Happy Thanksgiving From O Deer Mercantile

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Thankful For… Today’s post will be short, and I hope, Sweet! I am Thankful for another year of ups, downs, sickness, health, tragedy and rejoicing. For life is inevitably made up of all of these and more. Last year I wrote a post called Thankful For… and listed all of the reasons. All…

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November Ruminations

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Reflecting and Finding Time as Autumn Wanes The November Full Moon in Taurus will be shining brightly tonight. Like all the full moons it’s been called different things by different cultures and in different ages. No matter what you call it, it is a lantern lighting our way into the darkest months of the…

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Have a Happy (Fun and Safe) Halloween

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Halloween at Home 2017   Throwback to Halloween 2016—Gaia Lots of changes, but some things (like Gaia’s fall fave Undertale Tee-Shirt with bony character Papyrus on the front) stay the same. Sweet gentle Gaia likes all things Skeletal!  Skeleton Geoff, the unfortunate victim of last week’s Murder Mystery at the Tiki Bar party,…

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Murder Mystery at the Tiki Bar

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!This Year’s Themed Halloween Party Welcome to “The Edge of the World”, a waterfront Tiki Bar with a very specific clientele normally. It is a Dark and Stormy Night however, and a strange assortment of folks have sought shelter from the storm. A murder most vile has taken place, and now we must discover…

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Autumnal Musings of a Third Millennium Shaman

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing! (This is another in my series of excerpted and updated Posts from my old, no longer active, blog A Glitch In Time. The original version of this appeared in September of 2013 and was called Confessions of a Shabby-Chic Shaman . When I started this current website and blog in tandem with the Etsy Shop and…

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Welcome Autumn…2017

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Fall, Autumnal Equinox, Mabon or Harvest Festival No matter which name you apply to this day, we are marking the end of a season or cycle and the beginning of another. I have mentioned in the past, that Autumn and I have a somewhat rocky emotional history. However, more than the beginning of…

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Autumn Evenings on the Back Porch

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Being in Tune with the Season It’s 5:59 PM, and although today itself hasn’t been very eventful, the past couple of days have been non stop exhausting. Now, I haven’t hopped on the Christmas music train just yet, unlike most of my Facebook peers, but I am guilty of utilizing Spotify for its ‘Autumn…

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In the LimeLight! Weekly Feature #9

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Weekly Etsy Shop Feature     Just a quick shop update for Week #9! I will check in soon with my progress on painting and organizing the workroom/office area. Hopefully by next week we will be in a position to start listing a lot of new vintage goodies on O Deer Mercantile. Today, we…

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Happy Halloween From O Deer Mercantile

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!  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…

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Anticipation—Before the Storm

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Waiting for Hurricane Matthew As I write this post, the hurricane is still far to the south, apparently strengthening in the warm waters of the Caribbean.  However, the bands of rain are arriving more frequently now. It is pelting my office window, and the breeze is definitely intensifying as this long afternoon winds…

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An Autumn State of Mind

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Welcoming Fall in a New Home   I know that it has been way too long since I posted! I haven’t even had the wherewithal to do a LimeLight weekly feature from our Etsy Shop. Kaylah, our very busy young adult O Deer woman, took up the slack for me by Stopping by to…

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Almost All-Hallows Eve

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Have a Happy Halloween! No regular post this week— I am less than 24 hours from our annual All-Hallows Eve Barn Party and I am spread too thin. Besides my regular work and chores, there has been a barn to clean and decorate, and the yard to ready for the pitter-patter of the small…

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Chalk Board Vignette~ Pumpkin Head & The Crow

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Autumn Art I have a small chalk board in frame that was a Christmas present from one of my daughters a couple of years ago. We generally change it seasonally, and since Gaia is the true artist, I wisely have had her take over designing and drawing our seasonal design. This is Fall…

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Making Cute Halloween Plush Brooches: Part 2

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Part 2: Ribbon Embroidery Did you miss Part 1?  Making Cute Halloween Plush Brooches: A Tutorial!   In the last tutorial, I showed how to make little Halloween brooches.  I made a little skull with a floral fabric to show the basic steps.  But that little skull needed something… something that would make…

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Shifting Gear in Fall

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks 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…

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Making Cute Halloween Plush Brooches: A Tutorial

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Part 1: The Basics   Ah, Halloween. ‘Tis the season to be spooky!  Whether you’re decorating your home or making a costume, Halloween is a great time to get crafty.  In this series of tutorials, I’ll be showing you how to make cute plush brooches of the spooky variety (although you could totally use…

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