Monday, February 6, 2012

Things I Found & Heard At The Party

Prehnite Teardrop Earrings / Teardrop Prehnite in 14k Solid Gold Bezel Earrings

So Many Wonderful Things

Each Gotta Have It/Gotta Blog It Link Up Party brings so many nice people to Mercantile Muse. It also proves that there is a neverending wealth of talent, taste and tales among the party goers.

Oh the wonderful handmade things! Oh the vintage wares! Oh the fun at guest's blogs.  So much to discover and share.

Here's my picks from our current Gotta Have It/Gotta Blog It Link Up Party which is still underway.

Who knew we had stars among us? OK, not quite, but we have people with the same taste as stars. Doesn't that count?

A lovely gold edged serving Fire King serving dish from Belle Masion Et Moi.

White and Gold Hollywood Regency Inspired Fire King tray

The funny thing is, I had to let Alicia know that I'd seen this lovely dish somewhere else- on Inventori, Tori Spelling's store!

The difference, Inventori's dish was over $40 and bellemaisonsetmoi's is a mere $12.50. Talk about a steal of a deal!

I'd never heard of prehnite before, until I found these lovely pale earrings in SigalFJewelry's shop.

Prehnite Teardrop Earrings / Teardrop Prehnite in 14k Solid Gold Bezel Earrings

Prehnite is part of the largest and most important class of rock-forming minerals. It is also said to have the following qualities:

*Very relaxing. Increases reliability, honesty and integrity.
*Allows visions during meditation, strengthens predictive power.
*Provides high spiritual protection.
*Good for treatments of kidney, bladder and anemia.

Who knew? All I know is its soft, dreamy, cloudy pale color is absolutely beautiful.
The opposite of pale and dreamy is this bright, bold, striking sapphire blue pendant from Mt. Baldy Glassworks.

Fused Dichroic Glass  Sapphire Blue Turquoise Necklace  Pendant Statement Jewelry 255

The embodiment of a deep, dark, starry night.

I just love that Sharon's blog 'Diary of a Craft Room Transformation' grew out of a mission to organize her craftroom.

Diary of a Craft Room Transformation

Three year's later and Sharon's still blogging!

Still need a Valentine's Day gift for your guy?  Check out this creative photo display by DabbledDetails for the fisherman in your life. 

Fishing Pole Picture Frame - Metal Brown - 4 Frames

All I know is that I have plenty of pics that could go on this display, and that they're all from too long ago. It's probably at least 4 years since I cast a line, and that's just not right. It's hard to believe it's been that long. I used to be quite the bassmaster.  We even lived in a little cottage on the river when we first got married and I used to be able to cast a line right from our deck!

Lovin' these groovalicius placemats joeymiller. The fabric is the bomb!

Dining Place Mats, Table Place Mats, Gray and Pink Placemats, Set of 4

Love the flowers, the colors and that you can turn them over for a pop of orange.

Check out this sweet lavender sachet from Paula Parrish. She's nice enough to share a tutorial over on her blog Living A Blessed Life.

I think the chenille backside is the sweetest touch.

I could rock these uuber cute and retro-preppy vintage lecoq sportif running shoes from LaModeDeKika.

Vintage lecoq sportif running shoes Men 5.5/ Women 7

If only my foot was a little smaller.

Last, but not least, a big thank you to Lisa at WritingPlaces for always creating such wonderful treasuries to promote the link up party and the shops that take part. What a nice thing to do! Don't you think? You can see Lisa's awesome promotion treasuries for the link party here and here.

When Lisa isn't busy spreading the word about link party shops, she is busy creating things for WritingPlaces, like this charming favor box.


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More Fun

Did you see the new giveaway on Mercantile Muse? What? You missed it? Well, here's a link. It's easy to enter and remember, someone has to win and it might just be you!

Less fun was watching the SuperBowl last night. It was painful game in general and the Pats lost by three, making it even more painful. Life goes on. The sun is shining on this Monday despite the loss. I hope it is where you are too.

Ciao for now,


  1. Sorry I missed the party this week! I'll be sure to make it next week!


    1. No worries. It's every two weeks so that probably is why you kind of missed's actually still live if you want to add your link. A new one will start a week from Thursday!

  2. Wow Pam...What a lovely surprise...thanks a lot for featuring my prehnite earrings. In reality, the stone is much prettier and glamorous...
    It's a pleasure to join your party - and I'll be back, that's a promise...
    Thanks again and speak soon...

    1. I can't imagine it could be prettier........I think it's lovely. very dreamy with a soft glow. gorgeous earrings sigal. see you soon!

  3. Super yay! Thanks for the feature Pam ;o) Love your other picks too.

    1. well alicia, i HAD to tell that story. btw, i think some schmuck must have bit the hook on tori's. to think they could have had for less than half the price!

  4. How cute is that fishing rod display? Great for a lake cabin or a little boy's room.

    Love that bowl from bellemaisonetmoi, too.

    1. or in my brother's fishing/outdoorsman bathroom. however, i'm not sure my sil would go for it! it's pretty darn cute idea though.

      at 12.50 I can' believe that fire king dish isn't gone yet. esp with that lovely gold edge.

    2. I am really loving that fishing pole too and will scout out my in-laws' den next time we're down there to see if they have the perfect spot for it!

  5. Pam,

    Thank you so much for featuring my fishing pole picture frame! Actually, I love all of the things you've featured--thank you so much!


  6. Wow this is like eye candy coming here to see all the goodies! Thanks for featuring my blog and stopping by to visit and comment.

    1. The link up always brings lots of wonderful discoveries :) Thanks for linking up.

  7. Wow amazing items .. that white dish is gorgeous. And how creative for the fisherman in our life ..xo Blessings HHL

    1. Celia, just throwing it out there..........that dish would look divine serving little tea cakes!

  8. So beautiful, just a great assortment of pieces! Bummed that I missed out... maybe the next one. :)

    Have a great week,

    PS I may have missed the party, but I do have a coupon code I would love to share with you... 50% off your entire purchase of handmade pieces in my Etsy shop! Coupon Code: SAVE50

    1. Lisa, there are still two days to link up before the current link party closes! Wow, NICE coupon code- thanks for sharing.

  9. The fishing rod photo display is so cool!

    I'm jealous that you were able to fish right outside your door. A cabin in the woods by a river sounds like exactly the place I want to be right now :)

    1. K, we both used to do lots of fishing. And yes, being able to fish right from our deck was too much fun. It was a great little place.

  10. I am madly in love with those earrings! BTW - I tagged you in a blog game post today. You TOTALLY don't have to play. I usually don't, but my computer malfunctioned and gave me a free day.


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