Since 1984, the knowledgeable staff at Tallahassee Photo has been helping customers take, display, and transform their photos, videos, and artwork. The shop's stock of photo equipment and supplies includes cameras and lenses from Sony and Canon, as well as Fujifilm film, Tamrac camera bags, and other accessories. Once photographers have snapped their shots, they can head to the website for online photo-printing services, or they can order photo books, greeting cards, and photo gifts.
The professional framers stock more than 200 frames for custom jobs. They can also inlay their work with custom-cut mats, including those with multiple openings to display shots of everyone in a family or show off a progression of a cat's Christmas sweaters over the years. They're also able to create frame-free canvas and gallery wraps.
For moving pictures, Tallahassee Photo’s staff offers video-transfer services. They use the same equipment employed by the Library of Congress and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to handle 8mm, Super 8mm, and 16mm films. They can also transfer formats such as VHS and Betamax onto DVDs or transfer old audio formats (such as LP records) onto CDs.
Tallahassee Furniture Direct's furniture fanatics schedule one-on-one appointments in order to give each customer a personalized shopping experience. Guests can peruse a pillow-topped bounty of Sealy and Royal Heritage mattresses available in a variety of firmness levels. Queen- or king-size metal frames house new mattresses, and memory-foam pillows contour to cradle necks and hold recollections of the Alamo for safekeeping. The company also stocks living-room furnishings in leather, microfiber, and chenille fabrics, as well as dining-room sets ranging in style from minimalist to ornate.
Expert hands, marked by the evidence of careful labor, bring together frames with gilded baroque flourishes or sleek contemporary lines to shelter photos, paintings, mirrors, and cross-stitch samplers at Frames +. Computerized onsite mat cutting makes pieces seem to leap from the wall with color-complementing depth, drawing out the greens of a mountainscape or adding to the crayon signature on a fake diploma. Jerseys and souvenirs nestle in shadow boxes, and antique photos stay safe with conservation framing that preserves the visages of ancestors who traveled to America on the Mayflower or the barnacled back of a generous whale.:
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.
Apalachee Ace Hardware's independently owned aisles arm manor menders with a wide array of home-improvement tools, room-rejuvenating paints, and more. Embrace the weight of old-fashioned housecraft with sturdy hand tools, such as a set of Stanley Pro Driver screwdrivers ($27.99) or an Ace pipe wrench, ideal for household plumbing or reverberating funky beats against rusty pipes after dousing yourself in blue paint ($15.99–$30.99). Choose from a wide array of claw, framing, and ball-peen hammers ($6.29+), or indulge ears enamored by trigger-induced whirring with Dewalt cordless-drill-and-driver kits ($159.99).
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.