The Weather Vane Gift Shop

Jane Tremaine has owned and operated the Weather Vane gift shop for 40 years. The midwestern store is attached to her hill-top home in rural Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. It might be little, but it is brimming with unique products and has become a quintessential headquarters for all things handcrafted from Germany and other parts of the world. Known for its extensive selection of German items, the gift shop also features collectibles from:

  • Brazil
  • Peru
  • Ecuador
  • France
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Sweden
  • Denmark
  • Kenya
  • Costa Rica
  • Thailand
  • Nova Scotia
  • Estonia
  • New Brunswick
  • Norway
  • Italy

Weather Vane offerings have customers coming back year after year because of Jane’s great eye for curios. She and her husband travel the globe building relationships with artisans and workshop owners in order to fill store shelves with hard-to-find gifts. Jane is an expert at locating and stocking elusive collectibles. In fact, she has sold limited edition Wendt & Kuhn figurines to German buyers who couldn’t find them in Germany!

The Weather Vane gift shop is open year round and a gem of a place. Not from the area? No problem. You can find all of the German items online. Looking for something specific, but don’t see it on the website? Contact Jane, she would be happy to help you. After all, she is like the Indiana Jones of handmade collectibles and can’t resist a good hunt!

The Weather Vane
W390N8233 Pennsylvania St.
Oconomowoc, WI 53066

Gift Shop Hours
Shop hours change with the season.
Check below for store hours based on the time of year.

March 18th – April 29th
10-4  •  Saturday Only, By Chance or Call Ahead

May 4th – October 10th
10-4  •  Thursday – Saturday

October 11th – November 26th
10-4  •  Wednesday – Sunday

November 26th – January 7th
10-4  •  7 Days a Week

From the south take Hwy 67 north of Oconomowoc, WI and follow our signs.
From the north go west on Hwy CW to Pennsylvania St. then south to our store.