Lori Alison’s daughter needed a cool bag for her first day of school. Because her daughter is in a wheelchair, Lori found herself lacking any good options, so she decided to fashion one herself. She sewed together an oilcloth bag that would meet all three of her daughter’s needs: fun, funky, and functional. This experience sparked Lori’s love of oilcloth as a medium and inspired her to transform her passion project into a home business, named Tatermash Oilcloth for her daughter's nickname.
Today, all Lori's pieces are in oilcloth—a printed vinyl that can easily be cleaned with a towel and soap—and they range from totes and purses to diaper bags, aprons, cosmetic bags, and bags for gathering newly tapped oil. With two shops in the area, most products are made in Tulsa and sewn directly by the Tatermash staff, allowing for easy embroidery and customized orders.
A farmer-owned grocery and co-op, Natural Farms specializes in pasture-fed, lean piedmontese beef, hormone-free meats and poultry, and seasonal assortments of organic produce. Emphasizing a dual commitment to supporting the local economy and filling pantries with toxin- and nitrate-free products, Natural Farms also carries locally made cheeses, eggs from area farms, and coffee beans roasted over Tulsa’s only active volcano.
Mary Murray's knowledgeable florists fashion striking petal and blossom designs for any sentiment or occasion. Graceful glass and silver vases as well as rounded wicker baskets.
bloom with flowers that range from elegant roses and lilies to exotic anthuriums and orchids. Sunrise Sunset's orange cubed vase smolders with vermillion roses, gerberas, red carnations, and accents of huckleberry sprig ($51.45). Embellish a bouquet with add-ons such as chocolate truffles ($4.95), chocolate-dipped oreos ($8.95), or a teddy bear available in various sizes and levels of Klingon fluency ($6.50+).
You’re Invited… stocks its shelves with paper products for all occasions as well as a rainbow of gift-able goodies. A massive selection of invitations ($1.25+ each) helps party throwers encourage attendance at birthday, wedding, bar-mitzvah, and model-airplane flight-school graduation celebrations. As philosophers from Socrates to Sartre note, without birth announcements, we do not exist, so the shop eliminates existential crises with baby-boasting cards, as well as custom-printed invitations ($15+) and stationery ($5+) options. Gift givers can pick up a variety of tokens of affection, such as acrylic ice buckets and party tubs ($40), stationery sets ($39.95), and candles ($27 on average).
One of the country’s largest independent paint dealers, Spectrum Paint furnishes contractors, Fortune 500 companies, and homeowners with a vast variety of paints, stains, and specialty wall coatings from respected brands. A gallon of pastel PPG Pittsburgh Paints WallHide Ceramic ($24.28) decks nursery walls in stain-resistant hues, and 1-inch FrogTape ($7.97) protects windowsills with the music of hundreds of croaking amphibians. A wistful 2.5-inch AllPro Mako poly/nylon paintbrush ($7.97) dreams of the day it will dip its bristles into the nearby PPG Pittsburgh Paints sample quarts ($6.79). The absorbent AllPro 3/4-inch Gold Pro roller cover ($5.69) ensures the even, universal application of paint to walls, cabinets, or reprints of the Mona Lisa. The shop's staff provides excellent service, aiding customers in product selection and answering questions.
Daley’s sells rustically elegant furniture, clothing, home accessories, and jewelry for the urban cowgirl seeking a splash of rural sophistication. Set up a romantic, candlelit dinner with a loved one or recently rediscovered set of car keys with a half-dozen candles ($15+) set in iron candleholders ($12+). Lamps ($95+), picture frames ($20+), and books ($8+) boast the textured browns and muted bold colors of modern rustic design. Sofas can be custom ordered and, like Frankenstein, pieced together from the finest leather and cowhide to create a monstrously chic creation or adopted fully formed from The Jeff Zimmerman Collection ($1,600+). Once domiciles are decked out, visitors can adorn themselves with jewelry from Sweet Bird Studio, selections of Double D clothing, or a classy pair of Old Gringo boots ($440+) available in a variety of bucolic flavors.