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Yummy Summers!

Yummy Summers!

I’ve always thought the best part of summer is fresh produce!  Fresh from your own garden or the farmers’ market.  We have a small garden, growing lettuces, kale, spinach, tomatoes, summer squash, zucchini, radishes, carrots and herbs.  We incorporate fruits into our landscape, with apple trees in the front yard, blueberry foundation plantings, raspberry and blackberry vines along the front fence line, and a stubborn strawberry patch in the back.  (I say stubborn because these strawberry plants do not give in to the summer heat, producing berries through October one year!)  And we are fortunate to have an abundance of...

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2017: Thus Far and Going Forward

2017: Thus Far and Going Forward

2017 – Thus Far and Going Forward. As this year gallops forward, we wanted to take a few minutes to update you. First, we want to thank each and every one of our customers for supporting us in 2017.  The first few months of this year have seen record sales as compared to previous years. We love sharing the work of traditional crafts people and we have greatly enjoyed meeting all of you -- in person or via phone or internet. Second, we want to thank the vendors we work with.  Your creativity, your talent, your skills – YOU –...

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Market Musings

Market Musings

Musings from Market Mid-January through mid-March, we visit several vendors and attend multiple wholesale markets across the country.  Here are a few reflections from the first of those trips Sheep are everywhere! It’s a popular theme this year.  We’ve ordered new embroidered towels and redware plates with sheep designs, and have an assortment of sheep cookie molds from House on the Hill and a number of folk art sheep pieces available. .The Pantone Color of the Year is Greenery and we saw the impact of greens at market. It’s not overwhelming the markets, but there is a definite trend towards...

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It's our After-Christmas Clearance Sale!

It's our After-Christmas Clearance Sale!

  This week is our After-Christmas Clearance - better known as "Clean The Shelves."  I like to have a clean slate when I go to markets in January and February, so we aim to Clean Those Shelves as much as possible so we have space for new items. Almost everything in the store is on sale, including - for the first time ever - 1818 Farms products. You can save from 15-85% on a wide variety of items. Shop online 24-hours per day or at the showroom Friday, Dec. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 31, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  If...

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Mooresville Mercantile Holiday Events and Sales

Mooresville Mercantile Holiday Events and Sales

Mooresville Mercantile Holiday Events and Sales It’s that time of year!  We wish each of you and your families a most joyful holiday season.  This is a longer blog post, but it lists all the events (including showroom and online sales events) we’re offering this holiday season, so please read and take note. Thanks to Dee Green of Rust and Sara Glines of Mt. Crescent Crafts, and with the assistance of Jana Rucker, the showroom is stocked, staged and ready for shoppers!  We have fantastic gifts available for your selection, as well as beautiful items for your own home. It’s...

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