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November
2

Ohio-Inspired Wall Art You Can Buy on Etsy to Show Your State Pride

As an independent real estate company, we are extremely passionate about supporting small businesses and artists, both in our backyard and across the country. Etsy is an excellent place to discover talented artisans and crafters, who make a variety of creative pieces worth displaying in the home. And of course, we are especially proud of our beloved home state of Ohio. Let's bring these two passions together by perusing a number of Ohio-themed wall art you can find on Etsy! These items make an excellent addition to your home so you can adequately showcase your state pride. Not to mention, these make perfect gifts for the holidays, birthdays and anniversaries — or as a housewarming gift for a new Ohio resident. Peruse these Ohio-inspired pieces made by hand so you can fully display your love for the state!  

Ohio State Hand-Lettered Print

By Wild Precious Prints Ohio Wall Art and Home Decor

Photo courtesy of Wild Precious Prints

This intricate print of the state was hand-lettered and digitized for production in Wild Precious Prints' home studio. It includes some of the most well-known Ohio slogans, landmarks, times in history, and traditions — all incorporated in a beautiful and creative way. The print is printed on heavy white stock paper and ships with chipboard and a cello sleeve for extra protection during the delivery process.  

Buckeyes Battle Cry Sheet Music Print

By Man Cave Store  Man Cave Store | Ohio-Themed Gift Ideas

Photo courtesy of Man Cave Store

Ohio State fans will love this logo printed atop a vintage page of the Buckeye "Battle Cry" fight song. The matte-finish cardstock makes this 8.5-by-11-inch print last longer. You also have the option of a framed or unframed version, both of which are shipped for free!  

Birch Wood Ohio Beer Cap Map

By Home Wet Bar Home Wet Bar | Ohio-Themed Gift Ideas

Photo courtesy of Home Wet Bar

This unique beer cap map is the perfect gift for a craft beer lover. It comes pre-drilled with spots to hold up to 70 local or out-of-state beer caps. Choose the natural birch wood or opt for a dark walnut stain, and you can even get it personalized with text for an additional fee!  

Vintage Ohio Map Print

By Anamnesis Prints Anamnesis Prints | Ohio-Themed Gift Ideas

Photo courtesy of Anamnesis Prints

Anamnesis Prints sells this series of whimsical, finely detailed picture maps taken from a rare school geography book published in 1931. The illustrations include pictographs showing local activities, industries and topography. Each map is professionally printed on premium acid-free/archival photographic paper that is rated to last over 100 years! Choose from a variety of sizes and colors to personalize your vintage map of Ohio.  

Art Deco Map Prints

By Art Deco Maps Art Deco Maps | Ohio-Themed Gift Ideas

Photo courtesy of Art Deco Maps

This Los Angeles-based company creates a stunning collection of Art Deco maps, ranging in size and orientation. They make a variety of designs for Ohio, including vertical maps of Toledo, Cincinnati, Youngstown, Canton, Columbus, Cleveland, Dayton, Lakewood and Akron. Each map can be either stretched or rolled and comes in a variety of sizes — from 8-by-10 all the way up to 36-by-48. Or opt for a dramatic three-panel display of any of the above-mentioned cities!  

Vintage Map of Ohio

By Printed Marketplace Printed Marketplace | Ohio-Themed Gift Ideas

Photo courtesy of Printed Marketplace

This antique sepia map is part of a collection of other maps of a similar style made by Printed Marketplace. These high-quality canvas prints are ready to hang and the matte prints are a great option for those with their own frame. Choose from a variety of sizes to find the perfect match for your space!  

Ohio State Map Wood Sign

By Sign Nature Sign Nature | Ohio-Themed Gift Ideas

Photo courtesy of Sign Nature

This fun wooden sign is made with high-quality wood, cut by hand, and hand-painted to ensure no two signs will be exactly the same. Each order is completely custom, so you can choose the color, size and image on the sign. You can even pay an additional $3 to include your very own design!  

2' Wood Ohio Cutout Sign

By With Love and Lace With Love and Lace | Ohio-Themed Gift Ideas

Photo courtesy of With Love and Lace

Display your love for Ohio with this beautiful wood cutout of the state, which can be personalized for your family or as a gift. Options for customization include a plain stained state cutout or a personalized name and "established" date, which can be made with any font.    

Cincinnati Map Print

By Ingrid's Printables Ingrid's Printables

Photo courtesy of Ingrid's Printables

Last-minute shoppers, rejoice! You can purchase an instant download of this beautiful map of a handful of major Ohio cities, including Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo and Akron. This sophisticated black and white print is ready to be placed in the frame of your choice!  

Ohio State Key Hook

By Skip Tooth Creations Skip Tooth Creations

Photo courtesy of Skip Tooth Creations

Function meets fashion with this Ohio key hook, which includes a hand-cut wood silhouette of the state and four hooks, perfect for hanging keys, coats and other items. Choose from a variety of stains, including walnut, mahogany, unfinished and more.  

Script Ohio Cut-Out

By JMO Woodworking JMO Woodworking

Photo courtesy of JMO Woodworking

JMO Woodworking created this beautiful cut-out of Ohio on birch plywood. The piece can be made in a few square-shaped sizes, ranging from 12 to 28 inches. You can also opt for a stained or unstained look!  

Ohio Typography Map Print

By Lemon Lime Paperie Lemon Lime Paperie

Photo courtesy of Lemon Lime Paperie

This one-of-a-kind typographic map displays over 100 Ohio cities and smaller towns in an incredibly unique way. It can be customized to the color of your choice to coordinate with your decor!  

Small Reclaimed Wood Ohio State Sign

By Harbor & Home Harbor & Home makes these adorable state signs using reclaimed wood. The combination of varying shades of pallet wood make each creation a truly one-of-a-kind piece! The sign measures 18 inches wide and 18 inches tall.  

Happy Shopping!

We hope you find the perfect Ohio-inspired wall art gift for a loved one — or yourself!
October
17

10 Akron Area Homes for Sale that Are Worthy of Your Holiday Card

We know what you're thinking. It's a little early to be thinking about holiday cards, isn't it? But thankfully, these homes in Akron and its surrounding communities are beautiful in every season and perfect for every occasion. They also happen to feature ideal locales for family photos and festive shots both inside and out! Peruse our list to see some of the region's most stunning homes for sale right now to help you prepare for the upcoming holiday season. Enjoy!  

A Custom-Built Colonial in the Woods

5 Beds | 5 Baths | 5,436 Sq. Ft. | Listed by Krista Combs 2971 Fox Burrow Dr, Stow, Ohio

Find this home at 2971 Fox Burrow Dr, Stow, Ohio

At nearly 5,500 square feet, this custom-built Colonial is a year-round haven amongst its wooded surroundings. More than half an acre of lawn, landscaping and mature trees turn into a winter wonderland when the snowy season comes, and the coziness continues inside. We love the double-sided fireplace that warms both the kitchen and the family room!  

Move-in Ready and Stunningly Designed  

3 Beds | 2.5 Baths | 3,904 Sq. Ft. | Listed by Julie Cantley 696 Hampton Ridge Dr, Akron, Ohio

Find this home at 696 Hampton Ridge Dr, Akron, Ohio

There may not be another home in the heart of Akron that is as holiday card ready as this one. Completely remodeled, the turn-key condo comes fully furnished so all the gorgeous decor and design you see in these photos can be yours. Whether the family is gathered around the dining table or nestled in front of the living room fireplace, memories (and photos) that are made here will last a lifetime.  

Indoor and Outdoor Getaways  

3 Beds | 2 Full Baths | 2 Partial Baths | 3,607 Sq. Ft. | Listed by Greg Dohner 3684 Country Club Dr, Silver Lake, Ohio

Find this home at 3684 Country Club Dr, Silver Lake, Ohio

Whether your holiday card needs a home blanketed in snow, a family photo in the woods, or a shot in front of a cozy fireplace, this home has the perfect setting. Nestled on more than half an acre, the home overlooks the prestigious Silver Lake Country Club and is surrounded by charming, wooded walkways that wind throughout the property.  

A Cul-de-sac Charmer

4 Beds | 2.5 Baths | 2,436 Sq. Ft. | Listed by Carol Foote 3240 Carriage Way, Stow, Ohio

Find this home at 3240 Carriage Way, Stow, Ohio

This jaw-dropping Colonial sits on nearly half an acre with a private backyard and a charming cul-de-sac location. Surrounded by mature trees and a sweeping front lawn that can be viewed from the full-length front porch, we want to take photos of this home in every season.  

An Akron Home with Curb Appeal 

4 Beds | 3.5 Baths | 2,894 Sq. Ft. | Listed by Scott Fano 2406 Laurel Valley Dr, Akron, Ohio

Find this home at 2406 Laurel Valley Dr, Akron, Ohio

Tucked away in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, this updated home is situated on a cul-de-sac, and its proximity to the Towpath Village Clubhouse offers a year-round community clubhouse, a pool, tennis courts and basketball courts. Thanks to landscape and decor details like manicured bushes, a front porch lattice and an old world lantern, the curb appeal is high.  

A Cuyahoga Falls Home Suited for Any Occasion 

7 Beds | 6 Full Baths | 2 Partial Baths | 9,660 Sq. Ft. | Listed by The Worthington Team 544 Scenic Valley Way, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Find this home at 544 Scenic Valley Way, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Located in beautiful Cuyahoga Falls on nearly two private acres, this immaculate home is suited for holiday cards, holiday parties, family gatherings and so much more. From the front, the architecture provides a stunning dimension, and inside, you'll find multiple areas perfectly suited for family photos (like five different fireplaces!).  

Views on the Riverfront  

5 Beds | 4.5 Baths | 6,533 Sq. Ft. | Listed by Carol Foote 621 Rustic Knoll Dr, Kent, Ohio

Find this home at 621 Rustic Knoll Dr, Kent, Ohio

Immaculate from the front and from every single vantage point, this Kent home boasts 321 feet of Cuyahoga River frontage on a quaint, quiet cul-de-sac. The property was even designed to capitalize on views; it offers four levels of tiered decking, a custom waterfall outdoors, a two-story family room with a wall of windows and a walkout lower level with full sized windows, patio doors and a bar.  

A Castle in Mantua  

4 Beds | 2.5 Baths | Listed by Kellie Kapusta 4194 Briarwood Dr, Mantua, Ohio

Find this home at 4194 Briarwood Dr, Mantua, Ohio

Are you getting fairytale castle vibes from this home, too? From the curb, we love the way the lush landscaping accents the shape of the house as well as the multi-colored brick and stone. And even with mature trees dotting the front yard, there are still gorgeous views available from the home's huge front windows.  

Elegance and Warmth in Tallmadge

4 Beds | 2.5 Baths | 2,880 Sq. Ft. | Listed by Krista Combs 832 Bentley Pl, Tallmadge, Ohio

Find this home at 832 Bentley Pl, Tallmadge, Ohio

Perched on more than half an acre, this stunning Georgian Colonial is located on a private, wooded lot and seems to have come directly out of our home design dreams. The mature and perfectly manicured landscaping winds around the home and its walkways for a welcoming and warm feel while the beautiful two-story, white columns complete the look of elegance and prestige.  

The Charm of the Red Front Door  

4 Beds | 2 Full Baths | 2 Partial Baths | 2,777 Sq. Ft. | Listed by Sally Goodnow 1065 Merriman Rd, Akron, Ohio

Find this home at 1065 Merriman Rd, Akron, Ohio

There's nothing more perfect for a holiday card than a bright red front door—and this home's double door entry has two! The charm is further perfected with white lattice windows and a spacious, winding driveway so the whole family can come over to celebrate the holidays!  

Which home do you love?

If you fell in love with a home on this list, let us know in the comments! To see more properties available in the Akron area, use our property search or contact us today.

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