More than 25 years ago, David D. Moon established the Sam Moon Trading Co. as a wholesaler of general merchandise and fashionable handbags. Though years have passed, its philosophy has only slightly evolved—it now deals in ladies’ fashion, accessories, and home decor but maintains its commitment to wholesale pricing. Its racks support handbags from leading designers like Misha and Nicole Lee, available in fun styles such as rosette mini bags and totes. Accessories range from aviator sunglasses to scarves, and jewelry includes Geneva watches, silver and turquoise bracelets, and pearl necklace sets that shimmer like a freshly polished flashlight.
Beyond Paradise Nursery spreads scores of succulents, shrubs, flowers, palm trees, and other seasonal plants across its spacious 3-acre facility. Homeowners can fill empty spaces with long-lasting blooms such as 3-gallon Double Knock Out roses ($20), or let the colorful petals of a 3-gallon loropetalum ($16) cheer up a lonely lawn ornament. Encore azaleas ($25 for a 3-gal.) turn their vibrant faces toward driveways and porches; the blossoms of Little John bottlebrushes ($20 for a 3-gal.) blow in the breeze like miniature pom-poms. During the holiday season, a variety of poinsettias will also be available.
Big Tex Tree Nurseries grows and maintains an assortment of trees and plants ready to be picked out, delivered, and plopped in soil. The knowledgeable staff helps customers find outdoor furnishings ranging from 15-gallon trees (starting at $19.99) to box trees (starting at $79.99), ideal for creating natural shade or supporting one-half of a hammock. Lawn-lovers can also accent their yards with smaller ornaments such as shrubs (starting at $1.99) and flowers (starting at $1.99). Patrons trying to decorate their yard can work with Big Tex's staff to design an aesthetically pleasing pattern, and for an additional fee (varies upon location), customers can have their purchases delivered and planted in their yard or their neighbor's pool.
Apple Glass Company's technicians cultivate clear views with factory-quality glass, strong resins, and certification from the AGRSS Council. Automobile-glass specialists service all makes and models of cars, trucks, RVs, and Transformer reading glasses. Rear windows can be upgraded with antennae, heating elements, and tints, and all window adhesives meet or exceed stringent safety-test standards. Storefront glass, shower doors, and vinyl home windows round out Apple Glass Company’s repair portfolio.
A Hunter Douglas showroom, Fabrics & More stocks a huge range of customizable window treatments. Composite and basswood shutters are custom crafted to fit any window, and window shades come in a variety of materials that can filter or completely block outside light.
An affordable and monumental selection of sofas, beds, desks, and sarcophagi mingle good-naturedly in Ashley Furniture’s wondrous warehouse. A Matrix Accent Chair ($219.99) commands shoppers’ attention with its sleek, contemporary design, and Kira furnishings provide stylish sites for storage, studying, or snoozing. A Sydney Accent Chair ($199.99) or Cubit ottoman set ($99.99) anticipate increasing the comfort of various human inactivities, while the Romy Accent Table Group consists of one cocktail and two end tables, creating a table cartel ruling over a home's Speed Quarters surface needs.