Thursday, November 1, 2012

Are Your Costumes Ready? It's Time to Get Our Party On!

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Halloween/All Saints & All Souls/Dias De Muerte Style!

It's the time of year for ghosts and goblins, trick or treat, and remembering the saints and the mere mortals who have passed.

Did you wear your costume? I mean, it is a costume party after all. This weekend at the neighbr's barn party Gman and I dressed as The Old Man and the Sea (I know, so literary)- he was the old fisherman and I was The Sea.  Then Sunday night I went down to my sister's to hand out candy. I dressed as a pajama party.  It's one time of the year when we can just let our imaginations run wild. More on all the Halloween hoopla tomorrow.

More importantly, it's time to party at Mercantile Muse!  These little 'link parties' are my way of supporting somethings I really believe in. Small business people, the handmade movement, vintage goods and bloggers. It's a place for independent shop owners, business people and bloggers to link up their stuff, show off a little bit and get to know each other and you.  It's a virtual helluva good time. So by all means, join in the fun.


1. day of the dead invites via lucky lady paper
2. ‘waiting to be picked’ via Rosemary Jordans
3. victorian dress via Edgar and Annabel
4. sugar skull necklace via mrd74
5. gold skull swizzle sticks via GnomeSweetGnome
6. haunted house poster via wallpost
7. white chocolate pumpkin bread via Simply Divine Desserts
8. ‘evening celebration’ via dahlia house studio
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.

*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, and 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.  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, 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 maillist. Corrsepondence 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 us get to know you better! Leave a comment that tells a little more about you, your shop or blog.  Need help to get started? 'Did you dress up for Halloween? What was your costume?'

One more thing before we rock on.  Would you like to see these Gotta Have It/Gotta Blog It link up parties every Thursday or do they work for you on an every other week basis? You input means a lot.

Let's party!





Thanks for being here.

Have a fantastic Thursday and I'll see you on the flip side,


21 comments:

  1. Really cool features this week. I've been busy with no time to post but am loving your Halloween inspiration. Thanks for all you do to support handmade artists!

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    1. i had FUN looking for finds to include in today's post. in love with the victorian dress...the color is amazing. i'm totally into the day of the dead stuff. wouldn't that be a great costume next year??? oh yea, the victorian dress with your face made up like dias de muertes. too cool. thanks for linking up sarah!

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  2. Great link up party but I can't seem to link up my shop... maybe I am doing something wrong.

    I will check back later to see if I can link up.

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    1. had a glitch at beginning.........all fixed now arlene. stop back and link up!

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  3. Hey, Pamela, glad to hear that you and your friends are doing well despite Sandy. We're praying for those who have lost their homes and loved ones.

    Lisa

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    1. so so lucky with sandy. gotta keep all of the people affected in our thoughts and prayers. cold weather on the way will just make things worse for them this weekend.

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  4. I hope everyone is keeping safe after Sandy. We were very lucky this time. I'll be back in a little bit to check out my lovely neighbors! :)

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    1. always great to see you and i'm glad you fared well too!

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  5. The skull necklace is so cool, and white chocolate pumpkin bread the thought of it has my mouth watering. Great link up party, lots of cool items featured.
    Valerie
    Everyday Inspired

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    1. oh man, i could seriously go for some of that bread valerie. i've had a wicked sweet tooth this week....might have something to do with halloween!

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  6. Party tiiiiiime! Halloween is my favorite kind of party, so I'm loving this theme extra hard.

    Glad to hear that all of my East Coast folks are doing well after the storm. Whew!

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    1. wow, thought I answered all of these from the last party.

      glad you enjoyed your halloween, i know how you love it!

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  7. Great party Pam !
    Mmmm....last time I wore a costume????.... oh, it was too long ago....

    Glad Sandy is gone...

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    1. LOL Sigal....a LONG time ago, eh? too funny

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  8. Here's a treasury:

    http://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTQ3OTkwOTZ8MjcyMzUxNTIzMA/shades-of-purple-at-mercantile-muse-link

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    1. you are the best lisa!!! as always, thanks ...even if i'm two weeks late!

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  9. I didn't dress up this year. It was a beautiful warm (for here anyway) night and there were lots of trick or treaters out. One of my favorite costumes that came to my door was a little boy in black sweat pants and a black sweatshirt with dryer lint and a sock stuck to him. I asked him what he was supposed to be and he said - Static Cling :D

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    1. Hey Marci....well, it was certainly 'warmer' here than last year. last year the poor kids had to trick or treat in snow boots becase of the freak storm we had. LOVE the static cling. too funny

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  10. No costume for me :( But I always love to reminisce about past years costumes when I see the little kiddies in theirs :)

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    1. Well, i love the kiddos too, but sinc the neighbors have been having an annual party, i've been getting into the spirit of things. but the kids crack me up.

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  11. That is beautiful invitation, i like the idea that is related to the theme.

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