A Review: All Things from My French Country Home


My French Country Home

Happy Friday, everyone!  Today I have my review of all things from My French Country Home.

My French Country Home is a high quality magazine and gift box subscription created by the amazing Sharon Santoni and her talented team of contributors.

When I began my blog fourteen years ago, there were women I met online and were immediately drawn to…Sharon Santoni and Tish Jett were two of them.

Somehow, deep inside, I connected with their love of France, Paris, and Parisian Style. 

After one conversation online with Tish, she sent the students in my high school homeroom class candies from France…such a kind thing to do.

Of course, regular readers know that I am taken with her books and have learned so much from her.

As a lover of French Country Decor, I also felt the same way about Sharon and have enjoyed being one of her readers.

So, I am honored today to bring you my review of the fruits of her labors…all things My French Country Home.


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My French Country Home magazine is one way to go to France every two months and not leave your own home.

After I taught high school journalism, I was a magazine editor for two years in San Antonio.  I know personally the hard work and dedication, Sharon puts into this publication.

From the moment you touch the high quality paper selections and then venture into the excellent writing and photography, you are taken back to a time when magazines were trusted friends to women.

And I miss those times.  I was only in the business for a short time, because the publisher took it the way of most magazines now…they are nothing put glorified ad circulars….so I said, not for me.

Sharon has remained strong to produce a publication with readers in mind and not driven solely by ad dollars. 

She believes the old adage that if you give the readers good content and grow the audience, then the advertisers will come.

I enjoy stories in My French Country Home that never mention a brand or product to purchase. 

Of course, there is advertising, but it is not in all the content..it is in ads, like it should be.

Back to Tish Jett…she writes a regular column called, “Just Between Us.”

You will run to get your magazine every two months if you love France…as I do.

Discover more about subscriptions and even the way to purchase past issues with the link My French Country Home Subscriptions.


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Sharon has discovered an elegant way for you to either enjoy the la séduction of France, or gift it to a friend.

They sent to me the November My French Country Home Box, so I could experience it for myself. 

What a fabulous surprise it was….and is, as I enjoy the gifts within the box.

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My French Country Home staff curates these boxes with the best France has to offer.

All of the details of what the November box included are her in the BOX REVEAL PAGE.

I began this section with a picture of the wrap and earrings which are gorgeous.

Here are my other favorites….

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The My French Country Home editors described these as: Antique liqueur glasses – In each Box, we always include unique antique pieces that we purchase from antiquaires around France. For this Box, we sourced antique liqueur glasses. We love to use these tiny glases as stunning single flower vases on a dining table or on a dressing table.

I immediately used them for a small Christmas Decoration…..seen at the end of this post.  They are so pretty.

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I actually gasped when I saw the card…I am torn between sending it or framing it.  

From the editors: A photo print by Jamie Beck – We are thrilled to have collaborated with Jamie Beck this year as our resident artist. Each Box contained a unique photo print that Jamie has created for our Box clients. As a regular subscriber, you should now own a complete mini-print collection by Jamie. Display theese prints in a frame or use them as cards and send them in the envelopes provided.

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OK…this lotion is the best I have ever used as a luxurious, scented lotion.


A body cream from Maison Godet – Get glowing skin before your elegant night out with this luxurious body cream from Maison Godet. Each Box includes one of four enchanting scents, elevating your sensory experience and keep you skin soft & smooth all night long.

I only know this one…and that is all I need to know.

Everything in this box including the lip pencils, leather purse pouch, and the chocolates (of course) are incredible.

I am so glad I was given this opportunity to enjoy a My French Country Home Box.   (Just click this link for more specifics)

I hope you have enjoyed traveling to France with me today in My French Country Home…it is 130 pages of sheer delight.

Thank you to everyone who joined in yesterday with your thoughts as we go into a new year soon.  There is still time to comment on the Reader Survey or to email at over50feeling40@gmail.com…which several have done.

Let me know if you. have questions!

garder le sourire!  (Can you guess what that says?)

By Pamela Lutrell

I was encouraged to explain more about my SHOPPING LINKS page and how to use it.  (In fact I just added a few new brands to the list)

I am an affiliate for many different brands and when you click on those brands and shop, then I receive a small commission.

This is such an important income for me and my family.

I have tried to include the brands most shopped by this audience, but sometimes I miss one of your favorites.

If you will tell me what you are shopping, then I can tell you if I am affiliate for them and give you that link…if it is not already on the page.

And remember to send your holiday recipes and decorations with pictures to over50feeling40@gmail.com.  Send to email and do not try to put in comments! YOU are the best.

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  1. Hi Pamela,
    My French Country Home — love this! So beautiful.
    I hope your recovery continues to go well. Have an amazing day!

  2. I like what you did with the liqueur glasses! Very lovely!
    I, too, miss the days of magazines with beautiful content. “Country Home” was my favorite long ago, but as you pointed out, now magazines are packed full of ads and precious little content, and I might add, for exorbitant prices. I’m probably an outlier in that I’m not into things French, but I do admire decor of those who are, and I appreciate the French simplicity of fashion. The gift box you received is truly full of beautiful things… and you should definitely frame the card! So pretty!!

  3. Such a lovely magazine! For about 3 years pre-Covid , 3 of us gal buddies decided to do our own version of the French box, which was our inspiration. Quarterly we rotated our names and mailed the boxes about the same time. It was such fun!
    We stopped during Covid because no one wanted to go to the post office. We haven’t resumed but it was a fun event for us.

  4. I loved receiving this box and. not really knowing what was inside. Such a beautiful surprise with each gift inside being better than the first.
    Thanks for sharing your gift experience, Deborah.

  5. I’m so far behind on your posts due to sickness and holiday chaos. What a treat to sit down on this cool rainy morning and start catching up! I feel like Joanna Gaines does a similar job with her Magnolia magazine, and the holiday edition is always my favorite. I love the idea of the tiny antique liqueur glasses and I’m going to keep an eye out for a few of those when I’m antiquing. Thanks so much for this fun peek into one of your passions, and enjoy those fantastic, opulent gifts!

  6. I am so sorry to hear that you have been sick, Lorri! I only read two magazines…and the other one is Magnolia.

  7. Hi Pamela, What a wonderful little French vacation getaway right here at my desk. I loved your description of each item in the box, it’s a very special gift to yourself! I especially like when you mentioned a time when magazines “were a trusted friend to women”, they really were a delightful escape. Now I do that with blogs and reading books. Thanks for the treat, You have me thinking about My French Country Home!

  8. There was a time when I would sprint to the mailbox to get my magazines and I do miss that. I am glad to be a place where women can fill in that longing. I am also thankful to have My French Country Home to turn to as a trusted European Friend.
    Thanks Brenda.

  9. Thanks for the post of My French Country Home. I am not familiar with the magazine but I will look into it.

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