*Mother* Earth Day 2018

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing! Don’t Just Set Aside A Day I remember the first Earth Day. Since that was 48 years ago in 1970, I am once again dating  😉  myself on this Blog. I was still in school, but already a budding activist, active in anti-war, feminist and ecological causes. I have went on through…

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Memory and Tradition Sustained and Unbound

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!  Inspiration for this post came in the form of a Blog Award Nomination from Cecilia Kennedy at Fixin’ Leaks and Leeks DIY Blog. I am a frequent reader of her enjoyable prose, and humbly grateful for her mention of my blog. Thank You, Cecilia. The question she posed along with this nomination got…

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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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Save the World…Buy Vintage

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!(It’s been a while, but this is another in my series of excerpted and updated Posts from my old, no longer active, blog A Glitch In Time.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 post appeared in June of 2013—almost five years ago. Funny how so much can change and yet so many things remain the same. Unlike…

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∴ Removing Obstacles ∴

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Finding the Path to a Simpler, More Mindful Life My feature photo for this post is a representation of the elephant headed Hindu Deity Ganesha or Lord Ganesh. I came across it on Creative Market on the shop of photographer and designer, Kaushal Jangid, was fascinated by it and purchased it without any clear…

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Winter Comfort—Black Eyed Pea Pie

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!A Savory, Family Favorite Recipe It’s been awhile since I posted a recipe. That’s not for lack of cooking. We eat at home most of the time, and cook from scratch a good deal of it, but I’ve been too busy to photograph much, and to tell the truth, I’m a bit ashamed…

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Integrating the Idea of Selflessness with Self Love

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!It’s a New Year, So… I really don’t know how I arrived at 2018. It certainly wasn’t somewhere I set out to get to. (This is where I was going to make a lame joke about getting here ahead of Time, but I realized that the whole concept was too convoluted and stopped…

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RETROspective—A Look Back at 2017

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!This Year’s Favorites A few of my favorite things— everything from updating our house to Blogs, Social Media and Etsy Shops! One of my very favorite things at home this year has been the addition of the *Tiki Bar* to our already awesome Florida room. It is still a work in progress so…

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Reflecting on the Winter Solstice

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Halfway Through the Dark Even living in Florida, I am not a fan of the shortened days preceding and following the Winter Solstice. When I have lived in more northerly climates, it has affected me to such an extent that my depression and despair were very  probably that malady assigned the name SAD…

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An O Deer Mercantile Christmas Card

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Merry Christmas Merry Christmas to all! I don’t expect to be back on this Blog again before Christmas. I am behind (as usual :-)) and still have so many things I want to get to before Christmas. I have started some baking, but still have more to do, my Christmas cards aren’t finished…

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O Deer Mercantile 2017 Christmas Home Tour

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Welcome to Our Home It’s such a busy time of the year for everyone. But I wanted to be sure and give you a peak at the house all decked out for Christmas. At present, only the indoors are decorated, except for a wreath and sign on the front porch. As of tomorrow,…

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Gwen’s 2017 Gift Guide…O Deer!

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Shop Small, Shop Local & Have Fun! Welcome to the Holiday chaos and madness (and hopefully, fun and fulfilling) of 2017. If you’re like me, you wonder how it got here so fast. Didn’t we just put away the decorations? Well, my views on the acceleration of Time are for another post. Today,…

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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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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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Weekly Feature #37—Trays and Tins

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Timeworn Treasures for Serving and Storage This week’s feature covers a wide array of styles and purposes. From the minimalist appeal of sleek lacquered Japanese serving trays to the busily attractive golden print on a chintz paper mache vanity or tea-tray also from Japan these homely items come in a variety to please…

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