Creating A Scene's owner, Alaina Walker, works with clients to enliven indoor and outdoor spaces with custom displays of silk and live plants. The company's consultants arrange foliage and flowers into elegant centerpieces for weddings or other special events, and they can even supply plant party favors that guests can take home with them or devour on the ride home. The retail showroom mimics that of any other florist shop, save for the sheer variety of its inventory, which includes unique specimens such as pineapple plants. The company's healthy-plant guarantee ensures the longevity of purchases, and its plant-maintenance service sees the crew making regular return trips to local businesses to fertilize, water, trim, and polish rented plants and replace any that have wilted. Creating A Scene also donates funds through its Pick A Plant program, which awards 30% of each eligible purchase to a nonprofit of the customer's choice.
Arming acclaimed Tallahassee chefs with professional-grade kitchen supplies, Pan-Handlers Kitchen extends their expertise in all things baked and flambéed to share saucy secrets with amateur Florida chefs. Choose from a wide variety of classes, ranging from bread making to pierogi stuffing, and pluck secrets from the well-seasoned brains of professional chefs. Demystify a stressed-out kitchen appliance with the Pressure Cooking 101 class, or learn the right romantic murmurs to melt the heart of the cute orange-next-door in the Local Jams and Jellies session. Each 90-minute meal-makin' meeting is limited to eight people and contains half hands-on demonstration and half lecture, to ensure an equal balance of fun and skill acquirement. Newly knowledgeable kitchen hounds will also get to sample the fruits of their instruction and will be given a take-home recipe card with room to scribble notes or limericks about baking powder, as well as a coupon for 10% off their entire purchase in the store, or 25% off any single item.
Even the darkest corners and crevices can’t hide from the lights at Tallahassee Lighting. With indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures from brands such as Golden, Craftmade, and Casablanca Fan Co., their crew appoints homes with stylish and functional décor. Their inventory includes fixtures such as indoor lights and chandeliers, outdoor lanterns, table and floor lamps, ceiling fans, and home decorum such as mirrors and clocks.
For more than 70 years, Tallahassee Nurseries has outfitted outdoor spaces with its expansive selection of plants, gardening products, and expert advice. The greenhouse and nursery house hundreds of annuals, perennials, shrubs, and groundcover options, all looking to settle down, raise a brood of young buds, and grow peacefully around the pickets of white fences. Plant a hummingbird bush to coat the ground in a technicolor dream-shrub and attract hungry hummingbirds and nectar-craving bumblebees ($4.99–$6.99). Or, spruce up a once-frosted bed with an assortment of 4-inch bedding plants, ranging from begonias, caladiums, and zinnias to larkspur, snapdragons, and piranha plants ($1.69+).
Chrysalis caters to design-inclined customers with premium fabrics, trimmings, and accessories for homes and offices. The vast selection of fabrics ($8.50+/yd.) boasts patterns and hues from brands such as Design Legacy, providing the perfect material for curtains, cushion covers, or Calvin Coolidge rag dolls. Or add a dash of flair and fanfare to rooms with decorative trimmings, such as cords, fringes, and braids. To further bolster creative spaces, pillage the mounds of accessories ($7.95+), brimming with pictures, lamps, statues, and other artful expressions. The store’s other passion of protecting tired feet from the hard reality of hardwood surfaces is seen in its large selection of rugs from Dash & Albert.