One of the oldest independently owned mattress discounters in the mid-Atlantic, Home Mattress Center cushions customers’ restful slumbers with first-rate sleeping surfaces from Sealy Posturepedic, Simmons Beautyrest, and Serta Perfect Sleep. Hunt and capture z’s atop a Sealy Posturepedic Slipstream king set ($1,399), count a herd of numerically ordered clone sheep from a Simmons Beautyrest Sondra Plush elite twin set ($1,499), enjoy the slumber that only dreams of Rutherford B. Hayes can provide with a Simmons Beautyrest Aliyah classic queen set ($999), or opt for a firmer bed with the Sealy Posturepedic Diamond Hill firm queen set ($1,299). Home Mattress Center's well-trained, noncommissioned sleep doctors guide customers through the process of selecting an ideal bedroom fixture by asking questions, determining sleep preferences, and administering inkblot tests if necessary.
Though many things have changed on Main Street in Newark, Grassroots Handcrafts has remained an institution. The store, which sells a wide range of specialty gifts, such as bath and body products, candles, women’s apparel, kids’ novelty toys, and home decor, has been in business since 1975. It’s still operated by Marilyn Dickey, who gets help from her two daughters, Kristin and Joanna. Delaware Today gave a shout-out to the store, calling its wares “funky, fun, and unusual.”
Casual Marketplace caters to the furnishing-fixated with distinctive pieces suitable for a medley of styles and tastes. A sizable selection of tableware ($3–$29) brings elegance to everyday dinners and a sense of danger to indoor frisbee-golf tournaments, and silk flowers ($15–$199) add lasting beauty to the vases that hold them. Those looking to add light to rooms without subletting the sun may invest in a lamp ($29–$349), available in shapes chic, sleek, and rounded. Backyard accouterments such as outdoor rugs ($129–$499) and pillows ($39–$149) add colors and textures to nature's grassy breakfast nooks.
We do quality custom framing at reasonable prices. We work with our customers to select framing materials and make the process as smooth and easy as can be. Then behind the scenes (in the back room) we do the best job we can all day to get everything to look stunning. When the customer picks up their work we look for WOW!
Recently selected as upstate Delaware’s place for Best Home Accessories by Delaware Today magazine, Everything but the Kitchen Sink kits out kitchens, living rooms, and caves with more than 80,000 essential items. Two floors and 15,000 square feet contain enough china, cutlery, and culinary gadgets to feed a massive herd of gourmet-hungry guinea pigs. Impress friends with a pair of Reed & Barton Weston candlesticks ($95/pair), or keep beverages at a ferociously cool temperature with the 8-inch alligator ice scoop from Arthur Court ($25). Fill kitchens with cookware by brands such as Cuisinart, Le Creuset, and Emile Henry or cutlery such as the Kyocera 3-inch paring knife ($25). Le Jacquard table linens seduce diners, and the OXO can opener ($16.50) simultaneously unlocks tuna cans and the hearts of persnickety felines.
Spa Bellezza has its share of inventive beauty treatments, sure. But it's something called whine therapy that stands out—clients bring a friend, munch on finger foods, sip a glass of wine, and engage in "some soul-felt girl talk." With her masters degrees in psychology and certification as a senior cosmetologist, spa owner Carla knows what she's doing when she organizes events such as these. The community-conscious grandmother earned a degree as a registered nurse and as a licensed cosmetologist as well, backgrounds she distills into organizing two-hour spa parties for girls.
Carla and her staff also focus on individual services. Vanilla, avocado, sugar, and an array of aromatherapy oils comprise the recipes for Spa Bellezza's body treatments. And, a selection of products by Essie, OPI, L.A. Colors, and more attests to the staff's discerning tastes. Facials, mani-pedis, and massages all attract clients to the spa like moths to a hot rod's flames.