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A little bit of France delivered to my doorstep…

Unboxing My French Country Home February 2022 box.

We are (fingers crossed) planning to travel to France again soon, but in the meantime I found my French fix closer to home. I’d been looking forward to the arrival of My French Country Home Box for February (gifted). Over the weekend I was finally able to set aside time to explore the contents.

My French Country Home Box is a subscription box filled with uniquely French gifts, selected by Sharon Santoni. Each box has a theme. For February’s box, the theme was le French Chef. Lately I’ve been getting the urge to cook more, so the timing was serendipitous. 🧑‍🍳

As always, Sharon has selected exquisite and useful gifts! Inside this box were:

  • A custom-made floral print apron from Charvet Editions. (I LOVE aprons and use them daily, so was delighted with this one.)
  • Bistro cup & saucer by Apilco.
  • “Paris Chef” stainless steel pepper grinder from Peugeot.
  • A salt pot and spoon, carved from a single piece of olive wood by Berard (this is absolutely gorgeous!!)
  • “Melange Proveçal” seasoning from La Compagnie Française Des Poivres & Des Epices. (Can’t wait to try this!)
  • Custom-made wicker tray, perfect for storing small items on a kitchen counter
  • An antique silver cake slicer-server.
  • A pochette of Fleur de Sel from Le Guérandais
  • A watercolor print card by Fabienne de la Croix
Gifts from My French County Home subscription box: original art greeting card, Apilco cup & saucer.

(Dreaming of sipping coffee in Paris…)

The May box is now available for pre-order, and the theme is “blue and white.” These boxes make excellent gifts for Mother’s Day or other celebrations, and almost always sell out.

And if you are interested in French lifestyle or travel, you should definitely check out My French Country Home Magazine. Loads of stunning photography, travel destination tips, recipes, and there’s always a column by my friend Tish Jett.

Images from My French Country Home Magazine, Jan/Feb edition.

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11 Comments

  1. Susan Bowdler
    March 8, 2022 / 4:24 am

    The boxes look lovely, if only I could afford them!

    • Susan Blakey
      Author
      March 8, 2022 / 5:21 am

      Hi Susan, it’s true the boxes are not inexpensive, though I think the value of the items inside is commensurate with the price. Did you know that you can also shop items individually in Sharon’s boutique HERE ?

  2. Pat
    March 8, 2022 / 4:48 am

    Agree with Susan

  3. Marian
    March 8, 2022 / 6:46 am

    Beautiful!

  4. Jill Ann
    March 8, 2022 / 8:38 am

    Susan, do you know if Tish Jett has permanently ended her blog? I used to follow it and enjoyed it, but she hasn’t posted anything in months. I know she’s had some major personal upheavals in the past couple of years, so of course it makes sense if she’s moved on. Just wondering, though

    • Susan Blakey
      Author
      March 8, 2022 / 8:39 am

      I believe she’s more focused on writing columns for publications like Sharon’s these days.

    • Susan Blakey
      Author
      March 8, 2022 / 9:12 am

      Thanks so much, Sharon!

  5. Lauren
    March 8, 2022 / 5:03 pm

    I know you love these boxes Susan but I am on the other side of the fence saying NO and here is why (in case there are others wondering about “is it worth it”). This is the first box that had enough in it to have me consider the purchase but the answer is still NO because I have equivalents. Previous boxes all have had only a few things I might buy and I was better off to just shop in her online store or elsewhere….I am able to easily buy most of the things in the boxes if I want them right where I live….perhaps I am blessed with good shopping. The thing I really DISLIKE is that she will never tell you ahead of time what is in the boxes……seems it is some big secret like I am a 10 year old going to a party. Seems she likes the mystique of the big secret which I hate. Yes I like things from France and I have many but they were all things I chose to fit in my life rather than some random coffee cup (colour of the cups is randomly assigned) just because it is French. I will not part with my money unless I know that what I am buying is something I want…..I don’t want a box of “those are nice but what the heck am I going to do with them”

  6. Leanne Gillespie
    March 9, 2022 / 2:06 am

    So agree with Lauren! These silly and random collections are seldom worth the money. Can’t understand spending so much for some trinkets when you could have one wonderful item for the price.

  7. Noellr
    March 9, 2022 / 4:42 am

    I think we are divided into those who have wonderful memories of opening lumpy Christmas stockings filled with silly surprises or with perfect little treasures, and those who didn’t have this experience. The boxes are out of my price point but fill the same delightful niche.

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