John Adams Collection
Owners Amy Donelan and Sharon Rons keep their quaint shop stocked with an ever-changing abundance of quality home goods and room fillers to liven up even the dankest of dwellings and homeliest of hobbit holes. Shoppers can peruse interior upgrades such as artwork, silk florals, and original lamps (starting at $29.99), as well as exterior upgrades to their body-temples in the form of scarves ($29.95), purses ($50+), jewelry ($29.95+), and lotions ($10.99–$12.99). One-up the neighbor's makeshift Kool-Aid stand with Tea Forte's iced tea brewing pitchers ($29.99), a revolutionary new method for brewing whole-leaf teas into freshly flavored seasonal sips overflowing with antioxidants. Otherwise, stock up on Jaunty 100% wool rugs to politely shield the home from unwanted barefoot baggage. Hanging a picture frame (starting at $24.99) around the suspicious rectangular hole in the wall will make it look intentional, while a few well-placed candles ($4.50+) and potpourri ($19.99 for 14 ounces plus refresher oil) will mask the smell of poltergeist B.O. Likewise, accumulating a collection of wind chimes can wreak a subtle vengeance on any newspaper-swiping neighbors. At John Adam Collection, the home improvement possibilities are as endless as most American soap operas.