Purses, teapots, yard art, and action figures all add to the eclectic array of novelty knickknacks and gifts filling every corner of Curious Heart Emporium. Selections hail from a range of locales, as owner Kathy Corley combs sources throughout the nation and beyond to line shelves with a wide variety of exotic items. Bedeck bodies in scarves ($10–$72) or faux-rugged tattoo sleeves ($2.50) for fun, or formalize wounds for black-tie affairs with novelty mustache band-aids ($6.25–$7.50). Wine supplies such as sock monkey bottle covers ($12.50) and colorful wine glasses ($22–$25) make better housewarming gifts for vintage votaries than pricey cabernet lawn sprinklers, and the selection of pottery, wind chimes, and yard art ($24–$110) elegantly adorns outdoor spaces. Perfect for home festivities, the boutique also carries a wide selection of party supplies, greeting cards, and seasonal décor.
Dedicated to craftsmanship, creativity, and conservation-quality materials, the framing experts at Picture Frame Warehouse protect the integrity of portraits and paintings with acid-free mats and UV-blocking glass. In addition to ready-made frames, the shop stocks more than 1,500 custom mouldings, with designs to complement any diploma or certificate of lunar land ownership. Most framing jobs are completed within one week, allowing patrons just enough time to peruse the store’s entire collection of photo frames and oil paintings.
For 50 years, the owners and staffers of Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing have encouraged the artists of their community. They visit local fairs and set up booths for kids to color and craft, and they workshops, demos, and classes for artists of every age. As their name implies, they also outfit art makers of all skill levels with top-of-the-line materials, such as Gamblin oil paints, Prismacolor pens and markers, and custom frames perfect for saving a favorite art pieces or memorializing a sibling's failure to color within the lines.
Jerry’s stocks its brightly colored creative haven with premium and hard-to-find materials for artists in virtually every medium. Enjoy all of turpentine’s paint-thinning properties without risking an unpleasant nostril mugging with Weber odorless Turpenoid ($23.99/gallon), or give drab standardized tests a much-needed splash of color with a set of 12 Prismacolor colored pencils ($11.88). Winton oil paints (starting at $3.13 for 37 ml) turn blank canvasses into color-dappled eye magnets, while 11”x14” Canson Biggie sketch pads ($6.15) and Strathmore 400 series 9”x12” drawing pads ($3.58) serve as convenient alternatives to doodling on the faces of fellow commuters.
As one of Nashville’s largest independently owned flower shops, Rebel Hill staffs a cabal of skilled, award-winning florists and Na’avi tribe members who whip up innovative floral arrangements and vibrant, distinctive plants for every birthday, wedding, or toe-clipping anniversary. Flowers imported from Holland and South America, as well as gift items imported from Europe, make for much more creative gifts than the usual pet rocks and rock-hauling pet donkeys. An African violet basket ($29.95–$49.95), blue and pink bubble bowl ($49.95), and a Creekside Trail ($59.95–$124.95) tapestry all add a dash of pizzazz to any interior without coating the area in a fine layer of allspice.
Tiles range from $1 to $30 per square foot. Line a corroded corridor with a snazzy new layer of Tuscany Classic Travertine ($3.99/sq. ft.), give your great room a floor update with a layer of richly dark Urban Timber ($7.95/sq. ft.), or deck out your bathroom's deck with the elegant Bardiglio Basketweave Mosaic ($24.95/sq. ft.). The professional flooring experts at Mission Stone & Tile are always eager to talk tile and help with any home improvement project (they can service the entire Nashville area). Just visit the store with your Groupon, select your future floor, and then schedule an installation.