Monday, June 29, 2015

July Releases. . .

July is bringing out some of my favorite small collections, many of which have found themselves in this month's Magpie Box.  Steampunk makers/collectors will rejoice! . . .



Betsy Sammarco has designed the loveliest collage style birdhouse for this month's Crafted Kit.  All you need is a favorite photo and the kit to get started. . .


This month's Flea Market will be full of great items on July 1st, including this Cardboard Safari Bison die cut bust that is super easy to put together.  You get the kit plus a vintage wooden cigar box to mount the bust in once completed for display.


We also have some amazing one-of-a-kind pieces this month including this antique hardware store display. . .


and this XL collectable farm truck.

And lots of wonderful smalls and mixed media items too including gas station numbers. . .


and a vintage card game set . . .

Lots more too.  All go up at midnight Tuesday night central time!
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Friday, June 19, 2015

As They Travel ...

Jenni and Jared have been on the road at Flea Market and Scrapbook shows, so their assistants are popping in to give a quick update!  This weekend you can find Jenni and Jared in Arlington Texas at the Great American Scrapbook Show and then they quickly pack up and head out to the Scrapbook Expo in Duluth Georgia.

If you're near either of those, be sure to pop by and say hi!

Our online mid-month Flea Market opened on the 15th and many items were snagged up right away.  There are still some wonderful unique buys left however, like this vintage stamp set of President Woodrow Wilson and our American flag:

http://jbsmercantile.com/eco/store.asp?SID=1&Item=3688 

3 yards of French beaded wire ... my mind is spinning with ideas on how to use this:
http://jbsmercantile.com/eco/store.asp?SID=1&Item=3685 

and this Spelling Certificate Award with beautiful typography and graphics, just perfect for framing as a super unique home d├ęcor piece.


And there's more!  Just check out our current Flea Market offering here!


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Did you hear?  There's a little contest going on at our Facebook Page.   A lucky person will win a $25 gift certificate!  Check out the facebook post to find out how you can be eligible - it's easy!

Have a great weekend!

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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Can you believe summer is here???

And just like that, it's June. . .

We have a Magpie Box and Crafted Kit chock full of vintage and antique airmail Ephemera and exclusives.  Both could easily work together.  If you love tiny things and labels, you will love this month's Magpie Box (this is just a peek). . .

 And for the Crafted Kit this month, create lots of tiny mail art pieces to collect in the large vintage airmail envelope or use individually in your other papercrafting projects.


Some wonderful additions are coming to the Flea Market including. . .

This lovely general store 3 - tiered display (and this beautiful antique calendar). . .


Wonderful heavy feed sacks with great color and graphics. . .

 A beautiful late 1800's hardback geography book. . .


An early 1900's folded map of Paris. . .


A 1920's newsprint Sears and Roebuck catalog. . .


1920's Touring game from Parker Bros. . .


A wonderful travel Remington typewriter in great working condition. . .


Everything will be live at 12:00 am central on June 1st!

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Monday, May 25, 2015

20% off of everything and NY here we come!!

Happy Memorial Day!  From now until the end of the month, use the code MAYSALE at JBS Mercantile and receive 20% off of your entire order.  The Flea Market shelves are stacked high with some really great, one-of-a-kind finds. . .


And come visit our mobile store live at the Country Living Fair in beautiful Rhinebeck, NY June 5-7th.  We will be unloading some of our favorite finds from our most recent buying trips.  This is just a kick-off to our summer show schedule.  See the full schedule on the left!


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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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