A: Bill, it does seem as if all bedding today is geared toward making your bed look like a giant marshmallow, year-round. It's completely logical to think that with the area's overabundance of warmer months, there would be plenty of lightweight traditional bedspreads available. While lightweight bedspreads are still around, more often than not, they're online, not in stores. For example, if you want to go retro, check out Stylemaster 100-percent cotton diamond tufted chenille bedspread, $59 for a twin and $93.71 for a king, at Walmart.com. You have the option of having it shipped to your home or, better yet, you can have it shipped free to the Walmart nearest to you. That way, you can take a look at it and decide if the bedspread fits your needs. Another option is Kohls.com. There are several thin bedspreads available online, and a few in stores. For instance, when I checked, Kohl's, 5220 Jimmy Lee Smith Parkway, Hiram, 678-567-0151, had a traditional bedspread, Home Classics, Mary, in queen size in stock, but not in other sizes. Unfortunately, it's no longer as simple as walking into a department store and having a large selection from which to choose.
Q: I have been trying to locate a vendor or store where I can purchase sablefish, otherwise known as black cod. I have tried several of the ethnic grocers, such as Tomato Japanese grocery store, Buford Highway Farmers Market and DeKalb Farmers Market, but have had no luck. Can you help? Millie Clark, Acworth