Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Shopping in Shipshewana, Indiana - Amish Country

Im back after a long 4 day weekend!!! I went out of town this past weekend for my sisters birthday. I stayed at my Parents in Middlebury, Indiana which is 10 minutes to Shipshewana, Indiana...which both are Amish Country (no my parents are not Amish). Today we went into town to go to all the little shops and I thought that I would share these photos with you. The shops are so unique and one of a kind.

This is one of the roads that has all shops on it.
This is a close up of one of the stores.

And another

This is the Mercantile Building which has AMAZING STORES in it. From home decor, scrapbooking, and fabric stores to candy shops and cafes. They even have a 1906 fully restored Carosel on the third floor.

Oil of Gladness was one of my favorite stores. They sold handmade oil candles, potpourri, wax candles, candle warmers, warmer melts, engraved signs, and a variety of country primitive home decor. I bought some candles and they smell good enough to eat.


Here is a quilt that was hanging in the entryway of the building.


This store I have been in before but it was closed, they are only open on Friday and Saturday! :(
They have ADORABLE vintage items. I took a picture through the window...they had a display of Vintage Valentine items.

And this apron outsite on a Vintage looking stand.


This is a 357 Year old tree that stands 4 floors high through the middle of the stairs. It is the neatest thing I have ever seen.


Here is a parked Amish buggy. This is their way of transportation!

That sign says "Horse drawn vehicles only"

Buggy Rides

My sister and I relaxing in Amish made rocking chairs. We were exhausted, a whole day of shopping in heels...what was I thinking!?!
Today was beautiful. 60 Degrees...for Northern Indiana that is extremely warm.


7 comments:

Jen r. said...

Those stores have such great personality!

Katie said...

I love Shipshewana, haven't been there in years, think I was in junior high or so hmmm...may have to take a road trip there once the weather is nicer. I remember that huge store with all the little stores in it, but for some reason my clearest memory is of how much I liked the homemade pretzels! Glad you had a great time!

jenjen said...

Hi Ashley --

What a fun weekend. And so fun that you could spend it with your sister! Those shops look so cool and that tree! Wow!

Wonderful pictures! Have a great night!

Jen

Shay said...

Thanks girl for sharing! Go over and check out the award I am givin' ya!!

iris7531 said...

Great pics! When I was a kid, I lived in PA and we would go to the Amish villages in the area ALL the time! I miss the whoopie pies!

Olive Rue said...

Thanks for the tour. I've never been to amish country. The stores are adorable. That's cute pic you and your sis too.

*Noelle* said...

the mercantile is great! can't wait to get back to shipshewana when the weather gets warmer!!