Tuesday, May 25, 2010

And away they go....

Ever have one of those life events that take your breath away and leave you feeling like the the landscape of your life will not be the same again? Well, this month's mercantile was a bit like that. After all the long hours and preparation I must say it was a big success. Yea!!! Here are a few shots I promise to post more of all the wonderful product. I'm off to open the store... Many thanks to all that attended from the Mermaid's Mercantile. We look forward to seeing you again next month!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Check out these yummy little treats we have been working on...just a little sneak peek at some of the yummy giveaways we are working on for Sunday's Mermaid Mercantile.

Just 3 days left until you can Spin-to-Win on the Wheel of Fortune. We will have giveaways a-plenty and we can't wait to see you in your Vintage attire!

I bet these little cupcake girls would love these treats!

Cupcake Party

I wanted to share a fun class I taught last Saturday.
This is Olivia and she is celebrating her 11th birthday.
Her wonderful Mother, Kathleen brought 4 of her dear friends to Out of the Blue
to spend the afternoon making Cupcake Purses!
The girls were wonderful and we stitched embellished and glued until...

Monday, May 3, 2010

The mermaid mercantile

Here we go with our first post. After much encouragement I am going to attempt this foreign world of blogging. I have visited many blogs and laughed, cried and become inspired by many of them. I have enjoyed them and hope to give you all something you would enjoy as well.

My first post is on the Mermaid Mercantile, a wonderful artisan flea-market event that happens once a month at a great store on Cedros Street in Solana Beach, California. The store owner, Debi Beard has an incredible eye for over-the-top vintage and whimsical must-haves and the Mercantile was her brain child. She fills the gardens of her store with 25 artists, mostly women that are Moms like myself that make their wares at home. The Mercantile carries a wide variety of vintage and handmade goodies that range from clothing, jewelry, table top trinkets, pillows and linens, kid stuff, yummy treats...the list goes on and on. The store also carries a wide variety of vintage buttons, metal findings, laces, fabric, trims, decoupauge boxes, ephemera paper-scraps, vintage postcards and pictures to make your own handmade treasures. And of course, Debi still carries a wide variety of sea shells. We hope you all can come by and visit us soon!