my stylish french box – the may box reveal

by Sharon Santoni

contents of the May edition of My Stylish French Box by Sharon Santoni

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.

contents of the May edition of My Stylish French Box by Sharon Santoni

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.

contents of the May edition of My Stylish French Box by Sharon Santoni

Continuing the antique theme, we included two little seed packets that are cute enough to frame, or maybe use as a book mark

contents of the May edition of My Stylish French Box by Sharon Santoni

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.

contents of the May edition of My Stylish French Box by Sharon Santoni

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

contents of the May edition of My Stylish French Box by Sharon Santoni

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.

contents of the May edition of My Stylish French Box by Sharon Santoni

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.

contents of the May edition of My Stylish French Box by Sharon Santoni

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!

contents of the May edition of My Stylish French Box by Sharon Santoni

Thank you to Albertina Cisneros of Mimosa Lane for the photos !


noreen May 15, 2017 - 11:50 am

wow, some lovely and thoughtful picks in the May box, beautifully presented!

Audrey Friedman May 15, 2017 - 12:14 pm

Absolutely fabulous as I knew it would be. Your selection is perfect.
All the very best to you.
With love,

ann eldridge May 15, 2017 - 3:27 pm

what would my stylish french box cost in canadian dollars as i would love to buy one.

Hopefully you can give me an answer.

Sharon Santoni May 15, 2017 - 4:05 pm

Hello Ann 🙂
The box is sold in USD so $195/ quarter or an annual subscription of $700 (or $175/box) – this would be subject to current exchange rates and our Canadian customers also experience a duty because of the low value threshold on shipping into Canada. We were told by a few clients this amounted to between $40 and $50 additionally. We try to answer these questions best we can in our FAQ on the box site…. unfortunately Canada is the only country we cannot guarantee will be delivered without extra charges. I hope that helps!

Celia May 24, 2017 - 3:15 pm

Hi Ann – I’m in Calgary and the extra charges to DHL for duty, GST/PST/HST, processing fee and transaction fee was $43.76. That along with the current exchange rate the box cost near $300 Canadian. Hope this helps.

Linda May 15, 2017 - 3:45 pm

Twice now when I’ve clicked over from your email to your blog my anti virus program has warned me that there is a threat detected-JS:Includer-BJH[Trj]. It hasn’t infected me but think you may need to clean up your computer.

Sharon Santoni May 15, 2017 - 4:01 pm

Hi Linda, There is a security service that works on our site, perhaps try clearing your cache and I will have my developer take a peek as well? Kindly, Sharon

Diane Edwards May 15, 2017 - 5:39 pm

Yes, I have had the same problem, your site sets off all the bells and whistles on my anti virus.

Jeanne May 16, 2017 - 9:12 am

Me too and of course I don’t believe them! But I do find it odd.

Taste of France May 15, 2017 - 4:49 pm

Very pretty items! I’m impressed by how many things you’ve had made especially for your boxes.

Donna Boekley May 15, 2017 - 5:25 pm

Love these gifts! When the box arrives I feel like it’s Christmas all over again. Now I can’t wait till the next one arrives in August! Thank You!!

Lisa J May 15, 2017 - 5:41 pm

Thank you so much, I really loved this May box, every bit as great as the February box! My favourite pieces are the linen tote and the diffuser

Can’t wait for August to come around!!



Gina Tern May 15, 2017 - 5:41 pm

SO gorgeous ! Makes me feel like I’m right back in France, my very favorite place in the world. How clever are the brocante finds? Love !

Jenny May 15, 2017 - 8:52 pm

Oh my goodness, my friend Marsha H gifted me this box and I am so grateful !!! I just love anything French but I never expected to receive such a special box on my doorstep. I’m going to sign up for a quarterly subscription, thank you so much for creating this Sharon

Ellen May 16, 2017 - 4:07 am

Arriving home after a frustrating day at work I noticed the box on my porch. I walked and fed my dog in record time so as to delve into the treasures that awaited. Sitting the box on my counter, I tore into the package like an excited child does a present. Seeing the silky grey ribbon holding tissue paper and anticipated gems, I stepped back, poured a glass of wine and very slowly proceeded. The items were each gorgeous and exciting, reminding me of my time spent in France. Thank you for taking me away for a few minutes and giving my home a beautiful fragrance that gives a feeling of stepping into a French garden.

pamela May 16, 2017 - 5:28 am

What a awesome gifts, they are so pretty.

Emilie Nicklawsky May 18, 2017 - 1:08 pm

I live in the Minnesota , USA and haven’t received my box. I’m super bummed ,because I was really looking forward to getting it.

Sharon Santoni May 20, 2017 - 1:18 am

We wrote to you today Emilie. Unfortunately our shipper misdirected your box and one other. A replacement box is on its way to you by express courier. We are very sorry for this incident, and have done everything possible to make up for it promptly
with best wishes

Emilie May 26, 2017 - 9:47 pm

I just received my box today. Thank you so much. I love it.

Suzanne Grace June 2, 2017 - 8:04 am

I adore all these lovely French things! I am so happy that Macron won your election in France.

I want you and all of France and Europe to know that we in America (who are intelligent) do not like Trump in anyway and we are very embarrassed by him and the fascists ideals of the republican party as well. Please know we are going to change this, please stay our friends! Viva la France!! Always!

Susan June 7, 2017 - 11:32 pm

Hello Sharon,
Your boxes are divine…I hope to have one someday.


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