Stork Avenue Boutique fills its shelves with an assortment of decor and children's items from brands such as Mud Pie, Ugg, and Corky & Company. Outfit tiny toes with three-packs of soccer-, baseball-, and football-themed socks ($28.99), or prep kids for days lassoing crabs at the beach with a pair of olive-coloured cargo shorts ($39.99). A polka-dot elephant stampedes across blue and green cotton on a sleeveless romper ($37.99), and multicoloured potpourri designs and tiny pink bows top a pair of Annie Original girls' velcro shoes ($29.99). Meanwhile, a baseball-themed musical piggy bank ($37.99) runs the bases and sings "Take Me Out to the Ball Game." Strollers and rollerblading warthogs glide easily across Stork Avenue Boutique's hardwood floors and open layout, and kids can caper in the play area while their parents shop.
The certified interior decorators at Highstreet Interiors Inc. help domicile dwellers cull domestic adornments from designers such as Canadian companies Decor-Rest and Magnussen. Exploring an expansive showroom, browsers unearth finds such as a flower-motif cushion ($19.99) or glass decanter ($49.99) that add accent to living rooms or drab space stations. To bring a touch of warmth into interior spaces, a metal-and-glass flame pot lantern radiates a comforting glow ($64.99). The adept interior architects can perform in-home consultations by request.
Drawing from a pool of 50 suppliers, the staff at Direct Home Decor can administer complete makeovers to most any living space. These suppliers contribute furniture, fabrics, flooring, plumbing fixtures, and art for Direct Home Decor's custom home-design combinations. The designers then adjust each plan to fit the client's budget and artistic taste, supervising projects that range from choosing and installing new window shades to overhauling entire houses.
Before proceeding with renovations, they can visit properties for in-depth consultations, advising owners on aesthetic schemes or ways to boost their home's value without bedazzling the gutters. Additionally, their do-it-yourself options accommodate patrons who would rather retain complete control of their changes.
At Dallas Frame & Arts, expert staffers navigate a selection of more than 4,000 frame mouldings to help customers find one that showcases their prints, matches their decor, and fits their budget. Their diverse styles range from rustic wood and modern metal to ornate gold leaf and whimsical heart and oval shapes. The staff also taps into 25 years of experience to design frames and mats that fit and preserve your prints. In addition, they can create custom shadowboxes to display sentimental objects or secure grandpa's consistently misplaced reading glasses.
The shop also stocks artwork, prints, and posters from internationally famous names such as Thomas Kinkade, as well as regional artists including Alex Halliburton, Jack Ellis, and Robert Bailey.
Housed in a homey storefront space, The Frame Corner helps visitors preserve their favourite keepsakes, photos, and works of art. A vast selection of sample frames is on hand to inspire, and the store uses hand-cut mats to accent your artwork attractively. An array of needlepoint patterns and accessories can be used for stitching projects, and gifts for sale include sterling-silver jewellery, holiday decor, and other items. The shop also hosts regular stitching workshops and gatherings of the Needle Bugs sewing circle.
Patrons of Marshall Fabrics stitch, seam, and baste thousands of popular and hard-to-find wholesale fabrics from the shop's inventory. At-home tailors can create custom garb to reward favourite grandchildren and maze-mastering lab rats from Melton wool ($19.99+/metre) and patterned or plain polar fleece ($8.99+/metre). The knowledgeable staff helps customers navigate the shelves, which are stocked with fabrics for both clothing and home decor, as well as distinctive fabrics such as native prints ($9.99+/metre) and corduroy ($9.99+/metre). Patrons can keep sweaters from jumping off bodies in feats of rebellion thanks to zippers ($0.75/metre) and a kaleidoscopic assortment of buttons ($2.99+). This Groupon may also be used toward soft cottons, fine nylons, and argyle sections on Marshall's half-off clearance wall.