Put down the glass and take out your credit card. Here are some spots for other treasures.
Tre Sorelle Ciccolato
Its handcrafted chocolates include 10 varieties incorporating wines from nearby Firelands Winery, including Ice Wine Truffles, Blackberry Wine Creams and Dark Chocolates with Firelands Cabernet. 634 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, 419-502-2462 tresorelleonline.com
Heartmade crafts its own line of body care products right in the store. Try exfoliating salt body bars, bath salts and signature-blend body butters and lotions. There is even soap in the shape of Ohio. 1028 Bridge St., Ashtabula, 440-813-0681, heartmadeboutique.com
Once a 1930s livestock auction barn, this market has grown into a destination of its own. Averaging 300 to 600 vendors a day, it’s a flea market, produce market, restaurant and shopping area for items ranging from crafts and clothing to antiques and home decor. 1289 Edison St. NW, Hartville, 330-877-9860, hartvillemarketplace.com
Lake Erie beach glass harvested from Cleveland to Dunkirk, N.Y., is hand crafted into delicate charms, pendants, earrings and more. Choose from water-smoothed hues of blue, green, brown, white and hard-to-find reds. 1034 Bridge St., Ashtabula, 440-964-8453, beachesinc.com
Great Lakes Popcorn Co.
The lakefront shop has 33 popcorn flavors including Bubble Gum, Bacon and Cheese, and even Wild Walleye, a signature spiced popcorn inspired by Cajun walleye seasoning. 60 N. Madison St., Port Clinton, 419-732-3080, greatlakespopcorn.com
Thursday, July 12, 2012 11:35:01 AM by Shelly Mullen
Thanks for the "big ups" with the mention of Heartmade Boutique and Beaches in Historic Ashtabula Harbor on Bridge Street! That means a lot to us in this community!
Thursday, July 12, 2012 11:42:50 AM by Shelly Mullen
Thanks for the "big ups" with the mention of Heartmade Boutique and Beaches in Historic Ashtabula Harbor on Bridge Street! Mentions and recommendations like these means a great deal to us in this community!
Thursday, July 12, 2012 1:34:17 PM by Anonymous
Beaches Jewelers in the Ashtabula
Harbor is just the coolest place. Not only do they have unique and beautiful beach glass jewelry for sale, they also hold glasses where they teach you how to do it yourself with items picked up at your local beachfront. Great stuff and nice people, too.