The Best Weekend Ever Part 2

February 8, 2011

I did do some or a lot of shopping while in Shipshewana.  My favorite place to stop first is Lolly's.  Lolly's is a quilt shop located in the Davis Mercantile building.  Lolly's is the main quilt shop, but then  has several smaller specialty shops in the building.
Inside.  It's just beautiful.
Inside Lolly's.  I LOVE this shop!!
This is Lolly's At Home.  It's a shop across the hall from Lolly's where you can purchase quilts that have been hand quilted by the Amish.  Just gorgeous!!

Next I like to visit Yoder's Department Store down the road.  It's one stop shopping!!  Quilt shop, clothing, grocery and hardware.
Yoder's prices are so great!!  The sale on Saturday was 20% off everything.  Fabric is normally $7.95 yd., so that made fabric only $6.36 yd.!!!  I scored some nice French General Fabric!!  The sale only goes from 8-10 AM, so you need to pre-shop the store, so you know exactly what you want Saturday morning.  The cutting line is crazy!! :-)  All good fun, though!!  BTW, the sale at Lolly's starts at 6 AM!  It goes until 9 AM.  The crazy things quilters will do for a great sale.  Shop in the early hours of the morning in our pajamas!  LOL!
We also shopped all the cute little shops too! All this shopping really makes you work up an appetite! :-)

There are so many wonderful things about Shipshewana.  The Amish, the shopping, the food, the scenery and oh, did I mention the food??  My favorite place to eat is actually in the next little town over from Shipshewana called Middlebury.  Das Dutchman Essenhaus is a family, Amish style restaurant and bakery.  Plus there is an Inn and shopping there as well.
Let me get back to the food.  It's served family style.  All Amish and homemade!  The dinner consists of salad, bread, fried chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, stuffing, Amish noodles, a vegetable AND your choice of pie!!  I usually don't even bother with the salad! :-) I save room for all the fried chicken I can stand.  Oh, and trust me I can hardly stand myself when I leave!!
I, of course made my way to the bakery to treat myself to an Amish Whoopie Pie.  Like I needed it, but when in Shipshewana...

I highly recommend them!!  Chocolaty goodness!!

Tomorrow I'll share my fabulous buys and the measly sewing I managed to fit in, between all the shopping and food.

Oh and I am SOOOO on a carb detox now!! :-)

21 comments:

  1. Fun! I head to Charm (Ohio Amish Country) each May to hit the BIG SALE at Millers. So worth the trip.

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  2. Oh my I am so jealous , what a wonderful shop , shops , so well displayed and organized with color , wow and then the restaurant and all the great food , I am drooling now ;-) Thanks for sharing this amazing place .Sheila

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  3. Wow! What a great place :) Everything looks wonderful! How nice for you to be able to get away like that :) Again, I can't wait to see the next post!

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  4. What fun... no wonder you had such a great time! And there is nothing like a sale at a fabric store for excitement...

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  5. The dream weekend continues..................... Love it!

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  6. Thanks for the tour. A trip to Shipshewana may be in order this summer when I go to MI to visit my mother!

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  7. That looks like a fun place to shop, lots of great stores and that good looks delicious. I love their noodles.

    Debbie

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  8. Oh wow, my sister in law and I have wanted to go to Shipshewana for such a long time. We don't see it in the near future, but it's still on the back burner.

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  9. It looks like a place a girl could get lost in all day long!

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  10. Shipshewana looks like such a wonderful place I would love to visit! The stores and the food! You have made me so hungry already this morning!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  11. I've dreamed of visiting Shipshewana for over 20 years. In fact I had a framed poster of the town on my sewing room wall for a long.

    Everything looks very yummy - the shops and the food. LOL

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  12. If that post was to deter us form going, it had the opposite effect. I want to go even more now! Fried chicken, one of my all time favorites. Haven't had good fried chicken since my Grandmother passed away.
    What fun! I really need to go. This is one more thing to put on my bucket list.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  13. Hi Patti! Saw you in the photos. Those shops look great. In Iowa, where I grew up, we always went to Amana for the good, German, homestyle, Amish cooking. This looks just as good! Yes, bucket list, Brandie!

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  14. I've never been there, it's on my list for this summer, I HOPE! It looks wonderful!

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  15. Happy b-lated Birthday. Lucky you for getting to go to these wonderful shops. Mary

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  16. Fabric shopping. What could be better!

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  17. OMG - I need to come to Amish Country! Gosh, Linda, how hard it must have been to leave there! The first quilt shop and all the little shops on the street are very much like Sister's, Oregon, too!
    Cheers!

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  18. Oh - how delectable to be there...love those photos..and as for the rest - YUM!!

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  19. I am absolutely green with envy. Fabulous place to stay, fabulous shops, fabulous food, and all in the company of fabulour friends.

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  20. wow, these last two posts were such fun to read and see all the photos. What time you must have had with all the eating, sewing and shopping. Yoders, WOW!
    Your quilt is looking really great. I would rather make my blocks bigger and trim too.

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  21. Oh I should have never looked at your blog. I'm sooo hungry now!

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