the-painted-ladies-in-mccook-nebraskaOne of the best things about my whirlwind trip around Nebraska was discovering some great new Nebraska shops.  I think my husband should be grateful that we do not live close enough to any of these fabulous stores for me to make weekly trips.  While our house would look fabulous, our checkbook might not.   The Corner Nook in Blue Hill is one of the most peaceful stores I have ever visited.  In fact, this one store almost derailed me being able to make it to all of my stops, as I spent much more time there than I anticipated.  The Painted Ladies in McCook had just moved into a new location when I visited and features all sorts of fabulous shabby chic furniture and décor.  Both of these places are great place to visit on this #SmallBusinessSaturday.

Yesterday was the first day that I did not exactly go retail Black Friday shopping.  (Unless you count multiple trips to grocery stores.)  I did start my quest to #shoplocal and had fun picking out some great new clothes at my friend’s boutique, Elsie Leona.  Scoring new $25 brand name leather boots always makes for a good shopping day.  I am not sure that the boutique is open all day like yesterday, but she will open by appointment and has GREAT clothes for an even better price.  Another fun store that is open in Lincoln today is Modern Vintage – located at 33rd and “A” Street in Lincoln.

Throughout Nebraska today, so many great local places are around that need your support to stay open.  Yesterday on Twitter, I featured several places throughout the Midwest.  Today I have added the Nebraska places to this list.  We will start this round-up post with some recommendations from some of my online friends.

Terryn of “Faith, Family and Beef” has a great place to shop to celebrate ranch life.

Over at “Family Fun in Omaha,” you can view an Omaha Gift Guide that features local businesses, plus enter a chance to win local prizes.


True Blue Goods and Gifts in Omaha has great possibilities according to Kim at Oh My! Omaha.


If you are going to be near North Platte, Fort Cody Trading Post is one of the most fun places to browse.  If you do not believe me, check out this post from my friends over at the Postcard Jar.


One place that I definitely want to explore at some point is also in this area … the North Platte Grain Bin Antique Town.


Through the years, I have also featured many ways that you can shop local.

Author: neodyssey

My name is Gretchen Garrison. I started this blog about Nebraska in 2013. So far, I have written three books about Nebraska and Lincoln.