Robert Bankel started The Fantastic Umbrella Factory in 1968 on an old country farmstead with one building built in the 1800s, known as Temperance Hall. What started as an old fashioned gift shop and penny candy emporium has grown to a property for local artists, collectors, and anyone who wants to slow down for a bit, wander the gardens, and embrace their bohemian spirit.
The one on the left is my new favorite mug.
The tag attached to the handle of the mug.
Listen to the wind in the bamboo...
but don't take it.
Sit and think, or enjoy a conversation with friends.
Or find the perfect tree for a photo op.
Find peace and inspiration in the vibes of the property.
And explore the ever changing treasures around each corner.
The Fantastic Umbrella Factory is located at 4820 Old Post Road in Charlestown, Rhode Island, about a 90 minute drive from central Massachusetts. It is close to the beach town of Narragansett and a short drive from the iconic summer playground of Newport, Rhode Island.
Have you ever been to The Fantastic Umbrella Factory? Do you have a similar place where you live?