Since encasing their first piece of art behind glass in 1977, Framemaker’s professional artists and craftspeople continue to transform each print and photo brought into the shop into an artfully mounted creation. Staffers help your treasured images and memorabilia stand out by using regular and conservation-quality frames, matting, and glass in their framing work. Shoppers can bring in their own pieces to be framed or scoop up new works from Framemaker’s carefully curated assortment of posters, graphic prints, and original art created by local artists and spontaneous fission. The shop’s certified conservator can be found carefully erasing scratches and discoloration from old family photos via digital photo-restoration services. Other services such as shadow-box creation and canvas stretching add a unique spin to image display.
Casual Marketplace caters to the furnishing-fixated with distinctive pieces suitable for a medley of styles and tastes. A sizable selection of tableware ($3–$29) brings elegance to everyday dinners and a sense of danger to indoor frisbee-golf tournaments, and silk flowers ($15–$199) add lasting beauty to the vases that hold them. Those looking to add light to rooms without subletting the sun may invest in a lamp ($29–$349), available in shapes chic, sleek, and rounded. Backyard accouterments such as outdoor rugs ($129–$499) and pillows ($39–$149) add colors and textures to nature's grassy breakfast nooks.
The slumber scientists at America's Mattress provide visitors with the springy equipment necessary for horizontal expeditions into the unconscious. The Newtonia Bay mattress ($599+ on sale, $1,099 regular) is available in firm for proponents of back support and plush for advocates of sleeping in the arms of a massive teddy bear. Pursue recumbence with the Serta Perfect Sleeper Marengo ($799 on sale, $1,199 regular), or transform torpor into restfulness with a Serta Perfect Sleeper Glen Haven mattress with memory foam ($899 on sale, $1,799 regular), which provides balanced support and remembers important dreams so they can be analyzed later for clues to kitchen candy stashes. Customers receive free delivery, setup, and removal for mattress sets priced at $699 or more.
Health First Centers encompasses full-body well-being by combining a full-service chiropractic spa and wellnesscenter. Inside private treatment rooms, Doctor of Chiropractic Tom Miles and his staff tend to creaky spines with chiropractic adjustments designed to suit everyone from the consummate athlete to the habitually hunching magician's assistant; in addition, they better interiors through nutritional counseling. Spa services include Eastern and Western-inspired massage, salt rubs, and aromatherapy, which help promote all-over wellness and put guests in a better frame of mind. The facility's decor also aims to soothe with natural elements, such as a salt-water fish tank and an adjoining garden.
Clients can take their experience home with them by stocking up on the health products sold in the wellness center, including nutritional supplements, salt-crystal lamps, and mattresses from Tempur-Pedic and Vivetique Organic. A strong supporter of bettering its clients through education, the center offers a series of yoga, partner massage, and tai chi classes as well as lectures on current health topics to equip patients with knowledge that can help them live healthier lifestyles and pad their acting resumés.
Robert Gardner grew up in the world of gardening. At the age of 13, he started helping work the fields and sell plants at his family's nursery, becoming the fourth generation of his family to go into the business. Decades later—now at the helm of the family business—Mr. Gardner purchased a property in Chester Springs and created Gardner's Landscape Nursery. Here, he oversees the growing of 100,000 annuals and perennials each year and the stock of home decor and patio furniture that is made in America.
Mr. Gardner and his staff also help patrons design custom outdoor environments, selecting plants, trees, and shrubs that beam with fall colors or thrive in specific conditions. Alternatively, patrons can explore on their own, browsing a glass house with plants and flowers or a 19th-century barn, which houses outdoor furnishings and the ghosts of garden gnomes.
Praised for its sky-high levels of chic cheer in Philadelphia magazine, textile boutique Cloth & Bobbin carries an expansive collection of fabrics for every kind of cloth-constructed item, including aprons, skirts, pillows, quilts, and Canadian boyfriends. Fabric in an array of patterns and colors, including Kaffe Fassett mid-weight cottons ($9.90/yd.), can renovate any party wardrobe. Timeless Treasures batik-dyed threads can add a dramatic pop of color and character to a cozy wrap or quilt ($9.90/yd.), while Amy Butler's modish designs and cheery hues are sure to brighten somber soirees when stretched over an accent pillow or the mouth of a human Eeyore ($9.90/yd.). Visit the store to check out frequent additions to Cloth & Bobbin's stylish roster of woven wares.