Girlswear from Paris | French nursery decor | Wooden toys | French vintage homewares | French linens
Bonjour … have you ever wandered the old secret Belle Epoque passages of Paris where tiny toy stores sparkle in fairy lights and burst with beautiful classic toys? Or found yourself in a provincial rustique French cobble-stone village, peering into the window of a small boutique that makes you feel as if you’re in a beautiful dream? Little French Heart is a concept store that exists to offer you the kind of dreamy French nursery decor, toys, curios, vintage clothes and French vintage styled homewares that you would discover in these enchanting moments.
Little French Heart was created in 2012 after I had returned from France mesmerised by the magic of tradition I had discovered with my young daughter in the toy stores and boutiques of Paris and the Haute Savoie.
As a journalist, writing on education and parenting, with a young child whom I watched each day grow too fast, and with my love of France and its reverie of the artisan, I wanted to create a space where families and friends could find unique enchanting pieces for their children and themselves that could become part of their story like they had become for me.
At Little French Heart you will find amazing French and European products that capture the essence of childhood in its pure and lovely magic. The products you browse through ~ including the most divine vintage handmade clothing ~ have been selected for their delightful blend of tradition and fantasy, art and imagination, and vintage style … elements that make up the precious memories of childhood and develop foundations for children to grow into creative adults.
The items are perfect for new arrivals, birthdays, baby showers, baptisms and other special events and just because. (Some items too, like the French decorative mobiles, bring joy and wonder to those who still dream of childhood 80 years on like our dear customers from nursing homes.) Our homewares have been chosen for their vintage, warm appeal that conjures a sense of family warmth and love. The young girls clothes, well, they are really the most beautiful items with handmade appeal this side of the Champs Elysees.
Little French Heart based in Sydney, Australia, and reaches allto parts of the globe. Please contact us to ask any questions about our products or just to say ‘Bonjour’: [email protected] | m: 61 400 007 484
Origins of our gifts
Our children’s decor pieces and toys are designed by two small family businesses based in the French regions. L’Oiseau Bateau is known as the artisan en enfantillages or artisans of childhood for its kooky, humouress, poetic and whimiscal creations. Bateaux Tirot has been handmaking award-winning seaworthy boats in Brittany since 1946.
Our Bonjour Diary girls wear and linens are created by Anne Millet of Belgium. A beautiful designer who draws her influences from artists such as Picasso and countries including Senegal and Asia, her handblock printed fabrics are exclusively designed and the embroidery work exquisite.
Our French vintage styled homewares are designed by French company in the Pyrénées-Orientales area of south-western France.
We are always sourcing and adding unique products and new lines that reflect a sense of whimsy, beauty, tradition and surprise so please come back and visit us again soon♥