Oh Deer! It’s a Baby…

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing! Drum Roll Please— BB Corn is Due to Arrive in October         Hello, hello blog readers! It’s Kaylah, the third member of the O Deer crew. I know I’m not heard from often anymore, but believe it or not, I’m still here— usually just behind the scenes these days. I’ve…

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Hoppy Easter

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Easter Bunnies Abound at O Deer I’m just doing an ever-so-quick post today to show off a bit of my Easter Decor. As usual, so busy. It’s been a good first quarter at O Deer Mercantile and that’s keeping me Hopping 😛 . Also, we’ll be hosting Easter dinner and Egg Hunt on Sunday, and…

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The Next Phase—Family Room UpCycle

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Renovating Our Forty-Something Year Old House on a Budget It has been a busy couple of weeks around here. Getting the Etsy Shop ready for the upcoming Holidays and Sales—undoing Halloween and starting to prepare for Thanksgiving— and painting that dark cave of a room we have designated the family/rec/game room. You may remember…

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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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Fireplace Redoux—New Life For Our Tired Looking Red Brick Inglenook

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Black and Whitewash My Happy New Hearth! I can’t believe it has been more than a year and two major Hurricanes since we moved into this house. I would like to say that I have come a long way in transforming our vintage (A 45 Year old Dutch Colonial Home) digs into the…

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Weekly Feature #35—All About That Brass

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Bragging About Brass It is very difficult to find an American home that does not include some piece of bric-a-brac, fixture or item of home decor made from Brass. While the warm golden metal has remained a staple of metal workers of all sorts for centuries, its popularity has risen and fell with the…

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O Deer—Happy Valentine’s Day

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing! 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…

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We Wish You…. A Merry Christmas

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks 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…

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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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Welcoming the Vernal Equinox—It’s Spring

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks 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…

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Tidings of Comfort and Joy…

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Coping With Loss During the Holiday Season  It has still been less than a year since we started the O~Deer Website and a very hectic seven months since we opened the just-starting-to-take-off O Deer Mercantile Etsy Shop. I had grand plans for our first holiday season in this still new online home, and even…

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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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Fall as Told by Kaylah

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!  Signs of The Season Change Living in Florida, the signs of Autumn are scarce— the slight temperature change only trickling into our Sunshine State, leaving us now at a *crisp* 81 degrees. The smell of the Cinnamon Stick branches Publix begins to sell in mid-September, and the discarded ‘pumpkin spice latte’ Starbucks…

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