French Vintage Linen Napkins and Cranberry Bean Soup Set

French vintage linen, sourced from a brocante, or flea markets in southern France, has been hand-cut and sewn into oversize napkins by a craftswoman in Northern California, just for La Vie Rustic. The linen, never used, and probably part of someone’s long ago trousseau,was first gently washed and ironed before being cut. Due to the slight irregularities in the linen, each napkin has its own character, which is part of the charm, in our opinion. Romantic but practical, the texture speaks of past times and stories, but the napkins are perfectly contemporary.
Mix and match these with your other napkins, use them on their own, or even use them as a table center piece for a favorite plant or flower arrangement.

Information and how to care card included.

Sold in sets of two.




Cranberry Bean and Sel de Thyme Soup Set

Once again, we’ve created a soup set, similar to the popular White Bean and Sel de Sarriette Soup Set, but this time with Cranberry Beans and Sel de Thyme, plus Herbes de Provence and fresh sweet bay laurel. The set includes a recipe for the soup, developed by our owner, Georgeanne Brennan, and printed on a sturdy four color card. An information card about the bay laurel is also included. The beans are the famous Rancho Gordo beans, used in restaurants nationwide. They are truly the very best and get even better with La Vie Rustic’s recipes, herbs, salts, and bay. The broth alone is worth the effort. Our set makes a tasty gift, or something special to have in your own pantry.

All is snugly packed in a Kraft box.