In our Autumn edition, we offered you TWO PRIZES!

We invited you to share, in 50 words or less, a theme or items you would like to see featured in our Pour Votre Maison pages in our Spring edition.

We received a number of letters with a wonderful selection of ideas. After much deliberation, we’ve selected two winners to receive the beautiful items from Fleur de Lys Tapestries. The winner, to receive the beautiful French woven tapestry A Mon Seul Désir (To my One Desire) from The Lady with the Unicorn series, is Karen Gardner.

Originally woven circa 1490, the series was discovered at the Château de Boussac in France in 1844 and now hangs at the Cluny Museum. This imitation is 48 x 70cm, valued at $290, and comes with a European “near-wall” tapestry rod, $120. Total price – $410.

The runner up, Anne Rooks, will receive two Country Hens cushions, 48 x 48cms, $85 each. Congratulations to you both! E:






Dear Jacob Publishing,

I have recently subscribed to your beautiful and inspiring magazine and today, while reading the latest edition during my lunch break, I write in response to French Provincial‘s latest competition. I would dearly love (j’amore) to learn more about the history of tapestry and specifically the Bayeux Tapestry.

My interest in the Bayeux Tapestry derives from my Welsh Sister-in-Law who recently sent us a post card of the Bayeux Tapestry following a trip to France. The postcard resides on our fridge, so that I can dream of the day when I am fortunate enough to visit the tapestry in person.

I trained as a fashion teacher and interior designer in a ‘past life’ (as a teenager) and I have always admired and relished the age-old tradition of tapestries.

I look forward to future editions, merci beaucoup!

Karen Gardner from Mt Keira, NSW


I would love to see a red and white toile theme featured in the Spring Pour Votre Maison, eg: china pottery, art, material throws, cushions etc. A friend is decorating her bedroom in this style and I’d like to pass on some ideas, and also give her an appropriate gift!

Anne Rooks from Tumbarumba, NSW













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