Interior Objects---Look at that beautiful tree!
Happening now!  It's November!  Do you know what that means?  Holiday shopping, antiquing and decorating for the holidays! This week marks the official "holiday shopping" season for my family.  Every year, my mother, mother-in-law, a good friend, and I spend a weekend in November out and about shopping at all the local antique stores, boutiques and holiday bazaars.  We start in Battle Ground and work our way over to Lafayette, enjoying all the holiday decorations and unique gift ideas.  The best part is many of the local shops not only are decorated for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but have food tastings and hot cider. [caption id="attachment_2450" align="alignleft" ] Main Street Mercantile[/caption] Did you know Lafayette has 70 unique, locally owned shops which include over 15 antique stores?  One of our favorite parts of our "ladies day out" is antiquing.  As soon as we enter an antique store the smell of lemon pledge greets our senses as we admire items created years ago.  The key to antiquing is to browse and think creatively.  Some people may scoff and think of antiques as old and used, but if shoppers can use their sense of imagination, they can take an ancient piece like a dresser and refurbish it until it becomes something modern and stylish.  I personally love to mix old and new in my home.  I call it "eclectic mod", because I like to think of my decorating as eccentric with a touch of modern flair. There is also a host of holiday bazaars taking place the months of November and December.  Check out the local newspaper, Journal and Courier, for up to date information on local bazaars.
Whether you are looking for delicious dining, interesting attractions and shops, enticing events or home away from home lodging—a getaway to Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana, is sure to satisfy.  For more information about the wonderful shopping in the area, visit our website at