Christmas On My Mind (Already?)

  Kicking Off the Holiday Season I understand that there is a great deal of controversy about how and when its Appropriate to roll out Christmas. In the world of merchandising and sales, it only makes sense to begin marketing efforts and campaigns as early as possible. If you are a small business and very likely…

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Alyssa’s Expecting in November—A Fall Themed Baby Shower

Hedgehogs, Bears, Foxes and Other Woodland Delights It’s been a week and a half since this wonderful Baby Shower for my Granddaughter Alyssa and her partner Howard. It took place on the afternoon of Saturday October 20th. Hosted by Alyssa’s Mom (My Daughter <3) Heather at her lovely home, it was an Autumn delight. And…

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Beautiful Barware—Feature #44

Host The Perfect Cocktail Party Its no secret! O Deer Mercantile curator Gwen ( 😉 ) has a big love for Vintage Barware and the mystique of the Cocktail Parties of years past. My own collection, from the pretty set of Libbey Golden Foliage on top of a vintage cabinet, the Royal Leerdam Stemware in…

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This Is Halloween—Feature #43

Halloween Vintage and Handmade Its been a long time since I did a “weekly” feature. No apologies for having a Lost Summer with countless hours spent keeping vigil first at hospital and then Hospice. And, lets face it, I’ve never been good at making my Weekly Features weekly anyway. I’m a busy person and —Gaia seems…

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Making Cute Halloween Plush Brooches: Part 2

Part 2: Ribbon Embroidery Did you miss Part 1?  Making Cute Halloween Plush Brooches: A Tutorial!   In the last tutorial, I showed how to make little Halloween brooches.  I made a little skull with a floral fabric to show the basic steps.  But that little skull needed something… something that would make it cuter. …

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Making Cute Halloween Plush Brooches: A Tutorial

Part 1: The Basics   Ah, Halloween. ‘Tis the season to be spooky!  Whether you’re decorating your home or making a costume, Halloween is a great time to get crafty.  In this series of tutorials, I’ll be showing you how to make cute plush brooches of the spooky variety (although you could totally use these techniques…

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Fall Into Vintage Sale September 21st to 23rd

The First Vintage Sisters International Sale of Autumn Our Etsy Shop is having a sale this weekend, in conjunction with our Sister Shops in Vintage Sisters International. We’ll be offering 20% Off pretty much the entire shop on Friday, Saturday and Sunday—stop by and see all the vintage home decor, books, jewelry and handmade plushies…

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New Life For A Classic Cabinet

My Sister’s Castoff Becomes a New Favorite Piece of Furniture Earlier this year when I was planning my (annual, it seems) Yard Sale, my Sister who was moving soon, asked if she could bring some of her unwanted stuff. She wasn’t interested in being part of the sale, she just had things she didn’t need…

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O Deer Mercantile Wishes You…

A Happy Labor Day Hope all of you have a great day. Take a break! Enjoy the beach, park or your own back yard with family and friends. That’s what we’ll be doing! But we’re not CLOSED  😀 — Not really. Today is the last day to take asvantage of 20% OFF of almost everything on…

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Preparing For Baby Atlas—Woodland Adventure Baby Shower

Oh Deer! He’ll Be Here Soon… The time is flying by and I am not keeping up, but I had to let you in on the Party we had recently in honor of one of my favorite couples (Granddaughter, and O Deer Woman, Kaylah and her sweet partner Aurthur) who are expecting their first child…

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Sunset on Summer Sale

August 24th through 27th As summer winds down and thoughts of Pumpkin Spice and strewn Autumn Leaves begin to occupy (at least) some of our minds, we still need to take the time to appreciate these last lingering days of Summer. (I live in Florida, so I will most likely be still appreciating the long…

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Lost Summer—Grief Between the Bookends of June and August

What good is seeing eye chocolate What good’s a computerized nose And what good was cancer in April Why no good, no good at all –What’s Good (The Thesis) from the 1992 album Magic and Loss by Lou Reed What Good Was Cancer in June  Why no good, no good at all… I am not…

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Full Moon Madness Sale

O Deer Mercantile 20% Off There has been lots of internet Buzz about the upcoming July Full Moon and the “Blood Moon Eclipse”. Unfortunately, it wont be visible to us in the USA or Canada.  However, for astronomical and astrological buffs, it may be interesting to know that this is the longest total lunar eclipse of the…

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Happy Celebrate Freedom Day!

Independence Day 2018 Wishing everyone a great day— whether yours is celebrated with BBQ or picnic, lazy day by the pool, watching a fireworks display or just chilling on a hot day—be safe and enjoy! Take the time to savor any opportunity to be with friends and family. Remember all your blessings, and never take…

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Oh Deer! It’s a Baby…

 Drum Roll Please— BB Corn is Due to Arrive in October         Hello, hello blog readers! It’s Kaylah, the third member of the O Deer crew. I know I’m not heard from often anymore, but believe it or not, I’m still here— usually just behind the scenes these days. I’ve recently started…

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Summer Sales Event—Etsy’s 13th Birthday

#ODEERASALE That’s right— 20% Off of absolutely everything. Jewelry, vintage, hand made, and even clearance are all on sale during this week long Summer Blowout. Check out Gaia’s sweet handmade plushes and brooches, my jewelry, and some of the coolest vintage goods on Etsy. Stop by to see us… O Deer Mercantile Etsy Shop

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