For more than 25 years, the expert framers at Kerrville Framing have been marrying traditional and modern methods to protect prized keepsakes with custom-cut wood and glass frames. The picture preservers mount treasured tokens, such as paintings, mirrors, and needlework, on one of 3,500 molding types in myriad grades of glass or acrylic and finish jobs with any type of glaze or whipped topping. Although pricing varies depending on size and materials used, a diploma, a small piece of art, or a family photo can be framed for approximately $100. In addition to fencing in prized pieces, Kerrville can also install artwork on-site, restore art, and repair picture frames and unphotogenic family dogs.
Pocketful of Poseys' expert team of quilt-makers stocks its 4,000-square-foot store with everything from fabrics to books. Customers consult with friendly staff on their projects before browsing novelty, floral, and '70s-era prints or sip on cups of freshly made Cajun-style coffee. Quilters grab Dan Morris's checkered What's Cookin fabric ($9.99/yard) for decorating kitchens with new placemats and tablecloths, or they design bedspreads with Yellow Brick Road quilt patterns ($8.69 each) and pure-cotton batting for twin-sized quilts ($19.49). Eight-panel skirt patterns ($14.69) feature four different designs, fostering the creation of simple yet playful makeshift dresses, and a quick-trim ruler ($16.69) allows precise measuring of shapes such as circles, triangles, and Grover Cleveland's mustache.
Inside the capacious confines of Calamity Jane's Trading Company, owner and designer Shawn Beach has amassed an eclectic, handpicked selection of upscale home furnishings from across the globe. Featuring rugged-yet-elegant pieces, the worldly blend of accessories allows patrons to corral exotic treasures such as an iron flower candleholder ($15.95) or jeweled picture frame ($34.95). Iron napkin holders that tote stylish glass orbs ($14.95) impress dinner guests that moonlight as wizards, and succulent plants ($6.95 each) add splashes of green to bleak abodes.
At more than 1,000 Mattress Firm locations around the country, shoppers sink into plush mattresses, recline on firm beds, and belly-flop onto pillow tops. Knowledgeable staffers can help customers create an ideal bedtime environment by dispensing advice based on sleep preferences and illuminating the difference between the many kinds of mattresses. And to the delight of their customers, much of Mattress Firm's bedding wears the label of a premium brand, such as Sealy, Serta, Simmons Beautyrest, or Stearns & Foster.
Since 1977, Factory Mattress Sales has helped patrons create comfortable sleeping environments within their homes. At locations throughout Austin and San Antonio, they stock mattresses crafted by trusted brands ranging from Sealy to Simmons to Tempur-Pedic. Shoppers can peruse beds with features including Beautyrest pocketed coils, temperature-regulated surfaces, or memory foam that records imprints of dreams, and they can also find items such as bed frames and pillows.
Selection isn't the only reason to visit Factory Mattress Sales. A 111% price guarantee undercuts competitors' pricing, and a 366-night comfort guarantee allows patrons to test out beds for more than a full year. Extensive background checks ensure that the delivery drivers who chauffeur beds to homes are careful and courteous.