Weekly Feature #32—Vintage Glassware

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!  Drink Up… A Toast to Vintage Glasses As I have said before, I love vintage and antique glass. Whether crystal, depression-ware, mid century barware or an old mason jar. It all calls to me like few other objects can. I have listed several new sets of various types and sizes of glassware…

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Going With The (Work) Flow

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Tips and Tools No Woman is an island… and the same is true of the Blogger and Small Business owner. It takes a lot of different tools, From computer to mobile phone to camera equipment; from software to website accounts to apps. And that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Organization is necessary…

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Weekly Feature #31—New Kid on the Shop

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Lace-Winged Pink Bat This week we are Featuring the latest creation to emerge from Gaia’s magic sewing machine. It’s been awhile since she added a new mini plush to the Etsy Shop.  Gaia is always working on something—I know for a fact that she has several projects underway right now. However, I seldom…

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Weekly Feature #30—Have a Holly Jolly July

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Time For The Ubiquitous  “Christmas in July” Sale   Don’t get me wrong. Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year. In fact, if you peek around my workroom/office area, you will see that a little bit of Christmas lives here year around, and if you look behind the curtain on the large closet…

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Weekly Feature #29—Wood You Look At That

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!From Prim To Tiki… Wooden Vintage   Wood, along with such items as animal bones and skins, stone and clay, was one of the earliest materials used by humankind to make things for home and hearth. Carved wooden vessels have been dated back to Neolithic times. The beauty and durability of wood make…

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Weekly Feature #28—The Casserole

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Be It Ever So Humble… The Casserole— A dish used both to cook in the oven and to serve. Also the food cooked in the oven and served in the dish…     Originally, the word casserole described the pan (often of pottery) in which food was cooked. In French, the word casserole…

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Weekly Feature #27—The Pine-Apple of My Eye

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!  Hospitality, Welcome & Wealth Pineapples have long been symbols of Hospitality and Welcome. The first recorded encounter of Europeans with the fruit was written by Christopher Columbus. On that famous second voyage to the New World, his flotilla dropped anchor and landed on the small Carribean Island now called Guadaloupe where they were…

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Weekly Feature #26—Salt and Pepper Shakers

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Homely, Ordinary, Innocuous or Exquisite… Nothing is more commonplace or more universally used than the humble salt and pepper shaker. Nearly every household has several sets and they grace the tables in every cafe, restaurant, inn and fast food joint in the USA. However, the variety of colors, shapes, sizes, styles and manufacturing…

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Weekly Feature #25—Which Came First..

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Glass Chickens on Nest I have to admit that I have not had the most productive week. I don’t know about you, but Monday Holidays always throw me for a loop. It seems like it takes me the whole week to even slightly catch up.  Our Memorial Day was, on the whole, great…

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Weekly Feature #24—All That Glitters (Gold, Gilt, Glitz)

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Birthday 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 Crushing on the Gilt!   When I look around my home and examine my life/lifestyle these days, I am often taken aback by the degree and breadth…

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Weekly Feature #23—Milk Glass

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Birthday 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…

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Vintage Nirvana

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!#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…

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O Deer ~ We’re Turning Two!

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!O 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…

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Weekly Feature #22—Vintage Candle Holders

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Night 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,…

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

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Fill 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…

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Weekly Feature #20— Fondue Me

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Melting 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…

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