Lora Gates

Lora lives in Shipshewana, Indiana with her husband and their three children. She leads the strategic marketing and customer service initiatives for Shipshewana Trading Place. In her spare time, she loves to spend time outdoors with her family, cooking and arts & crafts.

Recent Posts

10 Flea Market Items You Must Have For Your Summer Picnics

Jun 22, 2018

Summer is a great time to make lasting memories with friends and family and there is no better way to do that than by hosting a picnic or barbeque in your own backyard.

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6 Perfect Donut Stops in Shipshewana

Jun 12, 2018

Doughnuts (or donuts) depending on your spelling of choice, have become a popular American breakfast. Good any time too and I actually prefer mine for dessert. You can buy these tasty treats all...

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12 Must Have Flea Market Finds for Your Kitchen

Jun 07, 2018

I am the first to admit that extra clutter in my kitchen is not what I want (I call it selective OCD :), however, there are some things that I just can't live without. I found some of these items...

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7 Places Every Nature Lover Should See when Visiting Shipshewana

May 28, 2018

Shipshewana is full of beauty and should be a must-see stop for any nature lover. There are a lot of places to see that are just perfect for you to catch a great picture to share with all your...

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6 Romantic Things for Couples to do in Shipshewana

May 16, 2018

This famous little Indiana town is well known for its beautiful views and is home to the 3rd largest Amish community in the United States. This combination lends itself to be the perfect place...
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5 Shipshewana Stops Every DIY Lover Must Visit

Apr 30, 2018

If you are like me, you probably spend entirely too much time day-dreaming about all of the possible projects you could create, repurpose or make for your home. As proof, my Pinterest page is full...

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3 Amazing Things You Didn't Know About Pretzels & Where You Can Find Them in Shipshewana

Apr 04, 2018

Pretzels are a mystery as to their original origin. I had always thought they got their start in Germany, and no one may ever really know for sure, but this inspiring story is a great way to think...

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12 Shipshewana Spices & Their Limitless Uses

Mar 07, 2018

Oh my, was the weather nice this past weekend! It truly set in a bad case of “Spring Fever” for my family and me. When I think of spring in Amish Country I can’t help but get excited at the...

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This Amish owned Tea Shop in Shipshewana will surprise your taste buds!

Feb 19, 2018

Red Bud is a local tea, gift shop and café all rolled into one great store. They have nearly 200 flavors of loose leaf teas, hundreds more specialty teas, teapots, chocolates, candy, ice cream,...

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5 Do-Not-Miss Winter Activities in Shipshewana

Jan 24, 2018

Shipshewana has gotten a bit of a misperception that it is only open during the Midwest’s Largest Flea Market season from May – September. And while the Flea Market is a huge claim to fame for...

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