Sweet Vintage Shopping


We have returned from our trip to Franklin and Nashville Indiana.
It was a fun trip and lots of great shopping and places to eat.
I took some pics of some of the shops and some inside pics of the shops.

On our way home we passed through Tipton Indiana where they have one of my favorite shops.  Hortons Garden and Gift Shop.  They have the most beautiful flowers and plants and the inside of the store if full of beautiful gifts and clothing.  They mix vintage pieces in with what they are selling in this shop.

Hortons is known for their delicious fudge and candy.

With Mother's Day approaching most of the shops had lots of cute gift ideas.

Terry and I love to eat in the privately and unique owned restaurants in the area.
The blue cactus had the best Mexican food and unique margaritas.

This was an old library in Carmel that has been converted to a restaurant.  Oh my gosh some of the best food.  I highly recommend this place if you are ever in Carmel.

This is an old mansion that was converted to a hotel and it is now a unique restaurant.  Known for their wonderful burgers and wings.
So yummy.

They also had outdoor seating when the weather is nice.

In Nashville Indiana they have a well known bourbon distillery.  My son in laws are big bourbon drinkers so we stop here.  They have tours of the distillery, taste testing and a fabulous restaurant.  The food was absolutely delicious.
We picked up a few bourbon faves to bring back with us for our SILs.

I found these cute painted wood suitcases and the wonderful Gift of Home book.

This is one of the many great smelling candles I purchased.  It is a fresh lilac smell that is heavenly.  In our last house we had lilac trees outside our bedroom window and this candle brings back memories of those wonderful smells coming in the open windows in the summer months.

There were so many cute little farm towns which were great to discover.
Lots of state parks and hiking areas too.

If you are ever in the area of Indianapolis make a visit to these little towns.
Lots of things to do.  Yummy and unique restaurants and cute shops.

Have a great weekend.


  1. I have been enjoying your blog for years. I love your decorating style and loved all the pictures of your shopping trip. Lucky you, glad you enjoyed it!

  2. Hi, Thank you for sharing your trip with us. It looks like you had several fun shops and good eats to visit and enjoy.
    Love, Carla

  3. Wow!!! Thanks for allowing us to tag along on your shopping spree. These shops are amazing, we have nothing like this around here.

  4. Your trip looks dreamy, Kris! I could get lost in those shops, how beautiful!! I love the suitcases you picked out. They're very unique and that first picture with the sink and chandeliers...wow. I would've been in big trouble in that store!! Glad you had fun...and good weather! Happy Weekend! xo

  5. Sounds like a great trip! I haven't ventured to Indiana yet but would love to in the summer! xo Kathleen

  6. Oh my goodness, this is so adorable. Thanks for taking us along too!
    I enjoyed every photo you posted!

  7. Kris, your trip looks wonderful. I could spend hours in the shops with so much to see! I am so glad your trip was perfect with great shopping and restaurants. Happy Sunday!

  8. Oh I will have to remember these places next time we go Indy to visit our to sons and there families. Would love to make this a nice side trip.

  9. KRIS! These shops and towns are so cute. I want to roadtrip with you one day! I like your purchases, and I bet the candes smell divine. We also like to burn candles!

  10. So many fun shopping spots. I'd love to travel up that direction. I can only imagine how fabulous that candle smells!

  11. oooh, I want to go shopping with you!! What treasures i see in your photos!!

  12. Wow you struck shopping gold again. The first picture with the sink as was beautiful. The suitcases you bought are so prett. You have the best stores when you take trips to visit. I love the cash register. The goblet on it reminds me of glasses my mom had.

  13. So many cute shops and looks like great places to eat. I'll have to remember this destination when Brian and I are able to take weekend trips again.

  14. Kris, how fun to visit those shops and restaurants. I love those unique shops and sounds like you had a fun time shopping. I love the candle, book, and suitcases you bought. I hope you have a nice week. :)

  15. Kris, such fun shops to browse and find something unique. Love the first photo. The suitcases look fabulous. You put your special touch on everything. xoxo