Magnolia Lighting's stockade illuminates living quarters with sundry lighting fixtures and home accents. Guests can peruse the expansive showroom rife with crystal chandeliers, lavish candelabras, and teardrop lights artfully suspended from the ceiling. Decorative accessories such as Light Charms magnetic crystals ($42) spruce up chandeliers and a variety of outdoor lighting options shed light on patios and walkways. Patrons can curl up with a book or ancient Greek tablet by the flame of a Lafco candle ($55)—lauded as one of Oprah's “Favorite Things”—and decorative mirrors ($89 for a 44"x32" model) spruce up empty walls and fool gullible eyes into thinking rooms are larger than they actually are.
Robert Irwin sells items from a huge range of jewelry designers, including INOX, Argento, and Zable. Accoutrements abound for all parts of the accessorizable body, from anklet (Argento, $15) to earlobe (Sterling Reputation, $81). Stand out with a distinctive touch of Murano glass beadwork (starting at $29.99 per charm or bead), or steel your image with one of INOX's distinctive tungsten carbide ($70.50) or starred steel ($13.50) rings for a look that screams sentient automaton. In-store merchandise may vary from online selections, so don't hesitate to snap up what you want, either on-site or virtually.
When she began knitting at age 12, Henrietta “Hank” Davis kindled a lifelong passion; as the owner of Hank of Yarn, the only yarn shop in north Mississippi, Davis now shares her hobby with the local community. Her seminar-size classes, which range from novice to expert techniques, cover topics such as crocheting, knitting, and dyeing. Handicraft lovers can mingle in the shop’s cozy seating area, where knit-alongs and parties sometimes feature surprise extras such as professional massages, eyebrow waxes, or group appearances by the cast of Airwolf. For inspiration, patrons can browse the shop’s comprehensive selection of needles and inspect yarns that range from baby-friendly varieties to luxurious strands of cashmere.