Design your own glass dishes, silver jewelry, shirts, and pottery with this Groupon for $15 for a $35 voucher to Ceramics in the City. Those who maintain they learned everything they need to know in kindergarten will tell you that painting ceramics is an explosion of creative awakening on par only possibly with the popsicle stick–log cabin building and macaroni gluing that spur childhood imaginations to glowing realms of ecstatic craft-joy. There are plates, pots, vases, and more to paint at Ceramics in the City, but if you don't want to do the dishes, make your own sterling silver rings, necklaces, and earrings with silver clay, or design your own t-shirt. You can also do glass fusing, melting your own glass designs into dishes to create designer glassware. The roomy, comfortable studios are a great place to get friends together for a pottery or jewelry party, and the friendly staff will help you create wildly innovative plates and pendants that make one-of-a-kind, conspicuous gifts.
With spring spreading like a bag of spilled gravy, now is the ideal time to throw open the windows and get home and lawncare projects underway. Reclaim the yard from winter's occupation with Adams Adirondack stacking chairs ($14.99 each) and an Ace Flexogen 50-foot garden hose ($19.99). Illuminate outdoor living spaces with a 6-pack of Solar Walk Lights ($12.99) or the welcoming blaze inside a Living Accents portable firepit ($29.99). Ace also covers indoor bases with products and services for tree-free areas of the home. 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.
Mattress Firm has a large selection of beds from such brand names as Sealy, Simmons Beauty Rest, and Stearns & Foster. Sleep options range from the soft, cushy Hampton and Rhodes Perthshire pillow-top mattress set ($448+) to the firm and supportive Hampton and Rhodes Stirling firm mattress set ($198+). Browse the full selection on Mattress Firm's website using an Internet connection and Internet-ready navigation device.
When brothers Joseph and Herb Guiry founded the paint store that bears their name, Denver was still an untamed frontier town, William McKinley was President, and the flag still had 45 stars and not a single cartoon dog. The year was 1899, and, in the hundred-plus years since, the store has remained a family tradition across four generations of shopkeepers. Today, the store’s seven locations carry paints for everything from houses to school projects, and supplement their stock with home decorations including lighting, wallpaper, and furniture.
Fascination St. Fine Art has been offering customized framing treatments alongside a collection of original paintings, sculpture, and limited edition artwork since 1992. Let friendly and experienced staff members advise you on how and where to hang poodle paintings and game-winning jerseys, choosing from a wide selection of frames, mattes, archival glass, and shadow boxes. Pricing varies ranging from $125 to $1000, depending on the size of your artwork and the kind of materials used. Once you decide on a visually pleasing combination, your newly framed piece will be ready in one to two week's time to impress visiting relatives and Grouponicus guests.
Since 1944, Pacific Mercantile Co. has been the downtown epicenter of Asian culture, supplying amateur cooks and bona fide chefs with familiar and exotic foodstuffs from Japan, China, Thailand, India, Hawaii and Korea. The market carries a large variety of Asian cuisine necessities, including dried noodles and produce, red bean ice cream, purple jasmine rice, Japanese ramen, Asian rice crackers and miso paste, a large variety of soy sauces and sashimi-grade fish at prices that are markedly lower than the chain markets. And that’s just the beginning of the seemingly never-ending inventory that greets wide-eyed customers, who also shop here for gifts, such as ornate tea sets, chop sticks, origami papers, rice cookers and sake cups. The store also stocks Asian cookbooks, perfect for anyone looking to learn the art of making their own sushi.