A cute and eclectic gift boutique on Main Street in Manayunk, The Little Apple stocks new, vintage and repurposed cards, jewelry and housewares that can’t be found anywhere else. Screen printed tote bags are in the company of artistic special-occasion cards, inspiring books, candles and oil diffusers with the scent of Aloha Ochis, small glass vases, lotions and perfumes with exotic aromas such as gin and rosewater. Vintage trays and chests of drawers serve as display cases for most of the merchandise, bicycle-themed glassware fills one bookshelf and a small velvet-lined case holds jewelry made by local artisans. Quirky gifts for infants and pets inhabit the back room.
Bernard Katz Glass Studio and Gallery a hidden gem in the Manayunk neighborhood of Philadelphia PA. From designated viewing areas, you will see the process of creating unique and stunning works using hot blown glass and cold glass construction. View and purchase Katz's glass sculptures, vase, tumblers in the gallery.
Little Hands Art Studio's owner and teacher, Jessica Heisen, equips budding artisans with the supplies and know-how to explore their own creativity with delectable results. Heisen’s classes for adults, children, and intergenerational duos guide students as they bake cupcakes and top them with decorations such as fondant, mini marshmallows, frostings in piped pastry bags, and cookies hit by a shrink ray. Beyond the regular classes, Little Hands hosts private birthday parties for youngsters and, on Thursday and Sunday nights, grownups-only workshops, which encourage participants to bring their own wine and mingle as they create pastry art that reflects their inner muses’ 401(k)s. The studio also teaches children how to whip up afternoon snacks such as pastas and muffins, and conducts occasional beading and other art classes.
Praised for its sky-high levels of chic cheer in Philadelphia magazine, textile boutique Cloth & Bobbin carries an expansive collection of fabrics for every kind of cloth-constructed item, including aprons, skirts, pillows, quilts, and Canadian boyfriends. Fabric in an array of patterns and colors, including Kaffe Fassett mid-weight cottons ($9.90/yd.), can renovate any party wardrobe. Timeless Treasures batik-dyed threads can add a dramatic pop of color and character to a cozy wrap or quilt ($9.90/yd.), while Amy Butler's modish designs and cheery hues are sure to brighten somber soirees when stretched over an accent pillow or the mouth of a human Eeyore ($9.90/yd.). Visit the store to check out frequent additions to Cloth & Bobbin's stylish roster of woven wares.
The winner of seven consecutive Best Custom Framing awards from CityVoter users, Masterpieces Fine Art & Custom Framing stocks more than 2,300 frames, including work by industry mainstay Larson-Juhl. Its skilled framers meld function and aesthetic form to secure works of art in everything from American hardwood to 22-karat-gold-leafing frames to metal handcuffs. Aside from framing, the staff also restores faded or creased photos to their original vivid states and brings photos to life by converting them into imitation oil paintings or watercolors that look like they were born from hours of meticulous brushstrokes.
The Chestnut Hill Gallery is a thriving art gallery and full-service custom framing center located in the heart of Chestnut Hill’s historic district. We are thrilled to represent over 60 local, national and international artists offering a diverse and rich collection of landscapes, urbanscapes, and still lives.