Attrezzi's wooden doors open to reveal a panorama of wines, gourmet foods, and kitchen accessories. The two-story shop houses Riedel stemware, gourmet groceries, and Attrezzi's signature blends of pesto, and bottles of Attrezzi's red and white wines sit waiting inside its wine cellar.
The restaurant also hosts regularly scheduled wine tastings and wine-tasting classes at its wine bar, and chefs recite recipes and teach students how to skillfully juggle mixing bowls in cooking classes held in a state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen.
For more than half a century, Mill Stores has dispensed an enormous array of high quality, ready-to-finish wood furniture and accents to enhance homestead comfort. As a factory-finished solid-oak rocker ($249.99) supports reclining spines, a three-step stool ($19.77), crafted from solid eastern white pine, aids customers in accessing difficult to reach shelves filled with stashes of candy and bacon fat. Stockpile bottles of grapey goodness in a solid wood Tuscany wine box ($39.99) or artfully arrange CDs and DVDs in the sliding separators of a solid pine rack ($23.99). A shingled-roof doghouse ($179.99) shelters canines in safe, cozy pine, and a cast-stone scroll birdbath ($49.88) cleanses neighboring loons and fallen airplane peanuts in its stylish cement surface. Shoppers unable to find their desired décor in stock can request customized designs, which Mill Stores crafts in two weeks or less.
At Glazey Days, shelves upon shelves of unembellished ceramic pieces await colorful brushstrokes to help them reach their aesthetic potential. The robust collection ranges from bowls, plates, and mugs to picture frames and vases. Free to follow their own creative instincts, the shop's visitors personalize and decorate chosen pieces using an arsenal of painting tools, such as stencils, brushes, and sponges. Afterward, the Glazey Days staff finalizes the process by firing and glazing finished pieces and has them ready for pickup within a week. For further inspiration, Glazey Days keeps its selection stocked with themed pieces for different seasons and holidays and hosts special events, such as couples nights and BYOB nights.
As an inherently talented singer growing up in Maine's woodlands, Kalee learned the ameliorative effects of sonic vibrations from Mother Nature's symphony of birds, insects, trees, and naturally occurring Bee Gees. After she attended the Psychic Horizons and the Sound & Consciousness Institute in San Francisco, she took her set of crystal singing bowls and embarked on a career in sound healing, which strives to remedy a variety of physical and mental ailments with soothing tones. Kalee regularly shares her meditative music during concerts, hosts sound-healing workshops, and helps demystify life's puzzling events with psychic readings.
At Pick & Paint Pottery Shop, studio-goers can colorize raw ceramic forms with more than 70 kaleidoscopic paints and glazes. Pick & Paint Pottery stocks an eclectic array of bisques, ranging from simple mugs and plates to intricately designed vases ($1+). With brushes, glazes, stamps, sponges, stencils, and stickers at their disposal, customers creatively customize their ceramics, whether they want to adorn their pet bowls with canine imagery or paint Mike Ditka's scowling face onto teapots. The resident kiln operator then fires each piece, which can typically be picked up about a week later.
Grapheteria's knowledgeable craftspeople preserve and enhance artwork with custom borders, matting, and glass options chosen to complement brushstrokes and color tones. The adroit team of image enhancers also utilizes archival and conservation-quality materials for shadow-box collections, family portraits, or menacing Dorian Grays in need of UV protection or acid-free matting. Customers can scan old photos ($10+) or have archival printing done on a number of different paper types ($8+/square foot). Custom frames start at $75 for smaller frames, while 16"x20" custom frames start at $130. The frame purveyors also enclose orders in Larson-Juhl Concerto frames, which employ 22-karat gold or 12-karat white-gold finishes to unify artwork and room décor. For custom orders, patrons should provide the framing specialists with photos of the room where the finished product will hang to prevent conflicting tones and poorly guarded wall safes.