Plants and Pottery
2935 Highway 31 South
Pelham, Alabama 35124
I love stopping by Myers anytime of the year, but from early spring through late fall, the place will take your breath away; so many beautiful plants, from the old fashioned favorites to the new hybrids. They also have an extensive pottery selection and most anything you might need for your pond or water garden. Stewart Myers is usually on hand and can answer all of your plant questions.
Arts and Frames
3920 Crosshaven Drive
Birmingham, Alabama 35243
If you need the master framer, this would be the place to go. David Wheeler is probably the best. He and Linda will make you feel like part of their family while turning out impeccably framed art. The Gallery side of their shop hosts shows year round from local artists and guilds. Don't forget to check out daughter Allison Wheeler's art. She's quite talented in photography, sculpture and metal art.
612 22nd Street South
Birmingham, Alabama 35233
I can just think about the Greek-style Snapper or the Lobster Bisque and my mouth waters. The food here is wonderful. The atmosphere is warm and eclectic - a great place to meet friends or have a special night out. Jazz on most Friday nights and the freshest seafood every day.
4700 Highway 280 East Suite 11
Hoover, Alabama 35242
This is my treat to myself. I turn off the cell phone and turn myself over to the pros. From the moment I walk in the door, I'm totally pampered. All your needs will be met, even ones you didn't even know you have. Cold? No problem, they'll make you warm...Thirsty or Hungry? No problem, they'll get you something to eat or drink. After the head, neck, hand and foot massage while they're washing and conditioning my hair, I'm a complete noodle. And I haven't even made it into Richard's chair yet. He really is a miracle worker. Go ahead, treat yourself.
cahaba valley termite
P.O. Box 1105
Leeds, Alabama 35094
If you really need the best termite guy in the world, just call Roy Smith at Cahaba Valley Termite. He will take care of your bug problem and at a very reasonable price. He's also one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet.
Accents Architectural Antiques, Inc.
308 Second Avenue, S.E.
Cullman, Alabama 35055
This is one of my favorite places to take friends and clients. If you're building a new home or just remodeling, they've probably got what you need. Vintage light fixtures, antique doors and mantles, iron gates, reclaimed door knobs and hinges, hand carved newel posts...you'll need a few hours at least.
Afghan Tribal Arts
This is the website and Etsy shop of my only supplier for beautiful Lapis Lazuli beads. Abdul Wardak not only imports the most gorgeous Lapis I've ever seen, but has incredible textiles and superior handcrafted beads and jewelry from Afghanistan and the surrounding region. I look forward to seeing his collection every time I go to market. If you want to see him in person, you can keep up with his Gem and Bead Show schedule through his website or on Facebook at Afghan Tribal Arts.
I am so honored to be included in this wonderful talented group of artizans. The focus of this site is on Eco-Fashion and Home Decor with items from contemporary high handmade craft to tribal artifacts. These shops embrace the world with respect and a love for quality. You'll find everything from handmade garments and accessories, art quilts, handmade pillows and ceramic vessels to tribal artifacts. So check us out at Artizan Hand Made.