O Deer Mercantile, formerly O Deer ((http://o-deer.com) has recently been migrated from our old domain, so please excuse any glitches while I (Gwen) sort all of this out. For those who might have browsed our Pattern Site (on this Domain), we regret any inconvenience caused from saved or bookmarked links left over from that site. Get to our O Deer Mercantile with this link or through the menu above.  We are really excited about this move! It  will allow us to consolidate our Brand and hopefully, do some things better than in the past.

Thanks for your patience…

Celebrating the O Deer Lifestyle

Welcome to our Home. Come on in— kick off your shoes and make yourself comfortable. Among the other things you will learn about us if you stay a while, is that we are Southern Girls (in the south, you never really quit being a girl). Even in the generic, homogenized world of the 21st Century, being from the southern region of the United States means that life is a bit slower (it’s the heat and the humidity), very family and community oriented—and that we are infatuated with our Homes, homemaking and decor. Though we may not escape the mad dash that life has become, Southern Hospitality is still a thing, and we are sociable folk.

The women of O Deer Mercantile are an eclectic group, drawn to styles as diverse as Prim, Kawaii and Bohemian— a bit retro, adore vintage and antique but just as comfortable with industrial decor and hi-tech. What binds it all together into a cohesive lifestyle is the Artist’s Eye—a way of looking at our world as an immense canvas to be filled with new experience. We hope you will stay, and check out our posts and articles about gardening, cooking, home-making and other fun or educational activities.


A Re-Purposed Philosophy

At O Deer, we believe art and crafting are a multimedia affair, both in composition and source. Our lifestyles, as well as our materials and handiwork reflect that philosophy. Our work, art and decor merge old and new, thrifted and rescued, in unique combinations. We find joy in utilizing things often overlooked, minimizing waste, making do and rediscovering the forgotten. Thanks for stopping by. We’d love it if you would also hop over to O Deer Mercantile— on Etsy.  Visit the shop and look through the varied inventory of vintage items, dolls, and plushies that showcase our eclectic interests and vocations. We are working hard to make our website, our shop and our social media fun and engaging.  Please visit often.

O Deer Blog Posts

Weekly Feature #19- Hollowware

Weekly Feature #19—Hollowware

Subtle Silver   This week’s featured items are all Hollowware.  Cool word, eh! Hollowware- Metal…

Hello spring 2017

Hello Spring 2017

Bidding a Warm Welcome to the Vernal Equinox   Happy Spring everyone. Winter officially ended…

O Deer Mercantile

It’s All About The Shop

Growing a Business on Etsy For most weeks lately, the only post I have managed…

Light Box- Organizing the Work/Craft Room!

Weekly Feature #18— An Affair With Vintage Glass

Spring Fever I know I haven’t been posting as often as I should. Not only…

Maryleigh Pottery Vase Mark

Weekly Feature #17— The Vintage Vase

A Rose Will Still Smell As Sweet… Whether flowers are displayed in a mason jar,…

Thrifted History Homer Laughlin China Co.

Weekly Feature #16— Homer Laughlin China

An American Icon at the Dinner Table & Dining Out Whether you are familiar with…

Wednesday Feature #15— Daher Tinware

Daher Decorative Ware Collecting and researching tinware is great fun. Tin items, from storage containers,…

Happy Valentine's Day

O Deer—Happy Valentine’s Day

February 14th I am really having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact…

The City That Never Sleeps

The City That Never Sleeps

Holiday Dream-Come-True   Ever since I was a little girl, the idea of New York consumed…