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A Word from Our Company President

Thank you for visiting our stores this past year.  We look forward to having you join us during the Christmas season.  Christmas is a special time for my family.  My wife Joanna and our children Joshua, Heather, Mariah, and Jaimeson find that traditions have a lot of value in our home.  Each year on Thanksgiving we put the Creche in our bay window.  Every day we add either a person or an animal and read the story about the important role that they played in the birth of our Savior.  Throughout the Christmas season our children "re-enact" the story over and over again.  Seeing Christmas through the eyes of our children is a blessing and a memory I will always treasure. Take the time to create traditions and  memories this year.  God bless you and your family!    Levi E King


Pajama Sale                 Saturday February 2, 2001

It's just around the corner...our annual pajama sale is on February 1, 2001.  If you've never been to this event, it's unlike anything you've ever seen before.  The doors open at 6:00am and the savings begin!  Each store has it's own discounts and perks but the rule of wearing pajama's to this sale is a requirement.  Anyone may shop during these hours but only those wearing pj's will get the discount.  That means no sweats, etc unless you want to pay full price.  See you at the PJ sale where everything in our stores is on sale.  (Pajama's are available for sale at Sarah Davis Ltd just in case you forget yours.)  This is the only storewide sale of the year for our shops.  A great time to stock up on gifts for giving.


Calendar of Events   Fall / Winter

Meadows Inn Bed & Breakfast

Our Bed & Breakfast makes a complete getaway to Shipshewana.  Lynette and Tim know how to "roll out the red carpet" .  Sometimes it's just time to pamper yourself a little too.  Taking care of our parents, children and grandchildren can be a little overwhelming at times. Our home is your home.  Getaway for the weekend and refresh yourself.  King size beds are available as well as a whirlpool tub, and a delicious breakfast.  We also have several rooms with two queen size beds in each room.  Perfect for the ladies night out.  New for this fall are scrapbooking weekends. 

A Country Welcome, a scrapbooking store is located in the Meadows Inn Barn.  Call now to reserve a weekend with your friends & catch up on  your scrapbooking.  Reservations can be made toll free at 888.868.3913 or 219.825.3913

Contact  Linda or Mary of A Country Welcome at 219.825.8994

Look Who's Coming to Sarah Davis Ltd

We are so excited to bring representatives from some of our favorite lines into the store.  Every weekend in November we will be focusing on our customers and the "favorite things" so many of you enjoy. Whether it's Crabtree & Evelyn and their famous Nantucket Briar, the new Mandarin Coriander from The Thymes, or the ever popular AHAVA body care line with healing salts from the Dead Sea; you'll enjoy learning about the benefits and advantages of these wonderful products.  Free samples for you to take home and try as well as lavish gift baskets to sign up for in our Holiday drawings.  Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity to visit with our knowledgeable staff and see what's good for your skin. Our bath and home collection is fully stocked and ready for your browsing!

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San Francisco Music Boxes

Village Trading Post has become a hot spot in Shipshewana lately.  We've always been known for our Heritage Lace Gallery, and we have just what you need in lace to warm up the look of your home for the Holidays.  We are also the area's exclusive dealer of San Francisco Music Boxes.  If you haven't experienced the soft melodies of our music's about time you stepped into the store again!  Our current themed music boxes include Gone with the Wind, Wizard of Oz, National Geographic Wildlife Series; limited editions, and Norman Rockwell. 

Holiday Specials on Music Boxes November 1 through December 24.  Buy one music box and get the second of equal or lesser value at half price!  Shop early as our best selection is now available.

Class Enrichment Programs at JoJo's Pretzels

JoJo's Pretzels has long been a favorite for all of our guests coming to Shipshewana.  The one thing that always amazes me is the seriousness of our "Pretzel Connoisseurs".  Some like 'em garlicky, some desire the whole wheat with JoJo's Sweet Mustard, or maybe it's just gotta be an original pretzel with our own cheddar cheese sauce and our Vanilla Coke...whatever your favorite combination is, you can be sure we are ready to serve it up just for you. JoJo's now offers one-hour tours to school groups.  During this hour you will learn how pretzels were first made in Italy to help children remember to say their prayers.  Each of the children then gets to make and eat their very own pretzels.  This is a fun trip for all.  Call for details.  219.768.7759

Our Summer Trip

We are not all about work!  King Corporation consists of four retail stores and a Bed & Breakfast.  Occasionally we do things for fun and give rewards for meeting our sales goals.  This summer we had sales competition between all stores.  The store employee's that showed the greatest increase in sales would win a first class night out to a "swanky" restaurant.  Well, needless to say, our employees took the challenge with great gusto!  We saw unexpected results in all four stores!!!  Our winner was Kitchen Cupboard, our gourmet food store.  Our manager Erma did a great job motivating her employees; be sure and congratulate her on your next trip to the Kitchen Cupboard.  Because of the great job on behalf of all our employees and their hard work, we hired limousines and ventured out for a great evening.  After a great meal and awarding engraved clocks to the Kitchen Cupboard employees, we headed back to Shipshewana and then home.  What a great night out and so much fun getting dressed to the 9's with our employees...We are blessed to have such a great sales staff.  The  month of October has all of us walking for fun.  Rewards are given to the person who walks the farthest, anyone who walks more than Joanna is, and anyone that walks 75 miles the month of October.  We are getting fit and having a good time doing it too!  Ask our employees if they are "sticking to the program".

Heritage Lace Gallery Store

Once you step inside the Village Trading Post you will feel the warmth that comes with the feeling of being at home.  Beautifully decorated and professionally designed displays of lace curtains, prints, and wall decor are always changing. Visit with Janice, Karen or Pauline and see the simplicity and elegance of lace.  Bring your measurements and let us design your window treatments.  New for 2001 Fall is the Antique and Sage colored curtains.  Soft and elegant is what you will find here at the Village Trading Post.  Come experience it for yourself.  Check out curtains online at 

A Note from the Queen

I'm accepting my royal title after many years of hearing "If you're married to the King; you must be the Queen."  So for each issue of this newsletter, for this brief moment,...the Queen speaks!  I have found my signature-Christmas-gift for all of my Martha Stewart wannabe friends.  I see A LOT of new ideas at the gift shows, but this one takes the cake, or should I say cookie.  What am I talking about?  Kitchen Cupboard's newest cookbooks, Gifts in a Jar.  There are four titles including Cookies, Brownies & Bars, Bread & Muffins, and Soups.  This is the best of the best Christmas Idea for 2001.  Come in and check them out.  We will be having "Make & Take"  demonstrations on November 10, 17, & 24.  Stop in today and pick up one of these exceptional cookbooks.  Each cookbook is $9.95.  I look forward to seeing each of you throughout the Holiday Season. Thank you for your patronage this past year & May God Bless You All!  Joanna