Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Happy Bastille Day!

Wishing you a Happy Bastille Day from all of us at La Cigale!

Pictured here are shop owners John & Nancy Mitchell, waving their (improvised) French Flag in celebration!

Bastille Day, known as La Fête national in France, commemorates the storming of the Bastille in Paris on July 14th 1789.

More from Wikipedia:
"The French National Day commemorates the Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, which was the culmination in Paris of a violent revolution that had begun two days earlier, as well as the Fête de la Fédération which celebrated the unity of the French people on 14 July 1790."

Claude MonetRue Montorgueil, Paris, Festival of 30 June 1878 (public domain image)

Sunday, June 21, 2015

A Provençal Polo Picnic

We packed a picnic, complete with Provençal linens, and Champagne,  of course, and headed to Forney Field for a Lancaster Polo Club match! It was a beautiful sunny day, and there were lots of people and dogs in attendance!

Below are a few snapshots of this lovely afternoon, featuring our new Brilliant Cotton Print Provençal Tablecloth!

Setting the stage for a picnic & polo-watching

La Cigale staffer, Judy, setting the beautiful table

La Cigale owner, Nancy Mitchell, enjoying the festivities

Delicious! Lox, red onion, capers & cream cheese on a bagel

Judy's famous Deviled Eggs (a passerby even stopped and snagged one!)

This beautiful floral arrangement from Mt. Gretna's very own Mary 'The Flower Lady' set the stage

La Cigale owner, John Mitchell, mixing up a batch of refreshing Mimosas


Our Provençal cotton bags are perfect for picnic accessories!

Refills for a hot Sunday afternoon! 

Judy, John, Nancy & Katie

Prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe, topped with a fresh mint sprig stole the show!

Saluting the American Flag on Flag Day

"Let the games begin!"

Fried chicken and French cheeses to finish off the feast!

A happy member of the Lancaster team

Nancy stomping divots between "chuckers"

Featured items from La Cigale:
Brilliant Cotton Print Tablecloth (stain & fade-resistent)
Provençal Cotton Bag (free with purchase of $100 or more)

Monday, March 30, 2015

Provençal Floral Tablecloths for Spring

We spent the weekend in beautiful Mobile, Alabama at the Festival of Flowers! The taste of sun and bright blooms makes us excited for Spring to make an appearance in Mount Gretna, Pennsylvania, where we live and make custom tablecloths.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Playful Provençal Stripes

(pictured above: close des oliviers stripe design in green)

Throughout the centuries, bold stripes have always had their place in Provençal textile design. That's because a stripe (linear) design is a playful way to add a layer of texture and color to your table, while maintaining classic elegance.  

At La Cigale, we love stripes! That's why we offer almost all of our acrylic-coated and cotton tablecloth collections in two designs- the "design in place" pattern and the "stripe (linear)" design. 

Are you a fan of the stripe design? Email us a photo of your striped La Cigale tablecloth on your table, and we may feature it in an upcoming blog! Email: info@lacigale-usa.com

Below are a few of our all-time favorite Provençal designs in the stripe (linear) pattern:

(pictured above) The Annecy Acrylic-Coated Tablecloth: Stripe (Linear) Design in Blue

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Bold & the Beautiful: Provençal Florals

We just returned from a wonderful trip to Provence, and while we were there, we previewed several new floral designs for Spring! We brought back samples and are now turning to you, our customers, for input on your favorite ones!

We need your help in deciding which of the colorful floral beauties (pictured below) we should offer at La Cigale! So, we are asking that you please share your thoughts with us by leaving a comment below or at our Facebook page! Or, by emailing us at info@lacigale-usa.com.

We value your opinion and can't wait to hear what you think about these new Provençal designs!
Thanks, John & Nancy

1. Artiste Tablecloth

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Valentine's Table

Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Maybe you're making last-minute dinner reservations for your sweetheart. But, may we suggest an alternative? Set the scene for romance with a candle-lit table for two in your own dining room. Below are three festive tablecloths to help you set the stage for your dinner in!

1. The Chamonix Tapestry-Weave Tablecloth is an obvious choice for the holiday that's all about love. Rich red hearts and festive filigree will warm up a winter night. Add a heart-shaped box of chocolates for your sweetie, and you're set!

Friday, January 30, 2015

Adventures in Provence

We recently spent three weeks in Provence, a beautiful area in the south of France. We met up with close friends to taste wine, try local dishes, see art, and preview new Provençal Tablecloth Collections, of course. We're looking forward to sharing these beautiful collections with you!

In the meantime, enjoy some of our favorite pictures that we took on our adventure!