At the end of a rainbow, you’ll find a pot of gold.
I experienced the truth of that saying the day I visited Barb Friesner, owner of Rainbow’s End, just around the corner but still part of Shipshewana’s Courtyard of Arts.
Barb’s little shop is full of little gems. Unusual items. Collectibles. I saw shoes and boots, which Barb tells me sell pretty well. I saw lamps, small furniture, books, antique tins, and jewelry.
I saw a “pot of gold” sitting right outside the door.
And Barb is truly golden.
Barb has a history with Shipshewana, a deep love and long history. When I walked into her store, she was looking at old photos of Shipshewana, trying to identify those in the photos.
To hear some of her thoughts on the photographs, click here.
“Shipshewana, it’s my home, but I also enjoy meeting the people,” Barb explains. “I’ve met people from all over the world. Last week I had people from Australia come in…. And I’ve been coming here since I was a year old visiting with Uncle John.
“It’s neat to be part of the town,” Barb concludes after sharing her memories.
I say to Barb: Shipshewana is lucky to have such a treasure in you.
Rainbow’s End is located just off the square on Courtyard of Arts, at
135 Morton Street, Shipshewana
Phone: (260) 768-7797.
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