Home Depot and Loews may look bigger, but East West Hardware has what you need. The owners know old houses and can find what you want immediately. Lots of old fashioned stuff that once you see it, you know you need it. For example:
rubber bath stoppers
small tins of Min Wax in colors
cup hooks, all sizes
shady lawn seeds
full selection of Lakeland seeds
plus everything else you need. They have a system to store this stuff and retrieve it for you.
VIsit today, you'll be a customer for life.