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Home Sweet Home in Old Worthington

“Your home should tell the story of who you are, and be a collection of what you love.” – Nate Berkus

If you’re someone who loves home design, you need to pay Old Worthington a visit. The historic downtown is lined with unique boutiques and shops full of must-have items to beautify your home, like furniture, decorations, art and so much more.

Here’s a sneak peek at what you’ll find, along with a few items that caught our eye:

·      GRID Furnishings  - Modern, mid-century, cutting edge, urban - all words that Grid Furnishings uses to describe their unique, sought-after style. The store, which features affordable home furnishings from North America, specializes in tables, beds, seating, desks and lighting. They recently unveiled new products from the spring 2017 line—and we are smitten. Can we talk about this gorgeous petal pink couch?

·      Peacock Lane Home  - It’s true, you never know what you’ll find at Peacock Lane Home. The store features an ever-changing mix of new, repurposed and antique items, like furniture, art, architectural pieces and Christmas decorations. If you’re on the hunt for an original Barrister bookcase, we love this one!  

·      Pure Cottage - French and English country treasures await you at Pure Cottage. The cozy shop features furniture, antiques, decorative accessories and gifts, like paintings, mirrors and pillows. Trust us; you’ll want to bring a piece of Europe home with you, like these grain sack chairs.

·      Finery - Searching for a lovely house-warming gift? Pop into Finery. In addition to their popular collection of clothing and jewelry, the boutique carries American-made home accessories, like serving pieces, paintings and art. If it were up to us, we’d serve all our holiday desserts on their Mosser Glass cake pedestals.

·      The Candle Lab - For the past ten years, this Columbus-based fragrance company has been making Worthington and the Short North smell simply divine. Stop in today and pick up one of their gourmet, hand-poured soy candles for your home. In honor of the season, how about First Snow?

·      Fritzy Jacobs  - This darling boutique is brimming with beautiful items for the home. We’re talking about holiday decorations, frames, pillows, tea towels and kitchenware. So if you’re looking to spread a little joy over the holiday, this will help. 

·      Swoonful Gifts - Located inside Igloo Letterpress, this small but mighty gift shop boasts a creative selection of handmade, local artisan goods. From journals to prints to handmade soaps and more, you’re sure to find something you and your home will love, like this dreamy 2017 wall calendar.

·      Vernacular - Frames, vases and book ends – oh my! While you may initially think of Vernacular as just a clothing and accessories boutique, you’ll also find unique home goods and statement pieces. Case in point, these cheeky mugs that tell it like it is. 

·      Wren House Gifts - For more than 22 years, Wren House Gifts has been offering the Worthington community a lovely selection of home furnishings, antiques, seasonal décor and collectables, like Lori Mitchell figurines. Isn’t this little Santa the sweetest?

·      Birch - Worthington’s newest lifestyle boutique is ready to outfit you and your home! Wander in to find candlesticks, bottle openers, throws and more. Hosting a dinner party this holiday season? These Marble cheese boards are a must.

If you’re looking for an excuse to see all of these items in person, stop by Old Worthington’s Illuminating Shopping event tomorrow night from 6-9 p.m. Grab a delicious dinner with friends, walk the luminary lit streets and enjoy specials and promotions at all of your favorite shops and boutiques. 

Old Worthington Welcomes Swoonful Gifts

We recently wrote about Igloo Letterpress’s new location on High Street in Downtown Worthington. And if you haven’t had the chance to check out their new space, you should. In addition to their expanded product line and exciting list of class offerings, the new, much larger Igloo boasts an adorable gift shop at the front of the store – Swoonful Gifts. You might remember Igloo Letterpress’s previous location, which housed a small gift shop on West New England Avenue. As plans came together for the big move, the Igloo team decided to expand the gift shop and dreamed of filling it with products made by local artists. To do so, they sought the help of Miriam Chon, a fellow Worthington resident who owned a small, unique shop in Westerville at the time.

“I was thrilled when Allison Chapman approached me about the opportunity to collaborate with Igloo Letterpress,” Chon said. “It’s been wonderful to work in the community where I live and to help support so many amazing local talents.”

With an emphasis on independent and locally sourced products, Swoonful Gifts specializes in quirky, out-of-the-way items that are sure to make you smile – and maybe even chuckle. “I think a sense of humor is important, and I love hearing people laugh when they walk around our store,” Chon said.

We recently stopped by the shop to check out their inventory, which is always changing, and found plenty to swoon over. Chon and her husband built out the inside of the store, which is spacious and welcoming. They used local, salvaged woods throughout the space and built their creative cash wrap using books donated by the Worthington Library.

A quick walk around the place revealed these fun items…

  • Soaps made with beer yeast
  • Hand-made leather goods by the beloved local artisan, Of an Era
  • Cards, prints and calendars by Igloo Letterpress
  • Art, t-shirts and illustrations by Will Ruocco
  • Baby items
  • Clothing
  • Seasonal gifts
  • And more!

While many of the items that Chon carries in the store are from Worthington artists, she also seeks out products from all over Ohio. “We like to keep things fresh and are always on the lookout for new artists to feature,” Chon said.

Swoonful Gifts is located inside Igloo Letterpress’s teal blue storefront at 661 High Street. For more information about store hours, products and events, visit their website and check them out on Instagram.

Convention & Visitors Bureau of Worthington

Worthington, Ohio, offers a variety of activities, attractions, specialty shops and dining options for visitors of all ages and interests. The Convention & Visitors Bureau of Worthington is your resource for all the latest information, including the event calendar at You can also follow us on Facebook at Visit Worthington Ohio.