my love for the French countryside and the sights and sounds are still very vivid.
For the time being, I incorporate as many French habits and French products into my daily routines.
French Soaps, candles, hand lotion, recipes, and books set in France and Paris keep the memories alive and I feel content.
Do you follow Sharon Santoni's blog My French Country Home?
Sharon is a busy lady...
besides keeping a lovely home and garden she has written a lovely book My Stylish French Girlfriends and another book will be available in August...
My French Country Home.
I love her first book and have preordered her second...
BUT this is not all that Sharon does...
she has created the sumptuous My Stylish French Box...
I splurged and subscribed...these French themed boxes arrive every few months and are filled with wonderful French gifts. Each box is wrapped in ribbon and the contents are carefully curated and packed with care.
The May box has a rose theme...
I unwrapped these items and took a photo...
a vintage spool with new blush pink velvet ribbon and a pair of scissors
hand lotion and balm
a rose diffuser
slate tiles to use as labels for roses or cheeses
(or whatever you desire)
a hand made linen tote with a rose print on the front
perfect for shopping
I particularly like the hand "gelee" and I am keeping it handy beside the kitchen sink.
I look forward to trying the balm.
It's so nice to have a box delivered from France that is full of surprises.
I love how these special delivery boxes transport me back to the French country.
I remember those poppy filled fields near Auvillar
and the roses that clung to the stone buildings.
One day I hope to visit the lush lavender fields of Provence...
but until then I'll dream
and look forward to another one of Sharon's gift boxes.
BTW all opinions are mine...
I have received no benefits from this post other than to be happy with the contents of the box that I fully paid for!
Most of the readers here are polite and some are rather discourteous and rude...
So there you have it...
I must be
with no ethics
this humble hostess is honest.
I am not ashamed...
The Humble Bungalow Garden is filled
with the scent of lilacs and muguet des bois.
Our garden roses have started blooming...
and if you did not already know, roses are my favourite flower.
Hope that you are having a great week.