With a barrage of consumer-friendly magazine titles catering to all interests, Blue Dolphin Magazines' online store boasts an array of subscriptions ideal for gift-giving or personal enlightenment. The magazine curators line their virtual shelves with more than 1,000 titles in 28 different categories. They vend glossy pages devoted to subjects from the outdoors to scientific breakthroughs to current events, helping each of their titles fit nicely into any reading room, whether it houses couches, barstools, or ornately decorative porcelain chairs. By maintaining direct relationships with the publishers, they are also able to present their customers with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
BlueCotton emblazons customized images on stylish apparel with screen-printing, digital printing, and embroidery using a web-based design studio lauded by Gizmodo for its sophistication. Start up the online clothing concoctor and devise a one-of-a-kind creation by using pre-planned design ideas, uploading your own art, or starting from scratch. Torso toggers can declare their love for William Howard Taft with a custom-printed T-shirt ($27.95–$41.95 for one cotton T-shirt with two colors on the front and back) or swaddle extremities in warmth with a customized hoodie ($40.95–$51.95 for one with two colors on the front and back). Individually embroidered hats ($39.70–$44.67 for one) pair perfectly with the accented arms of an Augusta baseball jersey ($35.95–$38.95 for one with two colors on the front and back) to outfit an entire athletic league or proclaim inner passion for a team of one, and tote bags cart carryables with a stylish customized message ($28.95–$41.95 for two colors on the front and back). Pricing decreases per item for bulk orders; a 2000 Gildan Ultra Cotton Tee with two colors on the front and back starts at $27.95, or 10 for $14.85 each, 35 for $11.20 each, or 75 for $8.61 each. Since printing is performed on the premises, BlueCotton prides themselves on customer service and individual requests and creative customizations are easily achieved, and with a few special instructions, images can be adjusted, colors can be matched, and jersey numbers can be divided by zero.
The gentle clatter of past tea parties seems to drift from colorful china cups and saucers on tables worn smooth by years of loving care. At LuLu's Fine Home Furnishings & Consignments, Liz Bradley curates 6,000 square feet of vintage furniture and accessories like these. Her inspiration comes from her great-grandmother LuLu Devaney, who helped her to forge her own aesthetic outlook. The parade of lore-steeped vintage items that passes through the shop has included painted oriental screens, Victorian-era chaise lounges, and classic paintings. In addition to connecting her clients with their dream pieces of furniture and décor, Bradley offers her services as a design consultant to help to add a measure of quirk and easy grace to dining rooms or find a sofa heavy enough to put on a magic carpet that has been grounded. Patrons complement retail excursions with a trip to the popular in-store photo booth which is outfitted with its own collection of pose-worthy props.
With summer on its last legs, now is the ideal time to throw open the windows and get home-care projects underway. Pick up some spray paint for $3.49 or a utility knife for $4.99. Illuminate your bathroom with a 4-pack of Ace light bulbs ($1.79), the better to see by as you caulk ($2.29) your sink. If you need to match paint to a favorite coverlet or choose a hue that complements a pleather recliner, each store offers a paint-matching service free of charge. Get keys made, or clean a barnacle-encrusted carpet with the help of a carpet-cleaning machine (rental prices vary). If you need help finding anything, Ace's knowledgeable staff is available to help get you in and out and on to your next project.
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The Tailgate-Music Valley Antiques Show and Vintage Marketplace have been going strong for more than 30 years and have offered inspiring design ideas to everyone from new homeowners to seasoned antiquers. The more than 140 vendors display a treasure trove of architectural and industrial items, fine and decorative art, furniture, and vintage and estate jewelry. On Saturday, February 16 at noon, expert designers will also host a hands-on decorating seminar. They'll share ways to incorporate vintage items into a traditional, contemporary, or industrial interior, such as pairing a modern coffee table with a 1920s-era lamp or stuffing a throw pillow with Federal Reserve bank notes.