Tablecloth from France
The Bastide Blanc Bleu French tablecloth has been created with love in the south of France.
This family owned business in Nice have been producing quality tablecloths in the traditional style for “la vie Provencal” since 1933. That’s three generations! Made with the finest cotton fabrics, the colourful designs feature the best nature has to offer from this stunning region.
Your Bastide Blanc Bleu French tablecloth will bring joy to every dining occasion and give a lifetime of pleasure. Ideal for everyday use or for special occasions.
These classic French tablecloths take their name, “Bastide” from a style of town found in the south-west of France.
Bastides were founded in the 13th and 14th century. They were known as “new towns” as the whole town was created at once. They were thought to be inspired by the Roman “castrum”, with a central square lined with sheltered arcades and often, a covered market place. A church was usually built adjacent to the main square. This commercial hub was surrounded by a grid of streets.
Contrary to popular belief, early bastides were not fortified. It wasn’t until the Hundred Years War between England and France ravaged the area that walls were built to protect the towns. There are around 700 Bastides remaining in France.
With it’s lovely border and evenly spaced patterns, these tablecloths are a worthy reminder of these medieval towns.
Choose between 100% cotton or the same 100% cotton tablecloth with an acrylic Teflon coating.
Normal machine wash in cold or warm water. Washes beautifully. Your tablecloth doesn’t shrink and is fade resistant. So easy to care for.
100% Cotton Teflon Coated:
What a fabulous invention!? Easy care. Simply wipe down with a wet cloth after each use. The cotton fabric is treated with an acrylic Teflon coating therefore the tablecloth is stain repellent. It’s like magic because any spills simply bead on the cloth ready to be wiped off. Perfect for high traffic areas such as the kitchen or outdoors.
The great thing about the coating is that although there’s a light sheen, because the tablecloth is made of cotton (and not plastic or oilcloth), it drapes nicely at the corners and doesn’t stick out at awkward angles. This water-repellent cotton can be washed in the washing machine although it doesn’t need washing nearly as often as a standard cotton tablecloth. A bonus for the environment and it saves you time and money. Ideal for everyday use.
Use a wet cloth to clean and wipe off any spills immediately. Machine wash your tablecloth in cold or warm water without affecting the coating. Like any fabric, the tablecloth may crease after washing. Just hang to dry and put back on the table. If you really want to get every last wrinkle out, use a medium temperature iron with steam. Always iron on the reverse side. Do not dry clean.
Complete the Look:
Dress your table in style. Combine with matching napkins or a bread basket for the complete look. Classic elegance to bring a touch of France to your dining.
The photos are as accurate as possible. However, colours in photos are sometimes slightly different to the tablecloth, so small colour variations may occur.