Without local shops, shoppers would buy gifts exclusively from in-flight catalogues, forcing fathers to sneak into airplane wheel wells on Black Friday to order spy camera blenders for their children. Enjoy earthbound browsing with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of gifts, jewelry, and other merchandise at Rose and Thorn. This whimsical country retail garden shop enchants its customers with pygmy goats, magnificent gardens and a treasure trove of assorted goods from flowers to pottery, with items priced from $2 to $250. Unique gift seekers can step into a wonderland of clothing, candles, statuary, jewelry, local art and other oddities to search for a present that's one-of-a-kind, or discover a fortuitously overlooked magic lampshade. Bask in the boutique's positive, mood-lifting vibes, cultivated by owner Carole Coler-Dark to raise shoppers' spirits and boost baubles' morale. Shoppers can also enjoy the sights of bubbling fountains, decorative birdbaths, and specially antiqued heirloom chickens, or pause amongst the garden salvage art on the park-like grounds to ponder life’s hardest non-multiple-choice questions.
Five Yelpers give Rose and Thorn a perfect five-star rating.
- Carol, the proprietor is an extremely warm and generous lady, and her store is incredibly unique. Carol has local art and great one of a kind type items at a great price....Sales were fantastic and just browsing is a treat...While your there pick up some organic free range chicken eggs, and stroll through the orchard and enjoy one of Sebastopol's great country shops!. – Mandy L., Yelp