I am dreaming this evening...of my old time favorite shopping spot, Nashville, Indiana.
This is one of the shops. Moss grows on the roof in the summer months. :) Many are fun shops, many with gorgeous rustic and country types of wares.
I lived about one hour away from Nashville, which made it easy for me to visit 4-5 times a year. Up early, off to Nashville, many times by myself.
My stops started with the For Bare Feet shop. Fun, comfortable, locally made socks. I have a pair with flashy fawn boxers on them. Of course, they stay hidden under my pants. I bought dalmation socks one year, along with dalmation t-shirts for my nieces. They wore them out, worn as PJ's for years.
I had my perfume formulated at The French Connection. They do an excellent job for decent prices! Now, of course, I wear my own.
I shopped at the herb store (I cannot remember the name), to purchase hand made soap. The soap was not wrapped. It layed in stacks on an old wooden chopping block type of table. Brown paper bags layed neatly by the soaps. It was a sack your own soap type of deal. I believe you could buy 5 soaps, get the 6th one free. Oh my, the pathchouli was to die for!
I always had to go the the shops with the whimsicle gardens, such as Ruth's Garden. And I had to hit up the candle shops. I allowed myself to pick up about 5 candles each trip. :)
And I cannot leave out the fresh hot cashew nuts in the Nut House!
Mmm..mmm...the memories! Have you been there?
I miss the little town! I do not think it is quite so rustic as it used to be. It is more of a tourist attraction than it is an artist colony (how it started), but to me it still holds its magic.