Funky-cool home furnishings, artistic home accessories and a selection
of artwork fill this Mass Avenue newcomer. It’s best to follow these guys on Facebook and/or Twitter
as business hours tend to fluctuate based on who’s running the store or trips to market. But you’ll be treated
with pictures of new merchandise and announcements of “secret” sales, so keep up. If you’re looking for lighted willow branches, heavy votive holders in jewel tones, or custom fabrics, this is the place. They also have beautiful recovered-wood items, large stained glass pieces, and art photography among their wares. Seriously chic.
Whether you’re celebrating a wedding, the life of a departed loved one or the beauty of the everyday, there’s no better way to brighten a moment than with fresh flowers. Owner Pam Parker opened JP Parker’s doors in 1986, having been inspired by the beautiful flowers of her family farm. That inspiration carries on today, channeled by floral designers who work with you to make sure the arrangements you buy reflect your unique style.
Spring is months away, but your indoor garden can keep on growing with supplies from this gardening store.
If you’re sick of tasteless tomatoes
in January, grow your own. Simple, starter hydroponics garden systems
are available as well as fertilizer, containers, seeds, lighting, and pest control products. Arguably their
most valuable offering, however, is knowledge through monthly interactive classes, in-store consults, and online articles. Don’t be intimidated. Snow’s on the ground, but you can still get dirty. Hydroponic gardening is healthy, organic, and flavorful, and owner Justin St. John is available to take or ders by phone or by sending an email.
Petrov Frame Atelier offers custom and archival framing, museum-quality handcrafted frames, antique frame restoration and oil painting restoration.
Piping hot and dazzling in Carmel’s Arts and Design District is Swanky Abode — a fabulous ’50s experience for those with a taste for retro. Just make sure you prepare yourself for the price tag. Inside this “pop up” store you’ll find a wealth of designer pieces and one-of-a-kind furniture that can be called nothing short of art, and they’re priced accordingly.
If you don’t have that kind of cash, that’s OK. You can go in to take in the beauty of true artisan cr eations. With its first store in Columbus, Ohio, Swanky Abode is on a trial run in Indy, so be sure to take a look before it goes away.
In between College Ave. and the Interstate, along the Cultural Trail on Mass Ave is a cozy little shop packed to the gills with creative retro pieces. Inside you’ll find Pam Wishbow hand-painted home décor and kitchenware, candles from Paddywax and The Soi Company, Spartina scarves and unique retro-inspired wrapping paper from Sweet Vintage, to give your gifts a touch of nostalgia. There’s a little bit of everything, and plenty of great finds.
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