Shopping local is important now more than ever! With all that everyone has been through over this past year, local businesses have struggled. If you are able to this holiday season, we highly recommend supporting our local economy by shopping at these local establishments. No matter what you are celebrating this season, you will find the perfect treats and gifts at these local Limestone Country shops. These local businesses have helped build a strong community in Lawrence County and offer quality products, each with their own unique flair.
Shop the Square
Organized by Bedford Revitalization Inc. Anyone that visits a participating shop will be entered into a running to win a special gift basket. If someone purchases an item at a shop, they will get an extra entry in the drawing. Runs through December 19.
Whether you have an upcoming wedding, birthday party or an anniversary, this local florist will create the most beautiful arrangement for your occasion. Baileys Flowers covers all the bases with balloons, candles, gift items and more. This family owned and operated business is a local favorite in Lawrence County!
This locally owned, small business offers women’s clothing, jewelry and accessories. With a passion for fashion, the owner will gladly help her customers put together the perfect outfit for any occasion!
As you can imagine, this local business offers everything leather! Inside the shop, you will find leather clothing, wallets, holsters, purses, belts and more. They also offer services such as belt and shoe repair.
This locally owned, small business is quite unique. The storefront is a boutique that features cute clothing, fitness gear, accessories and handmade items. In the back is a wide-open exercise studio where the “Fit Chix” hold a variety of barre, dance, yoga and cardio classes.
Located just off the downtown Bedford square, this bookstore is a quaint place for readers to enjoy the perfect book. Inklings Bookstore offers different types of teas, soft drinks and smoothies to sip on while relaxing with a good book. Check out their Facebook page for special events!
Lemon Seed Boutique is a locally owned shop that is filled with chic, casual clothing and fun knick-knacks. Check out their Facebook page and join in on their live sales!
The locally owned, Peddler’s Corner, sits just off the square in Downtown Bedford. Inside you will find antiques, furniture, home decor and boutique items.
This small-town shop is full of farmhouse and seasonal decor, vintage items, jewelry, clothing and more.
Sunflower Boutique and Farmhouse Décor is a local resale consignment shop that offers clothing, purses and shoes and features new farmhouse decor.
This is the store that celebrates Christmas every month of the year! With over 13,000 feet of floor space dedicated to highlighting all things Christmas, you are bound to find everything you need to get into the season spirit! The shop offers a huge variety of high-quality Christmas products, including stocking stuffers, gifts, decorations and trees!
This local boutique is filled with cute boutique clothing, jewelry, farmhouse decor and more!
The following shops are locally owned small businesses located on Main Street in Mitchell, Indiana. Visit these shops to shop for yourself or someone you love. You can also purchase gift cards, which can make a great gift for the holiday season as well!
Are you starting a big project? Do you need to find the perfect birthday gift? You will be able to find what you need here, whether you are repainting your living room, or your mom wants a new floor mat to put in the kitchen. Ace-Ben Franklin has everything, such as, paint, hardware, plumbing and electrical, lawn and garden, work clothes, seasonal items, household needs, custom picture framing, crafts, fabric, holiday cards and candles.
Over at Blooming Pails, order fresh bouquets, corsages, wed1500ding flowers, silk arrangements and more. The gift shop features plush toys, candies, home decor, cards and other fun goodies!
Equipped with garden tools, tubing, paint, sockets, lightbulbs and more, Holmes Hardware has what you need to get things done.
In the mid-1800’s Mitchell was established as railroad town lying right along the Monon Railroad, a railway that went from New Albany up to Chicago. The Railroad Cafe pays homage to Indiana’s rich transportation heritage, serving up home-style food just like grandma made it. Try favorites like the Covered Hopper (biscuits and gravy), and the Hoosier classic, tenderloin sandwich with chips, fries or onion rings. When you’re finished, walk off your meal by heading next door to check out Fun Finds antique store.
We invite you to visit Lawrence County’s newest addition to the culinary landscape! The Kitchen opened in 2019 and they take pride in offering fresh food that is cooked in their kitchen just for you! The Kitchen at 5th and Main uses very few processed foods and does not use deep fryers for any of their dishes. Their specialty is elevated comfort food, and the menu varies seasonally, bringing only the freshest foods to your plate.
This local bakery serves up tea, coffee, lattes and cappuccinos to go along with their delicious baked goods. We recommend trying the scones, kolaches, strawberry cupcakes or even one of each (we don’t judge)!
These are just some of our local shops here in Limestone Country. To learn more about shopping in Lawrence County, click here.
Due to COVID-19, visitors are required to practice safe social distancing protocol when in public. Masks will be necessary to enter inside establishments and are to be worn in situations when social distancing is not possible. These safety measures should allow everyone to have fun, all while staying safe.