Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Saffron Supply Company

Has anyone noticed that downtown Salem has its own local hardware store. I don't know why I love hardware stores. I always have. I guess maybe it comes from weekend trips to the local True Value Hardware with my dad as a kid. I just love wandering around in them and finding all the interesting and odd little things that they sell.

The funny thing is that I'm not all that handy with hardware, so I don't really know what I would buy at these shops, but I like to look around just in case.

Well, Saffron Supply on Commercial may mostly sell to contractors, but I must say that they have an excellent array of sanding supplies for my little painting projects and a mass of knowledge that surely cannot be exceeded by all the people at the big box hardware stores put together!


Beer Fan said...

Some will remember fondly Doughton's Hardware. It was an old-school downtown hardware store. Now a shoe boutique is there.

Vegan's Nightmare said...

Saffron was the only place in town with all the gear I needed to build a zip line for my family. They were exceptionally helpful and had 4-star customer service.

Pam said...

I love old hardware stores too. More so than the big box monstrosities. It's fun to wander up and down the aisles, wondering at the gizmos and gadgets.

And usually the clerk will smirk at you when you hand your never-smiling teenager a random plumbing elbow, then pretend to talk to her on the plumbing "telephone."

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