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We are proud to carry these beautiful and durable float-rope door mats at Domain Home Accessories & Gallery. Read the story behind these hand-woven creations:
Just as the North Atlantic Right Whale came under the protection of the Endangered Species Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act a new threat confronted the whales – float-rope from fixed line fishing. Lines of rope used to connect lobster traps to surface buoys often become detached due to rough waters, collisions with boats, and other nautical hazards. Also, lobstermen use rope to tether their traps together on the ocean floor .
For years lobster fishermen used colorful float-rope. When it became loose and drifted out to sea, or was tethered to their multiple traps on the ocean floor, marine scientists discovered that it was entangling the whales. This was causing an alarming number to drown or be injured. In 2009 a federal regulation outlawed float-rope, requiring lobstermen to discard this rope and replace it with sinking, or sink-rope.
What to do? Enter Maine Float-Rope Company. To prevent the float-rope from going to landfills, a market to compensate lobstermen needed to be created. Penny Johnston quickly saw an opportunity to help and formed the Maine Float-Rope Company. These ropes make beautiful, colorful and durable doormats and runners from what otherwise would be thousands of pounds of discarded rope. The combined effort supports the endangered Right Whales, the livelihood of Maine lobstermen, the environment, and local employment in a small, independent business.
We are proud to partner with the Maine Float-Rope Company in offering this product that gives back in a big way.
Join LocalShops1 businesses and community-minded shoppers for our Second Thursday Social, featuring delicious appetizers, free raffles, crafts demonstrations and of course the best conversations in town!
Want more? Bring a funny gift that will literally make people laugh out loud for our LOL Gift Exchange. Yes, regifting is acceptable and even encouraged!
Admission is free for LocalShops1 Business, Artist, Non-Profit and Shopper Members, $10 for non-members. For more information contact Cherlene at Cherlene@LocalShops1.com.
The event is hosted by Domain Home Accessories & Gallery and sponsored by T And Me Tea Co., Neptune Grill and Country Harvest Craft Studio.
We’ve got a huge selection of the most unusual gifts you’ll never find in chains or malls. Finish your shopping at Domain Home Accessories & Gallery!
Always free gift wrap…
Always friendly customer service…
NEW by Gulfport artist Doug D’souza! These hand-crafted “Rustic Rings” are a handsome accessory for men or women. These new rings by Doug join his other selections of artisan jewelry, including bracelets, earrings, pendants and more, exclusively at Domain.
Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will host a reception showcasing the work of award-winning St. Petersburg jewelry artist Valerie Brandli during its next “Meet the Artists” event on Saturday, December 21st, 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. (3129 Beach Blvd. South).
Valerie will be on hand to meet visitors and discuss her work, and will be bringing many extra selections of her jewelry and other art work to display and sell for one night only. Complimentary hors d’oeuvre, holiday treats and beverages will be offered during the event.
A special musical guest for the evening, saxophonist Henry Ashwood, will play jazz and holiday standards.
Valerie Brandli’s original jewelry designs have been carried by Domain since its inception, and they continue to be popular. Her charming “ear dragon” earrings have been an affordable best seller for many years, and are one of several of Valerie’s nature and spirit-inspired designs. Beyond jewelry, Valerie also creates other multi-media art pieces, including stone and wire “Earth Angels.”
Her Living Arts Studio expresses a mission of “creatively and collectively revealing the Light within all people thru expressions of love, beauty, humor and self discovery.” Valerie grew up in small-town Wisconsin, but has been living out her “second childhood” in St. Petersburg for over 20 years. She has also displayed and sold her jewelry and art work for many years at St. Petersburg’s popular Saturday Morning Market.
Domain Home Accessories, with its large variety of unique art, décor, jewelry, cards, home goods and more, has been one of Gulfport’s most treasured retailers for over 12 years. “& Gallery” opened last year in the adjacent space and showcases the work of over 40 local and regional artists in a variety of media.
“Meet the Artists” events at “& Gallery” occur during Gulfport’s popular third Saturday Art Walk. Artists and artisans line the sidewalks of scenic Beach Boulevard on Art Walk evenings. Independent shops and boutiques, live glassblowing at the Industrial Arts Center, live music venues, street performers, and Gulfport’s popular restaurants are all part of the lively Art Walk scene.
Parking in the waterfront village is free and convenient. Free trolleys are available for visitors parking in remote sites for transportation to and from the hub of Art Walk. For more information, contact Daniel Hodge, (727) 366-4086 or email firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit the Facebook page for Domain Home Accessories & Gallery: www.facebook.com/domainhome.
30% to 50% OFF CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS AND DECORATIONS: STARTING SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14TH! Grab some great “Deck the Halls” deals! (And enjoy HOLIDAY HOOPLA, Gulfport’s free annual Holiday Street Festival on Saturday, December 14th, 10am to 6pm on Beach Blvd. Pssssst: Santa will be in town!)
These nature-inspired beverage dispensers are one of many unique items available only at Domain Home Accessories & Gallery for the gift-giving season. Choose from hundreds of other fun, colorful and artful items, including home décor, barware, kitchenware, serveware, jewelry, pottery, glassware, candles, bath and body, fine art, cards for all occasions and much more!
Domain is your first stop for the most unique assortment of holiday décor, cards and more. You won’t find these in the Mall!
Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will host a reception showcasing the work of a Gulfport painter and a young author during its next “Meet the Artists” event on Saturday, November 16th, 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.
Michael Chapman will be on hand to show and discuss his watercolor paintings and drawings, and 15-year-old Emerald Mancini, author of the recently published “Tata and Me” (2013, Trace Taylor Publishing), will also appear during the event to discuss and sign her book. “Meet the Artists” will take place at “& Gallery” (3129 Beach Blvd. South in Gulfport). Complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be offered.
Born and raised in Kansas, local artist Michael Chapman moved to Florida in 2009 and relocated to Gulfport last year. He is a life-long, self-trained artist, though he took inspiration from his childhood experience of painting alongside his grandmother, also a watercolorist. His first art show was at the age of five. Watercolor in bright and colorful hues is Chapman’s predominant medium, though he also occasionally works with acrylics as well as pen and ink. He uses a layering effect with the watercolors, adding or replacing colors in the work as he goes along.
From landscapes and scenes of nature to dreamscapes and fantasy, Chapman describes his paintings as coming “from my very soul,” or from “dreams and visions.” Some are whimsical, including his series of peafowl and pigs in the guise of human female characters. Other works have darker emotional tones. “I have an unending supply of paintings that I see already finished in my mind,” says Chapman. “I know I will never get them all out on canvas.” A prolific painter, Chapman often produces as many as two or three paintings per week. His work has been widely collected in the U.S. and Europe.
Emerald Mancini has been writing since early childhood. Now in ninth grade, she loves to write short stories and poetry. Since sixth grade, she has been home-schooled, allowing more time for her writing. During her eighth grade year, she was a participant in the first annual Gulfport Youth Book Writing Workshop Series and Contest.
The manuscript she entered for the contest, “Tata and Me,” was chosen winner in the 7th – 12th grade category. “Tata and Me” is a children’s read-aloud book about the relationship between Emerald and her grandfather, as well as his telling of Scandinavian folktales. All the artwork for the book was done by her grandfather, Al Carson. Emerald notes some of her favorite authors as Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain and Roald Dahl. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing and spending time with her dog, Ava. She plans to have a lifelong career as a writer.
“& Gallery” opened last year in the space adjacent to Domain Home Accessories, one of Gulfport’s most popular retailers for over 12 years, specializing in “functional art for the home.” “& Gallery” showcases the work of over 40 local and regional artists.
“Meet the Artists” events at “& Gallery” occur during Gulfport’s popular third Saturday Art Walk. Artists and artisans line the sidewalks of scenic Beach Boulevard on Art Walk evenings. Independent shops and boutiques, live glassblowing at the Industrial Arts Center, live music venues, street performers, and Gulfport’s popular restaurants are all part of the lively Art Walk scene. Parking in the Waterfront village is free and convenient. Free trolleys are available for visitors parking in remote sites for transportation to and from the hub of Art Walk.
For more information, contact Daniel Hodge, (727) 366-4086 or email email@example.com.
Largo, Florida resident John Moore is a featured artist at “& Gallery” as well as Gulfport’s Art Walk events. His “Hairy Potter” moniker is derived from the unusual technique that Moore employs in the making of his pottery, using horse hair obtained during the grooming of horses from their tails and manes.
Each art piece begins with fine porcelain and raku clay, hand-burnished to a smooth, marble-like finish. After repeated kiln firing, the horse hairs are laid over the piece which has just been removed from the kiln at extreme high temperatures. The hairs become consumed by the heat, twisting and curling in unpredictable patterns, leaving the carbon prints of the hairs etched permanently into each piece that is ultimately unique. Moore’s inspiration for the technique is derived from an Apache tradition of honoring a fallen war horse by applying its hair to pots, believing the spirit of the horse is thus kept alive.
Spanish moss from local trees is also sometimes used in the creative process to produce additional unique patterns on the pottery, also creating a reddish hue that varies from one piece to the next. Moore’s other creative forms include a “patchwork pot” process in which pots are intentionally shattered into multiple pieces, each piece then fired again and finished with any number of techniques, including colored glazes, horse hair, Spanish moss, pit firing and smoking. The pieces are then reassembled as in a three-dimensional jigsaw. Moore’s whimsical “egg” creatures are popular and easily affordable art works, each clay “egg” attached to human or animal-like limbs and other anatomical appendages, even including horns on the heads of the “devilled eggs.”
Born and raised in New Hampshire, Moore first took up pottery in a high school class. After making a living and supporting a family with other jobs over a 10-year period, he returned to clay in the 1980s. He was soon supporting himself with the pottery work, especially functional dinnerware pieces, and was also able to obtain a position teaching pottery to adults at the University of Maine. Feeling uninspired by conventional tableware, Moore “reinvented himself” with his move to Florida in 2001, where he has since flourished. His impressive creative art work has been displayed in hundreds of art shows throughout Florida and the South. He has won numerous awards in shows, including St. Petersburg’s prestigious Mainsail Art Festival, and a recent first-place award in clay at the Mount Dora Arts Festival. Photos of his work are featured on his website: www.theHairy-Potter.com.
Moore’s fiancée, Mary Hayman, also participates in the creative process and shows her work with Moore. Their collaborations include “crackpots” in which a visible crack in the piece is laced with thin leather strips. Hayman has created her own specialty in sculpted female torsos “clothed” in corset-like garments, complete with laces. Though the clothing is created in clay, it has the look of actual fabric after the staining process.
Something new to make shopping at Domain Home Accessories even EASIER!!
We now have an Event Gift Registry.
Use it for weddings, showers, birthdays – or just because you want everything we carry.
Come in, we give you the opportunity to make a list, we file it in our Registry, and then you spread the word.
When your friends, family, or anyone you can persuade to enhance your life, comes to us, we will guide them through your list.
You get what you desire, our customer has the guide to your desires, and we get to fulfill those desires.
Come on in and watch it work.