Amy Sirpilla’s love of remaking furniture stems back years ago. When she was young, she didn’t have money to buy expensive furniture so she resorted to shopping at Goodwill and upcycling pieces to fit her wants. She also credits her mother with inspiring her to do this, as she also did this while Sirpilla was growing up.
Main St. Modern owner Adam Hoover has enjoyed buying and selling things from a very young age. As a kid, he would go to sales with his dad and come home with what his mother referred to as “garbage.” If he could make a profit, he was ecstatic.
With the last name Ward, Michelle had no trouble coming up with the name for her vintage shop in Navarre. The Retro Ward, featuring all kinds of old-but-truly-admired pieces, has been in business for four years.
When deciding what we would cover in About Your Home for December, we had a creative idea. We love the show “Flea Market Flip,” and we thought it would be fun to do something similar with local designers.
Tracie Bailey’s furniture operation started out slow. At the beginning, she had just a couple of pieces that she had found at garage sales and flea markets. She started in a three-car garage and turned her hobby into a full-time job.
Want to take home a vintage masterpiece, or perhaps gift one this holiday? You’ve discovered seven local vintage shops and designers inside this issue. Now, visit the shops to view your favorite pieces in person—each is more beautiful than the photos convey!
The Repository Select Rite Aid Stores Spee-D Foods Buehler's Fresh Foods Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations Aultman Hospital Gift Shop Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations News Depot Avenue Arts Marketplace Yum Yum Tree Alliance Grapes in a Glass