The California Silk Plant Company boasts a 5,400-square-foot showroom stocked with a vast array of silken trees, elegant ivies, home accessories, and more. Spruce up your living space, cubicle, or philosophy closet with the latest floral fashions, or opt for more traditional designs, all carefully customized with high-quality silk flowers and plants. California Silk Plant Company carries several types of trees and palms cloaked in faux-foliage styles such as wild oak, beech, and olive. Customers in need of a Christmas tree to bedeck can seek a conifer-alternative silk sapling to protect presents from the Anti-Santa's evil clutches.
At Pure Light, the candle-making process entails an elegant journey through four simple steps. Start with one of more than two dozen distinct aromas, and then select a mold that best supports your scented story, such as a star, a flower, or a pre-rhinoplasty sphinx. Clients can then add in a few of the 50-plus embellishments offered by Pure Light, with accessories including moons and dragonflies. In the fourth and final step, guests will blend in a chunk of their favorite color to effectively bring out the shade of the wick's eye. Choose either a 13 oz. candle ($23) or a 16 oz. candle ($26), applying the remaining value of this Groupon to embellishments, ranging from small wax items ($0.50 each) to the assortment of fine tokens ($2–$7).
New York Hardware's knowledgeable staff outfits builders and tinkers with an ample array of new and used decorative hardware, door and cabinet hardware, and vintage hardware. Soft lights reflect off the polished surfaces of cabinet knobs ($4–$125), distracting eyes as they trace the simple geometric designs on other bits of door hardware ($50–$4,000). Switch-plate covers ($20–$200) arm light switches with handsome suits of brushed metal, and heater vents and registers ($100–$5,000) dress up interior climate-control shafts in stylish new duds.
Housed in a cozy 1920s home, Dragonfly Shops & Gardens stocks an eclectic variety of works created by local artisans and hosts DIY classes for all ages. In the beading basics class ($30 plus materials, which start at $2), beaders band together for two hours on Tuesday mornings to complete projects ranging from earrings and necklaces to bracelets and ultra-feminine beer helmets. A beginner's mosaic tiling class ($55 plus $20 for materials) teaches creatives of all levels of skill and glee in smashing tiles to compose one-of-a-kind picture frames, trays, and stepping stones. Or delve into the dirt with a class on growing edible flowers and greens ($10 plus $5 for materials). Attendees can sip fresh coffee or cool lemonade.