Thursday, May 21, 2015

Repurposing : Vintage Double Cola Cups



The Mercantile has some adorable little Vintage Double Cola cups in stock. Being a cola nut myself, I wanted to incorporate these cups into a cola and mint themed luncheon.  It was another easy peasy repurposed project.


Small seed starter pots fit perfectly into the Double Cola cups.  This will help keep the cups sturdy, especially after watering.


Place a small rock in the bottom of each pot and fill with potting soil.


You can plant anything in your little pots.  I chose to plant little sprigs of mint from my own garden.



Add your guests names to popsicle sticks or plant markers and place the pots inside the Double Cola cups.  So sweet!

Wouldn't these be  great place cards for a luncheon of your favorite fish on the grill, a melon and mint salad and Coke-jitos?!  Absolutely!

- betsy

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

On the Road Again ...

... and again!

Jenni and Jared are on the road to Vintage Market Days in Oklahoma!  After that, there's no rest for those two as they have a full summer schedule.  The blog side bar has been updated with their flea market and scrapbooking shows as has the "Event" link on the JBS Mercantile website.

Here are some photos from past shows so you can see just how beautiful a JBS Mercantile booth is.  I'm so excited that they are coming to my neck of the woods again!





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Thursday, April 30, 2015

May Day is here!

And with it's arrival, lots of new items on the shelves at JBS Mercantile including. . .

The May Magpie Box - perfect for the naturalist in you featuring old botany and floral plates, collectable cigarette cards, moss, nests and feathers and much more. . .

 
The theme continues with this month's Crafted Kit that includes easy to put together necklaces featuring exclusive butterfly wood veneer shapes. Decorate with the included silver and gold metallic pens, or add some color with mint or magenta sharpies. Includes silver and gold findings and enough of everything to create 4 necklaces. . .


And we've added a plier set to the General Store under Tools and Supplies to help you get it together. . .
 

The Flea Market has also been stocked with new "old" including these amazing 4ft x 6ft vintage flags from an old IOOF lodge. . .


2 different French lunch pails (or "Gamelle") with the most beautiful porcelain spongy-yellow finish. . .


The best antique autograph book we have had to date. . .
 

Simple, cute and kitschy wood veneer mason jar earrings. . .
 
 a set of poultry themed vintage cigarette cards. . .


lovely old store stock, made in the USA, garden shovels. . .
 

And finally we have a new round of 6 Art Cards just in time for your spring and summer decorating.  Find them here in the  General Store. . .







It is a happy May indeed!
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Monday, April 27, 2015

The Things I Keep Monday. . .

I feel like I have been MIA from life in general, let alone this blog, for the month of April.  After 4 shows across 3 states since the beginning of the month I am wiped out.  Today I am trying to prioritize a long list of things that have had to sit on the back burner - including my favorite post of the week!


This is an antique doctor's style purse with leather handle.  I have long loved doctor's bags (and many have come in and out of my collection) so when I found this purse in the same style I had to have it.  Old purses in general make for great storage in your studio space, just add a tag to remind you of what's hiding inside!

Happy Monday-
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Mid Month Releases in the Flea Market. . .

tomorrow, the 15th at 10:00 am!

Look for these great vintage Chinese paper lanterns. . .


a wonderful marmalade jar from England. . .
 

a "Manly" collection full of tiny, rusty and worn goodness. . .
 

beautiful aqua glass vintage seltzer bottles. . .
 

a vintage lab stand and funnel turned stem holder. . .
 

and this great lightweight, hang-able clipboard.  This is a vintage inspired item (new) and we will keep it in stock as well as create a new category for market items like this soon. 


Remember - our Flea Market is updated with new items twice a month.  Shop in your pajamas and keep dirt out of your fingernails - we make the hunt easy!

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