A dealer who specializes in “midcentury modern” furniture and accessories of primarily the 1950s and 1960s—think “Mad Men”—Alliance native Adam Hoover has a vast warehouse in southeast Canton filled with the stuff.
The place serves as more of a warehouse for his business, Main St. Modern, than a retail operation, yet he is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Hoover frequently updates the Main St. Modern Facebook page with new arrivals.
Recent finds include a pair of Jaru ceramic bookends, $20; a piece of copper-enameled artwork, $35; and a Murano glass fish dish, $25.
618 Mulberry Rd. SE, Canton | 330-206-6006
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
There are board games, action figures, TV memorabilia, dolls, trading cards and much more, along with an extensive “Star Wars” collection.
When visiting, plan on spending some time combing through the inventory, which spans the ’30s through the ’80s, and reliving fond childhood memories.
Seen here are a never-opened Whammo Frisbee from 1972, $39.95; a 1966 Mr. Potato Head set from Hasbro, $59.95; and a Mattel Jack in the Box from 1961, $39.95.
137 Cherry St. E, Canal Fulton | 330-854-1700
11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday
It’s fun to browse at Avenue Antiques, which carries a wide range of eclectic collectibles including dishes, glassware, Hummels, salt and pepper shakers, dolls, postcards, furniture, vintage women’s clothing and hats, and such offbeat items as a taxidermied albino squirrel.
But the shop’s biggest seller by far, co-owner Lee Ann Wheeler says, is vintage costume jewelry—brooches, rings, bracelets and necklaces.
“We’re always buying it, too,” Wheeler said.
Seen here are a Hall China ceramic water pitcher, $42.95; a vintage leopard-print purse, $34.95; and a selection of brooches, $25 to $50.
3838 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton | 330-492-2991
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
The idea for our monthly Splurge column was born from the 3/50 Project, a nationwide movement among local retailers to promote one thing—shopping locally. Each month, Splurge showcases unique products and gift ideas you can find right here in Stark County, each for around $50.