Wood You, a member of the Unfinished Furniture Association, and its staff of timber traders have been selling real wood furniture since 1986. All of the customizable natural-wood furniture displayed in the 8,000-square-foot showroom can be stained, painted, or covered in Grey Poupon to suit any space. Occasional tables ($44–$179) add arboreal flair to living rooms, and dining chairs ($52–$99) support eating endeavors. Personalize your workstation with computer modular groupings or shield your TV from an aggressive animated DVD collection with an entertainment center ($199–$699). Information about lumber, stains, and finishing techniques are available for perusal on Wood You’s website.
Wayne's Bedding's factory-trained sleep specialists counsel customers on the optimal mattress for their specific needs, stimulating snoozing with a showcase of more than 40 models from renowned brands. Resting easy knowing that all of Wayne's mattresses are backed by a full warranty, customers can curl up on a King Koil twin ($179) or upgrade to a queen-size mattress ($299) to break falls during risky home-video stunts. A Sealy twin ($379) or queen ($499) supports extra-soft snuggling, and a Simmons twin ($349) or queen ($499) cradles weary bones. Patrons can revel in a relaxing eight hours atop a Sealy Posturepedic Pillowtop mattress ($399), which comes with a guarantee preventing nightmares of piggyback-riding porcupines. Complimentary delivery and set-up services accompany every mattress, ensuring customers can dive into their brand-new bed without back pain from lugging a giant cushion.
With more than 70 years of experience matching customers with domestic accouterments, Walker Furniture's staff helps patrons fill rooms and complement existing décor. Brands including Thomasville, Bernhardt, and Broyhill fill more than 96,000 square feet of display area, providing ample space to browse or clandestinely test couches' pillow-fort capabilities. Wooden end tables by Ashley ($150) supply sofa-side surface space, and circular Chase mirrors ($129) open up rooms with capacious reflections. A Discoveries martini table ($189) provides an elegant place to rest cocktails without hot-gluing a cup holder to the butler. Barcalounger recliners ($399) support a relaxing lean as patrons enjoy TV in supine comfort.
Since their showroom debuted in 1984, Furniture Country's staffers have armed homeowners with classic southern-style furnishings from brands including Omnia, Lane, and Ashley. Their fixtures embellish every corner of your abode, from dining-room sets for the kitchen to leather chairs for the home office. They also help shoppers put finishing touches on their interior decor with lamps, rugs, pillows, and throws, and they help clients get a good night's sleep by introducing them to Serta mattresses or sandmen for hire.
Beneath the shade of jasmine vines and an old oak tree, the view from Old Florida Cafe's porch is pretty much the same as it was a century ago. Back then, the town of Micanopy was a buzzing little marketplace, with farm wagons loading produce and citrus at the nearby train depot. Today, Micanopy seems suspended in time—in fact, it calls itself "the town that time forgot"—and Old Florida Cafe embodies those simpler days.
On the porch or in the cool indoors, visitors munch on pressed cuban sandwiches, reubens, and pie made with handpicked wild oranges. They also dig into black beans and rice, which is the café's most popular dish, having been available since the doors opened in 1996. But even if they're not hungry, tourists and locals alike shouldn't bypass this welcoming spot. The café also has a gift shop packed with antiques, collectibles, and Florida memorabilia.