The founders of Generation Gems started their company with one product in mind: a single bracelet for moms and grandmothers bearing all the names of their kids or grandkids. Today, they engrave all sorts of gifts for a more personalized touch, including key chains, travel mugs, and more.
The professional photographers at Target Portrait Studios capture paramount moments in premier lighting with high-tech digital cameras and a choice of vivid background images. After clients discuss pose preferences with their portraitist, subjects take the stage for approximately 10 minutes of flashing bulbs, bright smiles, and focused lenses. Clients are welcome to bring props and shadow puppets from home, and after choosing a background, they can further customize each image with one of the studio's props, if desired.
U.S. Trading Company’s battalion of helpful jewelry devotees adorns sparkle-less appendages with classy, dangling baubles. Outfit lonely ears with eye-catching sterling-silver earrings ($1.99–$29.99). Collarbones bask in the colorful attention of necklaces ($2.99+), which can complement T-shirt casualness or dress up gowns made out of T-shirts. Shiny circles of never-ending style encompass wrists as guests slip on slender ouroboros bracelets ($2.99–$25).
The Farmer's Inn earns its moniker from the lengthy history resonating through its century-old walls. Housed within a farmer-friendly inn dating to 1896, the eatery maintains much of its antique charm, including the bright red and white walls and white clothed tables. In the center of the restaurant, a 16-foot bar built in 1910 by Anheuser-Busch and delivered by horse and carriage, hoists chalices of bubbly brews. The second-floor dance hall, opened shortly after Prohibition by then-owner Otto Rodemich, once inspired feet to tap, hips to sashay, and earlobes to levitate. In the 1950s, John and Cora Chapman took the reins of the restaurant and churned out hearty homestyle meals, such as Sunday fried chicken, well into the 1970s. In 2005, the inn fell into the hands of current owner Steve Duebelbeis, who restored the premises to its current state, complete with hearty American fare, such as steak sandwiches and buttermilk pancakes, served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The sterling-silver double-heart pendant necklace updates a classic jewelry design to reflect the sentiments of Mother's Day. Affixed to a delicate 18-inch silver chain, a heart-shaped pendant reads Mom in elegant script. A .01-carat brilliant-cut diamond adds a touch of sparkle to the lettering, like the rubies set in every o in the Constitution. The diamond is rated for H/I color and I1 clarity. The necklace's timeless style can transition seamlessly between casual and dressy occasions.