A Shopper’s Dream

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Randy L. McKee

Picker’s Antiques has been a popular spot for years for locals and visitors hunting for treasures in Holmes County.

After losing their 8,000-square-foot space when Holmes County Flea Market closed, Picker’s owner Abe Miller purchased property in Bunker Hill and built the brand-new Ohio’s Market - Berlin, a 24,000-square-foot upscale indoor shopping experience with another 6,000 square feet on the wraparound porch.

“We are filled with vendors selling local, one-of-a-kind, handmade, high-quality products, including leather goods, curtains and draperies, quilts, rugs, jewelry, farmhouse décor, and refurbished antique furnishings,” manager Marvin Yoder said. “Whatever you’re in the market for, Ohio’s Market - Berlin is a shopper’s dream.”

Picker’s Antiques occupies just over 10,000 square feet of the new market, and Miller and Yoder created a museum-like look for the space.

“We sell the highest quality antiques in our shop, and the layout reflects that,” Yoder said. “Our shelves are filled with finds from our own treasure hunts all across the country.”

Picker’s Antiques has antique stoneware, clocks, original advertising signage from businesses both local and national, antique farm tools, glassware, cookware and more.

“We don’t specialize in one particular area,” Yoder said. “We keep an open mind when we are searching for items. We have a great reputation in the antique world for offering unique, high-quality items. People have come to expect that from us, and we’re proud of that.”

Miller and Yoder brought that same insistence on the highest quality when choosing vendors for Ohio’s Market - Berlin. Locally handcrafted items like bird feeders and mailboxes also are available, and you can even watch the creative process unfold right in front of you.

“Shoppers watch our rug maker, who uses a 100-year-old loom to create rugs right here,” Yoder said. “You can see leather goods and more made by hand. Centuries-old skills are on display here every day.”

Whether you’re in search of original farmhouse decor, original cast iron cookware, antique farm tools, repurposed and painted furniture and so much more, Ohio’s Market - Berlin is a must-stop for locals and visitors.

“And don’t worry about finding something you can’t take with you,” Yoder said. “We ship all over the world and get pretty creative getting large items where they need to go.”

The best part of Yoder’s job is he doesn’t see it as a job. He gets up every day and lives out his passion of finding, fixing, selling and helping others discover new/old treasures to be used and enjoyed all over again.

“I love meeting other people with the same passion for antiques that I’ve had since I was 13,” Yoder said. “My wife laughs because when she manages to convince me to take a day off, where do I go? Antiquing.”

Discover Ohio Market - Berlin at 5916 County Road 168 in Millersburg. For more information and photos, check the Facebook page.