July 11, 2008

Le Petit Cochon

You know that we're quite fond of pigs around Pigtown, so as we were doing an evening shopping stroll in Federal Hill, the next neighbourhood over from us, we stopped in the wonderful shop, Le Petit Cochon. It's a well-curated shop filled with great gift items, as well as special treats for you and the ones you love.

Liz, who runs the shop with her husband Sebastian, was a buyer for museum shops, so she has the inside track on great resources for unique items. There's beautiful glassware and china serving pieces, hilarious greeting cards and stationery, beautiful notebooks and journals, and lush European grooming and beauty products. Le Petit Cochon also has a selection of fabric flowers that look like they've just been picked, including some spectacular gardenias, which I adore!
One fun item combined two things I love: the tin plates and designs of the Gees Bend Quilts. Another thing was the fun selection of roosters in straw, pottery and china.
There was a selection of fun spotted ovenware that could go from oven to table with no problem at all. I love the green!
The shopping evening was sponsored by Baltimore Magazine and the absolutely frightening "sparkling liqueur" Nuvo, which was bright pink and tasted like cough medicine. The three of us who tasted it had the exact same reaction - YUCK!!!
Le Petit Cochon is located at 1030 S. Charles Street in Federal Hill/Baltimore.

11 comments:

  1. Looks like a great place!!

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  2. I have the aqua and white dishes on the shelf in the first picture. They are by Sophie Conrad for Portmerion. They make every meal look gourmet. Quite a fete for someone who hates to cook. lol

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  3. Dianne... I love the new Portmerion!

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  4. Looks like they have some great stuff!

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  5. cute shop- i'm loving those gees bend quilt plates!

    on a side note, cochon has to be one of my favorite french words. to call someone a pig seems a little mean-spirited, but to say "you are such a cochon makes it rather endearing, i think.

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  6. Love that spotted ovenware! Such FUN!

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  7. I"ll have to check out this shop -it looks fantastic! But now I know to steer clear of Nuvo - it even looks pretty scary -like the 'pink shampoo' from funny face!

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  8. Never been. I should check it out :)

    Anne

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  9. This shop looks great! I love those polka dot dishes!!!!

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  10. Melissa... they also have oval casserole dishes!

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  11. ...please where can I buy a unicorn?

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