For 50 years, the owners and staffers of Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing have encouraged the artists of their community. They visit local fairs and set up booths for kids to color and craft, and they workshops, demos, and classes for artists of every age. As their name implies, they also outfit art makers of all skill levels with top-of-the-line materials, such as Gamblin oil paints, Prismacolor pens and markers, and custom frames perfect for saving a favorite art pieces or memorializing a sibling's failure to color within the lines.
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With a plethora of frame and mat samples, Deck The Walls can satisfy any and all framing fantasies. The expert framespeople can make diplomas radiate (most framing starts at $99), dorm-room movie posters sparkle (24"x36" pieces start at $99), and sports jerseys shine. The design wizards can also find a home for any prized possession, such as shoebox photos, baby booties, ticket stubs, medals, and really good pot roasts. Deck The Walls' lifetime guarantee and assurance that all work is done on-site means your frameables won't be subject to mistreatment at underground commercial framing facilities.
Factory Lighting Center's staff can help patrons fashionably brighten homes and offices with an extensive selection of lighting, lighting fixtures, lighting accessories, and rare bulbs, delivered to the lightery from a revered roster of vendors. Enlighten murky corners with a table lamp ($69.95+) or illuminate a room filled with Mark McGwire baseball cards with a chandelier ($85+). Factory Lighting Center also carries a stock of home accessories, such as ceiling fans ($69.95+) and hard-to-find parts for lamps and fixtures. If your lamp is experiencing a problem, such as audibly crying when someone steps on the cord, the staff can speedily return the fixture to working order.
Cozy Melts intoxicates the mind with the subtle scents of candles and warmers. A line of WoodWick candles make sounds like a crackling fire, whereas 100% soy candles provide a steady burn with a limited environmental impact. For scent lovers with a DIY streak, the shop also runs candle-making classes and offers glass-painting, pottery-making, and paint-your-own pottery sessions that let their creativity shine.
Easy as A-B-C, the artists behind Life in Letters craft custom photographic gifts available both in their shop and online. Over the years, they've amassed a vast collection of black-and-white photos of common objects and sights that resemble letters—such as arches, golf balls, fences, and palm trees—which they assemble into meaningful words, such as love, laugh, family, and nihilism. Once customers have chosen their word and selected each letter, they can have their piece matted and framed to suit their own decor or that of a loved one. The photographers also share their skills with aspiring shutterbugs during regular introductory photography classes.
Since equipping the world with its first wood-slat recliner in 1928, La-Z-Boy has branded itself as a well-known producer of high-quality furniture, including their signature recliner, loveseats, ottomans, upholstered sofas, accent tables, and much more. The Urbana oval end table ($249 and up) is genetically engineered to keep junk mail off the ground and blocks the couch's attempts to stretch out into the hall. A host of recliners, sofas, sectionals, the demi stationary chair and sleepers are also waiting to invade homes with their tasteful presence.
Since 1976, Keith and Betty Ketring have been combining their interests in woodworking and fine-art prints by preserving their clientele’s artworks and heirlooms with custom frames. Their inventory of framing materials includes a spectrum of moulding styles—from stark black to ornately carved and gilded—as well as conservation glass and a multitude of colorful mats.
At the Springboro outpost of the Merle Norman franchise, beauty consultants tailor recommendations to every client after a free skin assessment. Through this careful analysis, they can identify both cosmetic and cleansing products to address issues such as acne, aging, and ears that keep sliding down. They can also teach clients how to apply these products with makeover sessions. Beyond aesthetic products, the Springboro location carries accessories from lines such as Vera Bradley.
Alley's obliging staff enhances the art-collecting experience, whether you frequent fine-art auctions or fancy half-finished needlepoint work. With this deal, you’ll get expert custom framing on anything from your personal artwork to cherished sports memorabilia (most framing costs $75–$250). Alley’s framing services include needlepoint-art stretching, creative matting, and shadowboxes.
Alley stocks hundreds of frames and mat samples to accommodate personal tastes, and will work with you throughout the design process to create a framed tour de force. All of Alley’s materials are created in-house and are of archival quality to ensure heirlooms enter the future unscathed.
Balloons Galore & Gifts boasts an array of gift items, gourmet foods, and colorful balloon bouquets fit for commemorating any occasion. The You’re Still the One singing balloon expresses undying love ($14.99), and themed gift baskets such as the Ohio Proud basket ($52.99) or chocolate rose basket ($25.99) serve as a tasty alternative to flowers. Along with a variety of balloon basket options, the 3-foot hot air balloon basket is filled with chocolate chip cookies and truffles, floats for up to three months, and gives bored action figures the chance to experience the sensation of parachuting. Customized gift baskets are available upon request.
Artistic pursuits eat up most of Janné Peterson’s time each week. That’s because she’s an elementary art teacher with a master’s degree in graphic arts, fine arts, and art education; a specially trained portrait artist belonging to the Professional Photographers of Ohio; and the founding photographer of Janné Photographics. Janné snaps family portraits with a contemporary style, capturing loved ones linked arm-and-arm against the rich colors of scenic outdoor expanses where many of her on-location shoots take place. In studio, Janné makes use of colored backdrops, lighting setups, and talcum powder-scented air fresheners that cater towards baby photo sessions.
The Gallery for Young People offers summer art camps, field trips, and classes for kids and teens, helping them create art using a variety of media. Kids aged 3–5 start out by working with charcoal, paint, pastels, and papier-mâché. As students get older, lessons become more challenging, encouraging them to craft mixed-media self portraits and study printmaking. The studio also hosts exhibitions of the children's work to showcase their unique accomplishments.
On a quiet Cedarville corner, Beans-n-Cream sprawls out in a renovated bank—originally built back in the 1920s—to welcome thirsty patrons year-round. Warm up with a frothy, rich salted caramel mocha, or sip on cool frozen lattes paired with gluten-free muffins. They offer a full breakfast menu, all of which is handmade, including a homemade breakfast gravy. The staff also constructs custom sandwiches, such as a breakfast BLT, reuben, or southwestern chicken wrap, paired with freshly roasted and brewed coffee or a treat from the pastry case.
There are almost too many ways to keep the sun from turning a sunroom into a sauna. At Blind by Mark, factory-trained technicians apply their in-depth knowledge and experience—honed over the company's 25-year history—of design and construction to accentuate windows with name-brand blinds, shades, and shutters or custom window coverings in a variety of styles. Whether choosing from woven jute and bamboo or designing dovetail-jointed wooden shutters, Blinds by Mark focuses on matching the interior's aesthetic while preventing UV rays and heat from giving the carpet an unwanted tan.