Category: Holidays

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 →

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 →

Happy New Year- O Deer Mercanti;le

O Deer ~ A New Year

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Share–2017–   Happy New Year From O Deer Mercantile The O Deer Mercantile team, Gwen, Gaia and Kaylah, wish you the happiest, healthiest and most prosperous New Year! It has been a crazy year for us, and we didn’t always meet the goals and get to the projects we intended, but we tried. We gave it all we had! Perhaps… Read more →

O Deer Mercantile- Gaia's Christmas Deer

O Deer… It’s Christmas

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ShareHave Yourself a Merry Little Christmas From our house to yours— holiday blessings and our best, brightest wishes for this day and all days! We hope that the joy and magic of Christmas fill every heart. Celebrate the Season, and be sure to remember those who aren’t so fortunate. Spread the love, and keep spreading it for the rest of this… Read more →

O Deer Mercantile - Christmas Vignette on Pie Safe

A Taste of Christmas Tradition

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ShareBaking Giant Snickerdoodles Every family has their traditions, the little events and rituals that truly define the Holiday Season for them. Like many others, we have Christmas customs that we repeat nearly every year. While some things change with time and circumstance, others stay blessedly the same, lending us a continuity that may just follow from one generation to the… Read more →

O Deer Mercantile- Vintage Christmas Ornaments

Small Business Saturday

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ShareAfter the Turkey Sale 2016 Thanksgiving is over and now we’re eating turkey leftovers (and pumpkin pie 😃), but the  #blackfridaysmallbusinesssaturdaycybermondaysale continues on through Monday. Be sure and stop by O Deer Mercantile and check out our vintage goodies and Gaia’s awesome hand-made plushies and dolls. We have some amazing mid-century items, craft books featuring lovely vintage Christmas projects, tins… Read more →

O Deer Mercantile - Gaia Pumpkin art in autunm vignette

Thankful For…

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Share Counting Our Blessings in 2016   As we look forward to a traditional (for us) family Thanksgiving this Thursday, and the upcoming Holiday Season, I will allow myself to slow down for a few moments to reflect, to take stock of all we are blessed with as the end of this tumultuous year nears. I have much to be thankful… Read more →

O Deer Mercantile- Happy Halloween 2016

Happy Halloween From O Deer

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Share  Hi there… Here’s hoping your Hallow e’en is a Treat! We are ready to later this evening host our first Trick-or-Treaters in ten years or so. We lived in North Carolina for years before moving back to Florida— for a while clinging to a steep mountainside, and then in a cozy cabin 30 miles from the small town of… Read more →

Feature 8- Holiday Craft Books

In the LimeLight! Weekly Feature #8

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ShareWednesday Weekly Etsy Shop Feature Yes— I’m calling it Feature #8 even though this is the first official weekly feature I have actually done since moving back in August. What with unpacking, painting (helping the offspring paint their rooms— I’ve just started my workroom), shopping for and updating home interior, hurricanes, yard work, etc., I am still just a little… Read more →