Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Indiana Antique Guide: Farmhouse Cafe & Tea Room

On our way to a recent getaway weekend with friends to the French Lick Resort in southern Indiana, we decided to see if we could visit some antique shops in the Indiana Antique Guide. Time is running out and I still have many places to visit in the booklet before the end of the year.

We found The Farmhouse Cafe & Tea RoomThe Flower and Herb Barn, and Old Stuff Antiques in Nineveh. They all are on the same grounds on Bean Blossom Road, just north of Nashville, Indiana. If you don't look closely, you might miss this awesome retreat because it is way out in the country and camouflaged by trees and bushes. You don't want to miss it though, in fact, you must go, because it was one of the best places we've been to in a long time and we cannot stop talking about it.

Dan & me in the Farmhouse Cafe & Tea Room - check out that colorful chandelier!

Of course we had to eat first before we could explore the other places. We are always hungry and cannot pass up good food! The first thing our waitress told us about was the Herb Barn Lemonade. It's made with milk and ginger ale. I know that may sound strange but it tastes like an orange creamsicle. It was served in colorful cups and boy was it delicious!! Dan had their tasty chicken salad and I had a BLT. We were very impressed with the food and drink at the Farmhouse Cafe & Tea Room!

Here are some other pretty things I saw while there.

After devouring our lunch and creamsicle lemonade

we walked out to explore the gardens and to see what kind of antiques were in the barn.

Isn't this a cool butterfly bench!

The gardens were lovely and refreshing. Being there made me wish I was a gardener.

And the the Old Stuff Antiques (what a great name!) barn was filled with great vintage things.

I found this elongated picture frame there and couldn't wait to get home to paint it! It's a good size!

We also stopped in Mitchell and Orleans to check out the antique shops in the guide. In Mitchell, several of the shops were no longer in business but I did find a few things in the Past, Present & Future Antique Mall.

We got to Orleans just after 5 PM and the shop had just closed so I only got to peek inside. Across the street we saw preparations for a wedding in the town square.

I have a lot to share about our time in French Lick. We found things there we had never noticed before! Thank you for reading my blog today!


  1. How fun! Looks like you had a great time. I love all the garden statues, beautiful!

  2. Patty,
    What a great trip. I have heard of this place and I think my hubby and I need to take a trip there. Glad you had such a great time.

  3. What a great place to visit! I would love to find a statue for my bathroom! This gives me some ideas! Enjoy your week! Hugs!

  4. What fun! I could NEVER get my husband to come along on a shopping trip like that. Lucky you!
    xo Kris

  5. Sounds like an enjoyable day, and lunch sounds yummy. I would have to think about milk and ginger ale together. LOL

  6. Patty, loved going along with you to these places. The Herb Barn Lemonade sounds very interesting.

  7. What a lovely spot to visit.

    You are having too much fun exploring your own area!

  8. A beautiful place, thanks for the pictures

  9. I love reading about the many place you visit. French Lick looks like a great place!

  10. Oh, what a fun day! I truly enjoyed the ride! I have two sisters that live in Mt. Vernon, Indiana and one of them has mentioned that French Lick is a neat place. I definitely want to check that place out the next time we're up that way!

    Thank you for sharing and I look forward to your future posts.

  11. Hello from Spain: great trip. Nice pictures. I really like the decor. Keep in touch

  12. Hello Patty
    The Farmhouse Cafe is GORGEOUS!
    I would love to have met up with you there and wandered along that beautiful garden path!
    The butterfly bench is lovely and home to a sweet little fairie.... I wish I could find one here - the colour is perfect for my garden too!

    i saw your lovely gifts on Carols blog - I'm wondering what a Silhouette is??? I've got a Cuttlebug, is it something like that??

    Enjoy your weekend dear Patty.

  13. The Farmhouse Café and Tea Room is SUCH a cozy setting! I would love to have a kitchen with a sitting room in just that style! And that chandelier is amazing...what a conversation piece that would be!


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