love this word...passementerie

Bonjour mes belles,

I have just added a pair of vintage French toile de jouy curtains to the shop which have a stunning red passementerie border.

What a lovely word passementerie which is defined as...
Passementerie (/pæsˈmɛntri/, French pronunciation: ​[pɑsmɑ̃tri]) or passementarie is the art of making elaborate trimmings or edgings (in French, passements) of applied braid, gold or silver cord, embroidery, colored silk, or beads for clothing or furnishings.

You will find some lovely examples on this French website.

très bonne semaine à tous, Leeann x



  1. What an interesting word. It adequately describes the edging on your beautiful curtains. The website is very interesting and shows some beautiful examples.

  2. Yes, it is a lovely word and sounds like what it is, in a way :)


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