This hidden gem is located off the beaten path, and is worth the trip!

The Egg Basket of the Midwest

Mentone, Indiana is a small town that's home to around 938 residents (per the U.S. Census Bureau).  But don't let their small population fool you, Mentone, Indiana is called "the Egg Basket of the Midwest" because they are home to the largest egg in the world, a 3,000 lbs concrete egg commemorating their 140-year history of providing eggs nationwide.  But there's more than just a massive egg in Mentone, there's a bank, two doctors, a hardware store, and a few quaint shops as well.   One of those shops is tucked away in the woods and is truly a hidden gem.

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The Little Shop in the Woods

Tucked away in the middle of the woods is a quaint little antique shop that is full of unique treasures and vintage finds. According to Visit Kosciusko County, The Little Shop in the Woods is a full-line antique shop with furniture, depression glass, vintage dolls, rhinestone jewelry, and much more.

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According to The Little Shop in the Woods' website, this hidden gem is a labor of love, and a passion for preserving the past and memories.

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The store is open for limited hours due to the owner having another job on top of owning an antique store, but if you want to stop in The Little Shop in the Woods' hours are:

Fri: 12 noon - 5PM Sat: 10 AM - 3PM

or by appt: 574-328-0767

CLOSED JANUARY & FEBRUARY EXCEPT BY APPT

Please do not hesitate to call if you are in the area, as my work hours vary and I may well be able to open up for you!

If you are interested in some of the unique finds, or you have something specific you are looking for, the owner will help you hunt down items you're looking for.  The Little Shop in the Woods also has a very active Facebook page where they are always posting new and unique finds they've come across.  I've already been eyeing some of their uranium glass and mid-century finds they've highlighted recently on Facebook! 

Be sure to check out The Little Shop in the Woods on Facebook and on their website, here, and this is definitely one place located off of the beaten path that is worth the visit!

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