What’s VSINT

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!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…

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Feature #42—Bowls, Boards and Other Wonderful Wood

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!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. …

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O Deer It’s A Shindig!

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!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…

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Happy B-Day Gaia!

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!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…

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*Mother* Earth Day 2018

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing! 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…

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Memory and Tradition Sustained and Unbound

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!  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…

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Hoppy Easter

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!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…

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Save the World…Buy Vintage

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!(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…

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∴ Removing Obstacles ∴

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!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…

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Feature #41— Clearly Its Vintage Glass

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing! 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…

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Integrating the Idea of Selflessness with Self Love

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!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…

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RETROspective—A Look Back at 2017

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!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…

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Reflecting on the Winter Solstice

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!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…

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O Deer Mercantile 2017 Christmas Home Tour

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!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,…

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Gwen’s 2017 Gift Guide…O Deer!

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Shop Small, Shop Local & Have Fun! Welcome to the Holiday chaos and madness (and hopefully, fun and fulfilling) of 2017. If you’re like me, you wonder how it got here so fast. Didn’t we just put away the decorations? Well, my views on the acceleration of Time are for another post. Today,…

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Happy Thanksgiving From O Deer Mercantile

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Thankful For… Today’s post will be short, and I hope, Sweet! I am Thankful for another year of ups, downs, sickness, health, tragedy and rejoicing. For life is inevitably made up of all of these and more. Last year I wrote a post called Thankful For… and listed all of the reasons. All…

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