For more than 30 years, two brothers and their sister have cultivated 1910 Frame Works' immense cache of elegant frames, earning them loyal patronage from local clientele such as the Memphis Redbirds, Rock 'n' Soul Museum, and the Special Olympics. Their support throughout the decades is due to the trio’s commitment to stay abreast of blossoming trends and technology. Partnered with a national web of suppliers, they keep their showroom full of ornate and minimalist frames in thousands of colors, textures, and scratch-and-sniff scents. They also forge shadowboxes and custom frames onsite, harnessing conservation-quality glass and acid-free materials to assemble elegant confines for artwork, photography, and mirrors.
When they're not constructing frames, the skilled craftspeople rove the town to deliver and install their elegant creations and hold on-location design consultations that can help to determine suitable artwork for a specific space. They also curate their own gallery of colorful artwork, including local music-festival posters and prints crafted by local artists.
At Key to Life Photography, a professional photographer immortalizes clients' precious moments through on-location shoots. She channels a lifelong love of photography into extensive wedding packages and portrait sessions, providing glossy prints and edited digital images of the occasions.
Helmed by a friendly, dedicated artist, the online emporium of personalized products bursts with a bevy of colorful invitations, stationery, address labels, and more. Employing whimsically unpredictable color combos and customized lettering, the crafty creator fashions distinctive items for a dizzying array of occasions, from informal birthday parties to elegant parrot weddings. Karaoke-inclined hosts can prepare guests for crooned versions of "Old MacDonald" with popstar invitations ($3 each; minimum order of 25). Apple slice note pads make fruit an omnipresent grocery-list item ($30 for four), and the brightly shaded personalized growth chart ($75) plots the progress of your child's or pet goldfish’s vertical climb up to 7 feet. Aspiring card architects can upload their own family photos or poorly scanned tax returns onto a 12-pack of colorful classic photo cards ($38).
Known for being quick and convenient, The UPS Store is a three-headed office chimera belching forth flame-free shipping, printing, and office necessities. Each locale's packaging experts take the hassle out of delivering gifts to far-off third cousins (twice removed) by using top-notch packaging materials and geometrical know-how. Customers can cast their bundles off in whatever time frame works best using one of a full range of UPS shipping options, including next day air, ground, and international shipping. For those tired of the unwashable ink stains and toxic silver fumes that result from door-to-door printing presses, this Groupon can also be used toward any of The UPS Store's printing services, which include color and black-and-white copying, digital printing, and brochure and business-card production.
Kick off the holiday season at this three-day shopping extravaganza, with more than 100 merchants from across the South offering giftable items such as handcrafted jewelry, home furnishings, stylish shoes, women's and children's fashions, baby clothing, toys, and beauty products. For guests weary to hang the contents of their recycling bin on the Christmas tree yet again, Mistletoe Merchants also features an array of ornaments and other festive décor, and obsessive fans of the poem “'Twas the Night Before Christmas” can build their own bowlfuls of jelly with choice comestibles from several gourmet-food vendors. With this head start on the holiday season, Mistletoe Merchants attendees will be able to get their shopping done early, allowing them to start planning St. Patrick's Day activities come December.
Sara Harvey believes we all need keepsakes to remind us of good times, and through her photography, she frames those fond memories for posterity. An experienced shutterbug, she?s had work published in Click magazine and has photographed such notables as five-time Grammy winner Jos? Feliciano and 2010 Olympic gold medalist Steve Mesler. Continually learning and nurturing her passion for photography, she gains new experience each day during portrait sessions for everyone from families and moms-to-be to models and pets. She also specializes in large events, such as weddings and parties.