Wicker Emporium’s product buyers scour lands near and far to find elegant home accents for their customers. The practice of travelling to different countries began more than 35 years ago, when the company’s heads joined the crew of a pirate ship to pay off a gambling debt. Today, in 20 stores across Atlantic Canada and Ontario, customers can still browse pillows, quilts, mirrors, outdoor accessories, and shelves imported from local manufacturers and international crafters.
Busy Bee Tools equips its patrons with more than 5,000 different woodworking, metal, and power tools by brands such as DeWalt, Makita, Bosch, Freud, Craftex, Delta, and Porter-Cable. Digital calipers ($19.99) measure the precise distance between hanging portraits of Frank Gehry's protractor, and shockless hammers ($10.99) keep wayward nails in check. Suction-seal safety goggles ($3.99) and magnetic wrist bands ($2.49) ensure home repairs conclude without a glitch. A plethora of woodworking and metalworking implements avail themselves to creative projects from custom-whittled figurines to home-forged chocolate fountains.
Leon’s Furniture in Kentville is locally owned and operated and offers great prices on furniture, major appliances and home electronics. So whatever your needs, from living room and bedroom furniture to washers, dryers and freezers, you can always be confident when you buy from Leon’s Furniture.
At Cucina Moderna's specialty kitchen stores, shoppers can peruse a stock of contemporary culinary wares and check out full product demonstrations. The shop's selection of kitchen essentials include Oxo rotary graters ($19.99) and Shun citrus or tomato knives ($9.99), stored in colourful protective sheaths. Home cooks can enhance their knowledge of adventurous frozen treats or can continue their experiments in miniature snowman cloning with the aid of a Zoku Quick Pops recipe book ($22.99). The Brazil .35L French press by Bodum ($25) squeezes confessions out of double-agent coffee beans, and bamboo barbecue tool sets ($39.99) assemble the burger-taming resources of a spatula, a steak fork, and a set of tongs. Before purchasing any wares, customers can test and compare items in-store with the helpful assistance of Cucina Moderna's knowledgeable staff and a fleet of spatula sprites.
Zephyr Rug and Home shines a spotlight on Canadian-made furnishings in its Quinpool showroom. Crisp, modern ceiling lights and dining tables from Jesse, Selene, and Korson Furniture Design add trendy touches to homes. More than 300 styles of hand-knotted and tufted rugs maintain their fresh appearances, even when faced with rough shoes and foot traffic. Zephyr also employs two interior decorators who perform onsite consultations to help customers to update their household’s style and garage's haircut.