New fine gifts & children’s toy store in French Settlement, upstairs
Cappy’s Point opened last summer in the eye-catching French Settlement building facing the new Bay St. Louis harbor. It’s located upstairs, but awaiting shoppers at the top of the steps is a unique store that combines home décor, artwork, and a selection of very special children’s toys.
That’s because Cappy’s Point represents exactly the sort of home that owner Jeanne Pertuit thinks is the perfect one. Full of art, fine touches and quality toys to entertain the children who are certain to be either living there or visiting.
The types of toys found at Cappy’s Point can’t be found in big box stores. In fact, Jeanne goes out of her way to make sure of that. Her shop is filling a niche for more traditional toys, the ones that spur imagination. These are the sorts of treasures a child’s grandchildren will be jockeying for three generations up the road.
There are Brio wooden trains (with a track set up in the lobby right outside the shop proper, so young engineers can test drive the system). Hand puppets, stuffed animals with real character – the ones you know you tell you the most delicious secrets - and tutus make this the enchanted land for little ones.
The décor part of the store shows that fine things and children’s toys really do mix, just like they do in real life. Cat Island Cookies (a rich flavored locally made new brand) and tea blends and pots by the fabulous Tea Forte make for memorable gifts, or special treats to have on hand for guests.
Functional and sculptural pottery by popular coast artist Regan Carney are sure to become room making accents. A fabulous line of durable light-weight French dinnerware called La Cadeaux, brings the feel of Provence to any gathering.
Jeanne’s own hand-built clay fish are available too, swordfish and flounders painted in bright colors, some mounted on driftwood. They’re the perfect local coastal gift for visitors to take back home.
“Home, art, and family life – that’s me right there,” says Jeanne. And Cappy’s Point is a perfect reflection of those loves.