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Amish Furniture Stores
In select places of the United States, Amish communities offer their handcrafted furnishing to the public. The Midwest, including Northern Indiana and Ohio, have large Amish populations and therefore, Amish Furniture Stores are prevalent in these areas.
Because of the handcrafted nature of Amish furniture. It is true that no two Amish furniture stores will be exactly alike. Stores rely on the handcrafted furnishings of their local builders. Often requesting and stocking custom items. Thereby ensuring that their store is unique.
Before visiting an Amish furniture store, you may want to research online and learn about the store, the Amish community, or Amish furniture in general. Feel free to search our blog and perhaps learn something new about Amish furniture.
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Cool Weather, Cool Times in Shipshewana
Above all visitors from across America have made the trip to Shipshewana, Indiana. As a result they experienced the food, furniture, entertainment and shopping in the heart of Indiana’s Amish country. Here are a few upcoming fall events with Cool Weather, Cool Times in Shipshewana:
September 25, 2019
Last Day of the Flea Market
October 26, 2019
Ship-Chic Craft & Vintage Show Fall Market, 9AM-3PM- Shipshewana Auction Misc & Antique Building
Gifts, vintage items, baked goods, live music and more!
November 29, 2019
Saddle Horse, Pony and Tack Auction – Livestock Barn & Misc. Building
Each year this sale is held the Friday after Thanksgiving.
Tack Sale all day beginning at 9:00 AM in Misc. Building.
Also check out Shiphewana Amish furniture!
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My Mom-and-Pop Shops vs Chain Retailers Quest
Anyone searching for a nice piece of home furniture probably weighed the question of where to find it. And when I searched for a TV stand, I encountered the same question: Where should I go? Should I visit a ‘mom-and-pop’ shop or a large chain retailer? So I hit the streets in my mom-and-pop shops versus chain retailers quest.
My mission was clear. I wanted to browse a variety of furniture retailers. And I wanted to find out the quality, price, customization and sales help. In one day, I perused three chain retailers. And I concluded that each was essentially identical to the other in every category. The quality was fair to good. Prices were generally affordable. Plus, the sales staff was helpful and friendly, and customization was non-existent.
About a month later, I visited the Amish country in the heart of Northern Indiana. And I made my way to a family-owned and operated shop. It had an old converted barn as a showroom and a stunning selection of wood furnishings. The prices were reasonable. And, the quality was superb. Plus, custom options abounded. In fact, I discovered that I could design entire pieces from scratch, to my needs and specifications!
I was struck by this unassuming Amish-owned retailer. Also, once again, I considered my quest to find the perfect TV stand. Was I looking for a quick fix? A chain store could help me there. Or was I looking for a piece to take pride in and hold on to for another generation? I think I found my answer!
So, my mom-and-pop shops versus chain retailers quest was a success.