Tuesday, September 30, 2014

October is coming. . .

and we are ready to greet it at JBS Mercantile with some great fall-like kits and goodies!!


This month's Papercrafting Kit is full of fall goodness with a bit of Halloween whimsy thrown in.  The exclusives this month are packed with some of my favorite vintage images in the form of Jack-O-Lantern wood veneer, a Scardy Cat stencil and owl and cat clear stamps - not to mention Lisa's lovely paper designs. . .



I'm in love with this month's Antiquarian Add On and it's huge vintage labels with pumpkin and owl images (very collectible)!  This is just a little peek. . .


The huge chalkboard letters in this month's Artisan Add On steal the show, while sequins, labels and flatbacks add the lovely details. . .


This month's Crafted Kit was designed by Leah Farquharson and is an adorable set of 3 fabric pumpkins, made with custom designed fabric by Leah herself!  You won't find this fabric available anywhere else - get them while you can!



We have lots of great items in the Flea Market this month including favorites like cameras . . .

trucks. . .

and antique books. . .


not to mention antique child's shoes. . .


a brass blade fan . . .


an adorable bisque doll swimmer with jointed arms. . .


and lot's of Halloween treats like a blow mold. . .


treat bags. . .


and even some original art by, well, me!

See you tonight at midnight!

(and by the way - I TOTALLY dropped the ball on Monday's post (I was even supposed to do a tag post that I just couldn't get to.  Traveling is really getting me overwhelmed at the moment).  Back on track next week - promise!!
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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Stop By And See Us . . .

this weekend in Tulsa - it's our first trip to Oklahoma and we have a BIG load to share with you!






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Monday, September 22, 2014

The Things I Keep Monday. . .

Lately I have been listing some great mini typewriters in the Flea Market at Mercantile so I thought it was appropriate to share with you this week the one I kept!

This little gem sits on my converted chair/table, ready and waiting to create little captions and flags for my current projects.  The biggest reason I chose to keep this exact one???? - the ribbon was still wet and I didn't have to go hunting on Ebay for a ribbon (at least not yet)!



Happy Monday!
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Things I Keep Monday (on Tuesday!) . . .

Another theme you will see often in these posts are tobacco related items.  I have long loved the intricate detailing involved with tobacco marketing (box labels, cigar labels, tins and such).  Combine that with a folk art craft and I really get excited.  Below are two decoupage little bowls that I recently picked up.  This was an early craft that used a clear glass bowl as a base with old cigar labels collaged on the bottom, and then finished with a lightweight piece of felt.  I now have several of these and they have become one of my favorite collections that I am always looking to add to.



Happy Monday!
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Monday, September 15, 2014

It's time for some mid-month releases!


While we are traveling back from the Country Living Fair in Ohio today (thanks to all of you who came out to see us!), the shelves of the Flea Market are still being stocked with some great finds like this rare toy ambulance, complete with gurneys and two sets of opening doors. . .







adorable antique dovetailed boxes with slider tops. . .


a set of Victorian German die cut gift books. . .


a double office punch. . .


two new sets of vintage flower pins. . .


an awesome set of vintage scout goodies. . .


a cute early sewing tomato . . .


an antique drafting tool set in leather case (great for mixed media projects) . . .


a faux snakeskin paper covered trunk . . .


an extra small, glass key, travel Corona. . .


and so much more!!!

The Things I Keep Monday has been moved to Tuesday this week so check back tomorrow!
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