By Nadia Arumugam |

Fabulous French Eggplant Dishtowels

                  Coucke : Aubergine Proven�aleCoucke : Aubergine Proven�ale

I’ve been itching for an opportunity to write about the French table and kitchen linen specialists, Coucke.  Seeing as we’re considering the voluptuous eggplant in the coming week and Coucke has a line of beautiful eggplant inspired dishtowels, well, here’s my chance. The brand has been around since 1931 and crafts all its wares from all-natural cotton, linen and hemp with perfectly delicate and finely finished trims and edgings. They have fun contemporary designs, splashed with bright colors that would look great in a modern city apartment, but my favorites are the more traditional, French country kitchen styles that evoke fantasies of cooking ratatouille over a large cast iron fire-burning stove in Provence while the rustic bread bakes at the hearth.  It’s no coincidence  then that this range is called Aubergine Provençale. Whether you go for the large eggplant print or the more subtle “mini eggplant in the corner” version, you’ll love the unusual combination of mustard yellow and the deep rich purple accents. These towels are available from, and are priced at  $10.50 each plus shipping. And if you fall in love with your eggplant towels, here are some of Coucke’s other designs to indulge in:

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