After vacationing in France in the early 1970s, retired physicist Carl Sontheimer was inspired to go back to work. He?d seen a new gadget?a mechanized food processor for restaurants?and wanted to retool it for passionate home cooks like himself. His machine was efficient and versatile: mixing eggs into puff pastry took 15 minutes for a human, 10 minutes for a trained chimpanzee, but just 15 seconds in the food processor. Immediately, revered chefs including Julia Child, Jacques P?pin, and James Beard applauded the invention, and Beard even wrote an entire cookbook dedicated to the machine. Decades later, Cuisinart?s line of innovative products ranges from waffle makers and rice cookers to eco-friendly nonstick pans.
J. Lee Home Decor inspires shoppers with modern and vintage decorative home accents and one-of-a-kind gift ideas. The boutique's exposed brick walls accommodate a slew of specialty items perched on stylish shelves, displayed in baskets, and asleep on tables throughout the interior. Enhance a home's scent and vibe with candles ($24.50), a mantle clock ($18.99), or an 8"x10" picture frame ($34.99), which safely imprisons even the most fleeting memories. Pretty up permanent partitions with wall art ($27.95), which can double as a fancy TV tray, or browse the store for table runners ($35.95), rugs, pillows, and various accessories for children and pets. Gift registry and premade or custom gift baskets are also available to help you meet your weekly gift-giving quota.
Shoppers descend upon WG&R Furniture, a family-owned business for more than 65 years, to furnish their dwellings with bedroom, kitchen, and living-room fixtures from respected national brands such as Simmons, Signature Design by Ashley, and La-Z-Boy. Customers can store pocket change and secret jelly-bean collections beneath the cushy pillows of a Broyhill sofa ($629.99), which can grace abodes in patterns ranging from corduroy to houndstooth, or compliment their existing sofa with a Leik Furniture oval side table ($149.99). The plush Signature Design by Ashley power-reclining sofa conforms to softly support relaxing bodies ($949.99), and the five-piece Signature Design by Ashley dining set bears the load during dinner parties ($419.99). Those looking for seating options in game rooms can opt for the Amisco bar and game room stool ($139.99). Customers slumber soundly on a Sealy Posturepedic queen set, which doubles as a pad for perfect pole-vaulting skills ($589.99).
The nature-taming greenery gurus at The Plant People specialize in indoor and outdoor plantscaping to help spruce up drab domiciles and old office spaces. Stop by the store and peruse a wide array of home adornments, such as metal art ($15–$75), canvas prints ($31+), and all-natural soy candles made by local artists ($6.95–$35). Like the skeletal remains of a brontosaurus or a brightly burning car, a selection of the floral factory’s statues, trellises, and garden art ($15+) can swathe landscapes with elegant decoration. Couple a lonely table top with the simple floral arrangement ($25)—an artistic grouping of greens and rouge floral accents—or pull at eye-strings with the multichromatic fall bouquet ($75). Custom floral arrangements can be assembled with a colorful mélange of petals, producing a festive display of efflorescence.
Flower-focused classes taught by Enchanted Forest's experienced staff help bouquet bundlers of all skill levels learn the art of fashioning attractive flower arrangements. Would-be petalworkers can learn to tie bouquets, create centerpieces, and care for and display flowers in the class of their choice. Sit in on the Principles & Elements of Design: Flower Arranging 101 session to learn floral fundamentals, or take the Wedding/Prom: Fun & Easy Corsages/Boutonnieres class to add flair to a special day or deprive a normal day of its banality. Shower your home in shoots and sprays with instructions from Creative Container Planting, enroll in a wreath-making experience, or create table displays for bud-studded holidays of the future. Classes are held on Tuesday evenings, Friday afternoons, and Saturday mornings, and include materials.
In 2003, Edenvale Shoppes was a dream - That Dream led to our first ecommerce website, AdirondackChairs-Store.com. That store led to others - and that continuing success has allowed us to become one of the premiere Internet Retailers with over 50 specialty websites representing a tremendous array of home furniture products.