Since 1910, Hallmark has stocked its shelves with a wide variety of greeting cards, gifts, and thoughtful keepsakes. Patrons can write a formal request for better candy from neighbors with Halloween greeting cards ($0.99+ each) or record a personalized greeting card to document a baby's first words in English or made-up baby language. Keepsake ornaments ($9.95+) inspired by the memorable Peanuts comic strip feature Snoopy, Lucy, and Charlie Brown decked out in Halloween costumes, and a variety of scrapbook kits and photo albums help to preserve memories without having to pickle the brain. A large selection of wrapping paper, ribbons, and bags encloses gifts in layers of festivity.
Family-owned and operated since 1995, White Orchard Home Furnishings (formerly Quaker Country Home) offers a wide variety of high-quality traditional and contemporary furniture and accessories with which to dapple a home. The two-story showroom in historic Grange Hall houses shaker, mission, traditional, and modern styles of abode furnishings, much of which is built in the U.S. and sourced from more than 37 manufacturers. Spruce up a natural habitat or make an unnatural habitat of sterile rocks and Theremin strains more congenial with framed artwork ($48+), stylish lamps ($125+), or solid wood furniture crafted from pine, maple, or cherry wood ($125+). Armchairs ($397+) and sofas ($997+) offer a comfy place for weary soul sacks to relax and recline after an exhausting day protecting organs from skeletal onslaughts.
Praised by tastemakers and featured in media outlets, Eden Interiors' team of experienced space spiffer uppers transform ho-hum homes and out-of-date offices into stylish retreats of homeyness and workliness. The beautifying process begins with an extensive interior-design consultation (a $100–$150 value) during which clients explain their needs and style preferences to Eden’s designers. After careful room ruminating, Eden Interiors returns for a design presentation complete with a floor plan (a $175 value), a proposal (a $175 value) for furniture arrangement, flooring, lighting, window coverings, art, and painting, as well as a suggestion of what color to dye the family pet. After clients approve the game plan, they can order furnishings (for a separate charge), and the designer will monitor the makeover site until it summits the peak of prettification.
Specializing in restoring gently used retro furnishings and accessories, Reimagine spruces up sparsely furnished pads with an eclectic array of household goods. Aesthetically accessorize a room with reading chairs ($50–$75), table lamps ($45–75), pillow sets ($35), and other necessities in a wide variety of styles. Be sure to supplement your new room accouterments with matching dining equipment gleaned from Reimagine's array of retro glassware ($5 and up), dishes, bowls, and other kitchen staples. Reimagine also stocks a large selection of artwork, highlighting feats of painted strength produced by local artists. New items are brought in every week, so be sure to check back occasionally for new finds.
Mattress Firm has a large selection of beds from such brand names as Sealy, Simmons Beauty Rest, and Stearns & Foster. Sleep options range from the soft, cushy Hampton and Rhodes Perthshire pillow-top mattress set ($448+) to the firm and supportive Hampton and Rhodes Stirling firm mattress set ($198+). Browse the FAQ using an Internet connection and Internet-ready navigation device.
At The Flower Fountain, expert florists encourage smiles and uplift noses by composing contemporary and traditional bouquets. Greet the return of migrating ice-cream-truck herds with a summery spray of orange roses, hot-pink carnations, and matsumoto asters gracing the How Sweet It Is bouquet ($39.95+) or turn to a variety of other warm-weather arrangements. Birthdays and clown-college-graduation parties benefit from the addition of a Basket Full of Wishes, a wicker basket bursting with a chorus of yellow spray roses flanked by asiatic lilies and miniature gerberas ($45.95+). The Garden in Glass ($41.75+) encloses a 5-inch-tall miniature garden of live plants, pebbles, and garden-gnome footprints in a simple glass cylinder. Additionally, customers can gift compatriots with gourmet gift baskets such as the Delicious Delights, stuffed with fresh fruit, cheese, and sausage ($60.95+).