There is something about locally owned, boutique shops that hold so much charm and friendly people it just pulls you into them. I've been driving past this shop for a couple of years now and every time I tell myself that I am going to go in one day and see what they had inside. The parking lot is always busy and they have the coolest wind features in the yard out front.
I was invited to see the White Rabbit Cottage and was give a gift card for my time. All opinions are my own.
I walked into a holiday wonderland of unique gifts and decor. The White Rabbit Cottage is located in a lovely 1920's home that was originally the Due West community. I always wondered how all the Due West streets got their names. The family ran a general store out of the front room and later built a separate store that brought in lots of customers because it was one of the first places that owned a radio. The White Rabbit used to sell antiques and eventually started offering unique gifts and holiday items. In 2007 they added onto the store when they built the gallery building. Which holds bigger pieces like furniture and large paintings.
When I walked in I was immediately blown away by the wall to wall gift and holiday items. Take the time to look around and browse because you will probably miss something. When they told me this is what it looked like after it had been picked over from Christmas sales I was even more surprised. There were Christmas decorations in every corner of the store. Each room held a different theme and color scheme. I had the little peanut with me and her favorite thing in the store were these amazing music boxes that looked like old TV sets. Inside the winter scene came to life and moved.
I found my favorite tree that had a natural look with rattan and burlap accents. I want to redo my entire Christmas decor into this style. It makes me think that maybe that is how they decorated trees a long time ago. Holiday decor makes a fantastic gift if you're looking for something special and unique to give to family or friends. You're more likely to find something unique in boutique shops like the White Rabbit Cottage because they don't carry items you'll find at the big box stores.
Like trendy jewelry and scarves. State jewelry has become extremely popular lately. I found this great collection of state charms, necklaces and bracelets that I love. Here is another great necklace I found.
It's important to support your local shops and buying for the holidays and special occasions like a house warming because you are supporting your community. I promise you a gift from a local shop is going to be far nicer that something from the wally world down the street.
The White Rabbit Cottage is located at 3760 Due West Road Marietta, Georgia 30064
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