{Cote provence}

Talking about French Riviera and Provence it’s impossible not to mention the home furniture and their shabby and elegant interiors style . They have the capability to mix vintage and simple pieces with some more elegant and classic!

Provence is absoultely my favourite area of France. I say that because I did not visited yet the Bretagne or Normandia or the Loira’s Castle (they are on my “place to visit wish list”) but I have to admit that it’s really hard to pick just one place. Wherever place in France is stunning!


Thanks to Lee and her inspiring Glimpse of Style, I discovered that store…is not in France but it has nothing to envy to French store in France (!)

Cote Provence, located in the heart of Rathdowne Village in Carlton North in Melbourne , Australia, is owned by Julie (the manager of the store sources all the new products) and Erik Barbey (the buyer of the second hand & antiques)
Most of the furniture and linen in the store come directly from France. They sell furnitures …

and interior complement for your home…

garden furnitures and details…


It’s the perfect period to buy lavender and the scent is so fresh and clean. You can put it in your wardrobe or wit the bed linens.

Zinc wares…

My garage is full of those, my parents use to buy them during their trips to France.


and many other fabulous objects old toys, paintings, candles, paper products…

The aims of the store (as you can read on their web site) are:

  • To have unique, functional, beautiful French products that can be put together to create an individual look .
  • To provide the customer with decorating ideas by presenting merchandise in an appealing and attractive way.
  • To make the customer feel welcome and to provide efficient, friendly service.
  • To ensure customers are satisfied with their products after purchase and to provide any follow up service.

Aren’t those some good reasons (if we needed one!) to visit them?

I know that I don’t really need a reason to go shopping! And what about you? Do you tell to yourself that you MUST go to do shopping because….
Any favs excuses to use?

Interesting links to see…. http://www.mycityantiquing.org/wiki/Cote_Provence