Charming Francophile Gifts Now for Spring & Easter

Easter? Ummmm, how did Easter sneak up on me this year? Also, winds are howling and snow is falling outside my windows right now as a space heater in our bedroom cranks out warmth in our drafty von drafty bedroom. Let’s face it. I need a diversion from all the sawdust inside and ridiculous shifting weather patterns outside. Charming French Gift Ideas for Francophiles revisits a few personal photos of a wedding shower, suggests French inspired gifts, and allows me to whine a little as I recall days I could nibble cheese as if there was no tomorrow. Cheese?

Charming Francophile Gifts for Mamas, Brides, Birthdays & Easter

It does seem that everywhere you turn on social media, you see some reference to charcuterie or graze boards. I used to devour cheese like the French do.

Vibrant and colorful, these cheeseboards with charcuterie and farmers market freshness are perfect for simple entertaining and an elegant tablescape. Serve with your favorite wine! Hello Lovely Studio. #grazeboard
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Funny food quote about cauliflower waffles on Hello Lovely Studio. #foodquotes #foodhumor

Then my diet became big time restrictive (very-low-fat and minimal gluten as a means of survival now).

Come be inspired by these colorful cheeseboards, graze boards and charcuterie styled on a white farmhouse table in my home - Hello Lovely Studio.
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Funny quote about chocolate on Hello Lovely Studio. #chocolatequotes #momquotes

Me and cheese were like peas and carrots. Wait. What?

It’s possible I’m getting hungry.

Funny tweet and humor quote about kids and eating on Hello Lovely Studio. #funnytweets #kidtweets

I Miss Cheese!

I haven’t eliminated cheese entirely from my diet – a sprinkle on pasta or pizza (this Chicago girl could happily eat Lou Malnati’s every night) still happens.

Bridal Shower - Hello Lovely Studio
My niece was a beautiful bride to be at her wedding shower – Hello Lovely Studio. Dress: Anthropologie. Awesome finds for the home to give or receive…certainly lovely indeed.

But my ooey gooey grilled cheese days are essentially history.

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

So while I couldn’t enjoy the wondrous dishes with cheese at this fete a couple of Aprils ago, I DID soak up all the love, laughter and romance.

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 was held at an art museum and was a beautiful affair.

Beautiful bride in Willowby by Watters gown - Hello Lovely Studio. #weddingdresses #ethereal
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Rumi poetry on Hello Lovely Studio - about love. #rumiquotes #rumipoetry #quotes

Wedding Shower Highlights

What a stunning almost bride she was at her shower!

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

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.

I’m sure you are terribly surprised to hear I wore neutrals to this part, yes? Hahaha.

A simple tan shift dress from HERE, a shrug with sparkle from HERE, and edgy modern sandals.

Oh and pantyhose. Frankly, I’m thrilled they are acceptable again. (Update: no idea whether hose are soooooo 5 minutes ago in 2022).

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

It is always epic 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.
Winnie the Pooh quote about the heart on Hello Lovely Studio. #winniethepoohquotes #lovequotes

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

Sofi’s natural hair color is FLAMES and so unique…comes from her daddy’s side since he is 100% Italian.

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

And my mama. Mercy, what this woman has been through in recent years! And she still has the best sense of humor!

Mother's Day quote on Hello Lovely Studio - mothers are like buttons...#mothersday #motherquotes #momquotes #parentingquotes #motherhood

The nieces were able to visit shortly after this shower, and it is always a treat since they are musicians/songwriters too. We gather around my vintage piano to harmonize like me and my sisters did for so many years.

Motherhood quote on Hello Lovely Studio. #motherhood #motherquotes #momquotes #mothersday

As you may recall, we moved recently, and moving my vintage piano from childhood is always scary since it falls apart a little with each move. It is not looking or sounding great, but I’m hoping at some point, repair will be possible.

That piano still serves me so well, and in seasons of high anxiety, I am known to write awful, one-off, CHEESY songs about serious topics (like menopause) which I share only 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 mention cheese? If you are able to enjoy cheese – blissfully consume it for your pal here. Maybe one day I’ll be able to enjoy it again, and until then, here’s your permission slip to eat my portion.

Inspirational quote about time and love on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquotes #timequotes #lifequotes

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Just Bought This for a Bride

It was so wonderful to gather for a bridal shower brunch a couple of weeks ago and to be mask-free with people I love. You just can’t go wrong with a charming barn strung with fairy lights, pancake kebab things and mimosas!

Gift Ideas for Francophiles

What I’d Love to Receive (The Perfect Gifts for Yourself)

Wrap your gifts with this adorable gift wrap with French bulldogs:

Wrapped in Frenchies Wrapping Paper
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To label your Frenchie things:

Quote about mothers and sons by Maya Angelou on Hello Lovely Studio. #motherandson #motherhood #parentingquotes #mayaangelouquotes

A Collection

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.
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.

I’m thinking about personalizing these great customizable wine glasses with MADAME and MONSIEUR instead of the “Queen…” way it is displayed here.

Inspirational quote about family on Hello Lovely Studio. #familyquotes #inspirationalquotes
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.
Funny quote about adulting and saving good boxes on Hello Lovely Studio. #adultingquotes #midlifequotes #parentingquotes

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

My framed Paris print (below) looks gorgeous no matter where I place it, and I’m looking forward to hanging it here in the new house.

Days in Paris framed print in my Arizona home - Hello Lovely Studio.
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"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.

I recently bought another framed fine art Paris print for the new house as well:

Isn’t it fabulous? It’s even better in person, and I chose a white frame.

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 stomach more images of cheese? Why, yes.

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.
Claude Monet quote about flowers on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquotes #flowerquotes #springquotes

Gifts for French Lavender Lovers

20" Lavender Wreath
Everlasting Lavender Wreath

Practical Gifts For Homebody Types

Did you know the beautiful blog Dreamy Whites is also a shop (Dreamy Whites Atelier)? Wonder what wondrous French farmhouse treasures you’ll discover!?!

Braided French Laundry Basket
Braided French Laundry Basket, 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

Gifts for Cocktail Enthusiasts

Gifts for Francophiles Who Indulge Their Pets

Who Could Forget Puddy & Pippa’s Wedding?

Whimsical dog quote on Hello Lovely. #dogquotes #petquotes #doglovers

If you’re in the mood for more civilized interior design inspiration and less cheese, do mosey on over to THIS.

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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8 Comments

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

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

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

      Thanks, Karen. Eat as much cheese as you like! 🙂

  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.

  3. March 31, 2021 / 10:05 am

    I love to get lost in your beautiful posts, Michele. You all looked so GORGEOUS at the wedding. The dresses were amazing. What a lovely bride. Now, I want some cheese!! I’m not really supposed to have it either, but sometimes I do. 🙂

    • Michele
      Author
      March 31, 2021 / 10:46 am

      Hahaha – so sorry for making your mouth water – there are just some days when I miss cheese and the old times! Thanks so much for the kind words. Wishing you sunny days of weather and soul. xox

  4. Janice Hiestand
    March 31, 2021 / 10:58 am

    did I miss the frenchie kittycats, or is that what French bulldogs are called?

    • Michele
      Author
      April 1, 2021 / 9:28 am

      Hahaha – I was calling YOU readers “Frenchie kittycats!” But thanks for a great topic to pursue since there is surely interest in them! 🙂

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Stripe Seagrass Basket Set
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
White Matelasse Quilt on MY BED
THE BEST Energy Bars!
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcovered Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
White Cotton Crochet Bed Skirt
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Rattan Basket With Lid
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Slipcovered Sofa
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
French Country Mirror
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slipcovered Linen Chair
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Laurel Wreath Mirror
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
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 Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Tray Side Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston 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
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing