Category: Home Making

O Deer Mercantile- Home Christmas Decor 2016

We Wish You…. A Merry Christmas

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Thanks For Sharing!Happy Holidays We at O-Deer are wishing all of you the best and happiest this Holiday Season. We Wish You the Very Merriest Christmas! As the holiday (on a weekend this year!!!)quickly approaches, I am winding up in the cooking, baking, wrapping, socializing areas, and getting ready to wind down the web sites, the Etsy Shop, and most of… Read more →

O Deer Mercantile - Christmas Vignette on Pie Safe

A Taste of Christmas Tradition

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Thanks For Sharing!Baking 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… Read more →

Happy Birthday Gaia

O Deer! It’s Gaia’s Birthday…

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Thanks For Sharing!Happy Birthday to You! It’s Gaia’s birthday, so (being the proud mom that I am) I just wanted to do a short post to mark this event in her life. Born in 1994, she is celebrating her 22nd birthday. Besides being my youngest child, and therefore eternally saddled with the dubious honor of being my Baby, Gaia is a remarkable young… Read more →

Rosemary in the Window!

Herban Renewal February—Rosemary

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Thanks For Sharing!The Herb of Remembrance     With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, and Florida’s version of winter in full swing, I am hunkering down indoors to avoid the cold (30s at night—50s during the day) and blustery wind. I am not a fan of cold weather. I suppose it is fortunate that our Florida winter comes along… Read more →

Journey

Late Start to 2016: Mapping Out My New Year

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Thanks For Sharing!Moving Forward…Adulting With January almost over, (already?!) and February quickly approaching, I feel as though my start on this year has been a tad late. I made no resolutions in December, so much as I made a ‘To-Do’ list — things that should have been finished a long time ago. Now, I’ve only achieved one thing on this list… Read more →

ornament

Anatomy of a Christmas Tree

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Thanks For Sharing!(Ornament Appreciation) It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Well it  sometimes gets below 75 degrees now, and the city lights have all been decorated with wreaths and ribbons.  If you look, you’ll probably spot more than one palm tree festooned with lights. Happy Holidays in Florida! Despite the fact that my home state is the least Christmas-y of all,… Read more →

Thankful for All of You

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Thanks For Sharing!Thanksgiving Dessert Chalkboard Sign  During this busy season when many of us are preparing for one of the loveliest Family Holidays of all, we at O Deer Mercantile want to wish all of you a blessed and enjoyable Thanksgiving. It is one of my favorite days of the year. I always look forward to what is, for us, a… Read more →

Making Spiced Pear Vodka

Spiced Pear Vodka

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Thanks For Sharing!Infusing Vodka with the Flavor of Fall   Back in late August, I allowed as how there was a bumper crop of Sand Pears and listed a few things I had in mind to make with them. Time gets away from me, and though I made some tasty desserts with them, I didn’t get around to making the pear… Read more →

Autumn Table

Shifting Gear in Fall

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Thanks For Sharing!Finding My Inner Rustic, Pumpkin Spiced, Apple Crusted, Gilded Self… Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy, not only all of the decor and devices that symbolize our headlong rush into Fall and then into the Holiday Season, but also observing the prevailing trends, styles and other pop-culture markers that indicate the direction of the collective consciousness. Though in the past… Read more →