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Fun & Fabulous Finds on Main Street

Posted on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 in Must See's & Stops, Places to eat, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Unique Shopping

Fun & Fabulous Finds on Main Street

Get inspired to re-create a room or two at the Black Crow on Main in Elkhart. It’s packed with cleverly paired new and restyled furniture plus fun and funky accessories. In Goshen, explore Found where you’ll feel like you’re perusing the stalls of artisans in faraway places.  The shop owners travel the globe to pick … Continued

It’s Time for Some Flower Power

Posted on Thursday, May 1st, 2014 in Must See's & Stops, Things to do in Amish Country, Unique Shopping

It’s Time for Some Flower Power

The Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail begins May 30, and this year it’s bigger and better than ever showcasing 20 quilt gardens and 21 quilt art murals. Be sure to see the four eye-popping additions to the line-up. A corner lot is coming up roses – actually it’s mostly begonias and petunias – as … Continued

Andrew Skipper Visits Birds Gotta Fly in Elkhart, IN

Posted on Thursday, August 29th, 2013 in Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Uncategorized, Unique Shopping

Re-purposed vintage furniture is a hot trend right now, and Elkhart is seeing a few new stores that specialize in turning something old into something new and fresh! Just north of downtown at 916 N. Michigan Street, Birds Gotta Fly is a new vintage store offering a wide variety of furniture and decorative accessories. Owner … Continued

5 places for art in downtown Elkhart

Posted on Monday, July 22nd, 2013 in Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Unique Shopping

Here are 5 great places to find art of all kinds in Downtown Elkhart: Wine and Canvas is at 409 S Main.  This entertaining art studio lets folks chat with friends, sip wine and express their inner artist. Join the fun of an art class as an instructor guides you in creating a particular painting, … Continued

Andrew Skipper Visits Ten Thousand Villages

Posted on Thursday, February 7th, 2013 in Shopping, Unique Shopping

I was recently shopping along the Heritage Trail in down town Goshen, and I stopped into a store called Ten Thousand Villages.  I was greeted by a gentleman who works there and he explained the concept behind this globally influenced store.  Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit, fair trade retailer offering quality handcrafted products to … Continued

Andrew Skipper Visits Antiques on Beardsley

Posted on Thursday, January 24th, 2013 in Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Unique Shopping

Whenever I’m out shopping, I always gravitate toward statement pieces.  When I spot something unique, I immediately start imagining how I could use it as a decorative piece in someone’s home.  No matter what your style is, all you need are a few special accessories and art pieces to create that wow factor in your … Continued

Andrew Skipper Visits Found!

Posted on Friday, December 21st, 2012 in Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Uncategorized, Unique Shopping

One of my favorite things to do is hunt for unique objects to use in my own home or a client’s home. There is nothing that compares to the thrill of finding that perfect item that speaks to you. I love shopping with clients and watching their faces light up when they spot a unique … Continued

Andrew Skipper Visits Garber's Interior Design

Posted on Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 in Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Unique Shopping

When entertaining at home, I always try to give my guests more than just a meal. To me, it’s about the entire experience. If I’m throwing a themed dinner party, the food, music, and table settings should all flow together. One of my favorite things about entertaining is setting a beautiful table. I love mixing things … Continued

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