With 3,400 square feet devoted to the fine art of mud molding, Springfield Pottery hosts the works of well-known clay shapers from across the country. Customers can stop in and peruse a selection of handcrafted ceramics, such as a Nathan Falter mug ($35), a set of Nena Potts earrings ($42), and a John Preus earthen cereal bowl ($28) pilfered from the footlocker of a terra-cotta soldier. Pottery jars from Brent Skinner ($125) fashionably fill empty corners, and a wooden bowl from Brad McCullum ($225) outfits miniature dollhouses with makeshift hot tubs. Serving dishes and containers by Sherri Alexander brighten rooms with a delicious lemon-lime glaze and come with the disclaimer that guests may not know when to stop eating once the plate is clean.
Beautyrest Sleep Gallery's collection of Simmons mattresses lulls patrons to restful slumber. Inhibiting motion transfer across the sleeping surface with pocketed coil springs, the Beautyrest luxury firm king set ($899) grants plenty of space for uninterrupted sleep to couples or bobsledding teams. Dozers can also engage in dream marathons on a luxury firm queen set ($599) that conforms to body profiles with barrel-shaped back supports; or they can host plush sleepovers on the memory-foam pillow-top twin set ($568). Beautyrest Sleep Gallery supplements its accommodating mattresses with customer service including free delivery, setup, and removal.
A staunch adherent to the do-it-yourself philosophy, Queen City Emporium is a haven for local artisans and independent designers looking to hawk their handmade, one-of-a-kind wares. Curators tend to an ever-changing, frequently updated menagerie of vintage-inspired apparel, distinctive jewelry, and trendy accessories. Items such as Sparkle Candy's vintage Bingo bobby pins ($6) brighten lonely locks with authentic materials and careful craftsmanship, and organic cotton tea towels from Slide Sideways ($18) add a touch of homespun class to tea parties both real and imaginary. Queen City Emporium keeps the DIY spirit alive at the sink as well, with toiletries and soaps like the haupia hand soap from Passion Moon Potions ($4) giving tired mitts the cool relief of coconut cream without the shocked stares and ant bites usually associated with a handful of dessert.
We have everything for the home recreation room: pool tables, shuffleboard, ping pong tables, foosball tables, air hockey, darts dartboards, and parts and supplies for these. We also carry home decor, artwork and furniture such as poker tables, pub tables, bars, and bar stools.
A full-service printing shop, Greek Corner bedazzles bare shirts, hats, uniforms, and other wearables with custom-designed logos, courtesy of its in-house art department. Whether you need a single bespoke baseball cap commemorating the ingestion of an unusually large sandwich or 400 tackle-twill embroidered team jerseys for the college cheese-rolling championships, Greek Corner will determine the right price and turnaround time to make it happen. Fraternities and sororities, meanwhile, can monogram their house loyalties in vinyl lettering onto a broad range of shirts, formal loincloths, and a variety of American Apparel and Gildan activewear.
Before he took over Springfield Leather Company, Kevin Hopkins was a struggling musician in need of a guitar strap. After fashioning one out of scraps from a nearby leather store, he realized his true talent and went on to manage Tandy leather stores throughout the midwest. When Tandy shuttered the business in 1999, Hopkins bought the Springfield outpost, rechristening it Springfield Leather Company. Inside the sprawling space, a staff of jewelry and leather experts arm customers with a vast assortment of leather goods and jewelry-making supplies.