Winner of the 2010 Connecticut Florist of the Year award from the Connecticut Florist Association, Paul Buettner Florist creates inspired and creative floral arrangements for every occasion. Let the floriculturists stimulate the senses with the FTD Holiday Rose Bouquet by Better Homes and Gardens ($49.99), the FTD Share My World Bouquet ($42.99), or the FTD Basket of Dreams Arrangement ($47.99). Those celebrating the birth of a new baby can pick up the lily-packed FTD Starshine Bouquet ($34.99). With Buettner Florist, pedal-seekers can find an arrangement to say various well-wishes, including “happy anniversary,”, “get well soon,” “sorry I crashed the Wienermobile into your house,” and “congratulations”. All orders are online or by phone and must be placed 24 hours in advance. Local delivery costs $10 extra.
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Revival Home help customers reinvigorate rooms with gently used, affordable domestic furnishings, often from designer brands such as Baker and Ralph Lauren. Furniture couturiers can trick out their counters and couches with pillows ($25), whereas antique silver flatware by Sheffield ($100/set), Wedgwood china plates, cups, and saucers ($50), and Kate Spade stemware ($50) lend an elegant touch to kitchens. Decorative blue-and-white porcelain vases ($50) give floral bouquets a fetching resting place and double as aesthetically pleasing projectiles during fits of pique. The shop's stock rotates daily, boasting everything from brass sconces ($200/pair) and an antique mahogany end table ($200) to framed original artwork or signed prints ($100) to a leather ottoman with storage ($200). Relying on consignment goods, Revival Home saves great sofas and armoires from having to fraternize with seagulls at the local landfill.
In 1965, Popular Mechanics ran a small classified ad for Brookstone, a new catalog company that packed its pages with functional products and detail-oriented descriptions. Brookstone quickly expanded to meet the high demand for its collection of “hard-to-find tools,” and opened the door to its first retail location in 1973. Today, Brookstone’s more than 300 nationwide retail locations allow customers to test-drive its ever-growing lineup of interesting products, which range from Bluetooth-enabled massage chairs to power adapters designed for international travelers and their electronic passports. Staying true to its roots as a catalog company, Brookstone houses an even larger selection of products, each waiting patiently to be shipped, on its website.
For 40 years, customers have flocked to Avon Clock & Lighting to acquire ticking and radiating accouterments for their homes, snatching up timepieces and fixtures from renowned manufacturers such as Seiko Clocks, Hinkley Lighting, and Hanover Lantern. The sprawling showroom brims with a shimmering trove of table lamps and chandeliers. Kitchen clocks calmly rotate their hands around a perfectly round face, and grandfather clocks chime stories of walking 3 miles uphill in the snow to get repaired by one of Avon's knowledgeable employees. Each of Avon Clock & Lighting's products comes with a one-year guarantee, and the accommodating staff offers free home consultations.
Helmed by accredited nursery professional and certified landscape and garden consultant Jessica Carroll, Jessica's Garden caters to plant-happy patrons with a seasonal selection of greenery. Import a plot of fragrant lavender blossoms ($5.99), or spruce up quicksand traps with the desert-dwelling Red Beauty succulent ($3.99).