Located on Plymouth Road a mere spit away from Matthaei Botanical Gardens is another must see place…the Dixboro General Store, on Plymouth Road dating back to 1840. Not the merchandise…just the property. More info at www.Dixboro.com
They reopened under new owners in 2007 and have a treasure trove of cool stuff…custom wood and fabric furniture, decorations, seasonal items, garden ornaments and accoutrements, tchotchkies, candy, kids stuffed animals, collectibles, table settings, you name it…lots of ways to part with your money…
I would call this a mix of shabby chic, country, Amish and a furniture store.
Their special sales are pretty good too…especially at a change in season.
A different pattern black and white rug now rests under my swing deck. I have just the opposite…black swing with a black and white diamond patterned rug. Since the rug is plastic…just hose it off…!
Did you think I wouldn’t find a garden. No way you say…yup…there was a cute pond and waterfall surrounded by boulders, a small patio and some metal wildlife looking pretty real right out back…!
These metal creatures were life size!
The place is just so homey and comfortable I caught a cute family resting on a swing out back!
If you head to Ann Arbor for a rousing football game…or to see the gardens…or maybe the huge wondeful art fair every summer…take a detour to the Dixboro General Store at 5206 Dixboro Road.
If you want a bite to eat almost across the street is Moon Winks Cafe. Yummy fresh soups, salads and sandwiches in a comfy cafe atmosphere. Breakfast anytime, Ashby’s ice cream and other goodies. There is also seating outside. Not what I would call low prices, but homemade and very good.
Check it out at www.moonwinkscafe.com
If you are nearby…check the outskirts of Ann Arbor for…Matthaei Botanical Gardens…Dixboro General Store…Moon Winks Cafe. Downtown is the University of Michigan…and FABULOUS shopping. The Bell Tower Hotel is in a perfect location for restaurants, shopping and the University.