In 1965, Popular Mechanics ran a small classified ad for Brookstone, a new catalog company that packed its pages with functional products and detail-oriented descriptions. Brookstone quickly expanded to meet the high demand for its collection of “hard-to-find tools,” and opened the door to its first retail location in 1973. Today, Brookstone’s more than 300 nationwide retail locations allow customers to test-drive its ever-growing lineup of interesting products, which range from Bluetooth-enabled massage chairs to power adapters designed for international travelers and their electronic passports. Staying true to its roots as a catalog company, Brookstone houses an even larger selection of products, each waiting patiently to be shipped, on its website.
Revival Home helps customers invigorate rooms with vintage furniture items and gently used designer pieces by Baker, Ralph Lauren, and Kate Spade. Owner Arlene opened Revival Home in the summer of 2009 during an economic recession in hopes of equipping shoppers with high-quality homewares for reasonable prices. Using her background in art direction, she hand selects each item from estate sales in the Hamptons to populate her recently renovated 10,000-square-foot show room with antique flatware, china sets, and ottomans. Because Revival Home relies on consignment goods, its stock rotates daily, providing shoppers with new antique lamps to check for genies on each visit.
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For 40 years, customers have flocked to Avon Clock & Lighting to acquire ticking and radiating accouterments for their homes, snatching up timepieces and fixtures from renowned manufacturers such as Seiko Clocks, Hinkley Lighting, and Hanover Lantern. The sprawling showroom brims with a shimmering trove of table lamps and chandeliers. Kitchen clocks calmly rotate their hands around a perfectly round face, and grandfather clocks chime stories of walking 3 miles uphill in the snow to get repaired by one of Avon's knowledgeable employees. Each of Avon Clock & Lighting's products comes with a one-year guarantee, and the accommodating staff offers free home consultations.
Winner of the 2010 Connecticut Florist of the Year award from the Connecticut Florists Association, Paul Buettner Florist creates inspired and creative floral arrangements for every occasion. Let the floriculturists stimulate the senses with the Harvest Home Cornucopia ($45), the Share My World bouquet ($42.99), or the Basket of Dreams arrangement ($47.99). Those celebrating the birth of a new baby can pick up the lily-packed Starshine bouquet ($34.99). With Paul Buettner Florist, pedal-seekers can find an arrangement to convey various well wishes, including happy anniversary, get well soon, sorry I crashed the Wienermobile into your house, and congratulations. All orders may be placed online or by phone and must be placed 24 hours in advance. Local delivery costs $10 extra; click here for a list of available delivery areas.