The florists at Flowers By David Anthony craft bouquets and arrangements for every occasion. They assemble posies into pots intended just to bring a smile to someone's face. They weave together roses, lilies, carnations, and chysanthemums into a basket exploding with golden petals, a particular favorite of well-wishers. They also might present gerberas to welcome newborns into the world, roses to express timeless love, and birds of paradise to make birds of suburban Vancouver jealous.
Ulster Mattress and Dutchess Mattress prefer their customers to sleep well. While they don't go door-to-door reading bedtime stories, they do provide their shoppers with mattresses from brands such as Simmons Beautyrest and Serta. Their Tempur-pedic products conform to customers' bodies, which means sleepers suffer fewer of the back aches associated with stiff spring mattresses or boulders covered with a fitted sheet. The store also outfits beds with mattress pads, pillows, and bedframes.
Blossom Nurseries owner Brady Cullen has a history with plants and flowers that looks good on paper. He served as the head of sales for ML Garden Corporation, after which he earned a degree in horticulture and landscape design from Cornell University. But the vibrant blooms and greenery that Cullen and his team cultivate are more visually impressive than any résumé. Using environmentally friendly growing methods, they transform sparse lawns into lush, aesthetically pleasing outdoor spaces. Customers can also find bagged soils, mulches, and other gardening supplies at the company's Yorktown Heights shop.
The friendly staff at Framings has dedicated more than 20 years to fortifying photos in custom, museum-quality frames, and bedecking blank walls with mirrors, bulletin boards, and more. Diplomas, memorabilia, and restraining orders can stand the test of time when encased in a frame built out of a choice of sophisticated moulds from more than 40 designers. Ensconce artwork in a wide selection of small (around $177), medium (around $259), and large (around $694) frames that elevate juvenile scribbles to postmodern triumphs. The shop's talented framers can also construct archival frames to preserved delicate pictures using acid-free mats and lignin-free paper, or frame irregularly shaped keepsakes such as baby's first set of car keys.