Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Czehoski, Cappuccino and Chatelet


A couple weeks ago, Nat joined me for an afternoon of browsing and brunching on Queen West. Beautiful weather called for a patio, so we hit Czehoski for eggs benedict and one of the best cappuccinos I've had in a long time. The murals, old skool patterned umbrellas and cane chairs made for a lovely start to an outing hunting for furniture for nat's new place.


We wandered into many different boutiques but one shop we loved was a French country-focused decor spot called Chatelet.

Located at 717 Queen St. W. Toronto (with a second location in Rosedale), the salesperson was not overly friendly but her lack of smiles were made up in the charming selection of both vintage and new furniture, china, home accessories, gifts and more.

A wide variety of adorable chandeliers twinkled from the ceiling , ranging from gothic black crystal to dainty whites and pinks.

Beautiful vanities, ottomans, headboards, night tables and writing desks rounded out an extensive furniture collection that is very reasonably priced (some tables are under $300 while larger items like armoires and hutches are over $600-2000+)

There were so many cute treasures I wanted to take home for myself, such as the wire framed mannequin ($285), white wall clock ($79.95), cake stand ($89.95) and super glam metallic ottoman ($199)

Similar to Putti and Liv By Au Lit, Chatelet is a perfect destination when seeking a birthday or housewarming gift for girlie girls and the like.

The Queen location is currently expanding into the adjacent retail space, as well as expanding into the interior design field, so if you're interested check out their web page. Happy Shopping!

1 comment:

Teresa Wiwchar said...

Hi Jessica,
Thanks for visiting my store and for the nice comments. The pictures you took are really well done. Sorry the manager wasn't overly friendly, she can be kind of serious sometimes.
The new space adjacent to the Queen St. location is dedicated to kids and baby's merchandise. I'm slowly trying to fill it up.
Teresa Wiwchar, owner