About Sue McGary
Bonjour. I’m Sue McGary, founder and chief in charge of everything at French Affair.
I spent 30 years in marketing and events before France swept me off my feet. French Affair was born in 2008 and for a number of years, I managed to juggle the corporate world with my love of everything French.
But by 2019, France had completely seduced me and French Affair become my full-time obsession.
From trade shows in Paris to quaint little village markets in Provence, I love finding beautiful fabrics and tablecloths to surprise and delight you.
Tablecloths are my specialty
French Affair began importing authentic stain-resistant tablecloths direct from the artisans in Provence. Then I discovered a stunning range of contemporary European linen tablecloths in magical printed fabrics.
The designs were fabulous! But I soon realised my customers wanted more. No-one was catering for extra wide tables, long tables, narrow tables, round tables, oval tables – all the forgotten “hard to buy for” tables. French Affair to the rescue!
I dusted off the sewing machine I inherited from my grandmother and rekindled my love of creating things. Buying extra wide fabric by the roll meant I could offer tablecloths to fit ANY table.
Although the product range has evolved, my business philosophy has remained the same: to develop an ethical, sustainable business that’s flexible and fun, that my customers love to be a part of. The heart of French Affair can be summed up with one word:
Creating joy for you and for me too.
It’s a joy to sell quality tablecloths and sew with such gorgeous fabrics. I imagine each tablecloth will be the centrepiece for special celebrations, family get-togethers and gatherings of friends for years to come.
My grandmother would be delighted her sewing machine is used almost every day, not only to build the business I love, but to help create special moments for families around Australia.
I hope you find the perfect tablecloth here at French Affair to create your own special memories.
Your tablecloth specialist