I am excited to tell you that the May edition of My Stylish French Box has now been delivered so I can post the big reveal! We love that our clients have the surprise of unwrapping our quarterly box, and so we never say what is in the box until each one has been received and opened. Sort of Christmas every three months!
The theme for this May box was roses and gardens, and we wanted to give our clients a box full of gifts that would remind them to take their time and with a truly botanical feel.
For the first time, we had a beautiful linen bag, made especially for My Stylish French Box, and lined in pale mauve linen, printed with a picture of roses from my garden. This is a great tote bag for making shopping more fun.
Next up an antique bobbin and antique pair of scissors, complete with pale pink velvet ribbon, ideal for tying a bunch of roses to gift to a friend, or simply to look pretty on a shelf or desk.
Continuing the antique theme, we included two little seed packets that are cute enough to frame, or maybe use as a book mark
Because we like our boxes to smell divine, we chose a diffuser by the family producer Au Pays du Fleur d’Oranger, whose rose scented perfume was echoed in their tiny gift soap.
For hands that have been gardening, or simply for the pleasure of taking care of ourselves, we turned to the traditional company Feret whose balm and hand cream are among the great traditional products, loved by generations of French women
To embellish a kitchen garden, or to use for organising at home, we were happy to include these beautiful slate tags, hand made for us in France.
And last, but by no means least, a print of a lovely floral watercolour by Jeanne McKay Hartmann. Jeanne has created this series of watercolours exclusively for our boxes this year, and each one is a treasure to frame and display. For those clients who have subscribed for the full year ahead, there are also notecards using Jeanne’s designs.
Voila mes amies! Here in Normandy we are already busy preparing the next box, to be delivered in August, on the theme of Holidays in Provence …. it will be every bit as special, and of course will be filled with the perfume of the south of France. If you’d like to know more about the boxes then pop over to our Box website, and take a look at the community page to see what our clients are saying about their box.
If you want to know what was in box N° 1, take a peek here
If you have any other questions please feel free to leave a comment below, or to email us, we’ll get back to you promptly. Merci beaucoup!
Thank you to Albertina Cisneros of Mimosa Lane for the photos !