When in doubt, send flowers.
Custom, Handmade with Care
The Rocking Horse makes each and every arrangement, in house at our Palestine, Illinois location, we carefully select the colors and flowers best suited for a customer’s floral needs. Being a full-service florist, we are experienced in everyday occasions and special events such as birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, holidays and funerals.
If you have a flower idea in mind for your special occasion or event, pictures of ideas are always good to bring to us when placing an order. We try to go above and beyond to recreate the images you have in mind for your special occasion. If you would like to talk to us you can stop by our shop on Main St, in Palestine or give us a call.
We specialize in creating excellent funeral flowers at affordable costs. From casket pieces to cremation memorial arrangements, The Rocking Horse works diligently to design floral tributes that honor the lives of your loved ones. Sometimes we are even asked to incorporate special items into the arrangements that add that special touch.
We carry a small selection of green house plants year round, including 3" & 4" single plants to create our own mixed planters. We can get blooming plants, per based on season. Such as, in the spring we offer Easter Lilies, tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, geraniums, hydrandeas and hanging baskets.
Custom, Handmade with Care
We offer delivery service to all Crawford County cemeteries. If you are unable to put flowers on a loved one’s grave during those important times of the year –Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, Christmas, or even the anniversary of your loved one’s death, we can do that for you. We make cemetery arrangements that can stay on the grave for several months at a time. We take pictures of their placement and send them to you for verification. You can even ask us to do a rotation of seasons, such as changing the flowers out twice a year – spring/summer (after cemetery clean-up) and fall-winter(near the end of September). Or we can do 4 times a year – spring (after cemetery clean-up), summer (around 4th of July), fall (near the end of September) and winter (around the 3rd week of December).
Please make sure you have all the correct information of the recipient, including address and current phone number. We do not deliver without making sure someone is home. Going out by chance will cost you in extra delivery fees. And we absolutely will not leave something on a porch or table outside without speaking to the recipient first.
We accept the four major credit/debit cards – Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. If you wish to transfer your payment through Zelle, we can do that too, but it has to be done and confirmed before the order can be completed. We will also need your correct billing address and current phone number.
If you would like to place an order with us, please call the store at 618-586-2444 and we will be happy to assist
The Rocking Horse delivers Monday – Saturday. Deliveries made on Sundays are only for funerals when necessary. Our delivery service includes all of Crawford County. We do and can deliver farther for an appropriate fee. We have set fees for everyday in town deliveries within Palestine and to Flat Rock, Hutsonville, Robinson and Oblong. Rural Route fees are based on mileage zones that we have created.
We service Goodwine Funeral Homes of Palestine, Flat Rock, Robinson and West Union and Pulliam Funeral Homes of Hutsonville, Oblong and Robinson. Fees for funeral homes are slightly less than everyday fees, but still necessary to cover the cost of labor, gas and car expenses. Deliveries made to funeral homes outside of Crawford County would incur an appropriate fee for the mileage.
Blooming Beauty: A Gallery of Stunning Flower Arrangements from Rocking Horse
We are proud to be part of our Pioneer Community!
Located in Historic Palestine, Illinois
Established in 1985, The Rocking Horse has been a mainstay for giftware and floral arrangements in Palestine. Although it has gone through a multitude of changes over those years, the one thing that remains is the small community pride and personal attention you receive when you enter the late 1800’s building that still has the original wooden door, tin ceiling and Mesker metal works. Locally owned and operated by Janice & Reese Fuller, lifelong residents of Palestine, The Rocking Horse not only serves its customers, but also its community.
We are strong supporters of the Palestine Labor Day Celebration & Pioneer City Rodeo, The Palestine Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing, The PPPS Teeny, Tiny Tea Party and Cookie Walk, the Lighting of the Park, The Wabash Valley Wine & Arts Festival, Palestine Alumni Association, Palestine Academic Foundation, Palestine School District and Hutsonville School District.
We have an amazing collection of gifts and memorabilia
Custom, Handmade with Care
Our current giftware includes a variety of lanterns, garden flags & mats, garden poles, windchimes, stuffed animals, pillows, Doughmaker Bakeware, candles, frames, and home and wall décor. There is a little variety for everyone.
Besides doing flowers for bereavement, The Rocking Horse carries a variety of giftware than can be sent. Stepping stones, windchimes, lanterns, garden poles, Willow Tree figurines, afghans, candles, angels, lighted crosses, music boxes. We are always looking for something unique and different for bereavement gifts. We even carry a few items for pet bereavement.
The Rocking Horse carries a general selection of Mylar balloons and Latex balloons. We can blow up your balloons if you wish. We just ask that you check the size. Mylar balloons have to be at least 18” to hold helium. Latex balloons need to really be 10” or larger. In our experience over the years, packaged balloons sometimes are not actually as big as they claim to be.
We can also do Goodie baskets/candy arrangements with at least 24 hour notice. It is a good idea to know what the recipient likes as snacks before calling to order.
Some years, The Rocking Horse has had up to 18 skinny trees set up for Christmas. We always carry a large selection of Christmas ornaments and giftware. Beginning no later than after the 1st weekend of October, the elves start to set up trees, check lights and decorate, just to get ready for Christmas Open House which normally occurs on the First Friday and Saturday of November.
At The Rocking Horse we carry a wide variety of giftware and floral products. From jewelry to custom flower arrangements, our products are as special as the people who receive them.
Support Palestine, IL organizations and businesses at The Rocking Horse
We are proud to help out our local organizations by selling their merchandise and not keeping a cent in commission. We carry Palestine Alumni shirts, bell ornaments and composite yearbooks, Palestine Bicentennial (Palestine Chamber of Commerce) history books, cookbooks, and tumblers. The Rocking Horse also offers Palestine shirts and tumblers designed specifically for our shop.
Enjoy a Warm Welcome and Expert Advice at Rocking Horse
Our staff is passionate about customer service and making sure every visitor feels welcomed and valued. Whether you need help finding the perfect gift or want advice on a flower arrangement, we're here to assist you with a smile and expert guidance.
Janice Fuller began working in the flower business in 1986 as a flower delivery person. She began learning the techniques of flower design that summer. Over the years, Janice has worked in the flower business full time, part time, quarter time. Sometimes she worked other part time jobs just to make ends meet. And even returned to school to receive her Bachelor’s Degree at Indiana State University while working. Janice began working at The Rocking Horse in the fall of 2000, to help get ready for Christmas Open House. One thing lead to another and by January of 2001, The Rocking Horse was looking for their first flower cooler. Janice & Reese purchased the shop from Nancy Knoblett in 2009. Although Janice knew much about the flower business, it was Nancy Knoblett who taught her about the giftware business.
Even though Reese has a full-time job as Hutsonville Junior High's maintenance & night custodian, he also plays an integral part at The Rocking Horse. He has done all the major renovations, including the rebuilding of the North Wall. He takes care of the shop maintenance, delivers flowers and even makes trips to pick up flower merchandise when needed.
Janice and Reese are the parents of one adult daughter, Resa.
What a blessing to have a thoughtful florist who listens to the wishes and ideas of her customers! Thank you so much for creating floral arrangements that honored Dad. Janice, your kindness and talent are very much appreciated.
Rocking Horse Customer
A great little shop where you might find something for yourself or your house or a gift for someone. You can also order flowers for special occasions.
Rocking Horse Customer
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