French Tablecloths

Round Jacquard French Tablecloths

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If you know your French tablecloths (and I'm guessing you do if you found this blog post), you know that there are two species of them: printed and Jacquard-woven. And you probably know that the vast majority of Jacquard-woven French tablecloths are of the rectangular persuasion. And up until recently, if you’d asked us if we have any round Jacquard French tablecloths, the answer would have been a resounding “No!”.

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French Tablecloths and Laguiole Cutlery on Amazon, Houzz, Etsy, and Pinterest

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French table linens and Laguiole cutlery on Amazon, Houzz, Etsy, and Pinterest.

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There's No Such Thing as a Teflon Coated Tablecloth!

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Once in a while we get asked if we have "teflon coated tablecloths". The answer is no, because there is no such thing as a "teflon coated tablecloth". There are, however, teflon TREATED tablecloths. In these tablecloths the fabric (typically Jacquard double-woven cotton) is treated with a teflon based product that makes it liquid-repellent and resistant to stains. It is not a "coating" that's applied to the surface of the tablecloth, it's a treatment that penetrates deep into the fibers of the fabric that protects it while leaving it feeling soft and warm and natural. Teflon treated tablecloths are easy to get...

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Laguiole Steak Knives, Cheese Knives, and Corkscrews

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I have some very exciting news. We are now offering authentic Laguiole cutlery (steak knives, cheese knives, and corkscrews) from Laguiole en Aubrac. These are beautiful, authentic, heirloom-quality pieces, handmade by master craftsmen in the region of Aubrac, near the village of Laguiole (pronounced LA-YULL). They're made with the highest quality materials and standards of workmanship. Each knife is a unique work of art, marked with the signature pattern of the cutler who made it. These are truly exceptional objects that will be in your family for generations. Please check out our collection!  

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Coated Tablecloths

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We've been pussy-footing around the topic of coated tablecloths for a long time now. We've described the differences between teflon-treated and acrylic-coated tablecloths. We've compared and contrasted oilcloth and coated cotton tablecloths. We've documented the existence of acrylic coated Jacquard tablecloths. And we've discussed acrylic coating in the Material section of our definitive guide to French tablecloths, French Tablecloths 101! But we've never published a blog post dedicated to coated tablecloths. Until now, that is... A coated tablecloth has a thin, acrylic based coating applied to the surface of the material on the top side of the tablecloth that protects...

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