Category: Vintage

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

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Thanks 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 served pineapple for the first… Read more →

Glitter shakers

Weekly Feature #26—Salt and Pepper Shakers

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Thanks 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 materials these come in is… Read more →

All That Glitters- Gold Crush

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

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Thanks 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 of change the last few… Read more →

Feature #23 Milk Glass

Weekly Feature #23—Milk Glass

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Thanks 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 me. There are pieces of… Read more →

O Deer Mercantile Second Anniversary

O Deer ~ We’re Turning Two!

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Thanks 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 for the entire month using… Read more →

Vintage Candle Holders- Night Lights

Weekly Feature #22—Vintage Candle Holders

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Thanks 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, among many other things.  The… Read more →

Six pieces in original box + 3 extra forks. Rounded wood handles with colored plastic rounded end.

Weekly Feature #20— Fondue Me

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Thanks 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 published in Zurich contained a… Read more →

Weekly Feature #19- Hollowware

Weekly Feature #19—Hollowware

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Thanks For Sharing!Subtle Silver   This week’s featured items are all Hollowware.  Cool word, eh! Hollowware- Metal ( Silver or Silver-plated) Tableware that is hollow or concave, such as sugar bowls, creamers, coffee pots, teapots, soup tureens, servers, water jugs, platters, butter plates, and other items that are used as serving pieces on the table. (Silverware, or flatware, is not Hollowware)  While… Read more →