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Fantastic Umbrella Factory, Charlestown

Categories: Gift & Specialty Shops, Shopping
Inspirock Rating:
4.1/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web
The retail stores include Small Axe Productions, The General Store, South County Artisan Loft, Axiom, and Frills. Small Axe Productions carries gifts made locally and around the world including a wide range of jewelry, clothing, instruments, tapestries, pottery, blown and stained glass, music, tapestries, carvings and much more. The General Store has gifts including toys, candy, perfume oils, posters, and jewelry just to name a few. South County Artisan Loft is a cooperative of all local artisan. Hand cut silouettes are available by appointment. Axiom mainly focuses on vintage eye wear. Carrying a wide range of frames and sunglasses. Frills Store has a wide variety of clothing and jewelry. The Umbrella Factory Gardens is seasonal with a large selection of tropical plants, perennials, annuals, succulants, and much more. Small Axe Cafe is a seasonal cafe open in the summer months focusing on organic, farm fresh quality food. There is also a very talented Henna artist on the grounds in the summer months. Different local artists are known to stop by and set up outside in the summer months. The grounds have beautiful gardens, bamboo forests, and animals including goats, emus, ducks, and fancy chickens.
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  • Been there before - WOW. It took me back to when I was in college in Boston with mini skirts and weed. Weather was great. It was a beautiful day in the 70's and sunny. 
  • This farm is the neatest little place. Beautiful plants and fountains surrounding old buildings housing little shops and a cafe. Chickens wander freely and there are some emus and goats as well. Lots ...  read more »
  • Took a minor road trip today and was quite surprised to find that we spent many hours enjoying the shops, the grounds and finally lunch at the Small Ax Cafe. It was an eclectic mix that not just mysel...  read more »
  • This place is a Rhode Island treasure. The green houses and gardens are so peaceful with zen music. The bamboo forest/maze was amazing. Lets not forget the few animals and shops onsite.
  • Have always loved going there. A calm, relaxed, unhurried, stroll thru the shops and gardens. Then walk around the back to see the animals and bamboo forest. Don't forget to check out their nursery. Put a little zen in your day.
  • Such a cool place to walk around. Lots of random things to buy, great ice cream, beautiful plants and cute animals. Love this place!
  • I think this spot has a lot of potential or maybe has seen better days? The grounds are very pretty and so it the greenhouse. The store and dark cafe needs some refreshing. The outside ice cream stand was closed when we got there.
  • So eclectic it can't be easily described. Vintage clothing. Artists loft, live animals, bamboo forest, vegetarian fare, and that's only the beginning!
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