nice atmosphere for your Valentine’s Day dinner with a candle? The ones created by Kerzon smell heavenly and will surround you and your loved one with a cloud of Jasmin and musk, a perfect mix between floral and earthy smells. The soft glow they have when lit will set a romantic mood that can be easily improved with a bit of background music. Bonus: this candle comes with a scented sachet with the same perfume so your drawers can smell nice too.

If elegance is what you are looking for, then the superb minimalist jewels created by Titlee are your solution. They will undoubtedly fit every morphology and their golden colour will make every women shine (with happiness). Sophisticated and refined, these jewels can be worn with many fashion styles, for a special event or for the every-day life.

If you are looking for something your loved ones can wear, then these brooches created by Macon & Lesquoy are just great !  Entirely handmade, they are actually embroidered which makes each piece unique. Rest assured that no one else will have them around the lucky receiver, which makes it even better.

And why not add a card with your gift? Cinq Mai has a wide range of lovely designs and colours on which you will be able to write a message just for him or her. From a simple heart to a heartfelt message, you will certainly find a card perfect for you.

Find all these lovely items and much more at the boutique – French Blossom


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Mother’s Day gift guide

Pretty pastel mothers day gift guide

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


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Miawww ! Our Monday Moodboard inspired by Cats

With prints and patterns coming in and out of fashion and designers always looking to inspire with the latest trends we often try to propose items to our customers that are seasonal must haves !  Take for example the pineapple was last years fruit while this year it is certainly the watermelon.  This year brands and designers have focused on the flamingo and we see this bird on wall stickers, posters and as pretty prints on clothing.

One animal that always seems to heavily influence designers, their patterns and work are cats !  Our love for felines is evident in the many items we stock at French Blossom.   We have tried to draw together some of our favourites to create the little moodbard below.  We really fell for some other items while searching the web and had to share these with you too.

Whether a designer takes the overall form of a cat for a lighting design or uses the basic features of a cat to create an original cushion or bag, cats remain a strong theme for creators.

cats inspiration and products for design
Whether you are looking for an original gift idea for someone special or if you are trying to get inspired by the perfect piece of original childrens room decoration, cats are always a fun and popular choice.1. Handmade in France, porcelain coffee cups from Sobigraphie
2. Canvas makeup bag – Petite Mila
3. Cat print cushion – Mimi Lou
4.Cat tote bag from Sobigraphie
5.Ballerinas, Black Cat – Charlotte Olympia
6.Soft toy cat – Jellycat
7.Cat lamp – Vertbaudet

As we are on the subject of cats we had to include the cat mug that is back in stock by popular demand !  Designed by French brand Bandjo the geometric cat pattern mug is a really fun piece of original dishware.

cat mug for children