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NEW! ONLINE CHRISTMAS MARKET

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 in Featured, Newsletter | Comments Off on NEW! ONLINE CHRISTMAS MARKET

NEW! ONLINE CHRISTMAS MARKET

Your Online Christmas Market Featuring European Linens, Decorations and Gifts for the Holiday Season at www.GallicTraditions.com ! Christmas Markets, known as Christkindl Markts in the Germanic areas of Europe are a long standing tradition.  This tradition has grown in the US and around the world, generally in larger metropolitan areas.   Now you can particpate in Gallic Tradition’s Online Christmas Market, featuring our online offering of gifts and decor for the season. Featuring – Authentic German hand-made wooden christmas...

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Carbon Steel vs Stainless Steel Chef’s Knives – are you cooking or looking?

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 in Newsletter | Comments Off on Carbon Steel vs Stainless Steel Chef’s Knives – are you cooking or looking?

Carbon Steel vs Stainless Steel Chef’s Knives – are you cooking or looking?

We recently discovered a set of knives we love…sharp…durable,,,big handles…and best of all inexpensive.  Many of us remember the kitchen knives grandma used daily…not pretty but sharp as a razor…worn from years of hard use and multiple re-sharpening.  But, they still outperformed the newer stainless steel knives for edge sharpness and holding. So we went on a search for “old fashioned” carbon steel knives, understanding that good looks were not the objective. Another issue presented itself.  A...

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CRISTEL Celebrates 30 Years of Progress – Discount on Sets

Posted by on Jul 2, 2013 in Featured, Newsletter | Comments Off on CRISTEL Celebrates 30 Years of Progress – Discount on Sets

CRISTEL Celebrates 30 Years of Progress –  Discount on Sets

Special Independence Days Discounts Celebrating 30 years of Innovation at French Cookware Leader CRISTEL ! In 1983, a   metal-working plant in the small town of Fesches le Chatel France reopened after two years of shutdown.  The owners hired a management   consultant, Bernadette Dodane, to help revive the business.  Later, she and her husband Paul, an engineer with Peugeot, purchased the business and introduced new concepts in cook and serve cookware. including development of magnetic stainless steel for use with...

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New! German Crystal Glassware and Provencal Table Linens – Now 10% Off

Posted by on May 30, 2013 in Featured, Newsletter | Comments Off on New! German Crystal Glassware and Provencal Table Linens – Now 10% Off

New! German Crystal Glassware and Provencal Table Linens – Now 10% Off

 Whatever your summer beverage preference, we offer glassware to meet your needs…for entertaining or just enjoying a summer sunset on the deck or patio.   Also, see the bright New Provencal coated tablecloths styles from Vent Du Sud     Now 10% off for a limited time.            See them at www.GallicTraditions.com         under New Products   For more information click this Link:                                         ...

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Fagor Pressure Cooker Rated by Cooks Illustrated as a BEST BUY

Posted by on Feb 7, 2013 in Featured, Newsletter | Comments Off on Fagor Pressure Cooker Rated by Cooks Illustrated as a BEST BUY

Fagor Pressure Cooker Rated by Cooks Illustrated as a BEST BUY

 

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Style and Practicality with Stain Resistant Linens – Special Discounts!

Posted by on May 23, 2012 in Featured, Newsletter, Table Linens, Tablecloths | Comments Off on Style and Practicality with Stain Resistant Linens – Special Discounts!

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...

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INVENTORY CLEARANCE SALE

Posted by on Aug 21, 2011 in Newsletter | Comments Off on INVENTORY CLEARANCE SALE

INVENTORY CLEARANCE SALE

Inventory Clearance from Gallic Traditions   It’s August already? Where has the year gone? You may have noticed we’ve been absent from your email box for a while. We’ve been focused on several projects these last months evaluating potential store sites, upgrading and improving the website, and looking for new and exciting products for you to enjoy in your home or share with your friends and family. While working on these projects business has continued to come in and we’ve...

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Pressure Cooking is Back!

Posted by on Jul 10, 2011 in Newsletter | Comments Off on Pressure Cooking is Back!

Perhaps you remember your mother or grandmother using a pressure cooker many years ago.  Typically, it probably had a weight on top that served as a pressure gauge which rattled as it allowed steam to escape.  While they did a good job of cooking and saved time, they could be dangerous if not used properly.  They were heavy, sometimes did not seal properly, and could be opened while still under pressure with explosive results. With the advent of packaged foods and microwave ovens, pressure cookers fell into dis-use.  Slow cookers fill...

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Garnier Thiebaut Introduces Green Sweet Spill & Stain Proof Linens

Posted by on Mar 1, 2011 in Newsletter | Comments Off on Garnier Thiebaut Introduces Green Sweet Spill & Stain Proof Linens

Garnier Thiebaut Introduces Green Sweet Spill & Stain Proof Linens

    Introducing an Exciting New Product!  A World-wide Exclusive from        Garnier Thiebaut Introduces Green Sweet   Garnier Thiebaut has developed a new technology to weave Spill and Stain proof table linens…100% fine cotton jacquard weave damask fabrics with the look, feel, and drape of the finest untreated fabrics…    Yet they shed all types of spills!   For More information click on the short video on the left  Visit Our SiteTo See...

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The Odd Size Table Challenge

Posted by on Dec 18, 2008 in Table Linens | 1 comment

A few suggestions from The Tablecloth Lady My friend invited me over to her new house to see the new dining room furniture she had just purchased. The whole arrangement was just absolutely beautiful with matching woods and carvings. The chairs were very comfortable so that people would be willing to sit and chat as the evening meal lingered on. I told her how much I admired the entire effect and was looking forward to being invited over for one of her wonderful dinners.   She smiled and then said there was a problem. Apparently, when she...

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