Home Furnishings and Accessories

This is a fabulous outlet that carries designer fabrics and trims for windows, upholstery, bedding and cushions.  You can generally get 30% off the lowest ticketed price, and an additional 10% off a single item with a newspaper coupon.  Great selection and every colour you can imagine. 130 N. Orange Ave. Sarasota Florida
There are multiple locations for this store which is a division of the TJX Companies - the same people who own Winners and HomeSense.  Walking into this store was eerily similar to a HomeSense, and excellent prices on a wide variety of home goods, home furniture, bedding and accessories.  We bought a dozen white plates for the cottage for $19.99 - as well as a few other items.  Worth a visit. Hours: vary by location Village Plaza Shopping Center, 3750 Bee Ridge Rd. & Beneva Rd. Sarasota Florida
Tervis tumblers have been manufactured in Florida for decades.  They now have factory stores throught the US, but we dropped in to the original factory store in Osprey just south of Sarasota.  Their claim to fame is a huge variety of tumblers with just about every logo, picture, design or colour you can imagine.  They are double walled, so don't "sweat" and leave condensation rings.  For the cottage, the deck, the pool, or anywhere - they're great.  They usually have a 15% coupon available but if you don't have one - just ask for the discount and you will usually receive. 928 S. Tamiami Trail Osprey Ontario