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Matthews-Mint Hill - Carolina Weekly Newspapers

Matthews-Mint Hill - Carolina Weekly Newspapers

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485 74 Page 2 • Nov. 20-26, 2009 • Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly www.matthewsminthillweekly.com

Celebrate the season A few of our favorite things It’s prime holiday shopping time, and Matthews and Mint Hill each boast an array of local shops where unique gifts are the norm. Check out these staff favorites and happy shopping! – Kara Lopp, Editor Art and more Although McLee Interior Accents and Art Gallery specializes in oil paintings – it has a 6,000-square-foot warehouse to prove it – there’s so much more tucked away in this Matthews store. Our picks include glassblown necklaces, $9.99; ceramic floor vases for $29.99 (small) and $49.99 (large); miniature decorative teapots, $9.99 each; taper candle holders made of glass shaped like leaves and flower petals, $24.99; beaded, hanging votive holders, $29. 720-B Matthews Township Parkway, Matthews For more information, call 704-847- 9898. One-stop shopping HomeStyles Gallery in Mint Hill features more than 50 vendors in one building. Shoppers will find home décor, jewelry, sports memorabilia, and baby and pet accessories in addition to name-brand items, such as Merle Norman cosmetics and Vera Bradley handbags. For bargain hunters, there’s a clearance booth upstairs, and many vendors offer their own discounts. Staff favorites include cashmere/silk pashminas, $15; handmade children’s puppets, $6; a wooden “window” double picture frame, $54; shell and bead-covered purses, $22; cloth-covered hanging flower vase, $12; and handmade scarves, $20 to $28. 11237 Lawyers Road, Mint Hill For more information, call 704-573-1510. Grab your coffee and gifts, too Gift ideas abound at Dilworth Coffee’s Mint Hill location. We like the focus on items made in North Carolina including Old School mixes (made in Albemarle) for fruit cobbler, pound cake, snickerdoodle cookies and buttermilk pancakes, $5.25 each or two for $9.99; Mill Street Wood Works cutting boards (made in Locust), $14.95 and $42.95; Outta the Park barbecue sauce (made in Cary), $5.50; and Rambosmom Community earnings and necklaces made by Mint Hill resident Barb Giglio, earrings $4 to $24 and necklaces $21 to $48. The shop also offers custom-made gift baskets ranging from $15 to $150, which includes optional free delivery in Mint Hill or Matthews. 3565 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill For more information, call 704-845-2495. Designer gifts? They’ve got ‘em at reasonable prices As the slogan says “If unique is what you seek,” better take your shopping list to Designers Marketplace in Matthews. Our favorites include picture frames made of recycled ceiling tins, $22; decorative glass vases, $47; decorative glass bowls, $32, miniature oil paintings, $38; and a set of three decorative square plates, $49. Don’t miss the impressive clearance section upstairs. 720-D Matthews Township Parkway, Matthews For more information, call 704- 845-9449. HAPPY HOLIDAYS From the staff of Angel’s Rest Let us help pamper you! Jean Bonner • Agena Daly • Jessica Dettmar • Sarah Newell • Danielle O’Neill • Pamela Pham Bring in this ad to receive: Angel’s Rest www.matthewsminthillweekly.com Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly • Nov. 20-26, 2009 • Page 3

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