Rhody Gem: Grasmere

February 2022


What it is:

A shop committed to sourcing an eclectic blend of vintage, decor, floral arrangements, textiles, and more from local artists and designers and fair trade companies.

Where to find it:

On Bristol’s historic waterfront, find Grasmere steps from Beehive Cafe and Independence Park (and the end of the East Bay Bike Path if you’re cycling) on Franklin Street.

What makes it a Rhody Gem?

Truly an “immersive environment” as co-owners Beth and Peter Gresch describe, a step inside Grasmere beckons the design-minded to linger and explore the unique wares on display. The kind of shop where you’ll find something you never noticed before on each visit, the Greschs put care into curating a selection of pieces from local jewelers, potters, textile designers, and painters, along with international craftswomen. Preserved floral creations in the English style change seasonally and antiques are strewn throughout, from restored lamps from the ‘20s and ‘30s to elegant vases and looking glasses from the Victorian era. The Greschs share, “For over 25 years, we continue to promote an intuitive blend of decor and wearables that encourages thoughtful, creative, and, above all, joyful living.”

Grasmere6 Franklin Street, Bristol • 401-247-2789 



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