Sunday, August 1, 2010

Hidden Jewels

Today I want to share one of my favorite local haunts with you. I’ve seen a lot of primitive and antique shops over the years, and we are very fortunate to have one of the best I’ve ever visited, right here in my own hometown.

Spring Run Farm is located on the outskirts of town on the Jensen family farm. The setting is just lovely…you’ll find the shop surrounded by beautiful flower gardens, farm fields and mature trees. The shop’s striking mix of perennial plants comes from neighboring business, Gardens on the Prairie, which is right next door. If you’re a gardener, or just enjoy beautiful gardens, you’ll definitely want to stop in. Both businesses are located on West 169th avenue, just north/east of Lowell, Indiana.

Spring Run features a fabulous blend of early antiques (the real deal), one of a kind hand-mades, primitive décor and garden accents. I really love that the shop has something for every budget…from high end antiques and heirloom quality art, to the ever changing bargains in their sale area.  I highly recommend making Spring Run a destination if you’re ever in the area.  You can thank me later.

Although they don’t typically allow photos to be taken inside the shop (to protect the privacy of their artists), proprietresses Elaine and Angie Jensen, graciously allowed me to do so earlier this summer. Of course they both insisted that the shop wasn’t at its best on the day I was there. Personally, I’ve never seen a “bad day” in this shop.

This patriotic vignette greets customers as they come through the door.

 They do an amazing job with display, wouldn’t you agree?

The shop carries an extensive line of textiles, linens, and window coverings.

Always a fabulous selection! Great colors!

A wonderful early cabinet filled with new textiles.
All handwoven in the USA.

A duo of early painted firkins and a new primitive doll.

Another picture perfect vignette featuring a great old chippy farmhouse cupboard.

Candles displayed in a reproduction apothecary.

This miniature antique cabinet might just be my favorite thing in the shop. Just look at those colors!

Here's an early stepback cupboard with solid doors in a wonderful faded yellow paint.

This very primitive table setting features reproduction yellow ware and antique accessories. Love the faux fireplace!

An early child's or hired man's bed filled with reproduction pillows.

Spring Run Farm is open Thursday-Saturday from 10-4 pm, and is closed January-March.
I hope you've enjoyed the tour. Do stop in if you get a chance, and tell them I sent you! Until next time...


  1. Hhhmmmm...and how long were you planning on keeping this shop a secret from me? LOL Seriously, we MUST go there next time I visit you.

  2. Sounds like you had a fun time this weekend....I hope she sells all her goodies.

    I'd like to go back there sometime. I remember its awsomeness.

  3. Hi there!
    I just found your blog after reading your article in Mercantile Gatherings for the fall issue. It was wonderfully written!