Sacred Thistle: A Floral Gift Shop in Denver

After working as a visual manager at Neiman Marcus for 25 years, Sydney Peterson decided to take a departure from the chichi. With her new floral gift shop, Sacred Thistle, Peterson and her daughter Cornelia have perfected the concept of wabi-sabi (yes, that is an actual term). Based on the idea of Japanese wisdom and imperfection, wabi-sabi permeates the gals’ new shop in Denver’s funky Golden Triangle neighborhood. In each one-of-a-kind object the two bring into the store, there is a mindfulness of origin and design. The storefront is a mismatched array of decorative yet organic items, such as candles, planters and jewelry. Meanwhile, the back of the space operates as a floral design workshop specializing in local, sustainable flora foraged from the Colorado landscape—a shop for those who embrace the inexact.

Other fab Colorado florists: Flower Power, The Perfect Petal, and Bloom in Denver; Nellybelle General Store in Evergreen; Lace and Lilies in Fort Collins; Bridal Veil Floral in Telluride; and Vintage Magnolia in Edwards.

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Browse. Buy. Eat. Discover. See what's new and trending, plus tips for great local finds. CH&L editor at large Rebecca Gart shares her favorite discoveries from around the state of Colorado. 

A former reporter for The Daily Camera in Boulder, and writer/editor for InLine magazine and Delicious Living, Rebecca has also written for Cooking Light and Natural Health. She currently writes about what’s trending in home design, food, lifestyle, beauty and shopping for CH&L. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, snowshoeing, skiing, biking and playing tennis. She and her husband Ken have three children.

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