Vintage-Inspired French Brush & Dustpan Set
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For 60 years, Andree Jardin has been making beautiful wood brushes in Brittany, France. Jardin’s husband, George-René Julio, was an apprentice to a brush-maker in Nantes and with his know-how, the pair opened up their factory in 1947. With the advent of plastic, traditional brush-making techniques fell by the wayside, so these brooms and dusters are some of the only high-quality options made in the old-school way—using horsehair and silk bristles, and sturdy wood handles. We love that they’ve maintained their traditional beauty while incorporating modern, whimsical design touches.
A dustpan is one of those things that we use about a hundred times a day but shamefully hide under the sink. This French dustpan is one to be proud of, in a sleek lacquered black and handsome beechwood-handled brush. And the sturdy materials will keep it dusting for years to come.
Photography by Rocky Luten, Julia Gartland
Details & Materials -
Horsehair bristles, beech wood, sheet metal
Broom: 13" L x 2.75" W (with bristles); Dustpan: 8.75" L x 8.5" W (pan only) and 15.25" L with handle.
Care & Notes -
Spot clean dust pan with detergent as needed. To clean brush, first immerse bristles in brush in soapy water. Second, rinse with lukewarm water. Third, shake remaining water after washing. Fourth, allow the broom to dry at room temperature. Finally, finish by combing the bristles.
Meet the Maker
We'd all like to add a little French style to our lives, wouldn't we? Kiss That Frog is just the place to start. They import French kitchenware and home decor, and they only source the best and the most beautiful. For that we say "merci".View Full Profile
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