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.
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.:
Woodville Ace Hardware stocks its shelves with the wide variety of home, garden, and automobile-improvement products that have made Ace Hardware a household name since 1924. A multiuse Gorilla Rack ($29.99) can assume the identity of a workbench or a shelving unit, with each of five shelves supporting up to 200 pounds, suitable for the storage of tools, paints, or baby elephants that aren't housebroken. Patrons can regulate changing temperatures with a Pelonis heater fan, which dispenses warmth at three settings ($12.99), or an Aerospeed oscillating fan with three levels of windpower ($23.99). Automotive accessories such as an Ace jumper cable ($13.99–$28.99) can recharge the batteries of cars that refuse to sleep without the lights on. A wide selection of indoor and outdoor painting supplies make Woodville Ace Hardware a go-to shop for homeowners with fickle walls.
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).
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.