About Us

Located on the corner of US 6 and Indiana State Road 19 in the center of Nappanee, Indiana, Vintage Haus is a new and used home furnishing store with something for almost anyone. Carefully hand selected used and new furniture, uniquely handcrafted home décor, camel dairy soaps and lotions, and Dixie Belle paints are just a few of the things you will find in our store. Are you looking for a custom statement piece that makes your room “yours?” Do you have that perfect piece, but it’s not quite the right color (Dixie Belle paints!!!) Do you know what you are looking for but can’t find it OR want a custom piece made for you? Vintage Haus will help!

Our Staff

Matt and Michelle Myers

Matt and I have long dreamed of a business just like Vintage Haus. Matt has been a woodworker for over 30 years. He started out as a child pulling nails and helping his father strip furniture. In high school, he worked for a company that made teak wood parts for boats. And after we were married, Matt spent 25 years building pianos for Walter Piano in Elkhart and helping his father refinish antiques. All of our married life, 33 years, Matt also custom built and refinished furniture for family and friends.

Bobbi Gongwer

Bobbi grew up in Nappanee but spent many years living in Los Angeles, California with her husband and two sons. While in Los Angeles, Bobbi worked as a manager for Restoration Hardware, William-Sonoma, and Bed Bath and Beyond. She has a wealth of knowledge in decorating and retail. Vintage Haus was excited to welcome Bobbi to our team in 2019.

Nanci Thornton

Nanci Thornton is a native of Nappanee and currently resides in Plymouth with her husband. Nanci is retired from a credit union in Indianapolis, Indiana where she worked for many years. When Matt and Michelle Myers took over Vintage Haus in 2018, Nanci had been working for the previous owner for two years. Vintage Haus was happy when Nanci decided to stay on and be part of our team.

Our Story

Matt and Michelle knew they did not want to start a business until their children were grown, so after their children graduated high school, Michelle went back to school to get a degree in Marketing. After receiving that degree in 2011, Michelle got a job until they made the decision to start working on starting our own business. In 2015, they started Branded Wood Products. Their services include painting furniture, refinishing furniture, and custom-building furniture. In May 2017, Michelle responded to a Facebook ad by the previous owner of Vintage Haus. She needed painted furniture for her store. So, they started putting painted furniture in the store and then in early June Michelle started working in the store a couple of days a week. After a year, in June 2018, the owner came to Michelle and asked if she and Matt wanted to purchase the store. After much prayer, they decided to purchase Vintage Haus. And now, they are living our dream!

Testimonials

…Michelle is diligent about knowing the value of the merchandise she sells and will actually refer customers to more profitable venues to ensure customer satisfaction.
Integrity, quality, warmth and charm continue to draw me to the cheerful, welcoming
atmosphere at Vintage Haus. It’s a thrill to visit and find something unexpected to take home! My experience has proven that if you don’t buy it when you find it, chances are good that it won’t be there tomorrow.

Cindy L

I love the selection of furniture and decor Vintage Haus provides. High quality and unique items. So many cute pieces! Michelle and her staff are so friendly and knowledgeable. Keep up the great work!

Tara M.

Came in here one weekend as I was walking around downtown. Saw the camel soaps and bought one just to try it out. Amazing and will be buying more! The camel soaps and products aside, this store has a little something for anyone. There is always something new each time I come in.

Allen M.