Monday, March 12, 2018


... and time march's on!

April will be here before we know!

 And that means JUNKSTOCK!
April 6-7-8 Waterloo NE

And that means SWEET SPRING PICKINS' !
April 19-20-21
The Whistle Stop 

And that means LET'S MAKE A DEAL! 
 April 28
The Whistle Stop and the Shoppes of
Olde Towne Elkhorn Ladies Day Out

Sunday, January 28, 2018

... 2018 plans


We hope the New Year is treating you well!

the why... the when... and the how. 

As I evaluated this past year and soul searched what 
I wanted 2018 to look like for The Whistle Stop I came 
up with a list of the things I love to do and things 
I “not so much” love to do! Truth be told after 24 years 
I’m a little burnt out… and it shows!  

What I know is… I’m a planner (and also a procrastinator!) 
I like to hunt for vintage goods and find the one 
special piece that sparks a theme to create creative 
displays for the shop! Curating a shop full of 
wonderful vintage & handmade goods with a 
sprinkle of market wares mixed in so that our 
customers will find inspiration when they visit 
is the end goal! And hopefully find something 
they can’t leave with out! So, I guess the real end
goal is that we get customers in the door and 
that they leave a few of their hard earned pennies 
behind (on something they absolutley love!)  so that we 
can remain in business!

Times have changed… where we used to be one 
of handful of vintage, handmade shops in the 
area one can now find a pop up vintage market 
just about any weekend, in any near by town.
I used to say… “send a postcard and they will come!” 
And come you did! — and lined up down the block! 
Online sales and discount home decor stores make it 
hard for ma and pa shops to compete. Many (not all!) of our 
long time (note, I didn’t say old!) loyal customers are at 
stages of their lives where they are down sizing 
and not collecting more things! 
Shoppers now have so many choices where to 
spend their time and their pennies!  
Bottom line— it’s getting tough to own a 
brick and mortar. So, what’s an older, burnt out 
ma and pa to do? 

Carry on!… some way, some how! 
(my new motto... and a post for another day!)
Because it’s our 25th year and it’s 
no time to quit!
We just need to change it up, put the fun back in!

In order to slow down the pace, have more 
time to hunt, rescue and make 
we have chosen to go back 
to events only! 
Our 2018 calendar is now on paper!

We want you to know we appreciate each and 
everyone of you who continue to love the 
“SToP” and support this little dream of ours 
called— The Whistle Stop. 

the first half of the year


Sunday, January 21, 2018

plans in the works...

Coming soon... details of what
2018 will look like for 
The Whistle Stop!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

... winter's nap!

Hello Whistle Stop Friends!

Just an FYI...
The "SToP" is taking a little winter's nap!

Our plan is to be open at the latest
by February 10th for 
Olde Towne Elkhorn's 
Ladies Day Out!

We will keep you posted!
2018 plans coming soon!!!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

... the nap is getting close!

Last days to shop the "SToP" 
before our winter's nap!

There will be savings through out the shop!!!

Merry Christmas to all!

Friday, December 15, 2017

A quick note...

... gotta run but, wanted you to know!

The "SToP" will be open this  
Friday & Saturday 10-4!
Also find us at Winter Wonderland
@Sycamore Farms Waterloo NE
228th & Dodge

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Need something fun to do this weekend?

Check out these two events!!

Check out our "next up" page for details!


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Tomorrow's the Day! 

Visit us @ Christmas in the Country
and at 
The Whistle Stop in Elkhorn!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017

Besides the Shopkeeper & Friends Market...

what's your favorite thing about 
(Pease comment and tell us! We'd love to know!)

We hope you can come visit 
The Whistle Stop and 
all our friends at the
Shopkeeper & Friends 
Outdoor Market tomorrow!

Saturday, September 9th 10-4

Sunday, July 30, 2017


Wow, I didn't realize it's been so long since I posted! Crazy how time flies! More than half 
the year is over and it's time to start 
thinking about Fall & Christmas! 
Crazy isn't it!... but, that's the 
life of a Shopkeeper! 

Next up is our August Ladies Day Out! 
We are partnering with the Open Door Mission
for back to school backpack drive. 
Bring an item to donate & you'll receive 
a crayon coupon for the participating 
shops in Olde Towne Elkhorn!
Each shop will be giving a variety of discounts 
on a variety products the day of the event! 

Next is our Shopkeeper's & Friends
Antique & Artisan Outdoor Market
Saturday, September 9th 10-4
It will be all about Fall... a favorite right? 

This is just the beginning! 
In October it's Junkstock!
November is Olde Towne Elkhorn's Holiday Open House,
Christmas in the Country in Elk City,
Small Business Saturday and A Very Vintage Christmas! 
Twinkle Night date will be announced soon!

Well, thinking about this has made me tired!
Time for some zzzzzzzzz's!

Event info will be updated here & on fb!
Join our email list to be kept in the loop!

Enjoy the rest of your summer & we hope to see ya soon!!!

L :)