Gwen

Author: Gwen

One of the founders, a frequent contributor, and the website administrator for ODeerMercantile.com. Gwen is co-owner of O Deer Mercantile (Find us on Etsy) with daughter Gaia. She curates the vintage goodies for sale at the shop, does some crafting and sewing, as well as most of the photography for the shop and the website.
A Brand New Day

Looking Back—Moving Forward

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ShareA Brand New Day Morning Has Broken by Cat Stevens on the album Teaser and the Firecat released in 1971   Morning has broken, like the first morning Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird Praise for the singing, praise for the morning  Praise for the springing fresh from the word   I recently, and somewhat reluctantly, took down my first Blog—a Blogger Blog called… Read more →

Feature #23 Milk Glass

Weekly Feature #23—Milk Glass

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ShareBirthday Party! We will be celebrating throughout the month. Use code: VINTAGENIRVANA for a 20% discount on all sales over $10 for the entire month of May. Wild About White   I never set out to collect milk glass. Like so many things in a thrifter/picker/junker/shop curator’s life, it sort of snuck up on me. There are pieces of milk glass… Read more →

Vintage Nirvana- In love with vintage and antuques

Vintage Nirvana

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Share#VINTAGENIRVANA   We have been busy, busy at O Deer Mercantile lately! It just seems like I never have time to catch my breath any more. I have been busily photographing lots of the vintage items that seem to be currently occupying every flat surface in my workroom/office. We have listed more than two dozen new items on the shop… Read more →

O Deer Mercantile Second Anniversary

O Deer ~ We’re Turning Two!

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ShareO Deer Mercantile is Celebrating its Second Anniversary in May Yes! We are so excited. This month marks the second anniversary of our Etsy Shop O Deer Mercantile.  We’ll be celebrating all month. Stay tuned for fun additions to the shop and a big sale. Twenty percent off of all purchases over $10 for the entire month using the coupon… Read more →

We Live Inside a Miracle...

Earth Day #47—Listen to Your Mother

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ShareEarth Day…April 22nd 2017   This is what we need to remember on Earth Day, and each day—the very complex, interconnected and interdependent, ecosystem we live in is A Miracle.  It is a miracle of breathtaking beauty, amazing diversity, magnificent complexity and awesome intricacy. It is a Miracle it has survived the abuses heaped upon it by the human race. However,… Read more →

Vintage Candle Holders- Night Lights

Weekly Feature #22—Vintage Candle Holders

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ShareNight Lights… Candle Holders and Candelabrum    Candlelit Nothing is more romantic than candle light. Through the years, these humble wax cylinders have gone from a house-keeping necessity to an indulgent luxury. Candles come in many shapes, forms and even materials, though wax is still most common. They are scented, colored, carved and dipped, among many other things.  The holders for… Read more →

Happy Easter

O Deer —Happy Easter

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Share  No feature this week! I am busy getting ready to host our family Easter Dinner and Egg Hunt this weekend. We just spent the afternoon cleaning the Florida room and pool deck. The weather should be lovely for Easter. I am glad, though we are badly in need of rain. It has been very dry since the latter half… Read more →

Let O Deer Mercantile help fill your Easter Basket with Love

Weekly Feature #21—Hippity Hoppity Easter’s On Its Way

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ShareFill Those Easter Baskets Oh! here comes Peter Cottontail, Hoppin’ down the bunny trail, Hippity hoppity, Happy Easter day! Easter will be here before you know it, and as usual, Gaia has some adorable little hand-made friends who would love to help fill some lucky child’s basket. There are bunnies, a lamb, a chick, a purple kitten, birds, and a bat… Read more →

Six pieces in original box + 3 extra forks. Rounded wood handles with colored plastic rounded end.

Weekly Feature #20— Fondue Me

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ShareMelting Pot This week’s feature comes with some fun history facts. More than likely, the origins of fondue are rather homely. Probably melting cheese to dip bread in was a way for farmers and other humble folk to use up scraps of old cheese and stale bread. Way back in 1699 a book published in Zurich contained a recipe to… Read more →