Friday, March 11, 2016

~~ A Little Corner of France in Colorado ~~

On the Road . . .

You probably wouldn't expect to find an incredible French decor shop in northeastern Colorado,


where silos and corn fields blanket the prairie and the Rockies rise up on the western horizon.


But I discovered one, or actually, two shops in the small town of Eaton.
This whole town is about two square miles and is home to around 5,000 people. 
The main street here is wide enough for a team of horses to turn around in 
and the men wear cowboy boots. I love it.

But the jewel of this little town are these two shops around the corner from each other, 
both with the same owner and both named The French Corner. 

I love the drive up from Denver and the feel of the small farm towns as you approach Eaton.
Then, you turn the corner and there it is.
Surprise!


You walk in the door and you're transported to France!


There is a lovely mix of vintage, antique and reproduction items that all blend harmoniously. 


It's fun to stroll through these shops and notice how items are displayed.
I always borrow a few ideas on how to apply some of these displays in my own home. 


If you're in this neck of the woods, it's definitely worth the drive
(a little more than an hour north of Denver. Check online for hours.)


With beautiful shops like The French Corner,
you can bring a bit of French Country to your home no matter where you live.




34 comments:

  1. Yes please, though an hour from Denver might be a bit further than I can consider. I'll just visit and shop vicariously, I guess!

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    1. Thanks for shopping with me (vicariously!). Maybe some day.

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    2. Thanks for shopping with me (vicariously!). Maybe some day.

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  2. What a fun place. I'd love to shop there. We lived briefly in Boulder. I would trek to Longmont to some fun shops. It's fun to find out of the way places.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a wonderful Sunday.

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    1. Hi Grantham. I'm always on the lookout for out of the way shops. Happy Spring!

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  3. Wow! Beautiful merchandising. Makes me drool!

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  4. What a darling little store. Your post was truly a joy to read and I hope that you will continue adding your ray of sunshine every week on Thoughts of Home on Thursdays.

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  5. I need to be in that neck of the woods after seeing the store. My wallet would never recover but boy would we have fun!

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  6. What a cool place! I could spend hours in there!

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  7. very sweet shop... would love to visit.

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  8. Pat,
    The French Corner is just my kind of place! There were so many things in your photos that call to me. You are so right.... you can add French Country to wherever you live.

    Judith

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    1. Hi Judith. So glad you stopped by on this post and some of my older posts too. I really appreciated it. Hope to see you again.

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    2. Hi Judith. So glad you stopped by on this post and some of my older posts too. I really appreciated it. Hope to see you again.

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  9. I love finding fun little shops in unexpected places. I spotted quite a few treasures I would love to take home with me.

    thanks for sharing at SYC.

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  10. Me! I want to shop there! Colorado is one of the states I so want to visit and now this shop will have to be on the list! Love the huge clock in the background of the last picture.

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    1. Thanks AnnMarie. Hope you enjoy your visit someday.

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  11. I would love to shop there! I see lots of temptation but shops like that are so enjoyable. So glad you joined Thoughts of Home on Thursday this week. :)

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  12. How much fun!! I love little shops like this. Virtual shopping with you is much easier on my wallet! Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop!

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  13. Pat, the stores are fabulous. Two stores is always better than one. :) The entire town sounds so fun! Pinning, so that I can visit some time. I recently found two tall narrow shutters that I am going to paint blue this weekend, so excited! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thanks Jann. I'm watching for shutters too. Hope they turn out great!

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  14. Looks like a fun town to visit! What a pretty store!

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  15. That is an awesome stop! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

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  16. I do, I do! Such a wonderful treat for you, shopping at such wonderful "French" businesses. Thanks for linking up your experience with Vintage Charm :)

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