When we love a pattern, we’ll talk about it all day long. This year’s run away hit is french and from Le Jacquard Francais. Called Rovaniemi, it is a throwback to traditional Swedish folk tales. And if you love it — its on sale (20% off) through November 17th.
In shades of fucshia, raspberry and honey, each piece is trimmed out in an evergreen velveteen — a very new finish for LJF. Available in eleven sizes and pieces, there are a number of ideas we have for how you can use this pattern this holiday.
Currently, we have this pattern as a window display in the store. We have crossed two runners and anchored it with a placemat in the center. We are using some vintage lustreware in shades of pink and raspberry. Underneath we have a solid hotel tablecloth in fuschia — but this pattern would equally enhance an all white tablecloth.
If you have a beautiful wood table, use the placemats and napkins. Or place a runner down the center to anchor the table. I also have clients who use the 47 x 47″ square and turn it diagonally on the table — on top of the wood or over a solid white tablecloth to add color.
And for the second year in a row, LJF has made a matching Christmas tree skirt. This year’s has a slit to go around the base of the tree.
And if you love Le Jacquard Francais’s kitchen tea towels, you will love their aprons. All woven in their traditional jacquard method, the apron ties in the back and has an adjustable strap for around the neck. Rovaniemi Apron
And Rovaniemi (which is the capital of Lapland near the artic circle) also comes in neutral shades laced with an antique gold and finished in a dark velvet trim. Shown in a very casual barn setting covering a long picnic like table with benches, it is a fall pattern that will transition all through the long winter months. And would be beautiful for Thanksgiving. Rovaniemi in Chestnut