When Block and Crackle's owner, Ellison, lightheartedly claims his tables could hold a pickup truck, you get a sense he's not joking. Sturdiness has been at the business's core since the beginning, when Ellison and his wife had their first kids. In an effort to build a table that could withstand his youngsters' exuberance, Ellison—a former ad man whose hobby was building furniture—hammered together a 200 lb. table with a 3-inch-thick butcher-block top. Today, at Block and Crackle, he stamps his trademark top on an array of tables that are all crafted, painted, and distressed by mankind's original foam finger: the hand.
Stroll around Ritzy Rags Consignment Boutique's racks and you'll find dresses, blouses, and pants by a variety of top designers, such as Tory Burch and Nanette Lepore. The shop also features an extensive selection of pristine wedding gowns and elegant pageant dresses, along with Prada, Coach, and Kate Spade handbags. And the shop's selection isn't limited to clothing and accessories—Ritzy Rags Consignment Boutique also offers alterations.
The craftsmen at both Image Gallery Frame Shops pour more than 20 years of experience into each piece as they crown artwork, family photos, and precious mementos with traditional and eco-friendly mouldings. They combine these frames—many of which are harvested from managed and sustainable forests—with acid-free archival mats and conservation-quality glass to ensure memories withstand the test of time. Upon request, they can also use nonreflective museum glass to keep portraits from being startled by their own reflections.
In addition to custom framing, artisans stretch canvases, display three-dimensional objects in shadow boxes, and repair broken frames. When they aren't working in the shop, framers travel to customers' homes to assist with design needs and custom mirrors. For those with bare walls, an online gallery provides access to more than 3,300 images, which can be printed on paper or canvas and shipped for free to either shop for framing.
My Painter LLC's licensed and insured technicians take care to remain courteous whenever they restore and beautify commercial, industrial, or residential spaces with coats of Sherwin-Williams paint. Experienced home and business painter Michael Perkins and his staff aim to build strong working relationships with every customer by quickly setting up and meticulously executing every project before they clean up and leave. Each brushstroke and new layer of color holds great power to increase property values, create a relaxing atmosphere, and cover up passageways to the family catacombs.
Part greenhouse and part craft shop, Fads & Frames stocks an abundance of supplies for DIY home decorating, gardening, and landscaping. The shop’s crafty staff fills shelves with bright ribbons, picture frames, and bins of silk flowers that attract groovy, disco-era bumblebees. A wide candle selection scents the store’s air with aromatic fruits, flowers, and spices. In the spring, a garden center blooms with annuals such as begonias, impatiens, and vinca, as well as Kimberly Queen porch ferns and Knock Out roses. While browsing blossoms, shoppers can also peruse a selection of French-inspired and rustic outdoor furniture.