For the past 35 years, the helpful staff at Woodseller's Parkway Furniture has outfitted every room of the home with sturdy, handsome furnishings in classic designs. The impressive emporium of household equipment, from beds ($99+) to chairs ($89+) and desks ($100+), fills wall and floor space for years to come with solid-construction items made from stout materials such as red oak, cherry, maple, and dark matter. The expansive 64,000-foot showroom ensures that clients get a wide-angle view of an ever-updated inventory of pieces from well-known labels such as Simply Amish, Brownwood Furniture, and Anthony Lauren. In addition to decking out halls and rooms with well-built furniture, Woodseller's brightens wall space with decorations such as artwork ($30–$300) and mirrors ($50–$500) while improving interior visibility with stylish lamps and lighting ($30–$250).
In 1938, women ducked into the Knapp Family Restaurant carrying envelopes of cash. They weren’t looking for family-style eggs and hash, they were paying their gas bill. The restaurateur, Dwight Knapp, had unintentionally set up a second business by installing a propane pipeline underneath his eatery. His little business grew from supplying just a few neighbors to providing propane to the residents and businesses of nine markets in California and Oregon. Today, Blue Star Gas’s team of experts install and service tanks, fit pipes, and help convert cars or robot butlers to run on propane.
A small group of artists walks past racks of tassels, fringes, and beads, dragging fingers gently across the myriad textures of more than 2,000 bolts of fabric. The Instock Fabrics show room wraps and rolls a rainbow of textiles and accessories that beg to be converted into slipcovers, drapes, or a friend for a lonely kite that keeps trashing the house. Tags from popular brands, such as Covington, Waverly, and Braemore, dapple the aisles, and a gallery for custom orders parades more than 20,000 additional fabrics, distinct trims, and pieces of hardware. After perusing swatches for a bedspread or a pillowcase, patrons can suss out the tablecloth situation or utilize a set of precut curtains as a vine-style swing to perfect their Tarzan bellow.
Lollypops and Roses’ adroit floral artists craft elegant arrangements to celebrate love, birth, and any other occasion that can be enhanced by fresh, colorful flowers. The burgeoning shop grants same-day delivery for all types of vegetation emergencies. Buyers can choose from classic centerpieces such as a trio of long-stemmed roses ($24.99) accented by lush fronds or a mix of spring blossoms ($34.99) topped with a cerulean butterfly ornament. Designed to celebrate a newborn’s arrival, the Sweet Dream Bouquet ($39.99) contains a pastel array of daisies and carnations and arrives in a blue or pink gingham box with corresponding photo pocket for baby-specific personalization. Potted plants ($30–$49.99), such as hydrangeas and azaleas, decorate windowsills while blocking the view of outside plants trying to peek inside.