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.
Weekly Feature #19- Hollowware

Weekly Feature #19—Hollowware

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ShareSubtle Silver   This week’s featured items are all Hollowware.  Cool word, eh! Hollowware- Metal ( Silver or Silver-plated) Tableware that is hollow or concave, such as sugar bowls, creamers, coffee pots, teapots, soup tureens, servers, water jugs, platters, butter plates, and other items that are used as serving pieces on the table. (Silverware, or flatware, is not Hollowware)  While a cup… Read more →

Hello spring 2017

Hello Spring 2017

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ShareBidding a Warm Welcome to the Vernal Equinox   Happy Spring everyone. Winter officially ended at 6:29 a.m. EDT this morning. All things being Equal ( I manage to say these words at least once every vernal and autumnal equinox!  😮 ) I was so ready for winter to end. Even though it has been a mild winter here in Florida,… Read more →

Thrifted History Homer Laughlin China Co.

Weekly Feature #16— Homer Laughlin China

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ShareAn American Icon at the Dinner Table & Dining Out Whether you are familiar with the name Homer Laughlin China Co. or not, there is a good possibility that even if you haven’t used their products, your parents most certainly have.  This company has been setting American dining tables since the 1870s, when brothers Homer and Shakespeare Laughlin from East Liverpool,… Read more →

Wednesday Feature #15— Daher Tinware

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Share Daher Decorative Ware Collecting and researching tinware is great fun. Tin items, from storage containers, tea tins, canisters, trays, boxes, bowls, platters to coffee pots, saucepans and lampshades, were a staple for many years. Whether these items were strictly utilitarian, decorative or for advertisement, they found their way into every aspect of life. Though plastic, aluminum and other materials… Read more →

Happy Valentine's Day

O Deer—Happy Valentine’s Day

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Share February 14th I am really having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that we are, tomorrow, half way through the second month of 2017. Very often these days, I have the feeling that I am just barely skimming the surface of Time, dipping in a toe now and then to assure myself that I am still… Read more →

16 pc. cocktail stir sticks assortment. 1960-70s advertising promotion items

Wednesday Feature #14— Vintage Barware

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ShareCocktails, Dahling… Retro Love— Here’s to the Return of the Home Bar (or BarCart) You (or at least I) see it everywhere these days. The return of an elegant and sophisticated, lovingly styled bar cart, cabinet or home bar. After the decade of Wine, many are returning to the satisfaction of a well-turned cocktail in the evenings, the chic and… Read more →