Flower Patch and Diamond House Bed and Breakfast shopping

Shopping in central Illinois Amish Country, Gardens, Bed & Breakfast, Arcola, Arthur, Amish

A Different Shopping Experience

Shopping is slow-paced and leisurely. There are no traffic jams; but, sometimes you must wait a moment while a horse and buggy is making a left turn.

First, you should start with Arcola Flower Patch. It houses a fine-art gift shop. It also features herbs and garden plants from mid-April to July.

The area is unique for its Amish influence. The Amish land of Arcola and Arthur have many different shopping experiences.


Arthur holds the Arthur Quilt Show in April, usually the week after the Paducha Show. This is the area for quilts
  • Stitch & Sew, Arthur
  • The Calico Workshop and Oak Furniture, Arthur
  • Country Cheese and More, Arthur
  • Amish Quilt and Craft in the countryside.
  • Mel Rose Quilts


  • The Tanger Outlet Mall in Tuscola, Illinois
  • There are interesting downtown stores in Arcola and Arthur.


Mexican Markets

  • Los Jarritos grocery store, Arcola, IL

Art Galleries (Local Artists)

Good Dining

There are many good dining choices.

Other Unique Experiences

Amish Shops

There are several interesting Amish shops, including Miller's Dry Goods, Stamping Supplies, Beachy's Grocery and Bakery, The Lamp Shop, A.D. Miller's furniture refinishing shop, Swings 'n Things, Mast Harness shop, an assortment of furniture and woodworking shops, two upholstry shops, Planks Preserves, Yoder's Gazebos, The Country Bike Shop, The Variety Store, Health Food Store, and the Country Shoe Shop. Ask us about information about these stores since most do not have phone numbers and all are in the countryside.