One of the oldest stoneware manufacturers in the United States, Stoneware has been dedicated to the tradition and careful craftsmanship of transforming clay into enduring, functional art for the home and kitchen since 1815.
On the Stoneware Art Factory tour, follow the steps of more than 20 skilled artisans who take the clay from raw form to completed piece. Pick from a wide selection of pottery pieces and use the same tools and glazes as Stoneware?s artisans, to decorate your own masterpiece. Once complete, your piece will be glazed and fired by Stoneware staff. After its time in the kiln, it?ll be ready for pick-up in about 7 to 10 business days. Allow 1 to 2 hours.
Located in Louisville, Kentucky the art factory in the Paristown Pointe neighborhood offers tours twice a day Monday through Friday and a paint your own pottery experience and retail store Monday through Saturday.
In 1990, Trish Lounsbury opened Celebrations with her husband, Stan, and her father, Ed. They seek out products from artists, designers, and leading companies such as Crane and Sweet Pea when crafting custom invitations and stationery. They also specialize in custom framing for a variety of projects, as well as unique gifts and elegant wrapping papers.
The style-savvy staff at Red Tree helps homeowners to embellish abodes with distinct, antique-style décor, solid mahogany furniture, and other regularly changing inventory items imported from around the globe. Made by hand from kiln-dried mahogany, Red Tree end tables, china cabinets, and chairs are draped in hand-painted finishes or fabrics chosen from an eclectic collection.
Eight showrooms residing on two floors allow shoppers to peruse kitchen, office, and bedroom furniture, mirrors, bookcases, and knick-knacks. In gratitude for its harvests of rich mahogany, Red Tree peppers international communities with live trees as part of a tree-planting initiative and a trade treaty signed with Mother Nature. So far, as part of its commitment to the environment, Red Tree has planted more than 300,000 trees.
Since 1976, the helpful staff at Bi-Rite Home Store has been dressing bare rooms with furniture, appliances, and electronics. The showroom’s displays invite customers to test the firmness of mattresses from Sterling, Serta, and Corsicana or conduct brief interviews with love seats or office furnishings. In addition to classic and modern furniture, the staff shows off electronic accouterments, including Samsung TVs and GE equipment.
The mother-daughter team of designers at Palazzina selects elegant furnishings, accessories, and gifts to beautify customers' dwellings. Spread sheets of style across the walls with fabrics, wallpaper, and silly-putty imprints of oil paintings from design lines such as Lee Jofa, Kravet, Duralee, Thibaut, Highland Court, or trade worn-out thrones for royal furnishings from Hickory Chair, Baker, and Henredon. Palazzina also stocks a wide selection of Italian pottery, florals, lamps, and artwork to accent the home. Light up the dining room with a selection of candles ($25–$50) and bring Rome to the kitchen with a set of small Italian pitchers ($28). Coffee-table books ($36–$65) add spark to living-room conversations, and a set of linen guest towels ($25–$35) pamper visitors and homeowners pretending to be guests alike.