PhotoWeavers' blankets warm with in-woven images that are higher quality than their screenprinted counterparts. Tapestry weavers in a family-owned textile mill work more than 8 miles of 100% cotton thread?the equivalent of three zillion q-tips?into each creation. Blankets can be made using one of two methods. During the zippy, super-simple method, a blanket is born from a single image without borders, text, or other designs. In the second method, customers meld up to four pictures with custom elements to create a truer reflection of themselves than a mirror that displays human eyes as googly eyes. PhotoWeavers' looms also create tote bags, pillows, and wall hangings with the same meticulous attention to detail.
America’s Mattress of the Carolinas' show rooms brim with plush, pillow-top, and memory-foam mattresses that vary in firmness and coil structure to help any sleeper find a match. The staff invites clients to try out a nap or enchanted slumber upon one of the store's own brand of budget-friendly mattresses. The selection also includes Tempur-Pedic models and Serta models, such as the iComfort with gel-infused memory foam.
To accessorize their purchases, clients can peruse a selection of bedroom furnishings, memory-foam pillows, and mattress protectors that seal in a mattress's naturally smoky flavor. Clients can enlist the store's staff to help haul away old bedding and set up new purchases.
Sharing an expansive facility with the NC Art & Antiques Mall, Dynasty Furniture provides homes for dozens of foam mattresses and box springs in four different sizes. Shoppers can browse through a variety of snooze pads, including twin Sleep EZ II sets ($329) and full Energie Series sets ($488), to find the ideal mattress for deep slumbers and bounce parties for off-the-clock sheep. Designed for household nobility, the Balance extrafirm queen ($799) or king set ($999) facilitate royal rests with spacious mattresses that boast 2 inches of extra firm foam. Dynasty Furniture's staff invites customers to stroll around the facility and "test rest" any product by lying down atop the mattress for 10 minutes and have one-sided conversations with a bedside teddy bear.
Mattress Source's knowledgeable staff pairs customers with one of a wide selection of firm and flexible beds that augment deeper slumbers. Sealy luxury firm mattresses ($449.99+) allays stressful nights by supplying supple support, manufacturers' warranties, and a cache of warm kittens to rest at the end of each bed. Silk woven jersey knit surrounds a layer of memory foam on the Stearns & Foster x-firm mattress, which gently pillows joint pain and absorbs excess body heat ($1,219.99+). At 26 Charlotte-area showrooms, shoppers can take inventory of each mattress' aptitude in hypnosis or chat with affable staff members about desired levels of firmness.
For over 15 years, Ivy Arch has been purveying a plenitude of whimsical gifts, clothing, accessories, stationery, and charming jewelry. Enjoy a sunny day while warding off UV-rays or laser beams from invading extra-terrestrials with a San Diego sun visor ($24) while sipping Arnold Palmers from a 16-ounce Tervis tumbler ($13). Protect floors with a Jellybean rug ($37), and affix photos, reminders, and sketches of fridges doodling fridges onto the fridge with a Basic Spirit magnet set ($20). Ivy Arch also carries stylish shoes including SwitchFlops by Lindsay Phillips—sandals with interchangeable straps ($35)—as well as handbags, wallets, scarves, and hats.
The friendly bloom bearers at George K. Walker Florist have embellished special occasions with fresh, colorful floral arrangements for almost 40 years. The FTD orchid trio ($50.99+) croon a floral-scented lullaby from their perches in three 4-inch ceramic vases, and the yellow lily, yellow roses, and other sunshine-colored blossoms in an FTD Flourishing Garden basket ($49.99+) can cheer up a morose coffee table still moping over its argument with the living-room couch. Alternatively, opt for a special-occasion package, such as an FTD birthday bouquet ($55.99+) bursting with gerbera daisies or an FTD Big Hug bouquet ($50.99+) that greets newborns with a vase of pillowy purple lisianthus grasped by a fuzzy 6-inch stuffed bear.