A fused-glass peace sign dangles in a window, its iridescent blue-and-green hues catching glimmers of sunlight. Elsewhere, a shiny yellow-and-black dog formed from clay smiles from its painted-on mouth. These are just two of the many artistic projects students can tackle at The Mud Shack, an art studio brimming with classes in glass fusing, ceramics, and pottery painting. Working artists helm the sessions, guiding pupils toward creating their own magnum opuses in the form of a hand-thrown vase, a mosaic tile, or a mug for holding smaller mugs.
The Mattress Factory's knowledgeable, non-commissioned staff guide customers to high-quality memory-foam, hybrid and innerspring mattresses from brands such as Tempur-Pedic, Sealy, Stearns & Foster and Beautyrest. Customers can shop at ease in an atmosphere that's free of sales pressure, price haggling, and the complex conversion of U.S. currency into the steel ingots accepted by mattress-making dwarves. The Mattress Factory will also set up your new mattress and remove your old one for free.
With more than 25 years of experience, Patio.com oversees a wicker- and wood-framed stockpile of rugged and refined game-room and outdoor furnishings to outfit open-air play spaces with tables, chairs, cushions, hammocks, barbecue grills, and billiard tables. Shoppers can peruse a variety of styles from teak and aluminum to adirondack, sling, strap, and nougat-centered.
Squeaky Clean's diligent cleaning crews perform thorough window cleansings and home scrubbings with eco-gentle supplies. Clients select from a full menu of services for three-hour home cleanings, including bathroom tile and grout de-griming, garage sweeping, and swift evicting of deadbeat dust bunnies. Twelve-window scrub-downs transform streaky portholes into spotless panes, ushering in streams of light to perk up slouching house plants. Cleaning crews perform their tasks courteously and with extra attention paid to special instructions.
A cute and eclectic gift boutique on Main Street in Manayunk, The Little Apple stocks new, vintage and repurposed cards, jewelry and housewares that can’t be found anywhere else. Screen printed tote bags are in the company of artistic special-occasion cards, inspiring books, candles and oil diffusers with the scent of Aloha Ochis, small glass vases, lotions and perfumes with exotic aromas such as gin and rosewater. Vintage trays and chests of drawers serve as display cases for most of the merchandise, bicycle-themed glassware fills one bookshelf and a small velvet-lined case holds jewelry made by local artisans. Quirky gifts for infants and pets inhabit the back room.
Winner of an Angie's List Super Service Award in 2010, the licensed and insured roofers of Fischer Roofing Contractors have kept their clients’ homes safe from the elements for more than 30 years. Mr. Fischer supervises all of his company's projects, which range from maintenance and repairs to full teardowns in advance of a home’s delayed growth spurt. Interested homeowners can confidently sign their roof up for a project knowing that the team gives free service estimates and a guarantee against any unexpected defects.