Great West Christmas Trees sources fresh-cut noble firs from a farm in Stayton, Oregon and guarantees that owners will be satisfied with their new festive foliage. Upon arrival on the lot, tree hunters can peruse the extensive lineup of seasonal specimens, where they’ll be able to inspect candidates for shapeliness, fullness, and resemblance to holiday catalogue models. Once they’ve made a selection, they’ll be able to enlist the assistance of the on-hand helpers with affixing the tree to the top of a car for the ride home.
Besides a working kitchen, there are two things a person needs in order to cook: the right gear and the right recipes. The chefs and food aficionados at Kitchen Fantasy supply both with an extensive stock of cookware and a full schedule of cooking classes. Kitchen Fantasy's products run the gamut from tools, like cheese slicers and meatball makers, to accessories, such as chef's coats. Its courses, taught by a team of experienced chefs, touch on general and specific cooking techniques, from knife skills to vegetable-cooking methods less destructive than flooding a garden with boiling water.
Ace hardware's knowledgeable staff wrangles a massive herd of home-improvement and gardening supplies and provides a variety of services for remodelers and handymen. Pick up a six-piece screwdriver set ($11) and an Ace rip hammer ($14.49) and tap into a cornucopia of fasteners as laden with screws, anchors, and bolts (prices vary) as the pockets of a lottery-winning robot. Patrons illuminate newfound décor with a two-pack of Dynatrap ultraviolet light bulbs ($11.99), the better to see by while using a five-piece paint-roller tray kit ($9). The store's staff also cuts keys and offers a paint-matching service free of charge to allow clients to fulfill the wishes of finicky peacock tenants.
My Little Flower Shop's owner, Gregory Goodman, draws on 35 years of botanical bouquet crafting to assemble fresh blossoms in classic, modern, or quirky arrangements. The rustic Fall Daisy basket ($34.99–$44.99) bursts with hand-designed yellow and bronze daisies like a vegetarian piñata. Celebrate harvest time with fall arrangements such as the Amber Waves bouquet, an amber-glass hurricane vase that drenches eyeballs with roses, lilies, solidasters, and yarrow with dried-wheat accents ($49.99), or the orange-and-yellow Harvest Moon Mugable, a reusable mug filled to overflowing with daisy poms ($29.99). Customers can opt for a whimsical Cupcake in Bloom arrangement complete with wax candle or a Birthday Mosaic bouquet ($54.99) to celebrate the birth of friends and family members while sending a grizzly reminder of mortality's fleetingness to disobedient houseplants.