This week we have Suzanne Woods Fisher doing an interview and giveaway running all week. I figured it was only fitting to share my day trip pictures from this weekend since Suzanne writes Amish fiction. I don't write Amish fiction, but when you've been raised Mennonite, had an Amish babysitter, and live in the heart of northern Indiana--it's the place to visit when your sisters-in-law and your Grandma Nancy come to town! We shopped the shops in Shipshewana--"Shipshe" as we call it--until we dropped!
We hit up Lolly's fabric store with all it's vintage quilt supplies. I remember that my grandmother's quilts had similar print styles to many of these!
The vintage treadle sewing machine is similar to my grandmother's Singer.
I loved these rainbow colored woolens that could be used to braid a rug.
After the sops at the Davis Mercantile, we had a good old fashioned buffet style Mennonite meal.
Mashed potatoes, turkey, dressing, salad, and pie!
Now that's a whoopee pie!
Then we headed over to Yoder's Department Store, where they carry every thing imaginable.
A 36 cup coffee pot!
And even some old crocks, love these.
Maybe someday I could have a cabin with one of these!
If you get to Indiana, head up north and visit the place where dodging road apples is a way of life.
What day trip near your own home towns are your favorites?
What day trips near you are on on your list to check out?
I was raised with gardening, canning, sewing, & quilting.
What "simple life" skill would like to learn the most?
Blog post by Anne Love-
Writer of Historical Romance inspired by her family roots.Nurse Practitioner by day.Wife, mother, writer by night.Coffee drinker--any time.Find me at: www.anneloveauthor.com