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Wishful Thinking


The Heritage Mall, 41 S Van Buren St, Nashville, IN 47448   |  (812) 988-7009

News from Nashville...

On Monday night, March 21, 2022, Wishful Thinking experienced a devastating fire in our shop. The contents and the building have been damaged or destroyed. The neighboring shop was also damaged.

Fortunately, no one was in the shop at the time and no one was hurt.  The nearby fire department, which is made up of volunteers, was at the fire department doing some maintenance. Had they not been there at the time, it would have been another 10 minutes before they would have arrived at the scene. The fire started on our porch; the fire inspector believes it was a discarded cigarette.

We want to keep you posted on our progress:

Things we have done so far:

* We took down all our products from our online store that were either destroyed or have smoke damage.

* All the products you see online are new goodies!  We will not send you anything damaged in the fire!

* That being said, we do have a table with Fire Sale items that were salvageable.  If you have been in our shop that burned, you'll remember that we had 2 rooms. The south room where we had our demo table, was heavily damaged by fire. The north room, where we had our cash register, experienced smoke and some water damage.

* We have located a new home in Nashville!  You can find us in The Heritage Mall, 41 S. Van Buren Street.  This is the front entrance to the mall.  The back entrance is on Old School Way, about a block and a half north of our old shop (and across the street from our original location if you've been a long-time customer).

* We are still hosting our ATC swap!  Click on the tab for ATC to see upcoming themes and samples of past swaps.  And we are so happy to note that our ATC collection at the shop survived the fire!  You'll soon be able to view our 15+ year collection of our little masterpieces once again (they are still at Marlene's house; once we're done our renovations in our new location, we'll bring them back)!

Thank you to everyone for your kind support and much welcomed prayers!

New Stuff at Wishful Thinking...

We are always posting new treasures online! 

We Finally Have Online Shopping!

Yup, I have stepped into the 21st century and have set up an online store for you! I'm quite excited about our new look with our website and having the ability to offer online shopping.

Click on the "Shop" tab on our homepage.  Browse our online shop often as we're constantly adding new products in each of our categories. We obviously can't put everything in our physical store online, so call or email us if you're looking for something specific or if you need a larger quantity of an item listed online. We'd love to hear your feedback as well!
[See: Online Shopping]

Inky Fingers Parties and Classes

All classes and get-togethers are going to be on hold until further notice. We miss you!

Artist Trading Card Swap!

Join us in our next swap! No need to register, simply drop off or send us 6 of your Artist Trading Cards by the 15th of the month and get 5 different cards in return, plus a free gift to thank you for  your participation! Our upcoming themes are: 

  • July: Palm Trees -  If there's a palm tree, it must be warm & sunny and maybe a beach is nearby!
  • August: Party Hats! - This should be fun! Stick a silly party hat on someone or something!
  • September: Potted Plants - Plants in pots or flowers in vases will do!
  • October: Trick or Treat - What kind of Halloween costume will you come up with?
  • November: Autumn Vibes - Fall is our favorite season in Brown County, Indiana!

Our swap is FREE and FUN!  See our ATC page online to find out more information about ATCs, how to participate and to see samples from past swaps:  Artist Trading Cards

Store Hours

We have a new location!  We are now located inside The Heritage Mall, 41 S Van Buren Street, Nashville, IN!  Since we are still in the process of renovations, we are open every day (except Tuesdays) from 10:00am to 5:00pm. 


Visit our FAQ tab to learn about:

  • Frequent Buyer Card
  • Birthday Discount
  • Inky Fingers Craft Night
  • Private Classes & Parties 

Classes are on Hold!

We are sad to say that we have to postpone classes until we settle into our new shop.

Help Other Shoppers!

Love our shop? Tell someone about it! We love to hear what you are thinking. Want to leave a product review? Let us know about that too: send us an e-mail, leave us a note in person, give us a call or leave your reviews on Facebook, Trip AdvisorGoogleYelp, MapQuest, Better Business Bureau, etc.


Come Visit Nashville!

Nashville and Brown County is a great destination, no matter the season. We know you'll enjoy browsing all the unique and quaint stores in Nashville. If you'd like to find ways to entertain the rest of the family while you're shopping or you wonder what's happening this month, visit the Brown County Convention & Visitor's Bureau's website:



Contact Us

  • 41 S Van Buren St / The Heritage Mall
    PO Box 573
    Nashville, IN   47448

  • email:
  • 812-988-7009

Wishful Thinking

Located in the heart of scenic Nashville, Indiana, Wishful Thinking offers high quality scrapbooking and stamping supplies you are not likely to find in chain stores or at other so-called craft stores. We welcome you to shop with us online!  We'd love to see you in person, too, so you can see our entire product selection.  Any questions or need more info on a product? Call us at the shop and we'll be happy to help!