Saturday, 27 April 2013


Today I'm taking you on another visit
to one of my favorite little shops,
Cosi Fan Tutte.
My previous post is here

For me it's a little trip over
our harbor bridge 

to the very
pretty seaside suburb of

I'm usually on the lookout for
gifts for friends - birthdays etc
and yes there is a french influence
you know me!

At Cosi Fan Tutte there is a gift
for every occasion.

I often buy fragrant soaps
lavender, fig and rose
as hostess gifts when
going to friends for dinner.

Carla Coulson's books are available here
she is an amazing photographer
if you don't already know of her
you can visit her blog here

I love her books, they are filled
with magical images and

She has amazing photography workshops

Carla is Australian but now lives in
where she is pursuing her dream.

Just letting you all know
my friend Lorrie of
"Fabric Paper Thread" 
is having a beautiful
until 3 May - don't miss it!

Today I'm joining
Claudia for A Favorite Thing

Mary for Mosaic Monday

Thank you all for your visits
I appreciate your comments.

À bientôt

and be kind to one another



The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, what a charming shop! I enjoyed the scenery on the drive over the bridge, too. And those chats! So cute with the meow in French.

Dropping by from Claudia's, and I so enjoyed my visit.



suziqu's thread works said...

What a wonderful display of books Shane in your favourite shop. I will have to visit Carla Coulson's blog!
Thank you for sharing this inspiration.
Have a restful weekend.

Elizabethd said...

What a lovely shop to visit. I would be very tempted to spend far too much!

carole brungar said...

Hi Shane! I've never been to Davenport, I'll have to put it on my to visit list! xxC

debra @ homespun said...

Glad that you took us along to this shop! :)

Jeanmarie DiTaranto said...

What a cute little shop tour! I always enjoy your France-inspired posts and lovely photography.

Cottage Sweet Cottage said...

I have a few extra eggs just sitting in a drawer and if you'd like I wouldn't mind sending them to you.

Just let me know!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

What a sweet and charming shop,dear Shane.Thanks for taking us along.Have a wonderful weekend.

Jeanie said...

I think the trip over would be just as fun as the shop. Well, almost! It's just lovely!

Love Of Quilts said...

Lovely water front scenery! What a nice place to shop.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks like a fun place to shop - lots of eye candy. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for stopping by and nice comment.
Enjoy your weekend.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

How I wish there were shops like yours in our area! Would love to visit this one.

Linda said...

what a really lovely shop Shane. I'd probably end up buying as much for me as I would for gifts :) And your scenic pictures of your trip there are gorgeous-what a beautiful place!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

sounds like a lovely place to shop...and nice views along the way!

Cheryl said...

Lovely little shop :-) How very sweet of you to gift scented soaps to a hostess.... wanna come over for dinner some time? *wink*

Patricia said...

It all looks lovely. Is Davenport near to or part of Auckland? Hope to be going over 'the ditch' later in the year. Who can resist a touch of French? xx

Claudia said...

Shane, that looks like a very charming shop - just the kind I like to linger in!

Thanks so much for joining in this week!


Lavender Cottage said...

I love a little shop like this with gift ideas for all occasions.

Patty said...

ah..what a nice little trip to a pretty shop! I imagine your friends love the gifts you give them from there!

It's Just Dottie said...

I so enjoyed shopping tonight with you! I once owned a shop(The Buttercup) in Seabook Texas for many lovely years. It was filled with dried flowers, antiques and fairies.

Dorthe said...

The suborb of Devenport is the most beautiful view, dear Shane- I would love to go there with you, and visit that beautiful shop, with so many lovely goods to purchase.How wonderful to visit towns filled with lovely events!
Hugs and happy sunday,dear-

eileeninmd said...

What a great shopping trip, a pretty view and lovely gift shop. Sounds like an wonderful day. Have a happy week!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Seems like the perfect store where you find exactly what everyone would like. Valerie

A Creative Harbor said...

What a delightful excursion to such an elegant place ~ love 'little seaport' places ~ Wonderful post ^_^

A Garden of Threads said...

It looks like a delightful place to shop. Take care and have a marvellous week:)

Lorrie said...

What a lovely shop. I really enjoy visiting shops like that - full of interesting things and I would love to take home.
Thank you for the shoutout for the giveaway!
Have a great week, Shane.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, I love shops like this...with unique and pretty things to buy. Love the lavender items! Enjoy your week my friend! Hugs!

Pamela Gordon said...

That looks like a fun little visit. What a pretty town and shop. Pamela

Mary said...

I'm a huge fan of Carla's photography - don't have her books but do follow her blog!

Such an adorable shop - love the name too. Of course the 'original' Devonport is near Plymouth, England, just a short run from my hometown in Devon! I bet the settlers of your Devonport came from there! Love the photo of the green hillside and boats - really does remind me of home.

Would have loved to take that shopping trip with you Shane.

Mary X

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Shane,

Looks like my kind of shop too, in fact I have visited this shop a while back. Yes, would be lovely to catch up with you and maybe we can meet for coffee one day.
Happy Tuesday

Pondside said...

What a beautiful shop. It's fun to find a little place that seems to have been established with items to fulfill one's dreams.

Dagmar said...

Good morning Shane,
Lovely lovely post, you must be a bit homesick for your girls...spring has not come here in the Okanagan yet, surprising snowfall covering the vineyards nearly 1/2 way down the mountain side, quite a sight..however sunshine and warmth is on the way!
sending you a bundle of lilacs wrapped in sweet joy! ❤

Marilyn said...

Thanks for the tip on the give away. I do believe that bridge looks familiar. How fun to venture out to a special shop.

Barbara said...

Love browsing those kind of shops.


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