Monday, February 13, 2006

Vintage French Country Stationery Sachets

Closed Sachet
Flower Stationery Sachet
Happy Valentine’s Day! In celebration of this day of romance we bring to you our Vintage French Country Stationery Sachets. A patchwork of floral and striped fabric hand sewn together with a ribbon tie creating an elegant three-pocket sachet. These vintage sachets are then filled with enchanting greeting cards, note sheets, envelopes, and gel pens. Display them on your writing desk, or they can be folded and tied with a ribbon bow to be tucked away in your dresser drawer until you need to send a note of gratitude or a well wish to a dear friend. These stationery sachets can also add instant charm with a touch of Victorian and French Country to your home’s guest room delighting your guests. If you are searching for a special gift for a friend, sister, mother, wife, teacher, caregiver, or bride-to-be, these adorable sachets will sure to be cherished. With the rich floral patterns and coordinating ribbon tie, the sachets do not even require gift-wrapping. Each sachet comes with 8 blank greeting cards, 8 note sheets, 8 envelopes and 2 gel pens. Greeting cards and note sheets are reproduced from our original watercolor artwork. You can choose from four of our stationery collections, Victorian Teacups, Raining Petals, Spring Blossoms, and our French Kitty collection that we like to refer to as Chat Boudant (pouting cat). Greeting cards are 4.25” x 5.5” and the note sheets are 5” x 6.5”. Quantities are limited. Bring back the romanticism of letter writing and the intimacy of receiving a personal handwritten note with this whimsical stationery.

Also to help you celebrate this day of love, here is a sweet treat for your sweetheart...and please don’t think that a sweetheart is required to indulge in this sweet sensation:

Strawberries Ducale
Strawberries Ducale

Quite simply this is fresh strawberries with 5 luscious small bowls of chocolate, creams, sugar and liqueur to dip them in.

12 fresh large ripe strawberries, washed, left whole, top stem removed

1.5oz Gran Marnier
2oz powdered sugar
2oz sour cream
2oz whipped cream (whipped & fluffy)

Chocolate Ganache:
2.5oz dark semi sweet chocolate, chopped fine
1.5oz heavy whipping cream


• You will need 5 2oz china or glass ramekin bowls.
• Place Gran Marnier, sugar, sour cream and whipped cream each in a separate bowl.
• Heat to boiling a couple inches of water in a small pot
• Heat heavy whipping cream in a plastic or glass measuring cup in microwave just long enough to make it rise as it heats, about 10-25 seconds
• Place chocolate in a mixing bowl over hot water and add warm cream, mixing well with a whisk (what you have now is warm chocolate ganache) - remove from heat immediately
• Place chocolate in the remaining 2oz china or glass ramekin bowl and serve with the other 4 bowls of creams, sugar, and liqueur for dipping the strawberries – that’s it!

A quite simple and elegant dessert that is easy to make and will earn you rave reviews from your Valentine!

Note: If you are in a rush, chocolate syrup heated in the microwave will work too, but not quite as luscious as the chocolate ganache.

Bonappetit and Happy Valentine’s Day!

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