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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

french general

With Handmade Soires, every hostess can add French charm to her next meal with family and friends. Entertaining becomes effortlessly chic with these 24 table and decorating projects from tastemaker Kaari Meng. Organza chair covers dress up a summer fete; fabric wine totes and roll-out place mats make picnics practical; and all of these projects make guests feel cherished. Plus, Kaari shares the secrets of hosting, including how to set an elegant table, collect and care for vintage dishes and textiles, arrange flowers, and much more. The patterns, how-to illustrations, and step-by-step instructions ensure that beginning and seasoned crafters alike will find it trs simple to achieve polished results. With an exquisitely scalloped cloth spine and 80 dream-worthy photographs, Handmade Soires is as pretty as the projects it proffers.
R285 each
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Voilan instantly elegant dinner party! This vellum pack includes everything a hostess needs to savor the treasured act of inviting guests and setting the scene for a special occasion: 12 each of printed invitations, envelopes, place cards, and menu cards. The color coordinated vintage textile patterns are from Kaari Meng, founder of the celebrated fabric and ephemera shop French General.

Kaari Meng is a world-renowned purveyor of French living and owner of French General. She sells vintage and new textiles and products in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. Kaari and her husband, photographer Jon Zabala, live in Southern California.
R140 each
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