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Style and Practicality with Stain Resistant Linens – Special Discounts!

When it comes to decorating with French flair, style is often the most salient topic of conversation. However, while finding the right look is important, it is rarely the only factor that matters. Style must be paired with practicality in order to create a space that looks good and wears well over time.

This is especially important with decor that sees a lot of use. Linen tablecloths are an elegant touch to any eating space. Yet, as attractive as such pieces may be, they can be hard to maintain with consistent use. After all, stains can accumulate quickly, which is why anyone looking for style and practicality should consider the stain resistant tablecloths from Garnier Thiebaut.

These revolutionary linens are part of the Green Sweet and Mille series and are created with French Chic Countryside in mind.

Each Green Sweet linen is carefully designed to enhance both indoor and outdoor dining areas with elegant beauty. Because of this, the fabrics interact with the light, showing colorful nuances in the sun. This subtlety adds a distinctive texture to the linens, giving an unusual impression of depth.  An exclusive process, introduced by Garnier Thiebaut in 2010, treats the individual fibers used in the Damask weave, providing spill and stain resistance while maintaining the look and feel of natural cotton. This protective process was inspired by the natural resistance found on plant leaves, which is how the name Green Sweet was derived. The high end appearance and increased longevity have made Green Sweet linens popular with exclusive restaurants and top tier hotels. Specific patterns include new designs: Alice, Appoline, Eugenie, High Tea, Luxuriance, Plumes, Roses Anciennes, Sully, and Twinkle.  These and nine existing patterns are available in tablecloths, placemats and table runners.

The Garnier Thiebaut “Mille” series is designed for indoor and outdoor casual dining. The power of these linens is their versatility. Garnier Thiebaut has developed a unique acrylic coating that helps these tablecloths resist stains. This coating, known as a pearl coating, creates a protective barrier, helping repel stains and protecting the color and texture of the fabric. As an added layer of protection, the fabric is treated with an anti-stain process, allowing tougher stains to be eliminated with washing, although wiping with a damp sponge is usually sufficient.  New coated styles include: Mille Birds, Mille Eclats, and Mille Epis.  Eleven other “Mille” patterns and the solid color Myriade styles are available in coated finish tablecloths, placemats and table runners.

Now the new styles for spring and summer can be yours for summer or year-round use at a special NEW PRODUCT saving price at  Gallic Traditions Online! 

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