One of my really good friends introduced me to Eclectic Creations. This is an online gallery of paintings and unique jewelry pieces. Some of their work is just breathtaking. The only downside as I see it, is the cost of the pieces. Some of the necklaces, which do not have any precious gems in them, retail for $950. I get enjoyment out of viewing the pieces and have even gone so far as to contact the gallery with some questions. They've always been very forthcoming wit the information I requested.
My husband sent me a beautiful arrangment from Temptation Flowers & Gifts that had an added surprise - a music box. I was so overwhelmed by the beauty of the flowers themselves, I didn't notice the music box at first. It was a clever use of the music box and added so much to the overall arrangement.
LA Gifts is the online store I've used to ship unique baby gifts across the US. I like that they have unusual gifts you normally don't see and they what they have is pretty diverse. I've ordered from them twice so far and haven't had any problems.
A Collector's Dream was the place where I was able to find some retired Hummels that my mother in law had wanted. She's an avid collector and needed two pieces to round out her gallery, which A Collector's Dream had in stock. They were very helpful and assured me that they could get just about anything my mother in law could want.
I thought for sure I would be able to find the right shade of blue to match the logo in my husband's logo for his company luncheon. I tried all the party stores I could think of to find the plates and napkins. I had all but given up hope when I found Celeste's Party Supply. They didn't have an exact match, but it was close enough, which worked out well.
Linen Lenders has some of the most equisite linens and party rentals I've ever seen. I usually plan all of our events and have worked with a lot of companies for the event planning. Linen Lenders is where I turn when I need the glitz and the glamour. They pull out all the stops with their table cloths and chair covers. I couldn't be more pleased when I know I'm going to use them for one of our events.
Artistry In Motion is our secret place for ordering confetti, streamers and confetti canons for our new Year's parties. They have the best prices I've been able to find anywhere as well as the best selection. We've been using them for the past two years and have always been pleased with their products and services.
My husband had his eye on an antique coin for his dad, so I went to A Coin Exchange on a mission. I had been calling several of the local coin shops to see if anyone had the particular coin in question. When A Coin Exchange did, I made an appointment. This is a little shop that's easy to miss, but once I was inside, the gentleman who helped me was very friendly and knowledgeable. I was able to get the coin my husband wanted and at a fair price.
Sylvia of Favors & Gifts by Design has been wonderful to work with. We've used her for several of our parties when we needed an extra wow factor. Sylvia always comes through with something special, unique and fun for our guests that has now created a tradition for our parties. We love her favors and plan on using her again for the festivities we plan this year.
Dove Hill is the place I go for the hard to buy for and the ones I most want to impress. This is a sanctuary of sorts for local artisans who display their paintings and carvings here. It's also party fantasyland, filled with linens and gauzes and the makings for sachets. Dove Hill is an eclectic mix of all things that are civilized and gentle. It's my secret place to wander around and enjoy.