Introducing The Shop

When Laurel House Antiques closed at the end of February 2020, after more than 65 years supporting Marin Art and Garden Center, we were looking forward to an exciting renovation and reinvention of the shopping experience here. Of course, that all seems very long ago at this point, in a year when all plans have been dramatically upended.

Even so, work on the shop’s interior has continued, getting it ready for when we are able to safely reopen and welcome visitors. Our team has done a fantastic job freshening and brightening this well-loved space.

Although we won’t be opening the physical store for some time, we just couldn’t wait to bring you our curated selection of items for your home and garden. We have created an online shop right here on our website, where you can browse and buy items from local artists and makers, vintage wares from the Laurel House collection, and a range of beautiful and useful pieces perfect for yourself or gifts. You can even choose a gift card, a perfect present for your favorite shopper. You can pick up your order when you come to visit the grounds. 

Remember, your purchases support Marin Art and Garden Center, so you can feel good about shopping!

None of this would have been possible without the help of our wonderful team: we’d like to thank Ellin and Charlie Purdom for their invaluable assistance, and the guidance of our consultant Rhonda Campbell has kept us on track even in this challenging situation. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Just a few items from the collection:

Prints by Obi Kaufmann

We have a selection of digital lithographs by Bay Area author, artist, and conservationst Obi Kaufmann.

Vintage finds

Who can resist these treasures from yesteryear? Go sophisticated or whimsical with home accents like this crab pot.

Planters and decor

Make a statement with a dramatic handcrafted piece, or surprise a friend with a thoughtful gift.

Logo Tote

Tote your stuff in style and show your support for Marin Art and Garden Center with this tough canvas bag.

More to explore

IRS Guidelines for Gifts from Donor Advised Funds to Support MAGC Events

Thank you for your interest in giving to the Marin Art & Garden Center events from your Donor Advised Fund (DAF) or Family Foundation.

We sincerely appreciate your generosity and support!

To ensure your gift follows the current IRS guidelines for DAF/Family Foundation support of an event, we would like to share the below guidelines with you.

  • Raffle tickets, tickets to galas and other special events, auction items, and benefits conferred in connection with a DAF/foundation grant are not permitted.
    • IRS has specifically ruled that fair market value associated with fundraising events cannot be separated, a practice known as “bifurcation.”
      • For example, with Edible Garden, if the price of the ticket is $200 and the FMV fair market value (non-tax-deductible amount) is designated to be $50, the donor must pay from sources other than her DAF/foundation for the full value of the ticket ($200) and not just for the non-tax-deductible amount ($50).
    • We recommend you confer with your financial advisor to confirm if any of these examples of how donors may still use their DAF to support an event would work for you:
      • A donor could sponsor the event, and not attend, and pay fully out of the DAF/foundation.
      • A donor could sponsor the event using DAF/foundation funds and attend by purchasing an individual ticket through non-DAF/foundation funds.
      • A donor could sponsor the event, join the event as a guest of another donor/table guest, and pay fully out of the DAF/foundation.
      • A donor could sponsor the event and host the afforded number of people at their chosen level as long as they pay for the seats at the lowest ticket price ($200 for Edible Garden) outside of their DAF.
        • As an example, a $1,500 sponsor that covers 2 guests, could pay for their sponsorship with $400 from a different source of funds, and then give an additional gift of $1,100 out of their DAF.


Please email Tod Thorpe, Director of Development at to discuss your gift to Marin Art and Garden Center