Vera Auvil's passion in life has always been cultivating knick-knacks and odds-and-ends—her "sweet nothings," as her husband used to say—so when the opportunity to purchase her own store came her way, she knew she wanted to fill its shelves and aisles with her favorite little things: clothes, jewelry, home décor, and makeup. She christened the shop Auvil's Sweet Nothings and set to work cultivating local artisans and national vendors who proffer goods such as De Novo, Waterford crystal, and Yellow Box Shoes. The skilled staffers at her vendor-based store can even help clients brighten smiles with Beaming White teeth-whitening services, make-over mugs with Jane Iredale cosmetics, and learn to cheat during shopping-cart races.
MobileCom is one of the nation’s largest authorized retailers for the new AT&T. Founded in Wilmington, Delaware in 1994, Mobile Com has grown into 4 regions, over 60 retail locations servicing over 200,000 active clients. Mobile Com has firmly established itself as one of the leading providers of AT&T cellular service.
NuView Dryer Vent Cleaning employs powerful tools to track down the lint that sulks deep within the crevices, elbows, and bends of a home’s dryer vents. Technicians start by agitating lint with spinning rotary brushes. They then extricate fibers with the same technology that companies use to clean air ducts. Good thing they do: excess lint can cause dryers to run hotter and longer, producing higher energy bills and, potentially, the release of carbon monoxide from gas dryers. In addition to de-linting dirty vents, owner and operator Randall Wiggins offers real-estate-agent services and home inspections through partnership companies and high-fives through a subsidiary known as Fivin' It! LLC.
Goodies and More Electronics sells gadgets and electronics of all kinds, as well as the eye-catching, accident-proof accessories that cover and protect them. Android tablets in a spectrum of colors, sizes, and sentience levels slip into protective cases and iPhones wear glittery and patterned covers. Other new model technology includes laptops from Dell, Compaq, and Toshiba, as well as headphones from Sol Republic.
The kiln clan staffing Paint on Pottery can stoke the creative flame behind any promising ceramateurs. Hundreds of white clay canvases festoon the shelves, strutting their attractive contours and elegant pouring potential for an inspired suitor. Give colorful life to small figurines ($8–$12) such as dragons, fairies, mermaids, or dolphins; paint a glib caffeine proverb on a mug ($13–$18); or spread your ideal meal onto one of the salad ($14–$18) or dinner plates ($16–$24), all of which are made food-safe. The price of your pottery includes access to Paint On Pottery's studio space, where paints, stamps, sponges, and stencils expand your creative possibilities and aid loyal artistic interpretations of smiley faces and legible cursive Z's. A friendly staff member will whisk away your tinted earthenware for firing upon completion, and in just a week it will be yours, ready to decorate a clay-deficient kitchen, act as a thoughtful gift to a terra cotta soldier, or con a condescending connoisseur on Antiques Roadshow.
Wireless Wizard, an AT&T-authorized dealer, peddles cell phones and accessories alongside a slew of wireless plans. Flip phones, smartphones, touch phones, and Blackberrys comprise a diverse stock of newfangled walkie-talkies, such as the Pantech Crossover smartphone ($29.99 with two-year plan; $399.99 without) or the Samsung A197 ($39.99), a GoPhone saddled with $15 worth of prepaid minutes. Garnish phones with accessories such as a car charger ($29.99) or a Blackberry gel cover ($19.99), which protects backs of phones from dings and bee stings in bright colors and styles. Customers can commit to long-term wireless communication with an individual, family, or data plan, or commit to non-commitment with a pay-as-you-go plan.