Okay, we admit it. If you think of Vidler’s as a purveyor of the funny, the weird, and, yes, even the downright inexplicable, you’re not wrong. (Take a bow, Yodeling Pickle.)
Just remember, though: We sell plenty of essential household items, too – everyday things you need to keep your home and life running smoothly.
For example, we have:
- blue-and-white speckled enamelware, including roasting pans, stockpots, and oven roasters’
- all kinds of spatulas, mixing spoons, and scrapers;
- Mexican vanilla, which is very high quality, loved by bakers, and – customers tell us – priced less than that offered on Amazon;
- various sizes of pie pans and pie shields;
- tea kettles;
- flour sifters;
- a large selection of Lodge cast iron;
- Rome pie irons and campfire-cooking utensils;
- a huge – and year-round – selection of cookie cutters;
- meat and candy thermometers; and
- Handy Aid jar-lid removers. These are the best!
- sewing needles and thread;
- embroidery floss;
- acrylic craft paints;
- cleaning polishes and supplies;
- lamp supplies to repair your own harp, mantles, switches, glass shades, and chimneys; and
- picture- and plate-hangers, hooks, and wire.
Garden supplies and accessories
- glass wasp traps;
- rain gauges;
- and pot saucers.
School and office supplies
- magnifying glasses;
- blue coin-collecting books;
- coin rolls;
- raffle-ticket rolls or sheets;
- legal-size paper and pads;
- craft paper;
- flash cards;
- number-two pencils;
- flash cards;
- a huge selection of jigsaw puzzles;
- sealing wax and brass stamps; and
- address and password books.
Miscellaneous novelties and notions
- bamboo (and many other types of) back scratchers
- hair nets;
- bingo dabbers and chips;
- shaving soap;
- American- and New York State-made soaps;
- vinyl change-holders like the one your grandpa had;
- musical-instrument ornaments;
- paper masks; and
- standard taper candles.
We even have products that are a cross between the essential and the whimsical. Such as, well – bacon bandages.
How is it that Vidler’s seems to have just about everything?
Simple: It’s been our mission all along to be your everything store.
Today, our mission remains the same: to offer a wide variety of goods, at low prices, under a single roof – all with a human touch worth way more than even the oldest nickel or dime.