I can't testify to the Taxidermy part of this establishment, though the few examples they have at the store are quite well done. What I can talk about is the antler art and furniture.
There aren't many places that will custom make you a lamp made from real antler anymore. This place is one that will, though, and the quality is outstanding. Lamps, carvings, sculpture, even antler chandeliers.
If you want a rustic, woodsy feel to a room, this is the place to shop for it.
I wasn't sure how to pronounce the name of the store, but once I walked in, I knew how to pronounce "Wow!". This place is one of the most organized antique stores I've ever been in. Plenty of roon to walk around, yet plenty of antiques, too.
I always find myself perusing old records in places like this, and they sure had enough to flip through.
The lady who runs the place is extremely nice, and not pushy at all. All in all, this is a great place to look when you aren't lookin for anything in particluar.
This is more than a pet store... this truly is a Pet world. The food selection is about standard for a pet store, but the prices are better. Also the selection of animals is top notch.
The last time I was in there, there were almost 30 different parrots of 5 different types to choose from. This is a big thing for bird lovers, since most places will only have one parrot, and they're not for sale. All of the birds at Petworld were healthy and beautiful.
This animal medical center is not only efficient, but they are open late. This can be a big thing considering you never know when your pet will get sick.
My wife and I found a kitten in our yard, and he was obviously ill. It was late in the evening, and we couldn't find any place to go except the I-20 Animal Medical Center. They treated my wife and I with respect, and our little kitten was treated and better in no time.
The staff was caring and knowlegeable: two things that are very important for an animal clinic.
PROS: great staff, open late
The Book Rack has been doing business for years the way some "half priced" places do now. They are extremely customer friendly. I've found old paperbacks, new hardcovers, and the occasional rare printing among the shelves of this charming little book store.
They buy books from you, albeit at a very reduced rate, but this allows you to take a stack in, and walk out with a few in hand.
This model of book store has now become a national standard, but I prefer the small places where this practice started, like The Book Rack.
If you don't like hand-painted, home-made, lovingly crafted stuff, then don't come here. This place is brimming with creative crafts for all manner of person.
Hand-sewn dolls, crafted shelves, kitchen accessories, and more... they have it all. Signs with a sense of humor or with a sense of reverence, hand-crafted furniture, even some beautiful paintings from time to time.
If you like crafts, you will absolutely love Coomers.
This charming little store is a great place for beading enthusiasts. Not only do they carry good quality wooden and metal beads, but the additional items they carry are fantastic. They carry belt buckles for making your own belts, and even have the tools necessary for dealing with bead- and stone-work.
If you have questions, they can probably answer them. Even if they can't, they can usually find the answer within the time it takes you to shop.
PROS: good quality supplies and products
Asel has always been the best place to go when looking for art supplies. As they are near the University of Texas at Arlington, they *have* to carry a large selection.
Paints, brushes, boards, canvas, Dremel and accessories, tubes, portfolios... they have it all.
Plus, these people know there stuff. I've been shopping there for years and have yet to run across something they don't have and a question they can't answer.
PROS: Great selection, good quality products
CONS: Some prices are high
EDS has long been a place for us geeks who like to find older stuff that still works, and at a good price. I've maintained several older computers with parts I've found only at EDS.
When you first walk in, it can be a bit intimidating, as it seems that there is very little organization. Once you get to walking around, though, you will be albe to discern the various sections, then find what you are looking for.
It's rare that you have a place where you can find parts to repair an old CB radio, an IBM PC, and an old Macintosh all in the same place. Heck, you can probably find those all three there new!
PROS: massive quantity of stuff
CONS: a little disorganized
Debbi Lynn has an exception selection of flowers and arrangements for almost any occasion. Most days the roses are deleivered that very morning, and the quality can't be beat. They are not the least expensive florist, but the flowers are worth the price.
The floral ararngements are some of the most creative I've ever seen. The bouquet of the bouquets, along with the color selections, guarantee that these arrangments will be rembered.
PROS: Great quality flowers