Charming French Gift Ideas for Francophiles + Cheese

Full disclosure right off the bat, kittycat. Charming French Gift Ideas for Francophiles + Cheese is one big excuse to share a few personal photos of my nephew’s wedding shower as well as cheese. Cheese? Oui.

Bridal Shower - Hello Lovely Studio
A beautiful bride at her Bridal Shower – Hello Lovely Studio. Dress: Anthropologie. Awesome finds for the home to give or receive…certainly lovely indeed.

Everywhere you turn, you see a delicious cheese board (dang it, Sherry Hart!!!). and I have always been an ambassador for yummy cheese.

Humor quote on Hello Lovely Studio.
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Me and cheese were like peas and carrots. Wait. What?

Inspirational quote on Hello Lovely Studio.
Hello Lovely Studio

I Miss Cheese!

Yeah, well, this is my brain without cheese, which is almost entirely absent from my restricted diet these days (I eat a little low-fat mozz on pizza, and do NOT ask me to consume no-fat cheese…awful!).

Bridal Shower - Hello Lovely Studio
Bridal Shower – Hello Lovely Studio.

So I couldn’t enjoy the wondrous dishes with cheese at the shower, but I COULD soak up all the love and laughter and romance at this fete.

Bridal Shower - Hello Lovely Studio
A bright sunny day for the Bridal Shower – Hello Lovely Studio. Awesome finds for the home to give or receive…certainly lovely indeed.

The wedding for these two is now just days away!!! I can’t believe my sweet baby nephew will be married, and we are so excited for this new family.

Bridal Shower - Hello Lovely Studio
Bridal Shower – Hello Lovely Studio.

Bridal Shower Photos

What a stunning bride to be! Since she is a true Francophile, there were delicious macarons and many Frenchy details at the shower.

Bright French blue favor boxes of homemade cookies. Hello Lovely Studio. Awesome finds for the home to give or receive…certainly lovely indeed.

Did I ever get around to telling you what I wore to the shower? A simple tan shift dress from HERE, a shrug with sparkle from HERE, and sexy sandals. Oh and pantyhose. Have you noticed they’re all the rage again? True.

Bridal Shower - Hello Lovely Studio
Bridal Shower – Hello Lovely Studio.

It was so awesome to be with my sisters. We are (left to right) Lala, Mimi, and Jo-Jo to all of the cousins.

Bridal Shower - Hello Lovely Studio
Bridal Shower – Hello Lovely Studio. Charming French Gift Ideas for Francophiles + Cheese: Awesome finds for the home to give or receive…certainly lovely indeed.

My mom and niece Sofia are darling, aren’t they?

Bridal Shower - Hello Lovely Studio
Bridal Shower – Hello Lovely Studio

The nieces are in town for summer vacation, and it’s a treat to jam with Liv, a musician/songwriter at my vintage piano which needs tuning badly! The piano serves me so well, and in seasons of high anxiety, I write these awful off-beat cheesy songs about serious issues (like menopause) which I share with the women in these photos.

Bridal Shower - Hello Lovely Studio
Bridal Shower – Hello Lovely Studio. Charming French Gift Ideas for Francophiles + Cheese: Awesome finds for the home to give or receive…certainly lovely indeed.

Did someone say cheesy? If you are able to eat cheese – enjoy some for your pal here. I dream of a day I’ll be able to enjoy a little again, and until then, you have my permission to eat my portion.

Gift Ideas for Francophiles

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French Cheese Collection
French Cheese Collection, Williams-Sonoma…certainly lovely indeed.
French Cheese Collection
Williams-Sonoma French Cheese Collection…certainly lovely indeed.
French Cheese Collection
French Cheese Collection, Williams-Sonoma…certainly lovely indeed.

Madame & Monsieur Tumblers

Madame and Monsieur glasses with gold rims.
Madame/Monsieur Glasses, PiccadillyPrairie on Etsy….certainly lovely indeed. Charming French Gift Ideas for Francophiles + Cheese: Awesome finds for the home to give or receive…certainly lovely indeed.
Madame and Monsieur glasses with gold rims.
Madame/Monsieur Glasses, PiccadillyPrairie on Etsy…certainly lovely indeed.
Monsieur glass with gold rim.
Madame/Monsieur Glasses, PiccadillyPrairie on Etsy. Charming French Gift Ideas for Francophiles + Cheese: Awesome finds for the home to give or receive…certainly lovely indeed.

I spotted these glasses on the Francophile author of Petite Haus, Angelina’s patio!

blue and white French bistro chairs on the porch
Photo/Design: Petite Haus.

Madame & Monsieur Wine Glasses

Monsieur and Madame 2 Piece 21 oz. Stemless Wine Glass Set
Monsieur and Madame 2 Piece Stemless Wine Glass Set. Charming French Gift Ideas for Francophiles + Cheese: Awesome finds for the home to give or receive…certainly lovely indeed.
Serving board - French country style in this J. K. Adams Heritage Serving Board from Crate & Barrel.
Heritage Serving Board, Crate & Barrel. Charming French Gift Ideas for Francophiles + Cheese: Awesome finds for the home to give or receive…certainly lovely indeed.
Serving board - French country style in this J. K. Adams Heritage Serving Board from Crate & Barrel.
J. K. Adams Heritage Serving Board, Crate & Barrel…certainly lovely indeed.
Serving board - French country style in this J. K. Adams Heritage Serving Board from Crate & Barrel.
Large J. K. Adams Heritage Serving Board, Crate & Barrel. Charming French Gift Ideas for Francophiles + Cheese: Awesome finds for the home to give or receive…certainly lovely indeed.

Champagne Flutes

Chateau Goblet
Chateau Flutes, Pottery Barn…certainly lovely indeed.
Chateau Goblet
Set of Chateau Flutes, Pottery Barn. Charming French Gift Ideas for Francophiles + Cheese: Awesome finds for the home to give or receive…certainly lovely indeed.
Chateau Goblet
Chateau Flutes, Pottery Barn…certainly lovely indeed.

Artwork Featuring Paris

"Parisian Rooftops" - Limited Edition Art Print by Lindsay Ferraris Photography in beautiful frame options and a variety of sizes.
Parisian Rooftops Limited Edition Art Print by Lindsay Ferraris, Minted. Charming French Gift Ideas for Francophiles + Cheese: Thoughtful French finds for the home to give or receive…certainly lovely indeed.

Reversible Madame/Monsieur Pillow

Madame/Monsieur Reversible Throw Pillow
Reversible Monsieur/Madame Pillow. Charming French Gift Ideas for Francophiles + Cheese: Thoughtful French finds for the home to give or receive…certainly lovely indeed.

DIY Personalized Gift Ideas

After seeing the Madame & Monsieur tumblers, I got to thinking about lettering on stemware. Are you good at hand-lettering? These may come in handy!

Vino marker - add a personalized sentiment to glassware!
Vino Marker, Amazon
Vino marker
Mettalic Pen for Glass, Amazon. Charming French Gift Ideas for Francophiles + Cheese: Thoughtful French finds for the home to give or receive…certainly lovely indeed.

Can we even stand to view more images of cheese? Y E S we C A N.

How sweet and simple does a little marker make things?

Vino marker
Vino Marker, Amazon. Charming French Gift Ideas for Francophiles + Cheese: Thoughtful French finds for the home to give or receive…certainly lovely indeed.

Gifts for French Lavender Lovers

Dried Lavender Wreath
Dried Lavender Wreath, Pottery Barn
Williams Sonoma French Lavender Potpourri
French Lavender Potpourri, Williams-Sonoma. Charming French Gift Ideas for Francophiles + Cheese: Thoughtful French finds for the home to give or receive…certainly lovely indeed.

Practical Gifts For Homebody Types

Did you know the beautiful blog and shop Dreamy Whites has a new site and a new brick and mortar presence? Wonder what wondrous French farmhouse treasures you’ll discover!?!

Braided French Laundry Basket
Braided French Laundry Basket, West Elm. Charming French Gift Ideas for Francophiles + Cheese: Thoughtful French finds for the home to give or receive…certainly lovely indeed.
Faux French Tulip Bunch
Faux French Tulip Bunch, West Elm. Charming French Gift Ideas for Francophiles + Cheese: Thoughtful French finds for the home to give or receive…certainly lovely indeed.
Chelsea Hamper Basket
Chelsea Hamper Basket, Pottery Barn
Chelsea Hamper Basket
Hamper Basket, Pottery Barn. Charming French Gift Ideas for Francophiles + Cheese: Thoughtful French finds for the home to give or receive…certainly lovely indeed.

For Coffee People

Gifts for Lovers of Wine & France

French Wine Bottle Riddling Rack
Lovely French Wine Bottle Riddling Rack, Pottery Barn. Charming French Gift Ideas for Francophiles + Cheese: Thoughtful French finds for the home to give or receive…certainly lovely indeed.
JKAdamsModularWoodWineRackSHF17
Modular Wine Rack, Crate & Barrel. Charming French Gift Ideas for Francophiles + Cheese: Thoughtful French finds for the home to give or receive…certainly lovely indeed.

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For Traditional Style Types

French Blue Bouquet Platter, Floral
Blue French Platter, Williams-Sonoma
French Stripe Napkins
French Stripe Napkins, Williams-Sonoma

Gifts for Cocktail Enthusiasts

Gifts for Francophiles Who Indulge Their Pets

Who Could Forget Puddy & Pippa’s Wedding?

Round Bronze Accent Table
French Country Lamp
French Laundry Basket
Metal Martini Table
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Farmhouse Dining Table
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Turkish Cotton Blanket
Linen & Burlap Tufted Ottoman
Gertrude Wood Bench
Weathered 4-Door French Cabinet – 71″
Upholstered Dining Chair Set
French Country Wing Chair
French Louis Style Arm Chair
Avignon Coat Rack With Hooks
French Linen Upholstered Dining Chair
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Linen Slipcovered Dining Chair, Set of 2
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Loveseat
Pamela Arm Chair
Weathered Arm Chair
Rustic Wood Candleholders
Aged Terracotta Pots
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Galvanized Console Table
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Cafe Chair (Set of 2)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Linen Curved Loveseat
White Farmhouse Lantern Pendant Light
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
French Country Loveseat
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Oak Accent Stool
French Upholstered Gray Bench
Jute Area Rug
French Candle Style Chandelier
Reclaimed Wood 3 Leg Stool
French Linen Sofa
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Parisian Glass Bottle Vase
Magnus Table Lamp
Spindle Leg Upholstered Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
French Country Wood Mirror
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Matelasse Coverlet
Quilted Coverlet
Marsh Rustic Wood Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Teak Farmhouse Stool

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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4 Comments

  1. Karen H.
    June 20, 2019 / 10:27 am

    Beautiful family, Michele. All the dresses were stunning! Iā€™m a Francophile and loved this post, and Iā€™ll take some of that cheese! Merci!

    • Michele
      Author
      June 20, 2019 / 5:16 pm

      Thanks, Karen. Eat as much cheese as you like! šŸ™‚

  2. June 20, 2019 / 6:19 pm

    What a beautiful day that looked to be, full of all the women you love. Such a lovely family you have. How fortunate you are to have sisters and nieces and a mother in your life. Now all you need is some French cheese;)!

    • Michele
      Author
      June 20, 2019 / 10:59 pm

      I feel very blessed – even without cheese! Thanks so much for reading, Celia. Your zest for living, traveling, and supporting your family is apparent and inspiring, friend.

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