Local French Finds: Petite Provence in Capitola


Located near Capitola Village in the seaside town of Capitola is one of my favorite French shops. Petite Provence manages to transport me to the South of France, if even for just a few moments.

Their bright outdoor display beckons you in…



Bonjour! Apre vous…


Upon entering you are not disappointed! The smell of lavande greets you as you enter the bright and festive shop.


I may have to go back and get the letters to spell out bienvenue for my entry way!


If you are looking for gifts for les enfants in your life, this is a good place to start!


I told the shopkeeper that if I worked there I would never actually bring home a paycheck, having spent all my earnings on things like these earrings, because one can never have too many Eiffel Towers around.


And these canisters would look très mignon sur mon comptoir #verycuteonmycountertop


And perhaps this for my front door. It’s a good sized one, not like mignon but trop petit one I have out front now.


With all this talk of le shopping I think I need to take a nap…off to bed!


Really, this is only a small sample of what they have to offer at Petite Provence. They are primarily known for their authentic French table linens in all sizes and patterns.

Owner Veronique Evenhouse is from the South of France and sources all of her linens from France, with the help of her maman who lives in Nice.

I strongly recommend that if you are in the area you stop by for a visit – you can fortify yourself with a stop at Gayle’s Bakery beforehand for un espresso et un kouign amann. #mynewfavoritepastry

jusqu’à la prochaine fois :: until next time,