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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What’s VSINT

Vintage Sisters International I am not by nature much of a joiner, but we all know how important Social Engagement is to the small online business, and I was intrigued somewhat by some of the groups I saw on Instagram. So when I was approached a while back by someone starting up a new group…

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A Cleaner Earth

World Environment Day 2018 A Cleaner Earth… that’s what we all want. Right? Yet, scenes like the one above —a natural landscape marred by human waste—are everywhere. Not only do our cups runneth over in this age of material gratification, but so do our rubbish bins, dumpsters and landfills. Living the Dream comes at a high…

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Feature #42—Bowls, Boards and Other Wonderful Wood

Vintage Wood Ware Oh Yeah… I’ve quit calling this a *Weekly Feature* and just call it a Feature ( 😳  I’m so ashamed). However, I can only stretch myself and my time so far. I accept that for the most part these days, and proceed on the assumption that whatever I do is Enough.  I’ve mentioned…

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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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