Monday, September 28, 2009

Mercantile Monday

Here are a few recent pics of the Mercantile Mall. We have a few new vendors, so the shop is jammed full of goodies. The Halloween items are trickling in so I hope to get a few photos to share with you later in the week. 













If your ever in Milford, stop in and say "hello".

100 & 104 Main Street
Milford, Ohio 45150
Phone: (513) 248-0350
Store Hours:
Sunday ~ 12pm-5pm
Monday ~ Closed
Tuesday - Friday ~ 11pm-5pm
Saturday ~ 10pm-5pm

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Another Fun Website!

eclectic kitchen hhbrady's ideabook kitchen

I have a new website to share. Well, atleast it's new to me. I found it a few weeks ago and love it. It's HOUZZ. It's an online photo album of homes, inside and out. I love it because it's pretty much just photos.... no advertising! Here's what you can do...
1. Browse over 15,000 photos from top designers around the world. Use the left side bar to browse by style, space or metro area.

2. Click on the "add to ideabook" button next to the photos that inspire you.
3. When finished adding photos, go to "My Houzz" to view your ideabook. You can share your ideabook with professionals, family, friends and with the houzz community.
 It is so easy to navigate thru and you can upload a few of your own. So, for you next remodeling project... create an idea book.
Here is a small sampling of my favorite photos.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

My Daily Visitor

This little White Tail Deer and his sibling have been visiting our house on a daily basis. We have a crab apple tree by our driveway that must be quite tasty because they don't seem to notice the world around them. Kind of like a good double chocolate cake for us. The two little ones don't seem to mind people, cars, or my dogs. I sat down on the driveway about 10 feet away, then I got up and went in to get my camera. I came back out, sat back down and took a bunch of photos and they didn't even flinch. 

I hope everyone has a fantastic week!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Country Living Fair!

It was a fantastic weekend to be at The Country Living Fair!

Bloomsbury Loft
I loved absolutely everything in this vendors booth. The colors, the displays, the whimsey....they just drew me in to take a closer look.
I hope to get more photos on this week. 

Monday, September 14, 2009

Weekend Finds


Brenda and I went to Mechelle's pre-garage sale Friday night. She was kind enough to invite us over even though they were busy trying to move and get ready for the garage sale. She had a ton of awesome things that she wanted to get rid of before she moved to the new house. Here are just some of the great things that I got from her. Brenda got a lot of great stuff too. 

               Thanks Mechelle!

The photo doesn't show it but there are a ton of linens, fabrics scraps, pillow covers, etc.
 I love all of the white frames. 
 Two are mirrored and one is going to be turned into a jewelry display.


Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Country Living Fair and The Springfield Extravaganza Flea Market

It's almost here! 
The 2009 Country Living Fair
September 18-19-20, 2009
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Brenda and I have gone the last two years and are looking forward to going again this year. We had a great time, found some great stuff, and met some fun people. If you are coming from out of town you could make a whole weekend of it by also hitting the Springfield Extravaganza Flea Market!  It is located at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ohio. If the weather is good, this is a HUGE flea market. I am guessing that they are about less than an hour away from each other.  I describe my very first trip to it as one of the happiest days of my life(haha). I couldn't stop smiling!!

2200 Exhibitors
 Early Bird $10
Friday 7 a.m. to Noon
General Admission $5 per day
Noon to 6 p.m.

8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Shop the dealer line-
Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.-$40-includes readmission for all weekend.

Clark County Fairgrounds
4401 S. Charleston Pike
Springfield, OH 45502

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The pages of Country Living Magazine come to life! Rain or Shine!!!
A Fun, Folksy & Fabulous Show & Sale of Folk Art, Antiques, "Made in America" Crafts, Art, Furniture, Home Decor & More.
Meet the editors of 
Country Living Magazine.
Plus Seminars & How-to's, Artisan Demonstrations, Harvest &Gourmet Market, Childrens' Activities & Fall Festivities.
Ohio Village - Columbus, OHIO 
A charming 19th century village conveniently located just off 
I-71 at exit 111!
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Rain or Shine! Most exhibits under cover in buildings and tents.
Tickets, Early Bird tickets & Fair special subscriptions are on sale now
One day $12 door/$10 advance
Weekend Pass $20 door/ $15 advance
Early Bird Weekend Pass $30 advance only.
Enter Friday and/or Saturday at 9 a.m. and beat the crowds!
Fair special subscriptions $5, if purchased with a ticket or at the fair. There will be many locations at the Fair to purchase a special subscription.
Bring your address list. Makes a great gift! 
(can be used to extend a current subscription)
Call 1-866-500-FAIR for tickets and info

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"small stories studio"
The 1840 Stonehouse Collection
1st Creations
A Little Something
Annie's Flower Farm
The Apple Tree Mercantile
Appletree Creations
Architectural Revival
As The Crow Flies
Austin Woodhenge
Baskets by Viva
Baum Pottery
Beary Best Friends
Beaumont Pottery
Bellwether Dry Goods
Berries in the Meadow
Blackbird Design
Bloomsbury Loft
Hans Brestel
Buggy Seat Antiques
C Powell Pottery/Columbus Pottery Show
Calico & Buttons
Callaway Colonials
Diana Card Naive Paintings
Caromal Colours
Century Farmhouse, LLC
Christmas Forever
Church's Stained Glass
Collections By Ann
Colonial American Furnishings
Country at Heart
Country Cat Loom
Country Products by Ennis Antiques
Country Threads, Inc.
Crocus Corner
Laurel Dabbs Decoys
Dan & Debbie Schrum Country Antiques
Decorator On The Go
Designs by Cherie
Designs By Paige
Dara DiMagno Wearable Art & Jewelry
Early American Floorcloths
Earth Angels Artists Showcase
Earth Girl Pottery
Easter Hill Antiques
Experience Columbus
Farmbrook Designs
Fellini Baby
Fort Laurens Rug Hookers
The Garden Patch
Ginger Blue
Goff Creek Pottery
GoodBook Folk Art
Great Stuff by Paul-Antiques
P.L. Greene's Unique Identities
Harvest Moon
Heartwood Collection
Heather Lane Pottery
Heirlooms Gallery
Home Girl
Hooked on Rugs LLC
Carol Hutchins Cole Antiques
Jan's Antiques & Fun Stuff
Jonathan's Spoons
Kate G Designs
Keystone Antiques L.L.C.
Susan King Antiques
Knight's Antiques
La Bonne Vie Designs
La Cigale
Jennifer Lanne Originals
Lemoncholy's Studio
Letty's Bears
Lola B's Boutique
Longaberger Baskets
Lukianenko Antiques
Made from Coins
Makepeace Naturals
Marine Corps Family Support Community
Leslie McCabe Textile Artist
McMaster & Storm
The Mill Branch Bar Soap Co.
Miss Pickle's Attic
Moonforest Studio
Moreland Creations
Murphy Bears
My Sister's Closet
Natural Accents
Necessary Excess
Needles & Threads
NEST home, garden & gift
New Traditions Woodworks
Old House Antiques
Olde Favorites
Olde Oxford Station
Olive Grace Studios LLC
Orchard Canyon Heirlooms
Order Mover
Paradise Kettle Korn
Parsley Pottery
Pine Tree Barn
Primitiques, Ltd.
Quintessential Antiques
Raggidy Edges
The Ram's Horn Connection
Rebecca Ray Designs
Judy Robinson's Country Textiles
Rocking Horse Carver
Rockmill Road Gallery
Roger's Antiques
Samplers Country
Sarah's Earthstones
Scarlett Scales Antiques
Sculptures by Jay
The Secret Garden
Seeds n Weeds
Silhouettes and More
Somewhere In Thyme
Splinters and Rags
Staffordshire Garden Designs
Steiner Bears
Suburban Gypsy Girl
Sugarloaf Mountain Primitives
Suzie Q Frames
Debbee Thibault American Collectibles
Three Points Design, Inc.
Tickled Pink
The Tole Booth
Too Far Gone
Toys From Times Past
Twins Feather Trees
Twist Style
Urban Farmhouse
Village Pewter
The Vintage Barn
Vintage Delights
Wayside Workshop
Weavers Corner
The Weavery
The Whimsical Whittler
The Whimsical Workshop
Whimsy Creations
Peggy Whitson LLC
Amanda Wilder Collection
Lt. Moses Willard, Inc.
Willow by Greg Adams
Willow Nest Farm
Windsor Collections
With Heart and Hand
William C. Wood Collection
The Workshops of David T. Smith
The Yellow Cottage Antiques
Yes Antiques
Kathleen L. Zien Handwovens


Chester Foods
Dad'N Me Concessions
Dan's Deli 32
Giovanni's On The Go
The Golden Lamb
Jeni's Ice Creams
Miss Parolee's Pies
Southern Specialties
Woolly Bugger Roaster of Fine Coffee
Woolson Concessions


Bow Wow Gifts, LLC
Cherry Orchard Foods
Fab Ferments
The Great Pumpkin Patch/Homestead Bakery
The Jam & Jelly Lady
Lazy Bee, LTD.
The Olive Tap
Praise Tea Parties-n-Bakery
The Pumpkin Guy, Straw Man &; Corny Woman

If you are ever in Milford, OH...

come see my booth that I share with my friend Brenda. 
The Mercantile Mall
100 & 104 Main Street
Milford, Ohio 45150