Ruby's Gift peddle a plethora of paintings, jewelry, and more, all handcrafted by local artists. Guests can adorn free cartilage with a pair of earrings ($30+) and necklaces ($60+), or nourish neighboring pores with lip balms ($3), soaps ($6), and lotions ($9). Speed up housewarming without rubbing wooden chairs together by acquiring one of the many colorful paintings, which vary in price but tend to cost upward of $100. Parents are free to dock young ones at convenient kids' play areas located within both Ruby’s Gift locations.
Ever since flowers evolved beyond the need for vocal chords, these aromatic beauties have been delightfully seen and not heard atop tables in the most elegant homes of America. Johnson-Paschal Floral Company offers dozens of arrangements in contemporary and traditional styles. The bird-like flowers and Asiatic lilies of Paradise Found (starting at $59.99) are a surprise for anyone expecting a traditional arrangement such as the colorful Brighten Your Day vase (starting at $49.99), full of roses, alstroemeria, chrysanthemums, and asters. Strike a balance between the two with a bestseller such as Teleflora's Uniquely Chic bouquet of vibrant pink and orange lilies and roses in a clear cube (starting at $59.99) or the refreshing Teleflora Fragrance vase (starting at $49.99), a quaint bit of country charm that features spray roses, mini carnations, and alstroemeria with a gingham ribbon.
LeadHead's sketch artist finds the power of the pencil to be boundless. She wields this power adeptly, using only lead-headed tools to craft hand-drawn black-and-white portraits rendered from photos. To ensure the ideal portrait, the artist consults with clients and offers advice on which kinds of photos translate best to penciled likenesses. Then the drawing commences, yielding portraits in sizes ranging between 8"x10" and 18"x24".
A delightful shop with a comfortable parlour to enjoy tasting the great gourmet food and wonderful wines we sell. Wine tastings are daily for free and food & wine pairing is done weekly. We also sell wine by the glass. As the warmer weather approaches, we will be adding entertainment and games to Fri and Sat evening.
A full-service quilt shop, Thimble Pleasures boasts a wide selection of vibrant wares and crafty supplies for sewing, quilting, and embroidering. Peruse a wide selection of fabric, patterns, instructional books, DVDs, and gifts which, when combined, can craft a personal Fortress of Solitude. Stock up on fabric with a Batik roll of rainbow pastels ($25 for 10 quarter yards), a variety of free spirited designs ($9.45+ per yard), or an Art Quilting Basics DVD ($20.95) for at-home instruction. A friendly and helpful staff is always at the ready to assist visitors with picking out the proper supplies for household projects, gift-loving moms, and trans-Atlantic canoe rides.
The first seeds of Dearness Gardens were planted on a 3-acre 1920s farmstead in 1995. Since then the downtown Huntersville location has blossomed into a collection of trees, shrubs, flowers, and landscaping supplies. Dearness' greenhouse flourishes with roses, azaleas, and other perennials, and popular shrubs, conifers, and Japanese maples populate the nursery. The selection of trellises, arbors, and birdbaths arms green thumbs with lawn accessories, and a resident landscape consultant is available to advise those who thought "berm" was just a gnome's cuss word.