A Country Lane - Christmas on the Hill
A Country Lane is a family-run store in Montville, Queensland, specializing in Christmas decor, country-styled decor and unique gifts and collectables. Situated in Montville, Queensland, A Country Lane sits at the top of the hill of Main Street and is close to many wonderful cafes, restaurants and gift/souvenir stores. Montville is a serene little town in the Sunshine Coast Hinterlands with a beautiful country atmosphere. It makes a wonderful day trip from Brisbane or the Sunshine Coast!
Christmas is one of the major parts of the store, with Christmas being in stock and on display year-round. We are often known as "The Christmas Store" and love carrying holiday cheer throughout the whole year. We cover many styles of Christmas, including bright and cutesy, sleek and stylish and beautifully classic styles. We carry large ranges of nativities, snowglobes and ornaments and love finding very unique pieces for our customers.
The store is also well known for its country and rustic styled decor and gifts, displaying a wonderful range of various styles in country and rustic goods. Our collectables are also very popular, many of which overlap the country and Christmas themes. Our best selling collection is Heartwood Creek and we have one of the most comprehensive collections in stock around.
The End of the Lane
The End of the Lane is our second store which was originally situated just behind A Country Lane. It is now incorporated into the main store. In The End of the Lane part of the store, you'll see contemporary country and French provincial styles - lots of beautiful wall art, clocks, quilts and stunning homewares. Our popular homeware ranges include Kelly Rae, This Thing Called Family, Joyful Nest, Lyricology and A Little Bird Told Me. The beautiful Settler Bears now reside in this part of the store.
A Country Lane is a proudly family owned and run store. Rhonda owns the store and runs it with the help of her two daughters, Sarah and Emma, and good friend Wendy.
Rhonda's long-held dream of one day running a Christmas or craft store finally came to fruition a few years ago when she bought A Country Lane. With a love of Christmas and holiday decor, it's no surprise that Rhonda would end up owning a Christmas shop one day! Our memories of Christmas growing up are filled with fun and amazement, as Rhonda has always loved Christmas decorating. We usually had more then one tree (as we had too many decorations for just one!) and every room in the house was decorated, even the bathroom! Her love of holiday decor extends to other celebrations as well, as we began having spooky Halloween parties, just to have fun decorating. For the rest of the year, she loves decorating in a variety of country styles and has quite the Heartwood Creek collection.
Her oldest daughter Sarah has discovered a flair for decorating since working at A Country Lane - most of the beautiful displays are put together by Sarah and she loves changing the shop around to create a new look. With an amazing eye for beautiful things, Sarah helps Rhonda with carefully selecting new stock - their individual styles merge together in both stores to give the wonderful variety in products that we now have.
As the techie in the family, I (Emma) maintain the website, the facebook page, newsletters and the finances. I've also developed an interest in photography since starting to take photos for the website and am always trying improve my skills. You'll also see me in store at times, usually taking lots of photos to share online.