We offer vintage decor, local wares & American made products/gifts from other small businesses.
Our story began at a dance in the dorm at Ball State University in the mid 1980’s. It’s there that a guy raised in Michigan & a gal born in Illinois fell in love. We married a year after graduation & settled in Michelle’s hometown of Columbia City. A few years later we were blessed with our son Connor, followed by our daughter, Kennedy to complete our family of four!
Fast forward to 2018! We were true empty nesters with two college graduate children, added our son-in-law to the mix and helped them all move to different parts of the state. We have always shared a mutual interest/respect for all things vintage. We love hearing the history & imagining the stories each item could tell. So in May of 2018, Vintage Blessed was opened in a 1969 Frolic camper, a mobile store frequenting markets, pop-ups & community events.
Thanks to our enthusiastic and supportive customers we quickly realized we needed a permanent structure for year round shopping. It was then that the Tiny Shop was built on our property and occasionally using our barn, we were open for Saturday shopping and hosting special events.
With God’s clear hand in all things, our next growth opportunity came in the Fall of 2021. The original 1949 service station at 127 N Main St became available to purchase. After some renovations, moving, and adding tons of new inventory, Vintage Blessed General Store opened on February 5, 2022.
We’re truly blessed to be a part of such a wonderful and growing downtown community.
In our spare time we love to travel anywhere, go picking great vintage inventory in the South for the store, spend time with our family, watch a good movie, and hang with our fur baby Cash.
This is a fun season in life for us as the people we’ve met as customers, friends & suppliers have enriched our lives beyond measure!
Our Old Shop Has New Beginnings - We Have an Airbnb!
The cutest little space to unwind, unplug & enjoy a quiet evening. Take it easy at this unique and tranquil rural getaway.
This Tiny Rest started its life as our original storefront. It has created so many special memories for ourselves and our friends we wanted to share it with you!
We welcome you to enjoy the Tiny Rest's back deck and firepit or relax on the front porch and watch the sunrise. We have a 1/4 mile wooded walking path, be sure to bring your binoculars so you can catch all of the wildlife in the area. You can also explore over to our barn and look at all of the vintage signs and memorabilia we have collected over the years. We’re about a mile from Eagle Glen Golf Course & 2.5 miles from downtown Columbia City.