A resilient, charitable small business that has survived a trial by fire, Bangles, Bags, & Bling stocks its 2,000-square-foot showroom with an eclectic inventory of fashionable frills. Shoppers can organize keys, wallets, and the library cards of alter egos in a black and white damask handbag ($17.99). Light beams glint off the crystal accents that dot a pair of antique gold-teardrop earrings ($10.99), illuminating lobes and the steady ticking hands of a silver-tone watch ($9.99). A polka-dotted fashion scarf ($6.99) exudes an air of couture when worn around necks on chilly days or as blindfolds during championship piñata tournaments.
We are a gallery, custom frame shop and art studio. We provide custom framing using acid free materials. We also offer a restoration service and sell art supplies. The gallery features a variety of artwork created by our three staff artists. We offer individual art lessons on site. We offer giclee printing and restore
Don and Donna Maines opened Green Thumb Markets in 1971, where they began cultivating buds alongside their young son, David. Though Don and Donna have retired, visitors can still spot David, his wife, and his four boys working in their greenhouse. They tend geraniums, prune roses, and discuss customers’ gardening concerns and methods for keeping lazy poets from using their roses as similes. Giant hanging baskets dangle from the ceiling, the electrically hued, trumpet-shaped blossoms of petunias spilling forth and tangling with ivy geraniums. On the ground, colorful rows of perennials, annuals, and vegetables thrive alongside a variety of topsoils, compost, and environmentally friendly mulches.
The Maines family also runs an onsite bakery, which they stock with their own homemade ice cream, cookies, and pies.
Patchwork Plus lures creative and professional sewers alike with the enchanting siren song of 5,000 square feet of printed and solid fabrics, yarn, thread, patterns, and resources. Visitors can utilize the store's bright natural lighting to assure color accuracy when picking out a yard or two of batik fabric designed by Edyta Sitar to bring Indonesian inspiration to home projects ($9.99/yard), or when checking out Noro’s Kureyon yarn, a hand-dyed 100% wool yarn perfect for knitting projects large, small, and pet-Halloween-costume sized ($9.25/skein). Floriani threads dazzle in a variety of bright colors, making stunning accents for embroidered linens and clothing ($5.95/spool). Oriental, floral, and child-friendly printed fabrics and a wide selection of books and patterns equip seam samurais with a stockpile of creative ammunition.
Creekside Books & Coffee exhibits a refined collection of literature, gifts, wine, and café fare in one homey place. The bookstore specializes in fiction, local interests, travel, home and hearth, and children’s books. Unrepresented titles, provided they're still in print, will appear shortly after word munchers make a request. Hunger evoked by colorful cookbooks subsides in the coffeehouse with a half-wrap-and-soup special ($8.95) or a grilled swiss sandwich with roasted red peppers and spinach ($6.75), two of many treats gracing the menu. Coffee fiends can treat their faithful coffee makers to one of Creekside's in-house-roasted artisan coffee offerings, such as the Juanasno blend ($12.99/lb.), or sip coffee on-site along with smoothies, teas, and other beverages. Bottles and glasses of beer and wine absorb the reflections of café tables and sleek black chairs gleaming from the gray ceramic-tile floor.