August 20, 2014

Duncans Mills: shops

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DUNCANS MILLS  On Hwy. 116, 8 mi. W of Guerneville, 4 mi. E of ocean, (707) 865-2024.  Once a lumber village, this tiny rustic town—population 85 in 2006-- is now home to a collection of eclectic shops, a general store with a deli, a restaurant, and a riverside campground with private beach.  Cattle graze on the peaceful adjacent hillside, and benches invite relaxing for a stretch, especially on a sunny day. 


Antiquarian and Florabunda Fine Flowers in Duncans Mills, California
Antiquarian and Florabunda Fine Flowers  25195 Main St., (707) 865-9897.  This rustic log cabin greets your nose with a delicious aroma from its house blend of potpourri.  Enjoy it while you browse the unusual antiques.  Fresh flowers are available to go and are especially nice when arranged in a vintage vessel.

Christopher Queen Galleries in Duncans Mills, California
Christopher Queen Galleries  (707) 865-1318.  14 W-M 11-5.  This gallery is one of the first to specialize in early and contemporary California art. 

Thistledown Antiques in Duncans Mills, California
          An adjoining shop, Thistledown Antiques, purveys the unusual in fine china, jewelry, and furnishings.

Mr. Trombly’s Tea  25185 Main St., (707) 865-9979.  M-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5.  Claiming to have the largest selection of vintage and new teapots in California, this tea-oriented shop also has a plethora of accoutrements and sells a vast variety of tea in bulk.

Mr. Trombly's Tea in Duncans Mills, California
         Mr. Trombly’s Table, a kitchen shop, is adjacent. 

Sophie’s Cellars  25179 Main St./Hwy 116.  Daily in summer 11am-5pm; shorter hours rest of year; happy hour F 4-7pm, $5/glass of wine+$5 hors d’oeuvres.

Sophie's Cellars in Duncans Mills, California
Stop into this sweet little cottage for a tasting paired with local cheeses and freshly baked breads.  Happy hour includes an hors d’oeuvres buffet. 

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images ©2014 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

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