Celebrate La Fête Nationale with your very own French village playset

I dream of taking the kids to Paris, strolling past little cafes, and gazing at La Tour Eiffel. On this Bastille Day those dreams are still just that–le sigh. But I’ve discovered the cutest handmade play set that will have visions of croissants and crepes dancing in my kids’ heads too. 

Red Loves Green French Village playset on Cool Mom Picks

With incredible handpainted detail on both sides, this three-part French Village playset by Melbourne’s Red Loves Green would be equally at home as room decor or as a toy on the floor. Kids will love opening the “doors” to the two stores and finding a happy mother and child (dressed impeccably, or course) on the other side.

Red Loves Green French Village back side on Cool Mom Picks

A painter in a children’s boutique, creator Lynda Sterns’ attention to detail is what makes this piece so special. I love the scrolls on the door to the clothing store, the tiny cupcake on the table of Le Bistro, and the pretty red flowers that decorate both sides.

And the Eiffel Tower is particularly stunning, totally unique to any playset my kids have ever seen. Long after they’d grown out of playing with it, I could see this standing on a bookshelf, hopefully next to well-loved copies of Le Petit Prince and Madeline. -Christina

You’ll find the French Village playset Linda Sterns at Red Loves Green. The village is also sold in shades of pink and brown and each piece can be ordered separately as well. 

Happy Bastille Day to our French friends–or just those of us who really want an excuse to eat chocolate crepes or wear Chanel No. 5 today. Enjoy all of our French picks today!

Christina

Senior Associate Editor Christina Refford loves homeschooling, running, cool kids’ music, and coffee. Not in that order.

1 Comment

  • Reply July 14, 2013

    Lynda

    Thank you so much for this well researched article about my french village – It is so heartening to see that you understand my thinking behind the concept.
    Love the website and the variety you offer.
    Lynda x

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