I have just returned from a little trip to Melbourne. One of the first places I visited was Rathdowne Street in Carlton. I was given a tip by a friend that it had lovely shops including Cote Provence - a must visit shop for the self-confessed Francophile like myself. The above photos were taken within the back room of this store where I happened to find some rare French spoon casts which are very heavy. I intend to clean them up and use them as bookends in the kitchen. I will post an image of the moulds in situ. Cote Provence had many beautiful items including copper pots, string and French linen for all purposes including bed linen and tea towels.
Photo: Estelle Judah
There are many other great shops and cafes along this strip that are worth a visit. I loved Sweet Source (above) which lived up to its name!
My name is Tammy and I partly own The Drill Hall Emporium with my mother, Sue and my sister, Donna. My sisters and I began sourcing antiques when we were in highschool. Eventually our market stall evolved into what is now a successful antiques store. My time is now spent working in the store and travelling locally and overseas searching for interesting antiques.