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Splurge: Setting the table edition

The biggest home-cooked meal of the year for most homes is Thanksgiving, and with it comes houses full of guests. Here, Splurge visited three locally owned retailers with entertaining in mind.

The biggest home-cooked meal of the year for most homes is Thanksgiving, and with it comes houses full of guests. Here, Splurge visited three locally owned retailers with entertaining in mind.

If welcoming your visitors with a pleasant fragrance—aside from roasted turkey—is a goal, Hannah Candles in downtown Massillon is a wise destination. In business for 14 years, Hannah’s makes its own candles in 110 scents plus 16 changing seasonals. “Everything is hand-poured one by one,” owner Thomas Gallion Jr. said.

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Hannah Candles

Many of the scents evoke bakery treats—Caramel Pecan Pie, Almond Cookies, Red Velvet Cake—while fall candles hit notes of pumpkin and cranberry. Among many other varieties are Chai Tea, Baby Powder, Patchouli Jasmine and Citrus Explosion. According to Gallion, Hannah’s signature candle is AMO, whose fragrance is reminiscent of Hollister’s SoCal Cologne. The all-time best-seller is Chestnuts and Brown Sugar, which “makes the home comfy and yummy,” he said.

The candles come in four sizes: 3 ounce, $3.50; 4 ounce, $3.95; 7 ounce, $6.95; and 8 ounce, $7.95. Hannah’s also sells greeting cards, votive holders, incense and burners, women’s scarves, Steve Madden purses and Lampe Berger Paris essential oils and lamps.

Art, antiques, interior accents and fashion accessories can be found at Chestnut Hill in North Canton. This former house is stocked by owner Beth Bauman with an eye for the atypical and exceptional.

Shoppers will find area rugs, lamps, scarves, handbags, jewelry and more. Also on site is The Green House Gallery, spotlighting the work of local and national artists.

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Studio Arts & Glass

For entertaining, Chestnut Hill carries Norah Fleming cake plates, serving platters and other items in cream-colored ceramic, with festive seasonal add-ons. From Mariposa and Beatriz Ball, there are oven-friendly aluminum platters and bowls in a variety of sizes and styles. A shelf is devoted to the practical creations of Canton-based potter Sari Sponhour, among them divided serving bowls, a gravy bowl with ladle and a berry bowl colander.

A trusted destination for finely crafted custom stained-glass windows and painstaking stained-glass repair, Studio Arts and Glass in Jackson Township also has a large and colorful multiroom gift shop.

Here can be found stained-glass lamps and windows, blown glass items, seasonal decorations, pottery, pet-related gifts, figurines, soaps and lotions—“a little bit of everything,” said Wendy Joliet, who co-owns the business with her husband, Bob. “By far our biggest seller is handmade jewelry.”

WHERE TO BUY

Hannah Candles

109 Lincoln Way W, Massillon, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 330-830-3880, www.hannahcandlesetc.com.

Chestnut Hill

441 N. Main St., North Canton, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 330-497-2526, www.chestnuthillgiftshop.com.

Studio Arts & Glass

7495 Strauss Ave. NW, Jackson Township, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 330-494-9779, www.studioartsandglass.com.