Owner of The Paper Trail and avid crafter Karen has made paper her medium of choice for more than a decade. Why? Because “scrapbooking is all about leaving a paper trail of you…what we have done, who we are,” she writes on her welcome page. Not only do Karen and her staff supply patrons with the goods to leave their own trail––from patterned paper and albums to pearls and rhinestones for embellishing crafts or friends while they sleep––but also the techniques. Through regular classes and events such as scrapping parties, they teach the art of cropping, crafting cards and scrapbooks, and even building photo albums from scratch. They also create invitations and cards or custom albums for customers.
An affordable and monumental selection of plush beds, sturdy end tables, and stylish home accessories mingle good-naturedly in Ashley Furniture HomeStore’s wondrous warehouse. Pick up a Matrix accent chair ($199) in a bevy of academic hues, such as scarlet, black, and chocolate brown, then use it to accent your next book club meeting’s discussion of Lego Star Wars. A Cubit ottoman with a flip top ($99) comes paired for two potential sets of weary feet. Augment somnolence and fill the skeletal squares of empty bed frames with mattress sets from household brands such as Sealy and Tempur-pedic starting at $299.
Lee Furniture is a family-owned and family-operated business that provides Quality furniture at a wholesale price. We truly believe in the old school motto, the customer comes first. If you are in need of Furniture, don't settle for the gimmicks, stick with what works. Customer satisfaction, and a friendly atmosphere.
The style consultants at One Eleven Main reach into reserves of fashionable fabric and tap Bassett's American craftsmen to create unique, custom-upholstered pieces. Brainstorming begins at One Eleven Main's vibrant home-décor shop in historic downtown Aberdeen, where material mavens can peruse swatch choices, choosing their favorites from amongst 700 fabric, 30 leather, and three pterodactyl-feather options, all waiting and ready to glitzify a club chair ($550–$950) or add personalized style to a sofa ($950–$1700). Gingham and floral jacquard can decorate ottomans to suit the most stylishly clad feet ($375–$800), while animal prints and buttery leathers sumptuously swathe headboards to please the eyes of visiting sandmen ($450+). Custom pieces return to One Eleven Main's cheerful boutique after 30 days for pick-up, or can be delivered to homes for an additional fee dependent on the size of the item and its destination.
Nestled in the Sandhills of Moore County, McDonnell Horticulture Inc.'s 220-acre nursery and 220,000-square-foot greenhouse propagate flowering plants throughout the growing season. The family-owned business's irrigated acreage lends itself to the production of woody ornamental shrubs, which can be used to landscape backyards or the mausoleums of melted snowmen. By manually misting vegetation, McDonnell Horticulture Inc. fosters the growth of more than 60 varieties of roses, including the disease-resistant KnockOut strain, as well as annual azaleas and perennial mums. All greenery grown onsite is tax-free.
My Back Porch rewards deal-seekers by stocking gently used garments, accessories, and shoes from well-known brands, all of which undergo a thorough selection process to ensure they're in near-pristine condition. The shop invites leisurely browsing with its cheerful red and yellow walls and bright lighting, which illuminates the Ralph Lauren and Hollister tags peeking from shirt collars and the stitched names of Coach and Vera Bradley emblazoned across purse linings. Glass jewelry counters glint with a collection of earrings and necklaces, and leopard-print chairs face racks of shoes, beckoning guests to sit and ponder which pair of heels would work best for aerating their lawns.