Past 'N' Present by Michele in Salem, Indiana

Past ‘N’ Present by Michele in Salem, Indiana Primitive Furniture and Country Decor


Who can resist a bit of shopping when there are locally owned businesses like Past ‘N’ Present by Michelle in Salem, Indiana?

Located just off the downtown square, it’s a tidy and bright home turned Washington County shop!

Past ‘N’ Present by Michelle in Salem, Indiana

Park on the street along the sides of the shop. Walk up the main sidewalk and prepare to enter a shop with an abundance of country decor!

The smell of flavored coffee fills the air. They offer a free cup to sip and savor while roaming the treasure-filled rooms.

It feels so cozy and warm that on a cold day I believe it would be nigh impossible to leave! Good thing there’s a lot here to admire.

Salem, Indiana Shopping

Past 'N' Present by Michele in Salem, Indiana

Past ‘N’ Present by Michele in Salem, Indiana


You know those great wood signs that feature inspirational or humorous phrases? She’s got them! Burlap banners and fabric roses, chunky potpourri that looks oh so elegant, even wooden wall art are all available here.

The little accessories scattered around include candles and candle holders, pillows, wreaths, and other artificial floral arrangements. No, these are not those cheesy plastic flowers that look like they are from the 1980s, either! Again, everything inside of Past ‘N’ Present has that homey country chic style.

I love primitive furniture–and you better believe she’s got some beautiful pieces! Cabinets, hutches, and chairs–each piece is simple, traditional, and timeless.

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Past 'N' Present by Michele in Salem, Indiana Primitive Furniture and Country Decor

Past ‘N’ Present by Michele in Salem, Indiana Exterior


Get that warm fuzzy feeling inside of Past ‘N’ Present by Michelle in Salem, Indiana. If you’ve needed proof that you can find everything you need in a small town, you are looking at it!

Never buy home decor from boring big box. Enjoy small town charm, friendliness, and those great prices right here.

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Past ‘N’ Present by Michelle
211 N Main Street
Salem, IN 47167
812.883.9600

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