Thursday, August 9, 2012

You're Cordially Invited To The Party


The More The Merrier

Hey, come on in.  If you're new to Mercantile Muse, every two weeks there is a party of sorts 'round these parts. It's a virtual party where everyone share's a link to their shops and blogs. The best thing about it, is I get to change things up as I see fit, so from now on I'd like to include those of you would like to share something you made. It's Gotta Have It- Blog It- Make It and it's where the people in the know hang out. As you may have figured out there are guests who have online shops, guests who blog, guests who are crafty as all get out, and guests who simply enjoy a good party and getting to know new people.

So, step up to the bar for one of my favorite cocktails......



....or a glass of lemonade if that's not your style. Let's celebrate Summer!

There is some antipasta on the buffet, so please help yourself.



Don't forget to mingle. That's the best part by far.

Remember, what happens at the party, stays at the party!

Typography Art Print, If Walls Could Talk Print, Typography Humour Wall Art, Hip Typography Wall Art Print

I'm so glad you could make it.

Please read the Rules of the House, before linking:

*If you take part in the link up, you will go on a list of particpants and receive an e-mail from me (from the address pbates at speakeasyinfo dot net) when the next Gotta Have It-Blog It- Make It link up party is underway.
*If you like Mercantile Muse enough to link up at the party, shouldn't you follow? I'd love it if you did. There are several different ways to follow in the sidebar to you're right (email, google, bloglovin, networked).  
*You'll also find Bates Mercantile Co. here: facebook, pinterest, twitter. It'd be great to connect with you there as well.
*PLEASE Don't just link and run. Be kind and check out each other's links. Sure, this is all about celebrating your shop, your blog, and your craftiness, but it's also about paying it forward and making new connections. You won't believe the wonderful people you meet here on Mercantile Muse. Seriously. They rock. So please have a look around at other links. 
*Share a link to the party if you can. 'You two tell friends, and they tell two friends, and so on and so on'. It benefits us all--- blog, tweet, facebook, share on your etsy team if you're on one, etc. If you blog and are so inclined to grab a button (from Mercantile Muse's button page- new one coming!) and feature it on your blog, that would be, as we say 'round these parts, wicked awesome.  I know we can make this the best one yet, with your help!
*If you have both a shop and a blog, you're welcome to link up twice- once for each. Link up is live and open to new links for a week.  
*Check back next Tuesday when I feature some things I've found through the link up. It could be you!
Party on (if you're reading by email click here it will bring you to the party)! 


By the way, a quick reminder or two. There is still time to enter the 'out of this world' August Giveaway. Personally, I wouldn't wait. You don't want to forget. I'm talking nearly $150 worth of handmade goods here people. No kidding.

Also, the Mercantile Muse Photo Challenge is in full swing and it's been awesome. If you want to join in, that would be fab. There are a few challenges left. Tomorrow is Day 7 of 12, and you need to have your submissions for 'food, glorious food' to me (there's a little email button just below my profile) by the end of the day so I can include you in tomorrow's post. 

That's it. Excuse me while I get a pink grapefruit Margarita. Hello heaven.

It's 5 O'Clock somewhere.

Ciao for now,


PS- I'm mulling over changing the link up party name from Gotta Have It-Blog It- Make It to The Good Karma Party since it's all about supporting each other, the handmade and blogging movements, and making positive connections. What do you think? Your feedback is always greatly appreciated.

26 comments:

  1. Cheers Pamela! The first picture is very beckoning! Its raining back home! Mr Sun is in hiding!

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    1. I snapped at that at one of our bookclub/champagne ladies nights. hhhhmmmm, time to schedule one of those! bummer about the rain, think we may get showers later but we need it. the well is a down and we could use a good dose...but that's the only reason it would be welcomed Reshma.

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  2. Pam, on my way and bringing this to share

    http://annies-eats.com/2011/08/25/corn-cakes-with-tomato-avocado-relish/

    It should go perfect with that pretty pink cocktail!

    cheers :)

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    1. stop taunting me.

      gonna hve to make that one.

      and def gonna make some of those margs this weekend. ah,summer.

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  3. That table of appetizers is making me hungry....

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    1. ah yes.....see what happens. don't drool on the keyboard.

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  4. Just found the party! Thanks for hosting it!

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    1. Hi Sarah.....so glad you swung over to the Muse. Take a look around and stay awhile!

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  5. Thanks for the invitation! I found you through the Paper Keeper and I'm glad I did. I am having trouble figuring out how to branch out and follow folks and interact with folks outside of WordPress, so this is very exciting! Thanks for hosting!

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    1. Hello there N.O.T., I know what you mean. Not always easy mixing blogger with worpress and then there is typepad too. So glad you found me via Bonnie, she's the best!

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  6. BTW - now you have inpired me to open at Etsy shop. How exciting and THANK YOU!!!

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    1. well that is just WONDERFUL. see what happens when you meet the people who hang out here? there is some serious talent and tons of great advice too. lots of etsy shop owners here and they're always more than willing to share what they know.

      so cool.............so glad bonnie sent you this way.

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  7. I haven't been to a party for quite some time! Woot! In honor of my fetish for everything homestyle this week, I shall bring along Chicken Sausage Rolls. Mmm... moorish! They'll be up on the blog tomorrow for Foodie Friday :)

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    1. well becc, where the heck ya been?

      ;)

      chic sausage rolls sound diVINE.

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  8. pam, thanks for hosting these great get-togethers. that ewok is way too cute!
    Debbi
    -yankeeburrowcreations

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    1. how on earth do people crochet these things? i'd have absolutely no idea!

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  9. Enjoyed stopping by! Thanks -Katie

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    1. hey katie, so glad to see you link up fave 9! thanks so much for featuing the lobster dip this week. what a hoot. keep up the good work.

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  10. Hi Pam!

    What a wonderful linky party!!! I will have to try to remember to link something up the next time!!! :) Hope you are enjoying the summer so far - it is going by so fast over here!!! The kids start school next week, can you believe that?!?!

    Anyway, take care!!! :)


    Hugs,
    Jessie

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    1. Hiya Jessie,thanks for popping by the party......it's still live. Link up your blog girl!

      Have a super summer weekend. Enjoy it while it lasts!

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  11. Glad I came late -- will have to pop in and out and visit these guys - gotta do errands this a.m. - Save me a margarita, please!!!

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    1. You're not late! this is just a LONG party :)

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  12. Thanks for doing this! I would love to meet up with other NH Etsians in real life in addition to online :) Keep up the good work!

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    1. Hi Marcia, so glad you found our little get together. It's so fun connecting with fellow granite staters.

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  13. Hi YA Pam!

    So good to see you and I am loving all this good looking food and drinks! to much fun!
    I just have to say I am loving your new look! your banner is amazing! really great to see.
    Cheers!
    Sandy@ Cottagy

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    1. Hey Sandy, hope all is well on your end. Are you packing yet?

      Thanks so much for the kind words about the banner. Still tweaking here and there. So glad you stopped by.

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You comments make my day. Thanks for taking the time to visit Mercantile Muse and for commenting. I really appreciate it. ~Pam

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