Friday, February 3, 2012


Did you hear? It's Better to Give Than to Receive.

Lo and behold, it's another giveaway on Mercantile Muse. Do you like beautiful sunsets? Do you like the country?  Well, then start warming your fingers up, hit the keyboard and enter to win a 5x7 archival art print of my photograph Barn Rye.

It features a field of rye, waving in the sunset, in front of a New England barn.

We have the most glorious sunsets here and I'd like to share this one with you.

This giveaway for the Barn Rye print begins today and will close on February 16th at 11pm est.  I'll announce the winner the following day.

All you have to do to enter is: 

*Follow this blog (check out the right hand sidebar for ways to follow), and tell us how you're following in the comments.

(if you already 'follow' and 'like' Bates Mercantile Co. & Mercantile Muse, just say so in your comment)

Earn one extra entry for each of the following:

*Visit Bates Mercantile Co. and comment on your favorite item.

*Like us on Facebook, and let us know you did.

*Spread the word about this Giveaway (receive one extra entry for each way you share this giveaway):

            *Blog about in a post

            *Tweet about

            *Tell your Facebook friends

            *Pin this on Pinterest
            *Stumble it on Stumble Upon

            *Tumble on Tumbler
            *Put a button for this giveaway on your blog. Giveaway button     
              available on the button page of the Muse (see navigation bar under   

Best of luck to all of you. The most recent giveaway prize, my Louis Louis in Pink print, is currently enjoying a nice trip to South of France on it's way to Cari-Jane's house!

Thanking You..........

Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to link up and spread the workd about the Gotta Have It/Gotta Blog It shop and blog link up party now underway. If you're an online shop owner or blogger, be sure to link up if you haven't already. If not a shop owner or blogger, you must check out the link up and see all the wonderful things and places being linked up.  Very cool!

Freeform Friday

It's cold here. Sunny though. Hope it's the same where you are. Enjoy your friday. Take a break and enjoy a little classic Fleetwood Mac. (click here if you're reading by email).

Have a fantastic weekend. Ours will include a couple of neighborhood SuperBowl parties in honor of our New England Patriots, who will surely take care of the Giants. Sorry Giants fans, but you already stole one from us. This one's in the bag. 


Ciao for now,


  1. I have a wall of barns in my kitchen - all original artists (mainly finds on Ebay before I knew Etsy existed). I have some weird love affair with barns, so your image is super charming. I am also a huge fan of Fleetwood Mac, so thanks for that too. We must be some kind of kindred spirits :) What a great way to start off the weekend - Have a wonderful one!

    1. I love barns too. So happy my neighbors across the street invested in rehabbing the barn in the photo. I'm sure it was a pretty penny, but I think it's such an important part of preserving our heritage. So many are near collapse.

  2. Love the print & of course, love Fleetwood Mac. Seriously. Thanks for the giveaway!


    1. I'm sure this comment is 'too old' for you Angela, but I think I wore the groves out on my Rumours lp. Fantastic, classic album.

  3. I already follow you, but I visited your shop and like the pink cottage creamer! I have one similar, but it has different design on it. I's love to win your giveawsay, since I love your photo!

  4. Sunsets always amaze me. The sun sets EVERY DAY! Yet I am always knocked over by some of the gorgeous ones I have seen. Yours is indeed beautiful. Thanks for sharing it.
    We too will be enjoying family this weekend while watching our favorite football team even the score! Go Pats, we believe!!


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