It’s in San Diego’s Little Italy, located on India Street and is called French Garden Shoppe — don’t be confused by this international mingle, just say Ciao mon amie and enjoy a mini tour of Europe while shopping for beautiful garden and home decor, gourmet foods, fresh herbs, candles and other lovely gifts. I discovered this little gem of a store on a recent trip to San Diego, it’s just a few blocks from the Little Italy Mercato.
The artichokes on the shelfs below are birdhouses. I’m really regretting not buying one of these, so cute and a reminder of San Diego and the farmer’s market.
Complimenting the French themed garden accessories and furniture are beautiful Italian ceramics.
I love this creamware, if only my kitchen or storage closets were bigger! I think these would make wonderful cookie jars. Do you think the faces would scare away cookie monsters?
It’s times like this when I wish I had brought a bigger suitcase, or fewer clothes.
I made it out of the French Garden Shoppe empty-handed — hard to believe and completely out of character but I couldn’t quite figure out how I was going to get wrought iron garden chairs in the airplane’s overhead bin. Perhaps you’ll be more creative in your purchase and packing strategies when you visit. I won’t say adieu to the French Garden Shoppe because I hope that someday we’ll meet again, for now I’ll only say au revoir.
French Garden Shoppe, 2307 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Monday – Saturday: 11am-6pm