Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Mishawaka Antiques

First of all, I have some great news: Today is Tuesday! And it feels like Monday! That is the way to start off a week.

I took about 800 pictures of our weekend celebration, alas, due to technical difficulty, I will not be able to share them until later.

But, there's more to life than timely 4th of July pictures.

Behold - Mishawaka Antiques!

This downtown store is the style-child of my friend Glenda (along with her business partner, Scott), but I call her "Gee".

I fell in love with her style years ago, through her previous store.

I found myself feeling a little desperate when it closed.

Fast forward a few years and she's back in action.

Better than evah.

In a moment of questionable good sense last week, I took all 3 of my Littles in to the new shop.

During what should have been nap-time.

I knew to expect pure dreaminess, but Gee exceeded my expectations again.

Her specialty is Farmy-Schoolhouse-Chic and she does it very, very well.

Makes a farmgirl/former schoolgirl smile all the way up to the corners of her eyes.

Do yourself a favor and make the trip.

It's packed to the gills with things you'll fall in love with.

Oh, and she has cookies.


Mishawaka Antiques
118-122 Lincolnway East
Mishawaka, IN 46544
(574) 252-5400

Tues. - Sat. 11-6
Sun. 12-5

30 comments:

  1. I wondered if you had stopped in yet. I drive by and the window hurts me it's so beautiful, and I fear going inside because I know I'm going to want more than a few things... It hurts to see those wrought iron gates. I'll make it in someday soon, though!

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  2. looks and sounds fun!

    not sure if I'll be going to tiptons - babe is a nursing maniac
    :)

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  3. You are one. brave. woman! But it sounds as though your kiddos did fine. Love Gee's sense of style, great things!

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  4. Looks awesome!
    I will have to put this on my list the next time we head out to antique in IN.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Love that little green truck.
    xx
    A

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  5. sounds like a great shop! would love to see it!!

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  6. Now I HAVE TO Go! Looks pretty "rad" ;) (yep, that was just for you lol) Hope you had a great weekend in Ohio.

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  7. It's probably just a *bit* too far for me to drop in, but it looks dreamy.

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  8. I love that map. This seems like a great store! I live near Chicago, so I have no idea where this place is, but it can't be *that* far...

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  9. ohhh I want to go! Now! Work be darned.

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  10. love the little green truck. i think i've been in that shop. so fun!

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  11. do we need to incorporate this into our date?! just a thought!
    -heather

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  12. Takin' the littles out during nap time....Now that's Living On The Edge!!! But, then nothing like a little cliff dwelling to put some ADVENTURE in life, right?! ;)
    And, yet again ANOTHER shop you have me hankering to hit up! :( :( :( ;)

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  13. Mishawaka. . .I grew up in Warsaw. . .just down the road a bit:)

    Looks like a place I could stay and dream for a while!

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  14. OK, so I read it anyway. . . I'm on my lunch, so it's OK, right? I just couldn't resist. I can't stop thinking about that very same windmill blade you photographed. It was my favorite thing in the shop! I'm hoping to take some of my bags and accessories over to sell soon. Such a lovely shop!

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  15. Very brave taking the kiddos there during regular naptime..I'm in awe!

    This post begs the question:

    What KIND of cookies?!

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  16. I love it! I am a sucker for farmy-schoolhouse things. I used to take my three and I was constantly saying "hands in your pockets" to them! I am getting excited about the days ahead;)

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  17. Oh my goodness! I'm in Indiana so I'm going to have to make the trip to see this! Love it :)

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  18. such splendid-ness. i can hear it now, "babe, we MUST go to IN just so i can visit a gorgeous shop i saw on fgfp's blog." grins. in my dreams. i'll enjoy it through your lens.

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  19. looks so wonderful!! I miss the Midwest!

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  20. My question-- how can I justify a three hour drive to get that globe? Kinda' depends on the cookies....

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  21. Your comments about CAC has me tearing up!!! That was my first desperate attempt at the business of junking. That little shop left me at times tired, vulnerable, and committed to what is in important in life. I'm still junking, sometimes desperate, but always grateful that along the way I met flower patch farmGirl.

    Scott and I thank you from the bottom of our vintage hearts!!!
    ~G~

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  22. Perfect timing! I am in Osceola visiting my parents. I'll have to make a visit to Mishawaka Antiques before I leave town.

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  23. Glenda turned me on to your blog, and I'm so glad that she did! I enjoy all your posts...especially this one! It is an amazing shop and I'm so glad you shared your visit.

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  24. Oh to be in Indiana instead of little ol Louisiana... looks like a place that I could linger in for hours...

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  25. I'll be near Mishawaka next month! (I'll be in Niles, MI) Will definitely try to squeeze a stop into my trip. Looks like so much fun!

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  26. Linda & I finally made it in today, and didn't have enough time to take it all in. So much fun. We love Glenda's style!
    xo
    CS

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  27. Ooooo looks amazing! I am all about farmy school house! I just hit an auction & filled up on farmy old galvanized fuel cans & you know the treasure you sent me.

    Mom is heading your way - I am jealous! She's going to kiss your babies for me & give them love from my kids since they are all planned to wed - I think a big country wedding - 3 in one day sounds like a plan ;)

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  28. I admire you for taking the kids! I need a trip to a good antiques store.

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  29. that's it. indiana is on the vacation docket for next year.

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  30. I live in Osceola and I I am headed out antiquing tomorrow. Is Glenda still there? Hope so... cant wait to stop by!!!

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