Thursday, November 15, 2012

A Party To Give Thanks

Homemade Apple Pie in a Jar, All American Rustic Treasure, 2012 trend

A Heaping Helping of The Holidays

Honestly, where does the time go? I simply cannot believe that a week from today is Thanksgiving.  Even if Thanksgiving isn't a holiday in your country, it doesn't mean you can't take something away from this special day.  Take time next week. Cook a nice meal. Gather some people you love. Most importantly, give thanks for all you have.  I think it's a great way to start our holiday season here. The sentiment of thanks should be carried all through the season and into the new year. Shall we begin?

I am very grateful that you're here today, whether you're here to link up your shop/business or your blog, if you're a regular reader of Mercantile Muse, you just found your way here, or are simply browsing through the things people have left behind. It's all good. You all add so much to my day.

Today I'm hosting a link party on Mercantile Muse. It's my way of supporting other small independent handmade artists, crafters, vintage sellers and fellow bloggers.  There are a lot of great people who might be under the radar, but are creating and doing great things. I'd like to change that. The Gotta Have It/Gotta Blog It Link Party is is the place to discover wonderful things.  [If you're reading Mercantile Muse via email, click here to stop by the party.]

1. landscape photograph via moonlightphotography
2. autumn bunting via peony and thistle
3. appetizer tray via redemption art
4. linen napkins via laurelsusanstudio
5. silver plate spoon via red truck designs
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grace via LASERolio
7. wine rack via rchristopherdesigns
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apple pie in a jar via let them eat pie
Ready to Party?

Remember, even if you don't own an etsy shop or online business and you don't blog, you are still invited to this party. It's a fun place to window shop and see what you might have been missing until now.

******Please read these guidelines before linking up.******

*If you like Mercantile Muse enough to link up the party, please follow too. There are several ways in the sidebar including via email, Google Friend Connect, Network Blogs, and Bloglovin'. You'll also find me on Hellocotton.

*Don't link and run. You're linking up because you want new people to discover your shop? You'd love to make a sale, yes? Well, please follow some of the links others have left behind. People have made sales because of these parties, but in the end, it's all about supporting each other.

*Link once for your shop, once for you blog to save space for others. 

*You'll also find Bates Mercantile Co. here: facebook, pinterest, twitter, tumblr.  It's be great to connect with you as many ways as I can.

*I want these to be the best parties around, but I can't do it without your help. Will you help me by sharing a link to the party? Blog, tweet, facebook, pin, share on any etsy teams your on? If you blog and are so inclined to grab a button (from Mercantile Muse button page) and feature it on your blog, that would be wicked awesome.  Everyone is welcome here, so be sure to tell your friends.

*When you take part in the link up, you will go on the Mercantile Muse mail list. Correspondence will come from the address pbates at speakeasyinfo dot net.  I'll let you know when the next link up party is underway and about other happenings 'round these parts.

*BY ALL MEANS, let's get to know you better! Leave a comment that tells a little more about you, your shop or blog.  Need help to get started? 'What is your favorite thing about the start of the holiday season?'
and now, the party..............


Don't forget, Monday I'll be showcasing my picks I found through links left behind at the party, so be sure to be here.
I'm hoping you have a great Thursday in your corner of the world. Mine is cold, but bright and sunny and I stocked the fire so well last night it was still going this morning. This makes me very happy.  That baby is cranking.

If you missed yesterday's post, check out the rainbow pictures and the sunset.  Just scroll down or click here for an nice little break at your desk.

I'm in the midst of a mega pile of bookkeeping, you know....my favorite thing to do. Not really.  Don't let me fool you. However, I will be very glad to be organized and to have my desk clear when I'm done.  I'll also be taking some pictures today because I've got good light, planning some new products for Bates Mercantile Co. for the holidays and getting things listed. I'm also pulling together the next giveaway which will be a holiday giveaway, if you're interested in being a sponsor, drop me a line and let's see if we're a good fit for each other (there's an email button below my profile). Add to that some printing of prints, packaging, shipping and my Speakeasy stuff and it's a full day.
Ciao for now,


23 comments:

  1. In Portugal we don't have Thanksgiving but it's a holiday that I can relate to. I'm thankful for many things but mainly for my family and that we live in a peaceful and prosper part of the world.
    Have a happy holiday season!

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    1. Perhaps you should start a new tradition?! great things to be thankful for Mafalda.

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  2. I really want those apple pies. That's about as far as I've gotten, so I really should go check out the other links. :) I cannot believe it's almost Thanksgiving. Wasn't it just Halloween? Like, really??

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    1. LOL. yup. it WAS just Halloween. I only realized yesterday that next friday was black friday (thank goodness I got an ad in for one of my clients in on time! nearly missed it. I was thinking thanksgiving was the following week!)

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  3. I'm so thankful you have this link up...and remind me about it! ;) I've found so many awesome and amazing items through here! I hope you have a joyous Thanksgiving!!!

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    1. You gave me my chuckle of the day Katie!!! Wishing you the same. Thanks for being here.

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  4. Awesome link party! Thanks for hosting, Pamela! I'm excited to discover some new shops. :)

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    1. well, you know what they say Mary....the people make the party. So glad you came!

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  5. OH my gosh, that bird bunting. I'm going to shower it with Etsy hearts, I love it so much.

    Thanks for hosting the party! :-)

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    1. it's been in my favorites forEVER Paige. glad to see i'm not the only one.

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  6. Pam, the party gets bigger and better all the time! I love the quilted table runner! Have been busy favoriting (is that a real word now?) And I love that Etsy now has gift cards!!!
    Thanks again!

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    1. so much to love....i love monday's picks, but it's HARD to choose. plus, i go a-wandering and find even more stuff in the shops and blogs. not an easy job.

      have you signed on to etsy gift cards? i'm leery of direct checkout....how's it working out so far?

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  7. LOVE that wine rack! My husband and I have a similar one but much larger and has openings on both sides. Beautiful items from RchristopherDesigns. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. lucky you. is it a full rack, or empty? ;)

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  8. Thanks again Pam! Tweeted it out! :)

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    1. thanks a bunch shirley! so glad you're here.

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  9. Great party! There are some fantastic items here today!

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    1. i'm telling you girl, i can't wait to follow the links. they bring me to the most wonderful places!

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  10. Thank you for including my vintage spoon with these lovely finds. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  11. Thank you for featuring my monkey pod serving tray..I love it how our Hawaiian accents blend right into any cultural setting! Happy holidays to you and yours! I also shared on my facebook page! Aloha, Connie

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  12. Thanks for the party! And a happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

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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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