With over 75,000 items on our shelves and counters, half the fun of Vidler’s is just wandering around and discovering all of our nooks and crannies. We have two, full floors – so make sure to visit both levels! In addition to all of the merchandise you will see, keep an eye out for the original Fair Store sign from 1930 when the store first opened; various paintings and images of our buildings by local artists over the years; proclamations and declarations by local and national politicians – including a U.S. president!
We hope these brief write-ups spark your interest!
Departments at Vidlers:
- School & Office Supplies
- Candles, Bath & Body
- Specialty & Gift Foods
- Retro & Collectables
- Cards, Gifts & Home Decor
- Crafts, Holiday and Year-round Christmas
- Take a Look Nook
- House & Kitchenware
- Fabrics & Yarns
Candy – See our original candy counter and the incredible selection of old-time favorites such as Necco Wafers, Sky Bars, Mallo Cups, Sugar Daddies, Satellite Wafers, Crystal Beach Suckers, French Chew Taffy, Mary Janes, wax bottles, rock candy – and so many more! We also carry a variety of chocolates and hard candies – by the pound or by the penny -- as much or as little as you would like!
Retro & Collectable – A collection of items sure to make you smile and reminisce about movies and TV shows from yester-year up to the present. Wall art, figurines, mugs, tins, key chains, glasses, magnets and many more – from The Wizard of Oz and Lucy to Star Wars and Hello Kitty!
Toys – For kids from ages 8 to 80! Experience toy shopping the way it used to be in a good ole’ five and dime! We specialize in traditional, ageless toys that children have always liked: yo-yo’s, slide whistles, wooden pop guns, kazoos and other musical instruments; rubber bugs and plastic animals of every kind; paper dolls, models, coloring books and a large selection of board games. Novelty hats, wacky wind-ups and Jack-in-the-box… both kids and kids-at-heart love our toy section. You’re sure to hear squeals of delight when somebody discovers something new or old!
School & Office Supplies – Everything you ever needed for every school project you have or will ever be assigned! Paper, pens, binders, folders and miscellaneous ‘stuff’ – foam board, poster-board, Play Doh and weaving loops. From flash cards to pocket calculators, kids crafts and coloring books. CD’s by stars past and present can also be found here, and an entire wall of jig-saw puzzles!
Seasonal – Bird feeders and baths, sun dials, hanging mobiles, door mats, garden plaques and ornaments, thermometers and much more are available. In this section we also carry garden flags, shepards hooks and poles and a complete line of Girl Scout uniforms from Brownie through Junior, Cadet and Senior Scout.
Take a Look Nook – This room features an eclectic mix! We carry an assortment of standard frames along with pre-cut mats and hard-to-find plate and cup racks, stands and easels. In this same area you’ll find doll house furniture and miniatures; pet supplies and accessories; American flags, brackets and poles. We also feature books of regional interest by local authors.
Candles, Bath & Body – See our colorful array of candles, candle holders/rings and related accessories. We carry a vast selection of hard to find tapered candles, and you will also find incense, beaded garland and other decorative items in this area. Soaps, lotions and aromatherapy products can be found here, along with a full selection of Crabtree & Evelyn merchandise. You can also find Heritage lace doilies, place mats and curtains in this room, along with window shades which can be custom cut!
Cards, Gifts and Home Décor – 3 enticing rooms that flow into each other with a wonderful selection of gifts, jewelry, home accents, candles and more. Greeting cards and novelty gifts , women’s boutique clothing, handbags and scarves… wine and cocktail accessories, bridal and baby. “Lodge” theme items and gifts for the pet lover!
House & Kitchenware – Too much for us to list! This fabulous department is well-known for our endless collection of gadgets, widgets and thing-a-majigs! Cookie cutters in every shape you can think of, and some you haven’t! From toaster tongs to strawberry hullers and wooden or rubber spatulas; Bakeware and cast iron and a complete line of canning and cake decorating supplies – you have to see it to believe it!
Specialty & Gift Foods – See our unusual selection of tea and coffee; soup, muffin, scone and cake mixes. A variety of sauces, dressings and flavorings. And don’t forget our collection of “Bob & Ed’s Choice” products!
Crafts, Holiday and Year-round Christmas – An incredible offering of craft supplies and a year-round assortment of holiday merchandise! Craft patterns and all the materials needed to make them: fake fur, feathers, felt squares and ‘shapes;’ beads and jewelry findings, unfinished wood items, stencils plus paints and brushes to use with them. Ornaments and decorative items of all sizes, shapes and subject matter! We also have lamp replacement parts and a great selection of glass chimneys and shades, wicks and oil. A veritable garden of silk flowers; wicker baskets and caning material
Fabric & Yarns – Buttons, needles and notions; quilting materials, knitting supplies, yarn and needle-craft along with hundreds of calicos. We also cut oil-cloth for tablecloths, and offer lace and satin ribbon by the yard.