Home decor, vintage finds, & gifts for all ages!

Not only does The LastingLite Emporium sell LastingLite Electric Candles, but offers a carefully curated and ever changing blend of vintage, modern farmhouse, and inspirational decor, along with handmade children’s items, women’s apparel and seasonal decor. Whether you need a gift for a friend, a treat for yourself, a date with your special someone, or just a lady’s day away, we hope the The LastingLite Emporium will be your destination. Come in, you’re always welcome here. We’d love to be your “happy place”. We look forward for meeting you!

Come visit us at 113 W. Main Street, Berne, IN 46711

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Our story

The LastingLite Emporium opened its door to the public in 2015, but its journey did not begin on that beautiful fall day, but over 30 years ago. Owners, Neal and Cindy Reusser have been in the gift and home decor industry for over 30 years. They built and sold quality wood accent tables, clocks, shelves, along with other small home decor accents.

In Fall of 1996, Cindy was experimenting with candle making to add them to their already growing line of products. The LastingLite Electric Candle was born from those early experiments and then brought to the January 1997 Market Square Wholesale show in Horsham, PA. Since that initial show, they have sold and exhibited their locally made LastingLites in Valley Forge, PA; Minneapolis, MN; Chicago, IL; Atlanta, GA; Columbus, OH; and Denver, CO.

During this time on the road, they built many friendships with other vendors and exhibitors. Cindy was always keeping her eye out for new and eclectic products and all that information was filed away to be used in case her dream of owning her own store would come to pass. Several years ago, the dream of a brick and mortar building, a store front, surfaced in her heart. They prayerfully searched the market in the surrounding area for the perfect building.

After 2 years of praying and searching, they purchased the historic 1918 Fair Store building in 2014. This building, with its perfect blend of old tin ceilings, brick walls, penny tiles, and creaky maple floors were just waiting for a fresh start and would soon become their new home.

fall- and winter-themed decorations arranged around a wooden plaque reading 'thankful, grateful, blessed'
three glossy white glazed metal boxes and jars on a shelf labeled bread, coffee, and tea
candy canes of various flavors organized into craftily labeled mason jars
naked bee products are lined up on a shelf
a bin overflowing with soft plush animals