Sunday, October 02, 2011

Welcome to Rossville

The beautiful fall weather made me want to fly the coop again this weekend, so my daughter and I headed for our favorite small town destination--Rossville, Indiana. It's just a 20 minute drive through open fields, rolling hills and lots of farms. For some reason, I experience a true peace in my soul in this town, and hope that someday I might be able to live in this area.

For a small town, this one has everything I need! To start we headed for the Flour Mill Bakery. It's off the main road, but worth the side trip.

By the time we got there in the early afternoon, they were low on the good stuff--donuts, cookies, pies--but we did bring home some bread and pumpkin butter! 

Our next stop is always the farm market.


On to Rossville Quilts, which inspires my creativity.

And of course, no quaint small town would be complete without antique shops, and this one has two! They both have ever-changing, creative displays and the prices can't be beat. First is Back Through Time Antique Mall. 

We couldn't take pictures inside, but this gives you an idea of what's inside. You can see the old buildings reflected in the window!

Across the street and just a little ways down is The Peacock Perch. 

I loved the fall display that was in their front window.

Rossville is my idea of a perfect place. No crowds, no traffic, just friendly people everywhere we go. This little red hen feels right at home.


camp and cottage living said...

Oh thanks for taking me along to Roseville. It is such a quaint town-I can see why you'd like to move there!
So glad you had a fun day-Kimberly

Holly said...

Thanks so much for sharing Rossville with me. I miss Indiana so much. Love these little towns dotted throughout the country side. Enjoy the fall and the turning of the leaves. That's what I miss most.

Hausfrau said...

What a fun day trip--it does look like a delightful small town!

Shirley Hatfield said...

What a delightful way to spend the day! It's been decades since we drove through the midwest. It's beautiful! Did you find any small containers for a pincushion? =D
Have a wonderful morning, Betsy.

Mecky said...

What a nice little town. It sounds like it has everything I need, too. I live in a small town but we are fortunate to still have a grocery store. I would love to have a bakery and an orchard!! (life here is sweet, anyway)

Thank you for stopping by my blog.

Sewn With Grace said...

Oh, looks like my kind of day!! Love it all!

Kris said...

Oh I would have gone nuts to be on that trip with you. You seemed to hit a lot of my favorite places! Bakeries...check! Apple farm...check!! Quilt shop...check, check!!!!! And finally, the antique store....check, check, check!!!!!

Mary said...

What a pretty little place to spend the day...or to live..

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

I love shopping and looking at the surroundings in a small town like the one you visited. Those shops look like great places to spend lots of time and hopefully not too much money. I couldn't help but notice the beautiful mums and the low price on the sign. They would cost more than that around here. Do I sound like a penny pincher? Ha-----

Hope said...

I am always drawn to small towns too! I live right on the edge of one that looks very much like Rossville! Thanks for sharing your trip! :)

KAT said...

looks like a great little town to spend the day wandering around as you did. I would love to see more inside the vintage shops...My sister just moved to a town a little south of Indy and one of my other sisters lives in West Lafayette. so we drive through Indiana a lot.

- KAT -

Debi said...

I agree with all the girls...what a great town to escape to. Just going along for the ride with your post made me feel as if I was back in time. I live in a VERY tiny town and we are lucky to still have our post office, but nothing like Rossville. Let us know when you go again and I will bring tea.


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That is the neatest town! I have never traveled in that part of the country but I think I'll add it to places I would like to visit! Love the antique store...and the BAKERY! I wish we had a good bakery here! ♥

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