Known for their sense of style and fashion – not only in couture – but also in decorating, the French take great pride in their workmanship as well. In addition to timeless design, meticulous detail, and uncompromising quality are the hallmarks of many French products at Past Basket. Yves Delorme bedding, GIEN dinnerware, Le Jacquard Francais table linens, and so much more – let us take you on an exquisite tour of France.
POUR LA TABLE – Each plate is a canvas
GIEN faience is made of a fine white clay that is decorated and covered with a transparent glaze. Founded in 1821, GIEN combines replicas of pottery from the past with the originality of its contemporary creations to create and exquisite collection of dinnerware. Much of the work at GIEN is still done by hand, enabling piece-by-piece quality control and amazing attention to detail.
Past Basket features wonderful GIEN dinnerware to brighten your table every day… and it’s stylish enough for special occasions too.
A LA CHAMBRE – Yves Delorme
Imagine… branches budding with blossoms in soft pink and green, and vibrant waves of blue. Past Basket is pleased to be an Yves Delorme Corner Store for the last 15 years, featuring the luxury line of bedding from Paris. These linens are woven of Egyptian long-staple cotton for superb comfort and durability. In addition to complete bedding offerings, including sheets, duvet covers, and shams, the Yves Delorme line offers coordinating embroidered cotton towels.
DECORATE YOUR TABLE WITH AGE OLD TECHNIQUES – Le Jacquard Français
A textile manufacturer since 1888, Le Jacquard Français is a fantastic human story, that of men and women with a passion for their work, each of them has contributed to building a world-unique brand of table linens. Age-old techniques combined with technological innovation and unique know-how. Past Basket loves Le Jacquard Français’ commitment to quality, and has even visited the workshop in Eastern France, deepening our understanding of this world-class line.
Today, Le Jacquard Français is not only the benchmark for generations of people who share the same passion for beautiful linen and home decorating, but also an evolving brand which keeps up with changes in entertaining trends.
Not only do we want you to experience these French luxuries in your home, we want to help you take care of them and leave a legacy of fine linens to your estate. Each of our preferred brands have a Use & Care Suggestion on our website. If you prefer to have your linens laundered, we recommend The Laundry at Linens Limited in Milwaukee.