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Hand Made in St Emilion...

Today I would like to introduce a label to you that it is exclusive to Fabulously French.

The label is called autrefois and all the products are made especially for us and are hand made in St Emilion, France.

The woman behind them is the very French and fabulous Nicole who is a little camera shy but I will try and capture her when she is unaware that there is a camera in sight.

All the products are made using material sourced in France and some include antique material.

Not only are they pretty but they are made here in France and I think that this is especially important to support the country that you live in.

Can you guess what these are?

Not only are they pretty but they are practical. They are foldable shopping bags and are great to go in the bottom of your handbag.

This is what they look like when they are unfolded and are a decent size.

Cost 25 euros + postage

They have been selling as quickly as the lovely Nicole can make them.

Other products include these fabulous tissue holders which I had the occasion to use the other day when I had to use the public toilet and to my horror realised that there was no toilet paper, but Nicole had included in a bag that she made for me one of these lovelies...

Cost 10 euros+ postage

Also just arrived is this lovely hanger which I think would look fabulous hanging on the outide of an amoire as it is too pretty to hide inside.

Cost 20 euros+ postage

And last but by no means least, these fabulous wee pouches....

Cost 20 euros each + postage

We will be adding to the range in the forthcoming months and Nicole also makes to order should you be looking for something special...

A tres bientot, Leeann x


  1. awww... that's so cute... Love it!

  2. They really are Fabulously French!
    Love them!

    Flora Doora

  3. i love the bag and tissue holder, and find them well priced too. Great find.

  4. Love the shopping bag tote..... so cool!
    hugs, Cheryl

  5. That's so cute! They really are Fabulously French!

    Homeowner Insurance Plan

  6. Each piece is beautiful LeeAnn. Autrefois is a fantastic name. Will spread the word.
    Bon soirée,

  7. Dear Leeann
    I love anything toile and I use the fabric a lot in the books and cards I make.
    The shopping bag is great - Nicole is a wonderful find for you mon ami!
    It's freezing cold at the mo in Auckland - much warmer in France I know!!!
    Much love
    Shane x

  8. Hi Leeann,

    This collection of beautiful hand made products is wonderful.
    Even more special since I was lucky enough to visit the gorgeous, St. Emilion.

    Have a fabulous week

  9. They are beautiful products- she is a very talented lady. You can see the quality of the linen even in the photos- just divine xx

  10. Absolutely gorgeous things, and the shopping bag is such a clever idea, a very talented lady.
    Jo xx


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