Monday, February 25, 2013

Coco Republic For the Love of Vintage

Recently on a trip to Alexandria I popped into Coco Republic.  It is well worth a visit just for the eye candy. Yes they do have the usual coastal suspects, vintage ladders, crates, bottles, baskets and oars, but walk through to the back of the store and you can let your imagination run wild.  To me it is a very British influence and I love it.  Scroll down and take a look at how they do it.

The frame of this canoe hanging in a boat house or living room, would look fantastic. 

See what I mean.  I am in love with what I call masculine decorating.

Very industrial, vintage with hints of natural elements, such as leather and cow hide. 

The odd trophy and old silver platter

I love this desk made to look like the wing of an aeroplane.

And sporting memorabilia done tastefully.

Comfy chairs

and horses 

Mr Beach House would happily move in here.

The use of old plans and blue prints

Mannequins in military uniform, old gramophone parts and brass instruments

You are really only limited by your imagination

What do you think?  Does this stuff belong in Downton Abbey, or could you see it in your home?
And if you haven't entered my giveaway yet to win a repro vintage first aid box go here


  1. wow! Can i come with you next time?!? Have a good week Carolyn.
    Jane x

  2. it's a great shop! thanks for the tour.. i haven't been there for a while.
    i love all the nautical things and the rattan trunks.

  3. All I can say is to repeat WOW. Wish I were there. Love the trunks.

  4. I love that desk made from an old aeroplane wing. Some people have not only good imaginations, they also have talent. Coco Republic is fabulous xx

  5. Wow, I havent been in this store for a while... Am loving the mish mash of styles, such gorgeous wares!!! Thanks hon will have to go check it out. xx

  6. How do you not get busted taking photos haha. Every time I try to take photos in a shop I get busted. You must be stealth! Love this place - I could spend hours there and thousands too xx

    1. You are so funny Sonia. You can get away with a lot when holding a smart phone.

  7. what a beautiful shop.looks like we might have to take a roadtrip ha ha-love dee x

  8. Love the desk... but don't think there's space for a canie at Chez Smith, we have the world's lowest ceilings. Oh dear, our home is a touch style free... must drag out my great aunt's old crocodile skin suitcases, they would look good somewhere here.

  9. What a great place. So much to see . Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  10. Wow!! What a great place to shop.
    Mary Alice

  11. What a fun place, I'd be lost in there for hours. Love those crates! Thanks for sharing.

  12. Carolyn, I see many things I would love to take home..baskets, demijohns and lamps! Thanks for sharing the shop at the Open House party.
    xx, Sherry

  13. Fun to see what they have. Thanks for giving us a peek inside!
    Liz @ Quirky Vistas

  14. Thank you for the visual tour. I'll take one of everything! Loved those huge basket hampers and the woven crates.

  15. great shopping tour. it all fits in my home and i love all the baskets.

  16. Those turquoise chairs - wonderful!
    Those big trunk baskets - wonderful!
    Oh, to have lots of space and lots of money!

  17. store! LOVE those crate/basket things...too cool!!

  18. I want that canoe frame! -- Min

  19. This store is amazing. If this is what man-tiques are, I'm changing my name to Fred.

  20. Carolyn
    Thanks for sharing! I LOVE that iron ball lamp with the chandilier in the center ~ YUM!
    I found you today from Sugar Bee's Linky. I hope you can stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206


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