An Atelier Vert exclusive, these table linens are hand made by a seamstress of more than 30 years experience in couture
. What does couture
have to do with table linens? By a stroke of luck, our seamstress still works with an antique, couture-quality embroidery machine that stitches in beautiful tight, flat loops, exactly like you would see on couture dresses of the last century. This is not
the crude, zig-zaggy stitch of modern machine embroidery, but an exquisitely rendered and incredibly durable stitching that will last generations.
The set of two placemats and napkins is made in 100% pure, natural linen woven in the Vosges region of France. Linen, the oldest fabric known to man, is woven from the fibers of blue flax (Linum usitassissimum
), and it wears like iron. The placemats are doubled for extra heavy body.
The service is embroidered with a design called 'Meadow Marguerite'
--which dates from the 1930's. The meadow marguerite is the bravest of French wildflowers, dotting meadows with its cheery white and yellow blossoms from December through June. Click on the numbers under the main photo to see additional views. Also see the full set of 6 of the same design for many more photos.
The table set can be washed hot if you wish without fading. The embroidery thread is DMC 100% cotton floss, the finest in the world. We are proud to bring you these exquisite hand-made table linens.
Color: Natural linen (background)
Size: Placemats--19 3/4" x 14"; napkins--19" square