The WeatherVane Gift Shop

Jane Tremaine has owned and operated the WeatherVane 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 shop also features collectibles from:

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

WeatherVane 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 WeatherVane 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 WeatherVane
W390N8233 Pennsylvania St.
Oconomowoc, WI 53066

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

May 9th — October 8th
10-4  •  Wednesday — Saturday
closed Sunday — Tuesday

October 9th — November 30th
10-4  •  Tuesday — Sunday
closed Monday

December 1rst —  January 6th
10-4  •  Seven-Days-A-Week

Winter Hours
10-4  •  Saturday Only, By Chance or Call Ahead

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.