Category: Thrifting

Weekly Feature #39 - Baskets

Weekly Feature #39— Versatile Useful Beautiful Baskets

Thanks For Sharing! A Basket For Every Need and Style There is nothing more homely, more utilitarian and useful than the humble basket. Yet, these ubiquitous objects have achieved such grace and beauty of form and function that they have been elevated to fill a niche of self-expression and style in our homes. Baskets have been around nearly ten thousand years… Read more →

Thrifted History Homer Laughlin China Co.

Weekly Feature #16— Homer Laughlin China

Thanks For Sharing!An 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… Read more →

Christmas- rock n roll skating rink

A Glance Back at 2016

Thanks For Sharing!A Few of My Favorite Things Blogs/Websites/Shops, etc. As another year winds toward it’s close, I look back and see that my tastes and style have changed somewhat. Just as trends have altered over the course of the past twelve months, so too have my favorite places to read, shop and browse on the internet. For several years,… Read more →

Upcycling a Sewing Table: A Nex Addition to the Craft Room

Upcycling a Sewing Table

Thanks For Sharing!An (Old) New Addition to the Craft Room So, a year ago or so my Grandma gave me a vintage Kenmore sewing machine, and it’s pretty dang sweet.  It’s really served me well for the past year!  The only problem I’ve had with it really was the fact that its size made it pretty awkward to store when… Read more →

Have a Happy Spring Equinox

Welcoming the Vernal Equinox—It’s Spring

Thanks For Sharing! Hopping Down the Bunny Trail… In Florida, it has felt more like summer than late winter for the past week or two. Now that the calendar is officially declaring the arrival of spring, we have woke to drizzly rain and falling temperatures. For a day or two, it will be back to a blustery chill that will… Read more →

A beautiful vintage Daher Decorated Ware metal bowl dish with a Floral Design made in England in the 1970s.

O Deer ~ What’s New?

Thanks For Sharing!New Items on O Deer Mercantile I have been quite busy lately adding new stock to our Etsy Shop— O Deer Mercantile!             Gaia has been sewing, and recently she has had Spring and Easter on her mind. Here are her newest offerings…     Besides Gaia’s adorable hand-sewn creations, we have lots… Read more →


Anatomy of a Christmas Tree

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 →

Go a Little Nuts This Year

Kaylah’s Holiday Gift Guide

Thanks For Sharing!Welcome to the O Deer Christmas Treasure Hunt… Originally, we were going to do a single post featuring the O Deer Favorite Christmas Shopping Sites. However, we are such an eclectic group, with intersecting but still widely divergent tastes and styles, that we decided to do not one, but three gift guides featuring the places and products we like best… Read more →