Since 1982, Town & Country Flowers & Gifts has been filling vases with fragrant bursts of color and making gift-giving easy with treats and home accessories. Bouquets such as the vibrant, multihued Make a Wish translate cheery statements into botanical displays, which can be picked up at the boutique, sent directly to recipients, or delivered to a variety of local hospitals and funeral homes. The shop stocks more than just flowers—morsels by South Bend Chocolate Company melt atop tongues, Village Candles accent homes with flickering flames, and Russ teddy bears offer an alternative to genuine grizzlies, whose wrapping-paper phobia makes them an impractical present.
Crestwoods Frame Shop and Gallery protects clients' cherished paintings and possessions and displays work from celebrated local and regional artists. The studio boasts more than 2,500 types of frames, paired with acid-free archival materials and UV glass to reduce fading. The staff also restores old photographs and provides crisp, professional digital printing services.
The staff at Wisman's Appliance Service has kept kitchens running smoothly with appliance sales, repairs, and parts since 1952. The shop carries a fleet of fridges, microwaves, and freezers by name brands such as Frigidaire, Maytag, GE, Amana, Whirlpool, and KitchenAid. In addition to new and used machines, they carry discounted "Scratch and Dent" models that garnered minor bruises while being shipped or accidentally used as a piñata.
John Klopfenstein stores, helmed by third-generation family members, furnish their customer's castles with floor coverings, home accessories, and furniture that hails from name-brand suppliers such as Ashley Furniture, La-Z-Boy, and SleepLogic. Study images of the moon’s surface for brie-rich deposits under the light of a Stein World lamp ($99.99), or rest from a hard day of computing and paperweight lifting atop a comfortable mattress pad ($79.99+) set in a stylish queen bed frame ($69.99+). To take the strain out of stretching a budget while still pulling off the perfect look for your pad, John Klopfenstein Furniture provides in-home interior-design service, dispatching a decorating guru to supply samples, take measurements, and compose an in-store display presentation from existing stock for your perusal.
Sleep Source's fleet of slumbering pads includes more than 40 pillow-top, memory foam, and traditional innerspring mattresses from brands such as Simmons, Serta, and King Koil. The King Koil Highland Firm set provides a solid sleeping surface and box-spring support ($179+), while King Koil's Celeste Eurotop set offers a soft landing for snoozers and their Fabergé eggs ($249+). Sleep Source carries more than 20 adjustable mattresses to mitigate back pain and poor circulation, and equips sleepers with long-lasting nap pads, such as the Simmons queen-size starter Beautyrest set, which comes packed with shape-conforming coils and durable steel ($699).
Winner of the 2010 ENERGY STAR Award for Sustained Excellence, Lowe's has been helping customers conserve energy and expletives with home improvement, gardening, and hardware solutions for every budget. With the store's friendly handypeople as their guide, nail-pounding novices and seasoned remodelers alike can outfit their toolbox for any undertaking with more than 6,000 products between $25 and $50. Impress spouses and annoy car-pooling coworkers by ably installing ceiling fans into your car roof. Add lighting fixtures to darkling domiciles, or finally finish your back yard's Super Mario Bros. level with Lowe's garden tools. The store can also mix together a rainbow of hues for painting projects involving dining rooms, nurseries, and sweat lodges. Afterwards, you can clean up the dust with a 6-Gallon HP Wet/dry Shop Vac ($44.97), or rinse off caulk-covered corpuses under the Moen Brushed Nickel 7 Spray Pattern Shower Massager ($49.98). Regardless of your mission, the accommodating staff at Lowe's will offer expert advice for completing your home's improvements.