Please be assured that, in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we will continue to follow current guidelines and adapt to new routines to safeguard the health of our customers & staff. This includes adhering to our county's order of face coverings being mandatory in businesses and enclosed public spaces where social distancing of at least 6 feet cannot be maintained. Thank you for your cooperation.
 We're delighted to announce that our Michel Design Works collection now features 18...count them!...18 different, lusciously-scented foaming soaps!
Michel Design Works' foaming hand soaps contain shea butter and aloe vera for gentle cleaning and moisturizing. The beautifully designed dispenser is generously sized, proving that great value can be achieved without sacrificing quality.
 These exquisite, natural mango, wood nesting bowls from Mud Pie feature hand-carved, intricate detailing with a stunning, white wash finish.
(Each sold separately.)
Complete the ensemble with Mud Pie's coordinating cutting board. Attractively designed, these kitchen essentials will serve as gorgeous display pieces as well!
Check out our fabulous selection of Mud Pie products where you're certain to find something wonderful that appeals to you!
If you're a lover of felines or know someone who is, then you're going to want to hurry in to give these adorable critters their furever home!
Don't let these kitties go homeless when you know of a warm, loving refuge where they can spend their days spreading happiness!
Since so many of you have caring hearts, we know these felines won't be available long, so if you want one of these cute cats to call your house their home, you'd better hurry in before they're all gone!
Tell time in style with a statement maker from The Village Shoppes!
Having the perfect clock in the right space can mean the difference between a design masterpiece and a massive misstep. Let the professionals at The Village Shoppes help you find the timepiece that will perfectly reflect the style you want to achieve.
The Village Shoppes have an outstanding selection of unique wall and table clocks to choose from when looking for a ticker to beautifully accentuate your home.
Create delicious dips at home with our new line of dip & spread mixes from
Country Home Creations!
Country Home Creations is a
Michigan-based company, so when you purchase their delectable mixes from us, you'll not only be supporting our locally-owned business, you'll also be supporting their USA-owned business, as well!
When you're looking for easy-to-prepare, gourmet mixes, look no further than our delicious selection of products from Country Home Creations!
These whitewashed flowers have the rustic look of being carved from wood yet they are made from durable resin.
Sold separately, these whimsical flowers will make an impressive display in your home and will herald the arrival of spring!
Check out our "Wall of Savings" where all the featured wall art is discounted 50 - 75%!
You'll find the fantastic "Wall of Savings" at
The Collection!
Click on the image below to read what Deanna Pietrzak, our Department 56 Collection Specialist, has to share about new releases, recent retirements, and exciting revelations within our expansive selection of Department 56 products!
Hide-n-Seek with Bella!
If you're the first person to come into The Village Shoppes and correctly identify where the image below is hidden in this e-mail...
 you'll be the winner of a $25 gift certificate!
*No need to print this newsletter. We'll have one ready and waiting for you! Sorry, if you've been a contest winner within the last six months, you nor anyone in your household are eligible to participate in this month's contest.

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Good Luck, Have Fun, 
and Keep it Clean!
Violet M. Sutton
August 6, 1926 ~ January 29, 2021
Violet M. Sutton, 94, of New Carlisle, passed away on Friday, January 29 after a gratifying and fulfilling life. She was born on August 6, 1926, in Aurora, Illinois, to Robert & Crystal Lawson, who preceded her in death. Shortly after her birth, Violet's parents moved their family to South Bend, Indiana, where she happily grew up with her younger sister, Harriett (deceased, 2005). In 1944, Violet graduated from James Whitcomb Riley High School. Not long after graduating, she met her future husband, William E. Sutton, on a blind date. That blind date was also a double date and Violet and William weren't paired up together! However, after they met on that "first date", they only had eyes for each other and, on November 2, 1946, they were wed. They were married for 67 loving years before William's passing on February 6, 2014. Violet and William had two devoted children together, William R. Sutton of New Carlisle, who survives, and Rebecca A. Sutton, who passed away on February 16, 2008. For 13 years, the Sutton family owned and operated Smokey's Drive-In in Buchanan, Michigan. After selling Smokey's, Violet, her husband, and their son started a new joint venture together and, in 1975, opened what is known today as The Village Shoppes, Inc. Violet worked at that business for 41 years, during which time her son took over as sole proprietor and president (and their treasured pet, Bella, was appointed chairman of the board.) Contributions in honor of Violet's memory can be made to the New Carlisle Community Food Pantry, P.O. Box 135, New Carlisle, IN 46552, or to a charity of the donor's choice. A gathering to celebrate Violet's life will be planned for a time when the current social restrictions due to the pandemic have been relaxed.
129 E. Michigan Street
New Carlisle, Indiana 46552
574.654.8352 ~or~ 800.697.4711

Holiday Store Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 9:00 - 5:00
Sunday: Closed
William R. Sutton, President & Proprietor,
The Village Shoppes, Inc., holding Bella,
Chairman of the Board.