A Glimpse at the Future

It’s a new year with new things in sight here at the Hartville MarketPlace and Flea Market! We could not be any more excited about what the future holds for our shop owners after the renovations happen to the south wing of our complex. Renovations are underway and are already running six days a week from 7am-9pm. Our goal is to have the renovated south wing up and running at your service in the first part of this coming May. Please stay tuned as we update you with the progress photos and information!


Find Gifts for the Family at SeeGifts | Hartville Marketplace

Calling all last-minute Christmas shoppers: still searching for gifts for the family? You’re in luck! Make SeeGifts, Shop #296 at Hartville Marketplace, your one-stop shop this holiday season! Howard Everhart and Susan Labish opened SeeGifts 21 years ago (It was one of the original businesses at Hartville Marketplace!). Two of the friendliest people you could ever meet, there is always a large group of shoppers socializing in their store.

Finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list has never been easier. Take a look at all SeeGifts has to offer!

For the Avid Hunter
Shop an assortment of guns, knives and more at SeeGifts. As a Federal Firearms Licensed dealer, this shop can buy, sell, trade and consign handguns and rifles. Guns and knives only scratch the surface. Add something unique to their collection, from ninja stars to airsoft guns, and make this a Christmas they’ll never forget!

For the Accessory Enthusiast
Whether you’re in search of 14 carat gold or bonded rhodium pieces, SeeGifts has the high-quality fashion jewelry sure to put a smile on their face. Find gold and silver necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more. Even better? All jewelry can be custom fit at no additional cost! The shop also offers a lifetime replacement guarantee…just in case!

For the Healthy Skin-Obsessed
The amazing creams and lotions at SeeGifts are locally-sourced and are like nothing you’ve ever tried before. Made without parabens, petroleum, phthalates, propylene glycol, silicones and sulfates, these products are designed to keep your skin in tip-top shape, even for pesky skin issues like eczema, acne and rashes.

For Your Favorite Furry Friend
From handmade clothing to collars, leashes and more, look no further than SeeGifts to cover all your pet’s needs! Clean them up with some all-natural shampoo, a fur comb and dental chew, then dress them down in a cozy handmade sweatshirt or t-shirt. Shopping for the holidays? Even pets could use a cozy Christmas sweater!

Shopping for gifts for the family has never been easier. Stop by SeeGifts for the full experience, and don’t forget to pick up a little something for yourself!






All Natural Skin Care Solutions for Fall and Winter | Hartville Marketplace

Fall weather is on its way, and before you know it, we’ll be in the throws of winter (whether we like it or not!). With cool weather inevitably comes dry skin. Stop rough, cracked skin before it starts with a few of these all natural skin care products from Nanny Goat Naturals, Shop #102 at Hartville Marketplace!

Facial Cleanser
Designed specifically for dry and sensitive skin, these facial cleansers provide deep cleaning and moisturizing without all the harsh chemicals you typically find in store-bought brands.

Lip Balm
We’ve all fallen victim to dry, chapped lips. Stop the effects of harsh fall and winter winds with one of Nanny Goat Naturals’ lip balms! Heal, sooth and protect your lips from dry winds to keep them smooth all season long.

Salt Scrubs
Exfoliate dead skin cells and show off a healthy glow with these Goat Milk Soft Scrubs! This formula encourages a natural flow of circulation and also aids in relaxation with an infusion of lavender essential oil.

Foot Soak
Say goodbye to icky foot odor with Nanny Goat Naturals’ Deep Blue Foot Soak. You’ll get smooth skin from this all-natural mix that also fights bacterial fungus. A win-win for your newly-fresh feet!

Goat Milk Lotion
Ditch the sticky, greasy lotions in your bathroom cabinet for something more natural and guaranteed to leave your skin feeling smooth! Nanny Goat Naturals’ goat milk lotion seeps right into your skin, making it healthy and soft.

We’ve only scratched the surface of all natural skin care products that Nanny Goat Naturals offers. If you stop by on the right day, you might get to see the products made right before your eyes!

Don’t wait ‘til winter to start taking care of your skin. Stop by Nanny Goat Naturals during your next visit to Hartville Marketplace to nip dry skin in the bud!

Meet the Marketplace: Boston Road Collection – Vintage and Antique Collectibles


Boston Road Collection is a vintage and antique collectibles shop located on the second floor of Hartville Marketplace. A fan favorite, these vendors set up shop back in 2002. Marketplace visitors have come to love the items at this shop, making it a must-see every time they stop by. So let’s learn more about the couple behind the collectibles, shall we? Dan and Brenda Metzgar met at a coffee shop in Alliance back in 1981. As they got to talking, the couple was surprised to learn a unique hobby they had in common: both Dan and Brenda had been collecting vintage and antique items since high school! The rest is history…

Dan and Brenda’s favorite items to collect range from primitive country and folk art to old stoneware, and even toys! Collectors love shopping the variety of goods showcased at Boston Road Collection, as there is always something new to look at each time they visit. As of late, Dan and Brenda have noticed a shift in the way visitors are shopping. Usually, collectors will stop by looking for specific, more expensive older antiques to add to their collection.

Lately, however, shoppers have been attracted to less expensive goods that they can refurbish. Either way, the couple finds great satisfaction in seeing customers’ eyes light up at the unique vintage and antique collectibles at the shop. Boston Road Collection has become a staple at Hartville Marketplace, attracting visitors near and far in search of the next addition to their vintage and antique collections. Whether you’re a seasoned Marketplace shopper or have yet to stop by, you’re sure to find something new and exciting at this unique antique shop!



SeeGifts: From High Quality Fashion Jewelry to Pet Supplies

SeeGifts began 21 years ago and was one of the original businesses of our two original locations: Walnut Creek Amish Flea Market and the Hartville MarketPlace and Flea Market.  In 1995 we opened our first location in Holmes County Amish Flea Market and soon expanded to our second location at the Hartville MarketPlace in 2002.  The business originally began with selling 14kt bonded gold and bonded rhodium jewelry; a high quality fashion jewelry with a lifetime replacement guarantee.  We custom fit our jewelry so you have a perfect fitted anklet or bracelet.  To capture the men’s interest, we added medieval swords, katana swords, daggers and knives.

The next product line we added was a local, Ohio based company making all natural cream and lotions.  These products do not contain parabens, petroleum, propylene glycol, silicones or sulfates.  In this product you will find some of the most effective, luxurious, handmade, natural personal care products available.  From proprietary herbal remedies, pain cream, luscious body and facial care, to gentle, soothing essentials for babies, you will find that our products are like nothing you have tried before.

When Ohio passed the Conceal Carry Law, it was time to expand our swords and knives to firearms.  We have been a licensed Federal Firearm ship for the past 12 years as we sell, trade, consign and buy firearms.  We sell all major manufacturers.  We will also offer quotes on any firearm you are interested in.  Never handled a firearm? We will work with you.

Our last major product line added was the SeeGifts Paws Boutique for the 4 legged family members; featuring Ohio Handmade pet clothing and a variety of pet supplies. Our pet clothing can be custom made for a perfect fit for your pet, without extra charge.  We also have gourmet gluten-free, preservative-free handmade dog treats that are a must to take home.

Stop in, our shop has so much more for everyone! Our jewelry, creams, pet clothing, pet shampoos, pet mineral supplements, holsters, therapeutic magnet jewelry, wooden magnets and handmade knives are all USA made.  Our customer service will not be outdone.  We are a one-stop shop! Come in and experience our store at #294!

How to Help Birds in the Winter: Advice from Wing & A Prayer

Contrary to what some people think, birds need our help in the winter when it is cold and the snow stays on the ground for weeks. You may ask how do they eat or how can we help; below is a guide to assist you in answering these questions.  Information is provided by Tom Schultz, owner of Wing & A Prayer, inside the Hartville MarketPlace & Flea Market.  Check out his shop (#81) for a large selection of bird food, houses, and other accessories for your winged friends.

1. Providing Food

  • Check your bird food mix to see if it contains grit, which is necessary for digestion.  If the birds do not get any grit they can starve, or even freeze to death.  Food provides necessary warmth for them during the winter.


2. Water

  • Make sure there is an ample water supply at all times.


3.  Egg Shells

  • Egg shells are very important before nesting time.  Save your egg shells and crush them to add to your bird food. (Especially in the months of January-April.) Doing this will provide calcium to help make harder shells on their own eggs.


4. Birdhouses and Roosting Pockets

  • Make sure to provide plenty of birdhouses and roosting pockets for the birds.  These provide extra protection from the winter elements.  When purchasing a bird house try to stay away from houses that are all metal.  If the house has a metal roof only, make sure it has space for ventilation at the top and the bottom.  Entrance holes need to be appropriate sizes for the birds you wish to attract.  ALL holes should be at least 2 1/2 inches from the bottom of the house.  Stay away from houses that are glued together.


5. Bird Feeders

  • We do not recommend wooden feeders.  A few years ago there was an epidemic that was linked to wooden feeders, and thousands of birds died due to the virus.  All feeders must be kept clean as food can get wet and stuck in the feeders which causes harmful mold to form.



The Many Benefits Of Goat Milk

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Today’s blog post is s guest post from Kathy Jeffers, owner of Pheasant View Dairy Goats, located in the South Wing of the Hartville MarketPlace. Pheasant View Dairy Goats was established in 2007. They always had the dream of starting their own farm and they then wanted to start a business along with it. They began with two dairy goats and their herd is now up to 25 (and still growing!).

Goats may be cute and friendly, but they are also very useful. Female goats produce a creamy milk, rich in vitamins and minerals. It is very beneficial to your body, both inside and out. Listed below are many of the benefits of using this high protein, calcium rich milk.

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One of the things you can do with goat’s milk is make soaps and lotions. It is a pure natural product with no additives or preservatives in it. It contains lactic acid which strips away dead skin cells and nourishes the new skin underneath. The PH level in the milk is very close to the PH in your body, making it easier to absorb into your skin. The result is a moisturizer that does not wash off and is continually working. Some of the things that goat’s milk can do is help fight acne and also aid in the reduction of wrinkles, just to list a few.

Drinking goat’s milk is just as beneficial. Goat’s milk is closest to human’s milk, making it easier to digest. It is rich in calcium and helps boost the immune system. It has high levels of proteins and essential amino acids.

Whatever the reason for using goat milk you will enjoy the results you receive.

For more information about Goat Milk and Goat Milk products, please visit Pheasant View Dairy Goats.

Nobody Makes Them Like Grandma

Pierogis: Nobody makes them like grandma

Today’s blog post is a guest post from Autumn Johnston, owner of The Pierogi Lady located in the South Wing of the Hartville MarketPlace. Autumn is an experienced chef and pierogi connoisseur. Today she is sharing with us some fond childhood memories of her Gram and the beautiful pierogis she would hand craft for her family  .

Handmade pierogiOne thing we hear a lot at our pierogi shop are stories of how our customer’s grandmother, or mother, or mother-in-law used to make “the best” pierogis. Watching us roll, fill and pinch pierogis brings back fond childhood memories of being “the pincher” and anxiously awaiting a pierogi feast at the dinner table.

Family’s differ in what pierogis they grew up with.  Some potato cheese, some dry cottage cheese (sweetened or unsweetened with chives or without chives), some sauerkraut with potato, some with prune, plum, apricot….. the list goes on.  My grandmother (we call her Gram) made potato cheddar, sauerkraut, and apricot.

Grandma's pierogis

Gram taught me to make pierogis.  She was an amazing cook.  We gathered every Sunday at her table, twenty to thirty of us depending on the week. There was always a wide variety of food and you never knew what you were going to be surprised with that week.  Pierogis, chicken dumpling soup, lasagna, pagash (a Polish potato casserole) that was one of our favorite dishes, were just a few of the things she made often.

So many memories were made at those Sunday suppers.  They all come rushing back to me with a bite of pierogi.

We would like to help bring back your memories and create new ones with your family.  At The Pierogi Lady we make over 100 varieties of pierogis.  We try to accommodate everyone’s memories of how their “Gram” made them when they were growing up.  While we know they will never be quite the same as Grams, we will do our best!


Decorating With Vintage Ladders

Decorating With Vintage Ladders

Today’s blog post is s guest post from Dan & Brenda Metzger, owners of The Boston Road Collection located on the second floor of the Hartville MarketPlace. Dan & Brenda are experts in antiques and primitive and shabby chic decor with a combined 65+ years of experience. Today they are sharing with us some home decor tips using vintage ladders.

Vintage ladder to display quilts

Old wooden ladders are readily available, affordable and fun to decorate with both indoors and out.  If your not lucky enough to have an old ladder in your garage or barn – not to worry. Flea markets, garage sales, and antique shops area good source for ladders.

Ladders can be found in natural wood tones or in old painted finishes which add to their decorating appeal.  Feel free to paint your old ladder to match your decorating scheme A light sanding after painting will add rustic charm and slightly age the piece giving it an old world or worn feel.

Step Ladder for LandscapingLean an old wooden ladder against the wall to display vintage quilts or towels. Hang a ladder from the kitchen ceiling to display vintage baskets or pots and pans.  A ladder hung horizontally on the wall provides unique display space for family photos and accessories.  Place a step ladder outside in your landscaping scheme to arrange plants while providing vertical visual impact.  

The uses for old discarded ladders are endless.  Bottom line – step up to the decorating challenge – use your imagination and have fun.


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