Maybe We’re Hobbits… It’s Our Birthday

And We Want To Give You a Present!  We’re celebrating our Birthday all month, but Today is the Day, and to kick things off we are offering a Coupon Code from now until Sunday May 20th (2018). Use Code checkout for a whopping 25% off of purchase price.  3RDBDAY Got it? Come to our O Deer…

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O Deer It’s A Shindig!

O Deer Mercantile 3rd Birthday Bash Yay!!!! We are turning THREE Years Old this month. May the 15th is the Official Anniversary Date, but we are partying all month long at ODM. A couple of years ago, when I posted about O Deer Mercantile’s 1st Birthday I noted that it was a milestone that I was not sure…

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Happy B-Day Gaia!

Celebrating Another Trip Around The Sun Gaia’s having another Birthday and I didn’t get her a Card, so she gets this instead. She is 24 glorious years young this year. My partner in business, my youngest and therefore always my Baby, she is always around to help me out, to make me laugh and keep…

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*Mother* Earth Day 2018

Don’t Just Set Aside A Day I remember the first Earth Day. Since that was 48 years ago in 1970, I am once again dating  😉  myself on this Blog. I was still in school, but already a budding activist, active in anti-war, feminist and ecological causes. I have went on through the years to…

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Memory and Tradition Sustained and Unbound

  Inspiration for this post came in the form of a Blog Award Nomination from Cecilia Kennedy at Fixin’ Leaks and Leeks DIY Blog. I am a frequent reader of her enjoyable prose, and humbly grateful for her mention of my blog. Thank You, Cecilia. The question she posed along with this nomination got me thinking……

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Hoppy Easter

Easter Bunnies Abound at O Deer I’m just doing an ever-so-quick post today to show off a bit of my Easter Decor. As usual, so busy. It’s been a good first quarter at O Deer Mercantile and that’s keeping me Hopping 😛 . Also, we’ll be hosting Easter dinner and Egg Hunt on Sunday, and lots of…

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Save the World…Buy Vintage

(It’s been a while, but this is another in my series of excerpted and updated Posts from my old, no longer active, blog A Glitch In Time. The original version of this post appeared in June of 2013—almost five years ago. Funny how so much can change and yet so many things remain the same. Unlike some of…

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Feature #42—Easter Arrives Early

Yes…It’s an April Fools Easter While Easter is not as early as it can be this year, it does fall on the First of April. I was curious as to how the date for Easter is decided and finally looked it up— In the year 325 AD (or CE) the Council of Nicaea decided that Easter…

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∴ Removing Obstacles ∴

Finding the Path to a Simpler, More Mindful Life My feature photo for this post is a representation of the elephant headed Hindu Deity Ganesha or Lord Ganesh. I came across it on Creative Market on the shop of photographer and designer, Kaushal Jangid, was fascinated by it and purchased it without any clear idea of…

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Feature #41— Clearly Its Vintage Glass

A Long and Satisfying Love Affair With Vintage Glass I don’t remember a time when I was not enamored of vintage glass in multiple forms. From the sumptuous stained glass that adorns so many churches and cathedrals, bathing their interiors with mysterious and glorious light, to the humblest of old bottles or jars, I have…

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Winter Comfort—Black Eyed Pea Pie

A Savory, Family Favorite Recipe It’s been awhile since I posted a recipe. That’s not for lack of cooking. We eat at home most of the time, and cook from scratch a good deal of it, but I’ve been too busy to photograph much, and to tell the truth, I’m a bit ashamed of the…

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Integrating the Idea of Selflessness with Self Love

It’s a New Year, So… I really don’t know how I arrived at 2018. It certainly wasn’t somewhere I set out to get to. (This is where I was going to make a lame joke about getting here ahead of Time, but I realized that the whole concept was too convoluted and stopped myself.  😉…

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RETROspective—A Look Back at 2017

This Year’s Favorites A few of my favorite things— everything from updating our house to Blogs, Social Media and Etsy Shops! One of my very favorite things at home this year has been the addition of the *Tiki Bar* to our already awesome Florida room. It is still a work in progress so I haven’t…

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Reflecting on the Winter Solstice

Halfway Through the Dark Even living in Florida, I am not a fan of the shortened days preceding and following the Winter Solstice. When I have lived in more northerly climates, it has affected me to such an extent that my depression and despair were very  probably that malady assigned the name SAD (Seasonal Affective…

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An O Deer Mercantile Christmas Card

Merry Christmas Merry Christmas to all! I don’t expect to be back on this Blog again before Christmas. I am behind (as usual :-)) and still have so many things I want to get to before Christmas. I have started some baking, but still have more to do, my Christmas cards aren’t finished and I…

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O Deer Mercantile 2017 Christmas Home Tour

Welcome to Our Home It’s such a busy time of the year for everyone. But I wanted to be sure and give you a peak at the house all decked out for Christmas. At present, only the indoors are decorated, except for a wreath and sign on the front porch. As of tomorrow, we are…

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