June 25, 2007
Franz Collection Introduces Summer 2007 Fine Porcelain Home Accessories & Tabletop

San Francisco - Franz Collection Inc. announced today the addition of 60 new porcelain, fine tabletop and decorative accent pieces to its stylish collections. The additions, including exclusive new additions from Kathy Ireland Home by... more »

June 25, 2007
DEMDACO Introduces Four New Inspirational Gift Lines for Summer 2007

Leawood, KANSAS - DEMDACO is excited to unveil four new inspirational lines for Summer 2007. To offer even more choices for this targeted group of consumers, these DEMDACO lines include popular formats such as frames,... more »

June 25, 2007
Creative Co-Op Expands Atlanta Showroom to Accommodate Full Line of Home Decor Products

Creative Co-Op, Inc. enters the July market with growing momentum as it expands into an adjacent showroom on the 10th floor of Atlanta's Gift Mart, Building 2, Space 1003.With an impressive investment in the transformation... more »

June 25, 2007
Minnesota 36 North St. Paul / Businesses feel lost amid the roadwork

Roseann Kermes started an e-mail Friday morning by typing, "Look at the depths I've stooped to for business."The owner of Rosebud's Cottage, in North St. Paul, then laid out the details of her "Free Paris"... more »

June 24, 2007
What to Expect When Expecting? A Whole Lot of Loot

After Claire Varrelmann announced that she was pregnant, she created three registries for her four baby showers.Ms. Varrelmann, 28, who lives in Stoughton, Wis., started off with a shower given by her best friend from... more »

June 24, 2007
A Mid in a candy store; success has been a treat for Ebensburg shop

Ebensburg — Mildred "Mid" Mandichak insists she has no secret recipe.Instead, she says, it's all in the type of chocolate.It must be, because Mandichak started making her candy 28 years ago, using 500 pounds of... more »

June 23, 2007
Former accountant finds success in quilting

Choctaw, Okla. (AP) - Marie Childress worked as an accountant for about 25 years. After her husband retired after 23 years in the U.S. Navy, her job with Inion Inc., a medical device maker, relocated... more »

June 23, 2007
From glass to goodies, Funk’s gallery is one of a kind

Sketched patterns of various shapes coat large pieces of white paper that are draped across the tables and walls of an art studio. From these black and white patterns glass artist Pamela Funk creates colorful... more »

June 23, 2007
Carrying on a Bountiful tradition

Edmonds —Todd Waddell was 14 when he first went to The Weed Lady, a quaint gift store owned by Joan Searle. He would play with crickets on the back porch while his mother sold her... more »

June 23, 2007
Mom-and-pop gift cards; These modern alternatives to gift certificates are going local

From Christmas stockings to bar mitzvah bashes, plastic gift cards from big chain stores have become an accepted part of American gift-giving over the past decade.Now, local retailers are getting into the act, offering gift... more »

June 21, 2007
Store’s closing brings end to local tradition; Owner of Jewish-themed gift shop is retiring

Tradition — a gift shop specializing in Jewish-themed art, books, gifts, jewelry and music — is closing after 20 years in business.Judy Wertheimer, the owner of the shop at 932 S. Winton Road at the... more »

June 21, 2007
Floral store blossoms for mom, daughter; Boutique grows in larger space downtown

"We've been looking for a place for two years, so this is like heaven," said Ellie Bonde, co-owner with daughter Rene of Blossom & Basket Boutique in Mount Airy.The Bondes found just the space they... more »

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