We are enjoying the last few weeks of summer before the new school year begins and just returned from a relaxing week in the mountains. That vacation was just what our family needed. It was so nice to have a break from daily schedules, to disconnect a bit and to simply enjoy some much needed family time together, which is quickly fleeting as our girls are about to begin their junior year. After a week of hiking, a little sightseeing and soaking in the fresh mountain air and beautiful views, we all came home feeling re-energized and a little more ready for the busy school year ahead.
So, today I am back to finally share that shop I was telling you about in my last post, the one with the wonderful selection of French linens and fabrics. That shop is French Connections, located in historic downtown Pittsboro, North Carolina. I have passed by the exit signs to Pittsboro along the highway many times, but it wasn’t until my mom came for a visit that I finally took the opportunity to hop in the car and go check it out. We visited several of the quaint shops in town and purchased a few things for the house, but French Connections was definitely our favorite and you will soon see why!
From the street you will find a fun assortment of metal yard art spread out across the lawn.
As we approached the front porch of this turn of the century home all of the colorful pretty baskets instantly caught our eye.
This shop has a huge selection African baskets and totes. My mom purchased one and on the drive home I was really regretting not getting one too.
As soon as we walked through the door my jaw seriously fell to the floor when I saw all of the gorgeous French dish towels, linens and fabrics that filled the rooms of this wonderful shop! I took so many pictures, I just loved it all!
Bolts of fabric sold by the yard as well as fat quarters for quilting are located near the front of the shop.
Toward the back is where you will find the tablecloths, napkins, placemats, table runners and more.
The blue and white quilted table runner now has a new home on our back porch. You can click here to see!
Because of my love of Provencal decor I was mainly focused on the French linens and fabrics, but French Connections also has a large assortment of beautiful African fabrics, art, crafts and of course all of those gorgeous baskets and totes. It is a truly unique shop with a wonderfully eclectic mix of fabrics and home decor and also many beautiful furniture pieces imported from France.
If you don’t live nearby or plan to visit the area, I was excited to discover that French Connections has an online store which you can find here. Also, if you would like to learn more about the owners who share a background story about their eclectic shop be sure to check out their “about us” page. The site also has a virtual tour and links to their social media.
I hope you enjoyed the tour of one of my new favorite shops. I will soon be getting back to a regular blogging schedule once my girls are back in school. Have a great weekend, enjoy the rest of your summer and thanks so much for stopping by today!