Summer Sales Event—Etsy’s 13th Birthday

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!#ODEERASALE That’s right— 20% Off of absolutely everything. Jewelry, vintage, hand made, and even clearance are all on sale during this week long Summer Blowout. Check out Gaia’s sweet handmade plushes and brooches, my jewelry, and some of the coolest vintage goods on Etsy. Stop by to see us… O Deer Mercantile Etsy…

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What’s VSINT

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Vintage Sisters International I am not by nature much of a joiner, but we all know how important Social Engagement is to the small online business, and I was intrigued somewhat by some of the groups I saw on Instagram. So when I was approached a while back by someone starting up a…

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Feature #42—Bowls, Boards and Other Wonderful Wood

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Vintage Wood Ware Oh Yeah… I’ve quit calling this a *Weekly Feature* and just call it a Feature ( 😳  I’m so ashamed). However, I can only stretch myself and my time so far. I accept that for the most part these days, and proceed on the assumption that whatever I do is Enough. …

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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For Sharing!(It’s been a while, but this is another in my series of excerpted and updated Posts from my old, no longer active, blog A Glitch In Time.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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Feature #41— Clearly Its Vintage Glass

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing! A Long and Satisfying Love Affair With Vintage Glass I don’t remember a time when I was not enamored of vintage glass in multiple forms. From the sumptuous stained glass that adorns so many churches and cathedrals, bathing their interiors with mysterious and glorious light, to the humblest of old bottles or…

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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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Weekly Feature #39— Versatile Useful Beautiful Baskets

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks 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…

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Weekly Feature #38—Dish It Up

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Dishes, the Good China, Plates & Bowls, Table Settings… By whatever name you call them, and from whatever material— china, porcelain, ironstone, corelle, plastic, metal, wood, etc.— these items are a household necessity. Since the caveman laid his dinner on a large leaf or flat rock, people have been using some sort of dish…

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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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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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Weekly Feature #33— Beginning to Look Like A Christmas Sale

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Whats Red, Green and White?   Christmas in August, of course! There’s still another week left in our Holly Jolly Summer Christmas Sale. And I’m adding some neat new/old Christmas items to the shop just in time to take advantage of the 17% off discount on all Holiday merchandise. Just enter code KRISKRINGLE at checkout to…

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Weekly Feature #32—Vintage Glassware

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!  Drink Up… A Toast to Vintage Glasses As I have said before, I love vintage and antique glass. Whether crystal, depression-ware, mid century barware or an old mason jar. It all calls to me like few other objects can. I have listed several new sets of various types and sizes of glassware…

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Weekly Feature #30—Have a Holly Jolly July

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Time For The Ubiquitous  “Christmas in July” Sale   Don’t get me wrong. Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year. In fact, if you peek around my workroom/office area, you will see that a little bit of Christmas lives here year around, and if you look behind the curtain on the large closet…

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Weekly Feature #29—Wood You Look At That

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!From Prim To Tiki… Wooden Vintage   Wood, along with such items as animal bones and skins, stone and clay, was one of the earliest materials used by humankind to make things for home and hearth. Carved wooden vessels have been dated back to Neolithic times. The beauty and durability of wood make…

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Weekly Feature #28—The Casserole

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Be It Ever So Humble… The Casserole— A dish used both to cook in the oven and to serve. Also the food cooked in the oven and served in the dish…     Originally, the word casserole described the pan (often of pottery) in which food was cooked. In French, the word casserole…

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