For more than 45 years, Fabric Hut has been amassing a comprehensive collection of imported and domestically produced fabrics and sewing supplies, all sprawling across 14,000 square feet of retail space. Against the store's back wall, a vibrant array of quilting fabric replicates the rainbow's spectrum, and in the nearby bridal department, swathes of delicate laces and flashy sequins await crafty brides-to-be or restrained Cher impersonators. Fabric Hut also carries sewing machines from Janome and Elna and sewing cabinets and chairs from Horn and Koala.
Gangs of ottomans and mattresses populate Atlantic Bedding and Furniture, whose continually changing designs from Coaster, Forbidden City, Harden, Sealy, Old Town Imports, and other top brands help customers capture the furniture species of their choice sans long waiting periods. Treat hard-working eye awnings to a decadent break with a solid hardwood Leonardo bed ($347–$516), backed by a strong, modern headboard the color of morning espresso but the flavor of tufted upholstery. Taking home a Davenport nightstand ($125) means never having to precariously perch glasses or bequeathed dentures on thin windowsills.
Virginia Beach Cornhole brings the classic challenge of chucking a corn-filled bag through a hole in a tilted game board to the seaside. Its waterfront shops stock an array of regulation-sized boards, with both painted and unfinished options, which patrons can rent or purchase. Like the bed pillows of most chickens, Virginia Beach Cornhole’s bags are packed with a pound of corn each, and are available in a rainbow of vibrant colors. For friendly competition, players can chuck bags in one of the company’s contests, hosted weekly throughout the summer and sporadically in winter months.
At more than 1,000 Mattress Firm locations around the country, shoppers sink into plush mattresses, recline on firm beds, and belly-flop onto pillow tops. Knowledgeable staffers can help customers create an ideal bedtime environment by dispensing advice based on sleep preferences and illuminating the difference between the many kinds of mattresses. And to the delight of their customers, much of Mattress Firm's bedding wears the label of a premium brand, such as Sealy, Serta, Simmons Beautyrest, or Stearns & Foster.
No sewing or quilting experience is necessary for The Quilting Bee’s table runner class, not even experience sleeping under a quilt. All supplies are provided, including a sewing machine and a pre-cut kit for a 16”x40” table runner. The fabric and notions shop’s staff will be there to give you full hands-on instruction whenever you need it, ensuring that your table runner ends up an actual table runner rather than an unflattering giraffe scarf. Adorn your dining-room table with an elegant, eye-catching runner and drive your cat crazy with its dangling ends, all thanks to today’s side deal to The Quilting Bee.
Pilot Media’s Reader Choice for Best Furniture Store in Chesapeake 2010, Esprit Decor Home Furnishings offers high-end furniture, floor coverings, beddings, and other home-sprucing accessories at lower-than-retail prices. Lighten up your elegant bedroom or shadowy beaver cave with an Uttermost Burian lamp ($89), with rich-toned mahogany wood and bronze metal accents underneath an ivory-linen rectangle shade. Any room will come alive with the Oliver table set ($249), featuring two round end tables and one oval, tapered-legged cocktail table. With Esprit’s massive show room and more than 200 furniture brands, you’ll find an abundance of wine racks, leather sofas, comfy mattresses, and virtually anything you can imagine invigorating your home.